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MozGirls Initiation and Contribution Day!

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Webmaker Content Creation @WUB

World University of Bangladesh, CSE department organized CSE fest where we were invited to do a workshop. It was a great opportunity to have an event there.

Me along with Trisa Islam went to the venue early in the morning and we got more students than we expected!

As I started my intro sessions and about open web, many students said they didn’t have much idea about it. We discussed what is open web and started our main session.

At first I talked about webmaker, what it is and how it works. Following that, Trisa introduced the webmaker app to everyone. It took a little bit time to download the app due to internet. It felt really great when few students made there first app while others were struggling downloading the app.

Trisa showed everyone how to sign up for the app and the basics. After that, I made a basic make and demonstrated it to everyone. Students were given some basic topics but were not bound to follow those specific topics.

We gave the students 20 minutes to make their first make. I personally appreciated each and everyone for making their first make having slow internet. They didn’t give up at all.

The makes they made:

https://beta.webmaker.org/users/552215/projects/48219

https://beta.webmaker.org/users/552253/projects/48248

https://beta.webmaker.org/users/552310/projects/48264

https://beta.webmaker.org/users/552288/projects/48221

https://beta.webmaker.org/users/552283/projects/48217

https://beta.webmaker.org/users/552254/projects/48246

https://beta.webmaker.org/users/552218/projects/48241

https://beta.webmaker.org/users/552222/projects/48238

https://beta.webmaker.org/users/552281/projects/48227

https://beta.webmaker.org/users/552233/projects/48249

https://beta.webmaker.org/users/552238/projects/48243

https://beta.webmaker.org/users/552236/projects/48225

https://beta.webmaker.org/users/552273/projects/48236

https://beta.webmaker.org/users/552258/projects/48256

https://beta.webmaker.org/users/552233/projects/48249

Some makes were great and some couldn’t save due to internet problem. Once they were done making their makes, we announced some winners and distributed swags to them.

See the awesome pics here:

 https://www.flickr.com/photos/phizkdayvil/sets/72157661980923996

on reps portal: https://reps.mozilla.org/e/webmaker-content-creation-wub/

Thanks! 🙂

 

 


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MakerParty @UT

After coming from Mozfest, I was jet lagged for days and was catching up with university and everything else. The event I did after catching up with everything else was, Makerparty at one of the schools of Dhaka : Universal Tutorial.

I conducted the event with other 2 awesome Mozillians, Faria and Trisa. Me and Trisa reached the school early in the morning to set things up. The teachers were very friendly and took us for an intro session with the kids who was interested to join our sessions. I went to class 7-10 and introduced myself and gave a small brief about what we are planning to do for that day. Students seemed very excited.

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The computer lab being small, we decided to divide students into 2 groups/sessions. We conducted each session for 1.5-2 hours. Every session consisted of 20-25 students. Their computer and science teachers also joined us to co-operate with them.

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Our first session started of with an intro session. I gave a small brief of what we are going to do, who are we? what are we doing there? what is Mozilla webmaker and how it can help learning web making from any age.

Then we divided students to groups of 4-5 people each. When some students were busy making makes, others were following them. I gave chance to everyone to learn from others while collaborating. Students who felt shy were given in groups so that they can learn properly.

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First I talked about the tools of webmaking, especially thimble and x-ray goggles. I asked them if they want to start from the scratch or want to use the templates, they started working on basic templates. After that I showed x-ray goggles. The internet was slow and I could show them in groups. They seemed very much interested and said they will try at their home and make things. They said they will show me next time when I am visiting their school in January.

When I handed them some goodies, they seemed very happy and asked if they can put it on their car! 😛

Followed by the first batch, the second one got in.Me, Faria and trisa took the in-charge of the sessions and Faria helped me very much because she was also another teacher from the school. The teachers helped us very much to do the event in time. they also asked various questions related to mozilla and webmaking. I told them to use this tools when they teach their students HTML, CSS etc . they really liked the tools and said they will use for sure. Students who knew HTML, CSS before a little bit could make some good makes. They really liked thimble and many of them were sitting with pc for more than 20 minutes, not giving others chances 😛

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The principal is very much interested to do more events in future with us and I also liked how they are teaching their students ICT in digital classrooms because most of the schools of Bangladesh lacks of digital classroom equipment.

More pics here .

Makes they made:

https://d157rqmxrxj6ey.cloudfront.net/karimunnesa/16250
https://d157rqmxrxj6ey.cloudfront.net/karimunnesa/16251/
https://d157rqmxrxj6ey.cloudfront.net/karimunnesa/16253
https://d157rqmxrxj6ey.cloudfront.net/karimunnesa/16255/
https://d157rqmxrxj6ey.cloudfront.net/jason1234/16252/
https://d157rqmxrxj6ey.cloudfront.net/jason1234/16254
https://d157rqmxrxj6ey.cloudfront.net/afaygsa/16257/
https://thimble.mozilla.org/user/afaygsa/64095
https://d157rqmxrxj6ey.cloudfront.net/afaygsa/16259/
https://thimble.mozilla.org/user/xtiatx/64098
https://thimble.mozilla.org/user/xtiatx/64097
https://thimble.mozilla.org/user/xtiatx/64096
https://thimble.mozilla.org/user/xtiatx/64094
https://d157rqmxrxj6ey.cloudfront.net/jason1234/16258/

