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Mozilla Summit 2013- Reflection

प्रिय मित्रो,

आप सभी अचंभित होंगे की यह ब्लॉग में हिन्दी भाषा में क्यू लिख रहा हूँ? इसका एक सरक पर एक सकारात्मक उत्तर है, मोज़िल्ला समिट में ताईवान कम्यूनिटी के कुछ लोगो से वार्ता की , कुछ लोग जापानी एवं चाइना कम्यूनिटी के भी उपस्थित थे, मेने यह अनुभव किया की वह अपनी भाषा को लेकर कितने सकारात्मक है, उनके हर सॉफ्टवेअरउनकी बाहरी भाषा में था उनके चेहरे पर एक अजब सी गर्व की अनुभूति थी जो मुझसे यह प्रश्ना कर रही थी की क्या हमने सिर्फ़ बाहरी आडंबर ओर दिखावे तक अपनी भाषा को सीमित कर दिया है? कुछ इसी प्रश्न ने मुझे यह ब्लॉग हिन्दी में लिखने पेर विवश कर दिया है,

राजेश जी आपका बहुत बहुत धन्यवाद, आप भी इस ब्लॉग को हिन्दी में लिखने के प्रेर्नस्त्रोत  रहे है.

आगमन:
तक़रीबन रात्रि ०९ बजे हम सन फ्रांसिस्को विमानतल पहुँचे. हम काफ़ी थक चुके थे क्यूंकी हमारा सफ़र ३२ घंटो का था! मुंबई से उड़ान भरकर लंडन और वॉशिंग्टन होते हुए हम सन फ्रांसिस्को पहुँचे थे, वहाँ विमानतल पर मोज़िल्ला का एक प्राधिनिधि  हमारी प्रतीक्षा कर रहा था ! सेन फ्रांसिस्को से हम सेंटा क्लारा के लिए रवाना हुए, तकरीबन १ घंटे में हम होटेल सेंटा क्लारा मॅरियट पहुँचे! होटेल काफ़ी बड़ा एवं आलीशान था, यह होटेल सांता क्लारा के मशहूर होटेल में से एक था, कुछ ही मिनिट में हम अपने कमरे पहुँच गये , थकान से चूर हम जल्द ही नींद के आगोश में चले गये.

प्रथम दिवस ०४ ऑक्टोबर २०१३

Faisal at Mozilla

प्रता: काल मोज़िल्लियंस प्रभात फेरी के लिए सांता क्लारा के ताज़े एवं स्वच्छ वातावरण में भ्रमण करने निकले, सर्द सी हवा और पत्तो की सनसनाहट किसी को भी मन्मुग्ध कर दे, भ्रमण से लौटने के बाद हमने नाश्ता किया, जिसमे विभिन्न प्रकार की फल, सब्ज़ी, ब्रेड चीज़ ,कॉफी थे, नाश्ता काफ़ी ज़ेयकेदार और सेहतमंद था!

मोज़िल्ला समिट २०१३ का का आगाज़ बड़े ही उत्साह एवं शक्ति के साथ हुआ, सर्वप्रथम मोज़िल्ला की चीफ लिज़र्ड
रॅंग्लर मिशेल बेकर ने रिमोट्ली मंच संभाला, मिशेल ने कहा की “हम वेब की रक्षा करते है और इसी कारण हम सफल हुए हैं , इसका विकास तभी संभव है जब हम इसके प्रति जागरूक हो जाएँगे, हम कोशिशो से ही इसे और सुरक्षित, बेहतर और बहू उपयोगी बना सकते है” इस रोमांचक और प्रेरणादायक व्यक्तव्या से समिट हाल तालियो से गूँज उठा और एक एक नयी शक्ति का संचालन हर तरफ होने लगा जो हमें और उत्साहित कर रही थी. इसके बाद मंच पर मोज़िल्ला के चीफ टेक्निकल ऑफीसर ब्रेंडेंन इच आए, ब्रेंडेंन ने उत्साह को जारी रखते हुए मोज़िल्लियंस से कहा की वह वेब और मोज़िल्ला में एक नयी तकनीकी क्रांति चाहते है, वह चाहते की मोज़िल्ला में जल्द ही क्लाउड तकनीक आ जाए जिससे वेब का उपयोग और सरल एवं सुगम बन जाए, उन्होने कहा की “अगर आप एक दशक बाद मोज़िल्ला को नयी उँचाइयो पर देखना चाहते है तो मोज़िल्लियंस और लोगो को तकनीक़ी क्षमता से लेस करना होगा, इसी तरह हम अपने लक्ष्या को पा सकते है.”
उनके वक्तव्य से वहाँ मोजूद लोग काफ़ी प्रेरित हुए.

