It’s the end of day two and what a brilliant day it has been. The second day of the Mozilla Festival started of with an opening circle talk on the 4th floor at
Ravensbourne College. The Mozilla team greeted its guest and informed them of the plans for the weekend ahead. Mozilla really wanted to get everyone involved and stressed this at the circle by reminding everyone that they were not there just to take notes and watch but there to get stuck in, learn about code, network with others and become hackers themselves!
Lots of learning labs and design workshops were set up from different organisations including, apps for good and P2PU but the word on everyone’s lips was Popcorn. If you hadn’t heard of Popcorn before this weekend you would have by now! Popcorn was introduced to all the guests at the event and they also had the opportunity to visit the related design workshop labeled Popcorn Bounties, which taught the learners how to use the software.
The 4th floor became more relaxed at lunchtime and was unofficially made a networking space with coffee carts set up for free hot drinks. Many people where spotted swapping business cards and collaborating ideas and we took part in Dundee University’s Skype interview challenge which was fun and interesting. After all the socialising everyone gathered around back to a formal standard to get ready for the Keynote speech.
Mitchell Baker and Mark Surman opened the floor, which was followed by five presentations from guest speakers including Kat Cizek from Highrise, and the innovative Tim Hunkin. We also got introduced to the revolutionary Octo-copter!
Everyone left in high spirits and feeling full and probably energised (from all that free coffee!), but most importantly no one left that building without having learnt something new and creative today. That’s just the Mozilla way.