Web Literacy event by MozNirma Club

After a great grand inauguration of MozNirma, it was time for them to flagship a Web Literacy event. A week after inauguration Jayneel, the club lead of MozNirma had called me up and said that they are planning for Web Literacy event in the first week of March 2017.

So now it was my turn to guide them on how they can kick start the Web Literacy campaign. Since I was aware about how to start on this event I gave them an example of KidZilla event which we have conducted during our college days, so that they will get an basic idea on how to plan, which age group they are going to target and what are the topics they are gone teach them etc… After giving an incite about KidZilla event he had now got an idea on how to start and were to start.

So he called up a meeting with his core team to decide the curriculum for the event after having a detailed discussion  and planning on this he and his team start share this idea within their college students and I was surprised when Jayneel told me that he has got ~65 volunteers who are interested to contribute and share their knowledge.

They went to different places like orphanages, Old age homes etc, were they taught about the importance of Internet in today’s world, pseudo Internet Services, Web etc..

It was great to see these many volunteers coming together and sharing the knowledge what else can be better to see this things happening but unfortunately, since I was helping them out remotely from Chennai you can understand what I felt after seeing the pics of the event but yea I was so proud of Jayneel and his team for organizing such event in Ahmedabad would love to see many more event from Jayneel and his team.

Jayneel and Team great job looking forward for more and more Web Literacy events from you guys……………………….. (y)

Below are the few pics from the event.

 

Places visited by volunteers:

  1. Hiramani Old Age Home.
  2. KanyaGruh.
  3. Manav Charitra Charitable Trust.
  4. JeevanSandhya Old Age Home.
  5. Senior Citizen Association of Ahmedabad.

 

Below are the blog links from club lead and womoz lead from Nirma:

Jayneel: https://jayneelatmozilla.wordpress.com/2017/03/18/web-literacy-program/

Shriya: https://shriyaformozilla.wordpress.com/2017/03/22/web-literacy-program/

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Inauguration of Mozilla Nirma Chapter

Its been long time that I haven’t posted anything so here I come up with my new blog post and it gives you an inside on how the Mozilla Nirma chapter started.

I don’t know how all it started but if I am right then it was around mid November 2k16 on one fine day when I was getting ready for my office all of sudden someone
pinged me on telegram say he has been passive member of Firefox group and he haven’t had any opportunity to participate or be an element in the chunk and asking
me to help him out to getting into the lime light and be an active member and interact with all techwizard people.

After seeing his message I immediately replied back saying “yea sure definitely I would love to help you out” and before proceeding further I want him to introduce himself since many random pings kept on coming at that particular point since the previous month(October 2k16) only I had conducted the Maker Party in Gujarat so there were many ping which kept on coming so that it was a time to get him know what he is up to these days and as well as I wanted to know till what extend he had an idea about the community which will help me out to short the thing and brief him about the community. After asking few question to him I didn’t know the time and all of sudden I got a call from my cab driver saying that he is waiting for me to board a cab so that he can drop me to office until then I pinged him and said that I am getting late for office and requested him to answer all the above question and I will ping you back once I reach office.

Until I reached office he have answered all the queries which I had asked him and he was waiting for my reply. when I was going throw his ping he introduced himself as “Jayneel Vora” a 2nd year student of Computer Engineering from Nirma University which is one of the famous deemed university in Ahmedabad and now he was looking to work in the open source arena in near future.