दोपहर के समय वर्ल्ड फेयर का आयोजन किया गया, यह सचमुच अदभुत नज़ारा था, देश विदेश से आए हुए मोज़िल्लियंस अपने देश एवं संस्कृति को परिभाषित करते हुए विभिन्न प्रकार के रोचक वस्तुओं का प्रदर्शन कर रहे थे. जापान कम्यूनिटी के मोज़िल्लियंस चॉप स्टिक्स की एक रोचक प्रतियोगिता रखी जिसे जीतने वाले विजेता को पृस्कर में जापान से लाई हुई कोई वस्तु भेंट दी जाएगी. भारत इसमे कहा पीछे रह सकता था, हमने विभिन्न प्रकार के भारतीय नमकीन,मिष्ठान ,चूड़िया आदि का प्रदर्शन किया, सभी भारतीय मोज़िल्लियंस अपनी पारंपरिक वेश-भूषा में थे,जिसे काफ़ी पसंद किया गया .हमने कुछ समय सेशन एवं वार्तालाप में बिताया और अपनी जानकारी में इज़ाफ़ा किया, रात्रि में चमचमाती रोशनी के बीच हम डिन्नर के लिए पहुँचे. डिन्नर पारंपरिक अमेरिकी था जिसे भारतीय लोगो को खाने में काफ़ी दिक्कत होती है , उसमे मसालो की कमी होने के कारण ज़्यादा पसंद नही किया गया.
डिन्नर की समाप्ति पर एक धमाकेदार करेयोकी का आयोजन किया गया, सब मस्ती में झूमते गाते एक दूसरे से मिल जुल नाच रहे थे . ऐसा प्रतीत हो रहा था जैसे हम एक परिवार के ही लोग हैं ओर किसी उत्सव के लिए इकट्ठा हुए हैं.

अगला दिन , प्रात: काल हमने एक जाएकेदार नाश्ता किया , मोज़िल्ला समिट २०१३ में नाश्ता मेरी पहली पसंद होता था. आख़िर दिन भर की उर्जा उसी से तो मिलती थी , नाश्ते के बाद सेशन शुरू हुए, प्रथम सेशन में फायरफ़ॉक्स हेअल्थ के बारे में व्रिस्तित जानकारी दी गयी इसके बाद समिट में प्रॉडक्ट डेमो दिखाए गये जिसमे shumway मेरा पसंदीदा रहा, में अचंभित रह गया की किस प्रकार बिना फ्लेश प्लग इन के आप फ्लेश फाइल्स को ब्राउज़र में प्ले कर सकते है,यह आवश्या ही आधुनिक वेब के निर्माण में उपयोगी कदम है और यह फ्लेश पर हमारी निर्भरता को ख़तम कर देगा. इसके अतिरिक्त appmaker, appmanager, bananabread के डेमो भी काफ़ी प्रशंसनीय थे.

समिट में दोपहर भोज के पश्चात CODE RUSH  वीडियो को दिखाया गया, यह नेटस्केप ब्राउज़र की उत्पत्ति को दर्शाती हुई कहानी है जिसने ओपन सोर्स के विश्व में क्रांति ला दी और किस प्रकार मोज़िल्ला का जन्म हुआ.

