Hey everyone! I know it’s been a month since FOSDEM, but university-related stuff and other time consuming activities have prevented me from posting in time. Here lies my (late) FOSDEM review anyway…
So, this year I had the chance to travel to Brussels and attend FOSDEM, one of the largest F/OSS events bringing together around 5000 developers/hackers/geeks from all over the world. Since I started contributing to open source communities back in 2009, I’ve always wanted to attend FOSDEM but I wasn’t actually able to for different reasons; but this year, it was like a dream finally coming true!
Day 0 – Friday 31/Jan/2014
I woke up 5am in the morning (I slept for like only 3 hours that night, ouch) and a good friend of mine gave me a lift to the airport. I took the plane from Samos and within an hour I had reached the Athens International Airport; the bad thing for me was that my connecting flight to Brussels was unfortunately around 7 hours ahead (ouch again). Some time later and while I was wandering around the airport, I accidentally bumped into some fellow Greek friends from other f/oss communities that were attending FOSDEM as well and waiting to board the same plane; I joined them and since then my waiting time passed quickly and in a more pleasant way.
After some time, we all boarded our flight together and reached Brussels airport in the evening. It was then time for the Greek group to split up since we were staying in different hotels. I boarded alone the train going to the Central Station when I was lucky enough again to bump into three fellow Mozillians from the Balkans: Redon, Elio and Ognyan. We four reached our hotel together and checked-in; by that time it was already late in the evening… it was time for the beer event! I spent little time in my room obviously and quickly rushed to Delirium; the place was so overcrowded already! I was so glad to see old faces again and meet some new interesting people… and taste some very nice beers of course!
Day 1 – Saturday 01/Feb/2014
Me and Alfredos (fredy) wanted to get to the venue a bit early in order to set up the Mozilla booth, so we took a taxi from the hotel. There, we brought some fxos hardware with us and along with fellow Mozillians we began setting up our booth; it was ready and rocking just in time for the event! We, the Mozilla Reps, were there to communicate with people, showcase Firefox OS using preview handsets, answer questions and of course promote our mission and our vision for the open web. It was pretty busy that day at our booth. We had a lot people visiting us and I was so happy to witness they seemed enthusiastic about Firefox OS. Those who had seen it the previous year noticed that it’s gotten better and faster. Many of them also expressed the wish to purchase such a device in the near future. In general, I think we received some really good feedback about Firefox OS.
People at the Mozilla Dev Room (via Clarista, CC-BY-NC-SA)
That day we also had a dev room dedicated to Mozilla. Mozillians gave a couple of interesting talks on different topics and we had people visiting our room. Those sessions have been recorded and you can find them here.
In the end of the day, we packed our booth stuff and left the venue. We all went back to our hotel and later on we went out for a moz-dinner. Unfortunately I had been completely exhausted that day at the booth, so I had to leave a bit earlier in order to get some rest to cope with the next day.
Day 2 – Sunday 02/Feb/2014
I can recall it was really cold that morning when we were waiting at the bus stop in order to get to the venue. Needless to say the whole bus was filled with FOSDEM attendees. Woah, how many cool people in such a smalll place! Again, once we got there we had to set up our booth from the beginning. Things were pretty much the same as the first day, except that we didn’t have a dedicated dev room. That however resulted in having more visitors and our booth getting even busier. Like the previous day, we focused mainly in Firefox OS, presenting it to our visitors and providing a hands-on experience using our handsets. Later we started running out of certain types of swag; in general our swag proved to be very popular and we happily gave away a lot to attendees on both days.
Me & Fredy with the Keons (via Alex Vennos, CC-BY)
Day 3 – Monday 03/Feb/2014
Before heading to the Brussels airport for my return flight, I had some spare time. So I took the opportunity and along with Stephen and Eduardo we went for a little sight-seeing. We stayed in the proximity of just the Grand Place, but still, it was great! In the early evening I reached the Brussels airport and boarded the plane, bumping into some fellow Greeks again. Arrived back to Athens and had to wait again for like 5 hours for my connecting flight to Samos (it’s bad because there are no frequent flights from ATH to SMI and vice-versa).
What can I say… I can’t find a proper word to describe how unique, awesome and rocking this FOSDEM was to me. It was an extraordinary experience. The only thing that I know is that I’m not missing a single FOSDEM from now on! Take care everyone
Currently we have a basic structure with few badges as samples, and we are invite people (you!) to submit / design more badges with tools, include the (localized) Badge Maker Offline Toolkit provided by Snook.
Here we drafted the design principles of MozTW Badges:
Encouraging people to contribute to Mozilla projects
Set up contributing pathway, helping community members to experience more.
Identify the ability of community members.
... and also 4 categories of badges: Events / Achievements, Roles, Abilities, Contributions.
Community members can design their own badges and submit to the system. Once we make sure that the design fits the principles, we will include it to the system.
You may have heard that Mozilla designed a few badges for community, like this, this, this, and this. But we still need some badges for things that related to local projects -- MozTW Badges fits the needs, and also works as a hub for different projects to showcase / promote their badges.
MozTW Badges is still a prototype, and we are trying to figure out a method to use badge system to encourage people join / enjoy the community. We will keep posting updates on this blog.
Saturday, March 1st, 2014: We had an interesting time on the previous day so we hoped we can get more attention from participants this day. In our Fedora dedicated room, the day started with an Inkscape workshop by Sirko Kemter. There were about 50 attendees. Some of them use Linux and others use Windows and […]
Friday, February 28th, 2014: Then FOSSASIA 2014 started with Welcome speech from organizers and the event host. During Opening ceremony, I got a keynote representative for Fedora about “The Future of Fedora Project”. In 5+ minutes, I tried to speak out the overview of Fedora and Fedora.next to give people some most important information attract more […]
Thursday, February 27th, 2014: It was excited since my flight took off in time and in fact, I got two travel mates: Nang Thang and Arky (I usually travel to FOSS events alone ). It was also my first time of first class lounge usage (thanks to the new golden GLP card ). It was […]
Contribution Activity Metrics – Early attempts and fails
Pierros Papadeas on March 06, 2014 05:39 PM
As we examined with the intro post, the need for contribution activity metrics for different contribution areas in Mozilla has been high. It was only logical that many attempts were made to address this issue, mainly on the area-level (and not in Mozilla-wide level). Almost all of them had zero interaction between each other, and there was a general lack of vision for an holistic approach to the problem.
After one of our initial gatherings as the (then meta-) Community Building Team, a couple of people brainstormed together a possible solution to our problem. Together with Josh Matthews, Giorgos Logiotatidis, Ricky Rosario and Liz Henry a new approach was born. Enter project Blackhole!
Project Blackhole was a collaborative effort to develop and maintain an infrastructure of gathering and serving raw contribution data within Mozilla. We created a data architecture and flow together with a data Schema and specification to describe contribution activities for the first time in Mozilla. The project went far enough (thanks to Josh) to create a working prototype for back-end and front-end.
What went right:
Having a single project to drive multiple metrics efforts forward got people engaged. Everyone saw the value of de-duplicating efforts and tapping into that as a resource. Also during the process of designing and testing it we were able to self-identify as a group of people that share interest and commitment towards a common goal. Most of those people went on to become active members of the Systems and Data Working Group. Finally, we ended up with a common language and descriptions around contribution activities, a really valuable asset to have for the future of cross-project tracking.
What went wrong:
Building *anything* from scratch can be hard. Really hard. First, everyone (rightfully) questions the need to build something instead of re-using what is out there. Once you get everyone on board, development and deployment resources are hard to find especially on a short notice. On top of that Blackhole’s architecture *seemed* logical enough in theory, but was never tested in scale so everyone involved was not 100% sure that our architecture would survive stress tests and the scale of Mozilla’s contribution ecosystem.
PRO TIP: Changing the project name does not help. We went from “Blackhole” to “Wormhole” (and back to “Blackhole”?), to better reflect the proposed data flow (data would not disappear forever!) and people got confused. Really confused. Which is obviously something that is not helpful during conversations. Pick a name, and stick to it!
Lack of a team dedicated to it and inability to get the project listed as a personal goal of people (or teams), halted any progress leading us to a fearsome dead-end.
What we learned:
As with most failures, this one was also really valuable. We learned that:
we need to be a top line goal for people and teams
we need to examine really well what is out there (internally or externally to Mozilla) and investigate the possibility of re-using it.
we need a clear and common language to make communications as effective as possible
we need to be inclusive in all our procedures as a working group, with volunteers as well as all paid staff.
and in true Mozilla fashion: we need to start small, test and iterate with a focus on modularity.
A way forward?
Having those lessons learned from the process, we sat down last December as a group and re-aligned. We addressed all 5 issues and now we are ready to move forward. And the name of it? Baloo. Stay tuned for more info on our next detailed post
Awal tahun 2014 yang menggembirakan, Mozilla Indonesia kembali berkunjung ke Malang pada bulan Januari 2014 yang lalu. Ada acara apa? Ada Wikusama Festival (WikuFest) di SMK Telkom Malang, pada tanggal 24-25 Januari 2014. Tahun lalu, Mozilla Indonesia juga ikut berpartisipasi dalam acara yang sama. Partisipasi Mozilla Indonesia tidak hanya mendatangkan pembicara untuk acara ini, tetapi juga menjadi education partner.
Mozilla Indonesia yang menjadi pembicara pada WikuFest tahun ini adalah : Yofie Setiawan, Arief Bayu Purwanto, Irayani Queencyputri (Rara), dan Dwi Hardy (FSA Univ. Brawijaya).
Apa sih WikuFest itu? Merunut dari situsnya, Wikusama Festival merupakan kegiatan tahunan Ikatan Alumni Wikusama, berupa seminar dua hari penuh dengan para pembicara dari alumni yang telah memiliki pengalaman luas di dunia industri ICT.
WikuFest : Wikusama Festival
Seperti tahun lalu, acara tahunan ini bukan semacam seminar satu atau dua hari, melainkan terdiri dari beberapa kelas paralel yang digelar beberapa kali dalam satu hari. Masing-masing pembicara dari Mozilla Indonesia mendapat 2 (dua) kali kelas dalam acara WikuFest ini. Khusus untuk Arief, ada kelas selama 3 jam bertema “Bootstrap Your Firefox OS Development”. Tidak hanya sampai di situ, ada juga tantangan 1 bulan untuk menyelesaikan calon apps yang sudah dibuat di kelas menjadi suatu aplikasi Firefox OS yang utuh.
Group photo di kelas Yofie
How to Contribute in Mozilla : SuMo and L1on project
Bootstrap Your Firefox OS Development
Suasana salah satu kelas di #WikuFest3
Yang berbeda dengan tahun lalu, pada Wikufest kali ini, kelas Mozilla Indonesia masing-masing yang digawangi oleh Yofie dan Rara (dalam hal ini berada dalam dua kelas yang berbeda dan berjalan paralel), juga menampilkan Romi Hardiyanto (@rodin) melalui video call. Romi Hardiyanto tinggal di Jerman, adalah seorang sukarelawan Mozilla yang fokus pada penerjemahan browser Firefox di L10n Project untuk Bahasa Indonesia. Dan hal ini telah dilakukan sejak bertahun-tahun yang lalu.
Video call dengan Romi Hardiyanto (@rodin)
Selain kelas paralel seperti yang disebutkan tadi, ada juga Mentor Meetup. Dalam mentor meetup ini para peserta WikuFest diperbolehkan mendekati pembicara mana saja yang disukai, lalu diskusi bareng.
Mentor meetup bersama Mozilla Indonesia
Selama dua hari, peserta ditantang untuk merakit papertoy KUMI sebanyak-banyaknya, dan ditunjukkan pada hari terakhir di acara games. Yang terbanyak merakit papertoy KUMI mendapatkan sebuah mug Mozilla.
Pemenang KUMI Challange
Foto bareng peserta KUMI Challange
Ulang Tahun Yofie
Tepat pada hari kedua pelaksanaan WikuFest, yaitu tanggal 25 Januari 2014, Yofie Setiawan berulangtahun. Dan tidak disangka, para panitia pelaksana membuatkan sebuah kejutan untuk Yofie. Pada acara penutupan, Yofie dipanggil oleh MC untuk memberikan kesan-kesan mengenai WikuFest. Di saat Yofie lagi serius memberikan kesan-kesan, tiba-tiba masuk beberapa siswi SMK Telkom Malang menyanyikan lagu ulang tahun serta membawakan kue ulang tahun lengkap dengan lilinnya. Selamat ulang tahun, Yof!
Happy Birthday, Yofie :)
Riuhnya WikuFest tidak berakhir begitu saja. Malamnya diadakan MozKopdar Malang di kantin SMK Telkom Malang, dan ada sekitar 60 orang yang hadir. Sharing terus berjalan, keseruan tetap di hati. Sampai ketemu tahun depan, WikuFest!
It makes you proud when amazing things are happening at your Alma Mater.
