Portfolio

General Resume

Personal Statement for Playful Journey Lab


Libre Learn Lab, Director

http://www.librelearnlab.org/

“Libre Learn Lab is a two-day summit at MIT in Boston, Massachusetts on October 8th and 9th 2016 for people who create and implement freely licensed resources for education, bringing together educators, policy experts, software developers, hardware hackers, and activists to share best practices and address the challenges of widespread adoption of these resources in education.

Based on this year’s theme “Play to Policy”, Libre Learn Lab participants will examine how resources that respect user freedom help develop students’ sense of agency through hands-on workshops, foster collaboration between facilitators, programmers and administrators, as well as engage in discussion on the cultural, ethical and technical implications of liberating the education system. In the spirit of playful learning environments, session facilitators are encouraged to engage participants through experiential learning methods that can be relevant for a wide audience.

Organized by dedicated volunteers, Libre Learn Lab could not happen without the help of the several communities such as the education communities (formal and informal alike), maker movement, software freedom movement, open hardware community, etc.”


Sugar Labs Google Code-In, Outreach Mentor

11/01/2014 – Present Google Code-In Website

Description of Google Code-In tasks on a wiki page


Open Ed Jam: Director

www.openedjam.org

“OpenEdJam is a 3-day international event that brings together activists, developers, educators, engineers, librarians, and makers from all fields. We will provide a hands-on environment where participants can collaborate on innovative creations and uses of free and open education resources.”

Several people looking at two people making circuits


Eastside Promise Neighborhood Robotics: Coordinator & Community Organizer

Completed 08/31/2014

Middle school students and one referee standing around a rectangular robotics competition table. There are game pieces and lego robots on the table.


Talks/Panels/Workshops

I'm speaking into a wireless microphone. My hair at the tips was red. My earrings are geometric and colorful.“Engaging young people: How to include positive youth participation in our free software community” Presentation and workshop at LibrePlanet conference hosted by the Free Software Foundation at MIT on March 24th, 2018 with Devin Ulibarri Video Link


Photo of Mariah“Adopting Open Education in San Antonio” Presentation at Geekdom in San Antonio, Texas on March 10th, 2014

“We’ll give a brief introduction to the world of Open Education. Joining us will be Chancellor Bruce Leslie who will speak about the new initiative to use open textbooks within the Alamo Community Colleges.”

Video Link


we the geeks logo

“Don’t be Bored, Make Something” Panelist on the White House’s “We the Geeks” Live Google Hangout on November 8th, 2013

Video Link


Two college students with cardboard, copper tape and a MaKey MaKey in front of two computers“Designing with Empathy: Explore Perspectives with MaKey MaKey” Facilitated workshop at FabLearn conference at Stanford University on October 27th, 2013 with Mark Barnett and Don Davis

“This workshop is intended to better familiarize educators with developing empathy in design thinking through MaKey MaKey based projects. The workshop will begin with a brief justification for incorporating empathy into design based learning projects. Educators will then engage in a hands-­on, empathy-­oriented design project that will significantly illustrate the importance of empathy in design and that can
 be easily and effectively recreated with students at many levels.”


Writings

Free Education Software in Respect to Plan Ceibal

Independent research in Uruguay, 04/2012-06/2012

I'm interviewing someone who was working with Plan Ceibal outside on a bright sunny day.This was a field research in Uruguay aimed at exploring the relationships between officials of the Uruguayan government’s initiative Plan Ceibal, international software developers and local teachers with regards to the free educational software, Sugar, installed on the XO laptops sold by One Laptop per Child.