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About & Authors

Welcome to Mozilla Hacks!

Mozilla Hacks is one of Mozilla’s most important channels for developer outreach and engagement. We want it to be one of the key resources for people developing for the Open Web, talking about both news and in-depth descriptions of technologies and features. We will cover both development tips and tricks in general, but also look at features in Mozilla’s products from a technical perspective – to show our approach and line of thinking, and hopefully inspire other companies to implement what we have.

Mozilla Hacks is, just like MDN (Mozilla Developer Network), a web browser agnostic resource, focused on the Open Web and sharing knowledge with all web developers out there.

We feature a lot of great authors, listed below!

More in-depth information can be found in the wiki page for Mozilla Hacks.

Behavior guidelines

Mozilla Hacks is a place based on mutual respect and understanding, and the way we address each other is supposed to reflect that. We expect anyone writing or commenting to use proper laguage and refrain from insulting other people. We reserve the right to remove anything that doesn’t qualify as decent behavior towards other people.

Writers/contributors

Members of Mozilla’s Developer Engagement Team are writing for Mozilla Hacks, but any other person is also welcome to contribute! If you know something interesting that would be great to share with the readers of Mozilla Hacks, please let us know!

Reach out to mozhacks [at] mozilla [dot] com or the Editor Robert Nyman, @robertnyman, with any feedback or ideas!

  • Robert Nyman [Editor] 119 posts

    Developer Relations/Channel Marketing Manager & the Editor of Mozilla Hacks. Gives talks & blogs about HTML5, JavaScript & the Open Web. Robert is a strong believer in HTML5 and the Open Web and has been working since 1999 with Front End development for the web - in Sweden and in New York City. He regularly also blogs at http://robertnyman.com and loves to travel and meet people.

  • Christopher Blizzard 87 posts

    Making the web better, one release at a time.

  • Eric Shepherd 57 posts

    Back in the early days of my career, I was a coder for computer games; if you search little-known Mac titles published by companies including Interplay/MacPlay, MGM Interactive, and Logicware, you'll see my name. Eventually, that work got old and I became a technical writer. Now I'm the developer documentation team lead at Mozilla.

  • John Karahalis 35 posts

    John Karahalis is a software developer, a project manager, and a user experience enthusiast. He helps with web development on mozilla.org and project management on the Mozilla Developer Network, and he formerly led the Dev Derby contest.

  • Havi Hoffman 18 posts

    Developer evangelism content wrangler & writer, maker of events for App developers, curator at Mozilla Labs. Tweets @mozlabs & @freshelectrons, gardens in Silicon Valley.

  • louisremi 10 posts

    Developer Relations Team, long time jQuery contributor and Open Web enthusiast. @louis_remi

  • Jason Weathersby 9 posts

    Jason Weathersby is a Technical Evangelist for Mozilla, evangelizing Firefox OS. He is also a committer on the BIRT project at the Eclipse Foundation, and has co-authored several books on BIRT integration. He is a proponent of HTML5, Open Source and all things related to web-based gaming.

  • Jean-Yves Perrier 6 posts

    Jean-Yves Perrier is a Tech Writer in the Developer Engagement team. He can be followed as @teoli2003 on Twitter.

  • Austin King 5 posts

    Seattle based non-dogmatic Artist / Programmer type human. Working on the Identity team. Spell check is for the week.

  • Maire Reavy 5 posts

    Maire is the engineering manager for Mozilla’s WebRTC team.

  • Frédéric Harper 4 posts

    As a Senior Technical Evangelist at Mozilla, Fred shares his passion about the Open Web, and help developers be successful with Firefox OS. Experienced speaker, t-shirts wearer, long-time blogger, passionate hugger, and HTML5 lover, Fred lives in Montréal, and speak Frenglish. Always conscious about the importance of unicorns, and gnomes, you can read about these topics, and other thoughts at outofcomfortzone.net.

