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’s 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!!!

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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.

Hack Jam @ BCREC

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Yeah , welcome back………….

Today, I would like to share some thing with you people.Actually, I saw Webmaker T-Shirt some months ago.From that day, my dream was that when I will wear this. Finally It comes true.
Ok..let’s go ahead with the event report. Today me, Umesh and some volunteers named Souradeep,Utpal,Zubin,Ravi,Amit,Atish organized a event called Hack Jam @ BCREC at our college.More than 70 people came in this event.  Some NIT Durgapur’s students also attended this event.

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The main motto of the event is Remix Websites with the X-Ray Goggles. Hack the Web with Thimble End of the party.

First of all, we planned that how we proceeded in our event…..

Through me the event had been started with Mozilla Mission and continued by Umesh with Mozilla Webmaker. After that I gave Introduction Of Firefox OS.Then Souradeep and Subhendu gave HTML5 and CSS3 respectively.

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After that we all helped the students to remix the web and video also how to play with thimble.

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Some published thimble pages by our participants.
By Utpal Kumar : https://utpalk1.makes.org/thimble/proud-to-be-an-indian-cricket-team
By Smriti Roy : https://smriti.makes.org/thimble/remix-of-remix-of-movie-poster-hack

After that we gave them some tasks. At last, we distributed the webmaker swags among the students.

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Event ended up with taking some group photos.

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We are proud to be a Mozillian as well as Firefox lover.

After all, it was super cool event.

Thanking You,