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MozCamp Utrech has taken place on Friday on March 6th, 2009. This page is to remain for posterity (and mostly in order to capitalize on this experience).
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MozCamps are local events for people passionate about the open web. Each event includes discussion, hands-on-demos and collaborative scheming about ways to promote and protect the open participatory nature of the internet. Local Mozillians, bloggers, designers, hackers, creative commoners and other web aficionados present and participate. MozCamps are not just about Mozilla. They are about making the web more open.
Friday 6 March, 2009 from 10:00 to 17:00
"MozCamp Utrecht" is to take place in the auditorium @ SURFnet. Use the following address for getting there:
SURFnet Radboudkwartier 273 3511 CK Utrecht
Directions for getting to SURFnet can be found @ http://www.surfnet.nl/en/pages/contact.aspx
|09:00 - 09:45||WELCOME COFFEE|
|09:45 - 10:00||I have a dream ... of an Open Web - Jan Willem Broekema|
|10:00 - 10:30||"What is the Open Web and Why it Matters" - Tristan Nitot|
|10:30 - 10:45||demo: The Web can do much more than you think - Video, Canvas and cool stuff for 2009 - Paul Rouget|
|11:00 - 11:15||COFFEE BREAK|
|11:30 - 12:00||Legal Aspects of the Open Web - Arnoud Engelfriet|
|12:00 - 12:15||The Dutch Mozilla Community Exposed - Wim Benes|
|12:15 - 12:45||Mozilla Labs and Open Innovation - Tristan Nitot|
|12:45 - 13:30||LUNCH|
|12:45 - 13:30||Certificate assurances and PGP key signing party
Ian Grigg, Philipp Dunkel and Teus Hagen
|Break Out Room I||Break Out Room II||Auditorium|
|13:30 - 14:15||Linked Media: Weaving non-textual content into the semantic web - Raphaël Troncy||"How to develop web applications with Firefox and Firebug" - Joor Loohuis||Hack to take control of your Web experience: under the hood of GreaseMonkey, Ubiquity and Extensions - Olivier Gambier|
|14:15 - 15:00||HTML 5 in context - Sander van Lambalgen||XForms and Declarative Applications - Steven Pemberton||Tech talk: Under the hood of the morning's demos - Paul Rouget|
|15:00 - 15:15||COFFEE BREAK|
|15:15 - 16:00||How to promote the benefits of the Open Web and Open Source locally (with help of local organizations)|
|16:00 - 17:30||SOCIAL EVENT|
Certificate assurances and PGP key signing party
Preparations For CAcert assurances and PGP key signing party at MozCamps lunch time one will need to attend prepared:
- for CAcert Assurance: have a CAcert account created and have a printout of the Assurance Form: use e.g. CAP html form to print out the (pdf) CAP form.
- for PGP key signing: create your pgp key and have a printout of the pgp fingerprint.
More detailed information about assurance and key signing preparations.
To finish the MozCamp event there will be a social event where people can enjoy some drinks and discuss the talks and do some networking. The social event is organized by our host, SURFnet Foundation.
Coverage of MozCamp Utrecht
The sessions in the auditorium have been recorded and are available:
- I have a dream ... of an Open Web (Jan Willem Broekema)
- What is the Open Web and Why it Matters (Tristan Nitot, Paul Rouget, Olivier Gambier)
- Legal Aspects of the Open Web (Arnoud Engelfriet)
- The Dutch Mozilla Community Exposed (Wim Benes)
- Mozilla Labs and Open Innovation (Tristan Nitot)
- Hack to take control of your Web experience: under the hood of GreaseMonkey, Ubiquity and Extensions (Olivier Gambier)
- How to promote the benefits of the Open Web and Open Source locally
Open Proposal Section
This will be a BarCamp-style open space event. Some sessions will be planned in advance (see Agenda). But people will also be able to propose short sessions and talks at the event.
Hands on workshops
Hands on workshops by whatever Mozilla community people are around. Possibilities include:
- Mozilla Manifesto.
- Add on development.
- Open (Ogg Theora) video.
- Also, similar hands on workshops by other local people and projects.
- Embedding CC metadata.
- Running online participatory projects etc...
The agenda has a more definitive state and can be found elsewhere on this page.
Currently, these sessions are proposed for the MozCamp:
- "The Netherlands Open in Connection" (Fabrice Mous, NOiV)
- Talk on Distributed VCS/Mercurial? (Dirkjan Ochtman, hg developer)
- Arnoud Engelfriet wants to do a talk about legal aspects of the (open) web, suggestions for specific topics are welcome (privacy versus cloud, software licenses, EULAs, ...)
