Mozathon

Namaskar, Sat Sri Akal, Bonjour!

This blog is about the recently concluded community enabler event organized by Dyvik, Aastha and me in Hyderabad on the night of 7th January 2017, named ‘Mozathon’.

This event’s main objective was to have a Mozilla Hyderabad community that was as strong as it was way back in the days it was active and had a diverse pool of talent, not only in the technical field but also in the non-technical field. A community that can have the required energy to act as the growth engine of Mozilla India and can act as a back bone and also as a helping hand for all the other geographical teams in Mozilla India.

Having have kept our aims high, the planning started more than 2 months ago with the idea to have such an event and to end the deadlock of events after the #MInM2016 meetup. The main motto was to have not only the existing Mozillians attend the event and restart their engines of contribution but to also have a completely new set of fresh talent who can be the future of Mozilla Hyderabad.

Thus, after 2 months of planning and preparations, we had the stage set for the first event of 2017 in Hyderabad starting at 6:00 PM on the 7th of Januray going on till the 8th of January.

The event thus started with Dyvik taking the introduction session, introducing the Mozillians who were going to speak and giving a brief introduction to Mozilla and what all were we going to cover in the event.

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After all the introduction, we had our first session on Localization and the need for it with a pre-recorded video of Aastha explaining the same. This was the first among the various topics that were to be covered on that day.

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After the session, we had Dyvik taking over from Aastha and explaining in detail about Marketing and Branding, why are they important, what is the difference between them and how is localization related to this. Being a MBA student, he was able to do an out-of-the-box job in this session 😉 Dyvik’s session was followed by a session by Harsha Bandaru on game development using Construct 2.

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We then headed for dinner, as the time was already 9:30 PM and the participants were starting to feel hungry. Oh! Did I forget to mention that we had Pineapple Kesari sweet for dinner too which was my personal favorite 😛

As soon as the dinner was done, we had an over-the-air session by Aastha on designing, in which she first explained what Mozillians in general do when they say they contribute to Mozilla through designing. After this, we gave all the participants papers and sketches and asked them to go through the issues in GitHub and use their creative minds to draw something cool. Man-o-man, you won’t trust me! But we got some really cool designs which blew off our minds. Even one of the main designer of Mozilla India(Aastha) was in awe and was full of praises for the participants! Some of the designs being :

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There are several more photos. You can find them in the photos bucket(link below)

The designing session continued for almost 2 hours and finally we finished the designing session at around 12:30 AM. After that, it was high time to have some fun. We started off with  the Game of Seven with a lot of laughter involved in the game. After the Game was some time to do some entertainment. That is when we had 2 male participants doing a Fashion walk in the middle of everyone and then of these 2 along with another participant danced on the Bollywood song ‘Baby Doll’ for everyone! That was one heck of entertainment! Then it was time for everyone to dance and not just be mute spectators. Thus, all the participants danced on What does the fox say, Gangnam style, lean on, etc. Watch the excitement below!

(After all the participants became shy, we had to turn the camera off, though :P)

We then came back to focus on the main tracks. I started off with my session on Rust at around 1:30 AM and the plan was to have the session finished by around 3 AM(you’ll find the reason below). We started off with some participants installing Rust in their laptops while the other had already done that.This took roughly 15-20 mins. After that, we started the session with me first going through an example of a Hello world program which the participants did in their laptops too. After this, I started teaching the basics of Rust with implementation of all that the participants learnt using an example of the guessing game, written in the Rust docs.

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The participants were so active(I literally haven’t seen any participant this active even in the day, forget about 2 AM!) that they kept asking question which kept me awake all the time too 😉 The session which was supposed to finish by about 3 AM finally ended up taking up a lot more time and finished at round 4:30 AM, thanks to all the time it took to answer all the questions of the participants and accommodate the requests of all the participants to execute each and everything that they learnt and not just the guessing game example. This boosted me to give in more of my efforts too!

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After this, we had some more fun and then it was time for Ram Dayal’s session on WebVR. As per the plan, we decided that we wouldn’t go much deep into the WebVR subject and that based on the interests of the participants, we would have regular meet ups dedicated for the specific project.Thus, Ram took about 40 mins for his session.

