about:mozilla is a weekly round-up of news and contribution opportunities. Here’s what’s happening this week.
800,000th Bug Sweepstake
Soon, the bugzilla.mozilla.org bug database will hit another major milestone – the 800,000th bug. Gervase Markham, is running a sweepstake again on when it will be submitted. Here’s how you can take part: simply follow the introductions in his blog post and email him the date and time you think bug 800,000 will be filed. Make sure to do this before the closing date next Wednesday. The lucky winner will receive some awesome Mozilla gear. Good luck!
Firefox 15 – Better, faster, more playful
What are You made of?
Do you spend an inordinate amount of time on Twitter? Or do you prefer customizing your Tumblr? Or maybe you’d rather spend the whole day unlocking the next level of your favourite game? No matter how you use the web, we have the projects and tools to help you sharpen your webmaking skills. Take the Mozilla Webmaker quiz to explore your inner webmaker and get a neat sticker for free.
Gearing Up for the Grand Finale of #MozParty
This summer, Mozilla asked you to join a unique global experiment, by inviting people all over the world to learn and make something amazing with the web. The result was the first Summer Code Party. Thanks to you, it’s already been a huge success with more than 600 events worldwide in 77 different countries and 4,250 participants. Soon, the Summer Code party will end with a grand finale. Matt Thompson tells you how to join it and show the world what you made and learned this summer.
Mozilla at CampusParty ’12 and Berlin
Anant Narayanan, who, had the wonderful opportunity to take part in CampusParty Europe in Berlin, Germany. He talks about his first time at the CampusParty, which was hosted at an old but still intact airport. His primary focus at the event was to support the Firefox OS Challenge, and he also talked to some developers about how to create an app for Firefox OS. Anant also got the chance to visit the venue of the future Mozilla Space in Berlin, which is right on the historic Bernauer Straße
Photo of the Week
Firefox giving free hugs in Berlin, Germany
* August 30, Porto Allegre, Brazil BrazilJS
* September 1, Dunedin, New Zealand Kiwi PyCon
* September 3, Saõ Paulo, Brazil Mozilla Dev Meetup & Firefox OS Drinkup
* 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!
28 Aug 2012 Jan Bambach