Mozilla Fellowships #1: Become a curriculum developer!

I’m Chris Mills, and I’d like to tell you a little bit about the Mozilla Fellowship I’m mentoring this year: Curriculum Development.

By day I write documentation for the Mozilla Developer Network (MDN), and it gives me immense job satisfaction to know that what we write is being used by around 3.5 million people each month. Not only that, but our material benefits professional developers, and also increasingly students/learners (exemplified by our Learning Zone.) We are not only helping people with their work; we are also helping to shape web literacy and future careers.

Wouldn’t you love to be a part of this? One great way would be to sign up for a Curriculum Development Fellowship. In this role you’ll get to develop a curriculum of your choice — learning materials that aim to teach a subject you are passionate about. You can feel free to suggest anything you like, as long as it is in the remit of MDN and suits our purposes.

This means key web or Mozilla technologies. We’ve already got other fellowships specifically covering WebGL and Service Workers, but what about a curriculum about web animation, Firefox OS apps, game development in general, or the new features of ECMAScript 6?

The curriculum can involve multiple media types, for example articles, code samples, exercises, videos and more. As long as the learning path makes sense and works — and you are happy — we are happy.

We will work with you to match you to the best subject based on your background, ideas, and Mozilla priorities.

You should be an experienced web developer with expertise in JavaScript, CSS, HTML and/or other key technologies. Proficiency in written and spoken English is also necessary, as the curriculum should be published in English first, although we also welcome localised projects too.

So what are you waiting for? Learn more and apply!