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As per the original plan, I was supposed to finish my session on Rust by 3 AM and Ram was supposed to finish his session by 3:30 AM and after that, we were going to have a mini-hackathon till 8 and then we were going to conclude the event but the enthusiasm of the participants was so high that all the targets of ending sessions on time was blown up and we had no time left for the mini-hackathon. Since it was only about 6 AM by that time Ram decided to take in questions from Participants to know the questions they had from the event and answer them. After that, we finally took the feedbacks of all the participants for the improvements of our future events and finally concluded the event by giving out swags to the participants and giving tees to the most active participants of the event and on twitter(#Mozathon).

I would like to thank all the speakers(Dyvik, Aastha, Ram Dayal, Harsha Bandaru and myself :P),  the Mozillians(Madhukar and Abhilash) and most importantly, the amazing participants who helped us with making this event a success! My best take out of this event would be the enthusiasm of the participants who were inquiring about the next events in Mozilla Hyderabad and not bothering about their sleep. And at the end of the event, what excited us was the energy and happiness of the participants even after the end of the event!

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Thank you for reading the whole blog! Hope you liked it 🙂

Regards,
Deepak
Mozilla Rep

Pics of the event can be found here : https://flic.kr/s/aHskM4CUyV

Rust Hackathon, GITAM Hyderabad

Namaste, Sat Sri Akal, Bonjour!

I am writing this blog to share with all of you, all the details of what happened in the 18 hours Rust Hackathon that was held on 28th January, 2017 to 29th January, 2017 at GITAM University, Hyderabad.

The planning of the started with few students of GITAM University, who attended Mozathon, asking us the possibilities of organizing a Rust Hackathon in their University, which would help all the students who were not able to attend Mozathon for various reasons and also give a chance for the students of the University to dive deeper into the language. Once the proposal for the event came to us, we readily responded positively and started the preparations.

For the event, I along with 4 Mozillians(Harsha Bandaru, Kalyan Dikshit, Sistla Madhukar and Abhilash) headed for the venue – GITAM University. The event was scheduled to start at 6:00 PM on the 28th of January, thus, we reached the college by 5:30 PM to get used to the environment, make our preparations(setting up laptop, etc.) and starting to have an informal chat with the participants.

At 6 PM, we formally began the event with Harsha Bandaru taking the first session on Introduction to Mozilla and Open source, so that participants who weren’t aware of Mozilla and Open Source get to know about them! This session went on for about 30 minutes, after which we had our first ice breaker for 15 minutes 😉

After the Ice breaker, I started taking a session on the projects that are available for the participants through which they can contribute to Mozilla. This was to make sure that even participants who found Rust difficult had something to do for the night and not just sleep. This session took roughly 30 minutes too and ended with a few questions from the participants at around 7:30 PM.

Our initial plans were to start the Rust session as soon as the dinner was done so that everyone had their stomachs full and were all ready for the hackathon, but we finished our first two sessions pretty early(there were no delays anywhere, which we thought we would have), due to which we had more time before our dinner arrived. Thus, we thought of spreading some awareness about Privacy and it was Privacy Month too! Spontaneously, Sistla Madhukar took out his laptop, opened the slides and swung into the action of giving a good 45 minutes session on Privacy to all the participants!

Once Madhukar’s presentation was done, our dinner was readily waiting for us, and we all went to the dinner half to fill our tummies 😉  We were all done with our dinner by 9:30 PM.

As soon as our Dinner was done, we started the main part of the event – Rust!!! I started off by taking a session on the basics of Rust. We started off from the basics such as variable declaration and went all the way to Traits. This session went on for close to an hour, ending at around 10:30 PM.

After the basic Rust session, we had an ice-breaker, so as to make sure that the participants got back there focus and flushed away their sleep. Once that was done, at around 10:45 PM, Abhilash started the next session on Rust where he dived a bit deeper into the language to – in detail – explain Rust to the participants. This session went on for about an hour as well, and ended at around 11:45 PM, after which we had yet another ice breaker session 😛

Once we were back from the ice breaker, at around 12 midnight, we started the hackathon part of the event. The participants formed groups of 2 and started hacking and making their own projects using Rust. Participants who weren’t from coding background were then divided into 2 groups – One, that built web based games using Construct 2, in the form of a mini-hackathon, and the other, which chose to learn Rust.