In my good old days as an undergraduate student, I wasn’t an aggressive advocate of Open Source, Mozilla nor the Open Web. My education and knowledge were usually confined within the university. But deep inside I always used to believe in doing good (with code) for the community. I feel little sad that I didn’t discover all the riches soon enough. But when I did, it became an amazing experience. You all know, being a Mozillian is a journey!
Few students from IIITA have already found what I call – ‘the joy of doing good‘. It is that feeling where you feel you are a part of one human community and have that inner desire to do good. As a student and engineer, we chose our path by building, creating something useful for the better of all and inspiring and supporting the good side.
This is why I feel they understand Mozilla and Open Source
I wasn’t fortunate enough to attend our first even MozCafe, but was fortunate enough to see great things happening around my alma mater. I could clearly see that these bunch of students, who also established IIITA Firefox Club, were trying to build a foundation for existing and future community efforts and programs at IIITA. By looking at the videos they made for the event, I could sense the passion and desire they have to motivate their college-mates and ‘make coding more interesting’. Have a peek at their introductory video:
They also created a fantastic video to encourage students to start contributing to open source and Mozilla. This is just the tip of the ice berg, I fully expect these guys to conduct various other events for students to encourage them to dive into this wonderful global community of people who believe openness, innovation, and opportunities are the key to a better internet. I wish them all the best and good luck in promoting Mozilla and Open Source! I hope I do have that opportunity to visit my old school to share my experience and thoughts some day.. soon!
I was extremely honoured to present ‘Integrate Web Literacy with Mozilla Webmaker’ , at the Canadian Open Data this past February 20th, one day before Open Data Day. The Open Data community has been a collaborative partner of Mozilla in British Columbia for a couple of years now, and definitely kindred spirits in promoting openness and digital literacy.
In 2013 our Mozilla community joined in for Open Data day at City Hall in Victoria BC. Herb Lainchbury organized the adult hackathon, and we brought a group of youth to hack on Webmaker tools with a focus on memories of their city. It was great event, made even better by the partnership of our two communities providing opportunity for youth to interact with adults making a difference in their community.
That’s the mayor of Victoria BC incase you’re wondering :)
As a developer I am very keen to learn more about opportunity to bring open innovation to advocacy projects, and although i’ve long understood the value of Open Data – this conference really opened my eyes to not only the potential, but the work being done across Canada to make a difference in everything from how we evaluate neighborhoods and Real Estate, to how we can better hold accountable – our political leaders. Also Vancouver BC in Minecraft.The Open Data community is one to watch for innovation.
The connecting theme for Mozilla Webmaker was clear , three speakers before me expressed concern for missing or minimal Digital, Data, and Media Literacy. Literacy to grow a community, Literacy to free information, Literacy to empower citizens – all limited without the web, all made much more difficult without a web literate population. I found this great quote:
There is a misplaced assumption that everybody knows what data is, and how useful it can be. Yet that’s not the case at all.- RSA Blogs
Which really reflected my own experience:
There is misplaced assumption that youth today are empowered in technology; that they understand the Web is their to make. Most Don’t -Me (based on my conversations with youth ages 8-18 in BC)
My suggestion is, that the future of open data advocacy depends on the next generation’s recognition that the web is theirs to make. Web Literacy is not a part of the curriculum in British Columbia (that still sounds crazy when I say it out loud), and so that invitation is entirely missing.
Dream: A merging of the Webmaker ‘Maker Party’ Map, and the Open Data Day ‘Hackathon’ Map. That as the Open Data community grows, we not only run more events together teaching the web, but that all of the cool things they’re doing grow into Hacktivity Kits - so that anyone interested in teaching literacy relevant to open data, can…
I met lots of inspiring, cool people doing amazing things – and EXCITED EXCITED – about teaching the web, including Sean from the City of Surrey who will be running teen hackathon with Mozilla Appmaker as a result of standing up and asking for ‘help’ after my talk :) Can’t wait to hear how that goes.
I PLAN on hacking for the next Open Data Day Hackathon <3
Top 5 Videos of FSA Video Tutorials for the month of February
Gauthamraj (email@example.com) on March 04, 2014 08:06 PM
Hello all ,
Details about the top 5 popcorn makes from FSA Video Tutorials for the month of February is given on this post. If you are new and hearing Video Tutorials for the first time , you should check the wiki here .
Video Tutorials in February
Theme : What I love about being Firefox Student Ambassador
No.of submissions : 9
All video submissions in the month , can be found here .
Top 5 Videos
Among all the submissions , top 5 tutorials was selected with help from Student Working Group (SWG) and featured in this blog post .
Mohankumar Duraisamy , fellow ambassador from India loves being FSA because ,
Easier way to get involved if you're a student
Helped in contributing to FSA that got him new friends across the globe
Love being recognized with Open badges
Created popcorn video about Light Beam
Developed 7 Fxos applications so far
Provided platform to share his learnings
Watch Mohan's Video below ,
Nikesh Balami , fellow ambassador from Nepal love being FSA because ,
It's the Best way to meet new people and to collect knowledge
Helps develop leadership quality
Every work / effort is recognized by Mozilla
It gives enjoyment , fun and lot of learning
Gives the feel of a "TRUE MOZILLIAN"
Watch Nikesh's video below ,
Varun Kaushik , fellow ambassador from India love being FSA because ,
Mozilla presence in the college
Enhanced Leadership skills
Chance to attend events
Great learning experience
Watch Varun's video below ,
Muhammad , fellow ambassador from Indonesia love being FSA because ,
Love all the products of Mozilla
Gave the chance to host events and to meet new people
Developed ' FSA TelkomU ' firefoxos app
Watch Muhammad's video below ,
Shreyas N Kutty , fellow ambassador from India love being FSA because ,
Started and leading Sathyabama University
Together with club members initiated " KIDZILLA"
KIDZILLA aim in educating kids with basics of Computer and Internet
Club plans to take KIDZILLA mainly to schools in outskirts
Watch Shreyas video below ,
Among the 5 Videos , title " Video of the Month" goes to the video by Shreyas N Kutty . As a reward , video will get featured on Air Mozilla and on upcoming news letter.
Congratulations to Shreyas and Team for winning Video Tutorial contest in the month of february !!!
If you have any questions related with the project , contact Gauthamraj ( SWG lead ) on firstname.lastname@example.org
Srikar Ananthula (email@example.com) on March 04, 2014 06:17 PM
I am Srikar Ananthula,REMO of Hyderabad,AndhraPradesh.
On the occassion of "Engineers Day" i.e. on 15th Sep 2012,I have conducted session on "Mozilla Introduction and its Products" at Vignana Bharathi Institute Of Technology,which is loacted in the outskirts of the Hydeabad i.e.at Aushapur.
There where almost 60-70 students who had very actively participated in the session.
Intially there was the introdution to mozilla,What is mozilla,what are the products of mozilla and their details.
Even there was interactive quiz session in which students have participated by answering the questions regarding the mozilla.
It was very good interacting with the students and people are very much happy to know regarding the mozilla.
One of the faculty from the college VBIT(Vignana Bharathi Institute Of Technology) "V.Sridhar Reddy Sir" who is the coordinator of CINE(Computer Science And Information Technology Network Engineers Branch Association of CSE and IT Dep) helped me a lot in organising that session in the college.
There was fun with students in answering various questions regarding the mozilla.
Lots of goodies are distributed for the students who answered qestions.
It went very well and everyone was so excited about this.
Thanks a lot for mozilla for sending the goodies in time so that every thing went accordingly.
VBIT college had given me a memto as a token of gratitude for organising the mozilla session in their college.
It was great day.
College has updated the mozilla event details in their college website.For more details
Event provided with luxurious stay and travel for "Mozilla Reps" and more than that a awesome event through out the day. This hackathon is so special because it was a huge response from the developers community who attended in large numbers and participated and built some amazing quality apps for +FirefoxOS Mozilla .
Indeed event made us to meet other Reps of Mozilla across India and we shared our thoughts and experiences each other and it was a big community.
Over 120 showed interest in attending the session to learn & explore how “Mozilla Evolved” & its missions. Tools from Mozilla can be used to examine concerns and solutions in designing Web, which includes Web Maker Tools.
Srikar Ananthula (firstname.lastname@example.org) on March 04, 2014 06:14 PM
Hello Mozillians, Here comes the story of a Firefox Student Ambassador from Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology,Hyderabad , sharing his experience about Firefox OS application development and his passion towards Technology. Source: http://viswanathamsantosh.blogspot.in/2013/09/my-journey-towards-firefox-os.html Here comes his Story!!! OMGGG!!! Developing Mobile Applications without an IDE ? Are you kidding me? Without Changing a single line of code? May be in your dreams (* I thought)...With full support of HTML5 included with new set of API's ? Hahaha...Now am sure you must be kidding... These are my first reactions I gave after seeing the website https://marketplace.firefox.com/developers/ I have been a mobile Application Developer from the past 6 months and has been developing applications for Windows phone and Nokia Asha Series. But as a developer I was never satisfied with my work. It all happened about a month ago when I got selected as Firefox Student Ambassador. "App of the Month"contest is running from the past two months with a new special theme for every month.The contest is really exciting but I could not participate in it for the past months because of some other stuff. Finally the theme for September is being announced as "Study" and This time, I am not gonna leave you is what all I actually thought. As I am new to this environment I started out with a simple Hello World app and wrote the required app manifest file but I could not run it on the emulator(*some evil minded errors and warnings interrupted me). So I had two choices, either to leave this shit or clean this shit (As a mozillian I selected the later one). I started googling all the errors,read many developer blogs,used some sample app manifest files.Anyhow I made it (*Thanks Google and my fellow Mozillians). The First stage of my application development with theme as "STUDY" has begun with Brain storming, Information Bubbling, Discussions, Free Writing, Being Creative (*Most difficult part for a Coder!!!Yeah it hurts.) After 3 days of continues analysis I came to realize that I am a student and I have better idea about theme STUDY :O (*The Funniest Part) ...Then I got an Idea to develop my application. What I thought is Why should not I make an Application that helps students (*with Short term memory loss Like me) to remember the essential things that are required while going out for a Study or an Exam like pen,pencil,eraser kind of things (*so important sometimes) so that people could check the list before leaving out for a night out or exam. Yipeeeee!!!The Crucial stage of application development(*getting an Idea) is done which is later followed by Designing and Coding.Now the final Stage is publishing this app into the Marketplace,which is no way better than playing a game of "Truth or Dare". I uploaded my app into the store , then started experiencing awesomeness again i.e., ***Errors*** . not a problem!!! I should wonder if I didn't get any errors in the First attempt. There came IRC(*My saviour). I pinged to one of IRC Channels#marketplace.The guys were really amazing and also so kind (*Yes I mean it!!!).They listen to all your dumbstruck,stupid,silly problems and comes up with an ultimate,awesome,victorious solutions.One after the other I solved out all the errors and successfully uploaded my app around 2:00 AM.Yes!!! midnight is the finest time for making some things to happen.people get some Magical Powers during this time which helps them to come up with new theories to solve out some hilarious problems. Choosing an app name is as important as picking up a Title for a New Hollywood Movie.I had questions in my mind while choosing the name.What does my app do?(Helps to remember things) Any movie name which is apt for the present situation..."REMEMBER ME"...yeah It feels silly but Robert Pattinson helped me to choose a name for my application.Finally I got my app reviewed and approved in less than a day. Hufff!!!Finally a Happy Ending same as that of a bollywood movie in which villian dies or go to jail (Like my errors),Hero and Heroine gets married (like my app got published),Claps and comments from the audience(like rating and review for my app). Hope this Journey Continues!!! :) GITHUB : https://github.com/viswanathamsantosh/Remember-me Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/santoshviswanatham Mozillians Profile : https://mozillians.org/en-US/u/viswanathamsantosh/ Firefox OS Link published : https://marketplace.firefox.com/app/remember-me Regards, Srikar, Mozilla Rep, email@example.com
#MozSummit A Life time Event>>!!! Hyderabad to SantaClara >>!!
Srikar Ananthula (firstname.lastname@example.org) on March 04, 2014 06:13 PM
6 years of Dream , 6 Month of wait, 24hrs of Journey and we reached Capital of Software Sanfrancisco . It was still like dream to me and my friend +Raghu slapping each other to confirm its not a dream the excitement coming from heart is undefined. As Soon as we cleared port of entry we are received by the summit crew at Sanfrancisco International airport. Everyone is busy in Checkin on foursquare and moved to shuttles . As soon as we came out of the airport we are cherished with cool breezing air and got into the bus. we started our journey to Santa Clara all the way the bus is moving through the beautiful silicon valley and everyone enjoyed clicking pictures of big software companies and that moment really realized that we are at United States Of America .As Soon as we reached magnificent Marriott done with the registrations and we reached our Hifi rooms and had a nap.
Soon Evening attended the India Community Meet and followed by welcome reception where met many mozillains,Ft's of Mozilla and other open source Contributors. Meeting many individuals , Met people like Christian Helliman,Ken,Dino,Sean, List goes on.. Im failed to remember many of names . Im personally busy in clicking the pictures of the party.I was looking to the people there interaction,commitment, it was like inspiring me , For a moment gave thought on it and felt nothing can be much better than this stage for Networking.