So now I got a clear idea on how to brief him about the Mozilla community and its moto, so I told him can we have the discussion on the same late in the evening since I was got struck with my office work so I asked him to ping me at around 7pm in the evening. He replied back saying sure I will ping you back at around 7pm and I started my work with the couple of meetings to be attended in the evening. Until I complete my office work at around 8pm I got ping from Jayneel saying if I am free or not. I told yes I am free let start a discussion on the same, the first question he asked me was “So how do I get involved with?” I told him there are lot of ways were you can start involving into this, since I had a clear idea about him and now it was my time to walk through him on how he can get started with and as I was answering his query I got call from my manager asking me to come at his desk since he wanted to discuss with me related to project,so I immediately ping him saying  I have to go now since my manager had called to discuss on project related stuff and I asked him if he is available for a hangout call at around 10pm and I know I kept him waited for the whole day to brief him about the Mozilla community and their contribution area but at that same time I was feeling very bad since I kept on waiting him for the whole day. So I request him to forgive me for keeping him waited for whole day and I told what ever it may be we will have call at around 10pm for sure. He immediately replied back saying that’s ok no worries I will be waiting for you.

As soon as I reached home I immediately pinged Jayneel asking him to come online on hangout since i didn’t wanted to waste anytime after keeping him wait for a long time and in sometime I got reply saying he is online and now it was time to jump to hangout to have quick call to brief him about Mozilla community and how he can start contributing. As soon as we started the call I quickly gave a description on how Mozilla community and its moto and immediately started briefing him about campus club program, club captain training and year plan submission in detail.Once I gave detailed briefing about the community I told him that I will be sending an mail with all the important link which he need to go throw and start his campus club training and after that we had a 5-10min casual chat and we ended the call. As soon as the call ended I drafted the mail to Jayneel with detailed information on how to register under campus club and how he can start club captain training.

After few days I just pinged Jayneel to take follow up about his club captain training he told me that it is almost done and now he needs to submit the year plan until he submit his year plan he started reaching out their college faculty to get permissions to inaugurate the Mozilla Club in the University. After couple of day once again Jayneel started reaching out to faculty to get an update about the Mozilla club in Nirma and its was great to see the same enthusiasm in faculty as well and they agreed to inaugurate the Mozilla club in the University as soon as possible so the other students will come to know about Mozilla moto and their mission. So until then Mehul in Gujarat was planning to have a Mozcafe to help new contributors, as soon as I got this info from Mehul I asked Jayneel to attend that particular Mozcafe which will help him to clarify all his doubts before he starts a Mozilla Nirma chapter and also I asked him to take his friends if anyone is interested to join the Mozcafe since we had Mehul one of the Rep who developed Mozilla Gujarat chapter so to short out all his queries and he asked if I am going to be there at the event I told him that no I will not be available since I was in Chennai and was working remotely for Mozilla Gujarat community . At that particular point Jayneel was like I don’t know anyone over there how would I go simply without knowing anyone over there. I told him not worry since the people who were attending that Mozcafe would love to meet you and help you out to solve all your queries and ever one over there are bindaas(Chill) guys, so don’t worry just go ahead and attend the Mozcafe I will inform Mehul about you so just chill.

So now it was time for Mozcafe I dont know the exact date when it was as you all know I am very bad at remembering the dates so excuse me for that!!! 😛 were all the new contributes reached venue including Jayneel were once again Mehul briefed them about Mozilla and contribution area in detail and he solved all the queries which new contributors had and Jayneel now had a clear idea on what to do next and how to proceed further.Once the Mozcafe completed I pinged Jayneel to take follow up about the meeting what all discussion had happen etc..After taking follow up with Jayneel I called Mehul and took the follow up about the Mozcafe and how it all went.

After that I asked Jayneel to start writing blogs on each event he conduct or attend so that he will have detailed documentation on each events and after couple of days he pinged me and informed me that he has completed the club captain training and have submitted his year plan. And now its was time to get in action, he started forming his core team in Nirma Universtiy were he had arranged a meeting with his core team to brief everyone about Mozilla Nirma chapter and get started with chapter.

To know more about the core team meeting visit the below blog post link https://jayneelatmozilla.wordpress.com/2017/03/18/mozilla-nirma-meet-up/.

The MozNirma team was waiting for directors approval to set up a inaugural function of Mozilla Nirma by the time they get approval I got in touch with Mehul asking him to go to inaugural function of Mozilla Nirma chapter he assured me that he will definitely go their and inaugurate Mozilla Nirma chapter.