The group of non-coders who chose to learn Rust were so eager to learn Rust that I and Abhilash sat with them and well all over what we thought in the evening and they listened and tried to understand everything so carefully that we got more energy to invest more time to explain them the working of Rust, using more examples which were easier for them to understand.

At around 9:00 AM, we officially ended the hackathon and headed for our Breakfast. Once we were back from our breakfast, we started the presentation of various projects made by the participants(both Rust projects at first and then the games built using Construct 2). This continued till around 11:30 AM and after that, we declared the winners, who won a cash prize of Rs. 5k from GITAM college, which were to be used to continue development of the project so that it can be made a product!

After that, we had the closing ceremony and a bit of networking, after which we finally headed home after a successful event! It was a great event and made sure that Mozilla gets more contributors who would either contribute directly to the Rust Language, or build projects using Rust or at least build games using web technologies 😉

Photos : https://flic.kr/s/aHskTxiE3u (More photos coming soon 😉 )

Introduction to Mozilla and Club inauguration at GITAM University – Hyderabad

Hello all,

This is a blog regarding my second event as a Mozilla Rep -Introduction to Mozilla and Club inauguration at GITAM University – Hyderabad which was held on 5th Mar, 2016.

We(Me, Santosh, Harsha Vardhan and Giridhar) headed to the university and reached the venue at 10:30 AM when the event was scheduled to start. On the way, we stopped at a restaurant near the University to have our breakfast. A few other Mozillians also came to the venue to help us out with the event. After our breakfast, we were completely ready for the event.

As per the agenda we planned, Harsha started the event with the introduction session where in he said what we would be doing the whole day, and introduced all of us to the students. He then started with the topic ‘What is open source and Why Open Source?‘. He also showed a couple of video relating to Open Source for the better understanding of the students.  He later on explained how Open source system works and how is it different from the proprietary companies. This increased the grasping power of the students as explaining after showing videos was very useful.

This was followed by ‘Introduction to Mozilla and its  Mission‘. Giridhar went on to talk about the Mozilla Manifesto and explained how Mozilla works, why is Mozilla important, and went on to show the Mozilla Mission Video.

After this, we had a small break and had an ice breaker session in which we had Spectogram. The students who were giving answers were given Mozilla swags which increased their involvement and we had a great session. The questions we used for Spectogram were Open Source vs Proprietary, Firefox vs Chrome. We got tremendous replies and in the end, Open Source and Firefox won!😉

 After this,  Harsha again continued talking about Mozilla and talking about ‘Introduction to different projects,Products and Programs of Mozilla’ and how to contribute to these paths. We got a good response from the students showing their willingness to contribute to these projects.

After this, Sistla swung into action wherein, he spoke about Web Privacy and Security. He had a well documented presentation through which he conveyed all the stuff he wanted to convey and showed the students the websites that were tracking us using LightBeam. He went on to tell the students how our information was being used by these companies and sometimes, even being sold. This was followed by a lunch break wherein we went to the same restaurant that we went for our breakfast and got our energies replenished.

Immediately after the lunch break, Santosh started talking about the FSA program, and encouraged all the students to sign up as FSAs and start contributing to Mozilla so that they are also a part of the Global Good. He explained what the FSAs do, the role of FSAs in ensuring Net Neutrality wins in India.

After this, the last session was a session on Quality Assurance(QA) which was taken by me. I told the students what is QA, what do we do as a part of the QA team, why is QA important, why should students choose QA as a path to contribute, and how they can get involved. I then showed them how easy it was to get started with QA using OneAndDone in which I showed them how easily they could complete tasks by showing them a live demo of completing tasks. I also told them that they could file and/or solve bugs through BugZilla, use nightly versions to run tests and catch all the bugs, etc. Then, I told them about MozTrap and more advanced tests they could run which involved writing their own automation scripts. We then had a hands-on session in which the students started contributing by completing tasks through OneAndDone. During my whole session, I got numerous amount of questions and there was a lot of interactivity among us and the students throughout the event. This led to the event being more useful and engaging, both for the students and us, to get this kind of an experience from a reputed University.