रविवार का दिन, मस्ती का दिन जी हां, सुबह नाश्ते के पश्चात , प्रथम सेशन में मोज़िल्ला और उसके भविष्य की यात्रा तथा पथ  प्रदर्शक लक्ष्यो को दर्शाया गया, मोज़िल्लियंस को मोज़िल्ला मे भविष्य में आने वाले परिवर्तनो, तकनीकी एवं अन्या बदवालो से अवगत होने का मौका मिला.

दोपहर में लंच के पश्चात मोज़िल्ला रेप्स का सेशन  जिसमे गया विलियम एवं पीएररोस ने मोज़िल्ला रेप्स से प्रोग्राम के बारे में उनके विचार और सुझाओ को सुना, उन्होने रेप्स से अपील की वो इस प्रोग्राम को सफल बनाने में अपना पूर्णा योगदान दे , सेशन के दौरान फायरफ़ॉक्स स्टूडेंट प्रोग्राम की भी चर्चा की गयी. तत्पश्चात एक ग्रूप फोटो लिया जिसमे सभी मोज़िल्लियंस ने उत्साह के साथ  कर हिस्सा लिया.

रात्रि में मोज़िल्ला द्वारा The Great America Park की रोमांचक यात्रा कराई गयी, इस दौरान हमने विभिन्न प्रकार के झूलो ,रोलर कोसटेर्स की सवारी की जो सचमुच दिल दहलाने वाली थी , हम इतने रोमांचित थे की पता ही नही चला कब १२ बाज गये, हम जापान कम्यूनिटी के साथ वापस होटेल आए ओर थक कर सो गये.

मोज़िल्ला समिट एक यादगार तोहफा था, एक प्रशंसा ओर गर्व की अनुभूति देने वाला एहसास जो आपको प्रेरित करता है अपने लक्ष्य की तरफ निरंतर बदते रहने के लिए , समूचे भारत वर्ष से १०० से अधिक मोज़िल्लियंस को आमंत्रित किया गया जो स्वयं में एक कीर्तिमान है, मुझे प्रसन्नता और गर्व है की में समिट २०१३ का एक हिस्सा बना , और आशा करता हू की भविष्य में इस प्रकार के अवसर प्रदान कर मोज़िल्ला हमारे उत्साह और मनोबल को बड़ाता रहेगा.

फ़ैसल अज़ीज़
मोज़िल्ला रेप
भोपाल,पुणे,मुंबई

 

How to write an efficient budget breakdown for Mozilla Event.

 

 

Filing a budget request for Mozilla Events is not an easy task for most of the reps, It need rigorous planning and analysis of certain and uncertain expenses. One should be careful while planning a budget request, As most of the budget request are rejected because of unstructured, ambiguous and imprecise breakdown of expenses.

* Note: A budget request can be submitted by any Mozilla Reps who have signed Mozilla Reps agreement under Mozilla Reps Programme.

Thanks to @Debloper (Soumya Deb) for inspiring me to write a blog about budget breakdown.So in this post i will show you how to write an efficient budget breakdown for Mozilla Event .I’ll be focusing on writing budget breakdown, for more information about budget filing procedure , please visit this blog by Regnard Requedan.

Budget Breakdown provide transparency to your budget request, The more you break your budget, the more will be chance of getting approved.

 

Budget breakdown should be precise, transparent and up to the mark, A typical budget request has many factors that should be Plotted.Some of them are listed below:

 

  • Invites
  • Travel Expenses:
  • Accommodations:
  • Meals:
  • Stationary:
  • Venue
  • Sponsors
  • Miscellaneous

 

==Invites==

So before starting actual budget breakdown, you should prepare a list of invitees who will be attending your event and need Mozilla’s sponsorship.You should mention following details:

  • Mozilla Reps Attending your event.
  • Mozillians attending your event.
  • Others(Non-Mozillians) attending your event.

This will help your mentor and council to decide worthiness of your request.

