The Glass Room: Ingenius Open Call

Become an Ingenius

Tactical Tech and Mozilla are looking for a team of Ingenius enthusiasts to join us in our pop-up space in London. We will train you to show and inspire others how to improve their tech, privacy and data skills, and how to raise awareness about these issues.

This opportunity is especially interesting for technologists, activists and people who are engaged in privacy or digital security issues. Individuals who work in libraries, with community groups, or in education may also benefit from the training. However, regardless of how much or how little you already know, passion, curiosity, and a degree of tech literacy are what count.

Does this sound like you or someone you know? Then apply to the Mozilla and Tactical Tech open call for the Glass Room Institute of Training and Practice to become an Ingenius.

Applications now closed. If you are interested in joining, but missed the deadline, please email ling@tacticaltech.org.

This is an honorarium-based position according to the number of days you are able to work in the Glass Room.

What is The Glass Room?

In November and December 2016, Tactical Tech in partnership with Mozilla, opened the Glass Room New York, an immersive pop-up tech store with a twist, that explored the issues of data and privacy with art, interactive displays and workshops. Over three weeks, the Glass Room had 10,000 visitors, over 400 events and workshops and reached over 3 million people in broadcast, print and social media, including the New York Times, Wired and Vogue.

Following the amazing success of the Glass Room in New York in 2016, Tactical Tech and Mozilla will bring the Glass Room to central London on 23 October – 14 November 2017. 

Fore more information about the Glass Room in New York, please visit Tactical Tech's Glass Room London page and the Glass Room New York website.


Becoming an Ingenius

Tactical Tech and Mozilla will provide you with a four-day training; once you’ve completed this, you’re a fully-fledged Ingenius, ready to pass on your knowledge to others. The training in London takes place from 7 - 10 October, afterwards you would be expected to staff eight to ten four-hour sessions in the Glass Room between 23 October – 14 November.

The training will introduce the politics of data and privacy, showing you how to take control of your mobile phone, your browsers, and behavior. We’ll provide the low-down on the basics of digital security, metadata investigations, and much more. By the end of the training, you’ll be ready to facilitate our one-hour, in-store workshops, and interact with visitors in a playful environment.


What you get out of becoming an Ingenius?

  • four days of professional development training and the opportunity to practice new skills by interacting with visitors of the Glass Room and facilitating one of our workshops;
  • increased knowledge in the field of data and privacy from a technology, politics, arts and activist perspective;
  • fresh insight on quick teaching interventions and demonstrations about data, privacy and digital security issues;
  • become part of a network of organizations and individuals – including close association with Tactical Tech and Mozilla;
  • a resource base of new tools, ideas and teaching formats;
  • new communications skills helping you reach out to non-experts on politics of data topics;
  • a great experience with a small and dedicated team of like-minded individuals;
  • a Certificate of Completion will be provided, highlighting your facilitation training and celebrating your contributions to the Glass Room;
  • an honorarium will be provided for your participation in training and sessions working in the the Glass Room


Who can apply to become an Ingenius?

You should be:

  • a resident of London; or have the ability to stay in London and cover your own accommodation costs for your work at the Glass Room exhibition;
  • 18+;
  • available for four days of training from October 7-10 in London;
  • willing and motivated to do eight to ten four-hour shifts, run one-hour workshops, and help out with upkeep of the Glass Room in London (open between 23 October - 14 November);
  • relatively comfortable running one-hour workshops for small groups;
  • interested in acquiring awareness-raising and training techniques;
  • personable and comfortable interacting with strangers;
  • interested in understanding the impact of data on individual autonomy

You should have:

  • excellent communication and people skills;
  • a good level of computer literacy mixed with a fearless or playful approach to technology;
  • a gentle but bold approach, that is open, friendly, and engaging


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ling from Tactical Tech at ling@tacticaltech.org

Applications now closed. If you are interested in joining, but missed the deadline, please email ling@tacticaltech.org.

About Tactical Tech
Tactical Tech is a non-profit organization, working since 2003 to advance the use of information and digital technologies by advocates and activists worldwide. Based in Berlin, we work with an international network of partners and collaborators to help rights, accountability and transparency advocates and the communities they work with to use information and digital technologies effectively in their work.

About Mozilla
Mozilla is the non-profit behind the popular web browser, Firefox.  We believe the Internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all.  We work to ensure it stays open by building products, technologies and programs that put people in control of their online lives, and contribute to a healthier Internet.