Gigabit Fund Community Kickoff: Building the Gigabit City 2.0
Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM (CST)
Kansas City, MO
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Mozilla is launching a Gigabit Community Fund to support innovators in Kansas City and Chattanooga to develop & experiment with education & workforce development opportunities on next gen networks.
Next generation communication and networking technologies offer opportunities for everyone in our communities. This kickoff event is a community sprint for educators, technologists & community catalysts to come together and build: Let’s create together.
Join us for an action-oriented day of yak as well as hack
- Mayor Sly James and Mayor Mark Holland will kick the day off discussing Kansas City's opportunities.
- You’ll have a chance to mix and interact withThe National Science Foundation, Department of Education, KC Digital Drive, KC Library, US Ignite, aSTEAM Village, The Lean Lab and more to explore ways we can move from having the gig to using the gig.
Mozilla will highlight what we have to work with and showcase some of the 22 prototypes built during the Mozilla Ignite Challenge, and present the opportunities of the Gigabit Community Fund including how to apply for grants.
Mozilla's Hive NYC Learning Network will discuss the value of a Community of Practice built around shared member goals in digital learning & making.
Community leaders, principals, and organizational catalysts are especially encouraged to attend this important morning session!
Lunch will be provided for attendees participating in the afternoon session.
1:00PM - 5:00PM
- You will drive hands-on break outs in the afternoon. We’ll make progress on projects that are pragmatic, deployable in the near term, integrated with a local org's service offerings, have measurable impact on constituents, and which are re-usable and shareable in some way.
6:00PM to 8:00 PM
- Continue the conversation at a reception in the Library’s Kirk Hall.
Building the network we need
Over the past year, KC Digital Drive has built a regional network of educators, organizations and school districts to explore the opportunities of gigabit fiber and other technology available to educators. We are excited to partner with Mozilla to expand the reach of this work and develop a robust community of teachers, makers and learners.
Mozilla’s mission is to build a web where people know more, do more and do better. We want to:
1) Build a network of educators, designers, catalysts and technologists building prototypes of projects that leverage gigabit technology as learning platforms
2) Empower educators to explore and experiment with cutting edge learning tools
3) Teach both the production and application of tools designed to deepen the learning of its users
4) Shape the environments for what is possible and needed in the emerging gigabit economy
Let's build it together, today
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