Webmaker Training in Uganda

60 newly trained Webmaker Mentors. 12 amazing Webmaker Super Mentors. 200 students taught how to participate on the web. 1 epic weekend in Kampala! Mozillians from Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda gathered together for the first time to run a train-the-trainer event for East Africa. The…

Webmaker Workweek: So Wow.

Just coming home from a truly fantastic week in Toronto with the talented Webmaker team. This was the first time the Webmaker product + community teams, plus Mozilla Foundation’s engagement and operations teams, met face-to-face to hack on Webmaker. There’s only one way to describe…

Webmaker Community in 2014

Here’s a post looking at the principles of the Mozilla Webmaker community and the top-level ways we collectively further these efforts in 2014. Lots of people are shaping this work, and by next year hopefully many more will have joined in and help Mozilla’s mission…

Reflections on Maker Party

On September 15 we hit a milestone for the Mozilla Maker Party. With over 1,700 events in 330 cities worldwide, the campaign to make and teach the web had really picked up steam. As we transition from campaign-mode to an ongoing webmaker party, I thought…

ReMo Camp 2013: Recap for Webmakers

I had the privilege of participating in the annual ReMo Camp, a gathering of the ReMo Council members and Mentors, to discuss and plan the Reps program for the coming year. Of course, no Mozilla event is complete without a singalong and dance-off, plus memorbale…

Mozilla Festival 2013: Submit your session!

This is my fourth year organizing and curating the Mozilla Festival. Each year we hope to improve the experience, bring in more engaged participants, and serve epic coffee. Check out the announcement below and join us this year in London! Come to the Mozilla Festival…

Blast Off!

I’ve been playing with Javascript thanks to Codecademy (at the moment, working on if/else statements and for loops). And now CSS3 transitions have caught my eye. Surfing around, there are a lot of beautiful designs I’d like to learn how to do. Some examples: Windows…

Super Mario Wall

This took longer than I’d like to admit (two days worth), but I finally got the positioning down (more or less). Instead of using px as measurements, I switched to em and percentages, so that the objects stay (to some extent) in the same spot…

Webmaker in a Year

After publishing this, Laura generously sent me a remixed comic with very cool CSS tricks. Will try these out tomorrow!

Making a difference by making the web

These days, with all the Prism/Tempura surveillance we’re learning about, one can feel quite powerless. For many it seems that there are just two responses: to either disengage with the web and go completely offline or to shrug and say “I’ve got nothing to hide.”…