Mozilla at SXSW 2011

The South by Southwest Interactive conference is gearing up. It’s one of the biggest events of the year for anyone working in interactive media, including this little thing we call the Web.

Mozilla will be there, at sessions and events, so if you’re going, please look for us. Also, check out Tantek’s 2011 SXSW Packing and Check List and SXSW 101 and Additional Tips.


Here are some of the sessions where Mozillians will present or participate in panels:


Mozilla is not throwing our own party this year, but we are co-sponsoring the Austin JavaScript party on Sunday, 4 to 8 p.m. at Kung Fu Saloon, 510 Rio Grande Street. If you don’t have a SXSWi badge, you can get in by donating two cans of food for the Capital Area Food Bank. You’ll want to come out to this party, because we’re giving away a Motorola Xoom tablet as a door prize!

Besides that, Mozilla is going mobile! The Firefox for Mobile team will be cruising around each night, and passing out some sweet treats for folks. Follow @mozmobile on Twitter to find them.

Throughout the conference, Jay Patel and I will be wandering around showing demos of open web technologies from Web O’ Wonder and Mozilla Demo Studio. Follow @mozhacks or #mdnsxsw to find us, and maybe pick up some Mozilla Developer Network swag.


  1. Mark

    Curious why we didn’t have a booth?
    (I’m told the other browser vendors all had booths.)

    March 19th, 2011 at 23:09

  2. Janet Swisher

    @Mark: Belated answer to your question: I’m speaking from the Developer Engagement perspective, not for any of the product marketing teams. For us, the trade show didn’t make sense as an investment of money and time. The trade show was four days, of which only two days overlapped the five-day Interactive conference. Sponsoring the Austin JavaScript party seemed like a way to more specifically reach web developers (as opposed to bloggers, entrepreneurs, etc. who also attend SXSW Interactive). We’re also spreading our budget out across smaller, more web-dev-specific conferences throughout the year.

    April 7th, 2011 at 13:39

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