Last February, we hosted our first Working Open Workshop (WOW) in Berlin to train project leads to prepare for a strong open project launch on our Projects page and the 2016 Global Sprint. After some tremendous feedback from participants of that event, I’m pleased to announce that we will be hosting another WOW on March 10-11, this time in Montréal, Québec.
For those unfamiliar with WOWs, we cover the essentials of Working Open, organizing open events, bringing on contributors, and growing an active community around an open project. This year we will be holding a half-day Friendly Introduction to GitHub on the first day to allow folks more time to get comfortable with the capabilities of this online collaboration platform. As always, our approach is hands-on, and project-based: we’ll set aside plenty of time for participants to do real, meaningful work on their projects.
TEASER: Also new to this WOW, we will be announcing a new funding opportunity. We’ll announce it here and on Twitter when it happens, so stay tuned!
You can follow the #mozwow Twitter feed to stay up to date on the happenings. If you will be in Montréal or nearby and would like to check out (or help out with) the kickoff community event, or would like to participate in a future WOW let us know! Contact mozillascience [at] mozilla [dot] org.