Mozilla Festival returns to London in October

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Mozilla is excited to announce the Mozilla Festival (#MozFest) will return to Ravensbourne, a wired media and design campus in East London, from October 24th through 26th. Registration is now open: http://mzl.la/Mozfestticket

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MozFest is the birthplace of many of Mozilla’s best and most innovative ideas.  Hundreds of passionate people—journalists, coders, filmmakers, designers, educators, and gamers from all over the world—will convene for three days of productive skill-sharing and collaboration. The  Festival features interactive sessions designed to foster participation and learning, as well as dedicated time for hacking on ideas that emerge  when hundreds of bright minds gather together in one space.

Our aim this year is to showcase and develop best practices for community leadership. Individual sessions are organized under the following themes:

Build and Teach the Web
Keep the web wild through hands-on making with innovative tools and teaching the web as a community.

Open Web With Things
Escape the limitations of your computer and build the web using sensors, circuits and good old paper and scissors.

Web in Your Pocket
Explore  opportunities in the booming world of the open web on mobile. How can we experiment & tinker to customize our own experience on our phones?

Source Code for Journalism
Design next-generation web solutions to solve critical issues facing news organizations and help journalism thrive on the open web.

Open Science and the Web
Examine the potential of the open web to re-define how we experiment, analyze and share scientific knowledge.

Art and Culture of the Web
An exploration of the programs, practices and inspirations of open and networked digital art forms.

Open Badges Lab
Challenge the conventional system of recognizing skills and learning.  Celebrate    achievements from Open Badge creators and issuers.

Hive Learning Networks
Join this lab for people working on building local city learning networks (Hives) and how they can better globally connect to share learning experiences for youth and digital media.

Musicians and Music Creators on the Open Web
Play a role and explore what it takes to make music on the open web.

Build the Web We Want
Protecting and advancing the free and open web for everyone.

Open Data
Uncover the data on the web and in our world that will help us better inform and organize our communities.

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MozFest is an opportunity for participants to hone skills, and amplify their voice around our common mission: ensuring the web is an innovation open  to all.

Get Involved:

  • Register to attend: http://mzl.la/Mozfestticket (last year’s event sold out, so register early)
  • Propose your own session before August 31: http://mzl.la/Propose
  • Volunteer!  We’ll match your availability and interests with what’s needed. There  will be shifts, so you’ll have a chance to participate at the festival,  too.  Please sign up using this form: http://mzl.la/2014volunteer
  • Attend a Mozpub event! They are held on the second Wednesday of each month.  Chat about what’s happening at this year’s festival, and catch up with old friends from previous festivals. Sign up to attend the first one here http://mzl.la/mozpubjuly.