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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!

  • Robert Nyman [Editor emeritus] 127 posts

    Technical Evangelist & Editor of Mozilla Hacks. Gives talks & blogs about HTML5, JavaScript & the Open Web. Robert is a strong believer in HTML5 and the Open Web and has been working since 1999 with Front End development for the web - in Sweden and in New York City. He regularly also blogs at http://robertnyman.com and loves to travel and meet people.

  • Christopher Blizzard 87 posts

    Making the web better, one release at a time.

  • Eric Shepherd 57 posts

    Back in the early days of my career, I was a coder for computer games; if you search little-known Mac titles published by companies including Interplay/MacPlay, MGM Interactive, and Logicware, you'll see my name. Eventually, that work got old and I became a technical writer. Now I'm the developer documentation team lead at Mozilla.

  • John Karahalis 35 posts

    John Karahalis is a software developer, a project manager, and a user experience enthusiast. He helps with web development on mozilla.org and project management on the Mozilla Developer Network, and he formerly led the Dev Derby contest.

  • Robin Hawkes 21 posts

    Robin thrives on solving problems through code. He's a Digital Tinkerer, Head of Developer Relations at Pusher, former Evangelist at Mozilla, book author, and a Brit.

  • 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.

  • Jeff Griffiths 10 posts

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

  • Louis Stowasser 7 posts

    I am a Partner Engineer for Mozilla, maintainer of Gamedev Weekly and creator of the CraftyJS game engine, based in Brisbane Australia.

  • 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.

  • Maire Reavy 6 posts

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

  • Dave Camp 5 posts

    Dave Camp is Director of Developer Tools at Mozilla.

  • Brian Grinstead 4 posts

    Brian is a Firefox engineer working on DevTools.

  • 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

  • Mark Wheeler 3 posts

    CTO at Rormix - Music worth watching

  • 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.

  • Nick Fitzgerald 3 posts

    Nick hacks on Firefox developer tools, such as the debugger, and is also a co-author of the source map specification. He blogs infrequently at fitzgeraldnick.com and you can find him on IRC as fitzgen.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Jared Hirsch 2 posts

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

  • 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.

  • Piotr Zalewa 2 posts

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.