We’re pleased to announce that Boston College will serve as a local host for the 2018 Mozilla Global Sprint on May 10–11. The sprint is a two-day hackathon that encourages participants to contribute to open source projects in support of a healthy internet:
“As part of a global movement to make the Internet better, safer, and healthier, educators are creating games that explore online privacy and digital citizenship. Scientists are sharing data online to speed the discovery of new medical treatments. Coders are building smartphone apps to prevent gender-based violence. All this (and much more) is happening in the open—so anyone can watch this work evolve, build on shared knowledge, and pitch in to help out.
At the Global Sprint, you can join us… no matter your skill level or background.
We’ll gather to work on over 100 projects to support a healthy Internet. Bring your design or writing skills, expertise in coding, teaching, QA testing, game design, and more. We’ll use basic online tools like chat, video conferencing, collaborative editing software, and code/content sharing platforms to work and learn together. Collaborate with partners in the same room—or on the other side of the world.”
The Faculty Preview Room in the Digital Studio (room 205, O’Neill Library) will serve as the location for the sprint. You can stop by for a few minutes, a few hours, or both days—just let us know if you’re planning to attend.
We hope to see you there!