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Join the Mozilla Drumbeat Challenge @ Neoteny Camp
Get your open web ideas heard! - Singapore - December 12

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.

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

First night of Neoteny Camp -- 5:00-6:00PM on Saturday, December 12. Entertain and delight your fellow campers over cocktails by doing a presentation. The challenge is also global and online, so people who can't come to Singapore event can participate.

You! Neoteny Singapore Camp is pulling together some of the brightest and most innovative minds from across Asia -- people who will shape the future of the open web. Share your idea or paint a picture of the future you imagine. 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 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.

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

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.

Sign up here

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

  1. Preetam Rai - preetamrai@gmail.com - Gratitude/reward mechanism for free content
  2. Arthit Suriyawongkul - arthit@gmail.com - Writing as a generative Web interface
  3. Lucian Teo - lucian@tribolum.com - The participatory web
  4. Coleman Yee - talking about open web - title to be confirmed
  5. Patipat Susumpow - kengggg@gmail.com - Intuitive Web and Web Browser
  6. U-Zyn Chua - chua@uzyn.com - Better sitemap
  7. KahWee Teng - t@kw.sg - assisting bots in crawling the web better
  8. Bonni Rambatan - bonni.rambatan@gmail.com - Wikterature: transmedia narrative & mass-collaborative creative writing for the 21st-century
  9. Bassel Safadi, Open Fonts and Firefox
  10. Jon Phillips, OpenMicroBlogging and StatusNet

There are only 10 slots available, so sign up early.

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