Throw a party with Mozilla!

about:mozilla is a round-up of news and contribution opportunities. In this issue, we’re excited to share opportunities to throw a Maker Party, find your way home and stay safe on the Web.

Make and teach the Web with Maker Party from July 15 to September 15!
Maker PartyLast year, over 100,000 people in 330 cities participated in Maker Party, Mozilla’s global campaign to teach the Web. Maker Party unites educators, organizations and enthusiastic Web users with hands-on learning and making.

Individuals and organizations join Maker Party by attending an event in their area or running an event to teach the Web to their friends, family or communities.

Hosting a Maker Party is not only personally rewarding, it also contributes to the greater goal of increasing Web literacy for everyone, everywhere in the world.

Never get lost with Mozilla’s new location services program
Location Services
Ever wish you could find your way without GPS?

Mozilla’s experimental new
location services finder will help you establish your location using a crowdsourced map when your GPS is not available.

The project is just starting, so there are plenty of ways for you to get involved!

June is Internet Safety Month!
Internet Safety Month
Helping people stay safe on the Web is a crucial part of our Manifesto.
By keeping your browser up to date and creating unique and secure passwords for each of your accounts, you’re already taking steps toward a secure browsing experience.

Here are some ways you can learn more about how to stay safe online and how to join us in helping keep you and your personal information safe:

  • Contribute to the Internet’s safety with PriMo, the privacy team at Mozilla.
  • Find out more about Firefox’s setting.
  • Read more about how to make life awkward for hackers and share our guide with your family and friends.

Have a happy (and secure) Internet Safety Month!

Featured Contributor: Sujith Reddy
Sujith Reddy, a contributor from Hyderabad, India, is an open Web enthusiast and believes that “being open is freedom.” His focus is on evangelizing for developers with Angelhack, the world’s largest hackathon, but says there are lots of ways to get involved.

Sujith says, “Because Mozilla is not just a foundation, but a community, I find it interesting to contribute to the organization… Mozilla provides me an opportunity to talk to the people about the Open Web.” According to Sujith, Mozilla recognizes its contributors better than any other open source organization. He likes collaborating with other Mozilla contributors, which he finds “interesting, challenging, and fun”

Thank you for being an advocate for the open Web, Sujith!

  • Sujith got involved with Mozilla through teaching the Web with Webmaker.
  • At Me and Mozilla, you can read about all of Sujith’s contributions.

Photo of the Week

Photo of the week

Open Knowledge Finland’s Open Culture Data master class study trip to London in May 2014.

Upcoming events
* June 15 – Rawalpindi, Pakistan: HTML5 Game Development Competition
* June 20 – Taipei, Taiwan: Weekly MozTW Lab
* June 21 & 22 – Paris, France: Mozilla Bugs Squashing Party
* June 21-23 – Portland, Oregon: Ada Camp
* June 26 – Remote: Marketplace Day
* Find even more near you on the Events Calendar

Get Involved
These are just some of the available contribution opportunities. Learn more about other ways to get involved and find other Mozillians in our community who share your interests.

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Choose your own adventure, Firefox Marketplace, and more…

about:mozilla is a round-up of news and contribution opportunities. Here’s what’s happening this week.

Choose your own adventure with What Can I Do for Mozilla
What can I do for Mozilla?
We want to keep you connected to contribution opportunities that are right for you, so we created What Can I Do for Mozilla? to do just that.

Whether you’re interested in education, coding, documentation, or translation, this site will help you find the right place to get involved. Contribution can take on many forms, from teaching the web with Webmaker to writing code for Firefox.

The only question that remains is, what can you do for Mozilla?

Tell us what apps you want to see on the Firefox Marketplace

Our community has been building amazing apps for Firefox Marketplace using open web standards.

We recently launched this page to get your feedback on your favorite apps. We can feature single apps, a collection of apps, local apps, and more, so tell us about your favorites!

Want to build your own apps? Join MDN, the Firefox developer network. You can also learn html5, the newest standard of html, through the Mozilla Developer Network.

Firefox Affiliates 2.0 connects you with your favorite Mozilla products

In 2011, we launched the Firefox Affiliates program, which allows you to embed buttons on your personal website to share your love of Mozilla. This program allows you to make our products better and support our mission with just a few clicks.

This week, we’re proud to announce the new Firefox Affiliates’ new look! With almost 100,000 affiliates and growing, we can join together to promote innovation, opportunity and openness on the Internet.

If you aren’t a Firefox Affiliate yet, why don’t you become one today? If you already are, we are sure you will love the new platform as much as we do and invite others to become one as well.

  • Mozilla’s WebDev team tells you all about the new affiliates program on their blog.
  • See which affiliates are leading the charge with the new affiliates leaderboard.
  • Want to know what’s next for Firefox Affiliates? WebDev’s roadmap will tell you.
  • Featured Contributor: Peiyong Lin

    A long time Firefox user, Peiyong Lin first contributed to Mozilla in October, 2013. As a coder, he has written a variety of patches for both Firefox and Servo and also provided translation and volunteer encouragement for his local community.

    Peiyong is a programmer finishing up his degree at Sun Yat-sen University in Guandong Province in China and loves to dive into Firefox projects to grow with Mozilla.

    Regarding his involvement, he says, “It’s very exciting when you know that people may have a better experience when they get access to the Internet… Mozilla has the power to shape the future of the Internet. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to get involved?”

    Thank you for making the web a better place, Peiyong!

  • Learn to code with Firefox
  • Join L10n and translate Mozilla products into your language
  • Peiyong is a university student coding Firefox. Do you want to do the same? Become a Student Ambassador!
  • Photo of the Week

    Photo of the week

    Some Firefox fans at the 15º Fórum Internacional de Software Livre. Photo by Ricardo Pontes. Find more pictures of the event on Flickr.

    Upcoming events
    * Ongoing – Remote: Webmaker Training
    * May 27 – June 8 – Tamil Nadu, India: MozCafe Chennai
    * June 5 – Mayence, Germany: RheinMainJS
    * June 7 – Kampala, Uganda: Womoz Launch Party Uganda
    * June 7 & 8 – Vancouver, Canada: Mini Maker Faire Vancouver
    * Find even more near you on the Events Calendar

    Get Involved
    These are just some of the available contribution opportunities. Learn more about other ways to get involved and find other Mozillians in our community who share your interests.

    About about:mozilla
    about:mozilla is a contributor-led email newsletter. Check out our credits.

    Want to be a part of the next issue? about-mozilla@mozilla.com

    For more on what has been happening this week also checkout the Mozilla Project Meeting. You can also subscribe to the email version.

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