==Travel Expenses==

Traveling is very crucial part of your budget request, The cost may vary depending on medium of transport( via air,train,bus) and also on time and availability. So confirm traveling fares first with respect to time and availability. It also important to check for local transport expenses,as in India you’ll not find receipt from Auto-rickshaw or sometimes in buses also. So keep this in mind as Mozilla will not consider any expenses without proper receipts/bills.Mention following details in travel expense section:

  • Who will be traveling?
  • Origin or source(city) of commuter.
  • Destination city.
  • Travel medium(Via Air/Train/Bus).
  • Individual cost of each commuter.
  • Local transport cost, eg: Cab/Bus/Metro etc.

Note: In case of journey via Air , be careful about fares as they are constantly changing with time, better to book it asap.

For railways, fares are constant, but fares for buses are also change with time in some regions, so be prepared.

 

  ==Accomodations==

So now you need accommodation for your invitees, Choosing a good hotel near your event venue will be great thing and saves money and time. In this section you can mention following details:

  • Who will staying?
  • For how many days?
  • Where?(Hotel name if possible.)
  • Will they share room?
  • Type of room.
  • Cost per day.

==Meals==

Food will be a delicious inclusion , Depending on your regions you’ll find some pretty good restaurant serving awesome cuisines.

Breakdown of food expenses are pretty simple, just get some statistics from nearby restaurants.

in Meal section mention:

  • How many persons need meals?
  • For how many time i.e Breakfast, Lunch Dinner?

You can put a lumsum amount for food so no need to write “Restaurant-Menu” in request.

 

==Stationary Item==

You will need stationary items like pens,notepads,papers etc for event, they are not much expensive so you can directly put approximate cost for stationary items.Better to request

 

==Venue==

Well For a good event you need a good venue, In most of the cases Mozillians easily got venue sponsors like colleges, Institutes etc, But sometime you need a paid venue like conference halls,so in that you need to mention cost of venue as well,

Mention following things if it is a paid venue:

  • Venue Name and location
  • Total expense for venue (include electricity, audio/visual,service etc charges).

==Sponsors==
It will be great thing if you’ll get some sponsors for your event, You should be clear about sponsorships(specially when it is a financial sponsorship) to Mozilla Event. It is recommended that you should inform council and your mentor if you are getting any type of financial sponsorship.Mention following points in this section:

  • Name of sponsor.
  • Amount Sponsored.

 

==Miscellaneous Expenses==

Well i am sure still there are so many things for which you need financial assistance from Mozilla, So better include it in this section, What I have found in so many cases , Reps create some regional stuff for event like Custom Banners, I cards, Flags, Flyers,Posters etc etc. So please mention these things here, it is solely depends on Mozilla interest to sponsor for certain things or not eg. If you want to print some custom swag, it is recommended that it should be verified by Mozilla for preventing Brand abuse.Please read this post for more clarification over customized swag

 

So, In conclusion I hope this post will help Mozilla Reps for efficient writeup of their Budget Breakdowns moreover It will also help Mozilla Council and mentors to evaluate budget requests conveniently . Please note ,It is not a standard format for budget request by Mozilla, but a small initiative by me to help Mozilla Reps for enhancing approval chances of their budgets requests.

 

Wish You a Promising Event Ahead!

*Some Useful Links:

REMO SOP:https://wiki.mozilla.org/ReMo/Tools_and_Resources

Regnard’s Blog:http://weboplex.com/post/34386033488/the-quick-guide-to-writing-budget-requests-for-mozilla

 

Sample Breakdown Template:

  • Invites
    • Reps:
      • Faisal Aziz,Pune
      • Ashish Namdev,Bangalore
    • Mozillians:
      • Vaibhav Bajaj
      • Divya Thakre
    • Non-Mozillians:
      • Anil Singh, Indore Linux User Group
  • Travel Expenses:~(330$)
    • Faisal Aziz,( From: Pune To Indore Via Air + Cab)=(130 USD+ 20 USD)                  ~150 USD
    • Ashish Namdev,( From: Pune To Indore Via Air + Cab)=(140 USD+ 20 USD)           ~160 USD
    • Vaibhav Bajaj,( From: Bhopal To Indore Via Bus + Cab)=(10 USD+ 10 USD)            ~  20 USD
  • Accommodations:~(70$)
    • Faisal Aziz Staying For 2 Days At Ginger Hotel,Indore In Twin sharing standard room  ~35 USD
    • Ashish Namdev Staying For 2 Days At Ginger Hotel,Indore In Twin sharing standard room  ~35 USD
  • Meals:~(50$)
    • For Invited Reps and Mozillians ,3 Meals/Day  ~50 USD
  • Stationary:~(50$)
    • For Items Notepad, Pens, Handouts, Flyers,Posters and decorations  ~50 USD
  • Venue
    • MITS College Indore sponsoring venue.
  • Sponsors
    • <none>
  • Miscellaneous:~(20 $)
    •  Swag:
      • Flags Url:<image url> ~ 10 USD
      • Banner                        ~10 USD

