MAOWAs some of you may know, the idea has been brewing for a while now and, after getting great feedback from Brian, Basil and the whole french crew at the Summit last week, I'm very happy to officially announce that a Mozilla Add-ons Workshop (aka MAOW) will take place in Paris on Saturday September 20th, 2008.

The aim of the one-day workshop is to spur interest and encourage extension development targeted towards specific locales. You guessed it, the first workshop will be focused on extensions in French, gathering developers mostly from France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland but we hope it will be the first of many regular workhops organised across Europe (and beyond!).

I'll post a detailed agenda for the workshop once we've hashed it out, but here's a rough idea :

  • 11h30 --> 14h : informal "mingling" brunch
  • 14h --> 14h15 : Presentation of tracks
  • 14h15 --> 15h45 : 3 parallel tracks
  • 15h45 --> 16h : Coffee break
  • 16h --> 17h30 : 3 parallel tracks
  • 17h30 --> 18h30 : Lightning talks (participants each present their extension and/or idea for max 5 min)
  • 18h30 --> 22h : Drinks at a cool bar or resto

Last but not least, Brian King of MozDev will be in town and has kindly accepted to keynote the event. Thank you Brian !!!

So if you're a french-speaking XUL developer, hacker, C++ developer, web developer, or if you're simply want to find out more about Mozilla extensions in French, you know where to be on September 20th. I'll soon set up a Wiki with info on how to sign up and logistical details. In the meantime, drop me a line by email or on IRC to get in touch with me.

Needless to say, your suggestions, comments, ideas are more than welcome.