Mozilla Festival − October 24 – 26, 2014 − London, UK | Ravensbourne
This is the notes for the submission of http://2014.mozillafestival.org/propose/
Look Ma, No Hands! : Automate your browsing
One per line, (e.g. John Doe @j.doe firstname.lastname@example.org)
We will first have to install Casperjs onthe participants machines and then explain a bit the syntax of it. Then gradually, we will explore cases, like navigating a website, clicking buttons, copying text from a webpage to a file, saving an image to the hard drive, taking automatic screenshots,… so that half way through the workshop people will have enough understanding of the possibilities and to start imagining their own scenarios. They will then be working in small groups to achieve the realization of one of these ideas.
(Tell us what you'll do with 5 participants? 15? 50?) If the group gets big, participants will be encouraged to form small teams of max 3 people using the same kind of operating system, but with different knowledge level so they can help each other during the installation process and when learning the basic functions. After that, loose groups can be formed to do more complex projects. The workshop will encourage knowledge sharing among the participants.
People will be more playful with the web interfaces they encounter. When they will see repetitive tasks, they might be encouraged to create scripts to fill them. We will see more social media bots on the web.
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