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Software Freedom Day 2013 – Costa Rica

Today we’re at the Sede Interuniversitaria, Alajuela, celebrating Software Freedom Day. The event is organized by the Costa Rican Free Software Network.

We held a Firefox OS App Development workshop earlier today, which was very well received. We had a full lab with over 20 participants. Due to the great response, we’re running another workshop later today, at 4pm. We will give away a Firefox OS t-shirt to the best demo that comes out of the session.

Logo Firefox OS

The workshop consists of a quick overview of the Firefox OS Simulator, and a simple stopwatch app. There’s no presentation, just a simple guide (in Spanish, click here for the English version) that gives a quick primer on app development, as well as some links and references. We then lets students run with their creativity and modify the example app, or create a new one.

It’s very cool to demonstrate how easy it is to work with Firefox OS apps. We have very good docs and samples, so people can hit the ground running and play around without too much setting up.


We have some plans for events later this year, which is great because the Mozilla Costa Rica community has been dormant for quite a while.

{ 2 } Comments

  1. Robert Myers | 2013/09/28 at 10:23 AM | Permalink

    Is there a add-in that I can install to get rite of the ads on YouTube they are a really pain in the A&$

  2. jorge | 2013/09/29 at 11:36 AM | Permalink

    I’m pretty sure AdBlock Plus does that.

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