Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Introduction to Mozilla @KGCE

Hello Fellas,

This is my intense pleasure to share my experience with you all for the very first event on Open Source in Karjat at Konkan Gyanpeeth College of Engineering(KGCE).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 a huge strength of attendees for the event along with the college professors.

Date:  9th August,2014
Venue: Konkan Gyanpeeth College of Engineering(KGCE)
Speakers: Sara Khan, Faisal Aziz, Akshat Kedia, Manish
The event started with a warm welcome and introduction to all speakers.

After that the dais was taken by our speaker Mr. Akshat Kedia and Mr. Manish, where they made the attendees familiar with the actual "story about mozilla firefox". They proceeded the 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.

We were also distributing the swags in between to keep the interest of the attendees.

Next the dais was taken by Mr. Faisal Aziz. He carry forward the session with "Localization".
He made the fellas familair with different ways of getting into L10n.
The attendees were very enthusiastic in learning. It was also an awesome session were the attendees leran alot.
He also explained about the mozilla privacy setting and light beam technique.

Later comes the chance to my favorite topic..yes.."WoMoz". This session was taken by me(Sara Khan). I 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.

Later we all in colloboration 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..!!

Photos Link: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0Bw8g5jo3g-HdX2RnRzd5NWkxTW8&usp=sharing

Monday, June 16, 2014

Indic FirefoxOS L10n Sprint 2014

Hello Folks,

I am very thrilled to share my experience of attending the "Indic Firefox OS L10n Sprint", which was held on  7th - 8th June,2014 at "Red Hat Software Services Pvt. Ltd".

The team of 13 different languages - Assamese, Bengali-India, Gujarati, Kannada, Hindi, Maithili, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu were gathered together with their teams, to complete the translation and test their language feasibility on Firefox OS reference devices.

This was a wonderful experience where three mozillian staff also join Arky, Delphine Lebedel, Peiying Mo to provide the guidance and support to different teams. Also, this event would not have reach its remark-ability without Rajesh and Ani support.

The first day of event started after the registration of all participants.
All the participants gave a brief intro about themselves.  
It was followed by Arky and Delphine with an "Introduction to Firefox OS Road Plan".
Later, Rajesh demonstrated some idea "about glossary,Terminology, Style Guide of Fuel' which was crucial for good language translation.

After post-lunch, there were two parallel session running- one was Localization Sprint and another one for QA testing. Some of the languages done with 100% translation and they started with QA testing round.

Next day also, team was in great enthusiasm to complete their translation and some were busy in QA testing. Also, Delphine gave the Flame devices to 13 different team leads for QA testing.
Later, we had a  Round Table Discussion for "Firefox OS L10n Challenges and Opportunities".
Also, at the end feedback from the participants were collected.
                                                          "Urdu L10n Team"
Some of the languages like Assamese, Bengali, Hindi, Maithili, Punjabi, Tamil teams completed with 100% translations and rest of the languages are near of completion.
I wish we will complete our goal asap and  our collaborative efforts will put an example for global community that how we can achieve the goals with learning and sharing with each other by bringing together an awesome L10n Family.
                                                                    "L10n Team"

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Mozilla Mumbai Community Meetup

Hello Fellas,

We had the first Mozilla Mumbai Community Meetup on 30th March,2014 at CCD Powai.
The passionate mozillians had gathered to share their ideas and brainstorm to build some future action plans to grow the community.

The meetup start at 12:00 noon and during the meetup we discussed about the core areas where the community needs to focus-

1. Different Issues -

- We need to conduct some lucrative events targeting different regions of Mumbai.
- Spread the word about mozilla community by creating different FSA group.
- Online Meetup needs to keep to have the updates about community.
- Physical meetup need to kept after one months.
- Learn from GDG and can take help from them and share the thoughts.
- Feedback loop and getting back to interested one is important.
- Swag at times for the mozillians can create problem,so for the same have an explicit request before time.
- As Mozilla is changing vendors for swags and big swags can have issues with customs.

