There are three cohorts going through the online version of Mozilla Open Leaders.

Cohortzilla (aka Cohort A)

'LogOut' Cyber-Awareness-Campaign

We are planning for pan India campaign where we will reach out to maximum fellow Indians, our aim is to aware them about cyber security, what is privacy, cyber war, encryption, cyber-crime, how to prevent cyber-crime and cyber law. To reach the target of minimum 50,000 people we need army of awesome people who can spare some time to teach people and educate them about cyber security but we cannot reach everywhere so we need local support from local resident from every cities of India.

Viral Parmar
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

I am Cyber Security researcher by profession and open source enthusiast, working in a field of information security from last two years with the expertise in Cyber Crime Investigation, Public Key Infrastructure, Web App Penetration Testing, Digital Forensics and Mobile Security. I started my contribution in Mozilla last year with the privacy events to aware people about privacy and security and till now i gave more than 50 session and aware more than 15,000 people. Recently we started an initiative called Logout where our planning is to aware more than 50,000 people in india about rights to privacy, cyber security, net neutrality, surveillance , issues with bio-metric scan(aadhar card) and cyber disorder.
Cohort A


Baraza is a platform built to facilitate traditional conflict resolution by digitizing the whole process of traditional elders and local figures of authority sitting down with residents to solve issues. The project is presented as a native android application.

Walter Obadha

Tech enthusiast with an interest in challenging society norms, and leveraging on technology to solve life's everyday challenges. Actively developing for native Android. Located in Kenya, not in any one particular city though, for now. :)
Cohort A

Brain Networks in Python

The Brain Networks in Python project seeks to provide open source, documented, tested and modular code to investigate the brain as a network. These analyses are reproducible, transparent and accessible to new and expert brain imaging researchers and network neuroscientists. Openly developed, this project will welcome users and contributors from all disciplines.

Isla Staden

Working on Brain Networks In Python at the Alan Turing Institute in London. Topology enthusiast and supporter of open and reproducible science.
Cohort A

Brainwaves To The Browser

Pipeline the brand new open sourced OpenBCI Wifi Shield to the browser to build a powerful cross-platform web based framework for people to build web applications that analyze or visualize their brainwaves/bio-sensor signals.

Andrew Keller

I love programming. I'm more likely than not addicted to writing code. I engineer electrical hardware, architect firmware, build drivers, and write GUI/training software for the worlds leading open source brain computer interfaces. I'm obsessed with quality.
Cohort A

Camoco - the co-analysis of molecular components

Camoco is a open source python tool that uses techniques developed from social networks to help biological researchers understand what genes do.

Rob Schaefer
St Paul, MN

I am a computational biologist working in agricultural research. Previously worked on nutritional quality in corn and currently studying metabolic disease in the horse. When I'm not in front of a computer screen, I'm on a yoga mat. Currently live in St Paul, Minnesota!
Cohort A

Code Is Science

My project aims to increase awareness of the importance of open source code in science - like all science, code too should be subject to peer review. I would like to conduct research into *why* code isn't treated as peer-reviewable science, and curate relevant resources from related open science/open source efforts. This would probably come in the form of interactive workshops and an online survey, with all results shared openly on the project website & hopefully published in scientific journals

Yo Yehudi

Software Engineer at InterMine in the University of Cambridge. Loves Open Source, quiet working spaces, sci fi, bicycles, and veggies.
Cohort A

Creating a Video Game Making Community

This project is inspired by and aims to work with Mozilla Clubs to create a community making video games together. We’ll make browser games and make getting involved in the club fun and open. The twin goal is to learn about internet health, the open web and open education. The project will run a game making club in Manchester, UK and create and adapt existing Mozilla Learning resources. Creating a user friendly interface to these resources is the final output of the project.

Mick Chesterman
Manchester UK

I work in Manchester, UK and the Man Met Uni and bring as many open practices as I can to the programme. I also work on which has been a great experience. I love Free Software especially for media activism and games.
Cohort A

CS4All Blueprint

Computer Science for All (CS4All) is a 10-year initiative to expand computer science education to all NYC students. The CS4All Blueprint is a web resource that includes open education resources and content to support to implementation of CS4All. The Blueprint was developed with input from hundreds of stakeholders, and elevated educators voices through ongoing co-design of content. As we launch the Blueprint beta, we're seeking to learn from the open source community.

Kara Chesal

Kara is a Senior Director on the Computer Science Education team at the NYC Department of Education. Kara joined CS4All in January 2016 to lead work with teacher training providers, universities, industry, and the wider CS education community, and to support the ambitious goal of bringing CS education to all NYC students by 2025. Prior to joining CS4All Kara served as the Director of Innovate NYC Schools, where she spent five years leading technology pilots with early-stage companies, researchers, and educators. Kara holds a master’s degree in Economics and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and a dual bachelor’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Economics and Science, Technology, & Society Studies.
Cohort A

Aankit Patel

I am the senior director of academics on the CS4All team at the New York City Department of Education. I got involved with CS education in public schools as an intern in a classroom in the South Bronx while pursuing his Masters at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). I leverage my diverse background in data analytics, social entrepreneurship, and creative coding to show teachers the power of computing. In my free time, I bake sourdough, read everything I can, and sail with a club in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Cohort A