After 3-4 days I got a call from Jayneel saying that inauguration date got fixed and it is on 13th February 2017. As soon I got the info from Jayneel I informed Mehul since he has to go for inaugural function of Mozilla Nirma chapter and he told me that he will be out of station on that particular day since he has his personal work scheduled at particular time and he told me he will send Moin Saikh one of the core contributor of Mozilla Gujarat community.

So immediately Mehul informed the same to Moin and he confirmed that he will go for the inauguration function and now the time has arrived its was 13th February 2017 when Mozilla Nirma chapter started to know more about the inauguration event please visit the below blog post link to know more about inauguration function.
https://jayneelatmozilla.wordpress.com/2017/03/18/mozilla-nirma-inauguration/

After the inauguration MozNirma club started contributing to the open source in different ways by conduction web literacy event, cyber security events etc.. and many more to come. Below are the links of blog post for the events which all have been conducted by MozNirma and team, Request you to go throw all the link.
https://jayneelatmozilla.wordpress.com/2017/03/18/cybersecurity-enthusiasts-group/
https://jayneelatmozilla.wordpress.com/2017/03/18/web-literacy-program/

I know everyone is bored after studying this long blog post but sorry cant help i don’t have any clicks to post as I worked remotely from Chennai to help Jayneel to form a club in his college but will make sure in the next blog post I definitely have clicks 😛

Let me check the social media platform if I can find any pics for you all first lets start with one of popular social media platform Facebook . And finally I found some pics in fb that’s why I love to be active on social media ❤ below are the few clicks which I found on Mozilla Gujarat page.

And how come its possible to end the event without having a group pic and some how I was able to find the group pic as well.

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Stay tuned for more updates  I will be back soon with a new blog post until then byeeeeeeee!!!  ❤

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Maker Party Gujarat

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Maker Party what’s that?

Maker Party is Mozilla’s annual global campaign to teach the web through hands-on learning and making. The Mozilla Gujarat community, along with educators, organizations and enthusiastic web users, will be teaching and learning the web in hundreds of classrooms and cafes, libraries and living rooms all around the world. It’s all part of our effort to teach the culture, mechanics and citizenship of the web. The event comprises of both talk session and hands on session. Throughout the course of events various discussions will take place that will help how we can make better internet.

So now i guess everyone have got the idea what’s Maker Party is.

It was around last week of August, I called Mehul for a casual talk which apparently lasted for more than an hour. During the call i told Mehul why don’t we plan a first ever Maker Party in Gujarat at that point of time we both have no idea how to proceed and all, so Mehul told let’s discuss on this through a online call and let’s see how the things will work out.

In the first week of September as discussed we had a online call around 8pm IST. Since we both have no idea how to start of and all first we both had clear discuss on this and started drafting Maker Party plan, so that it will help us to gather all the volunteers and tell them about Maker Party Gujarat and i know it was for the very first time in Gujarat and volunteers of Gujarat community were all in tension all of sudden since Me and Mehul had decided to have one in the month of October that means we hardly had a month to host the event in Gujarat. So all the volunteers were in shock saying is that possible to do one within a short time of span? After that question thrown by volunteers i taught for a while  and i said myself that everything is possible if we work together and i said yes because i was confident about that i told Mehul yes we can do nothing is impossible if we work together. So Me and Mehul started working together on daily basis and we fixed the approximate date as 21st October 2016 and 22nd October 2016 and Mehul started to search for the venue and Mehul told me that he has one friend who can help us in getting the venue and it was none other than Pravash Dey(Director of 1947 incubation center). He helped us to get the venue and its was none other than one of the core university of Gujarat ‘Gujarat Techonological University’.

After finalizing the venue Mehul started reaching out to the college staff and help them out to sort the things and make arrangements for the sessions. Back of that Me and Mehul were contacting speaker and getting confirmation from them for their session.

