Mozilla Webmaker Aims to Turn Web Users Into Coders
Mozilla has launched a new program called Webmaker that aims to take plain old Web users and turn them into "developers" that will have a hand in building the next generation of Web experiences.Mozilla has introduced Mozilla Webmaker, a new effort to get the vast number of Web users involved in making the Web better by getting hands-on. In a May 22 post about the new project, Matt Thompson, Mozillas communications director, said the goal of Mozilla Webmaker is to help millions of people move from using the Web to making the Web. Joining Mozilla in the effort are organizations such as Tumblr, Creative Commons, Code for America, SoundCloud, the San Francisco Public Library, the London Zoo, and dozens of others, the company said.
Mozillas executive director, Mark Surman, said Webmaker is the product of Mozillas growing commitment to learning, and the culmination of experiments it began with the Mozilla Drumbeat project.
The Web is becoming the worlds second language, and a vital 21st century skill as important as reading, writing and arithmetic, Surman said. Its crucial that we give people the skills they need to understand, shape and actively participate in that world, instead of just passively consuming it. That maker spirit and open ethos is vital to Mozilla, our partners and the Web.