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mercredi 5 octobre 2011

More details on the upcoming MozCamp Europe in Berlin

Do you remember my call to save the date back mid-August? So now William is calling for papers for the MozCamp EU and gives us more details.

  • Dates: no changes. Still scheduled for November 12th and 13th, 2011.
  • Overarching theme: "Many Voices, One Mozilla"
  • The MozCamp will take place at Kalkscheune, in Berlin
  • More details can be found on the EU MozCamp 2011 Wiki page, including:
  • There will be 3 tracks during this event:
    • Product & Technology Track
    • Skills Development and Community Growth Track
    • Engagement/Regionalization Track
  • The Format for talks has also evolved.

If you are an engaged Mozillian, I hope you're considering attending! William will be sending the invitations this week. I'm really looking forward this event. Like I wrote earlier, Mozilla is changing. The MozCamp in Berlin will be an important moment for us as a community to discuss how we're approaching this, and what will be our respective role in the future. I hope to see you there!

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mardi 16 août 2011

Mozilla Camp Europe 2011: save the date!

I'm very excited to announce that the next Mozilla Camp Europe will take place in Berlin (Germany) on November 12th and 13th, 2011! I'm also very happy to announce that Mozilla Camp concept extends to Asia: it will take place the following week end, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on November 19th-20th, 2011. For those who aren't familiar with the event, Mozilla Camp (aka MozCamp) is a large 2-day regional Mozilla summit that brings together Mozilla staff and active contributors from a region for (an intense!) weekend of presentations, discussions, brainstorms, workshops, hackathons around specific areas of the Mozilla project, all with a special focus on a region. The event is, of course, also the opportunity for Mozillians to meet IRL, put a face on a lot of quirky IRC nicknames, and spent some quality time together!

So mark your calendars and stay tuned! William and I will be giving regular updates and more information on the event, its schedule and the sponsorship policy for participants. Feel free to get in touch with William or myself if you have questions and/or suggestions to make these Mozcamps a huge success!

I'm looking forward meeting you in person in Berlin!

Part of the Berlin Wall, Potsdamer Platz

Part of the Berlin Wall, Potsdamer Platz

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mercredi 11 mars 2009

Mozcamp in Utrecht

The first MozCamp (of this kind at least) was held last Friday in The Netherlands, in Utrecht last Friday. Quoting the Wiki:

MozCamps are local events for people passionate about the open web. Each event includes discussion, hands-on-demos and collaborative scheming about ways to promote and protect the open participatory nature of the internet.

MozCamp Utrecht

MozCamp Utrecht

I have delivered two talks, one about the Open Web, and the other one about Mozilla Labs and Open Innovation. During the first one, I asked Paul Rouget to do 15mn of his now world famous demos around canvas and video to show that the Open Web is actually much more powerful than what people generally think. I can't wait to have modern browsers everywhere so that Web developers can use these new features! I also asked Olivier Gambier – a French volunteer – to demonstrate that one of the very cool things about the Web is that it's hackable, e.g. you don't have to passively consume content, but can in fact adapt the content to your own needs (for accessibility, mash-ups, etc.) Olivier has demonstrated how the browser can alter the appearance (via user style sheets), the content (via GreaseMonkey), the browser (via add-ons) and the the way to interact (via Ubiquity). Olivier's demo was quite astonishing in bending the Web.

There were additional talks, sometimes in parallel tracks, covering many things from legal to security and other goodies that the W3C is working on. Of course, local Mozilla volunteers did had a talk.

The final talk was very participatory, as we brainstormed about what the Open Web had to address, and how to participate to fix this. This last session was a blast, with people volunteering to work on specific tasks. One of the things that was mentioned as particularly important was the need to augment the market share of modern browsers (Opera, Chrome, Safari and Firefox) in the Netherlands. I hope to be here next year as I'll be able to measure progress on this important topic!

Now we want more of these MozCamps to be held by volunteers. I can share the slide decks in various formats, and we plan to have more details about the demo. I'm not sure yet if we can post videos of the talks (it's a lot of work), but we'll do our best.

Should you want to organize a MozCamp near, please get in touch!

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