Author: Michelle Thorne

OpenDoTT at MozFest 2021: “Arrive with an idea, leave with a community”

Mozilla Festival 2021

OpenDoTT fellows and collaborators will bring their ideas and creativity to Mozilla’s annual festival, MozFest. At least 3,000 people are expected to attend the virtual festival with more than 500 sessions over two weeks from March 8-19, 2021. The schedule is organized and curated by volunteers, and anyone is welcome to register and even set their own ticket price.

“The OpenDoTT community was actually born as a result of MozFest,” says project leader Jon Rogers, explaining that it was where he first collaborated with Michelle Thorne. Together, Rogers and Thorne created the (former) Open IoT Studio and later initiated the OpenDoTT program, originally as a collaboration between the University of Dundee and Mozilla.

Connect with OpenDoTT at MozFest

The program, workshops and sessions will remain online until June 2021 where they can be browsed and enjoyed by anyone who registers. Join us at MozFest!

ThingsCon’s Good Things Fest: Thriving as Early Career Researchers

Good Things Fest banner

Thanks to the pandemic, our originally scheduled OpenDoTT summer school was held in the northern hemisphere’s winter together with our consortium partner ThingsCon at their annual event for IoT practitioners, Good Things Fest.

The OpenDoTT fellows were reading and responding to the State of Responsible IoT Report and participating throughout the event, especially on the Tuesday Talent Day dedicated to students, researchers and educators.

Jon Rogers and Michelle Thorne hosted a collaborative session that anchored in the experiences of several researchers at different stages in their careers, some centered more in academia and some more in activism. From our shared reflections, we sought to write a survival guide for studying responsible technology and recommendations for how to make the most of your research career.

Thank you to our amazing panelists, Chenai Chair, Natasha Trotman and Fieke Jansen.

Here are some highlights from that conversation:

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