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.**…

Fun with translucency

I really enjoyed this project, which uses translucency in PNG files to fun effect: So I decided to do a quick remix: As part of my [Webmaker in a Year](http://michellethorne.cc/2013/07/webmaker-in-a-year/) efforts, I’ve also started the [Javascript lesson in Codecademy](http://www.codecademy.com/tracks/javascript), which so far isn’t that intimidating…

Webmaker in a Year

After publishing this, Laura generously sent me a [remixed comic](https://laura.makes.org/thimble/some-css-cheats-i-like) 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](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP7ebyqBn_M&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DZP7ebyqBn_M) or to shrug and say [“I’ve got nothing to hide.”](http://michellethorne.cc/2013/06/orwell-vs-kafka-against-nothing-to-hide/)…

#teachtheweb: An Online Course

Today we officially kicked off **[#teachtheweb](http://hivenyc.org/teachtheweb/), a massive open online course (“MOOC”) dedicated to helping people teach the web.** It’s convening nearly **3,000 participants** to share their practice, teaching materials and to learn and hack on the way. A huge shout-out goes to [Laura Hilliger](http://www.zythepsary.com/),…