I am writing after a long time, have pending a lot of blogs, too 😦 Initially, I would like to tell you how the planning of this event took place. In Pycon India 2017, where Sanyam meets Rahul and his friends during Dev Sprints where Sanyam was sharing his journey and experience of FOSS. Rahul was asked to host Sanyam for a session on Open Source Contribution.
About one week after all this, Sanyam asked me to join him for this event, and give talk on Add-on Development in AMU. I said yes, but I was tensed as how to pitch and stage fear too 😦 . Even though I joined Shashank and Sanyam for it. My college exams were going on too so I get one of the bestest reason to ditch exams 😉 for Mozilla :P. So let’s talk about event.
Why you should contribute to FOSS?
Sanyam started the event with the concept of FOSS. He then further explained the basics knowledge one needs and etiquette to contribute to FOSS. Moreover, he also focused on the problems faced by individuals in building community. The session was very much interactive in which we have two way talk.
Shashank on Mozilla Web Extension
After a small break,Shashank started his session about Mozilla Web Extension. He started with explaining Extension SDK and cross browser extension.Then he discussed manifest.json and it’s importance. Then we made a simple addon — borderify, which displays a border across Mozilla pages. I helped students while they were developing this and got to learn about some new bugs and error we can face during development of Web Extension. The two way talks helped students as well as us in keeping the session interesting and grabbed new experience, too.
How do I start contributing to Open Source?
After the addons session , Sanyam explained about how can a new bie start contributing to Open Source. He talked about how to find bugs on different projects through Bugzilla & Bugsahoy of Mozilla. At last, he introduced himself and discussed about his contribution to various Open Source projects.
During the session, we meet lot of buddies who themselves created addon and got huge responses. Even the beginners stood stunning and leave no stone unturned to prove them. A lot of them modified their previously created borderify addon to do more stuff and advanced it.
So its already 5 PM , we move to a nearby restaurent for Lunch with organising team.
Before leaving Aligarh, we clicked a photograph 🙂
Thanks to organising team for inviting us . All arrangements were awesome .
Hope to meet soon 🙂