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Getting Started Contributing to Firefox OS

Benjamin Kerensa (Mozilla), Alex Lakatos (Mozilla)
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Firefox OS is a new mobile operating system, developed by Mozilla, which lets users install and run open web applications created using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

The session will introduce people to Firefox OS, the overview, branding and distribution and will explain the governance behind it. Then we’ll introduce the development process for Firefox OS, going through it all (build, requirements, porting, bug reporting and fixing, adding features to the OS).

We’ll then go into explaining the contribution flows through well documented steps and points of entry for people with various degrees of technical skills and expertise, including non-technical people. We will introduce people to the release process of Firefox OS and we’ll encourage people to develop apps, that being another way people can contribute to the development of the OS.

Talk Structure:
What is Firefox OS?
Overview
Branding
Distribution
Project Governance
Firefox OS Development
Build Environment
HW Requirements
Porting guidelines
Bug Reporting
Bug Fixing
Adding Features to Firefox OS

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Benjamin Kerensa

Mozilla

Benjamin Kerensa is an internationally recognized open source evangelist, community manager, writer and speaker who currently is a Firefox Release Manager and Community Manager for Trovebox.

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Alex Lakatos

Mozilla

Alex Lakatos is a Mozilla Representative and contributor to the Mozilla project for the past three years, based in Cluj-Napoca, the heart of Transylvania. He’s a JavaScript developer building on the open web, trying to push it’s boundaries every day. You can check out his github profile or get in touch on twitter. When he’s not programming, he likes to travel the world, so it’s likely you’ll bump into him in an airport lounge.

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