Tuesday, March 15, 2011

HTML5 Game Programming Course with Mozilla

Back in January, Mozilla was at MIT during its IAP to teach an HTML5 Gaming class. The course was spread out over a 5 day period and open to any student within the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department. The idea was to bring some of our Mozilla engineers and community members in front of the students for some hands-on experience with new web technologies. We covered various topics, such as JS, DOM (Document Object Model), the canvas element, WebGL, multimedia element (audio and video), and optimization and performance of JS. For the detailed schedule, please click here.

The class was very well received by the students and reinforced the fact that more of those "organic" courses need to happen between Mozilla and CS students. Another neat fact was that some students actually developed a few games to demonstrate what they had learn in the class.

Now, we want to reward the team that developed the best game, and this is where we need your help. Please check out each of the games (3) and let us know which one is your favorite by filling up this very quick survey. We'll invite the winning team to present at Mozilla HQ in Mountain View (CA) and we'll also broadcast it live on Air Mozilla.

Also, if you're part of a CS students-run organization and would like to find out more about how you can collaborate with Mozilla, please email us. We'd love to hear from you and come up with more awesome projects!