Hey I can finally announce that in September I'm going to be a Mozilla Open Web Fellow! I'll be working with Code for Science & Society, focused on weirding up the decentralized web. I love stuff like Mastodon, obviously, but I think the decentralized web can be more interesting and mind blowing than "big tech we already know, but decentralized".
@darius Congrats Darius!!!!
@darius Congratulations! That sounds like a great gig
@darius awesome! I can't think of a better person for this fellowship 🤖❤️🤖
@darius congrats!! this is so exciting
@darius a massive congratulations to you Darius!
@darius not before there's some kind of standard for networked identity management
@Efi not everything requires identity
@darius I guess boring stuff doesn't >:3
@darius congrats, this is great news! Can't wait to see what you make - i'm sure, knowing you, it'll be more than one thing 📜
@darius This is awesome, congratulations! I’m really excited to see what you come up with.
@darius Holy smokes, congrats. That's great news.
@darius Congrats from a 2017 Open Web Fellow!
You're gonna enjoy the fellowship experience for the next 10 months, I can guarantee you that.
If you want some guidelines of how to make the best of it, do let me know. :)
i have a lot of learning to do but in the meantime that sounds damn saucy, congrats 🖖
@darius congrats -- I can't wait to see what you get up to!
How many corporate sponsors? Which corps and how much did they pay?
@Tlacaelel it's funded by the Ford Foundation https://www.fordfoundation.org/about/people/board-of-trustees/
@darius huge congrats!!
@darius Congrats Darius!
YES! I enjoy your work and can't wait to see (get involved in?) whatever you come up with.
@darius congrats! This is a great news boh for you and the Web!
I can't wait to see what will come out of this.
@darius waheywhoayeah! nice
@darius Awesome! Congrats!
@darius Congrats! That sounds fantastic.
That's effin awesome, Darius! Congrats to you for getting this gig, and to all of us for getting a great Fellow with such a great mission.
@darius Yaaaaaay! I wish you the absolute best, and also you might want to keep an eye on the stipend drops, they're not v good at accounting. <3
@darius Wohoo! Congrats, this is pretty rad!
@darius Holy cats! Congratulatio s! I didn't even k ow you cou,d get paid to be a professional internet weirdo. (plz pardon typos, tablet keyboard)
@darius Holy crap, congrats and welcome aboard! I work at Mozilla and this makes me happy!
@darius awesome news
@darius very cool!
@darius Awesome! I've been thinking about this a lot. Will you be posting updates?
@darius this is fantastic news! Congratulations and really glad you’ve got the support to do this work :)
@darius Heeeey, congrats!
@darius congratulations on getting to weird things up!
@darius THIS IS SUCH GREAT NEWS!!!
@darius wow, that's great! congrats - and very much agree with your view of the decentralized web!
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