  • Stormy Peters 3 posts

    Stormy Peters is Director of Websites and Developer Engagement at Mozilla. She is passionate about open source software and educates companies and communities on how open source software is changing the software industry. She is a compelling speaker who engages her audiences during and after her presentations and frequently speaks on business aspects of open source software.

  • Benoit Jacob 3 posts

    I am a software engineer at Mozilla Corp., working on Gecko, specifically the Graphics and WebGL parts. I work from Mozilla's Toronto office.

  • Manu Sporny 3 posts

    Founder of Web Payments at W3C. Chair of RDFa and JSON-LD Working Groups. Lead editor of PaySwarm, JSON-LD, and HTML5+RDFa specifications. Founded the company that created Meritora, the worlds first commercial PaySwarm payments processor. Leading the integration of finance and payments into the core architecture of the Web. Lots of standards-related work where the focus is on making the world a better place for all people. Other accounts: @manusporny, +Manu Sporny, LinkedIn, and blog.

  • Nick Fitzgerald 3 posts

    Nick hacks on Firefox developer tools, such as the debugger, and is also a co-author of the source map specification. He blogs infrequently at fitzgeraldnick.com and you can find him on IRC as fitzgen.

  • Kumar McMillan 2 posts

    @kumar303 works on Firefox OS and the Firefox Marketplace in languages like Python and JavaScript. He also hacks on various open source libraries. In a parallel universe you can find him DJing music from all genres and styles on CHIRP Radio.

  • roc 2 posts

    Robert O'Callahan is a distinguished engineer at Mozilla Corporation. Prior to joining MoCo he was a volunteer Mozilla contributor for several years (since 2000).

  • Schalk Neethling 2 posts

    Front-End Engineer at Mozilla works on the Web Tools team as well as a recent addition to the Gaia team. An evangelist, writer and developer with a passion for making the web better for everyone.

  • Ondřej Žára 2 posts

    Ondřej Žára likes to experiment with anything related to JavaScript, HTML5 and other web technologies. He showcases many of his projects at http://ondras.zarovi.cz/. He is currently employed at Seznam.cz, a.s., focusing mainly on popular mapping service Mapy.cz as well as HTML5 evangelism. From time to time, he tweets about JS stuff as @0ndras.

  • Mark Coggins 2 posts

    Mark is head of Mozilla's Technology Evangelism group. He has held executive engineering and product management positions in other organizations, and was Director of Developer Relations at Netscape when the Mozilla project was initiated. He is co-founder of the BIRT open source project at the Eclipse Foundation, and is the author of five crime novels set in the Silicon Valley.

  • Fawad Hassan 2 posts

    I am a JavaScripter and I love working on single page apps, Firefox OS, PhoneGap based mobile apps, and Node.js/Express.js backend. Currently I am working for PLUMgrid (SDN related startup) and I am working on HTML5 based GUI of Network Operating System. Other than that I am Mozillian and in my free time I promote Mozilla products.

  • Brian Grinstead 2 posts

    Brian is a Firefox engineer working on DevTools.

  • Aras Balali Moghaddam 2 posts

    Aras is an interaction designer and a frontend engineer living in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. He is passionate about the open web and likes to build awesome mobile web apps. You can learn more about him on his blog.

  • Asa Dotzler 2 posts

    Director of Firefox OS Participation at Mozilla.

  • dhorner 2 posts

    Dan Horner is the Product Marketing Manager for apps and add-ons @ Mozilla

  • Bill Walker 2 posts

    Bill Walker is a Senior Manager at Mozilla. While working at Apple's research division, Xerox PARC, Reactivity, and Cisco, he became passionate about software process, automated testing, and helping prototypes turn into products. At Mozilla he manages teams working on PDF.js, Partner Engineering and Cross-platform Apps. Bill holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Jonas Sicking 2 posts

    Jonas has been hacking on web browsers for over a decade. He started as a open source contributor in 2000 contributing to the newly open sourced mozilla project. In 2005 he joined mozilla full time and has since been working on the DOM and other parts of the web platform. He is now the Tech Lead of the Web API project at mozilla as well as an editor for the IndexedDB and File API specifications at W3C.