This weekend, MozCamp Europe kicks off in Warsaw. Mozilla Reps and other inspired community members will get together to share ideas on growing Mozilla and serving the mission in their communities.
To mark the occasion, here are some highlights from Mozilla’s Summer Code Party in Europe and beyond. The goal: showcase how Mozilla Reps are already using Mozilla Webmaker tools and the Summer Code Party to reach out to new communities and advance their local work.
About 44 MozReps have held Summer Code Party events so far — here are some of their stories.
Cluj, Romania: 48-hour hackathon
Mozilla Reps Ioana Chiorean and Alex Lakatos hosted a 48-hour Summer Code Party hackathon with about 25 particpants. Together they built web apps and taught webmaking basics like HTML and CSS.
The Cluj hackathon produced two new mobile apps: Hypnosis and Tic Tac Toe. More great photos from the event are here.
Dundee, Scotland: “Making the web physical”
Jon Rogers and Knight-Mozilla OpenNews fellow Laurian Gridinoc gathered with about 50 participants. The focus: physical hacking and linking the web to real objects.
“This is a tech jam Mozilla style – bringing together journalists, coders, film-makers, geeks, programmers and designers interested in turning live data into physical objects.” –Meld Online
Some of what MozParty Dundee made together:
- Interactive news games. A mash-up of “Have I got news for you” and “whack-a-mole.”
- Tweetie birds. Daniella Rovira’s Twitter bird flapped its wings whenever someone tweeted “#MozParty.”
- Street view joystick. Controlling Google Maps street view using a joystick controller.
- VIDEO: Presenting these and other finished hacks on Air Mozilla
- Blog posts on the event here, here and here.
Zurich: building mobile apps
Organized by Mozilla Rep Henrik Mitsch, this event focused on creating FirefoxOS apps — like this PDF viewer built using pdf.js — plus sessions on localization, Mozilla Popcorn and “Firefox Source Code 101.”
Pune, India: growing Mozilla through webmaking
Organized by Sayak Sarkar, Faisal Aziz and others, this all-day workshop drew 70 participants to showcase the Mozilla project and teach webmaking. Talks included key aspects of Firefox, FirefoxOS, a hands-on session with Mozilla Thimble and more.
“We are planning on ending the Mozilla Summer Code Party on a high — and we are going BIG for this.” —MozRep Sayak Sarkar
Pune has since gone on to host six more events and is now planning something even bigger: a “Mozilla Carnival” as a grand finale to the Summer Code Party. In conjunction with Software Freedom Day, they’re Inviting Mozilla Reps and volunteers from across India and neighboring regions to participate.
- List of Mozilla Reps involved in organizing the upcoming Mozilla Carnival
- Photos of their events here and here
Santa Rosa, Philippines: webmaking in a cafe
Organized by Mozilla Rep Jean Austin, this event gathered about 15 participants in a public cafe to share Mozilla’s mission and teach webmaking. It included a hands-on session with Mozilla Thimble, and a bridge to a MozCoffee event in Manila. Lots of photos here and here.
- Join the MozCamp session about building Mozilla Webmaker materials and support for Mozilla Reps this Saturday.
- Access the presentation slides (Keynote on Dropbox). Includes these plus other Summer Code Party montages.
- List of Mozilla Reps who have expressed an interest in Webmaker.
- Contribute to our new Webmaker kit for Mozilla Reps. (coming soon)
- Check out Mozilla Webmaker projects, tools and event kits.
Remos rock! Don’t forget the awesome Hack Jam Emma Irwin put together in Victoria:
I’m happy to be working with Emma on a popcorn event this September!
Remos do rock- they were the first to user test Hackasaurus, the first to help conceptualize Thimble and are always thoughtful, creative and out on the field making things happen. So nice to see this post. Excited to work to make our relationship even stronger.