Since Mehul,Viral and Me taking care of speakers and getting confirmation from them, viral from our team was busy in designing the website for the maker party. As soon as the site was live we published the site and started online registration. Here is the link for the site MakerPartyGujarat

Once the site was up we started getting online registration. In between we got a call from college authorities to changes the dates for the Maker Party since they had some other events on that particular day and Mehul reached college and had discussion with them on this and during the meeting he finalized 18th & 19th October 2016 for the event. And after finalizing the dates we informed the same to core team and they were shocked don’t know what to tell since dates which we finalized previously were 21st & 22nd October 2016 that means 3more days earlier than scheduled dates. I told everyone not to get panic and just keep on working on their individual tasks, since i was confident enough that this can be done i kept on motivating everyone when ever we had a call or online meeting through hangout. Once dates were finalized our design team started creating posters

Once everything got finalized we started doing marketing about the event throw social media, spread of word and with the help of volunteers whom we sent them to college to tell them about the Maker Party and stick the those pamphlets in their respective college notice board so that student will get to know more about the event.

After all this planning and making arrangements for the event their comes the day when i was suppose to fly to Ahmedabad it was 14th October were i started packing my luggage you know how and when engineers pack their luggages 😛 and it was very first time that i was going to meet mehul before that i haven’t meet him in personally or in what ever it may be. I know you all will be shocked that without meeting for a single time how this strong bonding can be made. Basically Mehul and I meet each other in social media during my early stages when i started contributing to Mozilla. At that time of period i was searching for someone who could help me out in building the Gujarat community and some how i got in touch with Mehul in facebook i don’t remember exactly how we came in touch i am very bad at remembering :P. When I got in touch with Mehul at that particular point of time he was in Nashik and he started his contribution from there and started building Nashik community. Once that is done he left Nashik and was staying in Ahmedabad were he got his first job and started his professional life. How far it may be but we used to be in touch on frequent basis. Once he reached there we decided to build a community in Gujarat before that there was no such community over there and Mehul started building community and i used work remotely to build the community over there. If i keep on telling it goes on so let’s get back to our event.

It was 15th October 2016 and  my flight was scheduled at 4:30pm IST. As everyone know how the IT professional will be when the times comes to waking up in the morning so same as with me i woke up at around 11am in the morning and got ready by 1pm and booked a cab to leave for the airport, reached airport around 2pm and completed all check-ins everything and was waiting for the flight to arrive its was around 4pm they announced to board a flight and here i started my journey to Ahmedabad.

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As soon as I boarded the flight I was very much excited to meet Mehul for the first and that it was almost after 3year when we meet in facebook. As soon as I landed in the Ahmedabad airport i got a call from Mehul and I informed him that I just landed in the airport will come out in 15-20min and it was around 7pm IST. I came out of airport were Mehul and Sumit were waiting for me. And finally 3long year wait has come to an end.

And we started to go to hotel room were college authorities provide me a stay. On the way to hotel room Mehul told me that they have planned to go to play dandiya. I know everyone will be in a question mark what’s that ??. It is nothing but a traditional dance form of Gujarat which is performed during Dussera festival and this is celebrated for 9long days and it was that time when the event was scheduled. After reaching hotel room i got relaxed for sometime and freshen up my shelf and left to play dandiya.

The time we reached that venue it was almost around 9pm IST were many Mozillians were waiting for me to come to venue were I met Varun, Mansi and few others over there. Below is one of the click which I had with Mehul during that play.

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After this Mehul,Haard,Sumit, Varun and Me went to some small dhaba to have some delicious dinner over there and the time was around 1am IST. It was almost after 2year i was having pure Gujarati food. After having delicious dinner it was time to hit the bed as soon as we reached the room. Next day morning i.e 16th October 2016 we had scheduled to have a one final meeting with all the volunteers. Since we also had volunteer who are coming from other cities we had to planned one more meeting for those volunteers as well. During the meeting first I introduced myself and further I proceed with sharing the Maker Party schedule and told them about the event planning stuff so that it will help me to get some suggestion from them in case if had missed something.