Finally, we gave swags to the top task completers and distributed laptop stickers to everyone and had a photography session with the organizers and faculty of the college and started for our homes. All-in-all, there couldn’t have been a better start to my role as a Mozilla Representative. It was a day well spent and I got to learn a lot of new things!

Photos available here : https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByZT_ISR_bYRWHEtRG5SY2VYRGs

P.S. More photos coming soon.

Thanks,

Deepak

Introduction to Mozilla and Club inauguration at JBIT – Hyderabad

Hello all,

This is a blog regarding my first event as a Mozilla Rep -Introduction to Mozilla and Club inauguration at JBIT – Hyderabad which was held on 20th Feb, 2016.

We(Me, Santosh, Akshay and Sistla) headed to the college and reached the venue at 10:30 AM when the event was scheduled to start. There were already students eagerly waiting for us who were in full enthusiasm to learn about Mozilla.

As per the agenda we planned, Akshay started the event with the introduction session where in he said what we would be doing the whole day, and introduced all of us to the students. He then started with the topic ‘What is open source and Why Open Source?‘. He explained how Open source system works and how is it different from the proprietary companies. He also showed a couple of video relating to Open Source for the better understanding of the students.

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This was followed by ‘Introduction to Mozilla and its  Mission‘. Akshay went on to talk about the Mozilla Manifesto and explained how Mozilla works, why is Mozilla important, and went on to show the Mozilla Mission Video.

After this, we had a small break and had an ice breaker session in which we had Spectogram. The students who were giving answers were given Mozilla swags which increased their involvement and we had a great session. The questions we used for Spectogram were Open Source vs Proprietary, Firefox vs Chrome. We got tremendous replies and in the end, Open Source and Firefox won! 😉

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After this, Akshay again continued talking about Mozilla and talking about ‘Introduction to different projects,Products and Programs of Mozilla’ and how to contribute to these paths. We got a good response from the students showing their willingness to contribute to these projects.

After this, Sistla swung into action wherein, he spoke about Web Privacy and Security. He had a well documented presentation through which he conveyed all the stuff he wanted to convey and showed the students the websites that were tracking us using LightBeam. He went on to tell the students how our information was being used by these companies and sometimes, even being sold. This was followed by a lunch break.

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Immediately after the lunch break, Santosh started talking about the FSA program, and encouraged all the students to sign up as FSAs and start contributing to Mozilla so that they are also a part of the Global Good. He explained what the FSAs do, the role of FSAs in ensuring Net Neutrality wins in India.

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Then, Santosh took a session on ‘Firefox OS and connected devices, Open web apps’. This got the students really excited when they came to know that Firefox OS could be used in their own IoT projects. He also explained about OghLiner as to how the hosted apps are made available offline too from the 2nd time by saving the app as cache, etc. This was pretty exciting and the students learned a lot from it.

After this, the last session was a session on Quality Assurance(QA) which was taken by me. I told the students what is QA, what do we do as a part of the QA team, why is QA important, why should students choose QA as a path to contribute, and how they can get involved. I then showed them how easy it was to get started with QA using OneAndDone in which I showed them how easily they could complete tasks by showing them a live demo of completing tasks. I also told them that they could file and/or solve bugs through BugZilla, use nightly versions to run tests and catch all the bugs, etc. Then, I told them about MozTrap and more advanced tests they could run which involved writing their own automation scripts. We then had a hands-on session in which the students started contributing by completing tasks through OneAndDone.

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Finally, we gave swags to the top task completers and distributed laptop stickers to everyone and had a photography session with the organizers and faculty of the college and started for our homes. All-in-all, there couldn’t have been a better start to my role as a Mozilla Representative. It was a day well spent and I got to learn a lot of new things!

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Thanks,

Deepak

Mozilla Workshop and Hackathon

Hi Buddies,

This is a blog on the recently concluded 2 day Mozilla Workshop and Hackathon at JNTU-Kakinada from 21st to 22nd of this month.

Me, along with 2 Mozilla Reps (Sai Charan and Harsha) and 2 Mozillians (Akhilesh and UMK Dikshit) started for the event on 19th of February and reached the venue on 20th at about 10:30 A.M. The event was scheduled to start on 21st February at 9:00 A.M. So we thought of making sure that everyone is ready in their specific topics assigned to them. So, all of us spoke turn by turn in front of others in order to rectify any mistakes. This went on for about a couple of hours and everyone were perfectly alright with their topics. After this, we all still had time. So, we made a short trip to a nearby beach to refresh ourselves for the 2 day event.

