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
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.
WebMR is a new technology which is in its initial stages. WebMR was the thing which has brought a huge participation at Baroda.
Everyone was eagerly waiting for us. Event started with a brief introduction of the speakers. Prathamesh Chavan and I talked about our love to open source.
Prathamesh talked about the differences of WebVR WebAR and WebMR. His way of relating things to virtual girlfriend has brought a new spark in attendees.
I talked about basics of Virtual reality and why we have brought the VR on Web. And how easy it is to code and experience the same.
Lunch time, we went to Nosh Farmaiye, best place in town for chicken kebabs. Must place to visit when you’re in town.
After the lunch we started the hand-on session of WebVR . And to do so nothing is better than a hello world example. We have used glitch to live demo the scenes.
First day concluded with the prize distribution to the top 5 teams.
Second day started with WebAR, I explained the differences and similarities in AR and VR. Here again started with hello world example using hero marker.
And talked about new features of AR and VR.
Definitely one day we would do a full session on WebMR.
Makerfest has been a place to explore and learn from all the makers and collaborators. This is my 2nd consecutive year as Volunteer from Mozilla India. This time I was there to represent Auth0 and talk about its service.
I joined the Mozilla booth for the WebVR session, a joint session taken by Prathamesh and me. We talked about the Virtual Reality on Web and played with the sample codes. Not to forget the VR experience provided to the attendees.
Doing good is part of our code.
It was a wonderful event, happy to come back next year again.
For detail report of this event, please follow Mehul’s blog
This is how the booth looked.