Articles by Matt Thompson

3… 2… 1… MozFest!

1,300 hackers, media-makers and educators gather in London to invent the web’s future The 4th annual Mozilla Festival kicks off tomorrow in London. The three-day festival of making and learning is Mozilla’s biggest public event of the year, with more … Read more

Launching Maker Party 2013

Let’s get this party started! Mozilla has officially kicked off Maker Party 2013! For the next three months, people around the world will meet up at great events, make cool stuff and share it all online. The goal: host a … Read more

Introducing Open Badges 1.0

Get recognition for learning that happens anywhere. Share it on the places that matter. Today we’re extremely proud to release Mozilla Open Badges 1.0, an exciting new online standard to recognize and verify learning. Open Badges makes it easy to… … Read more

And the Game On competition winners are…

Pushing the frontiers of gaming on the web Today we’re thrilled to announce the winners of this year’s “Game On” competition. The competition invited game designers and developers around the world to submit their games. The goal: show how new … Read more

Hack This Game

Introducing this year’s “Game On” competition Imagine the Web as an open gaming platform for the world. Where game players seamlessly become game creators. Where your favorite games work on any device, anytime, anywhere. And where your own personal web-based … Read more

Art meets the open web

Announcing the Mozilla Eyebeam Open(Art) Fellows Today, Mozilla and the Eyebeam Art + Technology Center are pleased to announce the recipients of the first-ever Open(Art) Fellowships. Together, these creative technologists will be exploring the frontier of art and the open … Read more

Introducing Popcorn Maker

Today at the Mozilla Festival, we’re extremely proud to launch the 1.0 version of Popcorn Maker, a free web app that makes video pop with interactivity, context and the magic of the web. Popcorn Maker makes it easy to enhance, … Read more

Introducing Mozilla Webmaker badges

A new way to teach, learn and get credentials for digital skills Today at the Mozilla Festival in London, we’re extremely proud to announce the launch of new Mozilla Webmaker badges. Webmaker badges are an exciting new way to teach, … Read more

Building a big tent for teaching the web

Mozilla, Nesta and Nominet Trust announce new digital literacy partnership in the UK   Today, on the eve of the Mozilla Festival in London, Mozilla is proud to announce a new partnership aimed at spreading digital literacy in the UK. … Read more

TED Talk: Ryan Merkley demos Popcorn

Today, a powerful new Popcorn Maker demo makes its debut on TED.com, showcasing Popcorn’s potential to change the way the world tells stories on the web. Mozilla Chief Operating Officer, Ryan Merkley, presented Popcorn Maker with a live demo at … Read more

Make your own political campaign ad

Mozilla and PBS Newshour launch innovative new election video tool — starring YOU [updated Oct 12 to include PBS Newshour video] Today, Mozilla and PBS Newshour are proud to launch AdLibs, a unique new media mash-up tool centered on the … Read more