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!
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
All the Volunteers are continuing this journey and will be taking part in Common Voice Booth at DevFest Ranchi on 22nd September.
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.
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.
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
Mozilla India’s first collaboration with Cognizance 2k18. Spreading the Mozilla mission in Changa. Also spreading awareness for online privacy, MozActivate campaign. Amongst students from all over Gujarat, in the technical fest hosted by CHARUSAT, Changa. This will be the 1st year when Mozilla India will be present at Cognizance or Changa.
Reps Event Page: https://reps.mozilla.org/e/cognizance-2018/
The event started with the formal introduction of the speakers, Pranshu Khanna and Md. Shahbaz Alam
Event pics: https://photos.app.goo.gl/g68YGybpsALyJyCH9
We were fortunate to have good volunteers with us, who helped as managing this event Pratik, Sumed and Shivam.
Volunteers helping participants with their scenes.
Sharing the best pratices with the students and prize distribution.
Dedication shown by the participants.
LinuxCon China was a technical conference for developers, operations experts (architects, sys admins, devops), business, compliance and legal leadership and other professionals to come together in an informal setting to learn from open source experts, have fascinating discussions, collaborate with peers, and gain a competitive advantage with innovative open solutions.
This year I got an opportunity to talk about and represent Auth0 and Mozilla at LinuxCon. It was a 3-day conference where My first talk was based on Serverless where I was representing Auth0 and next day I was representing Mozilla with A-frame and WebVR theme.
The first day was really amazing as I had to visit all the sponsor’s booth where I got swags and most importantly networking. My talk on Serverless was at 16:20 Chinese Time. It was wonderful to see many attendees waiting for the talk, I started the presentation where I discussed the basics of Client-Server architecture and why we need security layer and how one can get started with serverless. The response of the talk was really good as many came after the session for the get started link and to clear their doubts. It was a good day at the conference.
The second day, I had an open session at the CNCC, where I was given a space where attendees came to interact and know about the project. The project I was having was of A-frame and WebVR. It was really fun to interact with the Chinese attendees as many were unable to understand or speak English, so I had to use VPN to use Google Translate( good translation 🙂 ). Many were excited to know about A-frame since it requires a very little amount of background in computer science to get started. I have shared the links with them via email and wechat. It was a good day to conclude the conference and very happy to represent both Mozilla and Auth0.
Sorry for not taking lot of pics. Thank you and enjoy the panda kick
Lovely Professional University is a private university situated in Jalandhar, Punjab, India. It is a well know educational institutions in the country with around 34000 students and over 130 programs. Mrinal and I were invited to LPU for a workshop on WebVR ( Virtual Reality ). We reached LPU on 17th April and visited the campus.
The morning started with a good cup of tea
We reached the auditorium on time. And yes it was filled with 1300 students. One of the biggest auditorium I have seen till now.
The event started with a brief introduction of speakers and then I started the explaining the difference between Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality. Also Why we need these technologies?
Started with the Aframe Presentation slide to explain the basics of WebVR and A-frame. Students were really interested to know more about it.
After a while, students were getting bored, so I started with Virtual Girlfriend story ( Prathamesh’s story it is ) to explain the difference of VR, AR, and MR. And what all application we can build and solve real problems.
The event was really good, students asked many questions related to Mozilla, it’s product and Open Source in general. Would love to visit again 🙂
Event pics can be found https://www.shortto.com/mozillaevent
Again trio has come together for a wonderful event. This time it was IIT-BHU. The event started with the introduction of the speakers, Shahbaz, Umesh and Prathamesh ( trio aka SUP ). Prathamesh started the session explaining the difference between VR, AR, and MR. People were amazed to know that they will be creating their VR experience after the brief presentation.
After Prathamesh, I talked about basics of WebVR and how easy it is to build in just a few lines of codes.
The hacking began with remixing Hello World example on glitch.
In this blog, I’ll be using more pics to describe what happened in the event.
How many of you know Virtual Reality?
WebVR mentors helping participants in solving their problems.
Participants helping each other and more focus on the challenge. Yes, we do have our famous WebVR contest here too. Best scenes get an A-frame tee.
Time to see the VR experience on the headset. Participants loved their first experience and the best part was, they were seeing their own imagination and faces show all.
Playing with the LEAP, Leap Motion’s hand tracking technology is designed to be embedded directly into VR/AR headsets.
Trio with IIT-BHU Event Team
Following are the Scenes created by participants:
Visit the following link to experience the beauty of the WebVR.
It was a wonderful event, really love the enthusiasm of the participants. Full pack auditorium is what you often see in colleges. Will be in the loop with the participants and will be bringing them to the next stage.
Yup, we are back again and will be seen again.
HackFest is IIT(ISM) Dhanbad’s 36-hour annual hackathon organized by the Computer Science and Engineering Society (CSES) and ACM Student Chapter, IIT(ISM) Dhanbad.
The event started with an introduction of speakers. Prathamesh, Umesh, and Shahbaz ( yep it’s me ), since we had limited time with us. So it was a quick talk-demo-workshop.
Prathamesh started with his favorite virtual girlfriend story to explain the concept of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality. After a long and tiring hackathon, the audience seems interested and was into it.
I talked about the basics of WebVR, why we brought the VR on Web and what are their advantages. Used Kevin’s presentation for explaining the concept in details with his amazing presentation (https://aframevr.github.io/aframe-presentation-kit/).
After explaining what WebVR is, we asked participants to visit https://aframe.io/ and remix the hello world example on http://glitch.com/
Due to the limited amount of time, participants couldn’t finish their idea. So we gave them a contest, where top 5 scenes will get a surprise gift from us.
And here comes, what we love most. After event photograph with the participants.
We will be seen together soon in IIT-BHU.