about:mozilla is a weekly round-up of news and contribution opportunities. Here’s what’s happening this week.
Mozilla Foundation Launch Codes
In the last two months, we’ve launched many awesome projects and initiatives – so many, that it’s hard to keep track of them. Luckily, Erin Knight wrote a blog post in which she recaps which projects were launched and which ones are coming up soon. Make sure to read it if you want to know more about the upcoming Weekend of Code, Open Badger and Alpha Webmaker Badges and lots of other stuff.
Get a sneak preview at the new Australis tabs
Have you already seen the new Australis design? If so, we have great news for you. Thanks to Jared Wein, you can now get a sneek peek of the upcoming design update by downloading a special version of Firefox for Windows. You find the download links in his blog post. If you are on OS X or Linux, we’re sorry to tell you that it has only been implemented for Windows yet.
Introducing Thimble: Webmaking Made Easy
Yesterday, a new Mozilla Webmaker app was launched to the world called Thimble. It’s a new tool that makes it very easy for anyone to create and share their own web pages and other projects in a matter of minutes. It’s an intuitive visual editor that lets you write and edit HTML right in your browser, preview and correct your work, and then publish and share fully functional web pages with a single click. Read the official blog post and start making the web.
Story Camp Liftoff
On Thursday, the free online learning lab called Story Camp will hold its first livecast. Just yesterday we introduced the first new Popcorn template to the facilitators of the 27 youth centers participating in StoryCamp and fielded questions on the teacher’s guide. The guide includes tons of resources for educators and learners alike. You can read more about it in Laura Hilliger’s blog post.
Mozilla Ignite launch at White House makes headlines
Last week, the launch of Mozilla Ignite, an competition to help ignite the era of high-speed broadband internet that features cash prizes, made headlines. Matt Thompson, the Chief Storyteller of Mozilla, created a round-up of the press coverage that includes a video of the announcement by Mozilla Executive Director Mark Surman at the White House.
* June 22, Ancona, Italy Conferenzia Italiana sul Software Libero
* June 23, Zurich, Switzerland Weekend of Code
* June 25, Portland, OR Open Source Bridge
* June 28, Mountain View, California DevOps Days Mountain View
* June 29, Paris, France W3café France
* 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,
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Have a good week folks and keep rocking the Web!
19 Jun 2012 Jan Bambach