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Make real books on the open web at MozFest

MozFest is where passionate technologists, educators and creators meet to create innovative solutions for the web I Photo by flickr user Mozilla in Europe (CC BY-SA 2.0)
MozFest is where passionate technologists, educators and creators meet to create innovative solutions for the web I Photo by flickr user Mozilla in Europe (CC BY-SA 2.0)

The Mozilla organisation, creator and custodian of the Firefox browser and Firefox OS, will embark on its annual tech festival, MozFest, in London this weekend. Based at the high-tech Ravensbourne campus in North Greenwich, this weekend event of hacking and creating grew to an impressive 1,700 participants last year and is highly recommended for anyone curious about open source and media. Featuring a dedicated track for journalism and much more, MozFest offers workshops for all levels of technical ability. Tickets are the bargain of the year at for adults including lunches and refreshments, which is pocket change by tech conference standards. Tickets for people under 18 years are just making MozFest and its opportunities to develop skills incredibly accessible to Britain's youth.

At this year’s festival, we will be presenting the recently released Booktype 2.0 at two sessions. The first one will be at the Science Fair on Friday 6th November, and the other will be on Sunday afternoon where we will be providing a hands-on workshop in the 'Global Connected Village'. We'll be showing just how quick and easy it is for publishing teams to collaborate on book production using web-based tools and to export to multiple formats simultaneously on demand.

New to this Booktype 2.0 version are themes, which enable a consistent approach to design across print PDF, screen PDF, EPUB and MOBI outputs. With new interface localisations under way including Catalan, Portuguese, Greek and Turkish, and support for writing in all UTF-8 character sets, Booktype can claim to be a global tool for a global web. Booktype themes further enable localisation by allowing the use of specialised fonts for complex scripts. Fortunately, the open source community has made great progress towards supporting all written languages with elegant, high-quality fonts, filling the gaps in glyphs left by the proprietary font foundries.

Sound interesting? Come learn more about Booktype, meet a few Sourcefabric representatives and most of all, have fun! Get your MozFest tickets at https://2015.mozillafestival.org/tickets and we'll see you there.

Interested in trying Booktype? Try our Booktype demo or contact us at contact@booktype.pro to learn how Booktype can help your publishing business. To receive Booktype product information before anyone else, special offers, insider tips and much more, sign up for our mailing list.

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