Ops update: news on Drumbeat projects

June 28, 2011 Comments Off on Ops update: news on Drumbeat projects

As usual, I’m posting slides from the June Mozilla Foundation board meeting. However, I’m doing it a little differently this time by breaking the slides up into three posts. This post provides an operational update on Mozilla Drumbeat. This will soon be followed by in-depth posts on the open badges and Hackasaurus projects.

The the slides here cover the core Mozilla Drumbeat projects that we’ve been focusing on since the beginning of 2011. Here is the webcast:

If you don’t want to watch the webcast, you can quickly flip through the PDF slides. I’ve also pulled out key highlights from each of our major projects:

  • MoJo: first innovation challenge complete. Over 300 entries plus lots of community and press buzz.
  • Web Made Movies: growing number of Popcorn.js productions in the wild, plus 3 new Popcorn versions and many plugins released in Q1 + Q2.
  • School of Webcraft: new web site plus study groups format launched. Hopefully removes major adoption barriers, leads to more courses and participants in Q3.
  • Universal Subtitles: added to Khan Academy 
(2100+ videos). Represents major new partnership.
  • Batucada: transforming Batucada into Mozilla-wide innovation site for Drumbeat, Research and Labs.
  • Events: Mozilla Media, Freedom and the Web Festival confirmed for London, Nov 4 – 6, 2011.

As we move into the second half of 2011, the main push will be on increasing participation on all these projects. We’ve got great ideas on the table and some early success. Getting more community and contributors is the critical next step.

PS. Side note: there was no April board slide posting as we used that meeting as a chance for the board to get to know new Mozilla Corp CEO Gary Kovacs.

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