Sunday, 30 March 2014

Mozilla At Nosegay :)

Now after covering most of the sections of Rajasthan now we reach Nosegay Public School, Sri Ganganagar. Audience of this workshop was 12th Class and Speakers was:
  • Dron Rathore
  • Lavish Aggarwal
  • Osho Parth
  • Adit Bharadwaj
  • J. Raj Rohit
  • Ashish Seervi
Workshop started sharply at 10:00AM, and was started by School Director Mrs Rachna Ma’am introducing all speakers and telling student about agenda and main purpose of this workshop.
First session was taken by Mr. Dron Rathore informing student about what are the benefits of this workshop and how they can be a part of this community by doing awesome work and contribution. He told them about mozilla credits page and how they can add their name in that credit page. He also told them about mozilla, its mission and products of mozilla.

Students were eager to see their names in credits page ASAP :)
Next session was taken by Me introducing students about Open Source, realizing them to feel true freedom than their actual freedom in this tech world. I also told them about Linux OS and its power rather than other OS.Also told them about FOSS and mozilla as a part of it.
Next session was taken by Mr. Raj Rohit, telling students about BugZilla and how to make products better through simple steps of bugzilla. He also tell them about Data Science and other Open Source project in which interested students can contribute.
Next session of Webmaker was taken by Mr. Lavish and Mr. Adit, they told students how easy it is to edit any website or create new website through live rendering of the code and video mixing by the awesome tools of mozilla i.e. X-Ray Googles, Thimble, Popcorn. Students were amazed by live editing of website through these tools.
Last session was taken by Mr. Ashish Seervi, he told them about how to get involved in mozilla community through SUMO contribution and also told them about FSA program.
Had a great time with these school students and also had great response from them.
Group pic with team :)

Saturday, 15 March 2014

AppDay At JNU (Jaipur National University) :)

Firefox OS App Day @ JNU

On March 14,2014 we had another workshop at Jaipur National University,Jaipur  named “JNU_FIREFOX OS APP DAY IN A BOX” organised by Mozilla Community Rajasthan . The Technical lovers Irrespective of all Branches and Years have come to the workshop to know how to contribute to the World of Open Source and to know about the new Firefox Os  and how they can contribute  to world of Mozilla.

At the workshop the  Respected Speakers were:

The Awesome Volunteers were:

The workshop was attended by almost 200 students. The students were so eager for the workshop , even when the registration’s were closed on Spot registrations were high in numbers.

The workshop agenda was as follows:

The workshop contained two Sessions:

First Session:( 10:00 am to 12:00 pm)

09:00 – 9:30 on Spot Registration
09:30 – 10:00 Anchors – Welcome
10:00 – 10:30 Osho – Open Source
10:30 – 11:30 Tushar, Ram & Meghraj – Mozilla
(Products, Community & Contribution)
11:30 – 12:00 Ram – Audience Interaction

12:00 – 01:00 LUNCH


Second Session:( 13:00 pm to 17:00 pm)

01:00 – 02:00 Ram & Osho – Teach App Dev
02:00 – 02:30 Ram & Osho – Try your idea
02:30 – 03:00 Adit & Lavish- Webmaker
03:00 – 03:30 MeghRaj&Asharam(As_Crv) – Contribution hands-on (SuMo)
03:30 – 04:00 Ram, Osho – Hacking Gaia,Bugzilla, Github, Hacking linux
04:00 – 05:00 Ram, Adit – closing session

First Session:( 10:00 am to 12:00 pm):

In the First session Mr. Osho Parth  explained open source software and their use in current scenario. He also explained how we can customize open source software for our use and why they are beneficial for the society.He gave a brief introduction about FOSS and open source.
 Mr. Ram Dayal Vaishnav explained about the Communities Who is in the Mozilla community? How many contributors, supporters and users are there? How Do You Fit In The Community?
Mr. Tushar Arora  explained about the different products of Mozilla and told them the use of HTML5, CSS, Java Script in the latest Web technology.
 Mr. Meghraj Suthar explained about the different contributions one can do for the open source world and Mozilla  like localisation and various Contribution u can give in Open Source.In the lunch session after all the speakers already had their lunch, some students shared their doubts personally with the speakers about open source and  FOSS.