Event Day 1 : Its Yellow Tee from the welcome kit, With Same the Enthusiasm and Excitement carried from 6months and finally I have seen my 1st big stage keynote in live with geeks and fellow mozillians. It was amazing talk by Mitchell Baker and Other Staff after the keynote and quick lunch it was World Fair. Countries representing their cultures and traditions and the way they are promoting Mozilla. Im proud to be part of Sean Bolton's World Fair Photo Shoot Team ,I went to each and every country booth and spent some time understanding the stuff and clicking the pictures.Soon after that I was been into some couple of talks like Marketing session from Sakina Groth (Marketing values from T-shirt to Social Media) and Privacy and Security sessions by couple of employees by Mozilla where I was been a volunteer (Site Host) at the sessions. our first day came to end with closing keynote and followed by Party Dinner.
Event Day 2: After a Great nap attended day 2 morning keynote later carried by the World Fair and the Breakout sessions then the Party Dinner. Day more comfortable with meeting friends around talking to each other sharing views etc.
Event Day 3: It was not digestible fact that it was last day of the event and last day of the memorable summit ,Don't may the this made us more Exciting to enjoy to core on last day , key note ,Lunch ,Networking ,pictures ,Closing party and its sendoff to the Summit,
Social Events : I need to speak about this ,I don't know the Ideation behind this but it was fantastic platform to meet new people,comfort ourselves ,relaxation, networking are part of it. I need to talk about few events aswell.
Photo Walk: People crazy about pictures but when it comes to Photo walk across Silicon Valley nothing can be much better fight for as many pix as possible. Early morning witnessed the beauty of Silicon Valley and folks from different countries participated and everyone shouting ans screaming Hureey and Pix went on .>!!!
Pool Party : I must say this is out of schedule though im lucky to participate in this along with Srikar which was organized by Dino Anderson . The intention of the party is all about enlightening the values,positives , cultures and traditions .There 5-6 people joined us we discussed " How values are very important in corporate Life" the best part of the pool party is we have did this pool in the Marriott.
Great America: No words to Say .. It was Fun,Scary,exciting,enthusiasm, eagerness, exhilaration, anticipation, enjoyment, pleasure, delight, interest, elation, ecstasy, joy, euphoria, jubilation, exultation, rapture, glee, bliss, happiness, cheerfulness, merriment, jollity, gaiety . Hahaha I can't find more than this Synonyms for Excitement..!!! Seriously its boon or a gift pass from the mozilla for us to chill out evening. Fantastic roller coasters ,Scary House and Scary Movie at Great America Theater. We had great and Great fun till late night on second day.
Bicycle Ride : Wow ,we came to know that there complimentary Bicycles ride for hour in Marriott, Ofcourse it was not in the official list but we took it & was like one of best moment for me and personally it was 6 years after I went for a Bicycle ride and the fact is its on American roads. Simply enjoyed the moment to the core.
Mozilla HQ Visit : Its another Surprise and very few people got a chance to visit Mozilla HQ at Mountain View ,CA. We were took into shuttle and as soon as entered to Mozilla HQ a employee(Forgot Name)
showed us the master piece of the office and Best part is I got a Idea to stick a message at Mitchell Desk and everyone followed me :) moved in and around office space and had lot of pix even. After a hour we started back to the Hotel.
On the way it was one more surprise they took us to GOOGLE HQ even we were jumping on the road and took snaps again . Out of Excrement few ran to Google store near by. After 15 min back to pavilion (Hotel).
Site Host : Thanks to Benjamin for a wonderful opportunity for helping in out the things in Site Host. It was amazing Volunteering at the Summit helping the fellow Moizllians and helping the speakers to get the things done. Learned a lot in a short span.
Firefox Costume: Before the Summit the a mail pop out asking to schedule Firefox Costume . I thought its beautiful opportunity and booked the last slot of summit but unfortunately it has been cancelled. I missed though I always say myself lots of summit's ahead. Sean's Photography Team: Last but the not the lease , and the 1st thing I signed to involve in Sean's Photography team or covering world innovation fairs.As per the plan I covered the pictures of world innovation fairs.I met him at the summit he was very down to earth person I can say. I need to thank him for such a great opportunity.
Vote of Thanks : It will be meaning less if I wont thank the people behind my wonderful experience,List goes on but need to mention few for sure. Thanks Vineel,#SSSR,People behind #Mozsummit and Thanks Mozilla for everything.
I cam't end up my experience with these short lines may be few more updations later on.. But I can say finally Love You Mozilla <3 <3 <3 .. 3 Cheers.. !!!
Santosh Viswanatham (email@example.com) on March 04, 2014 06:13 PM
Hello All, The Firefox Club of Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology has organised an Open session Regarding Development of Applications for Firefox OS Device.The session was for about 2 n half hours from 16:30-19:00 on 19th November 2013. The Session went great with half n hour of Interactive session and the Excitement flushed up when people were given some goodies(Thanks to Srikar Ananthula for the Goodies :) ) .The First student Sudarshan reddy who got his App Published in the Marketplace was Awarded with a Mozillian T-Shirt from Santosh.Congratulations Sudarshan!!! Speaker and Organiser: Firefox Student Ambassador and Mozilla Student Rep Santosh Viswanatham Session provided topics for attendees:
The Session had a kick start introducing #About_to_be_released firefox OS mobile and then allowing every one to touch test press wat ever and what not....!It was followed by introduction about OPEN SOURCE, the word that ignited their minds and pop up with questions about "Security, Plagarism" etc. Now started the technical part, about "DREAM" weaver that makes app developers dreams come true.After few queries, I explained how to do a basic app and then deployed it on Firefox OS simulator.
Thank you Sreenidians for your Kind Support and Involvement!!!
Srikar Ananthula (firstname.lastname@example.org) on March 04, 2014 06:13 PM
I would like to share my experiences of the wonder event FOSDEM - 2014 which was held atBrussels , Belgium.
For the people who don’t know about FOSDEM !! FOSDEM is Free and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting is a non-commercial, volunteer organized European event centered around free and open source software development.
About 5000+ hackers, lot of people from different parts of the world attended this event, of course I am one among them ;)
It was 2 day event.
We reached a day before the event , and its "0" degree centigrade #wow, of course loved the weather lot
We meet +Benoit Leseul as soon as we reached belgium, who helped us in all aspects till we left from that place :)
Of course he helped me to get some vegetarian food too :D ;)
Its awesome day meeting lot of mozillians from different parts of world. Meeting lot of flocks from different open source organizations.
Then the toughest part is delivering talks in the
Mozilla dev room which is filled with lot of geeks.
Reps from difference parts of the world are ready to deliver the talks on various projects / programs related to mozilla.
Lot of enthusiasm boosted all of us !!
Then each of us delivered talks successfully :D
We went to all the stalls of other open source organizations, and of course collection of swag which everyone likes ;) Spoke to lot of people which was wonderful experience :D and followed by dinner with all Mozillians around :D
The Inauguration took off in a traditional way with lightning of lamp by the Firefox team.
Speech of motivation was given by the Director of IFHE, Raghu Ram, Sandeep Akkinapelli, Jayant Rajwani and Pranitha .
First such major event was taking place in the college , large number of developers with keen interest attended the seminars which were held after regular intervals.
Talks by Raghuram, Santhosh, Jayant :)
At regular intervals, quizzes and fun activities were held to make the developers awake and prevent them from getting bored.
After several hours of coding success was in the hands of the developers who had created apps. In the morning , everyone once again gathered in the auditorium for giving presentations to the Firefox team and director about the uses of their applications and how it work.
Everyone was eagerly waiting for their turns to come up on the stage and showcase their imaginative ideas to simplify the human demands. After the presentations which were quite impressive then came the turn for deciding the winner which were being judged by the Director of IFHE and Raghu Ram.
Later we had a group photo and i delivered a vote of thanks for the college staff, Mr. D.V. Nair (SSD coordinator FST-IFHE) Firefox team and my friends for making the event such a great success.
Deshabilita la carga de las imágenes a la antigua con Disable Load Images
Yunier J on March 04, 2014 04:00 AM
Si eres de los que se enfadó con la llegada de Firefox 23 al ver que habían quitado la opción de cargar o no las imágenes automáticamente, ya no tendrás que sentirte así porque puedes tener esta funcionalidad de vuelta con Disable Load Images. Ya una vez estuvimos comentando el tema por aquí pero esta vez se trata de otra alternativa.
Sin ánimo de justificar, es bueno que todos sepan la razón por la que se quitó esta opción de Firefox. Resulta ser que en Bugzilla (la plataforma de Mozilla para reporte de bugs) hay muchas peticiones relacionado con este tema y la principal queja es el alto consumo de recursos cuando cargar imágenes esta deshabilitada en algunos sitios. Los desarrolladores investigaron al respecto pero dieron con la solución y en los reportes de salud en Firefox esta opción no era desactivada por muchos usuarios.
Pero bueno, vayamos al grano y hablemos del complemento.
Disable Load Images esta siendo desarrollado por Yaicel Torres y por mí, con el asesoramiento de Jorge Villalobos (Mozilla). Se encuentra en su versión 0.3 y con él podrás habilitar o deshabilitar la opción de cargar imágenes automáticamente y cuenta con una interfaz donde se podrá:
Permitir o bloquear las imágenes de un determinado sitio.
Obtener la dirección del sitio visitado en ese momento.
Eliminar uno, varios o todos los sitios.
Cambiar el estado de uno o varios sitios rápidamente.
Además, tiene soporte para los idiomas español e inglés.
Interfaz Disable Load Images
A continuación, un video de como utilizar esta extensión:
I’m going to say something that might be controversial, or hard to understand for some folks but it’s getting to the point where I’m starting to stay away from the office more than I’d like to so here goes:
The snacks. The never-ending supply that I would *never* eat otherwise. That I would not go to a corner store and purchase. I really wish they were gone. I wish that we, people who all make salaries above that needed for living decently, were accountable for buying and bringing in our own snacks as we chose. Keep them at your desk, share with nearby co-workers, I would love to see this. It would be so much better for me if the only things we had in the kitchen were fruit and veg. Milk for coffee, sure.
When I first started working for Mozilla, as a working class grew up broke kid, I was floored by all the free stuff & free food. I lived off it as an intern to save money. I appreciated it. It made me feel cared for. Now it’s like a trap. A constant test of my ability to make “good” decisions for myself 250 times a day. Often I fail. Failure makes me stay away from the office as an attempt to cope. Staying away from the office causes loss of connection with you all.
I suspect there might be feelings of being ‘punished’ if the snacks were less abundant (or even gone) because we’re used to all these ‘perks’ in our tech offices. It’s not something most offices (outside of tech industry) have and I would encourage a perspective shift towards accountability, recognizing the privileges we *already* have even without free all-day snacks, and thinking about what it means if some people have to choose to stay away. Considering the origin of these snacks is from a startup mentality where workers were expected to be pulling really long hours without getting up, out, or going home. Is that really what we want to promote and call a perk?
I reached college on time -> Met the coordinators & FSA in the college who are so enthusiastic and excited about the launch. We meet Associate Director, awesome person who encouraged FSA's of GNITC a lot to get involve in the Mozilla Activities, which helps to learn lots and loads of things.
And yeah !! We played videos ofMozilla Manifesto, Mozilla in your language etc.
+Santosh Viswanatham gave introduction about firefox os and shown a demo app which he had developed on topic valentine's day :) He showed them Firefox OS Simulator Dashboard as well.
+Omkar Nanda, FSA lead of GNITC has explained about the Firefox Student Ambassador Program which made more enthusiastic.
Finally " Vote of Thanks" by Susmitha and we thanked her for all time in helping us to do this.
We received good & positive response. Lot of people asked questions about Mozilla, open source, why open source , how mozilla gets funds etc. Yeah , I answered all of them. They are so excited about the Club Launch in college.
To +Omkar Nanda for setting up club and active participation
To +Susmitha and Kavya for coordinating the event till last
To Shravanti Madam for helping us to setup infrastructure in less time ->
And thanks to Managing Director(MD) - H.S. Saini Sir, Dean - Rishi Sayal Sir, HOD of CSE - Masood Sir for giving us permissions to setup everything, supporting to setup the room for club and providing dedicated place for Open source activities :) Hope we get the support for future.
Thanks a lot for Associative Director - P.Parthasaradhi Sir
for giving us support in all aspects and having Lunch with you is really great, awesome :)
Hope this clubs rocks !! Thanks all who made this event success !! Bye !!
Santosh Viswanatham (email@example.com) on March 01, 2014 04:35 PM
Hello All, Here comes another Meet from the Active Mozillians of Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology,Hyderabad.It has been about three months after the formation Firefox Club at SNIST, The Technical Enthusiasts Irrespective of all Branches and Years have joined the Club to contribute to the World of Open Source.
Discussing about the Last week session and the Response from Students.
Discussions and Decisions about the upcoming Firefox app days in January.
