Cross-posted from the Mozilla blog.
Join us for three days of inspired making, learning and celebration in London. Today we’re extremely proud to launch the new 2012 Mozilla Festival web site — and invite you to join us November 9-11 in London, UK.
“We want everyone to tap the full creative power of the web. The Mozilla Festival is a magnet for people interested in learning about — and playing with — the web’s future.” —Mark Surman, Executive Director, Mozilla
Gathering educators, youth, coders, gamers, media-makers and you
This year’s Mozilla Festival will gather more than 800 passionate people with diverse backgrounds and skill-sets. The goal: push the frontiers of the open web, learn together, and make things that can change the world.
Coders, designers, journalists and educators will join with filmmakers, gamers, makers and youth from more than 40 different countries. Together they’ll participate in a series of design challenges, learning labs and fireside chats spread across four floors of the Ravensbourne design and media campus in East London.
Unlike traditional conferences, the emphasis at the Mozilla Festival is on hands-on making and collaboration — rather than passive consumption or listening to other people talk. It’s “more hack, less yack.” And a big tent for everyone — including partners, local communities and you — who shares Mozilla’s vision for a more open, web literate world.
“Technology is at the point where learners don’t just use the tools, but make the tools. This happens at places like the Mozilla Festival, where geeks and practitioners get together.” – Joi Ito, Mozilla Foundation Board Member, Director of MIT Media Lab
This year’s key themes:
- Building a generation of webmakers. Seeding a global movement to spread digital literacy and empower a new generation of digital creators.
- Coding for Kids. Including an entire floor of activities for youth hosted by Hive NYC, WYNC’s Radio Rookies, DigitalMe, O2 Think Big and more.
- Hackable Games. Pushing the frontiers of the web through gaming, opening games to remix, and creating games that teach web mechanics to the world.
- Making the Web Physical. Interactive prototypes that explore the potential of a physical internet. Hack with the MIT Media Lab, Product Design at the University of Dundee, TinkerCAD and more.
- Skills and Badges. Exploring how projects like Mozilla’s OpenBadges and others are rewarding achievement and unlocking the web’s full learning potential.
- Source Code for Journalism. Coding and working open for newsrooms and journalists, including news partners from the Knight-Mozilla OpenNews project like the BBC, the Guardian, the New York Times and others.
- Web-native Cinema. Exploring how HTML5 and new technologies like Mozilla Popcorn are changing the way film-makers, documentarians and everyday people tell stories on the web.
- Webmaking for Mobile. Coding and playing with mobile devices driven by the web. The web as platform for whole new devices and experiences.
- Register now. Join us for the Mozilla Festival in London, Nov 9 – 11!
- Learn more. Check out what’s in store at the Festival or propose a session.
- Volunteer. Be a part of making this year’s Festival a success.
- Check out video highlights from last year’s Festival, or read up on last year’s blog posts and coverage.
- Join the conversation. Join the discussion using #MozFest.