Archive for September, 2011

Browsing Faster, Mozillians as Inventors, and more…

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

Make Web Browsing Faster
Mozilla has released a Firefox update today that brings improved memory use to help make browsing faster. A number of other improvements are included such as WebSockets, a faster Canvas element, support for the new Navigation Web Timing Spec and more. Find out more about the changes in Firefox for Desktop and Firefox for Android.

Mozillians as Inventors

Mark Surman talks about his vision of connecting learning and innovation and how a deeper learning happens when people get to make something new and innovative. What do you think about this idea?

BrowserID Demo
The Identity team recently gave a short demo showing how OpenPhoto is using BrowserID to keep it’s login nice and simple for their users. Why not try BrowserID for yourself, run it on your site, and give us feedback on our mailing list.

Hackasaurus in Schools
Anna Debenham and Aral Balkan ran a couple of Hackasaurus workshops in local schools during Brighton’s Digital Festival. The workshops taught students how to inspect HTML using the Web X-Ray Goggles and how to start building their own webpages which which you can find in their Hackbook.

What’s Up With Firefox Support
This week Michael Verdi shows how you can help out with answering support questions in the forums and also shows the great view of the bay from the San Francisco Mozilla office. Watch the video and learn more about Firefox support.

Apps QA
Want to learn how web applications are going to change in the next few years and learn some of the latest testing techniques? Get involved with Apps QA.

Meet Some Mozillians
Bonjour Mozilla says bonjour to Andy Chung, Allan Caeg, Lourdes Castillo and Nicolas Pierron. Read more about how these people are contributing to Mozilla.

Upcoming events
* September 28 – 30, Kampala, Uganda, Uganda community meetup and Luganda localization event
* September 29, City University in London, Add-on SDK Workshop
* October 5, San Francisco, California, Strategy for Firefox for Android support
* October 17, Mountain View, California, Add-on SDK Workshops
* November 4 – 6, London, England, Mozilla Festival — Media, Freedom and the Web
* November 12 – 13, Berlin, Germany, Mozilla Camp Europe 2011
* November 19 – 20, Kuala Lumpur, Asia Mozilla Camp Asia 2011
* See more on the Upcoming Events Calendar

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

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Firefox for Tablets, Open Badges and more…

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

Firefox for Tablets
Lucas Rocha of the Firefox Mobile team announced that the new Firefox UI for Android tablets is now available in nightly builds. Check it out and then drop by #mobile on irc.mozilla.org if you would like to help us make it even better.

Open Badges

Mozilla launched the Open Badges project which will make it easy for everyone to share and gather badges to show their skills to the world. Download the code and look out for how others, like School of Webcraft, are making use of this new infrastructure.

Promoting New Technologies
Chris Heilmann recently gave a talk about new web technologies and how to promote them. When you want to do a quick show and tell of new technologies you can go to the slides, uncheck the ones you don’t want, hit the start presentation button and go for it.

Braderie de Lille
Thanks to the Mozilla Belgium community, Mozilla had a booth at the Grande braderie de Lille in Northern France, a gigantic flea market attracting millions of people. If you’re also interested in spreading the word about Mozilla, check out the Mozilla Reps program.

Meet A Mozillian
Jessica Klein is a talented illustrator interested in education and ways to connect people with new technologies. She is the Design and Learning Lead of Hackasaurus. Find out more about Jessica and some of her great ideas, like creating hackable comics.

Thanks Mike Shaver
Mike Shaver announced that he’s leaving Mozilla after working at Mozilla the past 6 years (and he’s been involved even longer, since before Mozilla.org even existed). John Lilly and Asa Dotzler were just two of the people who wanted to thank Mike for all that he’s done for Mozilla and the web. Thanks and good luck, Mike!

Upcoming Events
* September 29, City University in London, Add-on SDK Workshop
* November 4 – 6, London, England, Mozilla Festival — Media, Freedom and the Web
* November 12 – 13, Berlin, Germany, Mozilla Camp Europe 2011
* November 19 – 20, Kuala Lumpur, Asia Mozilla Camp Asia 2011
* See more on the Upcoming Events 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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