FirefoxOS meetup group hackday!

So after a bunch of awesome evening events, I'm happy to announce that the next Firefox OS meetup event is going to run ALL NIGHT LONG!

Things you will need to bring with you:

  • An abundance of enthusiasm for the open web and helping Firefox OS by creating something awesome

  • Firefox installed with the simulator add on

  • Your chosen IDE

If you want to start trying out writing an app check out Robert Nyman's Firefox OS boilerplate app,  Ruth John's Pocket Kitten tutorial and http://buildingfirefoxos.com/

We will have experts from the Firefox OS team on hand to show you the ropes and get you started with the platform and how to get the most out of it and how to submit apps to the Mozilla Marketplace!

We're excited (and very thankful) that Mozilla is our sponsor once again so not only will you be able to code overnight you will have food too!

Talks:

Yes there will be some talks but they are all technical \o/

Using the new web APIs by Francisco Jordano

Porting to Firefox OS by Financial Times

Porting Tu Me to Firefox OS by Oscar Amat

Performance tweaks by Alberto Pastor

 

 

 

 

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  • Sam M.

    In case you have not yet heard, some exciting news - Foxconn Technology Group announced their support for Firefox OS https://blog.mozilla.org/ligong/2013/06/03/foxconn-joins-the-firefox-os-eco-system/

    1 · June 3, 2013

  • Sam M.

    Great learning experience and had lot's of fun. Thanks all for the kindness. All the best

    June 3, 2013

  • Dave S.

    Found this today folks, that provides a GREAT intro to apps, and lots of other Firefox OS things: https://marketplace.firefox.com/developers/docs/quick_start

    June 3, 2013

  • Thura Z.

    Much appreciated to Thomas and Den making the event happened and thoroughly enjoyed it. And thanks to Francisco for letting us the device overnight but didn't turn out well in demo! We're working on the app and hope to submit it before the end of month. Let you know all.

    June 2, 2013

  • Sanyaade A.

    Great days, enjoyable all through.

    Many thanks!!!

    See you all again in OTA 2013

    Great Telefonica :)

    God blesses!!!

    Best regards,
    Sanyaade

    June 1, 2013

  • Sanyaade A.

    Excellent

    June 1, 2013

  • Maksims M.

    Lots of fun! I really enjoy hackathons and trying to make it enjoyable for others as much as possible as well.
    Thanks to all Mozilla and Telefonica guys that worked hard making it fun!

    June 1, 2013

  • Nigel C.

    Had an enjoyable, informative and productive Friday. But unfortunately can't make it on the Saturday. Sorry to miss the hack presentations. Thanks Thomas for organising the event.

    June 1, 2013

  • Kaustav B.

    Where are the hackathon photos peepoolz?!?!

    June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Morning FoxFans!

    Breakfast will be served at 9am :)

    June 1, 2013

    • Kaustav B.

      Posh breakfast! The best I've had at any hackathon!

      June 1, 2013

  • Chris M.

    I could only make today.

    May 31, 2013

  • Florian R.

    Can only make the Sat, what time are people going to reconvene?

    May 31, 2013

  • Sanyaade A.

    I am on my way. Can we stay overnight instead of going back and forth?

    We are having ofsted inspection by Monday, so need to put things in place but I will be heading down fast!

    See you soon

    God blesses!!!

    Best regards,
    Sanyaade

    May 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Apologies guys work

    May 31, 2013

  • Nigel C.

    Are we going to get a sneak preview of the forthcoming FirefoxOS tablet? :-) http://www.extremetech.com/computing/156852-mozilla-partners-with-foxconn-firefox-os-tablet-rumored-for-june-launch

    May 31, 2013

  • Marco B.

    Sorry guys, I cannot make it anymore.

    May 31, 2013

  • Paul A.

    Sorry... Overwhelmed by work

    May 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anyone have a mac vga adaptor (pref both air and a macbook pro combatible one) mine have gone walkies

    May 31, 2013

    • Chris M.

      I do, but I'm around 35mins away

      1 · May 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Winner \o/ thats fine :)

      1 · May 31, 2013

  • Andrew S.

    Can't make it :-(

    May 31, 2013

  • Richard G.

    Sorry for the late notice, was hoping to be well enough to join today but that's sadly not the case. Hope someone can go in my stead.

    May 31, 2013

  • Chi Y.

    I am very sorry... My manager need me to stay at work for the project meeting.. I wish, he can let me off... damn..

    May 30, 2013

  • Pawel

    apologies for late notice

    May 30, 2013

  • Duncan B.

    bummed :( Work always gets in the way at the last minute!

