Sessions at Mozilla Festival 2012 about audiovideo-mozfest on Sunday 11th November Full Festival Day

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  • (602, Webmaker Bar) Make Something Awesome with Webmaker II

    by Andrew Hayward, iamjessklein, Jacob Caggiano, Sunny Lee, Atul Varma, emgollie and David Ascher

    [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.

    Come learn to express yourself with Thimble, make an interactive video with Popcorn, or remix a web page with X-Ray Goggles. Bring your own laptop, or use the computers provided at the Webmaker Bar.

    You'll get a crash course on Webmaker tools and projects, plus the opportunity to give feedback to our team of web scientists.

    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)!

    At 10:30am to 12:00pm, Sunday 11th November

    In 6. Floor, Ravensbourne

  • (101) Send Links from Videos to Phones with Linklib

    by Simon Klose

    Want to learn how to send time synched links from online videos to a smartphone or tablet?

    Why would you? Have you ever googled films and TV-shows while you watch them? Do you think Youtube's popup annotations in the middle of a video are distracting?

    Linklib lets filmmakers, filmfans, journalists and bloggers send time synched links from a full screen video directly to their audiences' phones.

    Instead of googling an actor, fact checking an election video or feverishly trying to find the soundtrack to that TV-series, just pick up the phone and the information is right there.

    It's fun, easy and will change how you watch video forever.

    What kinds of things could you do with this?

    Do you want to fill your favorite Game of Thrones episode with geeky references? Are you a Libyan democracy activist that needs to send revolutionary skill sets from your video blog? Do you want to add mashups and remixes to that banging new Outkast music video? Or just throw in a bunch of Wikipedia explanations to all those strange facts in your favorite TED-talk?

    Linklib lets you add Stephen Colbert's truthiness to a Mitt Romney campaign video or deleted scenes to your documentary film without ruining the traditional viewing experience.

    After a demo of the open meta data library “Linklib.org” everyone gets to author their favorite (or most hated) videos.

    At 11:00am to 2:00pm, Sunday 11th November

    In 1. Floor, Ravensbourne

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  • (103) Take Popcorn Maker Apart and Put it Back Together

    by Secret Robotron

    Mozilla's Bob Richter shows you all the pieces of the open source Popcorn Maker, how you can contribute to development, and incorporate it into your apps.


    • Participants will learn about the systems behind Popcorn Maker and how they work together. The app was built from the ground up to be flexible and versatile, so contributing to Popcorn Maker directly, or experimenting with it in custom environments is possible and encouraged.
    • There are several contribution routes supported by Popcorn Maker: the core, plugin editors, template support, Popcorn plugins, etc. Participants will learn how to open up Popcorn Maker and tinker with these systems.

    Who should come?

    • Those with varying curiosity about Popcorn Maker and how it works are welcome. UX designers, educators, JavaScript coders and curriculum designers all have a place in knowing how Popcorn Maker can run in their environment, and where they can contribute to it.
    • Participants with technical skills will appreciate the depth of discussion possible with key Popcorn Maker code-contributors at the event and speaking at the session.

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Sunday 11th November

    In 1. Floor, Ravensbourne

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  • (602, Webmaker Bar) wikiHow to make and edit collaborative how-to videos

    by Krystle Chung and Jack Herrick

    Popcorn opens up a whole new opportunity for instructional videos to evolve just like wiki articles do. wikiHow, a collaborative site with almost 150,000 articles, is here to show you how to create and edit awesome how-to videos that improve over time.

    You'll get to watch some fun video demos and edit blank how-to videos in Popcorn Webmaker that you can embed on wikiHow for the world to see.


    • Hands-on experience editing how-to videos made specifically with Popcorn in mind
    • A better understanding of collaboration and wiki culture
    • Learning how to make chocolate-covered bacon and calculate pi by throwing frozen hot dogs

    Who should come?

    • Educators, Youth, Media Makers, Tinkerers, Hobby enthusiasts
    • If you've ever contributed to a wiki, you should stop by!

    Session notes: http://etherpad.mozilla.org/howt...

    At 1:00pm to 2:30pm, Sunday 11th November

    In 6. Floor, Ravensbourne

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  • (210) Responsive Web Comics, building an open framework for comic creators for deploying content

    by Ketan Majmudar

    In this session we'll be taking the 'concept' of responsive design and adding the complexities of comic script / writing / illustrations/ colouring and apply this to webcomics. This is a practical exploration, taking an idea to prototype. A look at the world of digital and print comics, then kickstarting a new framework / format, and a new way of publishing/constructing these stories. Hacking / Design & Discussion involved.

    Session Notes will be available to be made and added to a group etherpad here: https://capow.etherpad.mozilla.o...

    The session will aim to tackle several identified problems in producing a comic publishing tool, this will be done as groups and prototypes/hacks created along these lines :

    • Explore layout concepts of deploying sequential art/storytelling in the new medium of digital devices/tablets and screens.
    • Explore/think about solutions to typography and script direction through responsive design workflows.
    • Explore, discuss and hack semantic HTML in the context of sequential art / storytelling.
    • Think about audio and how that can play a role in webcomics and the synchronised multimedia. (does popcorn.js enable this?)
    • Use an open source web comic Vision Machine (Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike) as exercise material and see how it can be developed into a responsive web comic, with some of the identified problems of the session ( I have visual assets, that we can hack with).
    • Tackle Lettering/Ballooning issues.
    • Explore Parallax Scrolling requirements
    • Look at the infinite canvas.
    • Look at / discuss real world examples of web comics stretching the boundaries.


    • The start of a framework that any comic creator (writer / and / or artist can use to deploy their own comic vision/story in a format that is responsive and utilises the modern browser.
    • Contribution and development of | the framework on github
    • A small core working team that continues to iterate and improve the concepts / framework / tool.
    • Get comic industry input and feedback.
    • Lots of fun engaging web comics created
    • Learning new ways of storytelling through text/image through our computers.
    • Opportunity to join a github open source project to continue its ongoing development with web comic creators

    At 2:30pm to 5:30pm, Sunday 11th November

    In 2. Floor, Ravensbourne

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  • (211) The Web Gramophone

    by Alex Lakatos and Brian King

    This session is designed teach you how to build almost any Web app.

    We'll be making a web application (The Web Gramophone) with client and server parts using audio and images in Firefox. Images will be translated into audio and vice-versa. Any image can be used. You can play a regular image, but it's likely the audio will be scrambled and won't sound good. Auditory results may vary, but the learning outcomes will certainly be valuable!

    Participants will:

    • Learn web technologies
    • Learn how to work with audio and images on the Web
    • Learn how to use the Audio API in Firefox, Canvas, and typed Arrays
    • Collaborate and communicate in App development teams


    • A working app.
    • A Web Service to upload audio that produces an image or images, and in reverse.

    Who should come?

    • A mix of people with different skill sets to get together and build something new.

    At 2:30pm to 5:30pm, Sunday 11th November

    In 2. Floor, Ravensbourne

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