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Make your first web page with the Thimble
This is the branding for the Mozilla Summer Code Party- pretty fantastic, right? Get together, make something and learn while you are doing it.
When you say that you work within the Technology or Internet field, people assume that you are working on something that is "state of the art" or brand new, which frankly, is true to some extent because due to the very definition of how the web is created- you are making something. You are not just a consumer of another persons work. However, what we are doing is building upon one anothers work, and I mean that in a very literal sense- in that we are hacking templates and remixing snippets of code. However, we are also being inspired by one another and the history of makers and innovators that have come out and created the field. So take a second, and learn about historical figures and designers- who masterminded the blueprint for how we navigate the world and communicate with one another. Perhaps you will be inspired, or maybe just motivated enough to make your own small mark on the web.
Here are some resources:
Alan Turing, on the BBC
Mozilla Webmakers site
NYTimes Technology section
The Computer History Museum
There are so so so many more, if you have a resource, please share.