 

Total Budget Requested: (330$+70$+50$+50$+20$)= 520$

 

~Cheers~

MozCamp Asia 2012 Singapore

Hi Fellas,

This year’s “Mozcamp Asia 2012″ was a smashing HIT. I am running out of words to describe the awesomeness of the event.

i only give it as “WOW”. Well my

mozillians fellows already knew my topic of discussion so for my other friends i’d like to introduce you about Mozcamps.

What is Mozcamp?

 

 

MozCamps are intensive, multiple-day gatherings that occur in strategic locations around the world. Over the course of two days, MozCamps includes keynote speeches by Mozilla leadership, workshops and breakout sessions (lead by paid and un-paid staff), and fun social outings. The final MozCamp of 2012, MozCamp Asia, will take

place in Singapore from November 16th to 18th, 2012 The theme of this MozCamp is Mobilize Mozilla!

 

 

So as it was my first ever visit to abroad i was so excited about everything. We arrived early morning at Changi airport, and i wasspeechless about beauty and infra at airport. We got Mozilla volunteers at changi airport.They guided us for the way to Lavender station. We also got a cool MRT pass,(which i like most) ,so we boarded MRT from changi and started goind deep towards lavender.

We alighted at Tanah-Mirah MRT station and interchanged the train to Lavender. at last we finally reached to our Hotel V-Lavender.

 

 

Hotel was pretty awesome, I checked in and got my key for the room. A giant “Jhoomar” was welcoming us to hotel. A pleasant fragnance and awesome people around to hangup.

 

 

 

 

 

After a bot refreshment i moved to community building and leadership meet @HUB at National Youth Council.

Day 1:Community Building and Leadership Meet:

At HUB @ NYC, first time i saw Mozilla Staff , It was really good to interact with them. Met with ARKY, and other Mozillians came from different countries. We discussed how to build a power community. William and pierros nice demonstrated factors for growing Mozilla in our country and region .

 

 

 

Welcome Drinks in evening:

Finally, the fun was begun!!!!!! A cool Mozilla Welcome drinks party in the evening to welcome all Mozillians around the world.

There was also a country fair held by various communities of participating countries. Some of them were in cultural costume,some brought their traditional and cultural specialities like food and stuff.

and last but not the least “A GANGNAM stylr dance with FOX”;

DAY2:AT SCAPE Warehouse :

So, After a quick breakfast we all gathered in HUB. the moment came reality when the chief Lizard Wrangler of Mozilla, Mitchell Baker thrill audience with her lightning and motivating addressing to all mozillians. She said that every mozillian should believe in himself,believe in his community so we all can move forward with taking hands in hands and achieve Mozilla’s Mission of Openness and protecting Web.

 

 

 

 

 Day 3:Scape Warehouse, Orchard Road.

The third day starts with breakfast at Warehouse.Got to know how Mobile Market is booming around the world

as Mozilla is taking so much efforts in Mobile and web apps development. Mozilla Marketplace is now flourishing with lots of apps from various contributors around the world. Mozilla staff was motivating all the mozillians to come forwards for Mobile and web apps developement. they also explained how Mozilla Market place is different from other Marketplaces like google play.

The most interesting things i got was a sneak-Peek of Mozilla’s upcoming revolution,FIREFOX OS. and believe me that was really awesome.

