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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 with any feedback or ideas!

  • Chris Heilmann 112 posts

    Principal Evangelist at Mozilla for HTML5 and open web. Let's fix this!

  • Janet Swisher 61 posts

    Janet is a Mozilla Community Manager for Mozilla Developer Network. She joined Mozilla in 2010, and has been involved in open source software since 2004 and in technical communication since the 20th century. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and a standard poodle.

  • Paul Rouget 49 posts

    Paul is a Firefox developer.

  • Havi Hoffman [Editor] 23 posts

    Developer Relations team content wrangler & writer, Hacks blog editor, creator of programs and events for developers designed to inform, inspire and extend the Open Web. Tweets @mozappsdev & @mozhacks, gardens in Silicon Valley.

  • Jay Patel 16 posts

    I strive to make the web better by making sure those that develop and drive it are happy campers.

  • Jason Weathersby 11 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.

  • Jan Honza Odvarko 9 posts

    Firebug Team Leader

  • Alon Zakai 7 posts

    Alon is on the research team at Mozilla ,where he works primarily on Emscripten, a compiler from C and C++ to JavaScript. Alon founded the Emscripten project in 2010.

  • Brian Grinstead 6 posts

    Brian is a Firefox engineer working on Developer Tools.

  • 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.

  • kumar303 5 posts

    Kumar writes code for the Firefox Marketplace and Mozilla payments. He also hacks on all kinds of random open source projects.

  • Piotr Zalewa 4 posts

    Piotr Zalewa is a Senior Web Developer at Mozilla's Dev Ecosystem team. Working on web apps. He is the creator of JSFiddle.

  • Potch 4 posts

    Potch is a Web Platform Advocate at Mozilla. Mysteriously, he is only buoyant in Crystal Pepsi.

  • Heather Arthur 4 posts

    Firefox developer tools developer at Mozilla, working mainly on the style tools.

  • Nick Fitzgerald 4 posts

    Nick hacks on the Firefox Developer Tools and the SpiderMonkey JavaScript engine. He is also a co-author of the source map specification, and blogs infrequently at fitzgeraldnick.com and you can find him on IRC as fitzgen.

  • 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.

  • Mark Wheeler 3 posts

    CTO at Rormix - Music worth watching

  • Gen Kanai 3 posts

    Hello, you're reading the Mozilla blog of Gen Kanai. I have two roles in the Mozilla organization. I help support business development in Asia and I am the director of marketing and partner relations for Mozilla Japan.

  • Bill Walker 3 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.

  • Chris Mills 3 posts

    Chris Mills is a senior tech writer at Mozilla, where he writes docs and demos about open web apps, Firefox OS, and related subjects. He loves tinkering around with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and other web technologies, and gives occasional tech talks at conferences and universities. He used to work for Opera and W3C, and enjoys playing heavy metal drums and drinking good beer. He lives near Manchester, UK, with his good lady and three beautiful children.

  • Jan Jongboom 2 posts

    Jan Jongboom is a Strategic Engineer for Telenor Digital, working on IoT.

  • Arnau March 2 posts

    Arnau March is a "designloper" working for Telefonica. Not good enough to tell you why a button should be right aligned in a header, neither to code perfect javascript. But he is the guy who can apply visual solutions to programming limitations.

  • Dmitriy Akulov 2 posts

    System administrator. In love with technology, high performance and fast web. Some times pretending to be a dev. Working for MaxCDN.

  • Matthew Riley MacPherson 2 posts

    Matthew Riley MacPherson (aka tofumatt) is a Rubyist living in a Pythonista's world. He's from Canada, so you'll find lots of odd spelling (like "colour" or "labour") in his writing. He has a serious penchant for pretty code, excellent coffee, and very fast motorcycles. Check out his code on GitHub or talk to him about motorcycles on Twitter.

  • Jean-Marc Valin 2 posts

    Jean-Marc is working on next-generation multimedia codecs for Mozilla. He is the primary author of the Speex and CELT codecs and one of the main authors of the Opus codec.

  • Luca Greco 2 posts

    Luca Greco loves to hack, especially on JavaScript and other web-related technologies. Currently this love pushes him to work and experiment at Alca Società Cooperativa focusing on Web apps and new HTML5 features. He comes to Mozilla Platform and Mission toward the end of 2006, and thanks to MozRepl he started to hack on this powerful platform. Sometimes he git-push on github.com/rpl and tweets on @lucagreco.

  • Dietrich Ayala 2 posts

    Dietrich is a technical evangelist at Mozilla. He's worked on Firefox, Firefox OS and a number of other Mozilla projects for nearly a decade. He'd enjoy meeting you for lunch at the food carts in Portland, Oregon, if you're ever up that way.

  • Felipe Nascimento de Moura 2 posts

    A passionate developer working with Open Source Web Technologies for about 8 years, is nowadays a Senior Development Analyst at the Portal Terra in Brazil. Felipe is also one of the organizers of BrazilJS, the Brazilian JavaScript Conference, and one of the founders of the foundation with the same name. Likes to create new projects, as well as trying new technologies and pushing things to their limits! "Changing the world is the least I expect from myself!"

  • Jared Hirsch 2 posts

    @6a68 hacks on Persona, tickles ivories, has sand in all his shoes.

  • Dan Horner 2 posts

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

  • 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.

  • Anant Narayanan 2 posts

    @anantn is a hacker at Mozilla Labs who specializes in generalism. He has previously worked on Weave, Jetpack, Account Manager, and Rainbow among other projects. He is currently fiddling with Open Web Apps and Real-time communication for the Web.

  • 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.

  • Schalk Neethling 2 posts

    I am a Mozillian, an evangelist, writer and developer with a passion for open source, web standards and accessibility. I have been so involved with these worlds that I feel they have become a part of me and cannot foresee a future where these topics will not be a part of my daily life.

  • Timothy B. Terriberry 2 posts

    Timothy B. Terriberry is a long-time volunteer for the Xiph.Org foundation, working on codecs such as Theora, Vorbis, CELT, and Opus. He has been contributing to Mozilla's media support since 2008 and hacking on WebRTC since 2010.

  • J. Ryan Stinnett 2 posts

    Sr. Engineer working on Firefox DevTools at Mozilla.