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Maker Party 2014 – go and show off the web to the next makers

Today is the start of this year’s Maker Party campaign. What’s that? Check out this video.

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Maker Party is Mozilla’s annual campaign to teach the culture, mechanics and citizenship of the web through thousands of community-run events around the world from July 15-September 15, 2014.

This week, Maker Party events in places like Uganda, Taiwan, San Francisco and Mauritius mark the start of tens of thousands of educators, organizations and enthusiastic web users just like you getting together to teach and learn the web.

You can join Maker Party by finding an event in your area and learning more about how the web works in a fun, hands-on way with others. Events are open to everyone regardless of skill level, and almost all are free! Oh, and there will be kickoff events in all the Mozspaces this Thursday—join in!

No events in your area? Why not host one of your own? Maker Party Resources provides all the information you need to successfully throw an event of any size, from 50+ participants in a library or hackerspace to just you and your little sister sitting on the living room sofa.

Go teach the web, believe me, it is fun!

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Mozilla Vision 2012 day two – here come the web makers of tomorrow

One day after the conference part of Mozilla Vision 2012 volunteers, Mozilla staff and friends organised a “hackday” event in a burger cafe (of all places) in Tokyo. The twist: instead of catering to developer hackers the audience was web makers – and in this case those of the future:

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Yes, we mostly had kids getting excited about what can be done with the web and its technologies and for this veteran of many a hack day this was an amazing experience.

The whole day was run as a series of “Popups” as defined by the Hive learning network, NYC. As explained in Mark Surman’s blog post the activities provided were:

  • Using Hackasaurus to remix the web
  • Creating simple programs with MIT’s Scratch
  • Using the Paper-protyping-for-interface-design Firefox add on Domova (build by Keio University and Mozilla Japan)
  • Print out a stencil and use colours to make your mark on a wall with Paint n
  • Building your own platform game using the Canvas/HTML5 based Run Jump Build
  • Creating your own animation using Mozilla Japan’s Para Para

All of which were a big success with the kids. I especially liked the idea of Para Para, which is why I quickly interviewed Brian Birtles of Mozilla Japan about it:

All in all the second day of the event was a surprise and it showed me that there is a lot of great things to come in the next generation of web makers.

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It was very refreshing to see that with some guidance and a share of enthusiasm kids happily create and use the web as a read/write medium instead of just playing games and watching movies. It is up to us to make the web of tomorrow not TV on steroids.

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Armorlogic, Makers of the Profense Web Application Firewall, Joins the VMware Technology Alliance Partner Program …

Armorlogic, makers of the Profense Web Application Firewall, has joined the Elite level of the VMWare Tap program. The Profense WAF is a soft appliance optimized for the VMWare platform.Victoria, BC, Canada and Copenhagen, Denmark (PRWEB) July 05, 2011 Armorlogic, makers of the Profense Web Application Firewall, today announced it has joined the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program …

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A Web Edge for Makers of Real Stuff

Plenty of people want to build a popular Web site and become the next Mark Zuckerberg. But some technology entrepreneurs have a more old-fashioned goal: they want to make something you can hold in your hand.

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Web browser makers developing new tools to protect privacy

Google and Firefox developer Mozilla in recent days have announced new tools in various states of development that will help users of their browsers better control and restrict the data online advertisers collect about them. Those announcements follow a similar one last month from Microsoft, which makes Internet Explorer, the most popular browser application.

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