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New Phone Dev Platform - Firefox OS Intro with Nick Desaulniers

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Firefox-OS dev phones have been selling out. For those interested in upcoming phone platforms and the easier initial game and app discovery opportunities they potentially represent, we're happy to announce an Introduction to Firefox OS with Nick Desaulniers. This event will take place at Mozilla on Wednesday May 29th at 6:30pm. A Q&A session will follow the introduction. Mozilla will also graciously be providing snacks and refreshments for attendees. This event is 21 and over because Mozilla will provide beer along with the refreshments.

To attend please register here: Intro To Firefox OS (http://introtofirefoxos.eventbrite.com)

*Special Note: Event will be held on the 7th floor. Attendees will need to sign-in at front desk before heading up in the elevator.

There will also be a special presentation by Diane Bisgeier of Mozilla about WebFWD. This is Mozilla's accelerator to help open source and open standards startups, offering curriculum, coaching, resources and access to the Mozilla network for early-stage teams over a period of 4 months. Details and application to the next class are at http://webfwd.org (http://webfwd.org/)

Intro to Developing on Firefox OS

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Firefox OS stands to make the web a first class player on mobile. Break free of the walled gardens, and make great apps in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. In this talk, we will go over how developers can get started developing apps that run great on Firefox OS, and how tools like Firefox's Developer Tools and the Firefox OS Simulator can lend a hand to the development process. We'll also touch upon how the mobile web differs from the always on, always connected web developers have targeted in the past.

Nick Desaulniers

JavaScript Mind Reader Jedi at Mozilla Corporation

Nick Desaulniers is a young software engineer fighting for the open web at Mozilla. When Nick is not helping third party developers target Firefox OS, he's hacking on the Firefox OS Simulator, contributing to Rust, or compiling C/C++ to JavaScript with Emscripten. Nick is fond of learning numerous programming languages, just in time compilation, and high performance JavaScript. Contributing open source software and a free Internet for all are some of the things that Nick is most passionate about.

For the past 15 years, Firefox has been instrumental in innovating and shaping the Web to keep it open and accessible to all. As a result of their efforts, one fifth of all Web activity today happens through Firefox products.