about:mozilla is a weekly round-up of news and contribution opportunities. Here’s what’s happening this week.
Tracking the trackers
Gary Kovacs, the CEO of Mozilla, has given an interesting presentation on a contemporary topic, “Tracking the trackers”, at the TED university. TED is a nonprofit devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading” and they make the best talks and performances available to the world – for free. During that, he has shown the crowd a demo of Collusion, a tool that shows you who’s tracking your bahaviour on the internet. Make sure to check out his talk.
Firefox Flicks at the San Francisco International Film Festival
The big Firefox Flicks contest which allowed people to submit videos that tell our stories has come to an end and the jury is now choosing the best videos. The winner will be announced in nine days and to give a few impressions of the videos, the Firefox Flicks team hosted a part at the San Francisco International Film Festival and showed a teaser reel with some outstanding submissions. You can also watch all of the entries on the Firefox Flicks website and check back for more updates. May the best video win!
Become a Mobile Test Driver
Firefox for Android is extremely important to our mission, because we want to deliver an exceptional mobile web experience for users. That’s why the developers are trying to re-architect Firefox by using a native Android user interface. But we need your help to test daily builds of Firefox and file bugs if you run into them. The Mobile Test Drivers are fighting for a better Web, and you can become one too. If you don’t have an Android smartphone, you can be provided with a loaner phone. Go to the Testdrivers Program page for more information.
How do browser engines work?
Have you ever heard something about browsers’ internals? If not, then Anthony Ricaud can explain it to you! He gave a talk about what’s inside a browser to give web developers a better understanding of the internals of the “black box”. You can find a video of his speech right in his blog post, but if you prefer to read everything for yourself, you can also just take a look at the slides.
MDN Hack Day Tour
It was a whirlwind week for the Mozilla Developers in Latin America, who visited four cities over the course of 10 days in the southern part of South America to meet up with developers and Mozillians. The crew talked about HTML5, Boot To Gecko and the soon-to-be-launched Mozilla Marketplace for HTML 5 apps. Read more about the tour in the blog post by Havi Hoffman, the content curator at Mozilla Labs.
* May 11, New Brunswick, NJ Professional IT Community Conference
* May 14, San Francisco, California AnDevCon
* May 16, Hotel San Marco, Via longena 42, Verona, Italy jsDay 2012
* May 19, Taipei, Taiwan JSDC.tw 2012
* May 20, Chicago (Rosemont), IL Society for Technical Communication Summit
* May 20, Buenos Aires MDN Hack Day
* See more on the Mozilla Community Calendar
The newsletter is written by Mozilla’s contributor engagement team and is published every Tuesday. For more on what has been happening this week also checkout the Mozilla Project Meeting. 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!
08 May 2012 Jan Bambach