We are going to discuss some of the big questions in the governance of open projects pertaining to: authority, decision making, sustainability, transparency, ownership etc…. We are interested in as many voices as possible, so if you have a story or a challenge, please come along. This is NOT a panel discussion, but a cafe [...]
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A session where a topic is discussed and explored through lively, inclusive conversation.
Zombies, Run! is a multiplatform game designed to transform running into a fun activity. We’ll sharing our experiences developing Zombies, Run!, the differences between Android and iOS, and how we have solved the same problems on different platforms with different solutions. We’d like to encourage attendees to attack topics such as: Accelerometer tracking Location services [...]
Open Badges are a relatively new concept in UK education – both formal and informal. Unlike in the US where there are a number of DML Competition-funded projects mid-way through their work, there is only one of these in the UK (Supporter2Reporter). Nevertheless, there are a number of people already doing some work in the [...]
Thanks to the Web, the range of citizen science projects has exploded in recent years, ranging from computing climate models to folding proteins to sensing earthquakes. These projects have traditionally been developed by individual research groups in narrow software silos. But the rise of browser-based apps and the growing power of mobile devices enables new [...]
In this lunchtime conversation, learn how the Knight Foundation and Mozilla are transforming their work to match the speed of disruption and innovation in media. Michael Maness (VP/Journalism & Media Innovation, Knight Foundation) and Dan Sinker (Director, Knight-Mozilla OpenNews) will discuss the shifts in thinking on how media projects get conceived, funded, built, and managed.
Together, we will channel the spirit of the revolutionary avant-garde and draft the core tenants of a web documentary manifesto. The web promises a radically new direction for cinema, combining live data, networked collaboration and on-location access for new forms of storytelling. What transformation of the arts and society does this new medium propose? How [...]
When the Mozilla Manifesto was drafted five years ago to better define the principles of our project, we started by noting that the Internet “is becoming an increasingly important part of our lives.” Fast-forward to today and the Internet seems more ingrained in our lives than ever. As we look ahead to where the Web [...]
Webmakers – what do you wish you had experienced and learned when you were in elementary, middle and high school? What advice would you give teachers to prepare youth to be proficient in the digital literacies of today and into the future? Come join a fireside chat with educators from the National Writing Project to [...]
Overview of Mozilla Games and our progress towards delivering high performance games to the web. He will also show a demo of a first person shooter ported from C++ to JS + WebGL using Emscripten.
Tate Collective is a group of young creatives who work with a broad range of contemporary artists (multi-disciplinary) to create programme, targeted towards 15-25 year olds, for Tate Modern and Tate Britain. This session will look at their practice of working with artists as a means of responding to the art/artists of Tate and attracting [...]
You ran an awesome how-to coding event and the participants walked away with some new webmaker skills. Now what? How do we support the blossoming programmers after the event is over? Without the on-going support of a mentor or peers, new skills can be forgotten. Mentors encourage and support learners in their interests, help them [...]
Since winning a prize in the 4th Digital Media and Learning Competition, DigitalMe and schools based social learning platform Makewaves have been piloting the Mozilla Open Badges system for our S2R Medals project. We’ve been developing an exciting new way to recognise and reward the skills young people develop by taking part in our award [...]
We’ve been working hard last year and a half building the second biggest Hacks/Hackers community around the world with 1670 members, and about 15 meetups and hackathons. We’ve created the HHBA Media Party, biggest mediathon ever in Southamerica with 700 participants in three days. We’ve reached a level of “expertise” bringing these two worlds together [...]
<p>A conversation with Mark Surman (Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation) about Mozilla’s mission and its vision to build a generation of webmakers.</p>
What does it mean to ‘level up’ with web skills? Join us as we talk about version 0.9 of Mozilla’s web literacies white paper. Have some input as we develop our thinking further and use it to power Webmaker badges. We’ll give you an overview of our latest work and then ask for your input. [...]
This summer, we had more than 685 events in 80+ countries through the Summer Code Party. So, how can we have more next time? And how can we make the hosts that sign up feel more supported and better prepared, and help the events that happen be even higher quality? Come and help us produce [...]
In early December, the International Telecommunication Union will meet in Dubai to consider treaty commitments that will turn over significant aspects of Internet regulation to nations, stripping away functions that have always been managed through open, community-based approaches. Members of civic society and the general public are largely barred from these meetings: at the ITU, [...]
Share the story of our Mozfest Young Reporters, who will introduce themselves and share their skills in filming and interviewing on to participants. Having spent the day reporting around the festival, interviewers will become interviewees, giving participants the chance to quiz the reporter team. The team are experienced reporters aged between 15-19, with aspirations in [...]
Join The MacArthur Foundation’s Connie Yowell and NESTA’s Tom Kenyon to discuss how these innovative grant makers have funded and developed 21st century learning agendas that are leading the way on how we think about teaching and learning in a digital age. Connie and Tom will discuss MacArthur’s Connected Learning principles and NESTA’s Digital Making [...]
From Watson, to driverless cars, to Siri, artificial intelligence is beginning to show what it can do. Now it’s journalism’s turn: The emergence of text processing and machine learning toolkits and services means that it’s easier than ever to build some editorial intelligence into online journalism and media applications – producing systems that are smart, [...]
Mozilla is launching the second Game On competition and invites you to show us what’s possible using the web as an open gaming platform for the world; This is your opportunity to invent new game mechanics, create new storylines, engage diverse audiences, introduce aesthetically challenging content and re-imagine the web as a gaming platform. Winners [...]
The web, and the internet it runs on, is deeply borne of a hacker ethos – the same motivations that gave birth to the videogames industry in the 70s and 80s. However, just as we hack together new frameworks for human action, we also need to respect existing frameworks and take time to play within [...]
Data challenges and how hacktivism can help journalism change status quo: Data and Access to Information context Killing data skepticism by doing it yourself (if gov. doesn’t open data, do it yourself). How we believe media must help promote a movement to open data and develop applications that will empower people´s participation and government accountability. [...]
You’re a Game Developer. What is the best use of your time? How do you best position your product for as wide a reach as possible, and across as many profitable platforms as possible? A number of platforms are becoming more and more hackable. Lets learn how to reach them all and do it at [...]
For individuals and organizations interested in growing a Hive Learning Network in their city. Discuss led by Hive NYC and Hive Chicago.
The Mozilla project is facing legal challenges on many fronts, as are many in the broader Mozilla community. If you are a lawyer, you can volunteer to help Mozilla. Mozilla and LawGives are building a community for lawyers to help the Mozilla project; lawyers who look to support people who make things, and who share [...]