- Weave - 0.3 and beyond (Anant Narayanan, Mozilla Labs)
- <session name (presenter name, affiliation)>
If you're thinking of running a session, please note it here so people know what to expect.
Topics I would like to hear about
If you want someone else to cover a topic, post here:
- Rich Internet Applications (RIA), Mozilla Prism
- Using media on the Open Web
- Accessibility and the Open Web
- Cloud Computing, where's the lock-in?
- Working with open source communities, lessons for a government
- Firefox on embedded devices (Fennec project)
- low adoption rate Firefox at The Netherlands 
- I'd like to hear about Weave
- I'd like to hear about Ubiquity
- I'd like to hear about Bespin
- Semantic Web
- <your topic goes here>
Participate and Register
Visitors are asked to register themselves on this form. Also we invite you to edit this page and add your name below. Include a link to your blog or web site if you have one. This shows the support for this event.
Be aware that 'MozCamp Utrecht' offers facilities for 65 people. So we have limited room.
- Tristan Nitot
- Olivier Gambier
- Paul Rouget
- Fabrice Mous
- Marcel Nijenhof
- Arnoud Engelfriet
- Dirkjan Ochtman
- Jelle de Jong
- Cecil Westerhof
- Okke Harsta
- Sander van Lambalgen
- Tycho Bismeijer
- Teus Hagen (CAcert Assurer and GPG key signer)
- Philipp Dunkel (CAcert Assurer)
- Ian Grigg (CAcert Audit)
- Anant Narayanan
- Wim Benes
- Irakli Gozalishvili
- Jonathan Watt
- Hay Kranen, secretary for Wikimedia Nederland
- Remco Wendt
- Ludovic Hirlimann
- Jelmer Vernooij
- Krijn Hoetmer
- Rory Schellekens
- Martijn Wargers
- Freddy Vulto
- Erik Snoeijs
- Massimiliano Mirra
Or mail the organisator team mozcamp2009 (a) nllgg.nl.
Please note that some people from the Mozilla project are already staying at the NH Hotel Utrecht.
NH Hotel Utrecht
3521 AR Utrecht (The Netherlands)
Apollo Hotel Utrecht City Centre
3511 BA Utrecht (The Netherlands)
Tel: +31.30 23 31 232
Some people are currently involved in organizing the MozCamp event in The Netherlands. If you are interested to help out on some organizational stuff please contact the team MozCamp2009 (a) nllgg.nl
- Armijn Hemel (NLUUG)
- Fabrice Mous (NOiV)
- Fons Kuijk (W3C Benelux)
- Marcel Nijenhof (NLLGG)
- Michiel Leenaars (ISOC)
- Tristan Nitot (Mozilla)
- William Quiviger (Mozilla)
The following organizations are supporting the MozCamp event at Utrecht.
This section has been written after the event
What could be improved?
- Bigger room for larger attendance
- More communication while announcing the event in order to reach out to more potential attendees
- It would be nice to "productize"/package the demos in order to be able to reuse them in the future
- Demos for the Innovation talk.
- Opera was invited but could not make it. Let's make sure we have other browser vendors to demonstrate that it's more about the Open Web than just Mozilla.
What worked well?
- The overall agenda. The purpose of the morning was to get people excited about the possibilities of the Open Web, and the importance of its 'hackability', then the afternoon was more technical, for people who wanted to see under the hood. The final session was about participation. (See below for details).
- Content (at least for Tristan) was designed for the event and it worked well. The early part of the first presentation was aiming at not very technical people, but were most likely useless considering the good technical level of attendees
- Paul's and Olivier's demos were amazing
- The latest session was largely unstructured yet full of energy. Here is how we did:
- Put organizers on stage, each of them representing their organization
- First brainstorm with the attendees about what's wrong with the state of Open-Source/Open-Formats/Open-Web in their country. Write the results on a paper board
- Review each issues listed earlier and brainstorm about the solutions. Write down solution. In the process, ask who (organization, individuals) could help in fixing them. List resources (URLs, names of organization) so that people can get in touch with in order to volunteer work.
Wishes for future MozCamps
- More people! :-D
- More MozCamps!
- A better name. MozCamp sounds too Mozilla-centric. (yes, this is a lame attempt from Tristan to campaign for the "OpenWebCamp by Mozilla" name! ;-) )