Welcoming New Students to the Club.
Distribution of Mozilla Badges and Stickers.
And Finally wishing everyone with "All The Best" for their Exams... :)
The meet was about 40 minutes and was attended by 30 students of the club.It was all kind of awesome meet that we never had.That was all funny.we discussed about the happenings after the Last week session and the response from students.The response was beyond the expectations,we never expected such a response from students.Everyone is so excited to build applications for Firefox OS mobile.So the intention to Host Firefox OS Days has Strengthened and most Probably the Firefox Club is Planning for the Event in January. Finally the people felt so Happy and Determined to have Firefox Stickers for their Laptops and PC's.
Hoping for a Great Support and Encouragement from Mozilla India!!!
11:00 - 11:15 AM - Final Winners selection process
11:15 - 11:30 AM - Announcement and Winners
11:30 - 12:00 PM - Group Photo
12:00 - 13:00 PM - Vote of thanks & Time to take rest :D
It was already Morning!! Finally reached the venue before an hour and checking the things for the event.
The seminar hall was already ready with decoration by the IC2 Team. The registration desk was set up and in a moment of time before Inauguration the entire hall was filled up.
It was a Dream and it came true for me , santhosh ,raghu ram for having such a Big-bang at the App Days.
Obviously you feel awesome when lot of participants came from different places in which we expected people to come from local city. People from nearby Warangal and Karimnagar but people from far off places like Guntur, Nellore, Srikakulam, Vishakhapatnam travelled for about 400+ kms and joined us at Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology for the Firefox OS AppDays. 300+ attendees finally.
Vineel Reddy Pindi, Community Liaison joined with us for the Inauguration. It was a super fabulous feeling to have him for the App days. The Inauguration took off in a Traditional way with welcome song and lightening the Dhiya
It was accompanied by Director of College, Srikar, Santhosh :D
Sessions started and running as per schedule ;)
FSA Meet up @ Lunch Time:-
There was introduction by FSA's & also others so that we all know each other. Meet up was held for an hour.
There were about 10+ FSA's and Vineel and few Reps for the meet.
Outcome of the meet up:
FSA's had few questions and they are answered by Vineel.
Planning of events in Hyderabad in coordinating with FSA's.
Questions about swag/organizing events in their colleges/ cities.
Feedback from FSA's in order to improve program
I had best dinner during the App days. Even though the food was not much tasty but having dinner with 20 people around a single table and enjoying the time made it awesome. I would never forget the fun time I had with them.
Midnight - Hacking - Fun Time:
Loads of new people to interact with, Time to share your Mozilla story as well :D
TED Talks- One the wonderful time I say !! Seeing TED Talks in auditorium and large screen with good volume might have some impact which then make you really feel the essence in the talks :D
We showed the talks regarding the entrepreneurs, achievements by Teen age kids and lot more!
Puzzle Games -We show you few pictures and you find the relation between those pictures, which made participants more interactive etc.
New Inventions - Showed the participants what technology can do like Coin, Tile, Phone Blocks and more!!
The hall was illuminated with claps after every video. It was a great experience at night.
Registration of Apps developed -> App Demos -> Announcement of Winners (Tough time for participants)
I was totally amazed by the demos from the developers !!
There were apps related Social Importance, Science, Quizzes, Games, Utilities and many more
Hats off to all the Developers who made those apps.
1st winner, 2nd winner ,3rd winner were given with mementos, swag.
Best tweets winner was given swag.
And Hearty Congrats to all the winners :-)
Followed by Group Photo:
+Vineel Reddy Pindi : We all know that he is kinda busy with his packed schedule, He accepted our request to be guest for this event which means a lot to us and added lot of value by sharing his valuable experiences and It made us feel great with his auspicious presence. Thanks a lot for spending your valuable time.
+Santosh Viswanatham : For actively participating in activities of Mozilla and active FSA. Execution of the event in fashion manner and coordinating throughout the event.
+Raghu ram : For guiding students in developing apps and also for designing ID Cards and Event Badge which is super awesome !! Hats off to his innovative idea !!
+Vivek Balijepalli & Innovate & Creative Club Team : I would your team, It would not be this awesome. Kudos to team once again. These are the team who worked a lot to made handicrafts and super coordination. Thanks once again.
Firefox Club @SNIST:Thanks a lot for staying with us and help us to coordinate all the things.
I got many supercool pictures but sorry, could only accommodate a few here :P
One problem for preserving software is that the original hardware that the software did run on might not survive very long. Some people are still keeping some old machines like C64, Apple ][ and others running, but at some point there won't be many left as the original ones wear out or get damaged, and other hardware might not be usable at any more already at this point. And for sure, those machines are not available broadly to the public. Ideally, we'd have the hardware and recreate the full experience, e.g. how you connected the machine to your own TV in the living room and played or worked with it there - but that is pretty unlikely or at least hard to do, esp. with the hardware being less and less available, as I mentioned.
But there's one way to bring at least part of the experience to users: We can emulate the old machines and let the preserved software run within that emulator. That doesn't give us the living-room-TV experience, but there's a better chance in both preserving that way of running the old pieces of software for a long time and making the experience broadly available. Now, it's not always easy to get emulators running well, but there are a number of projects out there, and we heard about a few interesting solutions in the preserving software event at the LoC, but one was particularly appealing to us as Mozillians.
Since the event in May, a lot of work has been flowing into JSMESS, and as Jason has blogged about, there are a thousand cartriges available now in the Historical Software Collection of The Internet Archive, and performance is pretty decent within the browser now.
With that, a whole lot of old software is available for everyone, at any time, to try and experience within their own browser!
That's a powerful way to preserve software for the current world and upcoming generations, isn't it?
Este lanzamiento tiene como objetivo principal no incluir los módulos del Add-on SDK al compilar los complementos pues desde Firefox 21 se incluyó en el navegador y ahora las extensiones “pesan” menos.
Para lograr esto, se debe añadir sdk cuando se utiliza sus módulos. Por ejemplo: var tabs = require("sdk/tabs");
Firefox Marketplace app needs some content rating love! Rate it now!
aaroncajes on February 26, 2014 05:37 AM
If you have an app in the Firefox Marketplace, then probably you might have received this email from the Marketplace App Team. It’s important to rate your content rating as soon as possible to prevent any further inconvenience at your end.
Those apps who have failed to submit a content rating will be pulled out from the Marketplace on April 15 2014.
You can read the full context of the email here:
Time is running out to prevent your app from being removed from Firefox
Mozilla has implemented a content rating system for all apps on Firefox
Marketplace, and we noticed that your app has not yet been rated.
Adding an IARC rating to your app is easy, free, and takes just a few minutes.
Upon completion of your IARC rating form, you will receive a confirmation email
with your rating certificate and security code. Be sure to keep a copy for your
Once completed, your app will receive instant ratings for all participating
rating boards. This not only helps educate your users about content, but also
dramatically reduces the cost and hassle associated with obtaining various
global content ratings individually.
Plans to improve the vouching process for mozillians.org
William on February 25, 2014 12:43 AM
As we grow to a Million Mozillians, we want to make sure tools like our community directory at mozillians.org can support that growth, and we’re working on some improvements based on feedback from many Mozillians.
During the last two months ideas for mozillians.org sign ups were shared on the community-building and mozillians mailing lists, and the Community Tools team has iterated on those original ideas based on the very useful feedback received. Specifically, we have identified ways to make vouching more meaningful with vouch descriptions and to set criteria for who can vouch others. We then received positive support at a recent Grow Mozilla meeting.
A simplified overview of what’s happening
All vouches will have a description. If you have vouched for someone, there will be a migration period during which you will be asked to provide a short piece of text about why you vouched for them. Vouches that receive no description after the migration period will be removed.
A person will now be able to be vouched by multiple Mozillians.
Only people who have been vouched by at least three others will have the ability to vouch for other people.
Language on the site will better explain what vouching means, who can see your information and how the directory will continue to grow.
The Community Tools team is getting started with implementing these changes, and we will make announcements to Mozillians with our progress and when these changes are made in the next few months. Our team is excited to help scale the number of people on mozillians.org, and we think these changes, while perhaps not a perfect solution, are a step in the right direction. If you have feedback to share, post it to on the Community Tools discussion forum.
From Wednesday through Sunday, I was in Los Angeles for the Southern California Linux Expo (Scale12x) held at the Hilton LAX. This was my first Scale12x and this was the second year that Mozilla had official presence.
To be honest, I’m not totally sure what I was expecting when going to Scale12x. I thought it was going to be a typical regional linux expo but Scale12x was a larger event then I could have imagined.
Thursday, I spent a lot of time meeting with Firefox Users and people from other open source projects. In the evening, I joined Brandon Burton (Mozilla), Chris Turra (Mozilla), Jordan Sissel (Elasticsearch) and Michael Stahnke (PuppetLabs) for a DevOps Dinner.
On Friday, I took the opportunity to visit a number of talks including Brandon Burton’s lightning talk during the DevOps track. I met up with Casey Becking, a fellow Mozilla Rep, and we hung out, visited some talks, and checked out the expo floor in advance of setup.
That evening myself, Casey Becking and Joanna Mazgaj went out for a Mozilla Group Dinner. We went to a place called Akbar in Marina Del Rey. The dinner was excellent and it was great to get together and spend time with fellow reps before the expo floor opened.
Saturday and Sunday were the days of the expo hall and I woke up about 6:00am and headed down to setup our booth early. By 9:00am we were starting to see the first attendees trickle in. I would estimate in the first few hours we saw close to five hundred attendees and by end of day closer to a thousand.
At one point, a group of students stopped by from L.A.’s Roosevelt High School and I gave them a short overview of Mozilla OpenBadges and discussed how their school could use the platform to recognize students for various achievements. The faculty the accompanied the students said they were very interested in the program.
There was a tremendous amount of interest surrounding Firefox OS I would say 90% or better of attendees that visited the booth demoed Firefox OS or asked questions. Many asked us when they could buy a device in North America.
To my knowledge we were only asked about Directory Tiles on two occasions. Both of those conversations were positive once we explained it some and pointed out Mitchell’s blog post.
Sunday was a bit slower since most attendees has visited the booth although some people who arrived last day for the expo did stop by and some attendees visited us again. All in all, the event was very positive and a lot of buzz was generated in addition to getting information out there about how to contribute to Firefox OS, where a device can be purchased, and the progress of the project.
Ayer día 23 de febrero, se realizó la presentación de prensa de Mozilla, como paso previo a todo lo que va a mostrarse esta semana en el Mobile World Congress de Barcelona. El evento tuvo lugar en el hotel de Las Artes, y contó con cientos de reporteros de varios lugares del mundo. Y no sólo se trató de un repaso a lo que se hizo el año pasado, lanzándose en 14 países, con 7 operadores y 3 fabricantes, sino que se adelantó lo que va a ser el 2014 para FirefoxOS.
Si el 2013 fue el año del lanzamiento y de la promesa de lo que podía ser el proyecto, este año promete traer más novedades y mejoras en lo relativo a interfaz, y mejores dispositivos para que la experiencia del usuario sea impecable. Además del anuncio de su disponibilidad en nuevos mercados como Alemania, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panamá, Argentina y Ecuador a lo largo de 2014.
Las novedades fueron varias, ya que no sólo se presentaron nuevos dispositivos como el Huawei Y300, un dispositivo que quizás podría considerarse como de entrada, pero que tiene un procesador de doble núcleo, o el ZTE Open C, que presenta muchas mejoras y es un dispositivo mucho más robusto y completo que su antecesor. ZTE también anunció el ZTE Open II y Alcatel terminales de diversa gama: One Touch Fire C, E, y S, además de Tablets de 7 y de 10 pulgadas, gracias a la colaboración con Foxconn, y la posible llegada de televisores que utilizarán Firefox OS como sistema operativo para sus SmartTV.
Terminal para desarrolladores
Lo más destacado también fue la presentación de un dispositivo insignia para el proyecto, el Firefox OS Flame será el nuevo teléfono sobre el cual los desarrolladores podrán trabajar y tendrán de base. Pudiendo probar realmente cómo se comportan sus aplicaciones. Las especificaciones de este modelo son:
Procesador de doble núcleo Qualcomm MSM8210 Snapdragon, 1.2GHZ
Pantalla de 4,5 pulgadas (854×480)
Memoria RAM que puede ser ajustada por el desarrollador, de 256 MB a 1 GB
Cámara trasera de 5MP y frontal de 2 MP
Mientras que del lado de las tablets, el modelo de 7 pulgadas será la referencia para desarrollar en ese tipo de dispositivos. Gracias a la colaboración con la empresa VIA, el modelo incluirá las siguientes características:
Procesador Cortex A9 doble núcleo de 1,2 Ghz
Pantalla LCD de 1024×600
8 Gb de almacenamiento
1 Gb de RAM
Cámara frontal de 0,3 Mp, y trasera de 2 Mp
GPU de gráficos ARM Mali-500
Unas especificaciones con las que cuentan muchas de las tablets que pueden verse en el mercado, aunque también pensando en un aparato de corte económico.
El smartphone de 25$
Sumado a todo esto, también se presentó lo que es todavía un prototipo de smartphone por un coste de 25 dólares, y que incluirá como característica destacada la posibilidad de utilizar dos SIMs dentro del mismo teléfono. Un teléfono del cual, no se ha hablado mucho aún, pero porque está focalizado totalmente en mercados emergentes. Una muestra más, que Mozilla apuesta por democratizar la experiencia de la web, centrándose en aquellos países donde los costes de los teléfonos móviles son elevados.
2014 está pensado para ser el año que FirefoxOS se establezca como proyecto competitivo, sumando más operadores y más dispositivos a los ya vistos. Además de nuevas aplicaciones oficiales como Line y Napster.
Mozilla Bangladesh recently organized an event named “Mozilla Bangladesh Task Force Meetup and 2014 planning”. Mozilla Bangladesh community has grown 10 times in last couple of years. To better organize the community MozBD formed Task Force based on projects. This event was the first formal meetup and to plan 2014 and many other activities.
On Saturday, 22nd February, 2014, the day long event took place and the venue was Hotel 71.
I reached on the spot with excitement because on the day we were about to plan awesome events for 2014. I was just memorizing the events I planned/we some mozillians planned. I was making it sure that no event idea should be missed.
Around 10.00 am the main event started with an ice-breaking session, where each of the mozillian had to say their name and do something funny like hand waving, face making etc. After that our main agenda started(Moz Foundation 2014 Goals)
Grow 10x , 1M
Some core points we had discussions on were: Australis Launch, Firefox OS, FxOS apps workshop in universities etc. During the discussions we were served with Morning tea and biscuits. Following this, we had S.W.O.T analysis. Each task force were given around one hour to devide into groups and have discussion. This analysis has a great impact on our future activities. After the analysis we wrote points in stickies and later some volunteers of specific TF wrote them on the ethar and the main discussion started. All the TF explained their priority points while other TF gave suggestions/info/asked questions.
We had lunch after finishing the session. we went to 19th floor to have yummy lunch. I couldn’t eat much but some enjoyed the food very much.
Later, we went to the terrace and got MozBD teeshirts. Everyone seemed excited to have brand new tee shirt and later we had fun captures and group photos.
The second half started with the presentation “Million Mozillians” by Mahay Alam Khan. We had a talk on MozStumbler,MozillaBD blog,website,gave new ideas. Later, we discussed 2014 road map/event plans. It was a pretty interactive session where I gave some inputs(yes,those memorized events).Other mozillians also suggested event types at new locations.
Wrapping up everything we did some photo sessions along with new mozillians,TF members, reps and WoMoz. Had a very qualityful day with some bainstorming ideas and thoughts to keep up our good work through contribution towards Mozilla.
The day long activities with details will be found here
What was the greatest moment of Mozilla Bangladesh? If you ask this question before 22nd February I must be puzzled! Their was a few great things we passed in last few years. Especially the Mozilla Summit was too awesome. Also the last year was full of some great events. Its quite tough to find the best moment. But now if you ask me the same question I have no doubt to select that. Yesterday on February 22nd we arranged the very first meetup of our newly formed community task forces. This is the best thing ever happened for our awesome community.
Mozilla Bangladesh Task Force Group Photo
So what was that actually? Not too far from today, one year earlier our community was quite small with limited number of contributors. But within these time we have had a boost of 10x!! Which was quite unexpected. The main reason of that boost is FSA program & Chittagong tour in the mid of last year. To make our community more awesome & dedicated in the end of last year we planned to initiate some community task forces. Which was introduced last month. The details of the task force can be found here.
After the task force formed our community lead Mahay Alam Khan take the initiative to meet all task force members for discussion & plan for 2014. He did a tremendous job to make this happen just within few weeks. Kudos to him & also Ashickur Rahman to make it possible.
Mozilla Bangladesh Task Force Meetup
The meetup taken place in the conference room of Hotel 71 Dhaka. All the Task Force leads, peers & members was invited. Also we invited 8 more mozillians to join us. For exam & other reasons 3 task force members & 1 mozilian was unable to join us. All the task force leads & Reps (Mahay Alam Khan, Mashkawat Ahsan, Belayet Hossain, Ashickur Rahman, Shafiul Azam, Aniruddha Adhikay, Ratul Minhaz, Tanha Islam & Rahid Hasan) was attended. Some folks came to Dhaka after traveling the whole night.
Mahay Alam Khan welcome everybody to join this meetup. Everybody introduced them with their unique gesture. Following that Mahay Alam Khan lead the session “Overview 2014 and Goals from Mozilla”. He recently attended Mozilla San Fransisco work week in January. Aniruddha Adhikary & other folks actively discussed & shared their views regarding this. Just after that each task force started their SWOT analysis. The SWOT analysis of Marketing lead by Mashkawat Ahsan was really eye catchy. Maliha Mamtaz assisted to put all inputs from different task force in a single etherpad. Next we started discussion on these SWOT analysis of different task forces. This session was moderated by Rahid Hasan. A member from each task force presented their SWOT analysis and we shared our views & discussed on it. The SWOT of Community Engagement task force was most important. The most discussed item was “Lone wolf in the community”. It was taken most of the time of the whole session. Recently we have faced some discrete & meaningless activities in different areas. Which harmed our community cohesion. These kind of activities was discussed with highest priority.
After SWOT discussion we have joined in the lunch. That was too good. Ashickur Rahman, Belayet Hosssain, Maliha Momtaz & some other folks took the lead & show us how to eat! Following the lunch we did some group photos on the venue roof top.
The second half was started with presentation “Million Mozillians” by Mahay Alam Khan. It was a pretty interactive session. He discussed what is mozillian & why we need millions of mozillians. Following this we started to build the event calendar for 2014. Mahay Alam Khan was the lead of this session. The draft sketch can be found here.
We had a small experience sharing session at last. This session was mainly for those whose are new or low profiled but did some great things from their places. Forhad, Istiaque, Rabby, Fahia & Sumi expressed their views, success stories & experience with us.
Mozilla Bangladesh Reps
Meetup was ended up with yet another photo session with different task forces & all Mozilla Bangladesh Reps.
Rant alert. Honestly, I am tired of seeing non-technical people at tech conferences and workshops, especially across Mozilla. They linger around, not knowing what to do, not knowing why they are there and not knowing understanding a thing that the speakers are trying to convey. These category of people have nowadays become too common in […]
Participation of Mozilla Summit, facilitator of supporting session
Ernest Chiang (firstname.lastname@example.org) on February 23, 2014 04:18 AM
Mozilla Summit 2013 (Oct 3-6) is my first Mozilla Summit in my volunteer life of Mozilla Community. It's really great to have an opportunity to be a facilitator of support session in Summit.
Refer to "Five Ways to Have a Great Summit" at Wiki page of Mozilla Summit 2013. The first one is "Participate" which is the most important key that I want to demonstrate to all Mozillians especially young talents that there's no limitation when we are challenging our visions and dreams.
This post will write about how I participate to be a facilitator before Summit, at Summit and after Summit. Hope it will not too boring and may be sort of useful for someone who plan to be a speaker/facilitator of any Mozillian events in the future. :-)
I guess I done my sign-up when I got this Summit reminder that maintained about "Facilitators needed (sign up by 11 September)". In my brain (based on my previous experience), there's usually a speaker will stand on the stage and there are some facilitators stand or sit around the classroom to help the session process smoothly. Also I think that I have some sort of solid speech and on-stage training experience in my AIESEC age, there should be no problem even "facilitator" really means "speaker" :p
Sep/12 --Receive a training invitation by Katherine via google calendar
I received one calendar invitation titled "[Summit Supporting Sessions] Facilitator Training". Don't remember the exactly date but I was in Montreal, Canada attending Bluetooth Working Group Summit that week and flying back Taiwan on Friday or Saturday that means I will miss the Summit Facilitator Training.
(I received the video of this training on Sep/18 email titled "[Please Read] Summit Facilitator Training Video + Meeting Notes" which is also a good way for me to know more about Summit. I'm still trying to find anything and everything about the attend characteristics to form and design the session.)
Sep/12 -- Group emailing
Then I found Lawrence's (who is the Track Owner of this session) email titled "Summit Session Confirmation and Next Steps" which is a long but very useful email described in details and also connected all 3 facilitators of this session. Therefore we can brainstorm and discuss together. :-)
There is also one clear and useful "Facilitator Guide" at Summit Wiki -- https://wiki.mozilla.org/Summit2013/Sessionfacilitators , where I can find contact, schedule, date, planning there by myself without interrupting anyone who should be very busy couple weeks before Summit.
An interesting thing for me is "special technical equipment or supplies form" that says supporting session encourage facilitators not to use projectors and wish to have more discussion, more face-to-face information exchange.
1 Week Before Summit: Cooking
Kate keeps kindly remind all facilitators to prepare session framework and provide to Track Owners. There are also two "Summit Session Facilitator Support Calls" can be attended. Also get presentation slide template (keynote format), but I'm thinking maybe I don't need the template due to supporting session keeps reminder about "it doesn't need to be slides!".
Sep/27 -- Group Meeting
Thanks for all facilitators' of this session help to host a Vidyo conference call. Thanks to Larissa's hosting and Karen, Selena's help (due to our timezone difference). We had some preparation / brainstorming and structure our ideas and plans on the session etherpad.
Sep/30 -- Everyone's help
Karen drafted v1 slide outline. Larissa drafted a worksheet. These all become great materials for me to cook slides.
Oct 2 -- Fly to Santa Clara
I start to cook slides and publish the drafting version on slideshare, and update it day by day.
The first question is there's the other same name session "Ideas into Action" on the Day 3 morning time, but all of us (facilitators of the name name session in the afternoon) don't know the exact content of the session in the morning. Though there's still some difference between these two same name sessions: the one in the morning is more like for global Mozilla, the one in the afternoon is more like for one person and for a team.
In Santa Clara, we totally have 6 people in this session. It's kind of tiny session but it's great for every attendees to have more practicing time and opportunity to participate. :-)
I got projector and a white board due to 2-day observation of the same session room.
Here are some more pictures of our session in Santa Clara:
(Special thanks to othree and Irvin who took pictures for this session.)
It's a great supporting session to support everyone's dreams and ideas, with Nature of Mozilla, Mozilla Four Pillars, and some tools (SMART, 7S). All attendees enjoy it. Here are some feedbacks of them. Thank you everyone :-)
"It was an intimate session with the Taiwan community and I have to say this was my favorite session ever! Ernest introduced some tools we can use in brainstorming for our strategic plans and events that we can organize. I will really apply the useful stuff we have learned to our team!"
After close to two years – and thanks to a visionary principle – I was able to start a Webmaker club in my daughter’s school. Web literacy is not a part of British Columbia’s curriculum. I’ve learned a lot, here’s the Cole’s Notes:
The only window for our club is between 12:25 and 1:00 – lunch break. Our first class was about 28 kids, but as weather got better (and more kids opted to play outside) that slowly declined leaving a core group of enthusiasts. This change has been great actually, it means I can remove myself from directing at ‘the front’ of the class and just be among my learners.
Lesson Plan? Nay…lesson ‘guide’
Optimistic as ever , I wrote a detailed lesson plan – one that quickly fell to the side. For example, as soon as we started editing the school wiki, a wiki editor declined our edits and redirected to the school district wiki. I had to explain *why* first to myself, and then my class. So our goal of populating the school wiki with history fell apart quickly. Goal changed to improving local wikis – which was successful but different than planned :)
I also found kids less interested in creating webpages than I expected. Perhaps the age group but the number top requests are: ‘how do we make an app’ and ‘how do we make a robot’. Age group is 11 years old, so as minimal consumers of the web (so far) – this make sense they want to make more interactive technology they see on smart phones and tablets every day. Focusing on app-like makes (like flipping Christmas card in Thimble) vrs ‘make a webpage’ overcame short attention spans and avoided overwhelm.
My plan to blog for each lesson fell by the side, as I realized parents weren’t really reading them.
Half an hour isn’t much
A half hour isn’t enough to get kids get ‘into their zone’, but it’s all we have. I do my best to bring only small pieces for challenge, but often kids have to stop mid-make to return to class.
Although I have entire computer lab, the computers are a bit slow and lacking a modern browser (Firefox of Chrome), so I bring in my two Macs. I have two streams of learning – to suit the technology available. I haven’t been able to find adequate technology donations, but also I haven’t had time to properly invest in trying.
A snippet approach to Webmaker
I would love a snippet or lego approach to Webmaking. Building individual components and functionality (as we do in web development) with a final make ‘of’ those components. This could encourage not only remix but re-usablity – another coding best practice. Libraries of webmaking components.
Additionally, I would like to see Popcorn Maker – more hack-friendly. We tried to extract Popcorn Maker code and add in another Popocorn.js plugin (specifically Webpage), and found that wasn’t possible at least not intuitively. A huge win for would be to show kids what Popcorn Maker could do, and then show them how to hack source and add other popcorn.js plugins (or their own!). On a related note: I think more Popcorn plugins would be written if there was an easier way to ‘add them in’ to Popcorn Maker.
We were successful at hacking Popcorn Maker CSS by pasting it into Thimble.
I’ll admit, Scratch reminds me of Visual basic programming from the early 2000′s and I have bad memories of that. I also worry that learning is so abstracted from actual code that it becomes just another game. BUT Thanks to Hour of Code, and some testing I truly had opportunity to appreciate the learning opportunity for things like variables, loops, conditions, actions – now something I would always include, especially with opportunity for storytelling.
Selfishly, I have been wanting to learn more about Arduino and Raspberry Pi – thanks to Dethe, I was able to take a few to my class. The faces of my kids when we made the LED light change blinking patter with Arduino was priceless – this is what we’re working on right now.
Becoming one of the Students
I had this perfect world of preparation in my mind where I would learn to do XYZ with Raspberry Pi and Ardunio before bringing to my class but with a full time job and family, that just never happened. INSTEAD I brought my own curiosity and questions to my group and now we’re figuring things out together. I cannot say how FUN this is – I cannot wait for next week.
My Club was supposed to be 12 weeks, we are now on week 15 and my learners and I have agreed we’ll just keep going because it’s fun. One of my kids brought me a card of thanks and his mother stopped me in the hallway to say how grateful she was – yet I feel like I am giving nothing at all, completely fun and rewarding. I feel most fortunate to know these great kids. I’ll miss them at the end of the year.
There are others interested in setting up clubs (in Canada and beyond), but I have little to no time for follow up. Two subdomains of webmakerclub.org are underway for India and Albania . Interest from Firefox Student Ambassadors has been encouraging.
End of year goal is a web native video using Popcorn Maker. Originally the lesson plan focused on storytelling around school history – instead I’ll ask my group to tell the story of what they’ve learned in our club. I’ll let you know how that goes.
No matter the failings, or deviations from plan – I feel super-successful because I can see the excitement and learning happening right in-front of me; rewarding beyond words. I LOVE teaching.
Subtitulando Firefox OS – La plataforma que HTML5 merece
Juan Eladio on February 22, 2014 09:15 PM
Tras el video Firefox OS – La plataforma que HTML5 merece (subtitulado), en este artículo explicaré cómo realicé el subtitulado del video. Pero antes, aquí está el resultado final.
En resumidas cuentas, los pasos fueron:
Descargar el video de Youtube
Subtitular el idioma original
Subtitular al nuevo idioma
Regenerar el video con los subtítulos incluídos
Paso 1: Descargar el video
En Linux hay una utilidad llamada youtube-dl, que es capaz de descargar videos de Youtube con múltiples opciones. El programa puede ser encontrado vía los repositorios oficiales de Ubuntu, por lo cual pueden instalarlo con apt-get o con el Centro de Software de Ubuntu.
sudo apt-get install youtube-dl
Recomendación: si tienes algún problema al usar youtube-dl, puede ser que el programa requiera una actualización, para lo cual necesitas ejecutar sudo youtube-dl -U (por alguna razón no se actualiza por repositorios). Si eso falla, quizá es un problema específico de Youtube, así que reintenta pasado unos minutos.
Para descargar el video original, utilicé este comando
Con eso le dices a youtube-dl que descargue el video ubicado en esa dirección, y que el archivo tenga el título del video (-l). Además, descargará los subtítulos automáticos. Esto debido a que no habían subtítulos “oficiales” del video, y Youtube genera subtítulos de manera automática (pero no confiable).
Paso 2: Subtitular el idioma original
Eso es un paso manual, y requerirá de tus habilidades de escucha. En mi caso utilicé VLC (que reconoce e incluye los subtítulos durante la reproducción del video, siempre que tengan el mismo nombre) y un editor de texto (geany, pero podrías usar el que quieras).
Esta tarea te tomará algunos minutos u horas, dependiendo de tus habilidades y de las características del video original.
Paso 3: Subtitular al nuevo idioma
También es un paso manual, pero puedes comenzar duplicando el archivo original y luego en un editor de texto reemplazar los textos de un idioma por sus correspondientes.
Paso 4: Regenerar el video con los nuevos subtítulos incluídos
Para ello necesitarás un nuevo programa, mencoder, que también puedes instalar por Centro de software o con el comando
“My gosh! I had no idea Mozilla has all these things going on besides the browser!” is how a visitor exclaimed their astonishment after getting to know about Mozilla a bit more from Mozilla Awareness Booth at AIUB. The booth was a successful effort of Firefox at AIUB‘s members to let the students at their […]
The Mozilla Reps Council and module Peers met for 2 days over this weekend to solidify plans for 2014 and re-calibrate the vision and goals of Reps in general to align with our ambitious organisational goals around growing community. Traditionally billed as Council meetings, these bi-yearly sessions are designed to get the project leaders together to work on planning and strategy for the program. The program has made a huge impact, but to ensure continued impact we have to continually assess the program to make improvements and work on future strategy. The Council provides the general vision of the program and oversees day-to-day operations globally. The Peers oversee the Council and provide input and vision on the program in general. Also at the meeting were guests William Reynolds (Community Tools, including reps.mozilla.org), Konstantina Papadea (Budget and Swag), Michelle Thorne (Foundation), Marcia Knous (QA), and Rosana Ardila (SUMO).
Our 2014 goal is simple:
Mozilla Reps in 2014 are more engaged, empowered and enabled.
ReMo Art by Rosana (Photo credit: King Molan)
We started day one with a question to attendees to frame the weekend:
How can we improve the Reps program to better enable Mozilla Communities that have impact?
This was the measure for everything we would do for the rest of the time. The two primary topic areas on day one were program structure / goals, and leadership. We broke into sub-groups with the remit of coming up with the bottlenecks and problems in these areas. Solutions were for other sessions. In calling out what we felt were important issues, we could provide focus for the rest of the weekend. We grouped items into three different categories that we felt caught all we wanted to capture – Council and Peers, Mentors, Reps.
Mixed through day one were other sessions. Prefaced by Michelle talking about Teach The Web/Webmaker plans for the year and how Reps can support, we had a general discussion about events. With an average of 3 daily globally, events are central to the program, and will continue to evolve to meet the needs of everyone at Mozilla. Tristan Nitot came in to talk about TRIBE and personal development. Kate Naszradi dialed in really early California time to give us an update on the fast growing Firefox Student Ambassadors Program. Then Mary Colvig and David Boswell to discuss the topic ‘Enable Communities that have Impact’, aka One Million Mozillians. How we are going to scale by 10x in 2014. To round out the day we did a recap and there were mixed feelings on what we achieved, which fed into a new framework for day two.
For day two, we basically threw out the written schedule, and decided to hack. There was a hunger for finding solutions to the issues we identified on day one and starting to fix them. Out of the breakouts we had came a Trello board with specific tasks.
Issues with Mentors Scaling (photo by henx on Flickr)
Also on day two: Pete Scanlon dropped in for a discussion on Engagement, the team’s role in 2014 Mozilla goals, and how Reps fit in and can make an impact. We had a few more discussions on important topics that bubbled up such as the Reps application process. We collaborated. We argued. We laughed.
Discussion with Pete Scanlon
Huge thanks to Henrik Mitsch who did a fantastic job as facilitator over the weekend. Without him it would have been chaos!
Here are some of the important topics that surfaced:
Visibility of Council
Council and Budget
For these and other buckets, we brainstormed solutions and then broke them down to tasks. For sure, there is a lot of work to do, but it can be done. One of the challenges coming out of previous ReMo work events was implemention of work items. There were various reasons for this, and we are coming up with new work models to fix this. Primarily tasked are the folks at the meeting but we will be looking to mentors and all Reps for help.
The program purpose is clear and articulated on the wiki, but the scope and mechanisms for working with us have perhaps not been clear. We will fix that, to make it more accessible. Thanks to Michelle for writing a great case-study of Webmaker working with Reps. After we prioritise tasks, we’ll be sharing out with everyone for feedback. We all have a stake in Mozilla Reps.
Group Picture (by marcia@mozilla on Flickr)
We can help your team, your community, you. We’ll be telling you how. But this is a two-way street. Tell us how we can support you.
Very soon I will have some more exciting Reps news for you. Watch this space.
Arky r (email@example.com) on February 20, 2014 06:27 AM
Last weekend I attended the Vietnam Tech Conference 2014 in Hanoi. The event brought together educators from across south east asia to learn and share about the use of technology within the classroom.
My talk introduced the Sugar learning platform that was developed for OLPC laptops. Designed from the ground up especially for children. Sugar User Interfaces moves away from traditional 'desktop' metaphor. It makes collaborative learning a fun experience. There are numerous activities that promotes self-learning.
What is Sugar on a stick?
Sugar on a Stick is a Fedora® Spin Live USB operating system featuring the award-winning Sugar Learning Platform and designed to fit on an ordinary USB thumbdrive ("stick").
It will run on any recent x86-based computer that can boot from a USB stick (check the BIOS settings if it doesn't work straight away). This includes most Windows and Linux PCs and x86 Macs.
You can use SoaS to demo Sugar almost anywhere without disturbing the contents of the computer you use, and if people like what they see, you can install Sugar on a Stick to their hard drives or other sticks from the demo stick.
Luego de postergaciones, por el Rally Dakar y por razones climáticas, finalmente logramos realizar esta Sábado 15 de Febrero del 2014 el Firefox OS App Days en la histórica ciudad de Potosí, ciudad situada aproximadamente a más de 4mil metros de altura sobre el nivel del mar en el Altiplano Boliviano.
La Universidad Privada Domingo Savio fué quien en esta ocación nos brindó un espacio para poder difundir el Manifesto Mozilla, compartir con mozilleros potosinos información variada sobre una Web Abierta y Participativa para todos, y sobre todo enseñar características y creación de app para el nuevo Sistema Operativo Firefox OS.
Por cuestiones de espacio lastimosamente no hemos podido albergar a todos los usuarios interesados en participar de este gran evento pero queda el compromiso de volver y realizar otro evento para llegar a mas usuarios de la Villa Imperial.
El Firefox OS App Days de Potosí contó con muy buena cantidad de participantes de excelente nivel de conocimientos necesarios para la realización de aplicaciones web lo cual permitió el buen desarrollo del evento con una constante participación, preguntas, comentarios, interesantes propuestas de app, e incluso trabajos casi finalizados durante el evento.
No podemos dejar de mencionar a los ganadores de los 3 primeros lugares del evento sin desmerecer de ninguna manera a los demás participantes dado el excelente demostrado:
CALCULADORA IP, por Manuel.
JUEGO PASAR LA CALLE, por Grover
CONSULTOR DE NOTAS, por José y Breska
Muchas Felicidades y Muchas Gracias a todos quienes participaron del Firefox OS App Days Potosí, sin duda alguna que fué una gran experiencia para todos y esperamos verlos pronto nuevamente!
I just returned from an awesome gathering of Mozillians at Ekishey Book Fair at Dhaka, Bangladesh and writing this blog. Ekushey Book Fair is a month long yearly event organized by Bangla Academy, Bangladesh. Each day lots of people visit the fair.
This year Mozillians from Mozilla Bangladesh planned an informal meetup at the book fair to took the chance to reach a great number of visitors. At the book fair Mozillians distribute handbills among the visitors about Mozilla mission, Mozilla Bangladesh and Mozilla products. Also they show their Keon and Peak with Firefox OS to the visitors.
Yesterday was my 3rd anniversary of joining Mozilla as a paid contributor. We’ve come a long way over those 3 years, and especially on my domain (community building) we experimented, deployed and pioneered new ideas on how to build a global community.
For me, Mozilla Reps was the experimentation focus. Together with William Quiviger we created a program with a specific set of tools to help Mozillians to organize and/or attend events, recruit and mentor new contributors, document and share activities, and support their local communities better. Other parts of the organization also ramped up their contributor engagement efforts, namely Webmaker, SuMo, Addons, QA and Coding, explored new ways to interact and incentivize contributions for their areas.
Inherently with experimentation and growth, some needs are surfaced. The need to have visibility, have a deeper understanding of the inner workings of your community, have hard figures to look at while assessing the progress of a program in order to take informed decisions for the future of it. To meet those needs, each team tried to create their own metrics around their contribution systems (websites, tools, communities), having a narrow scope, only covering their immediate needs.
Starting late 2012, a meta team of community builders was formed across Mozilla (Community Building Team aka CBT), thanks to the efforts of David Boswell trying to get us all on the same page. It was easy to see early-on that we needed to standardize our language around contribution metrics, align and define a unified way forward. The advantages of a unified approach were obvious. For the first time, we would be able to track contributions across all Mozilla projects and cross compare activity metrics for each project. Establishing a common language and definition of a contribution would also be the key to unlock all communications between community builders in Mozilla. We would be speaking the same language and measure activity the same way. For sure interpretations, thresholds and actions after the metrics might differ for each project, but hey! we would have de-duplicated a lot of efforts after all!
