Weeknote 36/2013

Weeknote 36/2013

This week I’ve been:

  • Celebrating my 10 years of marriage to my wonderful wife. :-)
  • Setting up PGP signing/encryption of my work email (surprisingly easy using GPGTools on OS X)
  • Mapping existing online activities to the Web Literacy Standard.
  • Purchasing a ticket to #CASinclude in November as well as Bruce Schneier’s ebook Liars and Outliers.
  • Responding to more feedback on the Web Literacy Standard.
  • Changing the way I deal with email on a daily basis.
  • Submitting a cheeky last-second session proposal for MozFest.
  • Talking with people (like KQED) about aligning with the Web Literacy Standard.
  • Setting up a not-so-covert cross-team Mozilla working group that has LOLCAT as an acronym.
  • Attending my usual weekly calls. I now have four calls in a row between 3pm and 7pm on a Wednesday, which is an absolute killer.
  • Taking Friday off work to look after my daughter (we’ve got some childcare issues at the moment).

Those childcare issues I’ve alluded to in the last bullet point have contributed to us having to abandon plans to celebrate our wedding anniversary in Amsterdam. So I’ve got a bonus three days at work next week! I’ll be using some of that time to prepare for OKCon in Geneva where I’ll be moderating a panel session.

MozFest 2013 registration

It’s time to register for MozFest 2013!

I can remember when I went to my first Mozilla Festival (MozFest) back in in 2011. I wasn’t working for Mozilla at the time so I was just blown away by how awesome it was. They’re the most positive events I’ve ever been to; there’s so much energy in the building! On top of that, the event was (and still is) about working in the open and about putting the Mozilla Manifesto into action. 🙂

Registration for MozFest 2013 is now open. It’s at Ravensbourne College in Greenwich, London (opposite the O2 arena) between Friday 25th and Sunday 27th October 2013. Early bird tickets for adults are only £40 and for youths it’s a mere £3.

You should come. You should encourage other people to come along with you. You should shout it from the rooftops. But more than that: you should propose a session. I’m certainly planning to – but you don’t need to work for Mozilla to do so. Oh no. As long as participatory, purposeful and productive, anyone can run a session at MozFest!

I look forward to seeing you there. Grab your ticket now!