Data playground

Development of a data playground for students to explore how data can be combined for analytics & data mining, how it relates to them and data for their own work

Samantha Ahern
Live: Huntingdon, Work: London

I am a member of the Digital Education team at University College London, I work in London but live in Cambridgeshire. I escaping the city at the end of the day. I've spent the last year exploring learning analytics and ethical considerations, this is an extension of that. Expertise - education / pedagogy, information security and an understanding of machine learning basics.
Cohort A

Digital Infrastructure for Open Science Hardware

Open Science Hardware is a new field in Open Science and integral part of Open Innovation. Education and experimental sciences are inherently dependent on instrumentation which becomes increasingly digital and shareable. Yet, open hardware faces many challenges around documentation, sharing and replication that are different from open source software! DocuBricks and the Journal of Open Hardware are open, digital (scientific) infrastructure projects aiming to close the gap!

Tobias Wenzel "Tobey"
Cambridge (UK)

I am a scientist, bioengineer and Open Hardware advocate at the University of Cambridge with roots in Germany and Chile. I integrate living organisms into technological solutions and study the engineering principles evolved in nature. With infrastructure for open scientific instrumentation, I aim to make science and education more reproducible, fair and affordable!
Cohort A

Digital Rise - 3 stage digital literacy model

Digital Rise is based on my idea of using digital literacy as a foundation platform to self-empower common man by developing their skills to be self-learnable and self-sustainable. The three stage model is developed to address the following internet issues - Digital Inclusion, Web Literacy and Privacy and Security. The three stages include, Basics of Digital Devices, Basics of Internet and Basics of Programming.

Gauthamraj Elango
Erode, India

I am an aspiring social change maker and a digital literacy activist from a tier-3 town in state of Tamilnadu, India. I run a social enterprise F-infotech with the goal of empowering common man by helping them develop skills to be self-learnable and self-sustainable with digital literacy as foundation platform. I love to work in open and involved in community and open source projects for more than 5 years now. At present, I run a campaign to give digital skills for rural students with our own 3-stage digital literacy model.
Cohort A

Fashion Hacktivism for a ‘Responsive Design Practice'

By applying a lean method within the methodology of Fashion Hacktivism, an example can be set through Fashion for an empowering and sustainable disruptive design practice which can facilitate change, not just in emerging countries.

Juliane Kahl

Facilitator, Educator, Researcher interested in the Future of Fashion with a focus on Sustainability and Equality within the global Fashion Industry.
Cohort A
@Juliane Kahl

HBASet: Polygenic expression maps of the brain

The HBASet project will develop an online, web browser based portal for creating molecular maps of where and when gene sets are expressed in the mouse, monkey and human brains. The tool will take a gene set as input and output interactive visualizations and statistical tests showing the enrichment of expression at a specific developmental time point, brain region, cell type and species. The tool will simplify the examination of expression patterns of a set of genes (polygenic) in the brain.

Derek Howard

I have broad interests in cellular/molecular neuroscience and mental health. I am interested in the novel use and integration of open data in systems design.
Cohort A

How does research treat underrepresented minorities?

Most of the existing studies in medicine or psychology are governed by a divide between researchers and participants. Very often, research is focused on underrepresented minority groups, but without explicitly taking their needs and feedback into account. In this project, we plan to collectively design a questionnaire that will be addressed to vulnerable populations and will assess how these populations perceive research done on them.

Athina Tzovara

I am a neuroscientist, using modeling techniques to study human perception and cognition. I am interested in brains, statistics and ways to advance the inclusion of underrepresented minorities in research and education.
Cohort A

Learn it,Make it,Map it with OSM (open street mapping)

OSM is short hand for Open street mapping , an open source community project aiming to map areas and make it available for rest of world. In this project we are going to map our respective regions using some map editing tools such as JOSM etc.

Chandan Baba

Computer Grad, Developer at Lionbridge, Avid Lover of jQuery , Comics and Open Source. Proud Mozillian and Social media buddy for Mozilla India.
Cohort A

Location-Centric Decentralized Instant Messaging Platform

A web based platform for instantly broadcasting messages publicly. Anyone within a 1 km surrounding ( distance can be varied internally ) can instantly connect to the local network and start chatting anonymously.

Karthickeyan N

A Full stack web Developer at Freshworks Inc. from Chennai, India with an interest in building amazing Web applications using open source technologies.
Cohort A

Mapping, Visualizing, & Documenting Traffic Accidents

My home town Addis Ababa has one of the highest numbers of traffic accidents in the world. No one has made an effort yet to map these accidents and show which areas are the worst affected. Also, there is a lack of thorough and user-friendly data analysis on these accidents. If there is one, it is mostly hidden in dissertation papers that 50 pages long.

Berhan Taye
Toronto/Addis Ababa

Member of the Technology for Social Justice Field Scan (T4SJ) research team. Working at the intersection of tech, social justice, open data, and gender.
Cohort A

Mental Hues

I want to create an open source web application that addresses stigma associated with mental illness. Mental health issues can be viewed on a spectrum. With this in mind, I want users of Mental Hues to be able to create a Hue, or topic, related to mental health. When a Hue has been created, users can write a story related to the Hue to share their experiences. I believe the best way to diminish stigma is to personalize the issues and allow people to relate to them.

