India uses Firefox Nightly – A Campaign especially for India

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Fellow mozillians, I am super excited to inform you that very soon we are going to release a new campaign in India  called “India uses Firefox Nightly“. Behind this campaign, our mission is to increases Firefox nightly usages in India. 

Why India?

As we all know we have a great Mozilla community around India. We have a large number of dedicated students, developers and evangelists who are really passionate about Mozilla. We have seen that very few people in India actually know about Firefox Nightly. So we have taken an initiative to run a pilot campaign for Firefox Nightly throughout India. Firefox Nightly, as a pre-release version of Firefox targeting power-users and core Mozilla contributors, is a glimpse of what the future of Firefox will be for hundreds of millions of people. Having a healthy and strong technical community using and testing Nightly is a great way to easily get involved in Mozilla by providing a constant feedback loop to developers. Here you can test lots of pre-release features. So it needs little bit of general promotion, which will pump to bring a good number of tech-savvy, power users who will be our active community members.

Few Key points

Time Frame: 2 months Max              Hashtag: #INUsesFxNightly

Event Duration: 3 – 5 Hours              Total events: 15

Who will join us: We invite students, community member, developer, open source evangelist to run this campaign.

Parts of Campaign 

Online activities:

Mozillians spread the message of this campaign around the India as well as through social media (facebook, twitter, Instagram), blog, promotional snippet, email, mailing list, website news item etc.

Offline activities:

Here any community member or open source enthusiasts can host one event in his area or join any nearby event for helping organisers. The event can be held at Startup Company, School, University, Community centre, Home, Café. 

Goals for this initiative

Impact:

  • 1000 Nightly Installed
  • 20 New Active Contributors

Strength:

  • 30 Mozillians run events
  • 500 Attendees

BTW have you tried Firefox Nightly yet, download it now?

More details will come soon. Stay tuned!

We need many core campaign volunteers who will help us to run this initiative smoothly. If you are intersted in joining campaign team, please let me know.

Have design skills? We need a logo for this campaign, please come and help us here.

My dream project – Digital Literacy Camp 2017

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Sorry, for posting this late. Actually last few months I was so busy. That’s why I could not write this here.

As you all know, the world has now transformed into a global village and the digital literacy movement will touch every city one by one. Lack of web literacy can push young minds to the darkness of ignorance, where no dreams prosper. That’s why I started this initiative called “Digital Literacy Camp 2017“- this is my dream project.

So let me introduce you all to my Dream Project – Digital Literacy Camp 2017 – aim to reach 100 students in my city and make them powerful web citizens, transforming the little part of our whole country.

I started my campaign in various crowd fudging site from December 1st week’16.

Our training period starting from 1st Mar to 31st May 2017. So we already started our training……..

This is three months staggered campaign to educate 100 underprivileged students on and prepare them for a better tomorrow. Here we have 100 Students from the unprivileged community. 1 Common dream. The Desire to learn – Basic Computer Learning, Internet & Web Literacy, Spoken English and Smartphone usage.

Why this 100 students from the underprivileged community:

Some children are born to lead. But at some point time, these students are always used to hear “NO”, because of their economic condition but we are saying “Yes” to their dreams. Our goal is to open a whole new world to these underprivileged children by fueling their curiosity. It is not just about education, we will help these kids learn effective skills through fun activities. Let’s work together to empower a generation of digitally literate citizens. They are here to make a difference in the lives of others.

Our campaign video:

Our goal:

After three months’ training, the students will:

1. Understand the working of a computer and know about the various programs.

2. Use English while communicating with others. 50% of the content produced on the internet is written in English, so the spoken English skills will come in handy.

3. Utilise the power of the internet to understand the world in a better way. Explore the new way of learning through the Internet. They can know more about privacy on their online life. They must know how to connect online and utilise the online resources.

4. They can know how the smartphone can transform their life. Also, we have selected some fun activities which will not only keep them interested but also develop a learning spirit in them. These beautiful minds will; get the best resources from us and that included proper infrastructure, skilled trainers, study material, the internet and skill-based class training.

