Robert O’Callahan, who is a long time contributor to the Mozilla Firefox, came down to Dunedin and gave us a very good lecture (@ Archway 4) on Firefox!!! I have a say I am a big fan of Firefox…and this lecture gave me a good understanding of what is going on behind the scenes…how web browser is built and how we can help. Its “uncommon” and “rare” to have someone from the industry…specially someone with so much experience to actually come and talk to us…so I recorded (basically) the whole lecture!
Robert’s blog: http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/roc/
He gave us (who is doing Cosc346) a piece of advice (words might not be exactly the same):
Grab a project that you are interested in, dive in and work towards your goal. You might be lost in the code for a few weeks, but you are surely gonna learn something afterwards.
Thanks Robert for your great lecture, wish you guys @ Firefox all the best 🙂