Posts from August, 2013

Maker Party U-belt

Faye

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To celebrate with the world on this season of webmaking, the Mozilla Philippines Community organized a Maker Party in the Manila University District (U-Belt). It was originally set on August 21st, a national holiday in the middle of the week where students are expected to just curl up in their dorm beds. However, a typhoon hit Manila and it was moved on the next national holiday, August 26th. The MozPH team preparing for the event Being in the center of… Read the rest

Firefox OS App Days Goes to Cebu City!

Robert "Bob" Reyes

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Trying to beat the odds, Team Mozilla Philippines delivers. Despite having our initial flight to Cebu City (more than 560 kilometers from Manila), and being stranded at the Domestic Airport for more than 12 hours [see story here], we finally made it to Cebu just in time for Firefox OS App Days! Firefox OS App Days – Cebu Proper The event was held at Quest Hotel Cebu, near the Ayala Center. Internet connectivity for the event was provided by Globe… Read the rest

WoMoz PHL Team Meetup

Faye

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Three months upon launch of the Women and Mozilla initiative, we have gathered enough women who committed to be part of the Philippine WoMoz team! The 17th of August was a stormy Saturday but that definitely didn’t hinder the team from having its first meeting to lay down the plans for this initiative. Because we are basically going to work hand-in-hand in this project all throughout, we made sure to start with our personal introductions. The team is not all-girls… Read the rest

Firefox OS-powered ZTE Open Availability on Ebay US & UK

Robert "Bob" Reyes

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Chinese technology company ZTE announced this week that their Firefox OS-powered device called ZTE Open will be made available online via Ebay US and UK soon. In a Press Release dated 12 Aug 2013, ZTE revealed that an orange unlocked variant of the ZTE Open device (launched in Spain, Venezuela and Colombia weeks ago by Telefonica) will be sold online by Ebay (US & UK) priced at US$79.99. This is a welcome development, especially to Firefox OS fans where the… Read the rest

August is Language Month (Ang Agosto ay Buwan ng Wika)

Robert "Bob" Reyes

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August is Language Month (Buwan ng Wika) based on Proclamation 1041 signed by Fidel V. Ramos on 15  January 1997. One way to celebrate the Language Month is to participate in the Localization of Mozilla Products such as Firefox (Aurora), Firefox OS, and Web Parts. Just point your browser to http://mozilla.locamotion.org/tl/ and start submitting your translation suggestions in Tagalog. If you find that URL hard to memorize, you may opt to use http://pootle.mozillaph.org Please feel free to drop me a… Read the rest

Pinay Hailed as Mozilla Rep of the Month for July 2013

Robert "Bob" Reyes

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First Pinay Mozilla Rep (ReMo) Ms. Faye Tandog was chosen to be the ReMo of the Month for July 2013. Faye bested 378 Mozilla Reps from all over the world to be given such citation: Faye, the first female Mozilla Rep in the Philippines, is playing an instrumental role in connecting the Philippine community to local schools and colleges by means of coordinating events. She is also part of the Webmaker effort by leading Maker Parties all over the Philippines… Read the rest