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MozCoffee Jaipur

When you see people around you, have enough potential to lead a project or be a mentor to someone . Its your duty to guide them to a proper channel so that they follows the same. Recently I became Mozilla Rep , went to the same place where I organized my first Mozilla event.

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In this event we focused on guiding new members to a proper channel and passing the roles and responsibilities to Active members . Event started with a general introduction of Open Source and how Mozilla is related to it. Ways to contribute in Mozilla. And other areas of contribution. In this process we have filtered the participants and get to know they all are technically sound and have come to this event to learn something new .

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So we split the participants into two group where we had a small session of WebExtension and they developed their first add-on. Everyone was Excited!!! to see their work in front of their eyes.

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After the event we had a group picture.

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We then proceeds towards discussing new plans for the community and how to track them .

  • 10 Events in 10 Different Colleges of Rajasthan. Introduction of Mozilla and establishment of a Mozilla Club in their college, so that we can have a channel to be in touch with them and guide them on a regular basis.
  • 3 Hackathons based on Rust, WebVR and Firefox in general which will include other development sessions such as WebExtensions,QA and l10n.
  • MozCoffee Event with the Club lead of all the Colleges and few active contributors in my community to guide them to be a mentor not a leader.
  • Each month at least 3 colleges, 1 Hackathon and 1 Meetup.
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Jaipur Test Pilot Meetup

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With the help of the contributors, we aim to explore Test Pilot as a hope to test the experimental add-ons, find issues, file bugs and document.

Event was organized in MCR Community House with the MCR members and QA Analyst Madhuri Mittal . Test Pilot was introduced to the participants and everyone installed the add-ons listed on the TestPilot website .

Everyone loved the Snooze Tab, Page Shot , Tab Center and Containers and played with the other add-ons too. After the initial over view of the Add-ons , we performed the Test Cases and how to identify a bug, where to report and how to track that bug was discussed with the participants.

After the initial impression of add-ons , we were excited to develop our own add-ons. Then Osho parth took a small session of WebExtensions where we followed theĀ First WebExtension and Second WebExtension . Looking forward to contribute more on WebExtension , QA and TestPilot.

 

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MozActivate MITS & Unicorn Club

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It all started in the month of January when i requested Mehul Patel to file an event on behalf of me. He is a helpful person who really want to spread the Mozilla Love to all corners of India not only to his region. I met him during the MakerParty’17 in Ahmedabad.

So he filed the event and he make sure that everything is arranged. As the time come for the event which is 18th and 19th Feb, 2017 I was informed by one of the Club member of Mozilla MITS that their administration in not allowing them to have this event. So we have to postpone the dates as they are willing to have this event after Holi ( i.e during 18th-19th March ) but it didn’t happen again. So finally after this much effort and continuous rejection few members of the Club is ready to attend this event and get back to their college and take a fresh start.

It was a Sunday morning when students from MITS came to jaipur for a meeting where we discussed about the failure of their club and what all difficulties they were facing. It was a wonderful time to introduce the Collaborative Club culture where clubs from different cities which work together to accomplish a common goal.

Unicorn Club members also came to the venue where they have said the same problem as MITS said. How to Start ? Where to start with ? And What we need to do as a beginner ?

Event started with a brief introduction of all of the participant and answer to a question. What problem did he faced in Mozilla Club?

So here goes the structure I presented them :

  • Join the proper information channel from where they’ll get to know what is happening in Mozilla in general. eg Facebook Group,Telegram,Discourse, mailing-list.
  • I told them my story , how I came in mozilla and what mozilla gave me.
  • Mozilla Campus Club. What is it? How they can get the benefits? What all activities they can do.
  • WebVR , What is WebVR and how to get started in A-frame.
  • MozActivate’s projects: Rust,WebVR,TestPilot and WebCompat were discussed and how to get started with these.
  • As a fresher they can start with QA, L10n and SuMo what they were already doing in past.
  • We prepared a time line where each club will be having a small sprint of each projects discussed above. To start with they will have a follow up event where they will be testing add-ons listed in TestPilot website.
  • Also they were told about the necessary things they have to do before and after the event. Involve , spread and share about the their event in proper medium and blog,pictures and feedback after the event.

Then we had an awesome lunch with all the participants. They really loved the food…

 

After the lunch we had a basic WebVR session where the MITS members learn about A-frame in detail also experienced the scenes on VR-Box. I had few swags to give away for the members of MITS which I distributed with them.

 

Here are the blogpost of some of the participants:

Ishan Kumar : https://ishankumarik.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/mozilla-club-meet/

Mahtab Alam : https://medium.com/@AlamM1212/mozillameetup-b9a1464876f3

Ritesh Raj : http://ritesh07raj.blogspot.in/2017/04/campus-club-meetup.html

Sonia Tanwar : https://soniatanwar.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/a-new-beginning-with-mozilla/

Manu Saraswat : https://medium.com/@manusaraswat3006/re-mozuicorn-376ed1004a7

Aishwarya Ashok : http://aishwaryaashok.blogspot.in/2017/04/mozillian-coffee-day.html

Romani Josan : https://romjblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/10/mozilla-meet-up/

Neha Agarwal : http://nehaagarwal1996.blogspot.in/2017/04/mozilla-campus-club.html

 

Events Picture : link

More updates to follow….

