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 ūüėÄ ūüôā

Maker Party on Road

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Hopefully, you were aware about “Maker Party on Road” event during¬†official maker party 2015 season. After the event I thought I would definitely share our lots of experience, fun with rest of the world. So I put it to my to-do list. Yeah, I got some time today to write¬†this blog…….

First of all, what is “Maker party on road” ? it sounds like crazy nah!!! Yeah! first time in the world also. It’s all about just learning , making , instant sharing on road with pedestrians and travelers.

This year, when official “Maker Party” kicks off, we got to know that this year‚Äôs Maker Party is all about teaching others how to “Read”, “Write” and “Participate”, So initially, I thought this we may do¬†something new according to this year Maker Party’s theme. Then I chalked a plan about this event, then shared this plan with other community members at our first maker party of 2015 in our town. Everyone not only just showed their interested, but also they given how to better this event and how the event would be run, what would be the probable activities. That day we finalized initial plan.

Next thing why we have chosen the road. We know that we can meet different types of people who are waking on the road, may be they would be Software developer, chaiwala, rikhsawala, police, student, IT professional, small business man etc, sharing with them about event idea, what we are going to do here etc. Actually, it’s really difficult to get people like chaiwala, rikhsawala, police etc ¬†in house event except IT professional and Students . As well as we can teach the people in crowd, that was¬†also my longtime desire, besides¬†that was great enjoyment of when teaching .

Then I started digging into maker party resources. And Yeah, the activities were listed for the event.

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Next thing was making some materials for the events like making some cards for learning web mechanics, web literacy. Then printed HTML puzzle box ( Thanks Yofie for bringing this HTML puzzle box initiative), made some quiz questions for participation etc.

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At last the day 29 July, 2015 was come. There was heavy rainfall in the morning that totally made worst civil life condition in the city. So we thought we could not run the event. But after 1 p.m, by the grace of God we got pleasant weather for next 4 hours. It made us so so lucky. Special thanks given to SUN.

Our activities were there WEB LITERACY,  WEB PRIVACY,  MAKING COOL STUFF,  FUN & GAMES.

How these activities¬†suites this year maker party’s theme. We may¬†think this way

  • Read¬†WEB LITERACY,WEB PRIVACY and know what is it.—- under “Read” section
  • Make something cool stuffs by webmaker app and thimble ¬†—- under “Write” section
  • Join us at Fun and Games —– under “Participation” section

Is not it ???????

So I created  a pathway how we can approach the people to come and join us.

(In future, if you are interested to host “Maker Party on Road” , please check it out this¬†¬†presentations¬†)

Then we started approaching people to join us by reading, writing, participating. Here we played our roll as a teacher by giving them cards related to web mechanics, web literacy.

Then we asked them to provide bad password to make one collage of bad password. Also we asked them some ideas how anyone can make strong password. Then we teach them about their privacy when they surf internet as well as, by what are ways they can save their identity when using internet.

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They we showed people about webmaker app, how they can make some thing cool stuffs there and share instantly. Also we showed them thimble for making their own webpage and x-ray goggles for hacking favorite website.

Some people chose the “Fun and Games” from our activities. For that case, ¬†we offered them “HTML” puzzle box to learn basic HTML tag. Also we offered HTML quiz, where we had a set question basic questions, True/False, fill in the blanks, output of the code etc.

So here, we were five people including me. I trained them first how they would conduct this event while I shoot the video and taking pictures of all. Yes Sometimes I also joined in the conversion with participants.

Then we took a group photo and took foot steps towards our home happily. Because the event was organized successfully. We completed our goal as well as our dream.

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This was  how event was ended. Believe me, during the event, there was not a single drop of rain. I am very happy to be a part of this Webmaker community, which always gives me the joy of teaching.

During the event, we met 80 + people, some signed up sheets are here…

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Feedback from participants

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On the next day of the event, I started editing the video. It almost took 15-16 hours to  make it ready.

At the next day I uploaded it and shared in the world.

At last I would like to thank you ….

Without you all, the event could not be possible.

Next Who am I ?

Yeah, My name is Biraj Karmakar, IRC: biraj, Webmaker Super Mentor, Mozilla Reps and 5 Years Mozillian …..

May be it took some time when you were reading this long blog post, I am so sorry for that.

Thanks once again for reading this!!!

Event blogs from other community members

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‚Ķ

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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

others in beow

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 ūüėõ ūüėÄ

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 MatjaŇĺ 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 ūüėÄ

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.

Mozilla Portland Workweek

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Last week, I was in Portland, USA for attending the Mozilla Coincidental Workweek aka #mozlandia . This was great event with thousand of Mozilla staffs and a hundred Mozilla volunteers. Now I am going to share what was my role there.

Hello portland ……….