Second Session:( 13:00 pm to 17:00 pm):

App Dev:

This Session was totally based on App development. Mr. Ram Dayal Vaishnav & Mr. Osho Parth told the students about the new Firefox Os. The benefits of the new Firefox Os and its advantages over current smart phone market.
After the introduction about the Firefox OS Mr. Ram Dayal Vaishnav & Mr. Osho Parth also taught the students on how easy it is to make the apps for Firefox OS with the help of HTML, CSS ,JS.
The Students also tried some hands-on and made some wonderful apps.


This Session was  based on Webmaker tools. Mr. Adit Bharadwaj & Mr. Lavish Aggarwal told the students about the  awesomeness of the WebMaker tools.
  • X-Ray Goggles
  • Thimble
  • Popcorn 
 The Students were completely amazed with the tools and were very eager to use them.
We had a brief session on hands-on contribution like SUMO,AoA,etc… by Mr. Asharam Seervi.
He also told about the Firefox Student Ambassador program and
We also recruited many applicants for FSA and registered them for the program.
The Volunteers were very helpful. They helped the students during the whole session, while making apps and  during webmaker session.
There were total 5 apps  were made among those we ranked them according to the best and accordingly Mozilla goodies were given to them.
Last but not the least i would like to thank MCR, Mozilla , My HOD sir Mr. Vijay Dhaka and Sir Mr. Navneet Verma  and my college for guiding and helping through out the event.
All the event pictures can be seen at the flicker account here
Some group pictures after the event:

Overall Workshop was awesome and when we returned we had many awesome contributors looking ahead to make some great contributions to the Mozilla Mission .

Thursday, 6 March 2014

MozDay @ City of Lakes – Udaipur

So, There again Mozilla Community Rajasthan organized another event with great success in Udaipur – City of Lakes :). Event started up at 02:00PM in Computer Science department of CTAE college.
On the spot registration of this event was done and more than 100 students participated in this event.
The session was started by Miss Charul by introducing all speakers. Speakers of these event was:
  • Osho Parth
  • Lavish Aggarwal
  • Diepesh Monga
The first session was taken by Mr. Osho Parth. He gave a brief introduction about FOSS and open source, discussed differences between semi open source and open source, Firefox OS and also told the power of open source and mozilla as part of it.
Many students were keen to know a more about open source, they were really impressed by seeing power of open source, they were keen to know about mozilla. Students showed their great interest.
He also discussed about different layers of Firefox OS and working of each layers.
After that Diepesh Monga,  discussed about mozilla and its mission. He told them about some products and tools of mozilla like Thunderbird, Persona, Open Badge, Web Maker, Mozilla Lab, Fire Bug, etc.
Next Session of Application Development and How to customize GUI of Firefox OS in the way you want was taken by Mr. Lavish Aggarwal(Me).
He taught them how to develop app and submit it into market place by simply three steps i.e. Design, Build, and publish.
I also told them about HTML5 and importance of HTML5, CSS3 and JS.
Live demo of Hello world app was shown to students by using Firefox OS simulator. I also told them about manifest file and its importance for submitting app into market place.
Every Student was developing there own hello world app for Firefox OS and volunteers helped them out.
Now, time for introducing awesome webmaker tools of mozilla, this session was taken by Osho and me. A live demo of each tool was shown to students, students were really amazed by seeing X-Ray Goggles, they used this tool and remix there favorite website in the way they want.
Students made really good pages using Thimble tool and also remixed some youtube videos using Popcorn.
Goodies were also given to students :)
Then I told them about debugging of Firefox OS, and how to change UI in any way by using web technologies. They were eager to use Firefox OS and wanted to change it in the way they want.
At last a group pic with all volunteers who helped in making this event into great success.