Erin Cole
San Diego, CA

Erin studies computer science at UC San Diego. Her current areas of focus are data science and cyber security.
Cohort A

Open graduation classes

Since last year I've started working with open practices with my web design students. We are planning this year to bring our classes to Github and the students can share improvements on the materials, examples and the classes contents after we end each class (they will learn about Git, how to contribute with open source, versioning and stuff like that during that process).

Felipe Do Espirito Santo
Jaboticabal - São Paulo -Brazil

Felipe is a Professor at FATEC in Taquaritinga and São Luís University in Jaboticabal (two small towns of São Paulo state in Brazil), graduated in Data Processing and have graduate studies in IT Governance and Management. Since 2006 works with web development, and 3 years ago started volunteering at Mozilla involved in Mozilla Clubs, Mozilla Campus Clubs (CAC member, and Regional Coordinator), Tech Speakers, Mozilla Reps, and local community engagement/development.
Cohort A

Planet Friendly Web Guide

The Planet Friendly Web Guide is an freely available resource that a) presents an easy way to think about the process of building and delivering digital products, and where they create an environmental impact, then b) shows where as a practitioner you can make changes to have a measurable improvement in environmental sustainability of the product, and c) highlights the impact of specific techniques you might already be using, and ones you can adopt in future.

Chris Adams
Berlin, but I visit London regularly for work

Chris is a environmentally focused product manager and UX consultant, with prior background in devops, and both front and backend development. He loves cycling around Berlin and London (yes, really), and sharpies.
Cohort A

Security Check-up

Security Check-up is a project which will help an individual to create a unique strong password for their each account which will be easy to remember. Also this will notify one asking to change their password every month or as per their duration choice.

Md Shahbaz Alam
Ranchi,Jharkhand INDIA

An open source enthusiast, a web developer, combining my passion and knowledge together into web. From India, spreading Mozilla's mission. Mozilla Rep, App-Dev mentor, LocalCoach , active member of Mozilla India community. Love to spread the knowledge. I follow one simple principle in my life. “Learn , Teach n be Innovative”.
Cohort A

Teach The Web, without the Web

The internet is a crucial part of everyday life, but most people still lack the skills and resources to access it. I want to introduce solutions for communities with low/no connectivity to learn basic web skills. We will share several offline activities through which we can teach and learn. Since this is a participatory workshop, participants can create their own unique activities as we progress. We'll discuss about their impact on community and importance of offline learning.

Vishal Chavan
Nashik, India

A Mozilla Rep from Nashik, India, I am also a Co-Founder of a Software start-up in the city. I have been with Mozilla since 2013 and have mostly contributed to spreading Web Literacy and awareness about Online Privacy in Colleges and Campuses.
Cohort A

Mayur Patil

I am a Mozilla Rep from Nashik city, India. I have been volunteering for Mozilla since 2013. Contributing in the fields of Community Building, Web Literacy, Online Privacy- Security, Campus Clubs etc.
Cohort A


Thalos is a secure and distribuited system for file storage in cloud. Thalos design makes it impossible for anyone who has physical or virtual access to the servers to decrypt files without the right key and neither to establish a connection between one file and its owner. Thalos relies on local elaborations to perform encryption. Furthermore, a smart and 'hierarchical' key management system makes it quick and simple to use for everyone who has an internet access.

Luca Maria Castiglione
Napoli, Italy

Master student (M.Sc.) in computer science and engineering at University of Naples Federico II. Just another open source addicted, his interests are mainly in privacy, security and machine learning. Loves swimming, traveling and watching movies as well.
Cohort A

Ura Design

Ura is an initiative I started over a year ago to help open source projects with design services, ranging from branding, UI, UX and Graphic Design. We focus on connecting open source projects with industry standard design practices. We have clients which pay for our services but an integral part of our processes is Patreon, which aims to fund us to be able to help open source projects with a lack of budget to request design services free of charge.

Elio Qoshi
Tirana, Albania

Elio Qoshi is founder Ura , an Open Source Design startup helping open source projects improve their visual design. He is a Mozilla Tech Speaker, Fedora Ambassador and Board Member at Open Labs Albania. He writes for SitePoint about topics he cares about, usually Free Open Source, Design & Community.
Cohort A

Voices of the Amazon

This project will help build a digital collective in the Amazon rainforest region with the contribution of participants at Mozilla Festival. This will be done by hands-on projects and conversation online w/ tribes. The proposers of this session already articulate universities, schools and indigenous populations also with the support of Caribbean internet groups working on community connectivity.

Renata Aquino Ribeiro

Researcher, interested in internet governance, diversity, indigenous and vulnerable population, gender issues. From Fortaleza, Ceara, Northeast Brazil, working also in Amazonian and Caribbean regions.
Cohort A

Web Literacy for Web Accessibility

I would like to develop a web literacy course aimed at teaching the basics and fundamentals of making web accessible i.e. teaching web accessibility to developers and front-end designers using open curriculum.

Moin Shaikh
Ahmedabad, INDIA.

