[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.

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Hack the MDN and Celebrate Firefox’s 10th Anniversary

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Hi Friends,

Now I am back with blog post.

This was my first MDN event in my life. I am very glad that I have organized it successfully on 09 NOV 2014. This event was not only MDN event but also we had done our Firefox’s 10th Anniversary celebration in kolkata. Let me tell more about this event.

The agenda of this event :

  1. Brief discussion about MDN
  2. How to start hacking in MDN
  3. Intro to MDN glossary
  4. let’s hack on MDN glossary elements together
  5. Celebrate Firefox’s 10th Anniversary
  6. Lunch
  7. Continue hacking on MDN glossary element
  8. Group photo session and swag distribution

So, we have started this event at 11.00 am. Ohh ! sorry I forgot to tell one thing I have made one #MDNglossaryHackingKit for this event. So first I shared this kit with all the participants. Then started with “Brief discussion about MDN” and gave a description  about basic things of Hacking MDN. Now jumped into MDN glossary. In the mean time, there were some question & answer round between me and participants . So every participants excited to hack the glossary element . So we started hacking ……………

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First I taught them about “How to tag glossary item”. And then I came infront of them with the bunch of Glossary items which need to be tagged from missing tags  . And they completed almost 68 missing tags article within half an hour.

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Then i jumped to teach them “How to improve the glossary article by editing” . They grabbed it very fast and started to contributing. Then we headed for lunch.

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After lunch we again started with “How to write new glossary element”. Then we took prioritized missing glossary elements and started writing missing articles together from Here . And we completed the first draft of all these within  one and half an hour. Now those glossary elements are in review queue.

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Next part is celebration of Firefox’s 10th Anniversary. In this event basically, FSA joined.So they were very excited about #fx10 and #ChooseIndependent. We started with Photo sessions……….

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Then we cut the so yummy Cake for Firefox’s 10th Anniversary and enjoying a lot.

Then swag distribution happened among the participants and took some group pic.

As a Glossary mentor, this event was great for me. I am always feeling great as a Mozillian.  Special thanks goes to Mozilla MDN Community for supporting me to organize this event.

Though it’s long but I hope you enjoy it

Firefox OS App Days in Mukti’14

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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 ………….

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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

Day1:

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

Day2:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

MozHub

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Today, I would like to share a brief story of Mozilla event in Barasat on 5th Jan,2014.This was the first event in Barasat. The event was started sharp 12.00 am at noon with Mozilla Mission. After that I discussed Firefox OS with Developer preview phone Keon.Some people also checked the Firefox OS phone (Keon).

Then we have started our 2nd session with Localization.Actually, here we discussed mainly with Bengali-India l10n . They have been learnt how to do l10n work and what are the specific rules for localization etc.Hopefully, we would get 5 new localizer for Bengali-India.

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Next session was for Webmaker mainly. Here people got to learn the basic things of Webmaker and how to remix the Thimble page , how to use Popcorn etc.We have discussed related mozilla codebase. Atlast  people got to learn about MDN and how to create new docs and edit etc.

This event was really great ! The audience of this event was satisfied very much. Then we went to a Mouchak’s restaurant for our lunch. We enjoyed very much.

Hack Jam 2 @ BCREC

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When Mozilla Dugapur kicked off Hack Jam @ BCREC , We hoped that it would catch the fire. Yes …………………..

We got the the success today. It was really awesome. More than 80 students attended this session. We tried hard to make this Makerparty celebration of webmaking even bigger and better.  And thanks to the incredible work of contributors around the Durgapur, it was!

Now I would like share a brief Makerparty story of this event Hack Jam 2 @ BCREC .It was the biggest event in BCREC also till now.

First question raised in our mind is ” What is Hack Jam 2 @ BCREC ?” Actually, here we do basically draw our idea for web/app/popcorn Let’s Party – Hands on session with webmaker tools Remix Websites with the X-Ray Goggles. Hack the Web with Thimble. But that time we also included Mini App Day also.

We kicked off our event sharp at 10.30 am with Registration . After that Avik took the introductory session. Then Devyani caught up Thimble overview.

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Then Umesh picked up his favorite webmaker tool Popcorn Maker and gave a hands on session. Then we adderssed our newest webmaker team . Then  we gave time for Popcorn Hackathon to the students.

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Now is my time to tell what I did there . First picked up X ray goggles and showed the Hands on session . Then next 15 minutes for X ray goggles hackathon .

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Till that time , we were hungry for food. We had completed our lunch with some special crunchy tasty food and cold drinks also.

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After that we backed in our makerparty mood at sharp 2.00 pm. So , me and Amitshree gave Firefox OS app hands on session. Then I showed some firefox os apps demo also.Then we hosted on app hackathon for 40 min. We hosted one quiz round for all. At that time we completed judgement of all the webmaker’s makes. Then we announced the name of the winners on the basis of quiz .  They also the gave their feedback  regarding this event. Then we gave then prizes and swags.

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After distributing the swags and all, some group photos were taken .

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After all , it was really awesome event. I would personally like to thank  Umesh Agarwal , Amit Kumar Thakur for collaborating with me to organize this awesome  event . Also thanks to volunteers who gave their best efforts.

Mozilla Durgapur is one of the fastest growing community in the world. Feeling great to be a part of this community as well as Mozilla India.

Evangelism Reps Training & MDN Doc Sprint

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Now the time is for Blogging ………………..

I came first time Bangalore for Evangelism Reps Training & MDN Doc Sprint . So, first of all I would like to thank Mozilla giving me this chance to attend this event.

This event was about the Evangelism Reps program is designed for all skill levels – from beginners wanting extensive training and mentoring, to supporting Mozillians who are already partaking in speaking engagements. This training will empower Mozillians like you to be the ‘Voice of Mozilla’ and help extend Mozilla evangelism efforts even further.

Christian Heilmann, Robert Nyman, and Ali Spivak came
to India for a week long tour. As part of the tour the team hosted: Mozilla Evangelism Reps Training by Christian Heilmann & Robert Nymam who are industry leaders and experts in spreading the word on HTML5, new web technologies, Mozilla’s mission, its projects and products Mozilla Developer Engagement practices & MDN Doc Sprint Training by Ali Spivak , MDN Product Manager.

First day of this event was very great. Christian Heilmann took the first session on “How to take presentation in better way ?”
I got typical knowledge in many things like What makes a good presentation , Screencasting software ,Screenshot software and cropping ,How to use social media to promote your talk etc.

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Then me , Dron and Soumya gave one demo presentation on Firefox OS. After that we had some discussion with Robert on HTML5.

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Now we have to come at scenario of the 2nd day . We all started to giving presentation on Firefox OS tools, Simulator , adaptive search etc. So, me Dron and Soumya gave a presentation on Firefox OS simulator . Then Ali took a session on Demoing Firefox OS Device. After the training , Kautav gave one trail demo with Christian and me with Ali.

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After that, Ali showed how to contribute in MDN. And then we took some group photos.

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We enjoyed a lot there.

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After all it was great event.

Mozilla Rocks !!