Tuesday, 15 April 2014

MozExplore At Arya College Kukas

After covering school, now its time to spread “Mozilla” word in “Arya College of Engineering & I.T.”, this time again Mozilla Community Rajasthan organize another workshop on mozilla in ACEIT. Over 300+ students participated in workshop. Speakers of this workshop were:
  • Osho Parth
  • Varun Kaushik
  • Lavish Aggarwal

Workshop was started sharp at 10:00AM, all speakers were welcomed and workshop was initiated by Mr. Osho Parth. He told student about Open Source, FOSS, how they can get code of any open source softwares and can work on it, he also told them how mozilla is part of open source and what students can do for mozilla.


Next session was taken by Mr. Lavish Aggarwal (Me), introducing mozilla, its mission and other products of mozilla which were new to students as they were only aware about Firefox Browser continuing with this they were also told them about Open Web and philosophies of Open Web.

Putting the next step forward, next session was taken up by Mr. Varun Kaushik. He told students about SUMO covering AOA, ln10, QA, Support Forums and writing an article. Students were keen to know about such convenient way of contributions.


Keeping the continuity of workshop, me and Osho introduced students about one of the sexiest tool of mozilla i.e; Mozilla Webmaker. Students were amazed by seeing online editing of websites using X-Ray Goggle, live rendering of html pages using thimble and video mixing tool i.e; Popcorn.


Next session was taken by Mr. Osho, in which he introduced students about Firefox OS,  its different layers and why it is useful and many advantages of OS.

Students were eager to see this new OS in there hands ASAP :)

Here comes the time to develop apps for Firefox OS, In this session I told students about how to develop app in simple 4 steps that were:
  • Install Simulator
  • Create a Launching Page
  • Create manifest.webapp file
  • Execute it on simulator

Students were amazed to see that how easy it is to build app in Firefox OS by simple HTML5.

Bringing the workshop to the end an interesting session about cracking was taken by Mr. Osho, where he told students about system hacking, grub hacking and many more cool stuffs.
SWAGS were also distributed to all interactive participants.

At last how can we forget to have a group pic :)

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

 MozMaker @ Mandawa

 This time Mozilla Community Rajasthan got the opportunity to spread the word of Mozilla in the Rural areas of Mandawa ,Jhunjhunu . A place where there is not much information sources available to know the updates about the current trends in IT. This was an adorable effort of Ethics Institute and Technobyte Computers to bring the knowledge of open source at the door steps of Madawa students. 


The Workshop at Techno Byte Jhunjunu was a great Success as it was First of its kind at that place. There was Multiple Session in the workshop covering topics like:
  • Open Source Introduction
  • Mozilla Products
  • WebMaker Tools
  • Firefox OS Architecture
  • Firefox OS App Dev.
Workshop was started by a introductry lecture on opensource by the Center Manager of Ethics and the Center Manager of Technobyte Jhunjhunu. which included the basics of open Source.He also announced for free courses in the all the centers of technobyte and ethics for the five most interactive students during the workshop.

Then the next session was on Open Source Movement and the role of Mozilla community in it.  About the various products of Mozilla community including (Firefox , ThunderBird ,Persona and Bugzilla etc). They were also informed about the various ways of contributing to the Mozilla movement .

 The session was of introduction to the webmaker tools. During this session the students were acknowledged about the various tools (like Thimble, X-ray Goggles and persona ). 

Then the students were also informed about the Operating system introduced by Mozilla. The architecture of Firefox OS was also explained along with a app development session for the Firefox OS. Students were amazed to know that the They could develop apps with just the knowledge of HTML,CSS and JavaScript..

 During the next session the students were informed about the Firefox Students Ambassadors program. TechnoMoz club was inaugurated and around 50 new FSA's were recruited and were acknowledged about the role and responsibilities of FSA. Most of them are SuMo contributors and others are App Developers. Expecting at least 5 apps in near future from the App Developers.

 At the end of the workshop the students were awarded with scholarships as promised by the organizers . The remarkable success of the workshop could be easily seen in the form of the joy and happiness on the faces of the attendees.
The following pic shows the faces of our new app developers and enthusiastic contributors for the Mozilla community and open source. Expecting contribution from the club members on Webmaker, Firefox OS marketplace and SuMo.

 Doing good is a part of our code. :)