Showcasing awesome stuff people are making on the web.

If you missed it the first time round, you’ll be glad we re-shared this set of unique projects! This is:

What we made together at MozFest 2013:

#MozFest is our annual gathering of the tribes. A public event where passionate, creative and thoughtful people from around the world meet up to hack ideas for improving the open web, it’s one of our most exciting and dynamic introductions for the growing community of Mozillians. And as you can see, this year was truly incredible!Check out what we accomplished this year at MozFest:http://mozillafestival.org/blog/growing-our-community

#MozFest is our annual gathering of the tribes. A public event where passionate, creative and thoughtful people from around the world meet up to hack ideas for improving the open web, it’s one of our most exciting and dynamic introductions for the growing community of Mozillians. And as you can see, this year was truly incredible!

Check out what we accomplished this year at MozFest:
http://mozillafestival.org/blog/growing-our-community

What happens when a team of journalists takes the open source code for Popcorn Maker and builds a tool that helps them break the boundaries of traditional storytelling? Check it out - it’s another great MozFest Effect: BBG KettleCorn.

What happens when a team of journalists takes the open source code for Popcorn Maker and builds a tool that helps them break the boundaries of traditional storytelling?

Check it out - it’s another great MozFest Effect: BBG KettleCorn.

You can help clean up an urban watershed in Buenos Aires without even leaving your house. Check out Mauricio Corbalán’s fascinating Open Science project and help him make a positive ecological impact on a fragile waterway struggling to come clean.

You can help clean up an urban watershed in Buenos Aires without even leaving your house.

Check out Mauricio Corbalán’s fascinating Open Science project and help him make a positive ecological impact on a fragile waterway struggling to come clean.

mozfest:

At the Ridiculous Mini Game Jam led by Syed and Chloe, Laurenzo Pilia and Pippin Bar playtest Downtown Groan Police.

.@Blackcorn666 @sssyed @varelidi Jam theme went through “broken telephone” process: started as “dancing bears” and ended “downtown groans”!
— Lorenzo Pilia (@LorenzoPilia)
October 26, 2013

mozfest:

At the Ridiculous Mini Game Jam led by Syed and Chloe, Laurenzo Pilia and Pippin Bar playtest Downtown Groan Police.

Making the Web Work for Science: 3 tools

mozfest:

image

Volunteers helped us identify the basic elements altmetrics tools.  We looked at these three free web-based tools, comparing the ways they generate insight about activity on the web around research objects.  

Ideally, tutorials like these could be adapted into lessons we could include in the Open Science: An Introduction course in the School of Open, one of Creative Commons’ Open Education initiatives.

full post

Candybox 2 Launch

mozfest:

image

Aniwey, a 19 year old computer science student in France and creator of Candybox, joined us at the Mozilla Festival for the launch of Candybox 2. It’s an addictive ascii art resource management game with lots of hidden surprises. 

Dan Sinker of Knight-Mozilla Open News introduces the 2014 Open News Fellows at this year’s Mozilla Festival.

mozfest:

"We set up a greenscreen so that anyone can dance anywhere in the world with anyone they want using Popcorn Maker."

- Jacob Caggiano (@futuresoup)

You’ll soon be able to find a tutorial located on elsewhere.makes.org to recreate this make at home, so, please, don’t stop the music!

Confusion of Tongues and the Open Data Tower Of Babel Problem

mozfest:

image

During the data track at the Mozilla Festival, Travis Swicegood led a session on the problem in open data of dealing with the multiplicity of standards: OpenBudget, OpenContract, EITI, ADTI, Popolo, etc. The group discussed the idea of a federated repository so people can figure it out what others are doing. Notes, including a shortlist of standards, are on the etherpad.

 

mozfest:

We are all storytellers here.

mozfest:

We are all storytellers here.

mozfest:

20 sensor motes scattered throughout the venue measuring temperature, humidity, pressure, light and both ambient and radio noise.

How To Work With Text As Data

mozfest:

image

Jessica Weiss, data analyst on the Mozilla metrics team, gave an amazing talk on simple techniques for text analysis that don’t require a deep knowledge of computer science. Here’s her code, her slides, and notes from the session.

Pass The App. Making Better Donation Systems

mozfest:

image

How can we make a better donation systems? Bobby Richter and Andrea Wood facilitated a design jam on creating donation apps for the projects we love. When we checked in with them last, they were busy adding PayPal and JustGiving plugins to an actual donation app they’re building at the Mozilla Festival (notes here).

How To Design Offline First Mobile Apps

mozfest:

image

Mobile apps should simply work, even when offline. In this amazing session led by Jan Lehnardt and Alex Feyerke of Hood.ie, participants discussed design scenarios that arise when people take their mobiles offline, sharing ideas on how to make offline-friendly mobile apps (notes here). Image by Jan Lenhardt.