Localization session by Jeff and Axel Hicht:

A Brainstorming session was taken by Jeff and Axel on How to localize the things and understanding Mercurial Repositories.

Its really great to know that how Mercurial repositories work. I also learn some of the basic command to update,commit and search on Mercurial moreover how mercurial is better than GIT Repos.

Planning ahead with Mission Partner:

It was really great to meet my mission partner Miss. Huda Sarfaraz from Pakistan. We had a lunch together at Food republic and discussed various aspects of localization. I got to know about how communities from India and Pakistan can work together to spread words using Urdu language.

Closing Ceremony:

At Last we had a great finish!!! With GANGNAM style rocking on stage and Rep Rep Song by Rosana. This event was a fantastic alliance of remos from all around the world. I thanks Mozilla and staff for inviting me this wonderful event .

 

Cheeers Mozilla

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrations at Mozilla Carnival Pune

Hi Fellas,

I want to share my awesome experience regarding one of the awesome event held in Pune city, yeah That’s Mozilla Carnival which was rocked at symbiosis institute of computer science and research on 15 sep 2012. The theme of event was  Mozilla Summercode party and Software Freedom Day.

The event was well organized and full of entertainment and learning sessions.Event was organized by Sayak Sarkar and Ankit Gadgil who are ambitious Mozilla Representatives and Team of enthusiastic volunteers.

Event started at 10 Am with keynotes session by Sayak Sarkar.  He nicely introduced the Mozilla Mission and Webmaker project to attendees.

Followed by another awesome session was taken by Ankit Gadgil on Mozilla and FOSS. He showed a nice presentation over various open source tools available. He also explained how newbie can start using open source tools.

Carnival continue to rock with a educative and exciting hands on session by GauthamRaj Elango on webmaker tools.

One of the student rep from symbiosis Anwesh took an awesome session on tweaking Mozilla Firefox. He nicely explained various tips and tricks to enhance firefox user experience.

Now Deploper’s turn. yes i am talking about Soumya (Deploper). He took a techie session over Url & routing Logic. His session benefited not only new users as well as advance users.

we Had a delicious lunch between and got regain energy for some more actions in Mozilla Carnival.

we had our favorite..yes Reps council member of India, Vineel reddy pindy. He showed some very coool winning videos of Firefox Flicks contestants. Videos charmingly motivated audience to come forward for Mission Mozilla.

Nest Session was taken by Me(Faisal Aziz, Rajesh Ranjan and Aman).

As a remo and localizer for Mozilla Firefox , i introduced the audience that how should they start with localization under Mozilla L10n community.i have also explained how to use pootle server for simplified and easy localization.Rajesh and Aman explained the Bug filing process in localization of Firefox in regional language.

Side by Side in another track Sayak was taking session for open badges.

next the steering was in hand of womoz(Mozilla Women) . Priyanka Naag and her mate beautifully explained the contribution of women in FOSS and Mozilla. With various statical figures they motivated women to come forward for Mozilla and Its Mission.

At the end of closure all reps have their introduction along with their area of working under Mozilla.

Event had a good union of reps from all over india i.e

Vineel Reddy Pindy (Mozilla Reps Council Member and Mentor),Sayak Sarkar( Mozilla Reps,Pune), Faisal Aziz( Mozilla Reps,Pune), Ankit Gadgil( Mozilla Reps,Pune), Soumya Deb( Mozilla Reps,Pune), Sourabh Shah( Mozilla Reps,Pune), Sara Khan( Mozilla Reps,Pune), Komal Gandhi(Mozilla Rep, Bhopal), Ashish Namdev(Mozilla Rep Bhopal), Rajesh Ranjan( Mozilla Reps and Redhat language maintainer,Pune),Gautham Raj Elango( Mozilla Rep,Erode).

Event was really awesome and people enjoyed to the fullest. Most of them are eager to getting involved with Mission Mozilla.

