Firefox Launch Party

Mozilla released Firefox version 29 a week ago. And by the look of things, the new Firefox is gentle on the eyes and hot on speed. The new Firefox has brought along major interface changes and matchless customization options to all Firefox users making it the kind of web browser we’d love to use.

In light of that, the Mozilla-Uganda community threw a party last Saturday! The developers’ kind of party – Laptops, T-shirts and Cake. Almost Larger-than-life. The event brought together quite a crowd, about hundred, all hoping to experience the launch of the new Firefox and get an inside look into the community activites.

By 4pm East Africa Time, seats were filling up quick, murmurs filled the air and the camera rolling as Moses Matovu opened the event. Introductions were warm and generous and kept the focus on celebrating Mozilla’s latest release among other projects.

A quick exposé of the Firefox OS was on the programme by Micheal Ahaho, another Mozilla Uganda community die-hard. His presentation revealed the progress Mozilla has made towards extending its impact to the mobile platform.

A few moments later, Jb Ochieng took centre stage to introduce the latest features added to the ‘flaming fox’. Every detail of Version 29 has a touch of elegance especially its’ redesigned user interface. He added, in reference to the new privacy options, that Mozilla’s commitment to privacy is firm and genuine.  Of course such an event didn’t go without a few humorous interludes by Moses who cracked ribs with some great gags in the mix.

Finally Prof Baryamureeba, the Vice Chancellor of Uganda Technology and Management University, delivered the guest speech after which he cut the cake.

Tags: #Firefox @MozComUg

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