[NOTE: This session will be happening both on Saturday and Sunday, same time, 10:30am]
We all know how awesome the web is, and we want to show you how easy it is to become a part of it.
Mozilla is committed to moving millions of people from using the web to making the web. Come play with us, and stake out your own corner in the most epic human experiment ever, (the world wide web)!
Open Badges are a relatively new concept in UK education - both formal and informal. Unlike in the US where there are a number of DML Competition-funded projects mid-way through their work, there is only one of these in the UK (Supporter2Reporter). Nevertheless, there are a number of people already doing some work in the area.
This session will allow participants to discuss how badges might be used within a UK context, as well as facilitate partnerships and understanding between diverse organisations. We'd like to get people thinking through badge system design in their particular context(s) and have a go at creating a badge in the session itself.
This session will be divided into two, one-hour sessions:
Books — even ebooks — are still isolated from the web. They are not yet part of the interconnected open web, in the way that websites, and even music and video already are.
As part of the Building Webmakers track at the 2012 Mozilla Festival, we’re at the same time curating content about webmakers and demo-ing PressBooks, a platform that makes books truly part of the open web — web-native, open, collaborative, linkable and responsive to all desktop and mobile devices.
Join us to make the Webmakers book, in real time. This session is an introduction and kick-off to the project, which will continue to evolve over the course of the festival. We’ll provide an overview of PressBooks and strategize about content and how we'll collaborate. Then off you go — attend other Webmaker sessions and contribute remotely. We’ll be working on the book throughout the weekend!
Send an email to [email@example.com] to become a contributor, suggest content, or ask a question. Once you log on you can post new content or send (CC-licensed!) content from existing blogs, articles, and stories — either online or offline. Or you can help us edit: we’ll need to choose themes and chapters, and write a bit of meta text. Our goal: Create an awesome webmaker resource!
At the end of MozFest, we’ll use PressBooks to output to EPUB and PDF. You’ll also be able to order a physical book. And we’ll be sending out copies to our top 10 contributors!
Learn how to code and play with mobile devices driven by the web.
Join us to:
We'll be paper prototyping, creating thimble slideshows of participants work, user testing the prototypes. Play the App Generation Game.
Who should come?
Hacktivate now! Help design and create Webmaker Projects! We'll use Thimble projects to make simple, interest-based learning experiences that help you make something cool while teaching code and other important skills along the way.
You can create awesome projects worth sharing on Webmaker.org, gain a basic understanding of HTML and CSS, experience building things, and become a contributor to a global learning effort.
Bring your ideas to this session and we'll be matching you with teams of instructors and developers who can help you shape, build and submit complete projects.
We'll learn how to prototype and build with mentors. We'll playtest our creations and demo the best of them at the closing Science Fair.
Who should come?
by Dethe Elza
Waterbear is entirely web-based, all you need is a browser that can access the website.
There will be a short introduction to Waterbear and demonstration of how to drag blocks together to create a simple animation.
You can solve a challenge, or if you would like to code your own ideas you can branch out on your own. Facilitators will be available to provide tips and help out if anyone is stuck.
We want to show the world how to use Webmaker tools like Popcorn Maker to bring radio style content to life on the web. With Popcorn Maker, you can combine the intimate experience of audio journalism with a layer of interactivity using maps, images, web pages, and annotations to learn more about the stories you are listening to.
Radio Rookies produces excellent audio programming.
Who should come?
Session notes: http://etherpad.mozilla.org/radi...
You ran an awesome how-to coding event and the participants walked away with some new webmaker skills.
How do we support the blossoming programmers after the event is over? Without the on-going support of a mentor or peers, new skills can be forgotten.
Mentors encourage and support learners in their interests, help them create goals, lend an ear when it's needed and cheer them on.
During this design challenge we'll work together to design a mentoring system (low-fi or sophisticated) to help coding event organizers mentor-match or create a webmaker club for on-going mentoring.
We'll look at existing online peer mentoring systems such as P2PU or design something from scratch.
Any coding how-to event such as the webmaker events during the Mozilla Summer of Code Party will be able to implement the design that we come up with.
We’re going to make Webmaker projects on the spot!
Join our hack-ready media lab environment: Computers, headphones, internet, and power outlets for those who have their own machines.
We'll have webmaker gurus onsite to support and inspire your makery.
We'll also be serving Popcorn to eat.
Who should come?
Session notes: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/mak...
9th–11th November 2012