In 2013, the Knight-Mozilla fellowship will place eight developers in leading newsrooms around the world. The deadline to apply is coming up very soon: August 11. We need your help getting the word out. To that end, I've drafted some pitches for different groups who may be interested in the incredible experience this fellowship offers:
Sometimes I like to shout things at inanimate objects. The TV. My computer. Cars that are trying to kill me while I'm biking or are just parked halfway into the road. You know.
And, turns out, it is me. It actually is. I signed the papers this week and will be starting with Mozilla next month as the OpenNews Community Manager. I am beyond elated and cannot wait to start working full-time supporting this incredibly inspiring community around journalism and code.
I'm sad to be leaving the Philadelphia Public School Notebook, but I'm so grateful that I had the chance to learn so much during my nearly five years with the Notebook. To learn about journalism and open source and community engagement and nonprofits and education policy and so much more. I'm also extremely appreciative of what I've learned from, and the relationships I've built with, amazingly talented colleagues, bloggers, volunteers, interns, and our devoted and opinionated readers.
Next weekend is looking pretty great. Philadelphia's annual Drupal conference will be happening again at Temple University on Friday, June 22. And, Friday and Saturday PyStar Philly will be having another intro to python class for women and their friends. Plus! Saturday is a Drupal core code sprint and Mozilla's Summer Code Party.
This Saturday is the annual BarCamp News Innovation event at Temple University. This year, I'll be participating as a judge of the Open Gov "News" Hackathon. I appreciate being asked to judge the hackathon and look forward to seeing what awesome mobile tools the teams of coders and journalists conjure up Saturday.