2. How to Grow the Community?

- Create a form for FSA  and invite them for the events. In the form include the points like interested in which projects( Firefox OS, Localization, Webmaker, SuMo, FSA, WoMoz etc). When we will receive the feedback from the

interested one, we can redirect them to concerned irc channel links. From there, they can get a brief idea about the project and also a start up for it.
- Involve the developers and see their progress in leaderboards - Doc Sprint, Bug Fixing.
- Special interest group should redirect to correct concerned person.
- Currently, focus is on Firefox OS..so can keep Apps Day,MozBooth ,Localization Sprint of events.

3. What are the Future plans ?

- We have targeted some colleges as Atharva College of Engineering, K.J.Somaya, Father Agnel … to keep the future events.
- To "distribute the netowrk around the city" - keep introduction about Mozilla in the respective colleges.
- While organizing any event, pre-check the location, WiFi access and so on.
- Monthly meetup should be conducted either physical or online.
- Creating an etherpad for contacts for colleges - their number and email.
- Forward the link for the Final year projects - Mozilla Student Projects. - Yoric
- While organizing an event, give an introduction for FSA and create the respective group.
- Target to have Bug Sqashing, MozBootCamp, Apps Day week in IITB in next semester.
- Also discuss about the MozBird_MakerParty event which needs to organize in next month.
- Plan to keep some Hive Pop-up event in future.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

MozMaker Mumbai

Hello Folks,

This is my immense pleasure to share my experience of another Mozilla's MozMaker_Mumbai event.It was schedule on 25th January,2014 in 'Xavier Institute of Engineering College',Mumbai. The event were plan in a very short span of time and were followed and finished with good flying colors.

The event flow was awesome as their were mostly first year engineering students who want to learn creation of webpages.They were not much familiar with the web languages.And this was really wonderful, teaching them through webmaker tool i.e. thimble.

The event started around 10:00 am by letting the students know about history of Mozilla and what exactly Mozilla is? followed by Mozilla global community and its different projects.I let the attendees to know the different platforms were they can contribute based on their interest and passion.
I gave a small introduction on localization, Firefox OS,SuMo,apps creation,FSA programme and many more.As i finished with the brief history of Mozilla, i started with my favourite topic of teaching them about webmaker tools.

I let the attendees know about web literacy and the power of open web through webmaker project.
I taught them about all the three webmaker tools(X-ray goggles,thimble and pop-corn maker).
Firstly, i started with X-ray goggles and explain how they can customize and remix any webpage.How they can create any funny remixes and publish it on web.

Further,i gone through the thimble tool and let them know who them can remix and create any webpage.As the students was mostly from first year,and unfamiliar with html and css,so i started with very basic of it in creation of webpage.I loved them teaching as they were also very enthusiastic and eager to learn. The interest of the students gives me more pleasure in teaching them through innovative way.I also shown them the demo,how they can remix any webpage.

After we create the web-page ..i came upon on 'pop-corn maker' tool.The student were very interested in learning the creation of video.I explain how they can create and remix any video,audio or images into cool mash-ups and can embed into other websites.

Really..it was very enchanting in teaching them as there were collaborative learning going on.
As,i finished with webmaker project..there comes the chance of another session ...yes fellas..'WoMOz Project'

At the end,i started with 'WoMoz Session'..The girls were very eager and curious to know about Women's in Mozilla.I gave them the example of 'Mitchell Baker' and very famous personalities from India also.They were curious to know more and it went on fly letting them familiar about WoMOz project.I explain about the different channels of communication,where they can get contacted and know much more in brief.

Later i also told them about http://www.whatcanidoformozilla.org/ website,where they can learn and explore much.i also let them know about different tutorials available on developer.org site.

As the session was just about  to end,when a mozillian from Mumbai reach 'Mr. Akshat'..He than took over a small demo and shown some mozilla's video.

Overall it was a great experience of conducting the very first Mozilla event in this college. I also have words with them, and they are also interested in keeping some further session on apps creation and hackathon.

Love you Mozilla..!!!