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FirefoxOS App Day Chicago

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Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 12:30 PM to 7:00 PM (CST)

FirefoxOS App Day Chicago

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There is another event in the Chicago suburbs http://firefoxosappday-elgin.eventbrite.com/  The Elgin Technology Center is right next to the Elgin Metra station.


From the Chicago web and mobile community with support from Mozilla and Braintree.

If you’re a developer interested in web technologies, I’d like to invite you to participate in Firefox OS App Days, a worldwide set of 20+ hack days organized by Mozilla to help you get started developing apps for Firefox OS.

At each App Day event, you’ll have the opportunity to learn, hack and celebrate Firefox OS, Mozilla’s open source operating system for the mobile web. Technologists and developers from Mozilla will present tools and technology built to extend and support the Web platform, including mobile Web APIs to access device hardware features such as the accelerometer. We’ll also show you how to use the browser-based Firefox OS Simulator to view and test mobile apps on the desktop.

Firefox OS App Days are a chance to kick start creation of apps for the Firefox Marketplace, and represent a great opportunity to build new apps or optimize existing HTML5 apps for Firefox OS, as well as demo your projects to an audience of peers, tech leaders and innovators.

  • 12:30 – 13:00 Registration.
  • 13:00 – 13:30 Firefox OS, Firefox Marketplace & Mozilla Apps Ecosystem.
  • 13:30 – 17:00 App hacking.
  • 17:30 – 19:00 Demos & party.
App Day is designed and sponsored by the Mozilla Engagement team and organized by The Chicago web and mobile developer community, with asssitance from Firefox OS developer Kumar McMillian (@kumar303)  Meeting space is provided by Braintree, and food by Mozilla.

Getting Ready

Plan on bringing your Linux, Mac or Windows development machine and an idea for an app you’d like to develop for the Firefox Marketplace. If you have an Android device, bring it along, too. You can see the Firefox Marketplace in action on the Aurora version of Firefox for Android.

If you want to get started before the event, review the material below and bring an HTML5 app that you’ve begun and want to continue, get feedback on or recruit co-developers for.

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When & Where

111 North Canal Street
Chicago, IL 60606

Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 12:30 PM to 7:00 PM (CST)

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