I am eCommerce UX Analyst and an Opensource developer with combined industry experience of over 7 years in web design, development, and optimization. I analyse and improve web conversion by focusing on User Experience. I am also a co-organizer of Mozilla Gujarat - our local Mozilla developer community. I am also an avid Web Accessibility advocate. I read, write, and speak about all things Opensource, UX Design, and Tech Startups. I am a contributing author with
Cohort A

Open Succulent Project (aka Cohort B)

Bias Crawler Project

My session aims to empower and provide practical tools and critical thinking skills aimed at analyzing the (written) information we consume. I will present a set of NLP metrics that will hopefully allow people to identify bias patterns in the information they consume online. I will develop a web bot/add-on for Firefox to this end

Diana Meca

I currently live in Montreal, Canada and study electrical and software engineering at McGill University. I am interested in exploring methods for quantifying the language of bias, polarization and advertising.
Cohort B

Community event platform

A platform for optimizing some tasks related to event organization, like sending invitations, generate certificates of participation or manage attendees.

Mario García
Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico

Free Software Enthusiast. Speaker. Teacher. Member of the Mozilla community in Mexico. Co-founder of Hacking Diem ( Mentor at TechWo ( Rustacean. Python developer. Blogger
Cohort B

Data Sharing in Neuroscience

To find ways to integrate different data sharing approaches

Sara Mahallati

I'm a student in Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience at University of Toronto. I'm passionate about open and reproducible science.
Cohort B

Eyebeam Education

Working within our existing education programs, Digital Day Camp (DDC) and Playable Fashion, we want to develop a reusable template to launch open source curriculum resources for teachers. Going forward we will be applying this format to all educational programming developed at Eyebeam. We will be starting with some of the classes taught at DDC that deal with network infrastructure and privacy.

Lauren Gardner
New York City

Lauren is passionate about art, technology, education and creating spaces around all three. She is the Associate Director for Education at Eyebeam, a partner and co-organizer at the School For Poetic Computation and co-owner of the videogame art collective and DIY gallery Babycastles located in Manhattan.
Cohort B

HackathonGirls, Banjul

There are many girls in the Gambia who are victorious in Science fields through senior school and University, and many who frequently perform at the top of their classes, but many girls lose hope when it comes to actually preparing and interviewing for professional technology positions.

Juma Baldeh

Juma Baldeh is a Product Engineer at InSIST Global, a software development Company in the Gambia and has a BSc in Information Systems from the University of the Gambia. She is the founder of HackathonGirls Club, Banjul where she works to empower and encourage more females into the field of technology to break the stereotype most girls face in their communities. Juma is also the club captain of Mozilla club of HackathonGirls, Banjul, which she preceded and through this the club provides web literacy for young girls at the age of 8 – 18 yrs in the Gambia by tutoring them on basic IT Skills, programming etc and the regional coordinator for Mozilla club where she sees that she recruits more club captains in her community by mentoring and supporting them and as a Mozilla Rep. Her ambition is to see girls doing software engineering in her community and getting the tech jobs of their desires.
Cohort B

Influence TX

Influence TX is a mobile-first web app that allows users to track the influence of money on politics by juxtaposing Texas legislators' voting records with their campaign finance data.

Jess Sauer
Austin, TX

I'm a UX and content designer specializing in data verbalization and interested in creating open standards for accessible, ethical data presentation.
Cohort B

Amy M. Mosley

Recovering journalist living in Austin, Texas. Passionate about open records and government transparency. Writing, researching, organizing chaos.
Cohort B

Gilbert Slade

I'm a data scientist with a background in educational research and algorithms, but when I'm not doing that I'm riding my bike, reading anything that's lying around, or learning new synthesizer tricks.
Cohort B

Mozilla to School

Empower school-going students to focus on their respective areas of interest and start excelling in the field right from a young age so that they can build a better world in the future

Ruwaiz Razak
Calicut, Kerala, India

I'm Ruwaiz Razak, from Kerala, India. Former front end developer, Interested in User Experience and User Interface Designing, Graduated as a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science and Engineering. Currently working in Kerala Startup Mission as Technology Innovation Fellow. Interested in Community Development, and Collaboration.
Cohort B


In conversation with our session, we will have a projection wall installation of the scans of people at the event as well as online. Participants will be able to post their scans online on Instagram and Twitter via a hashtag, then converse about what it feels like to see many different kinds of people 3D scanned and exhibited digitally. This open way of exploring photogrammetry, will bring awareness to diversity and inclusion in emerging technologies and provide a platform for conversations.

Lequanne Collins-Bacchus

Lequanne Collins-Bacchus is the founder of PAERE, a digital media lab for social change. She loves exploring possibilities at the intersection of art and technology.
Cohort B

Nightly Night

Exemplify a simple but practical way in which an effective promotion of Nightly can be carried out on potential users and how this form of promotion could benefit more FLOSS projects. All this through demonstrating with a small game, how collaboration and good practices at the beginning of a project become positive results and fewer bugs for Firefox for final users.

Uriel Jurado
Mexico City

I believe that people can build wonderful things working together. I'm from Mexico and I love Rock Music and Pattern Recognition.
Cohort B

Luis A. Sanchez

Luis a.k.a lasr21 works at the nexus of community building, developers relations and events at Software Guru. He has been around Mozilla project more than he would like to admit in several projects and roles. You can find Luis organizing or attending to Hackathons.
Cohort B

Open Curriculum for Research Support Librarians

I’m a librarian leading a department supporting emerging research methods. Supporting content creation will be a big shift for our library, which has previously focused on content discovery. This requires training that provides an overview of best practices for research. I'd like to participate in the OL program to plan how to share the curriculum I am developing openly. I believe it will be most useful for the librarian community but may be of interest to other audiences.

