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Mozilla project seeks to build a generation of webmakers

May 25, 2012
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webmaker Mozilla project seeks to build a generation of webmakers

In modern times, web users have to do more than just exist

The internet. It’s a significant part of modern society, and in the professional realm, knowing how to use the web is as essential as anything else you could put on your résumé. One of the many great things about the internet is that it can create a true, worldwide community, connecting users with different backgrounds, skills, and beliefs across the globe. But in order for that to happen and to make the most of what the internet has to offer, users have to do more than just use the web; they have to actually make it.

Mozilla is bound and determined to make that happen through their upcoming launch of Mozilla Webmaker. According to Mozilla’s blog, “the goal [is to] help millions of people move from using the web to making the web. With new tools to use, projects to create, and events to join, we want to help the world increase their understanding of the web and take greater control of their online lives.”

Instead of being acted upon, web users need to act in order to make the web both a personalized and universal tool. The internet should be more than just a great place to cure boredom. It’s a tool that can enhance business, promote unity, and better every user.



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Summer Code Party 2012

This summer, from June 23rd to September 23rd, a global invitation will be extended. Mozilla is putting together a learning campaign that will last the entire summer at locations across the world and online. Staying in line with their belief of users making the web, you can create your own event in your local community.

These summer get-togethers are all about teaching participants how to make the web what they want and need it to be, including learning code. It’s all about learning new skills so everyone has the opportunity to increase their web literacy and improve the state of the web. And the best part is that all the summer events are free and open to the public.

Mark Surman, the Executive Director at Mozilla says that they are dedicated to learning and creating an environment, online and physical, for others to learn. He goes on to say that “the web is becoming the world’s second language, and a vital 21st century skill—as important as reading, writing, and arithmetic. It’s crucial that we give people the skills they need to understand, shape and actively participate in that world, instead of just passively consuming it. That maker spirit and open ethos is vital to Mozilla, our partners, and the web.”

Before the Summer Code Party, Mozilla Webmaker’s new site will launch June 6. You’ll find ways to participate in Mozilla’s vision, how to make the web what you need it to be, and teach others your valuable skill set so everyone can be involved. If Mozilla is successful, the world really will be a connected community of projects, important information, and lifelong relationships.

AGBeat Staff Writer: Charlene Jimenez earned her Master's Degree in Arts and Culture with a Creative Writing concentration from the University of Denver after earning her Bachelor's Degree in English from Brigham Young University in Idaho. Jimenez's column is dedicated to business and technology tips, trends and best practices for entrepreneurs and small business professionals.



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  • Roland Estrada

    I’ve saw this when they announced it but haven’t had a chance to dig into it. It’s always good to know a little code or have code snippets to be able to insert as needed.