 

Below this you’ll find my presentations and it is free to download:

http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/14374775

 

If you have any queried regarding Mozilla L10n and webmakers please drop me a mail at faisalaziz4ever@gmail.com

Thanks

Faisal Aziz

Mozilla Represenative, Pune

India

 

 

 

Mozilla Urdu Localization Sprint

MozConnect Bhopal

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-= Audience and size =-

We got a good audience support. The event was conducted in two sessions. First session had around 20-30 number of attendees and in second session we have 40-50 number of attendies.Overall around 100 individuals attended the event.

-= Our participation =-

First Session: In the first session we had around 25 people from NIIT as well as some of the Internet Cafe administrators from local regions.The session was awesome having lots of interactive talks about issues of Firefox. One of the Cafe Admin asked about creating a special help page for Cafe Admins so that they can utilize full features of Mozilla Firefox. I started my first session with introduction to Mozilla Foundation,Familiarizing Mozilla to audience. They were very excited to know about the features of Mozilla Firefox. I hv explained them about various programs of Mozilla in which they can contribute like SUMO,Localization,Add-on Development,test pilot and Army of Awesome. Then we had very intresting and educative quiz,Winners got cool stuff from Mozilla. They were very happy to learn the things ! Second Session: Excitement of the first session was yet on the top. Its second session for the MozConnect. For the second session we had a Guest Speaker Mr.Umar Farooque,Admin and developer of chirkutonorkut.com, and many brazillian websites. Ashish Namdev REMO from bhopal and his team memebers Anoop and Bhaskar joined me to make this event really happening. I start the session by introducing Mozilla and Its Mission, I explained them our community heirarchy in contributions,I explained them how they can be a student rep,or a REMO. This talk make them excited and they eagerly want to be involved with us in the Mission. Ashish Namdev get the steering in his hands and explained very nicely about Latest Firefox features.He also showed a video of mr.Gary Korvacs on “Do not track Me”. After that our guest Mr.Omar Farooque got in action and he expresses his views about open web,He conducted a very innovative and educative HANDS ON on creation of websites using JOOMLA,WORDPRESS,DRUPAL using FIREBUG plugin.The practical approach really worked and audience were very happy to do hand on exercises. Now i took the command back to me and explained some hand ons on using Xray goggles. I called some students from the audience,they hv done very nice hacks on websites.

-= Audience reactions =-

Our goal was mainly to connect people of Bhopal to Mozilla and its mission. Cybercafé owners invited to our event were very excited about the event. They agreed to install Mozilla Firefox as their default browser in internet café’s. The student of NIIT was very enthusiastic in event. They have shown their zeal to learn the open web. They participated in various activities, very interactive and supportive. Awesome support for Mozilla Student rep, we have got 4 student reps among all and rests of them were told to join army of awesome.They enjoyed learning X ray goggles,HTML5,Joomla,and many more handons.

-= Evening event =-

After the conference there was a organized meetup where the speakers and attendees could mingle, discuss more and exchange experiences. It was a down-to-earth context and a good way to talk more.

-= Materials =-

Slides are created using Mozilla Wiki and videos of Mr.Gary Kovacs about TED do not track me.

Event Video is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrPlovFUO3A

-= Other presentations =-

  • How to buid websites? A modern approach by Mr.Umar Farooque,
  • joomla,
  • firebug and x-ray goggles.

-= Direct competition =-

Firefox quiz was organized based on which we got our student reps. Winners are selected as Mozilla Students reps.

-= Organization =-

This was the first event conducted by Mozilla Team in NIIT. They eagerly cooperated and supported us for the event by providing accommodation and resources.All went vey good and according to expectation.

-= Overall feel =-

Audience enjoyed the event because it was filled with very interactive questions, discussion and feedbacks. They enjoyed the practical handons and much more.

-= Leads =- Created different Firefox clubs in colleges of Bhopal. Created a channel of communication over Facebook to enhance the interaction between all of them.

-= Was it worth it? =- I think so. They were very excited and enthusiastic about Mozilla.

-= Should we go again? =- Bhopal is capital of Madhya Pradesh having around 2500 computer science student studying in the vicinity of City. So it’s a very nice and wonderful opportunity for us to invest our efforts in this city to create a Mozilla Community Bhopal.