Brianna Marshall
Riverside, California

Brianna Marshall works at the University of California, Riverside, as Director of Research Services in the UCR Library. Previously, she led the University of Wisconsin's research data management program. She is a passionate advocate for exploring and advancing new ways that libraries can support open research.
Cohort B

Open Data for Laws

Law out to be fair and we need better data out in the internet to make this possible. During this year, in Article 19 - Brazil, we are conducting an investigation of the data that is being collected on the topic of Violence Against Women, in particular for the topic of femicide, to improve their 2 years old femicide law . As an ultimate goal we want to empower people through the data that is out in the internet. With great data come great responsibility.

Paulina Bustos Arellano
São Paulo, Brazil

Paulina is a technologist that have worked on social issues in the last couple of years, mainly on Open Data for solving Social issues, civic tech and bringing more technologists into the public sphere.
Cohort B

Open Data/Open Minds

Open Data/Open Minds supports learners to convey stories of their local environment using science journaling, crafted visualization, and data investigation. Participants develop stories based on scientific data and then visualize and illuminate their findings. We use NEXMAP's free paper circuitry templates, Jie Qi’s open source Chibi Chip and Arduino.

Elisabeth Sylvan
Mountain View CA

Elisabeth Sylvan, Senior Research Scientist at the San Francisco-based nonprofit, NEXMAP, has a lifelong passion for sociotechnical systems that support creativity, shared knowledge and collaboration. Here current work Open Data/Open Minds supports young learners to develop data literacy through developing their own scientific investigations.
Cohort B

David Cole

I work at the intersection of creative learning, college and career readiness, literacy and technology. I'm leading We focus on the Hack Your Notebook series and the Open Data / Open Minds initative, two paper and electronics projects that focus on the rituals and routines of craft, inquiry and artistic practice can be combined with introductory electronics, fabrication techniques and open data to build multiple literacies and connect learners to their communities.
Cohort B


The Popper Experimentation Protocol ( is a convention for organizing experiments following a DevOps approach. The CLI tool allows researchers and students to quickly bootstrap open science projects that can be automatically re-executed and continuously validated.

Ivo Jimenez
Santa Cruz, CA

PhD candidate at the UCSC Systems Research Lab (SRL) and Center for Open Source Software Research (CROSS). Interested in all things data, science and reproducibility. Popper project leader (
Cohort B

Sina Hamedian
Santa Cruz

I'm an undergraduate researcher and student studying computer science at UC Santa Cruz. I've previously worked on SlugIOT, an open source platform for remote IoT data collection and code execution, as well as Librems, a smart learning management solution for higher education.
Cohort B

Pre and post event engagement

I would like to develop an open framework of ideas for engaging volunteers and communities both in advance of and after events end. Events don't have to start and end with the in-person collaboration. There is a lot we can do to build up the anticipation and plan in advance and keep the momentum flowing after the event ends. I will be doing this at the Wikimedia Foundaiton regardless but thought it was a good match for this program.

Rachel Farrand
Bishop, CA

Hi! I am the Events Program Manager at the Wikimedia Foundation where I manage the organization of hackathons and other events for Developers. I live in Bishop, California, USA where I work remotely. In my free time I volunteer for three different Mountain Rescue Association affiliated Search and Rescue teams, mountain climb, mountain bike and backcountry ski. I am looking forward to working with everyone participating in Mozilla Open Leaders.
Cohort B

Privacy Board Game

Explore and analyze everyday situations on the Internet and learn how to navigate safely using good online security and privacy practices. This game is proudly part of Offline Games Challenge from Mozilla Foundation.

Geraldo Barros
Campinas, Brazil

I'm a front-end developer/ instructor, learning design by hobby and a Mozilla community contribuitor highly engaged in community health, open design and web literacy programs. I love to explore and teach emerging technologies or anything else that can contribute to a healthy Internet. Area of Expertise: Web developer, Web literacy, Emerging technologies, Diversity and Inclusion
Cohort B


Squadbox is a tool to help people experiencing online harassment via email by enlisting the help of a “squad” of friends, coworkers, or otherwise recruited moderators to review messages before they reach the intended recipient. It functions like a moderated mailing list where there is only one member, and is built on top of the code for Murmur, a mailing list project of ours. The code is available here: Our website can be found here:

Kaitlin Mahar
New York City / Cambridge, MA

I just finished a master's in CS at MIT, where I studied technical solutions to online harassment. Now living in NYC working as a software engineer at MongoDB.
Cohort B

What’s the Opposite of a Troll?

What’s the Opposite of a Troll? is a collaborative project to attempt to name, recognize and celebrate the behavior online that’s at the opposite end of the spectrum of how a troll behaves.

