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Make. Hack. Play: The Tools of Webmaking

Session 4
Laura Hilliger, Chris Lawrence — Mozilla

The web is becoming the world’s second language, and a vital 21st century skill. Digital literacy today is as important as reading, writing and arithmetic. Mozilla believes it’s crucial that we give people the skills they need to understand, shape and actively participate in that world, instead of just passively consuming it. You don’t have to be a professional coder or programmer to be a webmaker. In the same way that you don’t have to be a professional baker to make bread, or a professional auto mechanic to change a tire, you shouldn’t have to be a professional web developer to understand how the web works — or make your own stuff. We want to help you go “beyond upload” to unlock new opportunities for creativity and innovation in your life and work. Mozilla Webmaker wants to help you make something amazing with the web. We’ve got new tools for you to use, projects to help you get started, and a global community of creators — educators, filmmakers, journalists, developers, youth — all making and learning together. The goal: help millions of people move from using the web to making the web. As part of Mozilla’s non-profit mission, we want to help the world increase their understanding of the web, take greater control of their online lives, and create a more web literate planet.

Conversational Practice

In this conversation, participants will use laptops to explore Webmaker tools and learn about the basic building blocks of the Web. Then, participants will create their own webpages and interactive films.

Presenter Profiles

Laura Hilliger
Laura Hilliger


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