Displaying WP_20150221_12_04_37_Pro.jpgOn 21st, we all were up and ready for the event by 8:30 A.M. and the event began as scheduled. The event was attended by 250+ participants all enthusiastic to learn about Mozilla and the Web Technologies! First of all, the host (a student of the college) introduced all of us and invited us onto the dais. After this, we started the sessions. One by one, everyone among us started taking their respective session as planned earlier starting from Akhilesh giving an introduction about Mozilla.

This was followed by a session on Privacy, Security and WebRTC by UMK Dikshit, a session on Web Literacy and Intro to HTML and CSS by Sai Charan, a session on WebMaker by me and finally a session on app/game making by Harsha. The audience were so interactive that we were forced to give away swags seeing their interactiveness.

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All these sessions carried on till 5:00 P.M. with a half an hour break in the middle for lunch. After this, we all returned to our lodge and had a small discussion on how the things went and what can be done to improve the quality of the event. After that, we had our dinner and slept.

Displaying WP_20150222_11_45_50_Pro.jpgOn 22nd, we were again up and ready for the Hackathon by 8:30 A.M. We reached the venue by 8:45 A.M. and started the Hackathon exactly at 9:00 A.M. All the participants immediately started working on their apps/games. We mentored them through out the hackathon and helped the newbies start of app/game development using AppMaker and Construct 2.

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At 1:00 P.M., it was time for the demo session. We had apps varying from an app on Health to an app to manage events easily and games like Mingle and Jungle (Numeric game), car racing game, etc. All of the participants were very eager to show off their app to everyone. Finally, we received demos from about 15 groups.

Then came the time for announcing the winner of the hackathon. This was a very difficult part as each and every app/game were neck to neck with the other ones. Finally, the first prize could be given be given to only one group. So, we chose the group which made an app on Health with an awesome UI and Idea and the Mingle and Jungle game.

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The winners were given cool swags and the first prize winners got to win a Firefox OS Phone! and all the other participants were given a certificate of participation for their own unique ideas. Finally, at 4:00 P.M., we concluded the session and started for our lodge and started back to Hyderabad at 6:00 P.M.

P.S. The event being the first event of Sai Charan after becoming a Rep was a huge success and we got great metrics for this event which included:

  1. Web Literacy
  2. Firefox OS App Development
  3. Privacy on Web
  4. Remixes and Appmaker Apps
  5. First to start Mozilla Awareness in Kakinada and surrounding Regions
  6. New interested people who want to start off contributions as FSA’s

Finally, it was all worth traveling 700+ miles for the event and spending 3 days at JNTU Kakinada (One of the best colleges of India!). It was a new experience for all of us and it would not be correct if we don’t thank the organizers at JNTU Kakinada for organizing such a great event and for accommodating us well in the blooming city!

A special thanks to Vineel Reddy Pindi for the Motivation and Support for the Event and Swag too 😉 .

Images: http://bit.do/MozKakinada

Thanks,

Deepak Upendra

WebMaker Super Mentor.

Firefox Club TKR College – Inauguration

Hi friends,

This blog is about the recently concluded Firefox Club Inauguration at Teegla Krishna Raddy Engineering College (TKREC) and Teegla Krishna Reddy College of Engineering and Technology (TKRCET).


The event, which was planned for over 3 months, was scheduled to start at 11:00 A.M. on 7th February 2015. The Event began as scheduled with the arrival of chief guest for the event – Mr. Teegla Krishna Reddy (Member of Legislative Assembly, Telangana and Chairman of TKR College) arriving in the auditorium. The event was attended by over 300-400 students from both the colleges. The event began with the introduction and welcoming of all the dignitaries onto the stage followed by the lighting of the traditional diya. This was then followed by inspirational speeches by all the dignitaries.

After all the speeches were over, it was time to get down to business. Vineel Reddy first came on to the stage and gave a introduction about Mozilla. This was followed by a session on Firefox Student Ambassadors program and ways to contribute to Mozilla. In this session we told the students about the FSA of the month contest and that Deepak was selected as the FSA of the month for November 2014 and that he was about 2 years younger than most of the audience.

