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Firefox Flicks, A Look at Gaia, Growing Mozilla and more…

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

Firefox Flicks
We are excited to let everyone know that the Firefox Flicks video competition is now open for entries. So if you’re a creative filmmaker or animator who would like to educate users about the issues that affect our online lives why not create a short film and enter the competition? All entries will be judged by a panel of Hollywood Judges and entered to win cash prizes. The deadline for entries is May 1, 2012. For more information please visit firefoxflicks.org.

A Look at Gaia
Gaia, Mozilla’s user interface for Boot to Gecko – all web technologies
Josh Carpenter, who is the Lead Designer for Boot to Gecko has posted a number of screenshots of the new Gaia interface for B2G. What makes Gaia truely awesome is that it is all developed using the Web technologies HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. The other wonderful thing about Gaia is that it is developed completely in the open! All the Gaia code is available on GitHub so you can check it out and test or contribute right now! If you would like to learn more about Gaia and the B2G project watch our talk given last week at the Mobile World Congress.

Growing Mozilla
David Boswell gives an update on Grow Mozilla, an initiative to help Mozillians achieve their crazy and ambitious goals by bringing in volunteers to their teams. Grow Mozilla brings together the tools, channels and expertise from our team and from other parts of the project into one place.
If you’d like to talk to us about how to find volunteers for your team, come to our regular real life discussion forums or join our online discussion forum.

Q & A With Michal Biniek
Michal Biniek is a frontend developer on the Innogames Lagoonia team, and an enthusiast of JavaScript and new web technologies like HTML5/CSS3, WebSockets, and WebRTC.
If you’ve been following Dev Derby since it launched last year, you might remember seeing Michal’s entries Fly, fly! or Too Many Fish in the Sea. Check out the Q & A to find out more about Michal.
Submissions are now open for upcoming Derbies: CSS 3D transforms, Audio, and the Web Sockets API.

Meet Some Mozillians
Bonjour Mozilla says bonjour to Marcia Knous, Brendan Eich, Andreas Gal, Santiago Hollmann (Nuno), Haitham El-Ghareeb, Matjaž à la tribune and Jardín Firefox en Cuba. Read more about how these people are contributing to Mozilla.

Upcoming events
* March 9, On the Web, Mozilla Persona (formerly known as BrowserID) 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.

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 .
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Have a good week folks and keep rocking the Web!

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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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