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Mozilla Awareness day at Oriental College of Technology

This blog post is about the event conducted at Oriental College of Technology, Bhopal, on 3rd October 2015. On 2nd October’s night i couldn’t sleep for the whole night as there was an event on the next day and i was the person who was responsible to take care of everything, i took the banners, ID cards of the club members and all the necessary things and reached the college around 8.45, i met all the club members and ask them to prepare the labs by  installing and testing simulator in firefox (which is needed for app testing) on each computer. I then went to receive the Speaker cum RePs (Mr Rahul Talreja and Mr Vaibhav Bajaj) with Vidit Sharma and Satyadeep on behalf of the Oriental family, at the same time my team was arranging everything needed to be done so as to proceed with the event.

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The team included:

  • Aditya Shah (club lead)
  • Surbhi Girdhani (womoz)
  • Kalpit Muley (SuMo Contributor)
  • Raj Nilayam (Localization)
  • Karan Tamrakar
  • Aman Singh Rajpoot
  • Ankita Dongre (Anchor for the event)

The event was started at sharp 11 O’clock by welcoming Mozilla reps Rahul Talreja and Vaibhav Bajaj by a bouquet and lightning of the lamp, also there was a saraswati vandana to make the event more successful.

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The mic was then handed over to Rahul sir who introduced himself and the whole Mozilla team and appreciated the club for its work. The session started with the introduction of the Mozilla then continued with its products to the other open source projects.

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They were told about the contribution areas like:

  • Webmaker
  • Localization
  • Geo Stumbling
  • SuMo
  • Marketplace
  • Bugzilla, etc

Since i need to make all the arrangements i moved out of the hall, and checked the whole arrangements. When i returned back it was almost the end of the session, I asked the Mozilla team to come to take the lunch. When we came out of the hall there was a fabulous Rangoli of the Firefox logo made by Aayushi Saxena and Mitali Kawale, we had a group photograph with all the attendees.

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Then we proceed to the canteen for the lunch with the Mozilla team and the club members and had a great lunch discussing the future plans of the club.

After the lunch students were asked to gather in the labs, we then went to the labs and distributed ourselves as we had got three labs. The main agenda in the labs was App Development for Firefox OS, we started with Webmaker, and made the students learn about Thimble, X-ray goggles, etc, and made the register themselves on webmaker.org.

The next thing was app development for FxOS, in the 3 labs I, Vaibhav sir, Rahul sir, Vidit, and Satyadeep and all the club members got distributed in the labs to see everything goes well. I, Vaibhav sir and Rahul sir started with the session of App Development in all the three labs respectively, by the help of HTML, CSS and Javascript. Due to shortage of time, we did not provide the students with the time to make their apps, we asked them to try it at home, and if they get any issue with that they may contact us.

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Then we told them about the etherpad (real-time notepad) concept. The students anonymous interest when we told the advantages of etherpad.

finally we recruited Firefox Student  Ambassadors by making them signup on fsa.mozilla.org, about 100+ students signup for being the member of firefox student Ambassador. The time was up, we wind up with all the stuff and then i took the RePs to meet the director and then she came out with us and we had a group photograph.

  • Reps portal link: https://reps.mozilla.org/e/mozilla-awareness-day-at-firefox-club-oct
  • google drive link for pics: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B9PKhbiaSRjHRjktUjdTdlpVTGs&usp=sharing

 

Firefox for Windows 10 campaign

On 20th, september at Grills n More, indrapuri, bhopal we had a great meetup mainly focused on basically 3 agendas mentioned below. Started from 2.30 till 7:00, we had a great time and got to know much more about mozilla.
The agendas were:
1.) Contributions Of Mozillians in various sectors.
2.) Windows 10 Campaign
3.)Recognition
On the previous day of the event that is on 19th of september i had got a call from my mentor cum Mozilla Reps Mr.  Rahul Talreja to arrange a venue for the meetup for windows 10 campaign, i immidiately looked for it and finalized Grill’s n More according to the needs of the campaign.
The next day around 2.30 we started with the meetup by the session of Mr.  Rahul Talreja about the heirarchy of the Mozilla foundation about the FSA, mozillian, reps, etc.

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At the same time the campaign by Mozilla Reps Mr Shafique was also running in indore so we connected with them on Google Hangout and made the meetup more interesting.
I with Rahul Talreja and Vaibhav Bajaj sir demonstrated one by one to make the firefox as their default browser and asked them to convey this to their friends too by telling the advantages of firefox browser over other browsers.

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Vaibhav sir n Rahul sir also demonstrated Localisation (L10) which was a non tech but an amazing contribution area and most of us signed up for that new contribution area and started contributing in that.

Then at the end we concluded with giving the recognitions to the top contributors of the region, Satyadeep was awarded with the Moz TEE for being on the top in Army of Awesome for more than a month, and then the womoz  was appreciated to form a team of womoz in the region and their contribution to the community.
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Hope you enjoyed reading the post. Thank you.

First Meetup FxClub Oriental

Hey all,
This blog post is about our Meetup, held at Oriental College of Technology, Bhopal, India. Me along with my club member Surbhi Girdhani, organised this Meetup in a better way. As per the theme we targeted the Students that were not aware of Mozilla and its mission and and the contribution areas in it and we finally did our best to deliver our knowledge about Mozilla to the attendees. we had students of 2nd and 3rd year CS/IT engineering.  Meetup started at 10:00 AM where me (Aditya Shah) started with introduction to Mozilla Community followed by the WoMoz by Surbhi Girdhani.

We worked hard to get the permission from the HOD Rupali Mam (IT department, OCT) then from the Director Dr. Kavita Burse (Oriental College of Technology, Bhopal). Then we made arrangements like WiFi and other services like projector and all. Since we didn’t had the swags so i asked the local Rep ( Mr. Vaibhav Bajaj) and he provided me with the swags for my event. Also Mr. Rahul Talreja and Mr. Vaibhav Bajaj helped a lot to clear out several things to be told into the meetup and given several links to help us.

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Meetup started at sharp 10′ in the morning with the introduction about Mozilla followed by the contribution in different parts like

  • FxOs
  • Webmaker
  • Localization
  • Army of Awesome
  • Mozilla Stumbler
  • Bugzilla

Then i demonstrated each of them on my device to get them started with the contribution in these projects. I also made them know about the benefits of getting involved with Mozilla in its mission by making them know about the FSA program and making them registered as the members of Firefox Student Ambassadors. Also i let them know about the Firefox Club which is there in the college so that they may also join it and help contributing more efficiently.

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After the main session we had a question answer session where I cleared every doubts of the attendees and distributed the swags between them. 🙂

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Atlast i would like to thank and congratulate my Club Members to handle this event in a better way and hope to organize such events and some more bigger events again and again to promote awareness about Mozilla and other open source Projects. Also we are planning to have a session on HTML App development to build and contribute in making FxOs apps. 🙂

Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/858043157635831