Impact:

Students are bombarded with tonnes of information every single day and it is very hard for them to retain the right information. We must concentrate our efforts on making them effective consumers of information. Digital footprints are permanent and if they lack digital knowledge, they will never develop the ability to differentiate between what is trustworthy on the web and what is not. As they are proceeding down this path, these young students are growing their vocabulary, learning how to do research and most importantly their critical thinking skills are developed. The little joys are priceless. The smile on their faces encourages us to work harder. If a little move can create so much difference in their life, we can definitely do bigger things for them. Bigger things can bring bigger changes. Teaching with a difference can make learning easy.

We already started our training

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Our students with guardians on 1st day of class | Date 01 March 2017

 Few photos from our training classes

 

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These are all our trainers, taking classes

For more photos, please follow our facebook and twitter. Campaign hashtag is #digitalcamp2017.

We have not raised sufficient money from crowdsourcing platform. Still, we need your help. Every contribution is equally important to make this initiative successful. Your gift can give them a hope to live and become educated digital citizens.

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           If you are outside of India then this link for donation.

People staying in India can donate us through these

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We would like to thank all donors and supporters. Want to know more about this program, please read here. Help us to make these kids proven Digital Literate persons.

If you have any suggestions or comments please share with us.

 

 

 

Mozfest 2015 Report

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Yay!! This year I attended my first Mozfest 2015 which was held at Ravensbourne College, London, 6-8 November 2015.

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MozFest is an annual celebration of the world’s most valuable public resource: the open Web. The Web unlocks opportunity, spurs creativity, teaches valuable skills and connects far-flung people and ideas. With over 1700 participants, 300+ sessions, 8 spaces, 50+ pathways, Mozfest is awesome. In the whole weekend we were building and teaching the web. I was interested to  attend Mozfest to build my leadership and skill development.

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This time I was selected for Mozfest as a part of Global Gatherings by Mozilla participation team.

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In mozfest, first day most interesting thing was that  I attended Science fair. There were plenty of stalls with innovative ideas. I have almost explored every stalls. I learned new technology, met the pilot behind the technology.

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I have totally understood Mozilla’s Vision and Strategy. Other than that I attended  Community Leadership Summit–( a great session I have ever attended), Facilitation Skill Building Workshop,Participation Leaders meetup.

In next two days, I tried to focus mainly those session which are under this “pathways: leading and building community through participation“. Other than that I attended some technical session. Also I attended “Tech Speaker program” and “Mozilla Campus” and few very important session for me.

Also I have several discussion with program community manager as core contributor for those program like FSA, MDN, Mozilla Science Lab, SUMO, QA etc. I have shared my 2016 goals related to that program with respective person.

From those activities and conversion in Mozfest, I started my voluntary work as per my goal. For my first goal “Increasing QA participation In india”, I have already started preparing for this. Hopefully by this, we would started activities for that.

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My all those activities are relevant to Mozilla because it supports Mozilla’s Goals, strategy and community.  Those things will help to build strong community, increase more participation in Mozilla, enhance community members’ leadership and skill development and community development.

My call to actions are

  • Building QA community in India
  • Organize tech speaker program in local community
  • FSA regional community development
  • Helping Mozilla campus program
  • Organize some events which will enhance community members’ leadership and skill development

Increasing more participation in local community by learning program.

Before attending Mozfest, I have shared Why Mozilla, Why Now, Why  and My mozfest experience

Our participation team is here

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I would like to thank George, Emma, Francesco and whole participation team for giving me this opportunity to attend Mozfest 2015.

All pics source: Mozfest 2015 Flickr album.

Hope you all like the blog.

You can find more blog on Mozfest 2015 here .

 

 

 

FUEL Contributor Handbook

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Today I am going to share with you FUEL Contributor Handbook, which will help you to start contribution in FUEL Project which aims at solving the Problem of Inconsistency and Lack of standardization in Software Translation across the platform. Not only it works to provide a standardized and consistent look of computer for a language users but also FUEL works to create linguistic and technical resources like standardized terminology resources, computer translation style and convention guides, and assessment methodologies.

