News Labs at Mozilla Festival Science Fair 2015


For the third year running, and due to popular demand, BBC News Labs setup a stand at MozFest2015’s opening event - The MozFest Science Fair

Ravensbourne College was host again to this year’s amazing and energy filled MozFest Event, the tribal gathering of the distributed Mozilla community of passionate enthusiasts, developers, campaigners, and agitators.

What is the “Science Fair”?

The Science Fair is MozFest’s opening event. Typically held on the Friday evening, the Science Fair opens with a set of stands provided by participating organisations, to show off the latest in web tech, maker craft, and general crazy-off-the-wall innovation.

Lei He sets up News Labs Stand for Mozfest 2015
Lei He sets up News Labs Stand for Mozfest 2015

What were we demonstrating and sharing?

This year, News Labs brought a set of new prototypes and concepts to show:-

  1. NewsRig & Babels - multilingual video curation
  2. Structured Journalism
  3. and more - see the list of BBC News Labs Projects

Take-home points for BBC News Labs

  • There was a lot of interest in using The Juicer as a journalism research tool.
  • Structured Journalism is a very hot topic.
  • NewsRig created a lot of excitement
  • There was going to be a lot on during the festival - many sessions to join

Some moments from the MozFest 2015 Science Fair

The Mozfest Blimp

Get in touch

Tweet us at @BBC_News_Labs if you want to find out more.