Hey All good folks,
To those who doesn’t know what the hack is “Mozconnect” or why even we organize it. Here is the thing in a nutshell: Mozconnect is the central India biggest event which is collaboratively organized by Mozilla Madhya Pradesh volunteers for every year.
So our awesome Rep mentor Faisal chosen Indore Institute of Technology(IIST) as a venue for this year Mozconnect event, Shafique took care of the management related work. Sayak, Soumya, Chandrakant and Sara was invited in this event as a key people.
The event started with the IIST Director speech and soon after that Faisal took over the stage to enlighten students about the Mozilla and it’s manifesto, he explained like What is Mozilla? What does Mozilla do apart from making a browser etc. It was a pretty brainstorming session, almost all students were listening enthusiastically.
Intro by Faisal
After Faisal, Deb took the event to next level he explained the importance of contribution, How your single statement of code will effect whole organization. Students were listening carefully and they also asked pretty good questions like, Why on earth they should contribute to Mozilla projects though they know that they will not get paid? etc. etc. kind of stuff. Deb answered all their doubts and explained them the perks of being a Mozillian. Swags were gifted to the students who were interactive and showing interest towards the session.
After Deb, Sayak took the command, He acquainted all audience about Firefox OS, things like How it is different from other mobile platform, Price difference, Market availability?
Students were in total awe after listening features of Firefox OS. After this session a short break was given to the students.
Students listening with great enthusiasm
Till the students were enjoying break, volunteers helped in setting up the booths for FSA, SUMO, Localization, Webmaker, FireFox OS etc. After the break almost all booths were full, most of the students attracted towards Webmaker and FireFox OS booth. We had also planned a hands on session for Firefox app development, Localization, Webmaker. As we were bound by the time limit so decided to run sessions in parallel like students who are interested in coding joined App development lab, students who had good command over particular locale joined Localization lab. Sara took over the WoMoz session.
As most of the attendees joined localization session, Chandrakant had explained all the aspects related to localization from scratch, Faisal, Sara and myself help students in configuring systems like setting up the localization keyboard for particular locale.
Simultaneously Deb and Sayak was taking FireFox OS app development session, both of these folks took the app development session from scratch to the end i.e. Deploying app on the Marketplace. Me and other volunteers like Vaibhav, Deepak, Mrinal helped in configuring development environment for the machines.
Webmaker event was taken by Rahul, He showed demo of various Webmaker tools like Thimble, Popcorn maker and App maker. Students who were from non technical background was very happy after learning from app maker session as they no more have to rely on coding to deploy their own app to Marketplace.
After Webmaker session Faisal wrapped up the event with Thank you speech and praising college department for every support. A token of appreciation was provided by the college department to all the organizer.
I would like to Thanks Faisal for inviting me over at this event. For sure volunteering for this event was a remarkable experience for me.
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