Archive for July, 2011

New Firefox Aurora and Beta here, Mozilla Arabic Meetup and more…

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

New Aurora and Beta Builds
The latest builds of both Firefox Aurora and Firefox Beta are available for download and testing. You’ll see changes in speed and memory use, developer tools, standards support and more. Try these out and help us prepare for the next Firefox release coming up in a few weeks in mid-August.

Mozilla Arabic Meetup

Mitchell Baker and members of the Mozilla Arabic community met up in Jordan recently. This is one of many local events happening around the world. See our new regional maps to meet local community members near you.

What Do You Want The Web To Be?
At a recent conference in Portland, we asked people what they wanted the web to be. Everyone had tons of great ideas and it really shows that it will be individuals (not corporations, governments or shareholders) that shape the future of the web. Take a look at a video with some of the ideas and share your own.

Instantbird Messaging App Released
Instantbird 1.0, an easy-to-use messaging client built using Mozilla technologies, has just been released. It provides access to a wide variety of instant messaging networks, including AIM, Google Talk and more. Learn more about Instantbird as well as the dozens of other applications that are powered by Mozilla.

Telemetry Performance Tests
Telemetry in Firefox is a new technology that allows us to build performance tests right into Firefox itself. Grab a build of Aurora and opt in to submit anonymous performance data and help us make Firefox even faster.

Upcoming events
* July 15, online, Firefox Desktop and Mobile Test Day
* July 15 – 17, Oslo, Norway, Solskogen DemoParty
* July 22 – 23, Mountain View, California, World Series of Hack
* August 16, London, England, Selenium users meetup
* November 4 – 6, London, England, Mozilla Festival — Media, Freedom and the Web
* See more on the Mozilla Community Calendar

Get Involved
These are just some of the available contribution opportunities. Learn more about other ways to get involved!

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Web FWD, Ice Cream Truck, Popcorn and more…

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

Web FWD
Mozilla has launched Web FWD, a community-driven innovation accelerator. Web FWD supports Open Web innovators by providing a space at Mozilla where they can build their products. Check out the Web FWD site for more information and to submit your application.

Firefox Ice Cream Truck

The Firefox Gone Mobile ice cream truck was giving out ice cream last week in San Francisco and London along with information about Firefox for Mobile. The ice cream truck has been a hit wherever it’s gone, so it may be coming to a town near you. If you’re interested in our mobile projects, learn more about getting involved.

A Fresh Batch of Popcorn
The new version of Popcorn.js, a library enabling video to interact with the rest of the web, is out. The improvements include better stability, events effects, plug-in defaults and more. To get an idea of the cool things you can do with popcorn.js, check out the demos page for some inspiration.

Developer Network News
The Mozilla Developer Network has launched three new projects. July’s Dev Derby allows developers to show what they can do with HTML5 video and compete for prizes in the process. Promote MDN allows developers to spread the word about their favorite documentation, and the “Where is Mozilla” calendar shows upcoming events that Mozilla will attend.

World Series of Hack
Come join Mozilla and over 300 interns and engineers from the Silicon Valley for the first annual WSOH (World Series of Hack) on July 22nd-23rd. It’s a unique opportunity for students from different universities, countries, and cultural backgrounds to work together to build something awesome.

Upcoming events
* July 6, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Malaysia Community Meetup
* July 7, online, Contribute Group meeting
* July 8, online, SUMO Users & Groups Testday
* July 9 – 12, Los Angeles, California, Casting call for Firefox video
* July 15 – 17, Oslo, Norway, Solskogen DemoParty
* July 22 – 23, Mountain View, California, World Series of Hack
* November 4 – 6, London, England, Mozilla Festival — Media, Freedom and the Web
* See more on the Mozilla Community Calendar

Get Involved
These are just some of the available contribution opportunities. Learn more about other ways to get involved!

About about:mozilla
The newsletter is written by Mozilla’s contributor engagement team and is published every Tuesday.

If you have anything you would like to include in our next issue, please contact: about-mozilla[at]mozilla.com.

You can also subscribe to the email version.

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