Tuesday, July 9, 2013

MozConnect 13

Hello Fellas,

This is my intense pleasure to share my experience with you all for the very first event on Open Source in Indore at Malwa Institute of Science & Technology(MIST). This was a very successful event where we found the students enthusiasm about the FOSS world. They were also passionate and eager to meet, make and learn.

There was around 100-120 attendees for the event. 

Date:  6th July,2013
Venue: Malwa Institute of Science & Technology(MIST)
Speakers: Faisal Aziz, Ashish Namdev, Sara Khan,  Komal Gandhi
Host By: Shafique Patni, Shadab Khan
Active Supporters: Vaibhav Bajaj, Dharmendra Singh, Nilesh Gupte, Suhail Khan & Akshay Kumar Jadhav.
The event started with a warm welcome and introduction to all speakers. After that the dais was taken by our first speaker Mr. Faisal Aziz, where he made the attendees familiar with the actual "story about mozilla firefox". He proceeded with session with the different "mozilla products" and its "goals and mission".It was really an interactive session where the attendees were eager and passionate by raising there queries.

Next the dais was taken by Mr. Ashish Namdev. He carry forward the session with "Testing". The attendees were very enthusiastic in learning. It was also an awesome session were the attendees leran alot.

Later comes the chance to my favorite topic..yes.."WoMoz". This session was taken by me(Sara Khan) and my sweet friend(Komal Gandhi). We make the attendees specially to our WoMoz seating around by letting them know there particiaption into WoMoz. We got a great response from the WoMoz seating around.

After that Ms. Komal Gandhi carried with the session on "Firefox Flicks". She explained how the attendees can create videos that tell the story of how having access to the Web through a mobile device.It was really an awesome session and we got a great and fantastic response.

Later comes the turn of hands-on session.
I(Sara Khan) and Ms. Komal Gandi take over the webmaker session. We make the attendees familiar with the different web-making tools like X-ray goggles,thimble and pop-corn. It was really a fun and enjoyment session were the attendees created videos using pop-corn. It was an awesome letting them know the digital literacy and power of web.

Next the session on l10n was carried forward by Mr. Faisal Aziz and Me(Sara Khan). Here we make the fellas how they can work and contribute on different localized projects using pootle. Also we made them familiar about the Nemo Project.

Later Mr. Faisal Aziz and Mr. Ashish Namdev explained the attendees how they can get involved using "Firefox Student Ambassador Programme".

Last but not the least we all explain about the "Firefox OS" features to the attendees. It was fun and enthusiastic demonstrating to them.

At the end we have distributed swags among the attendees.It was totally a fun..!!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

MozBird 2013

Hello Fellas,

This is my intense pleasure to introduce you with my first event “MozBird 2013as an organizer which is organized in Bhiwandi at "G.M.Momin Women's College" to empower women and her presence in FOSS world!

 After attending different events organized in Pune, it is my pleasure to introduce such an event at my hometown and what could be better place than introducing it in a college from where I graduated. This event is purposely organized in a women's college in order to get more and more invitees for the WoMoz community. Bhiwandi is a place, where you may find many tech-savy peoples who when introduced to the FOSS world, may create wonders.
The event was divided in two slots. The morning slot  contains introductory topics to make the attendees familiar about the history of Mozilla, its goals and mission and different projects where they can contribute and become a part of this global community. I included all the  topics but my main focus was on Webmaker and WoMoz. I tried to make attendees familiar with different webmaker projects and tools. So in the first slot , i taught the participants about the different tools like x-ray goggles, thimble and pop-corn. I taught them how they can use the power of web. The attendees was totally new to the FOSS world and it was really surprising, to see alot of women are intrested for joining Mozilla Community.
So in the afternoon slot, I had conducted the hands-on session for the attendees  on Webmaker where, attendees created different projects using thimble. For me it was like an achievement . Later i came to my favourite topic “WoMoz”, i explained the attendees about the Womoz participation and how they can get involved into it. I explained them about “Firefox Student Ambassador Programme” and how they can show their contribution. This really gives me a pleasure of seeing women’s enthusiasm in FOSS world.
This was really a fruitful and enchanting event where women’s participation could be enhanced in Mozilla and FOSS world. At the end, all the attendees had rewarded with the swag and they all want to have such kind of Mozilla Events in future too. 
You can find the event realted links and description in the following Url: