Why Mozilla Cares About Education

Date:
Thursday 9 April 2015

Time:
6.30pm start, refreshments and networking from 6.00pm

Venue:
SW101, School of Computing, Cornwallis South, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NF

Cost:
Free of charge

Synopsis:

The Mozilla Foundation is well known for products such as Firefox and Thunderbird, but there is much more going on behind the scenes.

This talk will focus mostly on the Webmaker initiative, and the developments in the program over the past couple of years. It will use this as a case study on how Mozilla is making moves to reach out much more into the education space.

It is also planned to cover the topics of Web Literacy, where Webmaker fits into the picture, and some of the other learning initiatives Mozilla has undertaken.

About the Speaker:

William Duyck is a final year Computer Science student at the University of Kent. He is a long time Mozillian, and more recently a Mozilla Rep. He is a proficient web developer and has a passion for the open web as well as user experience. He recently spent his Year in Industry working for the Mozilla Foundation, in particular on Webmaker.