"Passionate about engaging innovators' communities and promoting R&D projects across #Europe and beyond?
We are looking for you! Join the Martel team in the #Netherlands as Communication & Dissemination Specialist"
- Communication & Dissemination Manager
- Communication & Dissemination Specialist
The boyfriend playing @play0ad in bed. Was too tired to join for a game. But listening to the background music and watching every now and then is also nice – and a lot better for my melatonin levels :)
Please boost for visibility: Global Accessibility Awareness day (#GAAD) is on May 19th. I’d like everyone that can to turn off your monitor, or close the laptop lid and connect a keyboard, or close your eyes, and turn on your OS screen reader, and use your computer with it. How does it make you feel? Do you know enough keyboard commands? Does it give you enough info? Does it make you enjoy using the computer? Do you feel productive? Why or why not? #a11y #screenreader #blind
We shipped quite a few improvements to https://fediverse.info!
✨ Popular + Trending + Recent topics
⚡ Call to action for easier submissions
✨ Secure mode supported (signed requests)
⚡ Improved profile resolution w/ webfinger support
✨ New projects added, and pleroma added to feature table on landing page
What else would you like to see? #fediverseInfo
Lots to read to see if some of my recommendations/comments have been included.
Morning thoughts, unicorns, startup culture
I hate the focus, on building unicorns.
It leads to projects having to consider metrics and who's signing up. How much money raised.
I object to it because it reduces potential clients and their data to abstract numbers.
Look at the US, look at the massive unicorns and look at what they are built on. The dehumanisation of their clients, how much engagement do you get from a post? What data can you sell on?
We should reject this philosophy in Europe
Check out how here: https://fra.europa.eu/en/about-fra/recruitment/vacancies
It's completely understated how dramatically #climate change will increase the chances of animal to human transmission of disease.
Not saying this case is that -- it's not -- but there's a not too distant future where these jumps happen a lot more often.
A "hybrid" course at #CHI2022 in which the instructor and all registered (paying) attendees were remote. Someone was guarding the door to make sure nobody snuck in to watch the Zoom session being projected to the completely empty room.
@aral put in strongest terms that we should avoid the term "User" in software development.
I've been practicing this, which is not always easy. What I found is that it is not the alternative terminology and language we use that is most important, but the extra attention, added awareness and the thought process we follow that makes the difference.
> Best practice: By trying to avoid referring to people as “Users” we force ourself to be more focused on their actual needs
The makers of @pixelfed, the Fediverse photo sharing platform, have just created a slick new guide to the Fediverse at:
It's got a list of Fedi projects, a list of mobile apps for Fedi platforms and an opt-in directory of people to follow.
The directory is particularly interesting as it works very differently to FediFollows or Trunk. You add hashtags to your profile plus a special extra hashtag #Fedi22, then submit your profile to the site, and it will become searchable for the tags in your profile.
(And, yes, Mastodon is part of the Fediverse, see here for details: https://mstdn.social/@feditips/108215973331591896)
PSA: If you're having troubles submitting your Pleroma account to the https://fediverse.info/explore/people directory, try using following format:
(don't forget to add https:// at the beginning!)
Wow, this looks great. #OpenStreetMap rules!
Draw maps in the style of the 1777 Ferraris Maps and then compare current maps with those of the old day with movable slider to show the before and after differences.
codepromo.be even forwards to the sub-domain under RTBF.
I've been wondering for quite some time now: Why? Might this be a way to earn money? What would be in it for the CodePromo folks - better SEO ranking?
Non-code contributor for #AntennaPod & #podcasting enthusiast, 🏳️🌈, communication officer/functional analyst in education sector, 90's kid, 🇳🇱-🇪🇺, environmentalist.
#fedi22: #OpenSource #communication #EU
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