[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)!
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.
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.
Who should come?
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.
Who should come?
Session notes: http://etherpad.mozilla.org/howt...
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 :
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!
Who should come?
9th–11th November 2012