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Call for participation! Mozilla Drumbeat Challenge @ TERI Bangalore

Organized jointly by Mozilla and Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore
December 16, 2009 - 7pm

Just want to attend? RSVP here.

You, delivering a slide presentation that is 5 minutes of pure passion in which you (1) outline a concrete project idea that will make the web better or (2) simply explain the open web and why it matters. Also, a 20 min talk by Mozilla's Mark Surman on Drumbeat: You and the Open Web.

Category 1. Your Open Web Idea
Describe a concrete project idea that will make the web better, more open, more participatory. It could be something you're already working on, or an idea you're just toying with.

Category 2. The Ultimate Open Web Presentation
We're looking for the ultimate presentation that explains the open web and why it matters. You've got 5 minutes -- describe the open web in a way that will excite and illuminate.

Best talk wins! Elizabeth Stark, Mark Surman and other judges will call 'best presentation' at the end of the evening. The winning presentation will receive Mozilla gear and the chance to participate at the 2010 Drumbeat Festival.

When and where?
We're holding a special night for presentations on December 16, 7pm at TERI, Bangalore. The challange is also global and online, so people who can't come to the CIS event can participate.

You! Bangalore is filled with innovative minds -- people who will shape the future of the open web. Share your idea or paint a picture of the future you imagine by doing a presentation. Anyone with a good idea can join in. Do it! scroll down to signup

Mozilla is launching a new initiative called Drumbeat in early 2010. The first step: find talented social entrepreneurs and communicators who want to create a better, more open internet. Your presentation is a chance to get involved in Mozilla Drumbeat early on, ensuring that you and your ideas are a part of the Drumbeat story right from the start.

What's in it for me? We'll videotape, upload and feature your presentation on the Mozilla Drumbeat website. 'Ideas' presentations will be included in the Drumbeat project idea stream, offering an opportunity to attract attention, volunteers and possibly funding. 'Ultimate' talks will be entered into a global competition for best presentation. If your idea or presentations is amongst the best globally, you'll also have a chance to participate in the Drumbeat Festival, tentatively scheduled for June 2010 in Amsterdam.

Looking for inspiration?
What do we mean by 'project idea'? Check out the emerging list of year one bootstrap projects on the Drumbeat wiki. Looking for ideas on open web messaging? Check out the draft 'about' page on the Drumbeat wiki.

Some Guidelines

If you are making a presentation, here are the guidelines.

1. Ground yourself in the open web. Explain how your ideas help the internet become more:

  • Open: Built on technologies that anyone can study, use or improve without asking permission.
  • Participatory: Fueled by the ideas and energy of 100s of millions of people.
  • Decentralized: In both architecture and control, ensuring continued choice and diversity.
  • Generative: Evolving and improving as we each remix existing parts of the internet into something that is our own.

2. Put on a show: Give us theater and drama, show us your passion and your dreams... Inspire us, but remember, be yourself.

3. Keep it simple. Don’t give us complex code and a technical specifications. Share your vision, paint a picture, keep it real and be specific.

4. Keep it to 5 minutes. That's the rules.

Sign up here

If you'd like to join in and present as part of the Bangalore Mozilla Drumbeat Challenge, please add your name, email and idea below:

  1. Alagesa Pandian - pandian at mapunity dot in - MapUnity
  2. Abhas Abhinav - abhas at deeproot dot in
  3. Ravi Chaitanya - ravichhaitanyapilli at gmail - Ultimate Open Web talk
  4. Santosh Madhavan - santosh_madhavan at yahoo dot co dot in - Web 2.0 and Healthcare
  5. Preetham Venkky - ideasmaverick at gmail dot com - Ultimate Open Web tal
  6. Sashank Dara - krishna (dot) sashank (at) gmail - User Centric Web ( Web 3.0 ?)
  7. Tobe Jana - tbd dot lists at the rate of gmail dot com - To be in Form
  8. Jesso Stanley - jessostanley at gmail dot com - Ultimate Open Web Talk
  9. Harishankar S - Harishankar075 at gmail dot com - Your Open Web Idea
  10. Dean Jansen - dean at pculture dot org - An Open Subtitling System
  11. Mark Surman - mark at mozillafoundation dot org - Drumbeat: You and the Open Web

If you have questions, contact Mark Surman, mark -- at -- mozillafoundation.org