Event   MozCoffee Bhopal as Mozilla’s presence organizer
A Meetup of All Mozillians of Bhopal,India as Mozilla Reps , Student Reps , Volunteers and other indivisuals who are eager to know about Mozilla and its Mission. along with the Introduction about WebMaker. so expecting for more Attendies than only a MozCoffee Event will be focused about the planning of making more contributors and supporter from Bhopal , India. Bhopal Having many of the mozillians ans supporters so all will come together in this meetup for making the planing for next month

Summer Code Party@MozFestPune 7 July 2012

On 7 July 2012 we had a great event here at Allana Institute of Management Sciences Pune India. We celebrated it as Mozilla Festival Pune(MozFestPune).Event has a number of educative and interactive activates. With around 80-100 participants and with a cool team of remos from pune,we organized it as one of the rocking event of Pune.We did interactive quizes,handson and presentations. We had participants from other colleges also.
A well said quote “First Impression is the Last impression” ,yeah i am talking about one of the very awesome showcase of the event. MozFestTeam had created two giant Mozilla Firefox Logo and Mozilla Summer Code party logo in the college hub. The logos are created with India’s traditional “Rangoli” colors. The logos are created to spread awareness about Mozilla and Its Mission.
Event had started with the introduction of Remos by Sara khan, she introduced the speakers to the crowd. We conducted following activities throughout the day.
•Mozilla Summer Code Party:
The session handed over to Sayak, Sayak made the audience familiar with summer code party. He explained about webmaker tools like thimble, X-ray goggles and popcorn.
•Rock with Firefox HandsOn
After sayak’s session, I took the session in my hand and started a Fascinating hands “Rock with Firefox”. I explained how to use awesome features of Latest Firefox like personas, add-ons, private browsing.
•We want URDU Firefox:
After me Rajesh Ranjan and Aman got the crowd for localization sprint. They both showed about localization process. They motivated participants to come forward URDU Firefox Localization. We got a team for localization of Urdu language.
Meanwhile quizzes were asked from participants, this excited the participants and made the event more interactive.
Lunch Session:
 All of the attendees enjoyed the delicious food and got their energy back for some more Mozilla Action.
•Hands-On URDU Localization:
Rajesh and Aman took a very interactive hands-on on how to localize Firefox. They explained about POOTLE tools and how to set your machine for your regional language. They guide attendees to translate in URDU language.
•Mozilla, FOSS and Awesome Softwares for NewBies..
Ankit Gadgil in his session beautifully explained the Mozilla story and Awesome Foss Softwares available in market like Latex. Participants enjoyed his session.
•Fennec:
We got Soumya Deb(Debloper), he got the crowd’s attention and introduces the all new Fennec browser for android. He list out some of the exciting features of Fennec to audience.
Wear X-Ray Goggles and Play With Thimble Hands-on:
 Party Time, Summer Code party started by Sayak and Me. Sayak and me described the new tools of web maker to audiences, Participants learned how to use X-ray, Thimble and popcorn. Participants had created very beautiful and creative Remixes. we also had a competition for Best Remix, we declared three best remixes as winner and they got Firefox t-shirts and other swags.
Participants loved the tools and experiments.
•Joomla:-New generation CMS:
Saurabh shah gave us his time from his busy schedule. He showed audience how to install and configure Joomla. He showed how to create a cool blog and website in just few clicks.Participants enjoyed he Hands On.
Quizes and How to Get Involved:
Farhanaaz and Sara Khan conducted a very informative quiz for participants. Participants enjoyed the quiz and enhanced their knowledge.
Last but not least I explained how to get involved with Mozilla. We got a number of student representatives from Allana Inst of mgmt Sciences who pledged to contribute in Mozilla.
At end of the event participants were full of Mozilla Spirit, enthusiasm and zeal for learning more about Mozilla Community and spreading the words about Mozilla and Its Mission.
They left with lots of good memories, fun and knowledge.
Event Schedule:
 Event links:
 Twitter Hashtag :#mozfestpune
 Pictures: At Flicker

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