Common Voice Ranchi Sprint

Common Voice is a project to help make voice recognition open to everyone. To create voice systems, developers need an extremely large amount of voice data. Most of the data used by large companies aren’t available to the majority of people. We think that stifles innovation. So we’ve launched Common Voice, a project to help make voice recognition open and accessible to everyone! Raise your voice and get involved!

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We in Ranchi decided to host a series of events to achieve a certain goal for Common Voice.

The goal of this series was to achieve 6000 Clips of Audio Spoken from each participant, and tell you upfront, we did!

We kept the event on each Friday with limited participants:

  • Wasaf: 790
  • Kashif: 935
  • Barkatullah: 700
  • Parwez: 324
  • Arbaz: 504
  • Saif: 609
  • Ekram: 1008
  • Rizwan: 450
  • Mahtab: 456
  • Masood: 325
  • Yusuf: 312
  • Ritesh: 367
  • Aamir: 498

Next Friday on Aug 9, the counts were: Farhan and Wasim joined as from this event

  • Wasaf: 1590
  • Kashif: 1835
  • Barkatullah: 1865
  • Parwez: 1504
  • Arbaz: 2094
  • Saif: 1605
  • Ekram: 1908
  • Rizwan: 1490
  • Mahtab: 1206
  • Masood: 1625
  • Yusuf: 1112
  • Ritesh: 767
  • Aamir: 1498
  • Farhan: 676
  • Wasim: 754

Next Friday on Aug 16, the counts were:

  • Wasaf: 2407
  • Kashif: 2935
  • Barkatullah: 3261
  • Parwez: 3514
  • Arbaz: 3094
  • Saif: 1905
  • Ekram: 4808
  • Rizwan: 2490
  • Mahtab: 3206
  • Masood: 2125
  • Yusuf: 4312
  • Ritesh: 2567
  • Aamir: 3444
  • Farhan: 1835
  • Wasim: 1987

Next Friday on Aug 23, the counts were: This Friday, I was not present, Mahtab took the lead and organized the event.

  • Wasaf: 4432
  • Kashif: 4935
  • Barkatullah: 4261
  • Parwez: 4513
  • Arbaz: 4592
  • Saif: 3400
  • Ekram: 8808
  • Rizwan: 4490
  • Mahtab: 4206
  • Masood: 5124
  • Yusuf: 5213
  • Ritesh: 4765
  • Aamir: 5312
  • Farhan: 3832
  • Wasim: 3943

We skipped next Friday and organized our last event on Saturday, Aug 31, the counts were:

  • Wasaf: 6328
  • Kashif: 6010
  • Barkatullah: 6261
  • Parwez: 5513
  • Arbaz: 6000
  • Saif: 5700
  • Ekram: 12434
  • Rizwan: 6053
  • Mahtab: 4206 (Absent)
  • Masood: 5124 (Absent)
  • Yusuf: 5213 (Absent)
  • Ritesh: 6765
  • Aamir: 6839
  • Farhan: 4791
  • Wasim: 5200

In Total, we have managed to verify 92,437 Audio Clips

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All the Volunteers are continuing this journey and will be taking part in Common Voice Booth at DevFest Ranchi on 22nd September.

Beta Testing BugHunting

Hello Everyone, It’s been almost 9 months since I wrote a blog. There are pending blogs coming soon from Oct 2018, which includes my journey experience and speaking experience from southeast Asia.

After a series of WebExtension events in Ranchi, It was time to test our Favorite browser, we organized two BugHunting events one on 25-May-2019 and next on 09-June-2019.

The first event started with downloading the Firefox Preview after signing and setting up the Google Play account. We have also discussed the importance of Bug and why one should always report.

Mozilla was launching a NEW Android web browser and they needed us to get it ready for the free and open web.

We followed How to Bug Hunt section of https://events.mozilla.org/becomeabetatestingbughunter and Shared the bug entry details

The event concluded with some delicious food at dinner as most of them were keeping Ramadan Fast. So, we preferred the night to do the event.

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The second event had a different goal, we divided the team into two, one who attended previous Bug Hunting Event and the second set of people were new to Bug Hunting.

For newbies were followed the above steps and for ones who attended the previous event, were asked to go through bugs faced by each other and helping others to file the bug they encounter. We have submitted 56 bugs in total using bug entry.

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We concluded the event with awesome food and more bugs!!

