In this issue…


Take the HTML5 Canvas element, a Javascript library to do the physics, add a nice design, a social touch and you have an awesome HTML5 Game called MarbleRun! MarbleRun was the winner of the last Mozilla Game On Challenge and you can watch the authors to learn more about how it was made.

Infographics in HTML5 and CSS3

Infographics are fun and often beautiful, but they are also just static images. You can use web technologies to make interactive infographics that incorporate real time data that will also be accessible and searchable. Read more about why to use HTML5 and CSS3 to make an infographic and we’ll post some of the most interesting ones to our Hacks blog.

Hyper Audio Demo

Hyper Audio is an experimental HTML5-player that combines a music sharing platform with a JavaScript framework for integrating the web into audio productions. Check out a demo of the player with the popular Radiolab show and learn more about how it was made and how you can try it out yourself.

A whirlwind week in Kenya

Dietrich Ayala reports on his week in Kenya for a series of talks and a Firefox 4 release party. Mozilla Kenya organized an incredible week of activities that helped foster new Mozillians. Read all about it.

What’s up with SUMO?

Michael Verdi gives his regular update on SUMO. This week’s video blog post includes info on users and groups, private messaging and a PRD for LiveChat. Be sure to check back at the SUMO blog for these updates and visit the contributor forum if you’re interested in providing feedback.

Meet the new MDN Learning Center

Are you looking to improve your Web development skills? Jay Patel writes that MDN Learning offers great resources from around the Web to help every level of developer dig into their favorite open Web technologies. It includes tutorials, documentation, examples and more. Happy hacking!

Join Mozilla Update

Join Mozilla now has more Firefox. Ryan Merkley provides us the latest and greatest on the Join Mozilla program which includes an update to its design theme. The original design was very Mozilla-focused and the new design works in Firefox to create a greater connection to the brand and web pages where people hear about Join Mozilla. He also provides an update on numbers, localization, membership cards and more.

Upcoming events

* April and May, the world, Firefox Launch Parties
* May 5, London, England, London Tester Gathering
* May 6, online, Aurora Bugday
* May 11, Mountain View, California, San Francisco Selenium Meetup
* May 21 – 31, Huajuapan de León, Mexico, Kids on Computers Summit

Community calendar

For an up-to-date list of the coming week’s Mozilla project meetings and events, please see the Mozilla Community Calendar wiki page. Notes from previous meetings are linked to through the Calendar as well.

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