List of Participating Projects


Kelly Clancy (@kellybclancy) & Raquel Martins

The female (cis/female-identifying/gender non-conforming) population is grossly underrepresented among the upper echelons of academia. This platform will be a space to share their experiences and build safer, more inclusive campuses for academics and students alike. We envision users will use this platform to share workplace reviews across categories ranging from compensation to parenting support to mentorship. We hope to help users to develop robust mentoring and support networks, and empower them with the information they need to break through the glass ceiling.

Aerogami: learning how things fly with paper planes and internet

Kshitiz Khanal (@kshitizkhanal7)

This project is an open educational practice. It aims to teach participants how things fly using simple English words, the most basic of understandings about how things work, and playing in real world (by making paper planes) and virtual world (an interactive graphical web application).


Kade Morton (@KadeMorton)

A distributed database, run like a peer to peer client, for people to publish scientific articles to and share and find articles, forming an open source and open access scientific journal.

Altruism in Tech

Ipsha Bhidonia (@ipsha21)

The project is designed to help and guide people in tech who have lost their way, or find it difficult to start in the first place. The idea is to make the tech industry more inclusive and welcoming for a diverse set of people, by connecting them to a mentor, over internet for a call. The aim is to create a portal where interested Mozilla employees can volunteer by making themselves available for a one-on-one meeting, with a newcomer seeking help in their area of expertise.


Nikesh Balami (@nikeshbalami)

An online portal from where citizens of Nepal can request information and data with Nepal Government by using Right to Information (RTI) Act.

Causal Dynamical Triangulations in C++

Adam Getchell (@acgetchell)

Causal Dynamical Triangulations is a candidate theory of quantum gravity in which the smooth geometry of spacetime is replaced by piece-wise flat simplicial geometries using tetrahedrons and their 4D analogues.


Marios Isaakidis (@misaakidis)

A key management tool and Public Key Infrastructure based on cross-referenced blockchains

Connect Chicago Innovation Grant Program

Denise Linn (@DKLinn)

Connect Chicago is a cross-sector civic leadership initiative to make Chicago the most digitally skilled, connected, and dynamic city in America. The soon to be launched Connect Chicago Innovation Program will spur new interventions to improve Internet access and digital skills in Chicago. Three values will be built into the Connect Chicago Innovation Grant Program: innovation, equity, and openness.

Drawing Board Africa

Nyambura Mutanyi (@cmutanyi)

Drawing Board is conceived as a resource that will hopefully lead to more nuanced conversations about education, an audience that is engaged in education policy, and pithy pieces that are cool and shareable.

We intend to enrich the stories we shall tell using text, data visualisation, and audio clips.

Facilitating teen-driven inquiry and working in the open (draft title)

David Bild (@dbild)

This project focuses on identifying tools, developing frameworks, and creating learning activities for teens to launch their own open inquiry projects. The project started at MozFest2016 ( but has its roots in the Hive Mapping Cooperative ( that facilitated teen-driven inquiry into urban ecosystems using tools for mobile data collection and visualization. The current project seeks to develop an Open Leadership Training Series for Teens.


Anubha Maneshwar (@anubhamane)

In India, the international non- profit brands such as women who code, django girls etc. are out of reach from the women of tier-two or tier-three cities. Their events not only demand organiser to have a strong background but also the process of establishing a new chapter is too long! Through ‘GirlScript’ , I want to make a whole new community of women in technology where they will be learning about various technologies specially in computer science, IT and security.

Git Push Freshman

Chris Otta (@ottagit)

A training program for Computer Science freshmen of Maseno University, that introduces them to basic code version control concepts using Git, enabling them to share and contribute to open source software projects on GitHub.

How to perform a reproducible fMRI analysis (training materials)

Camille Maumet (@cmaumet)

This project will create training materials targeted at neuroscience researchers to demonstrate how to run a functional MRI (fMRI) analysis in a reproducible manner. The course will provide:

  • Practical guidelines for data organisation, analysis (scripting, versioning) and online sharing of the scripts and data supporting experiment and results,
  • Examples of analyses with reusable code snippets.

We will build the material based on 3 of the most widely used fMRI tools: SPM, FSL & AFNI

Internet Safety Driving Licence

Lisa Wright (@lisahandsonline)

Open online course that will enable young people to stay safe & protect their online reputation on social media sites & on the Internet.

Course content to include:

  • best practice tips & templates
  • role play activities
  • thought provoking videos
  • recommended reading material
  • webinars from trainers
  • gameful learning
  • online mentoring
  • final test
  • certificate of achievement

5 modules:

  1. Cyberbullying
  2. Online Privacy & Security
  3. Social Media Use
  4. Online Reputation
  5. Webiquette


Peter Omondi Ochieng (@pomochieng)

Develop an application that is able to reports cases of Domestic violence and child abuse, to relevant authorities for women and children to be able to seek immediate medical attention and also protecting both parents from the same violence.

learning circles

Grif Peterson (@grifpeterson) & Nico Koenig (@p2pu)

Learning circles are facilitated study groups for adults who work through online courses together at public libraries on a weekly basis. The project seeks to expand equity in online learning and reinforce libraries as community learning hubs. After running a pilot with Chicago Public Library in 2015, we released an open source learning circle toolkit and are now starting projects at public libraries in Detroit, Charlotte, Kansas City, Paris, and Nairobi.

