Mozilla’s Gigabit Community Fund invites educators, developers, designers and community leaders to the launch event of the Chattanooga Gigabit Community Fund.
Local gigabit developments and opportunities will be the highlight on Feb. 6 when the Chattanooga Public Library hosts the kick-off event. Attendees will participate in discussions, speeches and breakout sessions to support new and growing local developments.
The afternoon will open with Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke and Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger, followed by perspective shared by The National Science Foundation, the Department of Education and US Ignite. New developments within Chattanooga will be spotlighted by EPB and the Chattanooga Public Library.
The event features include demos of the 22 prototypes built for the Mozilla Ignite Challenge and discussion on improvement of education, workforce development, and digital storytelling. Grant application guidelines will also be covered. Mozilla’s Hive NYC Learning Network and Code for America will give insight into digital learning and goals. As further learning experience and workforce development are the key goals, this event will further create involvement and awareness for future projects and innovators.
The launch will shed light on funding and local support of development, experimentation and opportunities for future endeavors. Selected projects will receive up to $30,000 along with ongoing support from Mozilla. The event will take place on the 4th floor of the Chattanooga Public Library and will begin at 11 a.m.
— Leith Tigges