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<nettime-ann> [Press] PRESS RELEASE: Mozilla Drumbeat Hackfest, Firefox 4 Release Party and Fabricatorz Supporting

For Immediate Release:

Beijing, Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Mozilla Drumbeat Hackfest is coming to Beijing. The 2011 China
Drumbeat is organized around the theme of citizen science on the web,
and has attracted some of the world's leading developers in this field
to participate. The Hackfest takes place from March 23 - 25, 2011 and
is to be hosted at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing.

The goal the 2011 China Mozilla Drumbeat is to increase public
awareness of citizen science on the web, and partner open source
developers with the scientific community to build prototypes and
solutions for "citizen cyberscience" in China. The Hackfest is for web
developers, mobile app developers, processor enthusiasts, online game
developers and virtual world enthusiasts.

The first night of China Mozilla Drumbeat Hackfest, Wednesday March
23, Mozilla is hosting a Firefox 4 Release Party from 9:30 until 11:30
at the Rainbow Club. It is a night of fun, music and celebration for
the global launch around the world of the most free, open and secure
web browser, Mozilla Firefox. This is a free and open event, but
registration is required prior:

The main two days of the Hackfest on March 22 - 23 are focused on
"citizen cyberscience" which includes volunteer computing projects
such as SETI@home http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/, BOINC
http://boinc.berkeley.edu/, CAS@home http://casathome.ihep.ac.cn/, and
LHC@home http://lhcathome.cern.ch/. These projects all leverage the
power of distributed computing to aid basic scientific research.

A Drumbeat Hackfest is a live collaborative event where tools and
technologies that support the open web are designed and created. The
2011 China Drumbeat welcomes the participation of developers with
skills in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, data visualization, distributed
computing, mobile computing and online gaming. Participating
developers can take advantage of this opportunity to aid the
scientific community and increase public uptake of volunteer computing
using the latest in web technologies.

The Hackfest opens on March 23, 2011 with an evening of speeches by
Francois Grey, Coordinator of the Citizen Cyberscience Centre and
initiator of the Africa@home and Asia@home citizen cyberscience
projects; as well as team leaders from SETI@home, BOINC, CAS@home,
LHC@home, EpiCollect, the Quake Catcher Network Project, and the
Computing for Clean Water Project. Fabricatorz Christopher Adams and
Jon Phillps are also in Beijing supporting and hacking at the event
with the teams and creating news.

March 24 and 25 will see full-day hackfest sessions with scientists
and developers to take on new challenges and help enhance volunteer
computing through rapid software and product prototyping.

The Fabricatorz are proud to be participating and supporting this
event. Christopher Adams and Jon Phillips will be the master of
ceremonies at the Firefox Release Party. We hope to see you there!

About China Mozilla Drumbeat Hackfest

More Information in English and Chinese:

* http://mozilla.com.cn/event/23-drumbeat-en/
* http://mozilla.com.cn/event/24-drumbeat-cn/

About Firefox 4 Release Party


Rainbow Bar

B1, Tower C, Science Plaza, Tsing hua Science Park, Wu Dao Kou

About Mozilla Drumbeat

Drumbeat is a global community of innovators like you, building a more
awesome web and world. Connect with others. Find projects that need
your help. Or share your own.


About Fabricatorz

The Fabricatorz is a "open" production company that makes successful
projects from start to finish, including development and community
management. We specialize in Free and Open Source Software, Creative
Commons technology, growing on-line and off-line communities in San
Francisco, China and the Arab World. We develop software with Aiki
Framework, hardware using Qi Hardware, and build communities around
the philosophies of Sharism.


Press Contact

* Jon Phillips
* press@fabricatorz.com
* Global +1-415-830-8334
* China +86-187-1003-9974

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