Tag: MozillaIndia

Moz WebD SIG 30 Sep

Dussehra, Saturday, Sept 30th, while many students were enjoying the festival week at their places, Moz-NIEC conducted the class, it commenced at 11 am, sharp, as the team came before the scheduled time and hence, were ready to teach the basics of JS.

I, frankly, thought that, conducting class on Dussehra wasn’t a good idea, as many students have already made plans with their family and would not prefer the class over their famliy. But to my surprise, around 55 students came, despite saying ‘no’ in the WhatsApp group.

Each team member told about their personal experience, working with JavaScript, and how it is useful in the modern day browser. Some students haven’t even studied C/C++, so we started with basics of every programming language, If, else. First, team wrote the code and showed it to the class, by using the projector, then, explained each and every word of the code, and, for some reason, someone is not able to understand the code, the team members, spread out in the class, go to their desks and, if the doubt is something important that the member, who was teaching, hadn’t emphasized a lot on. The doubt is then, cleared on the projector for everyone to see. This repo has been updated as promised.

Students, who were attending the class for the first time, were given links to read through, and each team member were assigned the new students to help them understand whatever was taught in the previous classes and were added in the group so that, they may discuss their doubts.

We gave them some tasks as homework. At the very end, We told them that Mozilla-NIEC is conducting a hackathon Moz-Hack on Oct 14 2017, and invites all developers and hackathon enthusiasts to participate in the hackathon. The next class is scheduled to be on next weekend. We intend to continue javascript in that session.

This time we also have some swags from Mozilla Community for all 🙂

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Thanks for reading. Cheers. Be Mozillian 🙂

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Moz WebD SIG 24 Sep

Sunday, Sept 24th, a day after our first term exams got over, we thought that the turnout of the students would be less, but, to our surprise, almost 50 students came.
We had set the projectors, laptops,extensions cords, etc quicker than the last time, and also before time as moz niec team came early.
Moz-NIEC team taught different styling and, customising the look and feel of the website, and sending all the code into an external file i.e. CSS file. And gave a hint about the next class on JS.
Many new students came, so, the team members went to their desk and personally made them understand all that was being taught in the class. Presently, many students ask their doubts in the WhatsApp group, and from the team, whoever is free, solves their doubts. This repo has been updated as promised.

 

Moz WebD SIG 9 Sep

This is when the journey begins. It wasn’t the easiest of task to make announcements in every single class at the top of our voices, but it turned out unexpectedly overwhelming.

The response was just fantastic.  More than 40 students showed up even before we did (we were punctual).  And then adding up to near about 65 by the commencement of the class.

The plan was crystal clear, this was the first time coding experience for many of the first year students,  and we wanted it to be as basic as we wanted it to be interesting.

We started off with who we are,  how we are what we are and most importantly WHY we (and the students) are here. Being straightforward open source enthusiasts, it wasn’t as difficult for us ‘Mozillians’ to make our students fall in love with open source as it once might have seemed.

The response was not only overwhelming when it came to attendance but also equally amazing when it came to respone of the students towards what is being taught.

By the end of the 4 hour long workshop,  where everyone seemed interested throughout, we as ‘teachers’ were delighted to conduct a successful workshop on  HTML and more importantly why is it important to be a programmer, a creator.

The students, we feel, felt amazing. And we expect an even more audience the next time.

Some photos of the class 🙂 . You can find me. I am the guy with Hike T-shirt 😛

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Thanks for reading. Cheers . Be Mozillian 🙂

Software Freedom Day Chandigarh 2017

So about this event Pushpita told me at the home of Ajay Sir that Mozilla team is going there for 2 sessions, one is of VR and another one on Mozilla Extensions. So after the last event on Mozilla Extension on 19 August , i started learning about how to make Mozilla Extensions and got idea about how to make simple Mozilla Extensions. So Pushpita asked me to join her and Tushar on the trip and i said yes in few seconds 😛 . So in this way this trip was planned. So after came back to home i booked the tickets of round trip in hurry :D. We boarded the train to Chandigarh on 15th September at 7 PM and reached Hotel around 11 PM.

<h1> Day 1 </h1>

So next day we went to Panjab University. Tanish was here who invited Mozilla to Chandigarh. There is such a nice arrangement , and more than 250 students were in Auditorium. So the session on VR is from 11 AM. Tushar started session with introducing Mozilla and then a hour talk about how can we develop VR project and showed audience some cool projects on VR.1

After that Pushpita introduced all to Woman in Mozilla  in 15 20 minutes lightning talk.

 

And the crowd at the Auditorium 😀

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So after that we have a good time to see the beauty of Chandigarh as we got free around 1 PM from there. So we booked Cab and roam in Chandigarh. We visited Elante Mall and Sukhna Lake. We also did boating, it was my first experience of boating. The beauty of Sukhna Lake is unbelievable .5.jpg

After that we moved to Iskcon Temple. So in this way our Day 1 ended.

<h1> Day 2  </h1>

On second there was only a hands on session of Mozilla on Mozilla Extensions at 2 PM. So we planned to move to Rock Garden before Session. 12.jpg

After that we move to College and the session started and audience was quite interested in Mozilla Extensions and more than 80% of attendees developed there first Mozilla Extension in less than a hour called as “Borderify”

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So after this talk We discussed with Team of Event about Mozilla Campus club at Panjab University. So now it was the time to get back to home :'(. We moved to Railway Station of Chandigarh and reached here Delhi at 11 PM

It was a nice experience and a awesome trip. I wish for a next trip to Chandigarh. Its a beautiful city , No traffic , awesome weather and the best part is the helping nature of the people of Chandigarh.

Writing this blog after bunking the class in college 😛

Thanks for Reading. Be Mozillian 🙂

MozCoffee V11: Time to wakeup Community

There is a long time from Mozilla Delhi went on a hibernate so its time to wake up the community. To rejuvenate the community some members took initiative. Thus Pushpita and Bhuvnesh  planned to organize Mozcoffee V11 on July 15 at Qutub Spring House, Delhi.

I had two events on same day , one is Hackathon Random Hacks of India in Gurgaon at 9 AM where my team members wait for me and  another was MozCoffee at 11 AM, i preferred first to go to MozCoffee as it was necessary to wake up the Community.The main agenda of this MozCoffee was to discuss about the current projects of Activate Mozilla Campaign.

So I reached by 10.30 AM at the venue. Pushpita and me reached at the same time 😀 . Bhuvnesh Sir was already at the venue. More attendees began to join us from 10.45 onwards. I was so happy to some newbies join us as they were interested in Open Source Contribution. So I and Sanyam Bhaiya introduce them to open Source and tell them about how to contribute to Mozilla Projects and Mozilla Campus Club. This was first time I introduce some one to Open Source though it was not official talk 😛 .

After that Sanyam Bhaiya told about various Mozilla Projects after that Pushpita explained about the Activate Mozilla Campaign. She also highlighted other projects for non- tech peoples.

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Finally, it was time to bid goodbye to all the Mozactivities 🙂 .

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Thanks for reading. Sorry for such bad english. Be Mozillian :).