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After the meeting over we went to hotel room and had some snacks and started roaming around the city and Sumit had some work related to banner design, we all had to come back the venue. As soon as we reached venue Me and Mehul started checking on the arrangements and all other stuffs in case if we had missed something until then Sumit was back to venue.

So again it was time to have some delicious dinner so we were searching for a good hotel to have a dinner. And finally we went to the hotel name “ELLESIUM” were we started of with few starter and taught that will go for main course but after tasting the starter we kept on ordering the same starter for more than 5-6times(cheese masal papad :P). After having delicious dinner oops sorry delicious starters 😛 we all came back to hotel room and I started checking on online registrations to see how many we have got it and I was shocked to see the count was ~2500 and I was not sure of exact count of offline registration at that particular point of time Mehul and Haard told me that it was around 1000 and few lists of offline list was there with Mansi so we were not sure with the exact offline registration count. After that Mehul and me were thing about did we miss something which has to been taken care of or something else related to event etc.. Late night planning check out the below pic and see how Mehul looks during serious mode. With this we winded out the day.

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As usual I mentioned above how engineers and internet lovers wake up in the morning and it was around 11am when we got a call from reception saying that car is waiting for you to go to venue and that’s now we woke up that morning and I was shocked by hearing that because we remember that we haven’t booked the cab and how come this is possible and Mehul went down to check who had sent the cab and once Mehul came back to room he told college staff has sent the car to pick us up and we were like just woke up and we told the cab driver to go we will come by our self and until then I got ready for the volunteers meetup since i told that we had set of people who were coming from different cities and who were the part of volunteer. So I got ready in 20min and I was waiting for Sumit to come so that we can go to venue and make the arrangements for the meeting.

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As soon as I came out of hotel room I got a call from Sumit that he is coming in 10min to hotel asking me to wait so that we can go together and I was waiting for Sumit at hotel reception as soon as he reached hotel, we both reached venue at around 12pm IST. I know everyone is waiting to see how the venue so below is the pic of venue.

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As soon as we reached venue Sumit told me that he will check on banner printing stuff , since he was leading the design team for the Maker Party.

After sometime volunteers started coming to the venue and yet again I briefed every single thing that what’s gone happen tomorrow and what each individual task they has to take care about. After briefing them on what all thing they have to take care we started giving id cards to volunteers, once the id cards were distributed I asked them to have some rest and come to venue by 7am IST the event date i.e. 18th October 2016 morning and everyone left the venue.

Once everyone left the venue Me, Mehul and very few volunteers were there to finalize everything. It was around 9pm IST I got a call from Chabhil Bhai Patel who was EX-MLA and at present he is  “Director of Seed Corportaion of Gujarat & Director of Mahindra Tractor Gujarat” and apparently he was one of close friend of my dad. He has called me up to his home during call and I told him that i will be there in next 30min. I asked to Sumit to come with me and we both left the venue and reached his home around 10pm IST, as soon as we reached he welcomed both of us and he took us to a discuss room were I can explain him about the event what it is all about etc. after telling him about the event he was quiet impressed with our mission and goal and he accepted our invitation to be a Chief Guest for tomorrow’s event. After the discussion Sumit and me left to hotel room were everyone one including Mehul was waiting. As soon as we reached I conveyed this news to Mehul and entire team.

And as usually none of us had any food for the entire day and we all left the hotel in search of food roaming all over the city at around 12am IST. After having the delicious food we reached the hotel room and I told Mehul let us stop online registration which we both even had any clue about the count. So as soon as I reached hotel I opened my laptop and started checking for total number of registration and Haard was handling offline registration.

As soon as I opened the registration form it was crossed around 3500 online registration and until then Haard from my team gave me the count of offline registration and it was around ~2500. Me and Mehul both of us were in shock don’t know what to do and it was almost 2am in the morning and I told Mehul lets hit the bed soon so that we can woke up early in the morning and reach the venue before the  volunteers reached the venue there was huge crowd waiting outside the venue to kick start the registration and the events.

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As soon as volunteers reached the venue we started the registration desk were our volunteers were having the Maker Party stamps to press on participates hands.

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VOLUNTEERS AT REGISTRATION DESK

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MAKER PARTY INK STAMPS ON PARTICIPATES HANDS

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VOLUNTEERS AT REGISTRATION DESK

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PARTICIPANTS HAVING MAKER PARTY INK PAD ON THEIR HANDS

Since we had opening ceremony scheduled at 10am IST our Cheif Guest reached the venue on time and I got a call from them that we reached venue and immediately I received them and asked them to have some seat were the open ceremony was scheduled to take place. Around 10am Director of the college reached the venue and we kick started the opening ceremony

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OUR CHEIF GUEST CHABHIL BHAI PATEL WITH HIS FAMILY

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CHABHIL BHAI PATEL WITH HIS ENTIRE FAMILY

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OUR CHEIF GUEST CUTTING RIBBON BESIDE HIM WE HAVE DIRECTOR OF COLLEGE

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After that Me and Mehul were called on the stage and we both were felicitated by the director of college.

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MEHUL GETTING FELICITATED BY DIRECTOR

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MYSELF GETTING FELICITATED BY DIRECTOR

After this our Cheif Guest shared his valuable taught on the event and how we can improve the education system and he told me in personally that he is ready to support us in whatever way he can to improve the education and to ensure it reaches maximum people threw out the country.

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As soon as he finished the talk since he had a very busy schedule he has to leave from there but was happy to see his entire family who stayed with us till the first half of the event.

Once the open ceremony was done we quickly started of with the season were we had multiple season going on parallel. Below is the list of seasons which happened on day1.

  1. Privacy and Security: This season was handle by our hacker babu Viral Parmar.

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We had full packed crowd foe this season who all were eagerly waiting to start this season.

2. On FOSS and Campus Club: This season was handle by Myself were I gave an intro about open source, Mozilla project and campus club.

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Were I had a quiet interacting season with the participants and who all were waiting to more about Mozilla community and how to start contributing to Mozilla etc.

3. Webcompact: Which was handle by our rep Mehul.

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4. Material Design: Which was handled by Moin Saikh

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In this season he also took the session on Mozilla Quality Assurance and on Mozilla Developers Network (MDN).

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5. Laravel Framework: Which was handled by Jaimin Gohel.

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We had jam packed crowed for this season has well.

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6. Mozilla WebVr: Which was handled by Vishwas Brahmbhatt.

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By the end of this season it was time for us to wined of day1. How come it is possible to wined of the day1 with having a group pic, and here comes the group pic

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With this group pic we winded of the day1 season with a lot of expectations for day2.

Everyone left the venue by 6pm in the evening Me, Mehul and few other Mozillian waited for sometime to have a small discussion or meeting with the college staff about the happenings of day1 and we were also shocked to see that we had more than 3000+ participants for the day1.

Since we had a huge crowd on day1 we had to conduct the same session for the multiple times so that every participants gets benefited. On a serious note it was fun sharing the knowledge with such a huge crowd on the day1 and we cant imagine the crowd on day2. After small meeting with staff we all were so hungry that after leaving the venue we straightly went to some hotel to have some food.

After having the delicious food Mehul asked whether i have seen the River Front view in Ahmedabad and apparently the answer was no from me because i haven’t had that chance to visit that place, so after having a dinner Me, Mehul,Haard and Sumit went to River Front view around 11pm IST. It was amazing feeling after a tiring day1 were i felt relaxed.

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With this we came to end of day1.

DAY2:

With of lots of energy we woke up early in the morning next day and reached the venue to make sure everything is arranged perfectly.After sometime participants slowly started gather at the venue.

Since we haven’t had the opening ceremony and all on day as soon as the participants reached the venue we started of with the sessions.

