Weekly Update: Common Voice Community Workshop and more!

Hello Common Voice Community :star2:

Time flies so fast ! It’s nearly the end of the first quarter of the 2022 ! The TLDR (too long don’t read) of the weekly update are;

  1. Reminder of writing competition deadline :writing_hand:t6:
  2. Invitation to Common Voice Events Workshop on 31st March :calendar:
  3. You can rewatch Mozfest sessions :hearts:
  4. PostDoc Opportunity for localising Common Voice for South African Languages :south_africa:

Would you like to win a Common Voice Tote Bag ?

Enter an original writing piece of less than 750 words in any language of your choice to win the chance of getting a Common Voice Tote Bag. This competition was created in celebration of International Languages Day in February and to support sentence collection.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask !

Would you like to host a Common Voice event between April and June ?

Be inspired by our first community workshop event on 31st March !

  • Participants will learn about how they can design fun and exciting event
  • Participants will share and discuss ideas they have for events.
  • Participants will learn about the resources and templates available to them to set up an event.

Sign up today via Zoom to attend and to view your local time for the workshop.The session will be an hour long and partly recorded.

Mozfest a time for Wellness, Poetry and Critical Friendship

Last week we took part in Mozfest ! You can relive the session by rewatching talks via Mozfest session. Mozfest was an amazing time to connect with activists and organisers who are making a difference in internet health; from the language panel to creativity.

Here’s a short snippet of the poetry session we ran via spatial chat to support sentence collection on Common Voice.

Ps. Look out for an upcoming Mozfest reflection blog !

Postdoc Opportunity

Stellenbosch University, South Africa successfully got funding to support a postdoc position focussing on the localisation of the Mozilla Common Voice Platform for South African languages. If you would be interested in applying please read the attached document. PostDoc(1)-1.pdf (93.9 KB)

Thanks for your time !

Please note there will not be a community support desk session tomorrow.