[CBT] Alex Wafula starting as Community Building intern

Madalina Ana mana at mozilla.com
Tue Jun 11 03:09:02 PDT 2013


Welcome Alex, so happy for you!

Madalina

On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 8:12 AM, Laura Hilliger <laura at mozillafoundation.org
> wrote:

> W00T! Welcome Alex! Very excited to see this toolkit take shape.
>
> For this project there may well be differences in strategies and best
> practices depending on the community. Instead of one gigantic generalized
> resource that is hard to use and too information heavy, we should make
> modular resources that snap together in endless form, so people can make
> their own, customized kits.
>
> We do this by making the toolkit hackable. We've been seeing some
> inspiring and awesome stuff coming out of the Webmaker Mentor team's most
> recent engagement effort (#teachtheweb is going really well:
> http://webmaker.org/teach).
>
> We put out prototypey, hackable, remixable pages and kits (built with
> thimble or popcorn), and have gotten so many interesting contributions,
> that we've started doing this for everything. They are prettier and easier
> than wikis, promote web literacy, customizable and easy to share. Plus with
> June 15ths launch of the new webmaker.org, we have new kick ass features
> to play with, including saving, versioning, etc.
>
> Anyway - I'm happy to help. Can follow up off list if you want :-)
>
> Yay!
>
> --Laura
>
> Laura Hilliger coming to you live from a mobile device
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> On Jun 10, 2013 10:45 PM, "Alex Wafula" <xelawafs at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! The next three months are going to
>> be awesome; I'm really looking forward to see how we can improve our
>> engagement with new contributors. And as David mentioned, don't hesitate to
>> write with any ideas you have on how this toolkit should look like.
>>
>> Alex
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 1:13 PM, Brian King <bking at mozilla.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Looking forward to working more with you Alex.
>>>
>>> - Brian
>>>
>>>
>>> On 10. 06. 13 20:00, David Boswell wrote:
>>>
>>>> I'm excited to say that today is Alex Wafula's first day as a Mozilla
>>>> intern.  He is going to be working on a toolkit to help communities bring
>>>> in new contributors.
>>>>
>>>> Alex has been involved with Mozilla for several years and is the
>>>> Mozilla Kenya community lead and is also actively involved in Mozilla Reps
>>>> as a Council member and mentor.
>>>>
>>>> His project will involve taking best practices, tips and advice from
>>>> community builders across the project and then packaging that up into a
>>>> resource for everyone.
>>>>
>>>> For instance, Mozilla Hispano has been doing some interesting work
>>>> rethinking how to connect with potential volunteers and that could be a
>>>> useful case study to share with others.
>>>>
>>>> If you'd like to say hi to Alex or talk with him about the toolkit, he
>>>> is on this list so feel free to write back.  You can also find him on IRC
>>>> as xelawafs.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> David
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