Liberate Science

Chris Hartgerink (@chartgerink)

With Liberate Science, I aim to contribute to freedom and innovation in the scholarly/scientific knowledge consumption realm (long term). In the short-term, I aim to actively open up literature that remains closed despite expired copyright (‘retrospective Open Access’) instead of just focusing on how people publish new works (‘prospective Open Acces’).

Localisation of Schools

Drashti (@drashti4)

Deliver series of videos about web literacy in local language to each schools so our volunteer do not need to visit each weekends and we can make sustainable progress with out using physical resources in low cost.

Localization Guide for the Mozilla Italian l10n team

Sara Todaro (@kitsunenosarat)

Collaborative writing of an exhaustive localization manual to be used as a reference by new volunteer translators of the Italian community.

Mobile Map IO

Andrew Nelson (@werdnanoslen)

A boilerplate mobile hybrid app for input/output with maps.

Mozilla Campus Clubs (North America Region)

Semirah Dolan (@semirahd)

Mozilla Clubs are a unique and personal way to teach the Web in local communities. They are made up of technologists, thinkers and builders working together to keep the Internet alive and accessible, so people worldwide can be informed contributors and creators of digital world.

Mozilla Clubs

Shreyas Narayanan Kutty (@dunebuggie)

I’ve taken up a new role as the volunteer community moderator for Mozilla Clubs Discourse[]. I would like to work on how we could encourage our larger community to work in the open. From curriculum development, to the day to day functioning of the club, it would be great to impart the skills of working in the open to the members. They could also take these skills back in their communities and day jobs.


Kumaresan.C.S (@cskumaresan)

This wiki link has all documentation process.

Open Derby

James Robinson (@jpwrobinson)

In Open Derby, a small group of graduates and post-docs collaborate to analyze open data with R, Git and R-markdown, and write a manuscript for submission to an open-access academic journal. The project promotes uptake of open science by teaching open science tools on-the-fly, providing a framework for other research groups to follow, and producing a fully-reproducible academic paper.

Open Funders

Leslie L. Cheung (@lesliePhD)

The goal is to consolidate and publish funder data online (private, public, charitable foundations etc.) in a centralized location. The information would include who, where, when, what, and how much they have previously funded in order for reliable searches to be conducted by others who seek information.

Priya Shah (@opengrid)

OpenGrid an open-source, interactive map platform that allows users to explore multiple data sources in an easy-to-use interface. Developed to support situational awareness, incident monitoring and responses, historical data retrieval, and real-time advanced analytics. Users can perform advanced queries to filter data, search within custom boundaries, or based on the users location.


Stuart Mumford (@Cadair)

SunPy is a core library for Python solar physics data analysis

TeachOSM for High School

Shawn Goulet (@shawnmgoulet)

Developing a scale-able OpenStreetMap (OSM) curriculum for high school teachers and students. [Article:]

The mexican women & web literacy observatory

Liza Durón (@elidron)

Create an accessible platform for women for better practices for economic empowerment, web education and creation of safe spaces for self-improvement.

The Open Teach-R Project

Marcos Vinícius Carneiro Vital (@marcosvital)

R is an amazing open source language, and I love teach it! Considering “the more, the merrier”, it would be awesome to get more people engaged in teaching R. Thus, I would like to build courseware aimed at people willing to learn, share and teach it. The idea is to create fun, easy-to-use and useful resources for both instructors and for “self-teaching study-group like” groups of people, to help and stimulate others to teach R based courses and share R experience and material with others.

the SAFE Network

Benjamin Kampmann (@gnunicorn) & Francis Brunelle

SAFE is an open-source, privacy-first peer-to-peer storage and communication network and platform to build and deploy apps.

Why not Open Science? Listening as a means to guide action.

Daniela Saderi (@Neurosarda) & Amie Fairs (@amiefairs)

We will develop a survey to explore the underlying reasons for failure to adopt open-science (OS) practices in academia. The survey will seek to: 1) Understand researchers’ knowledge of and engagement with OS practices; 2) Learn about obstacles that prevent them from engaging in OS practices; 3) Ask what would incentivize them to adopt OS practices. First we will test the survey in our home institutions, but our goal is to distribute the survey to other academic institutions across the globe.


Riccardo Iaconelli (@ruphy)

WikiToLearn is an open source project, which wants to provide free and collaborative textbooks with the help of the world of University and Academia. There are many ways to get involved: you can write code, you can organize events, you can write OER, you can help newcomers or do promotional work.