 

After this, we had our lunch break from 01:00 P.M. to 02:00 P.M. Immediately after the lunch break, Sai Kiran told all the students his experience of being a Mozillian and his journey of starting a Mozilla Club at Warangal, India single handedly. We then started our hands on session where the participants learned to develop apps for Firefox OS. This carried on till 4:00 P.M. In between, we had ice breaker sessions with Sai Kiran asking questions and students giving the right answers getting swags.

This session was followed a session by Deepak on WebMaker with hands on. This session continued for another 1 hour. The participants checked out all the tools and liked the X-Ray Goggles tool and started playing around with websites by changing something. One student even removed the College’s Chairman’s name from the College website and put her name in it :P.

Finally, It was 5:00 P.M. and we had to wrap up the event. So, we asked a few students to come up and share their feedbacks. We received many positive feedbacks and one girl said “I never had a smart phone and I have never played a game or used an app in a smart phone and never tried to edit or view the source code of any website. But after today’s event, I can proudly say that I can develop a app and that I’ll remix all the web pages I don’t like and publish it!”.  The college students were so excited that they wanted us to come every weekend and organize hands-on sessions in their college. Then, we had a thanks giving session and a short photography session after which we all departed.

P.S. Kudos to the college for greatly coordinating with us. It was a day spent teaching the enthusiastic students about Mozilla. Finally, we got a promise from the college of keeping the club very active.

Our event was headlined in a News-Paper :

Photos coming soon 😉

First 6 months of a Mozillian

Hey friends,

https://udeepak.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/f39c7-10442412_10152047209526116_5798722858550252982_n.jpg                 This is a blog regarding me completing 6 months in Mozilla! It was on 04th July 2014 when I saw a status of Santosh Viswanatham about a Mozilla Meet-up at Collab House. After seeing it, I pinged him and asked whether there were any eligibility criteria to join Mozilla (I then realized how silly that question was 😉 ). So I reached the venue. The first person I met there was Vineel Reddy Pindi who told me that the event would start after some time. Thus, My journey began on 06th July 2014.

03rd August 2014 : My First Contribution And more determined 😉

https://i2.wp.com/c2.staticflickr.com/6/5579/14641385300_f176b42de1_z.jpgThe friendliness of the speakers encouraged me to come the next time too. This carried on for almost a month. On 03rd August 2014, Srikar Ananthula and Raghuram organized and mentored a hands-on session on IRC, One And Done and BugZilla. This marked the starting of my contributions in Mozilla with me solving all the 39 tasks that were available at that time in One And Done and solving a bug during the meet. This helped me gain a bit of recognition all over the world!

This encouraged me to look into more ways of contributing to Mozilla. Then, I started working on the WebMaker Tools (which I felt was a very useful thing for beginners). I kept making makes in it. This helped me gain a lot of badges from WebMaker (I don’t remember my first badge as I kept getting new badges frequently 😛 ).

08th August 2014 : I am a WebMaker Mentor and got my first Mozilla tees ^_^

I then started teaching others about Mozilla and its mission behind the WebMaker project. After attending so many meets and mentoring a few of them, I got my WebMaker Mentor Badge! It came as a surprise. And again after a couple of days, I received my first tees B| (The Mozilla WebMaker tee and The Mozilla logo tee) from Srikar Ananthula and Santosh Viswanatham as a token of appreciation. This marked me transforming into a Mozillian Mentor.

23rd August 2014 : First time officially mentoring, exploring new areas and first public recognition B|

As I got the WebMaker Mentor badge and the Mozilla tees, I was then called to represent the local community as a mentor in an App Days. I then tried stepping into other areas such as SUMO, AoA, Coding, debugging, Localization, app building and a lot more ( o.O ) and noted all my contributions here. Seeing this, Doug Belshaw mentioned me in his tweet about my contribution over here B| . This was my first international recognition in an open platform (twitter). This encouraged me explore more options and I finally settled contributing through QA, WebMaker and app development finally as it suited me the best.