Now come to different parts of FUEL Project.

Terminologies
Style guides
UTRRS
Assessment matrix

Before start, I suggest you to do following things

Join the FUEL mailing list

Join the IRC channel #fuel-discuss @ irc.freenode.net

Next, you should look at yourself, who are you! what is your background! Localizer/Translator, Content Writer, Community builder, Developer, QA specialist, Graphic designer.

Localizer/Translator: If you localizer or Translator, you can start translation on FUEL Terminologies module based in your language. If your language is not there, you can request that. Other than that you may create your community style guide in your language.

Not only this, if you are professional localizer/translator, then from your past experience you may propose a new FUEL terminology module like FUEL Tourism, FUEL Legal etc.

Content writer: Some time developer overlooks grammatical mistake, spelling mistake. So as content writer, you can enhance those articles by improving spelling mistakes. As of now, FUEL don’t have much contents. Here are some ideas by which you may start “How to work on of FUEL Terminologies”, “How to create a module for Terminology like ‘FUEL Tourism’ in English” etc. Those will be very short and very specific etc. Other than that, you may start writing “How to get involved in FUEL”. Not only this, you may write official blog post for FUEL etc.

Community Builder: FUEL Community is being gradually developed day by day. People from the world, started contributing in FUEL. But FUEL has a great aim. So FUEL is seeking for Community builder, who are passionate for creating the Open Source Community. As a community builder, you don’t need to be a Technical person, but if you are ! Then it’s awesome. The primary goal of the community builder is creating and managing Regional FUEL community. So community builder can host the event, where he can invite several people from his community and share the concept of FUEL among the people. Also he can arrange the FUEL Hackathon, where invited participants will join start contributing in FUEL terminologies, style guide, translation, coding etc. After the event, he/she can share the event report with FUEL community. In offline, community builder can spread the word for FUEL project, engage more contributor in FUEL. Community builder is always rock star for the community.

Developer: If you are a developer, then you can fix the bug, you can do feature request, you can improve existing system by your code contribution in FUEL’s UTRRS and Assessment Matrix etc products and website. Also you can mentoring new people for code contribution in FUEL project. Other than that you may write FUEL code contribution guide which will be great for new coding contributors.

QA Specialist : If you are QA specialist, you can test FUEL’s UTRRS and Assessment Matrix etc products and website. In testing time you may find bug, you can file that bug. However you may also test some upcoming features which are in beta landings. If you are newbie in QA, then you may triage the bug, verify the bug, close the bug. Other than that you may write quick guide for QA contribution in FUEL.

Graphic Designer: If you love to do design, FUEL would be right place for your contribution. You may help by creating some social graphics, which will be used in social post. Here are some ideas, you can create some graphics on FUEL statistics, FUEL history, FUEL’s award, FUEL’s best accomplishment. Those would be reusable and hosted in FUEL website. Yeah! those graphics should be under creative commons license.

I hope I completed everything in this FUEL contributor handbook.

So now it’s your turn. Don’t wait !! Start your contribution towards FUEL project and join this community.

In the mailing list, introduce yourself and share your interest where you would like to start contribution in FUEL project. FUEL community is so helpful. Anyone of the community, will help you to start the contribution.

If you don’t have any skills, but still you want to contribute in FUEL project, just share your interest with FUEL mailing list. FUEL community members will guide you step by step.

SO DON’T WORRY. YOU JUST NEED PASSION FOR LANGUAGE!

More information about FUEL Project:

Website http://fuelproject.org/

Wiki https://fedorahosted.org/fuel/

Hope you all like this blog 😀 🙂

Stumbling in a Box : West Bengal

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Last month, “Stumbling in a Box : West Bengal” event was held in West Bengal. This was actually my dream to run such type of event.

The brief of this event, This staggered event evangelized the community to adopt MozStumbler & use it on daily basis to enrich the Mozilla location-service. Here we showed the tools available for different platforms to gather location information. Also after the event a global free geolocation service was created that can be used openly by organizations around the world to create apps and mobile services.