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At the very first day, I went to portland art museum, where over 800 people were gathering for breakfast. I met with many amazing people whom I know them by IRC. But that day, it was my great chance to meet personally. Then headed to attend opening addresses of Mitchel Baker, Mark Surman, Chris Beard, David Slater and many of them.

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Then I joined the MDN team meeting. It was great that I saw many faces of MDN people there. Nice to meet them also. Then started brainstorming the ideas with them. That day I had my first meeting with FSA E-Board meeting with members. This was also great.

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Next day we started with our December Office Hour . That day was cool for me. But I am excited for. Many FSA around the globe actually attended this and we have given the answers for their questions. Then headed to join the MDN team with different meetings. After lunch I again joined FSA hacksession day1 meeting with discussion of lots for new upcoming features for FSA and all. If you have missed then check it out December Office Hour .

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Next day, again started with MDN learn area meeting. As a learn area mentor, I had given my thoughts how we can go ahead this project and all. Then followed with FSA hacksession day2.

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Last day, I joined with L10n team meetings. Then I was at the Final meeting for FSA e-board. That day great foe me. Where We documented all our 2015 planning, how we can empower this program and all.  After all, in every day I had tight schedule of several meetings .

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Last night was awesome experience of “MACKLEMORE AND RYAN LEWIS ” live performance ‚Ä™of #‚Äérapper‚Ĩ and ‚Ä™#‚ÄéDJ‚Ĩ ‚Ä™#‚ÄéAmericanHipHop‚Ĩ duo in Portland USA. Thanks mozilla for arranging this.

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Some awesome moments for me……

1. First event where I got a chance to meet with awesome mozillians

2. Dancing with Mozillizns

3. MACKLEMORE AND RYAN LEWIS  live performance

4. First USA trip

5. Visiting Mozila Portland office

6. Roaming around Portland with mozillians

Some more pics …..

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This whole event was awesome place for me where I learnt a lot and I was the in community discussion ideas, for which I am responsible to execute those in 2015.

Some pictures credit goes to my fellow mozillian friends.

Great event indeed for me ūüėõ ūüėÄ ūüôā ūüėÄ

 

FUEL GILT 2014 conference

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Today I am going to share about “FUEL GILT¬† 2014 , November 14-15,
Pune, India , the largest FOSS event in India for language technology.

Last two week ago, I attended this conference and this was great event. Also in last year I attended “FUEL GILT 2013” as a participant but this time I participated as Speaker of¬† one topic and as Mozilla’s presence organizer.¬† Basically The organizers of FUEL GILT Conference were Red Hat and C-DAC GIST and supported by mozilla in this year.

Let me tell a brief what FUEL is. Before that we need to know some true facts. We loves consistency,¬† The consistency of any product can only be achieved by standardization of its process and components . We always would like to follow this in Software localization . So for that standardization of commonly used terms in software localization, FUEL community has taken this initiative. But what is “FUEL GILT” —¬† This is annual gathering for all about language technology world, all about GILT industry – G11N, I18N, L10N, and translation world and this event also shows us the pain and conflicts of different cultures and languages.

Let’s dig more into it ….

Very first day, the event was started at sharp 2.30 pm with registration.Then Rajesh Ranjan , the main person behind this Fuel, gave the Welcome Address . FUEL GILT Conference 2014 was inaugurated by Dr Vijay Bhatkar, Professor Arun Nigavekar, Professor K P Mohanan, Raiomond Doctor . Also Mr. Mahesh Kulakarni was there from C-DAC Gist. They were all key note speakers. Everyone of them is  one of the most highly profiled person in india. Then Ankitkumar Patel, Chandrakant Dhutadmal started with Mission of Fuel. This was exciting to learn what Fuel gained in last year and what will in next year. Next session given by Ravikant on FUEL for Film: Learning from History. In his presentation , he used some panoramic sentences from hindi old film which is really really very pleasant and awesome.  Then we jumped on dinner with delicious food items.

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Next day, we had two several tracks one was talk and another workshop. Started with “Why globalization? – The world wide picture” by Pravin Satpute . Then it was run by several talks. Besides workshop was going on also. There was basically 6 workshops. I had one workshop on ” Localization of Firefox Marketplace Apps / WebApps ” . My presenation also has been hosted here .

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after all talks and workshops done, Open House was started. It was great discussion.

In both days some group pics were taken and swags were distributed among the participants.

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Then Chandrakant  ended  this conference with vote of thanks.

As  a part of this fuel community I have learnt so many things and will learn in future also.

At last. I would like to thank here Rajesh, Chandrakant and Ankit for supporting activities around Mozilla in this conference. Also I would like to thanks Ani for controlling this event periodically.

For photos special thanks goes to Krishnababu. More photos here.

I have taken some photos here.

After reading my blog, I hope you like it.

Bye. have a great time.