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Mozilla Festival 2017
October 27, 2017 - October 29, 2017
Today, the concept of Internet health reaches far beyond the realm of open source code: it’s linked to civil liberties and public policy, free expression and inclusion. Discussions about the state of the web include engineers, but now also teachers, lawmakers, community organizers and artists.
This is a positive and heartening development. It’s also a necessary one. The Internet is layered into our lives like we never could have imagined. Access is no longer a luxury — it’s a fundamental part of 21st century life. A virus is no longer a nuisance consigned to a single terminal — it’s an existential threat that can disrupt hospitals, governments and entire cities.
The movement for a healthy Internet is primed to address these problems. But we need a hub to trade ideas, find inspiration, swap code and build solutions.
MozFest is that hub.
Our sessions, speakers and workshops are built to foster collaboration across disciplines, borders and continents. We’re ready to face the biggest issues of the day — from fake news and online harassment to global cyberattacks — together, with an eye toward practical, open source solutions.
The challenges we’re facing are sizable. But we’re prepared to roll up our sleeves and address them head on in London — then return to our communities, classrooms and computers, better equipped to defend the Internet as a global public resource.
For more info: https://mozillafestival.org/