We all know that “Firefox OS anticipates your needs, adapts to every situation and instantly delivers the information you want.It gives you the power to live every moment to its fullest and participate in a better world.” We want more apps on this mobile operating system.
That’s why I think that we need one Firefox OS App Days in our Mozilla Durgapur community, one of the fastest growing mozilla community in Durgapur. I was just wondering a right place for that ………….
One day, I got a invitation letter from Mukti 2014 for organizing one mozilla event there. Let me tell a brief about Mukti 2014, the 9th edition of NITDGP’s Annual Technical Symposium on Open Source, MUKTI 2014 from the 31st of January to the 2nd of February, 2014,The GNU/Linux Users’ Group, NIT Durgapur was established in 2003 by a bunch of FOSS enthusiasts with the objective of spreading awareness about the world of Free and Open Source Softwares and popularising their use in the campus.MUKTI, the only FOSS Festival of Eastern India, is a three-day meet at NIT Durgapur where we celebrate the freedom of Open Source. Owing to the success attained by it in recent years, it attracts a lot of participation and the number just keeps growing with each passing year. The intense atmosphere of competition is doubled up with Talks and Workshops by few of the brightest and most active minds in the Indian Open Source community.
In my word ” this is the only one foss event where we meet with many opensource guys.” That’s why I really like this this event.
I took decision that this was the right place for Firefox OS App Days.Then I was arranged all those stuffs which were really needed for this event with the coordination of NIT guys.Check out the event page : mzl.la/1etktoM
Now, I am going tell about the actual scenario of this event. Here , we got 150+ participants for attending this event . In this event , we had 6 speakers.This event was for two days. They gave separate sessions
Mozilla: Mission, Products and Projects – Shahid Farooqui
Introduction of Firefox OS – Umesh Agarwal
How to develop Firefox OS app [hands-on session] – Biraj Karmakar
Firefox Developer tools and App Manager – Kaustav Modak
Mozilla Web API – Jai Pradeesh
App Demo – Gourab Patra
App Development Workshop for Firefox OS and App demo
FSA – A tool for teching, learning and promoting open web. – Shahid Farooqui
So, Shahid ji started the event with Mozilla: Mission , then Umesh pull the rope with Firefox OS Intro . After that Jai gave his session on Mozilla Web API. then most experienced guy Kaustav showed Firefox Developer tools and App Manager . Next , I gave a hands-on session on Firefox OS App Development making “Hello world app on Firefox OS app” which is most important for any beginner Firefox OS developer. Then Gaurab showed some app demo on that.
after the sessions we got a lot of questions from the event.We six people were enough for answering the questions.This was how the event was ended.
After the event , we headed for Dinner at Mainland Chaina. This was the great enjoyable moment for us.
At the next day, we stated with app development.First we picked up the app Idea from the participants.
Then the participants made group among them with max 3 members. Then they made some cool app like Word Converter, Video player , Currency Converter etc. We are looking forward to help those guys who are interested submitting apps in Market place.
Then We gave rating based on their apps. Then we provide T-shirts , Tote bag , stickers etc cool swags among the participants.
Then we took Group photo.
The second day ended with great success .Specially, I would like to thank Saurabh,Vivek, Anish, Prateek, Jeet, Harshit and others who made this event possible.
Some people were really excited getting this Firefox OS device Keon .
We got lots of beautiful comments on this event . One of these is here :
Harshit Agarwal : “I thank you on behalf of GLUG for gracing MUKTI 2014 and giving an enlightening workshop on Mozilla OS Apps. We look forward to more such sessions!” check out it on.fb.me/Ls8sVa
At last, I would like share one line with you “I was very glad to be a guest speaker of MUKTI 14 as well as organizer of #FirefoxOSAppDays in #mukti14 i.e the only #FOSS Festival of Eastern #India”