Mozilla Project Things Workshop

A3 | Thu 24 Jan | 3:50 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Presented by

  • kathy giori

    Kathy Giori is a Senior Product Manager at Mozilla, leading "Project Things", an open source Web of Things implementation which embodies Mozilla's values around privacy, security, and interoperability. In previous roles at, Qualcomm Atheros, and other startups, she has been promoting the benefits of open hardware and software, and finds that bridging open communities with industry drives faster innovation. She received her bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, and her master’s in EE from Stanford.


Come learn about Mozilla’s Project Things initiative. It is an open source implementation aimed at promoting a decentralized, and W3C-standardized, Web of Things framework for managing IoT device data. Mozilla’s implementation puts people first, protecting user privacy and security, while promoting industry interoperability. Objectives: Attendees will learn how to set up a private IoT gateway, and how to to program MCU hardware by following an online tutorial, that takes advantage of open source “webthing” libraries. Prerequisites: No prior developer skills are necessary. Bring a laptop (any OS). Attendees will be provided with a developer board that they can program during the workshop, and continue to use later by following an online tutorial. Prototyping hardware is generally low cost, and readily available. Linux Australia: YouTube: