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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.

  • Maire Reavy 6 posts

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

  • Austin King 6 posts

    Seattle based non-dogmatic Artist / Programmer type human. Rogue web developer with the Apps Engineering team. Spell check is for the week.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Heather Arthur 4 posts

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

  • 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.

  • Guillaume Cedric Marty 4 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 source projects, which he writes about on his technical blog. He's also fascinated by video games, animation, and, as a Japanese speaker, foreign languages.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Jordan Santell 2 posts

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

  • J. Ryan Stinnett 2 posts

    Sr. Engineer working on Firefox DevTools at Mozilla.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Jared Hirsch 2 posts

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Nick Desaulniers 2 posts

    Nick Desaulniers is a software engineer fighting for the open web at Mozilla. When Nick is not helping third party developers target Firefox OS, he’s giving talks about graphics programming with WebGL, contributing to Open Source, or compiling C/C++ to JavaScript with Emscripten. Nick is fond of learning numerous programming languages, just in time compilation, high performance JavaScript, and graphics programming. Contributing to Open Source software and an accessible Internet for all are some of the things that Nick is most passionate about.

  • 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.

  • 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!"