July 25th, 2012
Please join me in welcoming Cathy Davidson to the Mozilla Foundation Board of Directors. Cathy has been working with Mozilla for some time now, and we are very pleased that she has is joining our Board. Mozillians active in the education, web-literacy, or badges work may have seen Cathy and her Mozilla-related work already. Mozillians active primarily in building Firefox and other general consumer products may have met her and can do so in the future through ongoing Town Hall, brown bag and related discussions.
I’ve been impressed by degree to which Cathy’s work intersects with Mozilla. Her academic focus has been on the intersection of technology, collaboration, learning, and digital life. In 2002 she co-founded HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory), an organization dedicated to rethinking the future of learning in the digital age. We saw HASTAC in action during the first Mozilla Festival (“Learning, Freedom and the Web”) in Barcelona a couple of years ago. I was struck by the innovative approach.
Cathy joins Brendan Eich, Joi Ito, Bob Lisbonne, Brian Behlendorf and me on the Mozilla Foundation board. We expect the board to grow a bit more as we seek to bring expertise in new areas and geographies.