Mozilla Webmaker is a new program to help people everywhere make, learn and play using the open building blocks of the web.
The goal: 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.
In this video, Hive NYC Director Chris Lawrence is joined by Heather Payne of Ladies Learning Code, and Zainab Oni, MOUSE student and Hive youth extraordinaire – they share more about what it means to teach the next generation of webmakers, and the importance of increasing digital literacies among youth to prepare them for their future.
The upcoming Summer Code Party kicks off on June 23rd, and is an open invitation to join us/Mozilla to meet up with friends/youth/anyone, make cool stuff, and learn how the code behind the web works.
Leveraging our beloved Hackasaurus, Popcorn, and new tool called Thimble, Mozilla will be presenting a host of starter-projects geared to people at all different levels, to help them make something on the web. And we’ve lined up an exciting group of partners including Tumblr, Creative Commons, SoundCloud and others.
We’ve been working with Hive NYC members to come up with additional projects to add to the mix, including a fun, transmedia-narrative-remix how-to with Inanimate Alice. Here’s more about my experience beta-testing that project.
Stay tuned for more details, or visit Mozilla to learn more about how you can help the world make the web.