Aditya Shah

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Hour of code Bhopal

Hello guys,

This blog post is about the Hour of Code conducted in Bhopal during December 7th to 13th, 2015. We organised the session jointly. A group of passionate volunteers (Mozillians and Microsoft Student Partners) of our community. It was all started after my friend’s Robin Koshy’s telephonic conversation with me (Aditya Shah). Where we discussed about organizing the Hour Of Code-2015. Then we moved a step further deciding a place to choose for the session to be conducted . Thereafter I went to few schools in the town to discuss about the same.

I went to some government as well private schools but the response I was getting was not good due to exams, preparation leave and winter vacation  in schools the event was not permitted even after the authority and Principal’s were interested for the session. But somehow Robin managed convince them and at last getting two schools Vikram school, Piplani, Bhopal for the Hour of Code 2015 to be conducted.

Aditya Shah
Vidit Sharma
Raj Nilayam
Mukesh Pathak
Robin Koshy

Unfortunately at the last moment there was an electric cut so we need to change our plan we had got 3 different classes with the students and green board so we (Aditya shah, Vidit Sharma, Raj Nilayam) devided. As we could not take the students to the labs and let them know about minecraft hour of code (code.org/mc) but we were on a mission to give them computer science education so we delivered the best possible knowledge about computer science and technology also i made them aware about the need of coding and made some basic programs of c++ and java. The session got interactive with the doubts of the students over there.

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At last i declared the time as a doubt session where they asked me about websites like how to develop and host websites, about cyber security (i told them about how they can make their online identity more secure), one i remember he asked me how can i hack a facebook account i replied him if you can hack/access a single account how long will it take to takeover whole Facebook (with practical explanation).

Finally i would like to say it was great to be there with the school kids. I felt so awesome that i could give an amount of my knowledge to the future of India.  Also i would like to thank my friend Robin Koshy who took permission to organise Hour of code. Also i would like to thank my entire team to support me and to make the event a success.
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Selection in MSP programme

Hello guys,

This post is to thanks all those who helped me in the process of getting selected as a Microsoft Student Partner.
It was 2nd of September my friend karan told me that the forms for MSP for this session are out and we are getting 5% extra weightage if we submit the forms by 5th of september, we went to the CS lab in the college and just checked the tasks needed to be done to apply for this programme. On checking we found that following were the main tasks needed to be done.
* I need to take the session on Microsoft Azure
* I need to work on the community work that is, i need to make 5-10 friends register for Microsoft Azure.
* A video of less than 1 minute in which i need to explain that why Microsoft should select me fit for MSP programme.
* A recommendation letter from the college.
* Complete a MVA course

First of all we (me and Karan) signed up for Dreamspark, unfortunately our account was activated after 5th of September i guess it was 7th September when i got the mail that my dreamspark, I was then confused that many people have already submitted the form and they’ll get weightage so i was about to drop the idea to apply for this Programme. I suddenly got a call from my friend Rahul Talreja (ex-MSP) and he asked me that did i submit the MSP form? I told the whole situation he said do fill up the form and he said to have faith i’ll be selected. I then again made my mind and asked the HOD Cse department to take a session next day. The HOD of Cse department said yes you may take a session, since there was problem with the projector on that day, i took my laptop and took the session in the classroom itself.

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The next thing was supposed to do was to make them sign up on Microsoft Azure through DreamSpark. I guided them about how they can sign up and avail their student offer and make use of free tools given by Microsoft as a student offer.

Now, i wanted to make the video, i was thinking to make some good or innovative. I called Rahul Talreja and he gave me a tool to make a presentation video, i then made a script to speak and made that video. On that day with the help of my friend Aman Singh Rajpoot i completed my task to make the whole video.

Between these days i also took a recommendation letter and took screenshots of my friends accounts and uploaded them on the Microsoft cloud i.e, on One Drive also i completed MVA course.

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On the last date of the submmition of the application i.e., on 27th of September i took the form and filled it with care :p and submitted finally.

On the evening of 30th November i got a message on Facebook, i just checked and it was a message from Kushagra Raj (my super senior in my college) congratulating me to be selected as a MSP, i thanked him and checked the list and found out 4 students from my college were selected in which one was my friend cum classmate Aman Singh Rajpoot and one was Prateek Shukla (My Junior branch mate)  and the 4th one was my branch senior Deeksha Neekhra, i took previlage and wish them all.

At last, I would like to thank my friend Karan who let me know about the form and helped me in the initial stages to put me up in this programme. Secondly i would like to thank ‘The Great’ Mr. Rahul Talreja for his immense support and time. I would also like to thank Satyadeep Bharadwaj, Aman Singh Rajpoot, Mrinal Jain, Kartik Kaushal, Prateek Shukla and all others who helped me in one or the other way to do these tasks.

