Mozilla Tunisia – a Tunisian organization that is part of the larger Mozilla community and is composed of a group of youth interested in information technology – is organizing a tour of Tunisian universities. The tour starts on January 20th and will last approximately six months.
The Mozilla Tunisia Tour will organize a series of two-day events at universities once a month until June 2012.
The tour aims to introduce Mozilla Tunisia and its mission: providing open internet access for a maximum number of people. Mozilla Tunisia will also run workshops and technical trainings. Each event will carry a certain theme.
The tour’s first stop will be at ESPRIT, a private university in Hay al-Ghazela, Ariana, specializing in information technology and telecommunication studies.
The event will open with a presentation introducing Mozilla Tunisia and its members, followed by a conference about Mozilla and the various ways the organization can ameliorate the student body’s studies. The second half of the first day will be dedicated to discussing the Open-Web concept and introducing WoMoz (a Mozilla association facilitating women’s access to the internet).
The second day of the event, titled “L’ESPRIT du Mobile,” will focus on mobile technologies. The theme stems from Mozilla Tunisia’s belief that cell phones are becoming a central factor in the use of Internet. Four Mozilla France experts will be running workshops for participants on the 21st.
Registration for the tour is open through Mozilla Tunisia’s official website.
The Mozilla project was created in 1998. It soon became one the biggest communities involving members who created different browsers and hosted development tours. In 2002, Mozilla community members released the first version of Firefox (then named Phoenix).