As I was typing the final paragraphs of my previous post, hundreds of Flame devices were being handed to MozFest attendees that had got involved on sessions the day before.
When I arrived (late, because I felt like a lazy slug), there was a queue in the flashing station, which was, essentially, a table with a bunch of awesome Mozilla employees and volunteers from all over the world, working in shifts to make sure all those people with phones using Firefox OS 1.3 were upgraded to 2.1. I don’t have the exact numbers, but I believe the amount was close to 1000 phones. One thousand phones. BAM. Super amazing work, friends. **HATS OFF**
I’ll try to not let something like past year happen and do a quick blogging now!
Note: I started writing this past year after the festival finished, and then I went heads down into an spiral of web audio hacking and conferencing and what not, so I didn’t finish it.
But with the festival starting this Friday, it’s NOW OR NEVER!
Ahead with the PUBLISH button!
(AKA #MozFest everywhere else)
a week almost a year ago already, but I’m still feeling its effects on my brain: tons of new ideas, and a pervasive feeling of not having enough time to develop them all. I guess it’s good (if I manage it properly).
I came to the Festival without knowing what it would be about. The Mozilla London office had been pretty much taken over by the Mozilla Foundation people from all over the world who were doing their last preparations in there. Meeting rooms were a scarce resource, and one of them was even renamed as “MF WAR ROOM”, until someone came next day and re-renamed it as “MW PEACE ROOM”. So, it was all “a madhouse”, in Potch’s words, but amicable, friendly chaos after all. Hard to gather what the festival would consist of, though. So I just waited until Friday…
As with the Extensible Web Summit, we wrote some notes collaboratively. Here are the notes for the Web Audio Hackday!
We started the day with me being late because I took a series of badly timed bad decisions and that ended up in me taking the wrong untergrund lines. In short: I don’t know how to metro in Berlin in the mornings and I’m still so sorry.
I finally arrived to Soundcloud’s offices, and it was cool that Jan was still doing the presentations, so Tiffany gave me a giant glass of water and I almost drank it all while they finished. Then I set up my computer and proceeded to give my talk/workshop!
It was an improved and revised version of the beta-talk I gave at Mozilla London past past week:
Note to self: maybe remove red banners behind me if wearing a red shirt, so as not to blend with them