  1. Chat bot: Which was handled by Smith Takkar.

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2. Test Pilot and Rust by Mehul:

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3. Collaborative Business Model by Pankaj Bhimani

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It was more interactive kind of session were participants were doing bit of fun activities and exercise during this session .

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4. FOSS and Test Pilot: Which was handle by myself.

Because of huge crowd and public demand I had took this session on briefing them on Campus club, other Mozilla project and how to start contributing to Mozilla etc.

Again the full pack crowd on day2 i was loving it to interact more and more and trying to share my knowledge more and more.

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5. Sales Force: Which was taken by Anuj.

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6. Pythoon: Jaishil Sukla.

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With this we winded out the day2 and it was time for a closing ceremony by thanking each and every individual who supported and helped us to organize this first ever Maker Party in Gujarat. I would like to thank college staff,volunteers,photography team with you it was impossible to cover the entire event and a special thank to Mehul, Viral, Haard, Sumit, Mansi and how can i miss the college staff Toral ma’am,Tosha ma’am and Rutika ma’am the list goes on  for supporting and bearing with me for those 2days.

It was one of the best event that i have conducted the in Gujarat and many more to come. Hope to see you guys soon. I

I know everyone is waiting to see the pics of Maker Party.

Flikr link to photo album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/145251384@N03/albums/72157674389111250

Pre coverage of the event in TOI: https://t.co/jwQ1nJSPZQ

Gujarati news link: http://m.gujaratsamachar.com/articles/display_article/gujarat-samachar-plus/reaching-innovation-for-the-creation-of-the-party-held-maker

Below is the pics of news paper after event news.

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Firefox Os Hackathon at Srm University

It was on 8th of august i was on my way to room from college it was very hot climate. I started packing my luggage so that i can reach venue by 9:30pm.As soon as i completed packing luggage i saw the dark clouds coming on and it was about to rain so I started walking swiftly towards bus stop so that i can catch the bus before it starts raining. On my way towards bus stop in the middle it started raining and stood under a small canteen which was there near by for almost 1hour i was standing and it was getting late then i called my roommate to come with umbrella so that he can drop me to bus stop.He came to that canteen were i was standing from there we both went bus stop and i got inside of the bus.
Once i got inside the bus i called Shashank who is a Webmaker Supermentor and informed him that i have started from my place and we both met at tamabaram railway station.We took the tickets and we started walking towards the train all of sudden i saw two of my junior who were also on their way to srm university for the event.We got the train which goes to srm university.Once we got down at srm university i called naresh(mozilla rep) who was waiting for us in-front of srm university from there we met organizers of the event.After meeting them we all went for dinner and we started to discuss how to startoff the things tomorrow and what to do and what not to do.After having dinner we went to our rooms were the rooms were allocated for us to stay.Once we reached room we started planning the agenda for the event how we are going to startoff the things.
DAY1:
It was a bright sunny day with and all the participants gathering at the venue.
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We reached the venue before 10minutes so that we can arrange things.Actually there were two parallel session in which one auditorium was handled by Myself(Webmaker mentor, Reviewer for Telugu localization),Achyuth(Webmaker supermentor),Naresh(Mozilla Rep),Jerald & Sachin Singh.

Myself and Achyuth started off the session with one of my all time favourite game Spectogram.Once the spectorgram completed i started off with FOSS and what it was about. why foss? who makes the foss? what can foss do? i gave them clear cutt-off of foss.Once i completed Achyuth took the session on mozilla and its product and also he told about how to contribute and stuff.

Once the introduction was over Achyuth immediately started the webmaker session were he explained about webmaker tools(X-ray googles,Thimble & popcorn).Once he completed explaining all the 3 tools we told them to do remixes and we told them to submit by night 10pm.Some of them started creating popcorn videos,some started with X-ray googles and some started with thimble and it was almost lunch time and everyone went for lunch.

