This summer, Mozilla asked you to join in a unique global experiment: what if we invited people around the world to make and learn something amazing with the web?
The result was the world’s first-ever “Summer Code Party.” For the past 8 weeks, people have been getting together in big and small groups for some summer learning and fun. Trying out new Webmaker projects to unleash their digital creativity, gain new skills, and planting seeds for a more web literate world.
Thanks to you, the experiment has already been a huge success. Since the party kicked off on June 23, you have successfully run…
- more than 600 Summer Code Party events with
- 4,250 participants spread across
- 77 different countries!
And the party keeps on rolling. As we head into the party’s final month, there are events planned for Berlin, Cairo, India, the Netherlands, Colorado and Sioux City — to name just a few. Many of you will be hosting special “theme parties” around everything from sports to superheroes to “Call Me Maybe” remixes.
And it’s all gearing up for a global grand finale on September 22 and 23.
What are we making at #MozParty?
Some of our favorites from the past month:
- ParticleQuest. The winning hack at the CERN Summer Student Webfest remixed Mozilla’s BrowserQuest to give it a physics theme.
- Popcorning Barcelona. Explore a neighborhood on the outskirts of Barcelona with this Popcorn experiment from desdelamina.net.
- Hacking Little Brother. Cory Doctorow says he’s “proud and excited beyond words” to see youth using Popcorn to remix his novel, Little Brother.
- Robot-building. Youth at the “Future Library” in Veria, Greece used Thimble to create their own “How Tos” for building robots. (Check out Chloe’s post for more.)
- Thimble Composting. A great Thimble project from a group in Hawaii to create a ‘how to’ for composting — showing how easy it is to make your own pages with Thimble.
- Memes galore. The “Make your own meme” project continues to be one of the most popular — and a great way to get your first taste of HTML. Check out these examples.
- Lots more on Tumblr. Get a fuller taste of MozParty Makes on Tumblr. And check our new favorite MozParty photos.
- Got recent favorites of your own? Please share them with us here.
Gearing up for the grand finale: September 22 & 23
The Summer Code Party will wrap up with a grand finale the weekend of September 22 and 23. Let’s show the world what we made and learned together this summer, get together for demos and show and tells, and discuss what happens next.
Events are in the works at Mozilla spaces and partner venues in London, Berlin, New York, San Francisco — plus of course whatever you would like to add to the mix!
- Find an event near you. Search here or see all the upcoming events here.
- Start your own event. Start an event today, or as part of the big Sep 22 and 23 wrap-up. It can be big or small — our handy event kits make it easy.
- Check out the Sep 22 / 23 planning wiki. (Draft only — changing daily.) This wiki is where we’re fleshing out a) what’s happening and b) how to get involved.
- Share what you made at MozParty. Did you make, see or learn something amazing? Please submit it here so we can share with others.
- Get in touch. Join one of our weekly Webmaker community calls, newsgroup, or lots of other ways to get involved listed here.
Check out this ABC News video on a Summer Code Party event in New York