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Call for Participation: Mozilla Drumbeat Presentation Challenge
You, delivering 5 minutes of pure passion in which you (1) outline a concrete project idea that will make the web better or simply (2) explain the open web and why it matters.
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.
Give your talk at a local barcamp, TEDx, at home, at work. Just make sure you record it and post a link to the Mozilla Drumbeat website.
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?
All presentations will be featured on the Mozilla Drumbeat website.
'Ideas' presentations will be included in the Drumbeat project idea stream, offering an opportunity to attract attention, volunteers and supporters.
'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.
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 that rules.
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.
Bootstrap Drumbeat community and project stream, gathering people and ideas that can help create a better more open internet.
- Identify and make contact with projects to include as part of the Mozilla Drumbeat initiative.
- Identify talented thinkers, engagers and presenters – particularly in Brasil, India and East Asia – that can spread the open web message.
The presentation challenge will use two formats:
1. Piggy-back presentations (present – April 2010):
Drumbeat Community members are encouraged to give a talk at a local barcamp, ignite, school or community event. It need not be a tech event. They then upload slides and a video of their talk to the internet, and submit links to the Drumbeat site.
2. Dedicated-events (late 2009 / early 2010):
An dedicated event or session is organized where 6 - 10 Drumbeat Challenge talks are given. These events are a contest in themselves -- one 'best of show' award is given for each category. Slides and videos are then uploaded and links provided to the Drumbeat site.
Once a presentation is uploaded, it enters one of two streams on the Drumbeat site. 'Ideas' presentations will be included in the Drumbeat project idea stream, offering the chance to attract attention, volunteers and supporters. 'Ultimate' talks will be entered into a contest for best presentation. People behind the most promising ideas and presentations will also have a chance to participate in the Drumbeat Festival, tentatively scheduled for June 2010 in Amsterdam.
- Neoteny Camp, Singapore, December 12, 2009 - one hour presentation challenge
- Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore, December 16, 2009 - evening presentation challenge
- Free Culture Road Show, various universities in India, students can give presentations
- Campus Party, Sao Paulo, January