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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.

  • Jeff Griffiths 10 posts

    Jeff is Product Manager for the Firefox Developer Tools and occasional Open Web hacker, based in Vancouver, BC.

  • Honza 7 posts

    Firebug Team Leader

  • Maire Reavy 6 posts

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

  • 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.

  • Jeremie Patonnier 5 posts

    Jeremie is a Mozilla contributor to MDN and personally dedicated to the promotion of the Open Web. He has been working since 2000 with Front End development for the web in France. He also blogs in French at http://jeremie.patonnier.net or http://typographisme.net, tweets as @JeremiePat and loves to share his knowledge with everybody.

  • 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.

  • Asa Dotzler 4 posts

    Asa Dotzler is the Product Manager for Firefox at Mozilla

  • Soledad Penadés 4 posts

    Sole works at the Tech Evangelism team at Mozilla, helping people make amazing things on the Web, hopefully realtime. Find her on #devrel at irc.mozilla.org

  • Lloyd Hilaiel 4 posts

    A full-stack hacker working on https://persona.org. Currently interested in Node.JS and creating stuff that matters. Enjoys sharing on github, and can be found on twitter as @lloydhilaiel.

  • Shane Tomlinson 3 posts

    Shane is a developer in the Cloud Services team whose work centers around Firefox Accounts. Shane loves to piece together Javascript, HTML and CSS in exciting ways, but finds that NodeJS is pretty awesome too.

  • 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.

  • Angelina Fabbro 3 posts

    I'm a developer from Vancouver, BC Canada working at Mozilla as a Technical Evangelist and developer advocate for Firefox OS. I love JavaScript, web components, Node.js, mobile app development, and this cool place I hang out a lot called the world wide web. Oh, and let's not forget Firefox OS. In my spare time I take singing lessons, play Magic: The Gathering, teach people to program, and collaborate with scientists for better programmer-scientist engagement.

  • Fred Wenzel 3 posts

    Fred is the web development manager of Mozilla's Developer Ecosystem team. He likes to solve tricky problems, is an Open Source geek, and brings German Engineering to the webdev crowd. Fred spends his spare time on the hunt for great food and real Italian espresso.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Rodrigo Silveira 2 posts

    Works on Mozilla's cross-platform apps team improving Firefox OS support for Cordova and PhoneGap. Passionate about making the web an even better platform for developers. Loves snowboarding, BBQ and beer.

  • Guillaume Cedric Marty 2 posts

    Guillaume has been working in the web industry for more than a decade. He's passionate about web technologies and contributes regularly to open sources projects, which list is available at github.com/gmarty. He's also fascinated by video games, animation, and, as a Japanese speaker, foreign languages.

  • Jordan Santell 2 posts

    Mozillian, audio tools & SDK hacker, web audio nerd, metal head

  • Julian Shapiro 2 posts

    Julian Shapiro is a technical founder. His first startup, NameLayer.com, was acquired by Techstars. His current focus is on UI animation. He's working to bring us one step closer to Minority Report. Read more at Julian.com.

  • Jared Hirsch 2 posts

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

  • Nikhil Marathe 2 posts

    Nikhil is a Platform Engineer at Mozilla. He likes technical writing, having written 'An Introduction to libuv', and blogs at http://blog.nikhilism.com. He can be found working when he is not hiking, climbing or reading.

  • Mark Coggins 2 posts

    Mark is the former 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Alicia Spivak 2 posts

    @alispivak. Product Manager, Mozilla Developer Network. Ali has been developing and managing web sites for longer than she cares to admit in public. She's passionate about keeping the web open and the role MDN can play in the Mozilla mission. Also loves to travel, cook, and make things.

  • Adam Roach 2 posts

    Adam Roach works with Mozilla's WebRTC implementation team putting real-time technologies into the core library shared by Firefox and FirefoxOS. He has been crafting the world of Real Time Communications over IP since 1997 by doing protocol standardization, architecture, design, and implementation.