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Addons Hack Day

What was the event all about

Brazilian development communities are very organized with constant meetups and chatty online groups focused on specifics points of interest, regions or technologies. Most of these online groups are based on Telegram instant messaging app and basically people talk all day long. It was in one of such small talk conversations that one group member mentioned an Add-on he created, some other members expressed interest in knowing more about Add-ons because they wanted...

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Waves: an approach to facilitator training

So you are running meetups, workshops or teaching the Web, and you have been wondering what is the best way to train facilitators to help you in the long run. I will not claim that I know the best way but in this brief article I will show you a way that works well for me, I call it wave training.

In summary, this method works by training your facilitators in a series of sessions with an increasing number of attendees until all your facilitators are ready.

Suppose, you want to #TeachTheWeb...

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Rio Web Fest

Vista do Rio

What it is

Rio Web Fest is a full day of practical activities focused on digital skills and technological exploration.

Why it is important

There is a lack of events focused on new digital skills and exploring creativity in Rio. There are a lot of events for professional development and web technology but nothing that caters to this underrepresented group of new digital citizens. People who are just learning new digital skills have no way to network with each other and not many places to...

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Planning a Privacy Day for a Mozilla Club

In this post we'll share how we organized our Privacy Day here at Rio Mozilla Club, you can use, remix and adapt this to your own setting.

We have two types of activities going on during one of our club meetings.

  • Micro-activities: these are quite simple and only require a flip-chart, sharpie pens or similar and post-it notes. They usually take about 5 minutes to complete.
  • Activities: these are the same activities you find at the Web Literacy Basics curriculum. Most activities take...

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MozFest 2015: pathfinding, coffee and Web stuff

MozFest 2015 group photo

So it was that awesome part of the year again, the one time we all wait for, Mozilla Festival time! This was my second time being a part of this amazing event (you can read more about my first encounter with it here) and this time I was a pathfinder there.

There were 1700 attendees at the event and I have the firm belief that if you pick a group of 20 random people there and asked them what is the Mozilla Festival you'd receive 20 different answers. There will be a common theme to the answ...

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