27th September 2014 : I am now a WebMaker Super Mentor! B-)

After this, I continued on my voyage in the above mentioned areas and on the activities of Mozilla Club Hyderabad 😉 and started a Firefox Club in our college (Nizam College) And yea! I got my WebMaker Super Mentor Badge for my efforts! I then went on to represent Mozilla Hyderabad in a stall put by us in an international gadget show – The International Gadget Rush and then the celebration of Firefox’s 10th anniversary in the Firefox Bus hosted by the local community here.

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P.S. Mozilla has become one of the most important things in my life. It has helped me change myself from a boy to a man. After getting into Mozilla, I became independent such that I contributed so intensely that I hardly slept for about 5 hours and was helping my local community do the works even at night 1:30 A.M. (I know that is too much but it happened only on one day and on that day, I enjoyed the best! 😉 ). Finally, I ❤ Mozilla And I am proud to be a Mozillian! 🙂

Year One : Story of a Mozillian

An awesome blog of one of my friend (whom I have met only on fb 😛 ) on his completing 1 year as a Mozillian! 🙂

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Today have completed one year of My journey as a Mozillian ,and I want to thanks to Everyone whom I’ve meet ,talk during my entire journey . I’ve blogged about my journey (Autobiography,I can’t because Lots of things to come).

A little about myself 😉

I’m chandan baba,student of NIIST , a Mozillian and Unesco Volunteer ,Comics Lover and a computer geek . From last one year I’m contributing as Mozilla volunteer .

How I became a Mozillian ?

Still I remember when My Senior was talking with one of my friend about contribution in open source and I was there and thinks is that possible that i can do something ? The answer is Yes,if you are crazy and having no such clue about what you are going to do 😉 😀 Running from college and just gone through Get Involved 

I don’t know what to do next…

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Firefox OS App And Game Development @ Collab House || 21/09/2014

Hi friends,

Today’s event was one of the lengthiest event but the blog of this event is the shortest.

We all gathered at Collab House at 10:00 A.M. and started developing apps and games for Firefox OS. There were about 10 participants. 2 of them were newbies. So, they started working on App Maker to develop apps. Santosh was working on developing a game and created a game which was quite similar to an android game called “Doodle jump”.

I was working on apps for Firefox OS. I completed a piano app and started working on an Advanced Fitness App.

I and Santosh thought of publishing the app and game we created only after testing them on a Firefox OS device.

Srikar and Raghu were busy mentoring the newbies by teaching them how to use App Maker.

Charan, who is a webmaker mentor, thought another newbie about Webmaker tools and App development for Firefox OS.

This continued till 6:00 P.M. after which everyone went home.

Here are a few photos of the event : Flickr

Club Launch @ Nizam College || 20/09/2014

Hi friends,

We have inaugurated Mozilla Club in our (Nizam) college and Maker Party too.

The Schedule was as follows:

Start End Topic
10:00 A.M. 10:30 A.M. Inauguration by Firefox Club
10:30 A.M. 11:00 A.M. Introduction to Mozilla and Open Source
11:00 A.M. 11:30 A.M. Areas of Contribution with a brief introduction
11:30 A.M. 11:45 A.M. Benefits of contributing to Mozilla
11:45 A.M. 12:00 P.M. Localization
12:00 P.M. 12:15 P.M. Break
12:15 P.M. 01:15 P.M. Introduction to Web Maker & Tools
01:15 P.M. 01:30 P.M. Firefox OS App Development

This event was attended by 80+ students and 20+ faculty members.

The Principal, The Vice-Principal, the Head Of The Department(B.C.A.), and the Head Of The Department(Physics) gave a inspiring speech which motivated the students.

I took the WebMaker session and the Firefox OS App Development session. All the participants asked various types of interesting questions which helped me improve my knowledge and experience. The Indian students were excited about WebMaker and the foreign students were excited to learn App Development for Firefox OS.

Everyone were surprised to know how easy it was to develop apps for Firefox OS.

The sessions went on well and the students made 20+ makes.

We concluded the event with a short speech by the Principal who thanked everyone and specially congratulated the mentors for their initiative.

P.S. The event gave the mentors a different experience as the environment in the college was extremely different.
At the end of the day We achieved-
*10+ FSA’s.
*80+ Web literates.
*Lots of Fun and Interactions.

I would like to thank Srikar for the support.

Flickr