WOW Cohort Projects

Colper Science - Spile

Kambiz Chizari (@ilyasst)

We are developing a novel open access publishing system, free for the authors and the users, with the goal of accelerating the progress in science. This system provides an interactive platform for an open/collaborative peer reviewing in order to improve the quality and reproducibility of published data, and to facilitate scientific exchange between researchers. We believe Colper Science can advance the present publishing system towards a more efficient and open system.

DIY science network

Lucy Patterson (@lu_cyp)

Building a network of grassroots community-led, often volunteer-run citizen science/DIY science projects. The idea is to map and network our diverse communities, support each other through collaboration, sharing of tips, experience and information about funding opportunities, to help build a bridge towards funding organisations and policy-makers, and to support constructive collaboration with different partners.

Echoburst (placeholder name)

Tyler Kolody (@TyJK)

A browser extension that utilizes sentiment analysis to find and highlight constructive comments on various social media platforms that oppose the users worldview, in order to encourage them to break out of the echo chambers the internet has allowed us to construct. Though the mechanism hasn’t been established yet, we would also like to add an element of gamification to encourage people to overcome the natural tendency to not properly consider even well crafted positions that they disagree with.

EEG 101

Dano Morrison (@jdpigeon)

An interactive tutorial teaching EEG basics with the Muse headband (Android app)

Embryo Developmental Atlas

Paul Villoutreix (@paulvill)

Develop an interactive web based interface for the visualization of multimodal and multichannel data-driven visualizations of early embryogenesis in model embryogenesis. We rely on a data fusion algorithm that we have developed to generate integrative representations from heterogeneous datasets.

GIBBON: The Geometry and Image-Based Bioengineering add-On

Kevin Mattheus Moerman (@Kevin-Mattheus-Moerman)

GIBBON ( is an open-source toolbox and includes image segmentation, computer aided design, surface and solid meshing tools, and is interfaced with free open source software such as TetGen, for robust tetrahedral meshing, and FEBio for finite element analysis. The combination provides a highly flexible image-based modeling environment and enables advanced computational modeling and computational design.


Sydney Swaine-Simon (@syswsi)

The core mission of NeuroTechEDU is to provide key resources and learning opportunities that are accessible to everyone. We believe that neurotechnology is key to better understanding and to improving who we are, and that everyone should be able to participate


Lukas Geiger (@lgeiger)

nteract is an ecosystem of open-source, desktop-based, interactive computing tools. The nteract notebook (, allows individuals to create documents that contain executable code, rich text, and images to convey a computational narrative compatible. Furthermore the nteract community develops Hydrogen (, an open source package for the Atom text editor that allows users to run code with an interactive REPL session with your language of choice.

Open the North

Monica Granados (@Monsauce)

If you unfold a map of the Province of Ontario and follow the highway northbound you would find that it abruptly ends. Yet, beyond that road lie thousands of people disconnected from scientific resources in the south. Open the North aims to connect indigenous communities in the Far North with scientific data relevant to the interests of their community, provide a portal for these communities to participate in open science and a medium to share traditional knowledge and local scientific data.

Reproducible Research in Ocean Biosciences and Open-science Training

Hao Ye (@ha0ye)

This seminar course is aimed at graduate students who have completed introductory classes in statistics and programming and are thinking about data analyses for their thesis projects. The goal is for students to develop technical skills (e.g. literate programming, version control), while also reproducing statistical analyses from the literature to gain first-hand experience with the data analysis workflow for scientific research.


Julian Pistorius (@julianpistorius)

The Research Bazaar is a worldwide festival promoting the digital literacy emerging at the center of modern research.

Includes weekly events - Hacky Hour, PhTea, Shut Up & Write, Software Carpentry-style workshops, and community building.

We are the second ResBaz chapter in the USA.

Semantic Modeling of Researcher Networks: Applying Linked Open Data for Discovery

Jason A. Clark (@jasonclark)

I have built prototype software that allows one to visualize research and networks of expertise based on researcher interests and research collaborations. I have secured a partnership with the Montana State University (MSU) - Center For Biofilm Engineering (CBE) to describe Bioscience data for the next stage of the project. This work applies a novel methodology for describing researcher’s networks and areas of expertise through the application of linked open data (LOD).

The Method: a podcast

April Clyburne-Sherin (@aprilcs)

A peer-reviewed, open source podcast about the state of science

The Open Neuroimaging Masters

Grant R. Vousden-Dishington (@GrantRVD)

Inspired by The Open Data Science Masters project ( by Clare Corthell, the goal is to assemble a syllabus of predominantly digital resources available to anyone who wants to learn how to do neuroimaging. To succeed, the project will need to create a webpage with enough links to free and low-cost materials in neuroscience and data-analysis to enable everyone with an undergraduate degree, regardless of field, to make progress toward understanding principles of neuroimaging.

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