Mozilla Launches Web FWD

On 28th June, 2011 Mozilla launched the Web FWD (Web Forward). This is an extremely innovative accelerator which will be community driven. With this innovators can build their own products using the space that is provided by Mozilla. The idea is to create a workshop where there will be a scope to realize and work on bold ideas and develop products from bare bone prototypes.

At the global offices of Mozilla small teams will be called for a time of four week and in this time they will be given an access to the tools, people and resources so that they can concentrate on building. The kind of applications that they are looking for should be useful, playful, problem solving and of course original so that they can contribute to Mozilla’s task of making the web a better and a more useful place for all the users.

The teams in the four week time span will work along with the team at Mozilla and they will receive guidance and mentorship from the best people in the field who have the necessary experience and the knowledge. With all the help from the mentors’ one can concentrate on building the product and give a life to their ideas.  The aim is that by the end of the four weeks one should have a viable product which can be launched on the open Web and then the decision can be taken by Mozilla and the team developing it, on how to take the product forward. The things that Mozilla looks for in the teams and the products are that the product should focus on one of the problem solving areas and it has the characteristics that are necessary for the open Web and the whole thing should not be merely an idea but some working of the same should be available.

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Jyotsna Ramani

Jyotsna Ramani is a passionate writer and an avid globetrotter. She had a knack for writing since her early years, though that was mostly letters to her penpals and jotting her thoughts down in her "Dear Diary". Over the years, she realized how her hobby could turn into a full time career and she started writing web content, books and pieces for local magazines. There has been no looking back ever since.

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