Archive for February, 2012

The Web is the Platform, Helping Webmakers and more…

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

The Web is the Platform
It’s been an exciting two days at MWC 2012.  Among all the news, we previewed our Boot to Gecko project which will allow mobile devices to be powered by HTML5! If you would like to help us build this next generation of mobile phones – built entirely on the Web – please join #developers or #b2g on IRC or check out our wiki page. More background information is available at Mozilla Hacks.

Helping Webmakers

Mark Surman discusses why we need to focus on building our own making and learning tools and on helping out others who are teaching Web making. If your an educator and would like to run a Hack event where you are please get in touch by leaving a comment on Mark’s blog.

Firefox Flicks almost open
The Firefox Flicks submission site will open shortly and run until May 1, 2012. The winning flick will be seen by Hollywood judges or potentially used in an international Mozilla marketing campaign. If you’re not an aspiring film maker, here’s how you can help. In the meantime, please have a look at our Firefox Flicks teaser video!

Introducing Mozilla Persona
BrowserID, our distributed Identity system, will be going under the name of Mozilla Persona. If you have any questions about the name change or would like to get involved you can reach us on our mailing list.

Mozilla Project Meeting
If you would like to discover other cool things that are happening all over the Mozilla project check out our weekly Mozilla project meetings.  You’ll see new Mozillians and learn about progress on all our initiatives.  The overall schedule and details can be found here.

Meet Some Mozillians
Bonjour Mozilla says bonjour to Sofien Chaabouni (Chaasof), Xavier Brusselaers (Groumphy), L’équipe B2G à Paris, Bravo le Brésil ! and Mozilla en Ouganda. Read more about how these people are contributing to Mozilla.

Upcoming events
* March 1, On the Web SUMO Day
* March 2, On the Web Aurora features testday
* March 25, London, England Mozilla Popcorn Learning Lab
* 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 and find other Mozillians in our community who share your interests.

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[dot]com or send us a status message on mozilla.status.net or a tweet @aboutmozilla.

You can also subscribe to the email version.

Have a good week folks and keep rocking the Web!

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What is a Webmaker, Winding down Drumbeat and more…

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

What exactly is a Webmaker?
Want to know what Mozilla means by Web making? Or why you (and Mozilla) should care? Mark Surman and Michelle Levesque recently gave a 20 minute talk that answers this question.

Winding down Drumbeat.org

Later this month were going to be winding down the Drumbeat brand and web site. We’re going to be focusing on our most successful projects that also happen to be ones that will help us build the next generation of webmakers. If you would like to get involved with building our new Website or help us with reinventing our brand or with other things that were working on check out our Mozilla Webmakers wiki for details on our projects, community calls, and others ways to stay in touch.

Dev Derby February
It’s February and time for our next Dev Derby! This month, we want to see what you can do with touch events. Your submitted demos will be showcased in our Mozilla’s Demo Studio, and we would also like to feature you in an article here on Mozilla Hacks as well! Go for it!

Popcorn Learning Labs
If you would like to organize (or take part in) a Mozilla Popcorn Learning Lab that introduces developers and filmmakers to remixing web content into video using open tools then check out this guide for more information.

Meet Some Mozillians
Bonjour Mozilla says bonjour to Cédric Menge (Chewey), Paul Berettoni (cmal), David McNamara (Mackers), Otto de Voogd and Philipp Kewisch. Read more about how these people are contributing to Mozilla.

Upcoming events

* February 21, San Francisco, USA and online, Firefox Add-ons Made Easy
* March 25, London, England Mozilla Popcorn Learning Lab
* 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 and find other Mozillians in our community who share your interests.

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[dot]com or send us a status message on mozilla.status.net or a tweet @aboutmozilla .

You can also subscribe to the email version.

Have a good week folks and keep rocking the Web!

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