about:mozilla is a weekly round-up of news and contribution opportunities. Here’s what’s happening this week.
Help us make a welcome video
We are looking for contributors to help star in our upcoming welcome to Mozilla video. If you’d like to help, use a flip cam, video recorder or any high resolution video cam
and record yourself saying “Welcome to Mozilla” in your local language. Post your submissions to Flickr with the hashtag #welcomemozillians by Tuesday, August 21st. We’ll aim to include your video in our montage of Global Mozillians – we can’t guarantee all submissions will be included, but we’ll try! We’ll be sharing this video along with Mozilla’s new onboarding tool in coming months. If you have questions please email amie at mozilla dot com.
Highlights of MozCamp Latin America 2012
From April 21st to April 22nd, more than 150 passionate Mozillians from all over LATAM, the US, Spain and more areas were invited to take part in this year’s MozCamp. Under the theme “Many Voices, One Mozilla”, the event aimed to build upon our imperative to collaborate as Mozillians and share best practices. In a very emotional and stunning video you can see the highlights from MozCamp LATAM and get even more excited for the MozCamp Europe in September.
Can You Scroll?
A few weeks ago, developer evangelist Christian Heilmann coded an open-source game called Time yourself which is a fun game to see how good you are at guessing time. Now, he came up with another game – Can you scroll? This very simple game lets you predict the amount of pixels you want to scroll and then shows you by how many you are off. When you’re done, you can also share your score with your friends on Twitter, look behind the scenes of this game or at Christian’s handy cheatsheet.
Badges, Assessment and Webmaker+
Jess Klein talks about some of her thinking around assessment, badges and Webmaker+, that had an often talked about but never before explained concept. Normally, the tools and resources being built at Mozilla are intended to be learning experiences. For example, you can find a project, make and publish it and gain some HTML skills along the way. But: The current model also makes it able to walk away after publishing your project, without realizing that you just learned something. Check out her blogpost to watch the webcast and take a look at interesting wireframes.
Test the localizability of Gaia system apps
Gaia is the front-end of B2G in the form of a collection of HTML5 apps. Staś Małolepszy gives you easy tips on how to debug Gaia and test ideas for translations by using the built-in tools that are in your Firefox. This is a huge localization-related breakthrough. In his 15-minute-long screencast he shows you how easy it is to work on Gaia localization and if you don’t like watching long videos, you can simply read the script. Happy testing!
Photo of the Week
Smile! The Mozilla China community
Meet Some Mozillians
Mozilla says bonjour to Susan and Sarah Solovay. Read more about how they are contributing to Mozilla.
* August 18, Hobart, Australia PyCon Australia
* August 21, Berlin, Germany Campus Party Berlin
* September 1, Dunedin, New Zealand Kiwi PyCon
* September 4, Dublin, Ireland OWASP AppSec Ireland 2012
* September 8-9, Warsaw, Poland MozCamp Europe
* 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!
14 Aug 2012 Jan Bambach