Meghan Lazier
Washington, DC USA

Meghan Lazier is a digital product designer who is interested in civic innovation and design for inclusion. She is a graduate of the Design for Social Innovation MFA program at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and was a Fulbright Scholar in Hong Kong. Her work has been featured in the New York Times and Fast Company.
Cohort B

Wikimedia Resource Center

The Wikimedia Resource Center is a portal designed to be a single point of entry for Wikimedians all over the world to access specific Wikimedia resources, including documented best practices, program support, toolkits, and financial resources. We are now at the second iteration. We started with only a directory of resources, filtered by categories. In this new version, we have added another layer to filter resources: user personas, and have enabled contributions from anyone.

María Cruz
San Francisco, California

I am from Buenos Aires, and I live in San Francisco. My area of expertise is communication for Learning and Evaluation, including storytelling + data. I currently work for the Wikimedia Foundation, focusing on creating learning resources, promoting community stories in different contexts, and training community members on two skills: storytelling and project management.
Cohort B

Rebel Foxes (aka Cohort C)


BrainBox is a Web co-editing platform that facilitates crowdsourcing neuroimaging data with real-time interactive annotation and segmentation. BrainBox currently provides access to >13k brain imaging datasets. Similar to Wikipedia or Google Docs, it facilitates the creation of distributed teams of researchers collaborating in the analysis of open data – promoting a community effort instead of competition.

Katja Heuer

Katja is an artist, philologist and neuroscientist. She studied Fine Arts, English and French Studies, and she is currently a PhD student in neuroscience working in Paris. Her work uses brain imaging, and she is developing various open Web applications, such as BrainBox ( and MicroDraw ( While focusing her research on brain development, she is also working on projects at the interface between art and neuroscience.
Cohort C

Roberto Toro

Roberto Toro is a researcher in computational neuroanatomy at the Institut Pasteur in Paris. He is interested in the evolution, development and diversity of the brain which he studies using mathematical modelling, magnetic resonance imaging and genomics. He is the developer of various open Web applications such as the Brain Catalogue ( and BrainBox (
Cohort C

Building Resources for WebExt 101 Development

This main aim of this project is to bring easy course material to get started with WebExtension Development through a series of small programming exercises.


Working as a software developer and writing code mainly using Java at Chennai. Have contributed as senior Firefox os app reviewer and initiated a regional community MozillaTN building our community slowly day by day. Contributing currently as Mozilla reps and mentoring students and organizing more hackathon around our region WebExtensions development
Cohort C

ChickTech School Clubs & Kits

AfterSchool Clubs & Kits will provide underrepresented & underexposed girls & teachers with national community support, resources, & network of partners to help girls excel in their path to tech. This will provide teachers and students with year-long curricula focused on hands-on, tech workshops for girls. After each workshop, the girls will walk away with tangible products to showcase around the school and a new understanding of what it means to be a tech creator.

Katie SanFilippo
Chicago, IL

Katie currently lives in Chicago, IL and is the West/Midwest Regional Director for ChickTech, a non-profit dedicated to retaining women in the technology workforce and increasing the number of women and girls pursuing technology-based careers. She loves traveling to meet and connect with new people from all different backgrounds and experiences. She is passionate about building community while utilizing her experience in nonprofit and youth development to empower others.
Cohort C

Coding foundation

This project is aimed to help pre-university gals/non-binary people considering a career in computer science/tech to acquire skills prior to them entering the university. Many girls do not enroll to computer science or similar undergraduate topics as they see this as a rather challenging enterprise and they often feel that they do not posses the basic skills to pursue such an effort.

Tania Sanchez (Allard)
Manchester UK

I am a Research Software Engineer at the University of Sheffield. I am particularly interested in community building, tech inclusion, and open and reproducible research. I love teaching and learning new stuff all the time
Cohort C

Cut, Copy & Paste: Analog open source collaboration workshops

I want to give people the experience of working towards a creative goal (eg. an illustration, or zine) in an open source way - building upon an existing commons, collaborating with unknown others, and forking to their heart's content. No computers are used - just a photocopier, and the willingness to collaborate. Follow this project's progress on Gitlab: This project started with a collage workshop in 2016 and is a companion to my ongoing Open Source Animation project:

Sam Muirhead

I'm an animator, documentary filmmaker, and long-time advocate of Open Source in fields beyond software - from sustainable open source hardware and Circular Economy, to parametric underwear and animation for activism. Based in Berlin.
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Empower 1000 Vulnerable women and girls

Our Organization building employment skills and capacity of young people.

miah FEROZ
Dhaka, Bangaldesh

Lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Done PhD research In Political Science at Vrijee Universitiet Brussels (VUB), Belgium, interest in Break the poverty cycle and make an equal society, Experts in Capacity Development.
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European CO2 market : an ETS scraper

Since the creation of the CO2 market, 10 years ago, the information about some 14.000 industrial installations in 31 countries is open stored on the web. But it is not reachable in open format (you have to click 3 times to get the information about one installation). The EU has an open data portal, but there, the information is delivered by sector, at a macro level. In order to have the granularity that would unable an analysis by enterprise, we need a scraper.

Ana Lutzky

Journalist living in Paris, digging into datajournalism field for more or less three years, covering corporate responsibility and governance for the French newswire AEF. Since July 2017, training to learn how to code. Amongst latest work : - calculated how many people live around 19 French nuclear plants for Fukushima aniversary - participated building an app comparing candidates programs for French presidential election - scraped the european CO2 market data
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GODI For All

More Ghanaians have access to mobile telephony than regular electricity or waste sanitation, yet less than 1 in 6 have a reliable internet connection according to a 2016 World Bank report. This project will create a mobile-friendly awareness toolkit to educate the public about the Ghana Open Data Initiative (GODI) and how the information can be harnessed and enhanced to support economic and ICT development. The objective is to increase government transparency and the use of public information.

