MoJo Berlin Hackfest
Knight Mozilla News Technology Partnership (MoJo) is a three-year partnership between the Knight Foundation and Mozilla to harness open web innovation for journalism. Through innovation challenges and 15 embedded fellows, we will yield new tools, ideas, and news experiences that benefit both readers and newsmakers—all using open technologies.
The 2011 #MozNewsLab sent twenty of the participants to a four-day “hackfest” in Berlin.
The code sprint brought together these individuals with Mozilla developers and news partners with the aim of further developing software prototypes. It’s going to be an amazing week.
- Participants will be working on a range of Projects
- Projects can share needs and offers on the Needs and Offers page
- Get your project in the list of Presentations
Projects hosted on Github have been cloned and aggregated at
- MoJo Hackfest Discussion List
- MoJo Public Mailing list
- Twitter hash tags:
- Primary: #hacktoberfest @knightfdn @mozilla
- Secondary: #MoJo #MozNewsLab
- Chat room: #mojo on irc.mozilla.org (New to IRC, join via your web browser using this link)
- Phillip Smith blog: http://www.phillipadsmith.com/
- Get involved at our Volunteer Mission Bank
The agenda will be collaboratively developed by MoJo Hackfest participants. Much of the time will indeed be spent hacking on MoJo concepts, but we'll also bake in some all-hands collaboration and topical discussions to make sure take full advantage of having so many great brains in one location.
The agenda is being collaboratively developed on a Mozilla Etherpad page
Notes from sessions
- Meta Meta Meta Discussion
- Best practices for open orgs and open projects
- Business models and sustainability
- Stijn's Django skillshare
"Where from here" Sessions
Resources and further reading
How to build software (Mozilla's way):