FITC Toronto 2017

2017-04-23 00:00:00 2017-04-26 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Toronto 2017 FITC Toronto 2017 is a three-day professional celebration of the best the world has to offer in design, web development, media and innovation in creative technologies. Toronto FITC Toronto


Abby has been testing out ways to bring more open source to the different communities the Mozilla Foundation works with: science, internet of things, journalism, and web literacy. Taking lessons from movement building, she found some open source champions, invested in them through workshops, summits, and ongoing one on one mentorship as they learn to work openly. In this talk, she’ll share some of the lessons learned teaching open source and fueling the open web movement.


Share strategies and experiences growing open source communities and practices.

Target Audience

Anyone interested in contributing to or building open source.

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn

  1. What is open source
  2. How to fuel a movement
  3. Making open source project welcoming to new contributors
  4. Introduction to the open canvas
  5. Documentation for getting ready to open source your project:,,, LICENSE