Tianca Crocker
Norfolk, Virginia

Tianca Crocker is a doctoral candidate at the University of Texas at Austin's Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Her research interests include information and communication technology policies that enable digital equity for financial stability, economic opportunity, and social service modernization. Crocker most recently served as a NTEN|Google Fiber Digital Inclusion Fellow.
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Jaguza Livestock App

Powering Livestock and Agriculture Production to Strengthen Food Security in Uganda and World wide

Katamba Ronald
kampala Uganda

Am a researcher and practitioner working on the application of Information and Communication Technologies for sustainable development (ICT4D), ITU Telecom World Entrepreneurship Award 2015,Common Wealth Telecommunication Organization Youth Innovation Award Winner,Appfor Africa for my project Jaguza Livestock App and many more. Am also technologist and social entrepreneur, who has a passion of working with rural communities in technology and entrepreneurship. With a focus on agriculture, Health, Education and natural resources management in developing and emerging regions. Am the CEO/FOUNDER of AFROSOFT IT SOLUTIONS and i have supported many rural health Centers and agriculture organization by developing them application that help healthy communities and farmer in improve their living for Sustainable Development Initiative and various NGOs in rural development projects, and assisted them in the application of ICT to promote improved water management, Healthy centers services and providing farmers with innovations through livestock farming and agriculture
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Journal Club Starter Kit

Preprint Journal Club Starter Kit is a project to develop resources to encourage the incorporation of preprints into journal clubs (JCs) at research institutions around the world. Preprints are free and immediately available versions of scientific manuscripts that have not yet undergone peer review. By encouraging the reading and evaluation of preprints among groups of scientists, we hope to increase the awareness, usage, and value of preprints, particularly in the biological sciences.

Samantha Hindle
San Francisco

Samantha Hindle is an Assistant Professional Researcher studying Neuroscience at UCSF in San Francisco. She is a keen advocate for Open Science and Science Communication, and for many years has been a dedicated Ambassador for several science-related initiatives such as ASAPbio and iBiology.
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Lightbeam is a key tool for Mozilla to educate the public about privacy. Using interactive visualisations, Lightbeam’s main goal is to show web tracking, aka, show the first and third party sites you interact with on the Web.

Princiya Marina Sequeira
Berlin, Germany

Outreachy - Lightbeam intern with Mozilla. Extremely passionate about JavaScript. FOSS enthusiast and want to build a community for Lightbeam. Love to speak at conferences, network with people, motivate and mentor them.
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Make Works

Make Works is an open access platform to source local manufacturing. We are working to make local manufacturing openly accessible to everyone. The platform helps people to find manufacturers, material suppliers and workshop facilities in their local area - something of an open library for finding the means of production. To do this we map, visit, film, collect data and document factories in local areas, before making this information and content openly available online, for free.

Fiona Duffy-Scott

I live in Glasgow, Scotland where my key interests are in the environment, distributed manufacturing and the open internet. The main project I work on is, Make Works - an open-access platform to source local manufacturers, fabricators, materials, workshops.
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Awareness raising to reduce waste.

Fran Jones
Gosnells near Perth, Western Australia

I call myself a sustainability practitioner, with project management and community capacity building experience working alongside people from diverse backgrounds. I am a keen recycler and waste minimizer and understand the importance of appropriate waste disposal methods, both from a public health perspective and a natural resources management perspective. My vision is to develop the growing demand for climate change interventions through sustainable partnerships.
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Open data research

Using open data to facilitate civic tech in solving community and government problems

Joseph De Guia

Joseph is an assistant professor at Mapua University in Manila Philippines. He did co-research on open government data in the “Emerging Impacts of Open Data in Developing Countries (ODDC).” He was also the country lead researcher/contributor (Philippines) for the Open Data Barometer a global research project of the World Wide Web Foundation supported by IDRC. He has a Masters degree in Information Technology from the Carnegie Mellon University and Computer Science graduate of Mapua Institute of Technology. Joseph has extensive experience in application development, database administration, web development, content management, and project and process modeling. His research work on electronic health records, government enterprise architecture, and GIS applications has been presented in international and local conferences.
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An online platform ( for open and collaborative machine learning

Heidi Seibold

Biostatistics PhD student at the University of Zurich, working on statistical methods for stratified and personalised medicine. Big fan of open science, OpenML core memeber, R programmer, R meetup organizer, member of the School of Data and assistant editor at the Journal of Statistical Software.
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OpenSpeaks is a collaborative to build Open Educational Resources, Open Source Software, and Open Datasets and Methodology to train 'Citizen Archivists' for digitally-recording stories of their communities in their languages. The multimedia recordings are done following a set of procedures to ensure that the recordings cover diverse contemporary (of journalistic value) and linguistic content, so that the content can later be used to build digital-accessibility tools like text-to-speech.

