Event Debrief- Mozilla and the Open Web Challenge

The National University of Science and Technology (NUST) held an Open Day on the 28th of March 2013 to showcase the final year projects that their student’s are working on. I had the privilege of being invited as a speaker at this event. The Open Day had three tracks. The first was for Speakers, the … 

 

Mozilla Zimbabwe Community

Yesterday was the date set for the first Mozilla Zimbabwe Community meetup. It was very unfortunate that most of those could not make it and only one person showed up. The contributors did not let me know in advance that they would not be able to make it, so I didn’t cancel the meeting. I … 

 

How NOT to protect your wifi.

Everyone has a wifi network these days and this is good, as wifi networks make it easy to connect all our devices to the net wherever they may be. This of course leads to a question. How secure is your network? Most people seem to think that a passkey/password is enough to keep your network … 

 

Mozilla Community Zimbabwe Meetup

The Mozilla Community will have it’s first meeting this month on the 24th of March. Expected attendance is 1-10 people. The number is small, but it’s a start. This event will introduce the attendees to the Mozilla project, the community guidelines and contribution opportunities. Contributors will be assigned tasks to give them more responsibility. Relevant … 

 

A post about me.

Here’s a link to a post about me from Bonjour Mozilla http://bonjourmozilla.fr/?post/2012/08/29/Bienvenue-Vuyisile-Ndlovu- Thanks to Claire for putting it up, could not have written it better myself.

 

Testing Web Applications and Filing Bugs

Testing Web Applications and Filing Bugs For the past 6 months or so, I’ve been a casual contributor to a number of Mozilla related projects. When I signed up to be a contributor, I joined the Web Quality Assurance team which is responsible for ensuring that all Mozilla web properties are secure, error free and … 

 

Webjam January 2 2013

Web jam 2012 This event was meant to resemble a Summer Code party. Expected attendance was 10 but because of complications the number did not even go up to half of that in the end. Besides the poor attendance, the event went well to be honest. Some friends and I got together and we had … 

 

Software Freedom Day, Bulawayo

      Saturday the 15th was Software Freedom Day and the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) hosted the Bulawayo event. After 2 months of preparation the day finally arrived. The event was supported by companies such as Linux Professional Institute. Taznet, Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa(http://www.fossfa.net/), TELCO, ZIMRA and … 

 

Like Free Software? Try Free Software on Steroids!

“Like free software?    Come to the Software Freedom Day and experience software on steroids. ” Not only is the software to be featured free, most of it is Open Source, which means that it is developed by a community for the community. Open source software developers care about your freedom. Freedom? You ask. Yes … 

 

Contributing at Mozilla

I’ve always wanted to be an  active contributor to an OpenSource Project. I took some time to learn some of the technologies necessary to be able to contribute(Languages, software, Linux etc). When I felt confident in myself, I started hunting for an OpenSource project….while I was searching,the  Google Summer of Code program came up a …