This event was for 7 days

Agenda

Day 1

  1. Welcome note — About Mozilla, Mozilla Location Services
  2. Show apps and resources
  3. Introduce all available tools/apps and their usage.
  4. Give people time to install and test the apps
  5. Register people in a spreadsheet
  6. Make planning of trips and form teams
  7. Let people go for stumblling

Day 2 – Day6

  1. Stumbling basis on trip plan with teams
  2. follow up to announce leaders on the leaderboard to engage participants

Day 7

  1. Meet back in event venue
  2. Announce winners based on leaderboard, give prizes

Initially more than 25 people showed their interest, But due to exam in West Bengal, 15 people joined in this event. Some of participants were form different area of india.

At very first day, after introduction,We explained them basic of Geolocaltion stumber.

After that, participants were asked to submit their initial stumbling points. Then we made the trip plan.

According to trip plan participants traveled whole the places during this five days. In the mean time, everyday, I run a follow up form.

Last day , again we met and participants were asked to submit their final points in spreadsheet. On the basis of points, first 3 participants got the exciting stumbling swag.

We distributed the swag.

Between those five day, participants covered 3000+ KM and Total points was 27300+ . That was huge.

One guy form the participants, gained 3rd position in new cell scorers. That’s was truly great.

After all, the event was really really great and got huge success.

[Event Report] bn-IN Mozilla l10n sprint

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In last week, I organized bn-IN Mozilla l10n sprint physically.  The event was held at meetup space . In this event, 10 people were invited based on their contribution.

This was a two days event of Mozilla l10n realted projects. Basically this event is for Firefox OS release in India. Here we will work on mozilla.org,marketplace,MDN document,Marketing etc. translation.

On very first day, we started with marketplace translation.

After completing this, we started with mozilla.org translation.

At the end of the day, our l10n work statistics was

Next day, we divided our team in several parts.Some of us again started with mozilla.org translation. Some of us directly jumped in masterfirefoxos transation.

One guy from our team, Koustav alone picked up the MDN translations.

At the end of the day, mozilla.org, masterfirefxos translation ware ready.

Thanks to all l10n members of bn-IN team.

Then we took group pic.

IMG_4621So bn-IN locale is ready for next FirefoxOS launch in India. This event was ended with great success.

How to build custom gaia

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MAY THE FORCE OF OPEN SOURCE ALWAYS BE WITH YOU!

Hello Mozillians,

As Mozilla says that Firefox OS is purely hackable  i.e. if you want to introduce any new feature in the Firefox OS or work on old to build it to better or just hack it and remix it. Many of you wondered how the hack it is possible and if it is possible then from where i can get started with it.

So folks, I am writing this post to somewhat address this issue though Mozilla already explained whole process on MDN but here i am going to explain it in is some different way, also i am assuming that initially you don’t have a device i.e. you are running gaia on simulator  .

Before proceeding further it would be great if you mind few points:

  • You should have previous knowledge how things with github works like fork, pull, push, merge blah blah.
  • As far as i know…

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HackOnMDN Berlin-March-2015

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In last week, I was in Berlin for HackOnMDN 2015 as a sponsored mozillian. The event was held in Mozilla Berlin office. No doubt office is so cool.

Now I am going to share my experience of this event. First of all, I need to clear one point that this was a no-meeting zone – we spent the three days doing actual work & produce something tangible from each and every session/project.

On the very first day, there was our introduction round. Then Ali discussed about Mozilla & MDN goals.

1957921_781006855281015_5905929203900106631_oThen everyone started pitching ideas on what they would work here. That’s how I shared my ideas. Basically, I pitched that I would work on Glossary , MDN Recognition and MDN screen casting for different projects.

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So now I started work on Glossary elements. Basically all the glossary elements are not ready as per it’s original definition. So I checked whole glossary elements and created one etherpad with wrong glossary elements.Also started fixing those. Also I have created one card in trello. SO every glossary contributor can follow up. Also some glossary elements have huge documentations . Those elements has been picked up and processed for further discussion.