Since late December 2013, (almost 2 months now) it is my honor to be part of a newly formed Community Building Team under David. In my new role, I am tasked to lead the Systems and Data working group, delivering these unified tools and language around contribution metrics in Mozilla. You can learn more about the Systems and Data working group reading this intro post. For over a year now, this (initially informal) Working Group has been conceptualizing and rethinking the way we measure contribution across Mozilla, and with this newly formed team the time has come to deliver those. We are well underway on building the first iteration of those tools and getting the first results published.
This post is just the first of many to come in a series of posts around Contribution Activity Metrics and our progress so far. If you love metrics and you are interested in community building, you can join us by being part of the Working Group.
People are doing awesome stuff in Mozilla. Let’s measure them
Ya esta disponible para su descarga la beta de Firefox 28 desde nuestra zona de Descargas para todos aquellos y aquellas que deseen probar la próxima versión del navegador panda rojo.
En esta liberación sobresalen la posibilidad de activar Firefox en modo táctil para Windows 8 y la culminación de la Gamepad API de la cual le contamos hace algún tiempo.
Para ejecutar Firefox en modo táctil este debe ser el navegador predeterminado (cosas de Microsoft) desde el menú Firefox -o desde Archivo- y escoger la opción Relanzar en Firefox para Windows 8 táctil. Al activar esta opción cada vez que se ejecute Firefox este siempre se abrirá en este modo.
Relanzar en Firefox para Windows 8 táctil
Cuando se ejecute Firefox nuevamente se mostrará una pantalla de inicio atractiva que indica las acciones que podemos realizar como por ejemplo: acceder fácilmente a los sitios que más visitamos, nuestros marcadores y el historial.
Cuando se visita un sitio, Firefox trata de aprovechar todo el espacio posible para mostrar al usuario sólo la página web sin distracciones y solamente muestra el botón Atrás y Nueva pestaña, mientras que las pestañas y la barra de direcciones permanecen ocultas (dar clic derecho para mostrarlas).
Desde que vi por primera vez Firefox en modo Metro UI me gustó mucho, es muy diferente la interfaz para escritorios y esta. ¿Qué creen ustedes?
La Gamepad API ha sido finalizada y habilitada por defecto, con ella se podrá crear juegos más cómodos, fáciles de jugar y divertidos.
Soporte para Opus en WebM.
Cambio en los controles de volumen para video y audio HTML5.
Eliminado el soporte para SPDY 2.
Implementado y habilitado <input type=color>.
Decodificación de video VP9.
Por el momento pueden obtener esta versión en español para Linux y Windows desde nuestra zona de Descargas. También se encuentra publicada Firefox Aurora 29.0a2 con debut de Australis (la nueva interfaz) por primera vez en este canal.
MozKarimnagar V 2.0, Revamp the futue | 2nd Sep 2013
Srikar Ananthula (firstname.lastname@example.org) on February 18, 2014 08:57 PM
I am really super excited about the event happened in Vaageswari College of Engineering with the name "MozKarimnagar V 2.0, Revamp the future" which especially says that "This is the second version of the event" which was really super,awesome and huge success.
1.Mozilla Introduction - Sai Kiran & Srikanth 2.HTML5,CSS3- Raghuram 3.Firefox OS App Dev- Srikar,Srikanth,Sai Kiran, Raghuram 4.Webmaker ,SUMO,Womoz-Jayanth, Raghuram 5.Github-Srikar
Feedback: Participants :
It was so nice and we learnt a lot.
We understood HTML 5 concepts, Hands on sessions we more awesome.
Remixing Timble is fun.
Principal of College: Since this event was a huge success, I am very thankful to Mozilla Team who made this huge success. We shall plan a 24 hrs Hackathon in this college. We : Thanks a lot sir. will sure do it :)
Mozilla Club Initative by Aurora Technological and Research Institute | 14th September,2013
SAI CHARAN REDDY P (email@example.com) on February 18, 2014 07:00 PM
Hi all, thank you for joining us. Today I want to share my experience about Mozilla as a Firefox Student Ambassador, which gave me few credits from C.S.E department (faculty and students). I would thank Srikar Ananthula and Raghuram Korukonda for this!!!! Okay now let me tell you how Mozilla-Firefox got started in my campus.
In-Campus: The representatives of Mozilla had arrived to seminar hall at 10.00 A.M and students are slowly taking their chairs in the hall. While students were settling, we checked all our arrangements are up-to felt tensed at one point and thanks to my Club mates they acted cool in that point.
Time has come to start the session, took the mike introduces myself as representing Mozilla-Firefox as student ambassador for 2013-2014. Now our guest orator took the floor and started his seminar with a question which made interactive.Then started introduced about him to students and started telling about Mozilla and its uses which makes life easy. session was followed with :
Mozilla & Its Products.
What is Mozilla Mission ?
Mozilla Manifesto Video!!
About Firefox OS!!
Firefox OS App Demo!!
How to contribute to Mozilla?
Q & A
Now after seeing unprecedented response and excitement to Mozilla-Firefox program, we have formed a club and we are going to start telling student to use Mozilla products and find-out what about them by organizing competitions and program in campus.
Logo Of Aurora Technological and Research Institute :
Goal Of Aurora Technological and Research Institute :
To organize events on Mozilla products and promote them in campus.
To make people put their thinking hat on.
Make it easy ans useful for everyone to learn.
Credits : First of all things I would like to thank Miss.Sujatha madam (Head Of Department of C.S.E ) for accepting our proposal and encouraging us to introduce Firefox Club in Campus and organize events on Mozilla. Hope we continue getting support in future from Miss.Sujatha madam and students as-well.
Now, I would thank our speaker Mr.Srikar Ananthula & Mr. Raghuram Korukonda for their support which was awesome. They are good orator and makes things interesting and interactive, my friends who where present in session were thanking me for organizing the session the only reason of Mr.Srikar Ananthula & Mr. Raghuram Korukonda cause they share their experience and life in I.T industry as well-as Mozilla Representative.
Contact Aurora Technological and Research Institute :
Last year Freedom House, an American NGO, ranked South Korea’s internet as only “partly free”. Reporters without Borders has placed it on a list of countries “under surveillance”, alongside Egypt, Thailand and Russia, in its report on “Enemies of the Internet”. Is forward-looking South Korea actually rather backward?
The LoCo Council released an interim report on their census efforts of Ubuntu LoCo Teams and the results were consistent with findings when I did a census of unapproved LoCo Team’s in the United States in 2012. When I did that health check, I found that most LoCos were either unresponsive or had less than positive sentiments on the direction of the project and some had chosen to let their approval lapse on purpose.
It was a bit discouraging back in 2012 and I remember at that time mentioning it to the Canonical Community Team and suggesting that it would really be nice to see more community building in general and more resources for LoCos. Here we are in 2014 and the pulse of the community has not changed. In fact, there are less approved LoCos today than there was in 2012, albeit there are now more resources today for the community than there were in 2012 which is something positive.
I think 2014 could be a big year for the Ubuntu Community to make plans on reviving LoCos in the United States and elsewhere. The LoCo Council is helping out by giving us a good measurement of how things stand. But, once we know what the pulse is like, how do we address the state of things? I think it might be good for the upcoming UDS for someone in the community to own a session on brainstorming ideas to reawaken local communities in the United States and elsewhere and then plan to start putting those ideas to work this year and next.
I believe Ubuntu Local Communities can be vibrant again and there are lots of shining examples of local communities that are still very healthy like Ubuntu California, Ubuntu Peru and Ubuntu Italy just to name a few.
I think we need community contributors to feel excited about Ubuntu again and feel like real stakeholders in the project and I think we need to care strongly about community sentiment. We need to bring back the culture where community was one of the most important aspects of Ubuntu.
“I still consider myself an Ubuntu Community Member, but I don’t think there’s any community left.” – Paul Tagliamonte, Former LoCo Council Member
What up! In this post I will talk about my experiences at my first FOSDEM. FOSDEM (Free and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting) is the biggest open source event in Europe; It is celebrated every year in Brussels. Now that I'm living in Europe, I added that event into my calendar since the moment I knew about it.
My trip there was only possible thanks to Fedora, who sponsored my trip. The first day I arrived, I was confident that I would know how to arrive to the hotel using my phone's GPS, but when I arrived to the train station, Murphy's law came into action and made me be without internet =/, so I asked some policemen at the station and they told me to go in some direction. So I began walking through Brussels until I found out I was somehow lost in the city center. I decided to ask some locals, and when I did, those "locals" were also foreigners coming to FOSDEM, but they were heading to some bar where the preFOSDEM party was going on, so I decided to go with them. There I met a lot of people (and also drank a couple of beers), but what I liked the most was seeing some old friends from the States. After the bar I managed to find my hotel.
The first day at FOSDEM I went directly to the Fedora booth, were I met a lot of european Fedora and Red Hat folks. Between the stuff we brought to the booth, the thing that most attracted people were some 3D printers. And what do 3D printers have to do with Fedora? Well, Fedora has one spin called Fedora 3D printing, where we can find a lot of CAD programs and other design tools to use in regular 3D printers. I was there the first day all the morning helping at the booth. After noon, I went with some friends to give a round at the expo room. There were many FLOSS projects, and what I liked the most: hardware projects. Being an embedded systems guy hardware for me is one of the best things I could see there. That night I went out with the Red Hat guys and I manage to know them more.
The second (and last) day, I was mostly working at the Fedora booth, where I met a lot of people interested in the project, and we also heard some cool stories of them using Fedora. I also went to the Mozilla booth and met a lot of the Mozilla folks. I am also a Mozilla Reps, so meeting them was of great pleasure for me. I discussed with them about different topics, and I really liked seeing a lot of young people volunteering in the Mozilla project. I would be really glad to see a lot of teens volunteering in the Fedora project. At the end of the day, I had dinner again with the Fedora/Red Hat people, and I heard lots of cool stories about FLOSS and off-topic with them.
FOSDEM I don't think is just about going to conferences and getting free stuff, but most importantly of meeting the people with who you work with, the people who volunteer on other projects, or even people that barely knows about FLOSS but are beginning to get interested on it. I really want to be there next year again, and see my friends and make new ones. Thanks again to Fedora, and I am really glad I'm contributing to it (:
Shahid Farooqui (firstname.lastname@example.org) on February 15, 2014 06:29 PM
Webmaker Kitchen Party, Allahabad
12 January 2014
I am delighted to share my experience of very first Webmaker event at Allahabad. It was an amazing experience to have lots of FUN with kids.
I hosted Webmaker Kitchen Party for Kids at Allahabad on 12th January 2014. Initially this event was planned to be hosted in a school at Allahabad. But due to sudden fall in temperature, city administration announced holidays for school kids for a week. As a result, I have changed the venue of the event from school to my home. I invited some 30 kids, few engineering students and some house wives from my locality for the event, I wanted to invite even more kids but due to space constraint I could not do it. There was a mixed crowd of class 3rd to class 12th, engineering students, house wives etc.
The kids were so excited to attend the event and gathered at my home well before the event's time.
The event was also attended by following Mozillians.
Since It was a very first Mozilla event for most of the RMA and FSAs, we all sat together and had a brief discussion about various Mozilla products like Webmaker, Firefox OS, Firefox Browser, Persona, Firebug, Localization, MDN, FSA Program, WoMoz, FOSS etc. I found this event as a good platform to meet and interact with RMAs and FSAs of my region, I am glad to meet them for the first time.
The event started with my very basic introductory talk about Mozilla, Mozilla Products, Mozilla Projects, Webmaker and various Webmaker tools.
Then Rahul Ranjan, RMA talked about FSA Program, kids of 12th standard looked very interested in the FSA Program.
Then Rais Ahmad, RMA MIT Meerut briefed about Webmaker and gave demo on its various tools.
Then FSAs, Charul, Jatin and Aditya gave a basic talk on 'What is a computer and how to protect it', 'What is an E-Mail ID and how it works' and 'What is a search engine and how to search information on Google'.
Now, we have reached to "Teaching and Learning" session for kids. We formed various groups, each group was consist of maximum 3 kids. We then made the pair of groups. Pair of groups asked to teach at least one topic (what ever they want) to each another. Volunteers were helping them in making the groups, selecting the topic to teach and learn etc. We allowed 20 minutes for this session. At last, we invited one member from each group to tell all the attendees about what they have taught or learnt. Kids enjoyed a lot this session and they learnt 'how to prepare maggi', 'rules in badminton, rules in cricket etc.
Now It was a time for drawing and design competition for Kids. We asked kids to design and color the Firefox and Webmaker logo.
One can see the enthusiasm and dedication of kids in following photo.
Here is some of the kid's creations.
We selected two best drawings and announced as winner. Winners got Webmaker T-shirt and Firefox Bag :)
We distributed color box and drawing pad to all the kids as a token of participation and consolation prize . Kids were so happy to get these goodies.
At last Kids were so happy to attend the event, it was a very different experience for them. They were happy to get color box, drawing pad and a very delicious snack pack :). Many kids are now calling me as MOZILLA UNCLE, I am simply loving it. :) :) :)
Now Its a time for group and individual clicks with Firefox vertical banner.