Some of the feedback/ bugs we found:

  • It is showing less advertisements
  • It suggest sites automatically( autofill )
  • Multiple tabs works very smoothly
  • Save collection of sites
  • we can blacklist sites
  • we can block microphone while using this browser
  • jharkhand.result.com crashes a lot
  • instagram works smoothly
  • Do not allow to go back from websites such as maps.google.com
  • No Download options
  • Download tracking is not available
  • lags while scrolling to websites like facebook.com
  • Data saving option is not available

Some specific bugs/feedback

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WebVR Camp @ JRU, Ranchi

Event was the follow-up of MozAarambh . Students were very much excited to know about the Virtual reality  in our previous event. So we went again with A-frame and WebVR through WebVR Camp.

Event started with a warm welcome and introduction of WebVR. We have distributed Aframe postcards , thanks for the wonderful cheatsheet, to all the attendees so that they get to know about Aframe and WebVR in detail and how to get involved in it. With the brief walkthrough of agenda we went to the Computer Lab where the actual fun begun.

We started with the hello world example of A-frame, later everyone was able to mix and make their own hello world .

Scene made by Harsh

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Media coverage on local newspaper

 

All the projects developed during this event need few finishing after that we’ll be hosting them to a central repository. We are happy to see great ethusiasm among the students of Jharkhand Rai University, got to know more about the problems they had earlier too, I hope I’ll be able to fix few of them and with the support of the community we’ll make this Jharkhand community a productive one.

More pics can be found here : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm9M5a79

MozAarambh Jharkhand RAI University

I started my journey in Mozilla as a contributor to Mozilla Community Rajasthan and met many enthusiasts who inspired me to do  every possible contributions i could do to Mozilla and Open source in general. I am from Jharkhand , after returning from Rajasthan, I met a mozillian from Jharkhand community, Amit Singh , he is very passionate about learning new things and very much like the idea of working in open.

I got to know many problems of the people wanted to contribute. Major problem is the availability of support from Mozilla and Mozilla Reps in general. There are many Reps from this region , but unfortunatly they are working outside this state. They are very helpful in arranging things, but… But they want their presence, they want to hear them in person and want to know their success story, how they came to mozilla and why….. There are many more questions asked by few contributors who wanted to continue the same. I listed their questions and figured out many possible things we could do together to improve the contributions from this region.

I moved to Ranchi officially , it was the time when i was very busy with my work. A phone call rang, it was Amit , wanted to know if i can organize an event in Jharkhand Rai University. I said yes, definitely . He introduced me to Prof. Shudhanshu, after meeting him we fixed the date, 6th Oct. 2017. Made a poster , promoted in Jharkahnd Rai University.

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Event day, we reached the venue on time, we received a warm welcome. Prof. Shudhanshu introduced us infornt of students. I see a hall, full pacekd with students almost 200+ . I introduced myself  and why I choose to contribute to Mozilla and Open source. Students were listening this as if they were sitting in a lecture room. It was the tme to bring out few swags , in a minute everyone was answering questions, asking interesting questions. Swag has some power!!!!!

I started with introduction of Mozilla, Firefox and Open Source. To my surprise everyone knows about these things. Then I got to know that they had one introduction event of mozilla but after that never heard back from that mozillian. Then I introduced them about the mozilla’s products and projects, what actually matters. People were very excited to know about WebVR, Rust and WebCompat .

I forgot to introduce the speakers, I had Amit and Mahtab with me who was sharing the stage. Amit gave session on WebCompat and even showed a demo on how to file a report. Mahtab gave session on L10n and how a non-coder students still contribute to open source.

Event concluded with a group picture. A mozilla style of conclusion!!

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Actual thing happend after the event , there were 80 students who wanted to know the possibilities and ways to involve with Mozilla and it’s projects. We get back to the hall ,selected few students who have shown their interest in making a club. I introduced Mozilla Campus Club to them. We formed a team and created Telegram groups so that we stay in loop.

Mozilla Jharkhand has a facebook group and after the event people joined this group in hige number, from 170 we reached to 246 in a single day. Not only they joined in this group, they have introduced themself to this group, which i never seen in other community as this scale. This shows they are very active and only need a correct Mentor to guide them.

I will love to do the role of Mentor to them. And next day we were rocking on local newspaper. Planning a series of events in this college to educate them and make a good contributor.

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“Doing good is a part of our code.” – Mozilla

“Learn , Teach n be Innovative” – Shahbaz

Event Link : https://reps.mozilla.org/e/mozaarambh-rai-university/