Do you know what is the newest project included in the #MozOpenLeaders Round 4 Cohort

Mozilla Open Leadership training series, an intensive training program by Mozilla Foundation to mentor leaders that are developing Open Source projects with high social impact, has announced its new batch of Open Leaders and their respective projects. We are thrilled to share that Subhashish Panigrahi has been selected as one of the Open Leaders who will be working closely with a mentor to bring new perspectives to OpenSpeaks.

Here is an excerpt from the Mozilla Open Leadership Training Series blog.


OpenSpeaks is a collaborative to build Open Educational Resources, Open Source Software, and Open Datasets and Methodology to train ‘Citizen Archivists’ for digitally-recording stories of their communities in their languages. The multimedia recordings are done following a set of procedures to ensure that the recordings cover diverse contemporary (of journalistic value) and linguistic content, so that the content can later be used to build digital-accessibility tools like text-to-speech

Subhashish Panigrahi

Subhashish is an educator, and long time Openness advocate. He currently works as the Chapter Development Manager at the Internet Society, and was leading Community Development for Asia at Mozilla, and played various community catalyst roles at Wikimedia Foundation and Centre for Internet Society. He founded OpenSpeaks to build digital documentation for native languages and cofounded a nonprofit O Foundation that stands for developmental work in Openness, Diversity and Inclusion, and STEM.
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Read the entire post here, and learn about many other interesting projects of this cohort and meet their leaders.

Credit: Part of this post are taken from the Mozilla Open Leadership Training Series blog, shared with a CC-BY 4.0 license.

Subhashish Panigrahi
Subhashish Panigrahi is the founder of OpenSpeaks. He is an educator; language, technology and community catalyst; author and public speaker. As a community manager over the last six years, he led Mozilla's Community Development for Asia, and played various roles at Wikimedia Foundation and the Centre for Internet and Society. He shaped Mozilla's global communications for the Campus Clubs program, launched a research to measure the state of Open Source across India's top 20 tech, law and design universities; Built and implemented the Wikimedia strategic plans for India; increased Wikipedia’s reach (readers) by more than 60% (3x global readership) in and participation (editors) by 50% [as compared to ~10% global growth] in 6 Indian languages. Winner of the 2015 People’s Choice Award for covering open source-related highlights, and awarded as "Wikimedia Advocate and Expert" by for extensively showcasing the Wikimedia community and projects. Speaker at TEDx and many international Open Source/knowledge conferences across 11 countries. Author of "Rising Voices: Digital Language Activism" “Digital Activism in Asia Reader”, and a few hundred posts on major global blogs.

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