Now on second day, I started working with MDN recognition with Janet, Ali, Diane. As a VP of recognition at FSA program, I shared the idea how we are running this system. Then we created draft for MDN recognition system. Now it has been ready for further discussion. Ohh yes that day I created the open badge for this event.

Now on last day, me and Niklas together made some videos  completely ready for MDN projects.

Check out the first one

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Also that day, I was there in MDN Talking Table. This was actually a round table discussion. That’s all about past, present and future of MDN. That was totally great.  If you are interested you can download it. Niklas helped a lot for this.

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I attended some portion of “MDN swag” meeting.

And the last thing was MDN demo time on the last day. That time, we all actually demonstrated what we have done in past three days.

Luke, thanks for this pic.

At last we took a group photo

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I am very pleased inform that whatever I pitched in the first day, at the end of the event everything was ready.  This event ended with great success. At last I would like to thank Mozilla MDN team for giving me such opportunity to work with them.

Hope you liked reading this long blog 😛 😀

Bengali-India FUEL meetup

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Last week, I have arranged one Bengali-India fuel meetup . Total 15 persons were invited for this event. The event started at sharp 11.00 am. Basically, I started with brief introduction on FUEL first. Then I gradually dig into various parts of FUEL like Terminology , Style Guide , Assessment Matrix.

In next phase we started contributing on fuel terminology. Before the event Bengali-India has only one Terminology on Fuel Desktop. But that day we have decided to complete Fuel cloud, web and mobile. So we made two teams. One was for reviewers and one was for string submissions. Both team worked hard together to get the success.

In that day, I got a chance to teach people about proper localization. I mean localization is not only translation. There was some new contributors also. They resolved their quires by asking multiple questions on localization. After all, everyone loves the FUEL project concept.  We can say that FUEL project is going to be the pillar of all language localizations.

At the end of day, there was few strings left. But within that night our energetic team completed it.  Thanks everyone who made it possible. That was true happiness.

Thanks Mozilla for sponsor this event. Thank you so much Matjaž Horvat for setting up this project in pontoon . Pontoon is great for collaborative working .

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Special thanks to Rajesh Ranjan  and entire FUEL team who gave us a chance to contribute here.

Now all the terminologies are here …

  1.  cloud
  2. mobile
  3. web
  4. desktop  (already completed before this event)

All these work can be used for Bengali-India localization for any projects. Actually these terminologies should help new contributor on localization.

After all, this event was great!!!

In future we would organize more events on FUEL .

FSA Bootcamp India

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Yay! We have organized our first FSA Bootcamp India successfully on 14 Feb, 2015 at Mozilla Community Space in Bangalore .  and this is the first FSA Bootcamp throughout the world. Here we invited 50 FSA from different states in India. Though the event was for one day but it was really cool.

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On very first day we started with Arcadio Lainez , Product Marketing Manager gave us  Firefox Hello live demo. By which he was explaining in brief all the features and future plans for Hello. Though Hello is built in to the browser using WebRTC (Real-Time Technology) for communication.

Then TJ, Community Manager for FSA joined in video chat. She gave us explanation of how we are growing with FSA program.Even she shared that what are the main key points of this program. Also she mentioned that this program is not only for marketing but also it helps the passionate people to learn new skills, earn recognition, and advance their leadership in not just the Mozilla community, but in their school and local community.

Then we took a small break. FSA have been divided into 4 groups, and in each group 1 Mozilla Rep was there. There everyone  interacted with each other and share cool experiences like

a. What motivated you?
b. What interested you to be part of this amazing global Community?
c. The thing I want to learn.

All the sticky notes

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Then Galaxy, Gauthamraj, Viswa, me explained about full structure of Firefox Student Ambassadors program. We gave more insights on club activities, club lead training, new recognition system and many more.

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and food was awesome 😀

One more point, without our awesome RAL’s help the event might not be well. Also special credit goes to Vineel  who helped a lot throughout the event.

After all, the event was great . At last we have taken some group photos.

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More photos https://flic.kr/s/aHsk52xNyj

Hashtags: #FSABootcamp, #MozSpaceBLR

Also I would like to thank Galaxy who did awesome job for this event.