Weekly Update: Community Funding Workshop, Common Voice Language Rep 2022/2023 & Next Dataset Release

Hello Common Voice Community,

This week’s weekly update features Community Funding Workshop & Common Voice Language Rep 2022/2023 Expression of Intrest and more!


Next Dataset Release

Thank you everyone for your continued contribution to Common Voice. Early this year we shared that the dataset will be released every three months.

Our next release is tenatively scheduled for the week commencing 24th April. The cut of the period for dataset (version 9) release will be today - meaning any clips contributed after today will be in release V10.

Future releases are scheduled are tentatively in July and December. Cutt off periods is usually a week before the dataset release day.

You are invited to Community Funding Workshop on 21st April, 4 pm UTC (See our Timezone). Sign up via bit.ly/3jb33Ex

We have curated a workshop to support community members in getting funding for Common Voice events and initiatives. Why should you come? If the following comic strip that I created resonates with you should definitely attend.

At the workshop, you will hear from community members who have secured funding for initiatives via Mozilla Resource Reps and external funds.

To get a taste of what these workshops look like check out the event planning workshop recording and resources.

Could you be the next Common Voice Language Rep?

Common Voice Langauge Rep Council is designed to

  • Create an explicit avenue for representatives of language communities to advocate for their language community’s needs to the product team
  • Empower contributors and language communities with knowledge and influence to shape the community experience

This will be the second time we have Common Voice Langauge Reps! We encourage people to apply. Learn more about the role in this post.

Ps. if you need a localised version of this please message me at hillary@mozillafoundation.org

Community Spotlight

Chris and the Igwebuike Community hosted their first community workshop to build awareness on the Igbo Language and Voice Technology. Participants were able to contribute to Common Voice. Tune into their first episode via youtube: Interesting fact Igwebuike means unity is strength


Women in Voice Awards

Do you know someone who is an unsung hero in the Voice Technology Industry?
Here’s your opportunity to celebrate them by nominating them for the Women in Voice Awards! The application closes on April 15th apply here.


Hey everyone, sorry there was a typo regarding the release date - it’s tentatively coming out the week commencing 24th April.