about:mozilla is a round-up of news and contribution opportunities. In this issue, we’re excited to share opportunities to throw a Maker Party, find your way home and stay safe on the Web.
Make and teach the Web with Maker Party from July 15 to September 15!
Last year, over 100,000 people in 330 cities participated in Maker Party, Mozilla’s global campaign to teach the Web. Maker Party unites educators, organizations and enthusiastic Web users with hands-on learning and making.
Individuals and organizations join Maker Party by attending an event in their area or running an event to teach the Web to their friends, family or communities.
Hosting a Maker Party is not only personally rewarding, it also contributes to the greater goal of increasing Web literacy for everyone, everywhere in the world.
Never get lost with Mozilla’s new location services program
Ever wish you could find your way without GPS?
Mozilla’s experimental new
location services finder will help you establish your location using a crowdsourced map when your GPS is not available.
The project is just starting, so there are plenty of ways for you to get involved!
- Webmaker Thimble to show you how to take the first steps to contribute.
- Join the project and get to the top of the leaderboard by mapping the most wireless networks to help other users.
- You can use the status map to find the wireless networks in your area.
- Read more about the history of this project from Mozilla’s community architect, Pierros Papadeas.
June is Internet Safety Month!
Helping people stay safe on the Web is a crucial part of our Manifesto.
By keeping your browser up to date and creating unique and secure passwords for each of your accounts, you’re already taking steps toward a secure browsing experience.
Here are some ways you can learn more about how to stay safe online and how to join us in helping keep you and your personal information safe:
- Contribute to the Internet’s safety with PriMo, the privacy team at Mozilla.
- Find out more about Firefox’s setting.
- Read more about how to make life awkward for hackers and share our guide with your family and friends.
Have a happy (and secure) Internet Safety Month!
Featured Contributor: Sujith Reddy
Sujith Reddy, a contributor from Hyderabad, India, is an open Web enthusiast and believes that “being open is freedom.” His focus is on evangelizing for developers with Angelhack, the world’s largest hackathon, but says there are lots of ways to get involved.
Sujith says, “Because Mozilla is not just a foundation, but a community, I find it interesting to contribute to the organization… Mozilla provides me an opportunity to talk to the people about the Open Web.” According to Sujith, Mozilla recognizes its contributors better than any other open source organization. He likes collaborating with other Mozilla contributors, which he finds “interesting, challenging, and fun”
Thank you for being an advocate for the open Web, Sujith!
- Sujith got involved with Mozilla through teaching the Web with Webmaker.
- At Me and Mozilla, you can read about all of Sujith’s contributions.
Photo of the Week
Open Knowledge Finland’s Open Culture Data master class study trip to London in May 2014.
* June 15 – Rawalpindi, Pakistan: HTML5 Game Development Competition
* June 20 – Taipei, Taiwan: Weekly MozTW Lab
* June 21 & 22 – Paris, France: Mozilla Bugs Squashing Party
* June 21-23 – Portland, Oregon: Ada Camp
* June 26 – Remote: Marketplace Day
* Find even more near you on the Events Calendar
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.
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