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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.

  • 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.

  • Maire Reavy 6 posts

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

  • Brian Grinstead 5 posts

    Brian is a Firefox engineer working on Developer Tools.

  • Dave Camp 5 posts

    Dave Camp is Director of Developer Tools at Mozilla.

  • Heather Arthur 4 posts

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mark Wheeler 3 posts

    CTO at Rormix - Music worth watching

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!"

  • J. Ryan Stinnett 2 posts

    Sr. Engineer working on Firefox DevTools at Mozilla.

  • Rob Campbell 2 posts

    Firefox Developer Tools hacker, software enthusiast.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Jordan Santell 2 posts

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sandip Kamat 2 posts

    Sandip Kamat is part of Mozilla's Firefox OS Product Management team, focused on enabling our OEM/Carrier/chipset partners leverage the power of the open web. He works closely with engineering teams/community and FxOS partners to help create roadmaps for the OS. Sandip has spent most of his career in mobile technologies and prior to joining Mozilla, he worked at Motorola Mobility (pre and post-Google acquisition) and Siemens Mobile. He is passionate about bringing cutting edge mobile technologies to consumers and meaningfully improving their lives. He is also fascinated by the resulting social and economic impacts these technologies are having these days.

  • Simon Speich 2 posts

    Simon Speich is a web developer, believer in web standards and a lover of Mozilla since Mozilla 0.8 He is also passionate about photography. You can find out more about him on his website www.speich.net.

  • 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.

  • dietrich@mozilla.com 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.

  • 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.