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Mozilla Popcorn Learning Lab

The Mozilla Foundation

Sunday, March 25, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (BST)

Mozilla Popcorn Learning Lab

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Mozilla Popcorn Learning Lab

We’re looking for Javascript developers and adventuresome filmmakers interested in exploring media on the web. Drinks, code, and good ideas are in the mix at this one-day event led by the Mozilla Popcorn team.

This Learning Lab will introduce you to Popcorn.js, an HTML5 javascript library that integrates the web into media production. You will create plugins, hack templates, and build a demo to easily remix web content into video, using open tools and collaborative design.


Why Popcorn?

Well, besides it being fun Javascript library to play with, Popcorn is a powerful tool to create web-enabled video. Christian Heilmann did a great job describing its strengths and opportunities:

  • Video is typically hard to edit and change
  • Video is often a black, unindexed hole on the web
  • Separation allow for easier maintenance, enhancement, accessibility, and discovery
  • HTML5 video is just another page element
  • The timestamp is the glue
  • Tap into the real-time web using Popcorn.js

Demos also speak loudly about Popcorn’s possibilities. Take a look!

Who & What

You will get your hands dirty by sharing hacks and peer-reviewing projects. Demos from the Popcorn community provide inspiration and running code to build from.

The motto: By sharing and by doing!

Teams consist of:

  • Web developers skilled in Javascript
  • Bold filmmakers wanting to play with code
  • Experienced Popcorn.js contributors 



  • 11:00h — We'll start with a group demo. Popcorn contributors walk through the basics of the Javascript framework, highlighting use cases and possible avenues of development.
  • 12:00h — First hacking session. Depending on technical skill, you'll either play with Popcorn Maker or dive into coding a plugin.
  • 13:00h — The group shares back their hacks. Participants give feedback, file bugs, offer help, and note ways to improve the experience.
  • 13:30h — Lunch & coffee break
  • 14:30h — In the second hacking session, you can learn how to create your own Popcorn Maker template, or you can start on a demo, keep coding your plugin, or float & help others.
  • 15:30h — Participants code their demo, giving feedback and checking in with more experienced contributors if they get stuck.
  • 16:30h — At the end of the day, a screening and party is held. Demo your final code, evaluate the process, and celebrate all the hard work.
  • 17:00h — Head to the pub!



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When & Where

101 St Martin's Ln
WC2N 4 London
United Kingdom

Sunday, March 25, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (BST)

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