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Greg McVerry

@chrislarry33 Agree, no RFP out yet. Know I will put in a grant. We can talk at mozfest or back in NYC. Been putting in all the grants to help build a better web, non profit or SBIR with companies and founders. Spread my name, happy to help others write

Greg McVerry

Great to see @flaki again at summit since 2015...Hope didn't take too much time evangelizing why @moztechspeakers should get each website when accepted to program. Shape of story can be told in print, pixel, or voice...Plus makes web better

Greg McVerry

@bonstewart Not sure if @anomalily is going this year...but https://bikeportland.org/2016/01/11/how-bowie-vs-prince-began-172306 and let's go to this year for a Ravensbourne retreat (though it usually messes with our family Halloween party for me).

Greg McVerry

@elliquinn That collective commons?? We call it the web, get a domain, get a website and

Greg McVerry

Webmaker/WebLiteracyMap/Building - MozillaWiki

I think this is the forgotten web literacy map 1.5 version where we upped our definition of what being able to read and write the web. The technical skills were lessened in the Web Literacy Map 2.0.

Greg McVerry

@jgmac1106 Though I have wondered if principles like "self-dogfooding" and "scratch your own itch" are deeply rooted in Western traditions of individualism that may not translate to communities and cultures with stronger emphasis on the collective.

Greg McVerry

@cmcd_phd Do like#IndieWeb model of encouraging participation by starting WITH contributors goals rather than an institutional goals. Do wonder if this is easier when donating to open source projects with no governance rather than those with formal governance.

Greg McVerry

Sad I won't be at this event. If anyone wants to fire up a webcam I will RSVP as a remote attendee

Greg McVerry

@mte90Net hey didn't know you were involved in Classic Press. Sweet. Are you at this year? We should catch up on all the WordPress goodness.

Greg McVerry

Planning the YouthZone for Feminist(Inter)vention Conference on Gender and Technology

flickr photo shared by hackNY under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license The Good Fight Fighting for diversity at Southern Connecticut State Univisity looks a

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flickr photo shared by hackNY under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license

The Good Fight

Fighting for diversity at Southern Connecticut State Univisity looks a little different than it does at other universities in New Haven.

While debating the use of words like "headmaster" or discussing the balance between free speech, safe spaces, and halloween costumes matters our diversity efforts focus more on the lived experience of those who have long felt the shackles of oppression.ย 

Our fight for diversity means ensuring the class schedule coincides with city bus routes. Our challenges lie in ensuring a smooth pathway from community colleges to four year insitutions. It means providing greater online classes and child care for single moms with two jobs.

We fight for diversity by working tirelessly with Gear Up students who also want to become first generation college students.

ย I do not want to undercut the efforts of other universities nor their student bodies. Its just the fight for diversity looks different at schools of access rather than those of affluence.

I am a firm believer that words do matter. Every student should feel safe. Yet to truly overcome the issues around diversity, wealth, and society we must first focus on educational and economic stability.

Diversity and Technology

For those who follow the tech scene you know that we have a diversity problem. Yet this cannot be solved in Silicon Valley. It must be solved at places like Southern who work closely with New Haven Public Schools. It must be solved by Open Source projects such as Mozilla's efforts to .

It can not be solved in your board room or with the right hire. Equity comes from opportunity. Opportunity comes from education and economic stability.

Thus I am proud to serve on the committee for the 22nd annual Women's Studies Conference: (ter)vention: Women, Community and Technology. I am charged with creating the YouthZone.

Using lessons I borrow from the YouthZone I want to create a space that uses production based learning to empower young women through agency. Together we want to see how young women from Connecticut can change the world.

My original design sketch

GitHub Repo

I have created aย github repoย for anyone that would like to follow along with our progress. I will probably also mae a gDrive folder with the latest files so those who can't navigate the intracacies of GitHub are not excluded.

I will need the most help with the hackathon. I am a non-technical volunteer for many edtech projects. I can markup pages but I have never really coded. Please feel free to jump in.

Have an idea or question? File an issue. Want to get involved file a pull request or reach out to me on Twitter. I need your help.

The Closing Pitch

We are 100% a self-supported conference. We try to offset fees by finding local donations. If you would like to support our efforts feel free to reach out via email. We need swag, money, and volunteers. Any level of involvement will be greatly appreciated.

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