    May 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    There are people on the waitlist so if you can't go please update your RVSP

    May 30, 2013

  • Adam R.

    Can't make it in the end. Enjoy!

    May 30, 2013

  • Chi Y.

    I would like to join FireFoxOS Meetup to learn more how to port my app to FireFox OS

    May 30, 2013

  • Dan M.

    Really sorry, been let down by childcare so can no longer make this event. Hopefully someone will be able to pick up my place. Sad to be missing it :(

    May 30, 2013

  • Gen A.

    Won't be able to make it now - so releasing my place for those on the waiting list.

    May 30, 2013

  • Maksims M.

    Anyone who is lucky to have their geeksphone with them, can flush a newest nightly build.
    Please make sure you follow all the instructions from the posts, as well remember it will flash all the data you have now.
    Here are links below:
    Peak Nightly: http://forum.geeksphone.com/index.php?topic=5275.0
    Peak Stable: http://forum.geeksphone.com/index.php?topic=5207.0
    Keon Nightly: http://forum.geeksphone.com/index.php?topic=5265.0
    Keon Stable: http://forum.geeksphone.com/index.php?topic=5206.0

    Just flushed my Peak to latest Nightly [masked]), and it is working pretty well (except some glitches with scrolling in browser :D ).

    May 30, 2013

  • Peter O.

    Sorry I can't go anymore. Hope you all have fun and I looking forward to hearing how it went!

    May 28, 2013

    • Peter O.

      Yes, I posted this in the comment box that appears when you change your RSVP

      May 29, 2013

  • Etty S.

    Sorry unable to make it.

    May 29, 2013

  • Adam

    A last minute house move means i'll have to pull out. Keen to see what you all create!

    May 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is it ok to join a bit later, sometime afternoon?

    May 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes that will be fine.

      May 28, 2013

  • Dan M.

    will there be phones there we can use (am thinking of doing something with hw)

    May 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I know Dan will be bringing some also, and I'm sure people who have bought a geeksphone will be happy to share :)

      1 · May 15, 2013

    • Ruth J.

      Hopefully bringing a few too :)

      1 · May 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you have sleeping bags or pillows, bean bags etc feel free to bring them to the hack :)

    May 28, 2013

  • A H.

    Would really like the opportunity to work on FirefoxOS. Mozilla has done an amazing job fighting for the privacy and security of its users over the years.

    May 24, 2013

  • Etty S.

    Would love to hack on this event.

    May 21, 2013

  • Dan M.

    :D

    May 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/geeksphone-keon/4505-6452_7-35619072.html a balanced review of the Peak here via Dave Stewart

    May 14, 2013

  • Maksims M.

    Yeah! Got my Peak today (FirefoxOS developer preview handset from geeksphone).
    Playing with it :) And preparing for 31st May.

    May 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Awesome, perhaps you can port the game you made at GameHack :D

      May 14, 2013

  • Francisco J.

    Hi folks,

    just realised that Mozilla announced a program for giving away Keons to the best application ideas, more info:

    https://hacks.mozilla.org/2013/05/phones-for-apps-for-firefox-os/

    May 10, 2013

  • Antonio M.

    If someone can't attend, please contact me, i'm interested to attend.

    May 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I've set up a waiting list for you

      May 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just to confirm this event is on the 31st May- 1st June :)

    May 2, 2013

  • Waliy

    Hi,
    I think this event 17 May, Have you changed it to 31 May?

    May 1, 2013

    • Waliy

      I saw the events in Google Campus, that's why I am asking. I will attend to it from Saudi Arabia if this session on 17 May

      May 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ah I see! I've booked the space for the 31st May - 1st June and hoping that this is just a mistake on the campus website, just emailed them to confirm - thanks for the heads up

      May 2, 2013

  • Sanyaade A.

    See you on that day!

    May 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Added some more links to the event summary that you will find useful for getting to grips with Firefox OS ahead of the event :)

    April 30, 2013

  • Demi d.

    Might have to take a day off of work for this but it will be epic!

    April 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You should :)

      April 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Check out this tutorial to help you get started with making an app for Firefox OS http://12devsofxmas.co.uk/post/2012-12-27-day-2-lets-make-a-firefoxos-app

    April 30, 2013

  • Dave S.

    I've not been to a hack day before, so can you provide a list of tools we'll need installed, and do we need to come with an idea or something to do?

    1 · April 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      So you'll need to have the simulator and latest version of Firefox installed to test things. It would be great if you can arrive with an idea so you can make the most of the time we have \o/

      April 24, 2013

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