The first ever Mozilla Contributor Mentoring got organized in Durgapur on 17th Apr,2013 at BCREC. Actually, this event for only new contributors. Here newbies will be trained how they can learn about IRC,mailing list etc as well as the basics of communication, collaboration and contribution of the Mozilla community. Almost 50+ people came .

The agenda of the event

  • Introduction to IRC
  • Introduction to mailing-lists
  • Tracking bugs on Bugzilla
  • Basics of Locamotion
  • Basics of SUMO (More emphasis on Firefoxos Video contest 2013)

First of all , I and chandan began talking about out initiative and why this event is important for new contributor.Then we collected the interest(Localization,Code base,SUMO,Design) from the people and noted it down. Then We divided the group on their interested .

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In the mean time , We showed this people how we can communicate in IRC using chatzilla,X-chat also told some basic commands about IRC. Gave them a demo chat session between those people.
After that we came to mailing-lists. Here we showed them some rule i.e how to reply in mailing-list etc.
According to their interest , four groups has been formed —

Design Group
Code Base
SUMO and Localization
The first group was laid by umesh. He showed the interest how you can join firefox filcks competition . Also told some basics of design etc.10 People are in this group.

The second group was laid by Souradeep ,Apporve and Zubin . They told them how to tracking mozilla code base bugs,how to solve that bug via different languages like python , c etc. Approve told about webmaker tools. He and Zubin gave some demo sessions on Thimble, Popcorn Maker and X-Ray Goggles. 25 people are in this group.

Last and third group was laid by me and amit. I showed them how to register in locamotion,how any one do translation via locamotion. Giving them some sample of rules how to do that.Also showing some style guides for their native language. After that amitshree told about of sumo i.e main features of sumo, how contributors work with that.Rest of the people are in this group.

After that we some took group photos.

It’s was very nice event. At least we will get 25 + contributor who will continue with us.


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