Subhashish Panigrahi
Bengaluru, India

Subhashish is an educator, and long time Openness advocate. He currently works as the Chapter Development Manager at the Internet Society, and was leading Community Development for Asia at Mozilla, and played various community catalyst roles at Wikimedia Foundation and Centre for Internet Society. He founded OpenSpeaks to build digital documentation for native languages and cofounded a nonprofit O Foundation that stands for developmental work in Openness, Diversity and Inclusion, and STEM.
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Project Code for Community Change

The Sprout Fund helps projects and programs in the early stages of development—when just a small amount of investment has the potential to yield big results in the community. With nearly $7 million invested in more than 1,000 early-stage organizations, innovators, and activities, we’re interested in applying techniques from software documentation to help open source the “project code” for changing local communities.

Matt Hannigan, Dustin Stiver & Tricia Kievlan
Pittsburgh, PA

We're part of the team at The Sprout Fund in Pittsburgh USA. For more than 16 years, we’ve helped foundations, nonprofits, companies, and local governments use their resources to make a difference in the world. With nearly $7 million invested in more than 1,000 early-stage organizations, innovators, and activities, we’re interested in applying techniques from software documentation to help open source the “project code” for changing local communities. We're friends and colleagues but fierce competitors when it comes to miniature golf!
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Resources for Open Science in Astronomy (ROSA)

ROSA aims to compile and tailor open science best practices from around the web into a kit for astronomers to work openly from proposal to publication. ROSA will be written for use by all research levels but its mission is to supply a single resource to senior researchers to best equip them to encourage early career scientists to practice open access/data/source - in order to successfully mentor the next generation of open science practitioners we also need to target those who advise them.

Rachael Ainsworth
Manchester, UK

Research Associate and Open Science Champion at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, University of Manchester. I observe jets from young stars with next-generation radio telescopes to investigate the physical processes that assemble stars like our Sun. I also organize a chapter of XX+Data in Manchester (@xxplusdatamcr), a meetup group to bring together women who work with and love data - to support one another, share experiences and talk data. I am interested in promoting openness and well-being in astronomy/academia.
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Scientific computing for the terabyte-less

In short, we need an introduction lesson in scientific computing for people that do not need a cluster, do not need big data, and do not need to have super efficient distributed code. We need robust scientific computing for the masses, and the current training does not address this. I would like to develop this resource, by publishing a series of reproducible Jupyter notebooks highlighting the best practices.

Timothée Poisot

I'm a computational and quantitative ecologist at the Université de Montréal. My research interests focus on understanding the structure of ecological networks, and improving our ability to forecast biodiversity distribution. I'm also passionate about increasing computational and data literacy in my scientific community.
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See Think Make

An online space for Arts Award and other creative young people projects to share, discover new things and feel inspired.

Sarah Longfield

I am an arts producer, theatre maker and bead merchant based in Glasgow in Scotland. I run 2 social enterprises: and and am mum to two little boys.
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It is a project aimed at creating health awareness in a manner that the regular people can understand such as staging plays to make people aware that women infected with HIV can get married, have children, without infecting their spouse and unborn children and reducing the stigma with HIV by creating awareness, means of transmission and the reducing stigma. With more disemmnation of this information beyond the stage play, making it available online, such that people have assess to it.

Towunmi Coker

A medicoagropreneur in Nigeria interested in effecting needed societal changes.
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Tor Integration Project

Integrate the Tor Browser features into Firefox so that: 1. Firefox can be more secure and offer better privacy protection for users. 2. Tor Browser team can have more resource on security/privacy research works. 3. The two organizations, Mozilla and Tor Project, can be more aligned to protect Internet privacy.

Ethan Tseng
Taipei, Taiwan

I work at Mozilla Taipei. I am a manager leading the security engineering team of Firefox. I love reading and super enthusiastic about magic!
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The users of the Web have been blind consumers rather than creators, for far too long. This project is about adopting different ways to reinforce decentralization of the web by educating users, through fun and resourceful tools, puzzles and innovative kits, about what's been happening around the world and what we can do about it. The aim is to foster the next generation of Web creators and advocate for net neutrality, spread awareness about online harassment and other issues across communities.

Pranshu Khanna

Pranshu is an engineering student who is an all-active, always working on some project maniac who loves to travel and have fun. He has always been keen on working with new innovative technologies and open communities. Being a gourmet who's interested in football, tech and music, he is mostly found with his laptop, controllers, FIFA, earphones and good food.
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Web umenia (Web of Art) is an on-line catalog of artworks from the collections of Central-European fine art galleries. You can find information about artworks and artists as well as articles and thematic collections. Digitized artworks are zoomable in high resolution and public domain artworks are made available to download.

Philo van Kemenade

Philo van Kemenade creates technology that drives curiosity. He works at lab.SNG where he helps the Slovak National Gallery research & develop digital tools to connect people to art. His main project at SNG is Webumenia, an open-source collection platform for digitized artworks from the collections of Slovak & Czech galleries.
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White Market Podcast

White Market Podcast is a show about free music and free culture.

Rute Correia
Lisbon, Portugal

I am a radio person and open content geek from Lisbon, Portugal. For nearly a decade, I have produced and hosted White Market Podcast, an advocate podcast about free music and free culture. I am also a Communication PhD student at ISCTE - IUL.
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@WhiteMarketCast & RuteRadio

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