My event report/blog is incomplete without paying my hearty thanks to Gauthamraj (MozRaj) for his help and ideas to make this event successful.
I am very thankful to Rahul, Charul, Jatin and Rais for writing nice blogs to share their experience about the event.
I get it though – I’ve participated in my own share of code-snobbery it’s entertaining, it lets us vent coding horrors of past. For every project inherited with hacked architecture, sloppy coding, lazy implementation, and careless regard for standards there there is the developer cursing that project. But it feels like more than just this one event, code-snobbery is starting to wear on me a bit.
Here are my reasons why no matter your specialty, your project, your favorite language, or where on the bleeding-edge you live – the Drupal project is to be respected, and perhaps even envied.
Stop the Drupal vrs WordPress thing…
Please just stop. This site is WordPress, because it’s a blog – that’s all I want to do + add a few widgets here and there and blog and WordPress is awesome for that. Drupal is a brilliant CMS. Having actually built a CMS back in 2000 I’ve never lost my appreciation for what the core of Drupal brings to any use-case involving content and content delivery.
The Drupal community, is amazing and I have often joked that Drupal was my ‘gateway drug’ to open source. We are a diverse, passionate, group-hug of thousands inspired by the prospect of writing software that helps people, organizations, institutions and individuals. Drupal community was one of the first I saw address gender inequality in open source (also we’re still working on it). I think the passion to help people was hugely evident when a code sprint at DrupalCon Portland created to a Drupal site to help FEMA assist the victims of the Oklahoma tornado.
Drupal.org is also an enviable organization of organically forming groups focused on everything from regional meetups, project-focused ambitions and industry. Anyone can create a group, invite others and create events. The Drupal community is highly accessible, helpful and motivated.
Drupal has a Security Team. In just the last week there were 2,759 code commits, and those were likely made from almost every industry and technology focus you can imagine. Experts in media make Drupal media modules – experts in publishing make Drupal, experts in education, government, make Drupal. Technical writers, document Drupal – and community initiatives seek to attract more. Truthfully one of Drupal’s biggest strengths is the clarity on contribution pathways through many things including the Drupal 8 Ladder, which I reference all the time when talking to other communities pathways.
Adopters of Innovation
If there is only one point you remember after reading this point – it’s this: Drupal drives innovation by putting it infront of hundreds of thousands of people, and thousands of developers. Node .JS developer? Check out: Drupal Node.JS, curious about how Ember.js can improve the experience of your users? Check out Drupal Ember. What about Towtruck.js (now together.JS), interested in multimedia? Checkout Drupal + Popcorn.js, want to take your WebRTC or new API to an audience – bring it to the Drupal community. People developing Drupal are not stuck in the 2006, to name at least one cliche I’ve heard – we are innovators, we’re out in other open source communities contributing,collaborating and ultimately critics of our own work, as we strive to keep Drupal a solution that helps people, while utilizing the best the open web has to offer.
Marce y Oscar, agradezco el esfuerzo extra que hicieron cambiando tanto de la propuesta inicial a la final, agradezco su profesionalismo pero sobretodo agradezco su compromiso con la causa!
Yo personalmente debo decir que me siento feliz, puede sonar ridículo pero desde antes de conocerlos a ustedes ya los murales en Bogotá me hacían feliz por que esas imágenes hablaban de cosas que con las que yo estaba de acuerdo, reforzaron mi identidad como ciudadano y con mi ciudad. Son para mi el más preciado adorno de mi querida Bogotá.
Desde que soy adolescente me hacían soñar, soñar con muros que comunicaran mis ideas, mis causas, mis sueños por una mejor sociedad. Ese sueño dio un primer paso hacia mi cuando mis amigos del barrio resultaron ser sus amigos y en mi cabeza quedó sembrada la idea, un muro de Software Libre, de Linux, de Firefox!
El año pasado, mi sueño me atropelló! La campaña de Firefox OS en Colombia me brindó el terreno fértil para transplantar lo que en mi cabeza ya estaba sembrado. Con mi co-equipera Gloria propusimos el proyecto y conseguimos los recursos, aparentemente un éxito total!
Nada es perfecto, casi nadie lo sabe pero nosotros no queríamos solamente pintar un logo, queríamos que fuese como el grafiti bogotano, un logo pero desde la visión del artista local. Desafortunadamente el equipo de marketing de Mozilla dijo que no a nuestra propuesta:
Me siento orgulloso de haber sacado el proyecto adelante, había cumplido mi sueño pero debo aceptar que a medias por que personalmente me sentí atropellado en el orgullo bogotano, cuando me enteré que seguiríamos el Marketing global y pintaríamos esto:
Luego llegó la campaña #InternetSinChuzadas no pude resistir pensar en hacer otro muro, sin presupuesto ni tiempo ni planeación le dije a Gloria “Hablemos con WarDesign a ver que se puede hacer con los pocos recursos que sabemos podemos conseguir”. Estábamos pensando en calcomanías pero la respuesta fue que se unían a la campaña con una ilustración y pintarían el muro con la condición de tener mínimas restricciones de diseño. Aceptamos casi sin pensarlo y puse en riesgo mi capital personal para soportar el “Negocio”.
Luego iniciamos la burocracia para obtener el presupuesto con Mozilla, eso estuvo a punto de caerse cuando Nukeador no satisfecho con el hecho de que tocaba pagar solo “la pintura” y a pesar de conocer el trabajo de Glorai y el proyecto del mural previo decidió que no era suficiente y que teníamos que comprometernos con varias actividades al rededor del muro. para superar la barrera impuesta inventamos 3 cosas a las carreras, incluida mi idea del concurso luego y aprobaron el presupuesto.
WarDesign como nosotros corrimos como locos, fueron solo 2 semanas desde el primer correo hasta la fecha de la campaña y lo logramos, un sueño hecho realidad, deseo profundamente que el de una sociedad mejor también se cumpla.
So imagine you have a camera in your house. In your living room. A surveillance camera, like those you see in a metro station. In fact not just in your house (because hey, after all you are not that important), but in everyone's house. Image there is a surveillance camera on every living room. Creepy right? Would you just let it there staring and watching at you? Every movement you make in your own house? Well this is what is going on right now. No seriously. This is what is happening; but in the digital world. You see a physical camera is so easy to spot and get you frustrated. But on the digital world, which is as real as the physical one, the surveillance mechanisms are not so easy to spot.
So I'm having this camera in my living room watching every move I make. and the other day Maria, a friend of mine, comes for a cup of coffee in my house. She comes from another country, with different surveillance methods and she's surprised to see the camera. "You know you have a camera in your house? Over there in that corner of the ceiling.". There are plenty of ways I could react to this remark. The obvious one would be to look her finger and not where it's pointing, pretending there is nothing there. Or I could start yelling at her "Oh, come on. I know you people, all you do is scare people off. There is no camera! Don't try to terrorize us". Another approach would be that I actually get scared, censor myself and act as "normal" as I can. You know just sit there quietly and open my tv. Because that's what normal people do, right? I don't want to look suspicious and draw any attention on me from whoever is behind this camera. Until of course I really believe this and become that man who watches tv all day doing nothing out of the ordinary. Or... I could just thank Maria for stating the obvious and start thinking about what we can do about it.
A couple of hours later George, another friend, joins our company. He is more into technology than the average people. Actually a lot more. You know, these people that you can watch for hours talking only with acronyms and unknown words. So the discussion comes up again at this disturbing surveillance thing and he points out that there is a way to protect myself. A technical way to hide and obfuscate my movements inside my house, so they can't see what I'm doing (or at least make their job a lot harder). Well again there are various ways I could react to this. I could deny taking any measures to protect myself because that would make me look suspicious. I'm not that important. Let them focus on those who have something to hide. Or I could claim that this is a political problem and the only solution would be a political one. No technical measures can help us, so I refuse even to bother about them. Or... I could just thank George for having the patience to educate me about these things, and yes I would acknowledge the fact that this is a political problem and in the long term the solution should be political. But in the meantime I'm going to make their job a hell of a lot difficult. I'm going to help everyone look suspicious.
Firefox, cómo descargarlo sin usar Internet Explorer
Nex on February 13, 2014 04:32 PM
Es ya famoso el dicho que dice “El único buen uso que se le puede dar a Internet Explorer, es para descargar Firefox”. Si sos usuario de Windows, ahora esto pasará a ser nada más que historia y buena anécdota, porque existe una manera de instalar Firefox sin necesidad de usar Explorer o ningún otro navegador para ello.
Los pasos son sencillos, solo tenés que abrir la consola y seguir punto por punto esta guía:
Abrimos el command prompt (cmd).
Escribimos “ftp“, y presionamos Enter.
Escribimos “open ftp.mozilla.org“, y presionamos enter.
Nos pedirá que ingresemos un nombre de usuario. Escribimos “anonymous” y presionamos enter.
Escribimos una contraseña. Podemos escribir cualquier contraseña, o dejarla en blanco, y presionar enter.
Nos dirigimos a la carpeta donde se encuentra el instalador. Para eso escribimos “cd/pub/firefox/releases/28.0/win32/es-ES/“ (aquí podemos modificar la versión, la plataforma y/o localización de Firefox, por ejemplo es-AR) y presionamos enter.
Podemos visualizar el contenido de dicha carpeta escribiendo el comando “ls“, y presionando enter.
Escogemos el directorio donde queremos descargar Firefox y escribimos “lcd C:/“. En este caso indicamos que el archivo se guarde en el directorio raíz del disco C:
Para descargar el archivo escribimos “get Firefox Setup 26.0.exe“ o la última versión disponible y pulsamos enter.
Ahora verificamos en la unidad C:/, y debería de estar el archivo descargado.
Por último, escribimos “bye” para salir de la conexión FTP. Y luego escribimos “exit” para salir de la ventana del command prompt.
Puede ser que aparezca una ventana del Firewall de Windows pidiendo autorización, sólo debemos darl clic en “Permitir Acceso”. Luego de esto lo único que quedará por hacer es hacer una instalación común y corriente con el instalador que acabamos de descargar.
This weekend I had the pleasure to experience the first Mozilla Weekend event in Tirana, Albania. They were two days dedicate to Mozilla, it’s products, the community and of course the Open Web.
It was my first time in Tirana and the first time I was meeting the Albanian community in general. From the early beginnings, when Elio Qoshi first contacted me and invited me to the event I was able to see his passion. After I had the chance to meet the rest of the Albanian community I have to say that they all share the same passion. The passion of doing great things, the passion for knowledge and of course sharing their knowledge with other people as well. Let me try to describe the Albanian community with 3 words: passion, professionalism and hard working people.
So yes, the #MozWeekend was a blast! The event was well organized in an amazing venue with a great content. The attendant had the chance to learn about Mozilla’s vision about the open web, some of our amazing products such as Firefox, Firefox OS, developer tools and conquer the knowledge on how to create his first Open Web Application. And after creating his first Open Web Application he learned how Mozilla can help him on how to turn his idea to a product or a startup by signing up to WebFWD. He also leaned how is it to be part of an amazing community such as Mozilla’s, how to join and how can he help on keeping the web open and accessible for everyone.
I am really glad that I was part of the MozWeekend in Tirana because I saw the impact of the event in the attendees. I saw people’s hunger for writing Open Web Apps and contributing to our mission. It was really amazing!
Thank you #MozWeekend, thank you #MozAlb!
Hope to see you soon
There has been a lot of sensational writing by a number of media outlets over the last 24 hours in reaction to a post by Darren Herman who is VP of Content Services. Lots of people have been asking me whether there will be ads in Firefox and pointing out these articles that have sprung up everywhere.
So first I want to look at the Merriam Webster definition of an Advertisement:
: something (such as a short film or a written notice) that is shown or presented to the public to help sell a product or to make an announcement
: a person or thing that shows how good or effective something is
: the act or process of advertising
Great, now that we have the definition it looks like the fact that Mozilla announces to users their rights and asks about what data choices they make alone meet the criteria of an advertisement. The question is: does the average user consider that an advertisement or a useful bit of content that Mozilla is trying to share? Next, lets look at the fact that Firefox uses Google as a default search/home page and boom, if we use the literal sense of the definition that too is an advertisement isn’t it?
So now lets move on to Darren’s post. While I think the post could have had stronger context and there could have been a better response to address some of these concerns, the basic gist here is that Mozilla plans to offer tiles where there was a gap in content and that some of those tiles may be sponsored but will still be consistent with Mozilla’s values. Furthermore, this new content will only be displayed to new users and its unlikely you will see this anytime soon since it has not landed in Mozilla-Central and gone through the processes necessary to make it to a stable release.
Personally I think this is much ado over nothing and I think this feature and features like UP (User Personalization) are going to be very helpful to users and bake in some of the content that add-ons have typically provided.
Update: Please see Mitchell Baker’s (Chief Lizard Wrangler) and Denelle Dixon-Thayer’s (Mozilla General Counsel’s) have both posted on this topic. Please feel free to read their posts:
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