Mozilla Foundation

To build educational resources, prototype tools, and foster an ongoing dialogue between the open web community and researchers in order to make science more open, collaborative, and efficient

  • Amount $819,480
  • City Mountain View, CA
  • Investigator Kaitlin Thaney
  • Year 2014
  • Program Technology
  • Sub-program Data & Computational Research

Since 2011, the Mozilla Foundation, developer of the popular Firefox web browser, has hosted a series of “Software Carpentry” boot camps developed by computer scientist Greg Wilson to teach basic software engineering practices to researchers who in a professional capacity were writing code to manage data but had never received any formal software development training.  The project has been a success.  Interest in the boot camps has been robust both in the U.S. and Europe and Mozilla has expanded their effort into a larger project, called the Open Science Lab,  aimed at collaborating with the scientific community to develop open source tools and other resources to aid in scientific research and collaboration.  Funds from this grant provide continued operational support to Mozilla for this project.

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