New: 3-minute video skill shares we call 'Design Spots'

Simply Secure is a non-profit, and our mission is educational. We support practitioners in design and technology by running workshops, creating open resources, and gathering a community around ux design and trustworthy technology. Over the past five years, we’ve been exploring different ways to share our knowledge with the community. Today we’re excited to present our next iteration of knowledge and skill sharing: short videos that answer specific community questions. We call them Design Spots.

We conceived Design Spots out of two separate thoughts. First, we wanted to offer another medium of communication — specifically one that would be accessible to folks asynchronously, so videos seemed like a sensible thing to try out. Second, we wanted to address specific needs in the community, i.e. questions we’ve heard from you. Some of that happens in our Slack, in person at coachings or workshops, but with these videos, we can open up our answers to a wider audience and hopefully benefit more people.

So without further ado, here are our first five videos!

Design Spots

Get in touch if you have ideas for more topics, or questions you’d like to see us answer!

We’ve started holding open office hours monthly, the first Wednesday of the month at 10AM Eastern / 4PM CET. We also host a [community slack](mailto:slack@simplysecure.org?subject=I’d like to join the Simply Secure Slack), where you are welcome to join, connect with others, and get support from the community as a whole.

Related

Missing Trouble: In Memoriam

This week we are marking the sudden passing of our Operations Manager, Nóirín “Trouble” Plunkett, who introduced themselves here just a few short months ago. We are heartbroken, and it has been hard to come to terms with this unexpected loss. Ame and I attended a memorial service in their honor this week in Boston, and we have been reading the multitude of memorials that have been posted online (including this one by Kaia Dekker, which deeply resonated with us).

Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021

2020 was certainly different and harder than we all anticipated. Despite the challenges that 2020 brought, the team at Simply Secure did some amazing work, while also taking time to reflect and grow. We couldn’t have done this without support, collaboration, and solidarity from our community.

A message to our community: save internet freedom tech

Our request to Congress to continue the fight to protect internet freedom worldwide - and how you can help.