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MozDev @ NIIT

Event started with a brief introduction of Osho Parth and Md Shahbaz Alam. After the introduction session, Osho Parth introduced the concept of Open Source and How it is important for all of us. He beautifully explained Mozilla with a story and how Mozilla is part of open source. Let me tell you Firefox is not Mozilla, it’s just a product of Mozilla. Participants get to know about the various variant of Firefox and other Mozilla’s product.

After his session , I introduced about Web Compatibility .Answered these questions, Why it is important ? When to report ? Where to report ? Should I report ? Will i get something ? After this i showed a demo where i reported a bug on http://webcompat.com/ also asked to download webcompat add-on.

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Lunch time : Lunch was delicious šŸ™‚

WebVR : Presented A-frame and WebVR using this slide https://shahbaz17.github.io/aframe-presentation-explorer/

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Ice breaker session : Alibaba and copy cats

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Hands-on session : Students created scenes using aframe and solving their bug was very challenging but at the end all were able to understand the concept and promised to created more scenes using aframe.

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Connected Devices & Hacking :

Useful hacking tips were discussed by Osho Parth to increase interest and awareness about the vulnerabilities. Later he introduced ESP8266,Arduino UNO,Rasperry Pi and other devices to students. Also explained very well the importance , concept and use in coming future. Later he demoed a version of automated light using mobile device.

At last our favorite moment , group picture . We left the campus with a promise from both the sides to increase awareness in students and increase participation.

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“Doing good is part of our code . “

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Brave Meet-up 1.0 – Jaipur

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This was first Brave Meet-up in Jaipur. It started with a welcoming session where each participants introduced themselves.

Then we started with the introduction of Brave and Why brave ?

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  • Brave is Fast
  • Brave is Secure
  • Brave is Private
  • Brave is Easy
  • Brave uses Micropayment

What makes brave different from other browsers? How the user data is not shared with Data Hungry people ? And Why brave things its better to give user a configured browsers with all the privacy and security add-ons enabled by default. These were the questions which was being discussed with the participants.

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Everyone has attended one or the other privacy related event. So they understood well the concept of Privacy in brave browser.It was fascinating to them when they get to know that they don’t have to configure and download plug-ins to surf the web securely in Brave Browser.

These were the questions put up by the attendees which i thing has to be answered :

“Doing good things automatically without giving users a burden to configure ” – one of the participants
“If brave is not showing the personalized ads based on user’s search history, at times people may miss the cracking deals available at different websites” – other participant
“Why the .exe file is around 100 MB ? ” – participants
“How BitCoin integration to Micro-payment is anonymous ? ” – participants

Its Coffee time

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Finally we wrapped up with a group picture with a promise to Protect the Web and help others knowing their privacy rights on web.

 

#BeBrave and use #BraveBrowser. #LetsRoar

Tweets šŸ™‚

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MozUnicorn’s Virtual Day

This event was about open source organizations , their role and code ethics. ParticipantsĀ  get to know about open-source organizations such as Mozilla,DuckDuckGo,etc and lots of other and ways to contribute in those organizations. Primary focus of this event was rebooting of Unicorn Club and make them aware of the opportunities waiting ahead. With this event , participants learned about basics of web designing and virtual reality.

Event started with the introduction of Mozilla Club and how one can involve . Then the presentation of WebVR started Slide link can be found here : http://shahbaz17.github.io/aframe-presentation-explorer/ ( Thanks to Ram and Kevin )

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Attendees were the 3rd Year student of B.Tech C.S.E , B.C.A and M.C.A

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After the presentation MozUnicorn’s Website was shown to them and how they can register. Here is the website : http://mozunicorn.github.io/

After the break students were asked to bring their laptops (if anyone had) to the labs were the hands-on session was arranged. I started off the session with the a-frame docs and the basic hello world model displayed on the a-frame’s docs.

As students were pro in HTML so they started making their scenes without any problem. Yes someone had doubts but they know how to find the answer. Scenes created by them can be found here : https://mozunicorn.github.io/MozUnicorn-s-VirtualDay/ ( more to come )

And at last everyone played VR-Game, Visited VR-Shopping Site and also saw their work, which i hosted on local server. Not only students , faculties were also interested in WebVR.

 

More to come from MozUnicorn and MCR…..

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MozCoffee @ Community House

As we all know that MCR is not so active now-a-days and Mozilla India is rebooting.So this is the perfect opportunity for us to reboot out community too.

We lack active contributors and this is an approach to onboard active people, though the strength may look small , as we know “quality is better than quantity”.

New community structure :

There will be a group in each college which will be headed by club lead where members of that club will learn the following things on weekly basis.

I.Ā  Instant Answer @ DDG (Cheat Sheet, Git and VCS in general )
II. IoT based services ( Chips needed,APIs,Tools,Software )
III.Learn Python ( Core , Frameworks-Django,Flask )
IV. Dive into Contribution for Open Source Projects ( Mozilla,DDG,Python… )
V.Ā  More to come … ( Like Rust,… )

* Apart from College club MCR will organise events on monthly basis on a particular project.
* Hackathons – Every 3rd Month

Club Strength – 10-15