Mozilla is a non-profit (yep, no stocks, no shareholders, no profit margin to meet ) organization like no other. Mozilla brought open source to the masses and continue to do so, guided by the principles and values enshrined in its Mission and Manifesto. Mozilla’s mission is to promote openness, innovation and opportunity on the web and as such continues to innovate for the benefit of the individual for the betterment of the web so that it always and forever serves the greater good. Support Mozilla to build the browser that puts you first: become a Mozilla Supporter or Contributor or drop the Mozilla Ghana team a line at mozghana – at – gmail – . – com.
The video below explains spirit behind Mozilla’s ideals and mission. Enjoy!
If you missed it, then well you missed big time!!! The Mozilla-Ghana Team had an awesome time with students from Computer Science and
Engineering to celebrate the launch of the latest, freshest, awesomest browser from Mozilla, Firefox 4.
There was loads of food and drinks and swag to go round to make the event memorable. To prelude the festivities I gave a (short ) presentation and demo of the latest features baked into Firefox 4; the fresh UI, the App Tab, improved privacy and security, Panorama, and my personal favorite Firefox Sync, check out more on the new features in Firefox 4 here. I also shared on Firefox for mobile (Android, iPhone and Nokia N900) but was without one to demo with . Then the fun began with music, chatter, drinks and munchiest. Music rocked, people talked and everyone was happy to be there, fun! fun!! fun!!!
Last March, the Mozilla Ghana Team had the opportunity to speak at the premier ICT training institution in Ghana, IPMC.
Represented by the dynamic Elikem Emerson, the team shed light on how to be a Mozilla contributor and the various ways to be involved with the Mozilla project. The talk also featured the introduction of the Mozilla Ghana community and the upcoming Firefox 4 launch party.
Kudos to Elikem for a good job done, and thank you to IPMC for the opportunity offered us.
Hi there!. Have you ever wondered why all (or most softwares) come in English. Do you wonder whether a major software you use can come in a local dilect? Well then wonder no more, or just dont wonder too much . The localization department of Suuch (kasahorow), Ghana-based technology consulting company, recently launch an Akan/Twi language pack for Firefox.
Language Packs allow you to change the default language Mozilla products come in. It also comes with a dictionary to check your typing!. This language pack is wonderful and do check it out. Follow the steps below to Akanify your Firefox now! Use it and post a comment when you are done
Download Locale Switcher, its an addon that makes it simple to change the browser’s locale (Click here to get it)
Download the Akan Language pack form AMO (http://bit.ly/fxakan) ~ Select “Let me install this experimental add-on” . ~ Add to firefox is enabled, click to download.
Click Restart Firefox when download completes.
Click on Tools > Languages > Select Akan.
Restart Firefox for changes to take effect: Close Firefox, click “Save and Quit”. Then open Firefox again.
Each year the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), KNUST Chapter organizes a fair to bring together technology and engineering industry stakeholders in Ghana and student to provide students an opportunity to be informed about these companies. This year’s edition was organized in collaboration with the Science Students Association (SCISA) hence bringing together two great Colleges of KNUST the Colleges of Engineering and Science. Provosts of both colleges graced the occasion and each shared their thoughts and ideas on the theme for this year’s event: “Unearthing the Creative Potential of the Youth through Successful Implementation of Technology”. Touching on the advancement of technology, its impact on our society and how we should actively harness this potential for national development.
Mozilla Ghana Community was in attendance as well. We showcased the upcoming Firefox 4 and to share ideas on how they can take part in the community web enthusiasts who want to see a better web for everyone. The participants were enthusiastic and by close of the day more than 100 people had submitted their names to contacted on how they can get involved to support Mozilla!
The Mozilla Community Stand at Sci-Tech Fair
Visitors to our stand always weren’t sent away empty handed
Daniel Appiah-Adjei the awesome Student Rep for KNUST, Kumasi.
Me, (Kwamena) talking about how participants can get involved with Mozilla.
NSBE/SCISA Sci-Tech fair was awesome, the people, the talks, the interactions, I am already looking forward to next year’s event!
Welcome to the Mozilla Ghana Community site the hub for all things Mozilla in Ghana. We are glad that you could stop by, and check us out often for new content and upcoming events! We would love for you to be part of our growing community, find out how you can getinvolved.
The entire Mozilla Ghana crew wishes you a warm welcome to the community.