Tuesday, June 28, 2011

WSOH - A few updates (and a new date! 7/22-23)

As some of you may already know, Mozilla is organizing its very first WSOH (World Series of Hack) this summer. Originally scheduled for Thursday 22nd/Friday 23rd, we decided to push it to Friday night instead to accommodate the vast majority of interns.

It will still be held at the Computer History Museum, and we now have a vast panel of participating companies like Facebook, Github, Dropbox, 10gen/MongoDB, Inkling, Flotype (now.js), TuneIn, and a few more to come.

Each participating company is submitting a theme/API and we will be releasing the full list on Github on July 10th. There will also be an "open category", which will be judged mostly on creativity and overall technical difficulty. Teams of 3-4 will be formed onsite.

There will be food, music, caffeine, snacks, games, and internet-famous engineers from across land to guide you along the way. We will also release the list of prizes on July 10th -- no matter what, it will be worth your hard labor! ;)

==> We have a limited number of spots (300), and we've already went through over one third of our available tickets since last Thursday!

There are 2 ways you can participate:
1. If you're a student interning in the Valley, please register yourself as an "intern"
2. If your company would like to be represented at WSOH, please email me at julie@mozilla.com

To register, please use http://wsoh.eventbrite.com

Disclaimer: We have a limited number of tickets so priority will be given to *interns* who've RSVP'd to the event.

Any questions? Please email julie@mozilla.com

We're looking forward to sharing such a great event with you!!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mozilla - WSOH (World Series of Hack)

Come join Mozilla and over 300 interns and engineers from the Silicon Valley for a memorable hacking session at the Computer History Museum. Mozilla's first annual WSOH (World Series of Hack) will take place on July 21st-22nd!

Why WSOH? Well, our interns asked for a hacking session, we listened, and decided to go big. Why? Because it's a unique opportunity for interns from different universities, countries, and cultural backgrounds to work together to build something awesome. It's summer in The Valley, might as well be hacking.

We have a few ideas for themes ranging from building your own browser extension, to experimenting with HTML5 , or perhaps building data visualizations. Mozilla's mission is all about making the Web better, and we want you to be part of it. Final themes will be available on Github by July 10th and we will be sending updates to those who've registered.

Sounds exciting to you? Can't wait to get started? Well, RSVP today and come join us for an awesome hacking night. As always, we'll provide plenty of food, caffeine, snacks, music, prizes, entertainment, games, and internet-famous engineers from across the land to guide you along the way.

Oh, and the chance to show off your project in front of a great panel of judges!

6:30pm - Museum doors open (START)
6:30pm - 7:00pm - Team Forming (3-4 interns per team)
7:30pm - So it Begins
7:30am - Pencils Up
8:00am - Projects Show & Tell

For now: spread the word, invite your friends and come build your own piece of Computer History!

Twitter: On July 21st, join Mozilla at the Computer History Museum and be ready to hack. More info here: http://wsoh.eventbrite.com #WSOH

Facebook event page: http://on.fb.me/mozwsoh

RSVP on eventbrite @ http://wsoh.eventbrite.com/

Any questions? Please email julie@mozilla.com