Thanks for reading the post. 🙂

Software testing and quality management Task Force

Hello guys,

I would like to share my experience of joining my First Task Force i.e., Software testing and quality management Task Force. I was looking to do something new and interesting. On a day i came to know about this task force i thought its for me. 😀

I just went through the Wiki page and gathered the information about the work, eligibility, joining n members in it. The joining was simple, i just took privilege to write to the owner of the task force (Chandrakant Dhutadmal) and wrote my experiences and works in it on 8th October 2015. As he found me eligible and worthy he added my name to the contributors list on the wiki page and mailed me the confirmation on the same day.

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At the end i’d like to thank Chandrakant sir to find me fit in his opinion and giving me opportunity to be associated with Software testing and quality Task Force.

FxCamp Oriental

Hello guys, this post is about the Pilot Campaign organised in Oriental College of Technology on 17/10/2015 to enhance Firefox in Hindi downloads.

The campaign was scheduled to be done on 16th of October but due to some technical problems we had to delay, so we managed to change the date and got the date as 17th October.

Due to dushera holidays at that time the strength was too low but we managed to cover as many as people from Computer Science department and we all managed to download and install Firefox in Hindi in all the Computers of the lab.

There were about 20 attendees and we managed to download and install Firefox in Hindi and also we made firefox as default browser in the whole lab.

Since the attendees were new to Mozilla, i took a small session on Mozilla and its mission and also about its projects and contribution areas in Mozilla’s Projects. We (me and Kalpit) also demonstrated ”Army of Awesome” and localisation (l10n). Also we recruited 20 firefox Student ambassador.

We were about to do the campaign again but again due to some circumstances we didn’t got the permission from the college management. Although the campaign is over but I’ll embed this in my next event for sure.

Sorry Umesh sir i couldn’t wear the T-shirt in the Campaign as swags didn’t reach on time. ?

RePs Portal Link: https://reps.mozilla.org/e/fxcamp-oriental/
Link to pics: https://drive.google.com/folder/d/0B9SEmeReQGUBa1JaVzh6bVhzTFU/edit

 

App Day SATI 26-sept-15

On Saturday, 26-sept 2015, woke up at 6 and left for vidisha to create awesomeness at sharp 7 with Rahul Talreja (RePs), Vidit, Kushagra Varade, Rashmi and  Alisha stumblick the whole way. It was really privileged for me to be there, i just loved it.

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The agenda for the day was:
*Introduction to Mozilla by Rahul Talreja
*Firefox Student ambassador Programme by me(Aditya Shah)
*Localisation by Vidit
*Womoz by Alisha &  Rashmi
*App Development by Kushagra Varade
*A sumo talk by Satyadeep
*Firefox hindi browser download
*Geolocation (Moz Stumbler)

We reached the college around 9 AM and made the necessary arrangements with the Shubham’s team over there, we had a great breakfast at their canteen.  It was really amazing. 
We came back from the canteen and were welcomed with a Tilak Ceremony.
There were two labs with 2 projectors connected to the same pc, that is we had screen sharing in both the PCs. So we started with the introduction of the team by Rahul Talreja sir in both the labs separately.
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started with the Introduction of Mozilla followed by the Mozilla products and contributions in it and we distributed swags for the answers given by the students over there.

I(Aditya Shah) took the session on FSA programme, explained what we need to do in this, what are the different levels and what is the structure of the programme, we also told the different advantages they are getting by joining this programme and made them register into it.

The third session was taken by Vidit on Localisation (L10 & locamotion) with the demo so as to teach students in a better way.

The next session was about the Womoz which was taken by Rashmi and Alisha about the special position given to the women in Mozilla.

We had a nice lunch at around 1:30. 😀
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In the second half we had the session on our main agenda that is App Development for FxOS by Kushagra Varade. A lovely presentation given by him from the history to the current scenario. Then he demonstrated how to install stimulator and related things important for the app development. Then there was a question answer session like finding out the bugs in the app and removing them, the people interacting were given swags.

The sumo Master Satyadeep took a session on SuMo and told the students about his experience about his contribution in Support.

We also had a talk about Firefox browser in Hindi and made the students download firefox in Hindi.

Last but not the least we had a talk about the Geo Stumbler and demonstrated the app to the students with the details of campaign currently running.

After this the Head of Computer Science Department expressed his thanks on behalf of entire institution to the entire team and Mozilla for the awesome event. After this we had a group photo and we winded up with the event !!

The event managed by Shubham was extremely appreciable. I thank him to give me this pleasure also i would like to thank my mentor, Mr. Rahul Talreja (ReMo)  who took me to the great event.

Flickr Link :
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Reps Portal Link:
https://reps.mozilla.org/e/app-days-in-a-box-cum-maker-party-at-sati-vidisha-mp/