The next session started around 1:30pm. The session was handled by me it was on Appmaker.I explained in-depth about how appmaker works and i also explained about different types of bricks presents in the appmaker and their concepts.After explain i told them to develop a simple app and every started developing their own apps.If they have doubts i went to their places and cleared their doubts once my session got over and its time to close the first days session once the session completed we had some snacks and we went our rooms.By the end of the way i was really shocked when i saw the responses that i have got from the participant it was around 75+ appmakes i never ever expected this.

Parallely in other auditorium the session were handled by Shashank(Webmaker Supermentor, Hindi Localizer),Franklin(FSA),Subhash(FSA) Viswaprasath(Rep) Mohan kumar(fsa) and Vikneshwar(fsa) who helped the participants to clear their doubts.




DAY2:
Around 9am we reached the venue and started arrange the laptops so that we can start the session on time.Me and Shashank started the session on localization since we both were active contributors for localization for Telugu and Hindi.After session completed everyone started asking now to start contributing for localization and there were more volunteers who showed their interest in contributing to localization.Once i completed the session Naresh(Mozilla Rep) explained about reps program and indepth about mozilla and its contribution paths.

The next session was handled by sachin singh who is a contributor for mozilla. He started off with an introduction to firefox os and also gave the introduction about how to develop apps for firefox os with the help of different tools like firefox browser or firefox nightly browser,Text editor or Web IDE,firefox os simulator etc…He gave the brief intro about how to enable Web IDE.He also told the story of Hello world app.He also gave the brief intro about Firefox market place,Firefox marketplace developers hub etc.. After this session all the participants started working on the app and how to develop apps and how to upload it into marketplace.



As soon as all the participants finished doing with their apps, the link linking to their apps was submitted by them to a Google Form created by us. Later on all the Appmaker makes were reviewed by Nikhil(Myself), Vishwa and Naresh. On the other hand all the Webmaker makes were being reviewed by Achyuth, Franklin and Shashank.




Once the apps were reviewed two participant from Appmaker and one from Webmaker were selected and they were given a Mozilla T-Shirt by our honored Rep Vishwa prasath.


After the prize distribution we had a feedback session by all the participants.
Now its time for a group pic

As we know without #Thedaminipose the event is incomplete

Here is the etherpad link of Appmaker makes: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/srm-apps
Here is the etherpad link of Webmaker makes: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/srmwebmaker1

Bromoz Makerparty

After a successful Womoz makerparty in sathyabama university chennai for girls alone.Now its time for boys who were all greed up and asked us for an event.Within short time we discussed and we accepted for the event.

On 27th march,thrusday volunteers from 2nd year(Franklin,Navdeep nd Subhas) started of setting up thing for the event.Around 1pm we started off the session in digital library.Shreyas the team lead started of the session on FSA program,he also asked  the participate that whether they have attended any before this.I saw few of them who have attended the event before.

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He also gave introduction to mozilla community and about open source.

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The next session was handled by Achyuth and shashank who started explain about webmaker tools.

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Since it was difficult to understand we told all the participates to occupy a systems.As soon as they setteled down me and my team started explain about X-ray googles.After explaining X-ray goggles they started play with it and had fun with X-ray goggles.

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After X-ray googles,we then moved on to Thimble.After explaining about thimble we gave a common theme as Meme making since Internet meme’s and trolls were widely popular in here.After sometime we got the makes we saw some awesome makes from the participates.

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After getting some awesome makes,we moved on to popcorn maker.we explained about different layers and stuffs.Myself Achyuth and shashank walked around and helped everyone with their doubts and troubles with saving their makes.

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And in the end we had a womoz team for judging the makes and 3 were chosen among the best,though it was tough to judge among 100+ makes by 50 students in a limited time.

Finally 3 winners were chosen.

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And now its time for a #thedaminipose

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Here is the

Etherpad link:https://etherpad.mozilla.org/bromozwebmakerparty

Flickr link:https://www.flickr.com/photos/116230719@N08/sets/72157643018074614/