Mozilla Webmaker weekly update for Mar 8, 2012
- Complete notes from the Mar 6, 2012 Mozilla Webmaker call
- Audio recording of the Mar 6 call
- Join next week’s call
Collusion kicks butt
The launch of Collusion made headlines around the world. The Ford Foundation is supporting Mozilla to help further develop the add-on and build large-scale education programs around online privacy and tracking.
- Install the Collusion add-on.
- See what the press is saying about it. From Mashable and PC World to Business Week, Fast Company and The Atlantic.
- Read the TED Talks blog post.
DML Badges for Learning Competition winners announced
A major milestone for the Open Badges project. Winners ranged from NASA, the U.S. Department of Education and the Girl Scouts of America to Intel, Disney-Pixar and Motorola. In the months ahead, all of them will build digital badge systems using Mozilla’s Open Badges Infrastructure.
- Read the blog post about the competition winners and what it all means.
- Check out the brand new Mozilla OpenBadges.org web site — and earn your first badge.
- The team is growing. Meet the new Open Badges product manager, Chris McAvoy! @chmcavoy
- The project roadmap is moving to Pivotal Tracker. Track milestones and progress there.
The Big Summer Webmaking Campaign
As Mark put it: “this is going to be *the* major galvanizing force for everything we do between now and the Mozilla Festival in November.” These summer maker events will include hack jams in many Mozilla Spaces, with informal learning and remixing in small peer groups.
- Read Ben Simon’s post on creating a giant “Kitchen Table Campaign“
- Read Michelle Thorne’s post on a “Webmaking Day of Action“
- Read Michelle Lesvesque’s post on the recent “Event Kit” sprint
Event Kit Sprint: making it easy to host your own event
How do we enable self-organized webmaker events that can scale up and take over the world? The events team did a massive sprint on this in San Francisco last week. Early results:
- The “mullet” events strategy: tidy in the front, messy in the back.
- Storytelling through events
- Go-to-market plan
- Final plan out and more detailed notes
Early web site mockups:
Mozilla Popcorn app releases version 0.2: “Ghostbusters”
The goal: make it easier for non-developers to tap the magic of Mozilla Popcorn through a simple GUI interface. The app just released version 0.2, codenamed “Ghostbusters.” (Complete with a Staypuft Marshmallow Man birthday cake.) What’s new and improved?
- stronger software foundations
- new UI
- droppable regions
New releases will drop every month. “Ghostbusters” was all about hunting bugs — next month’s 0.3 release, “The Breakfast Club,” is all about growing up.
- Take the Mozilla Popcorn app for a test drive
- Read Ben Moskowitz’s post for more on what’s new in 0.2 — and what’s next
SXSW: What is Mozilla up to?
SXSW starts Friday. Lots of Mozilla projects and events going on — look for a separate blog post on that soon. In the mean time, here’s an etherpad with rough notes on what we’re all up to. Please add if we’ve missed something.