Creating Applications with Mozilla
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David has been involved in the Mozilla community for over 3 years. He started the Mozilla development effort at Alphanumerica and set up the first two Mozilla Developer Meetings.
At Alphanumerica David worked with Pete Collins on a number of Mozilla applications including Aphrodite, Total Recall and Chameleon. Pete and David also founded mozdev.org, a site offering free hosting for Mozilla applications. There are currently over 70 development projects hosted on the site.
David has also written a number of articles about Mozilla including 'Getting Your Work Into Mozilla' and a series of articles discussing how to use Mozilla technologies to create a Pacman-like video game. He is currently working for CollabNet on a number of other open source projects.
Brian has been hacking on Mozilla and related projects since early 1999. It began with a European funded project called Fabula to create software for children with the aim of learning minority languages like Basque, Catalan, Frisian, Irish, Welsh. This was built using Mozilla. Interest bloomed and he started contributing to the Mozilla Editor, and exploring the rest of the vast body of code. He moved on to work at ActiveState where he was heavily involved in the Komodo project, a scripting language IDE that uses the Mozilla application framework.
Ian Oeschger is Senior Principal Writer at Netscape Communications, where mozilla.org was started over three years ago. His abiding interest in language is the basis for some of his more recent infatuations with Python, XML, web application development, and linguistics.
He maintains a number of the XPFE documents on mozilla.org, including the XUL and DOM References, has published several articles about XML and mozilla application development for O'Reilly, and also wrote the themes documentation for Netscape, the XPInstall API Reference, and others.
Before getting involved with Mozilla and Netscape, he worked at Oceania, a startup doing XML-based electronic medical records and charting software, owned and ran a small bookstore with his wife, and had more time to write fiction, which he still does when he can.
Pete got involved with the Mozilla project in April 99 as a contributor to the editor module. He was also the first external developer to start documenting xul. His initial efforts were a remote, web enabled script editor and a community driven rewrite of the existing Mozilla UI. A project later named Aphrodite.
In January 2000, he joined with David Boswell and the Alphanumerica team. Together they evangelized Mozilla as a viable application platform through the many projects they created and Mozilla developer meetings they organized.
Currently a software engineer employed by WorldGate, Pete is working on customizing Mozilla for their TV Internet Client Software. He is the co-founder of mozdev.org a site dedicated to Mozilla based projects. He is a regular Mozilla comitter and owner of various Mozdev projects including jslib and Chameleon.
Eric has been doing Mozilla development since Spring 2000, starting off with an instant-messenger client called Jabberzilla. He enjoys exploring opportunities of Jabber and Mozilla working together with new implementations, such as a collaborative whiteboard and real-time web content demonstrations.
This year, Eric is looking forward to joining the workforce with a new Computer Science degree from the University of Northern Iowa. Working on Mozilla projects has been a great resume-builder for him, and will always be an important part of his life to reflect on.