(They made more 2-3 makes but forgot to save them 😦 .. I saw one amazing comic strip but a student closed the browser and it was gone 😦 )

Event Hashtag: #kidzilladhk #MPUT

On Reps portal: https://reps.mozilla.org/e/webmaker-ut/

 


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FxOS app Dev @WUB CSE Fest

On 12th December we organized a Firefox OS app training day at World University of Bangladesh . We did this workshop durin CSE festival 2014.The 1st WUB CSE Festival took place in April, 2012.This year it was the 3rd WUB CSE Festival.The main goal of the fest is to create a bridge between education sector and the ICT industry. This year the CSE fest was of total 3 days(11,12,13th Of December) where Frefox OS app workshop took place on the second day at WUB’s Main campus.

The workshop started after lunch and students increased by time. We planned for 20 students but we got some more as well as CSE faculties!

The opening speech was given by Towhidul Haque Roni . He explained how and why Fx OS is different from other platforms. He introduced the students of the basics on how to build and app and what are the pre-easy steps.

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His slide

Then followed by him  Aniruddha Adhikary  showed and explained students how to build a simple app and install it on simulator. He showed all the steps and students followed him. Most of the students had knowledge about HTML,CSS and JS. So they could easily follow what he was explaining.

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His slide.

After students were done with the first simple app, Roni bro introduced them with Design Sprint which has 5 steps:

Understand
Dig into the design problem through research, competitive review, and strategy exercises.

Diverge
Rapidly develop as many solutions as possible.

Decide
Choose the best ideas and hammer out a user story.

Prototype
Build something quick and that can be shown to users.

Validate
Show the prototype to real humans (in other words, people outside your company) and learn what works and what doesn’t work.

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Students worked on the first 4 steps. They were divided into 5 groups consisting of 4-5 members. They developed app ideas and presented them. Best two app ideas were given away special swags.

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Best two app ideas were:

CSE Students App

  • This app can be used for all students
  • From the contact database students will be notified about upcoming events and exams
  • GPRS tracking

Ticket reservation System

  • Bus/Air reservation
  • pre/post payment system
  • registration system
  • Database of the travelers travel history
  • Costs

    Rest were: Anti-theft alert app, Student’s daily schedule app,Route easy app.
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    One of the faculties came up and described one app he made before for another platform(Students record app). He also told he will make one for firefox OS!
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After giving away prizes, I explained them about FSA program. They don’t have any firefox Club. I talked to them about this and also inspired them to open a new club. I collected their e-mail ids and mailed them necessary links later. I also talked to the CSE lecturer about FSA and Firefox club.They are so much interested to join FSA program.

Later we started Mozquiz.

Special thanks to Rashik Ishrak who came up with his laptop as back up and also did voluntary throughout the workshop.

The event ended after 6.30pm.

More pics on FLICKR

On reps portal: https://reps.mozilla.org/e/firefox-os-app-development-workshop/

Event hashtag: #FXOSWUB

Thanks for reading…!


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Make – A – Thon !!

So basically participating in Make-A-Thon as a Mozilla reps with other reps and mozillians was FUN!

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If you are thinking what Make-A-Thon is this link is just for you!

Let me again write it for you in case if you don’t wanna switch tabs. Make-A-Thon is the First-Ever Hardware Hackathon in Bangladesh which is a part of the International MAKE-A-THON series.

Here people got 48 hours to make projects and the event took place from the 18th of November to the 20th during the Global Entrepreneurship week 2014 happening in Dhaka leading to joining an international MakerFest in January 2015.

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Tech enthusiasts, developers, makers, designers, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors – all came together and built things with whatever they had around themselves. They came up with affordable, easy to use and relevant solutions for the daily problems around us such as traffic, energy, water, health or education!

What they want to do?
They want to give developers, designers and makers a chance to work on the next generation of technology and create new things and prototypes that can solve the most pressing problems of our time.
They involved the leading technology companies who are providing them with their hardware tool kits such as chips, gadgets and gears which could then be used by the makers, designers and developers to craft new technologies.

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What we did?

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Aniruddha hacked Firefox OS and turned devices to piano keys with sensor motion. He used proximity sensor to make the piano with devices. Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Ti musical scales were integrated with devices. If you put your hand or any other object it plays individual sound and the screen changes it color(he used red color) . We demonstrated it to the organizers and people out there. I myself liked the whole system because it was fun but as all of them were developer preview phone it sounded less than normal. It was fun indeed!

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We also did networking with some of the organizers, shared our story with them like what mozillians do, how we got involved with Mozilla and Mozilla Bangladesh community, our activities all over the world. We focused on Firefox OS, webmaker, maker parties, fsa  program also. They were really interested to hear our stories and activities and also showed interest to help in future events as organizers, well that is a really good news for us!

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I visited different groups to see and know about their projects and it was really fun to know about such amazing projects!

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Aniruddha also gave a speech on Firefox OS:

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More pics can be found here !

Video can be found here !

On reps portal: https://reps.mozilla.org/e/make-a-thon/

Last but not the least SELFIES with awesome mozillians!

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Thanks a ton for the people who organized such event and special thanks to Maliha for interacting with them 🙂

Thanks for reading my post, We hope to join such amazing events more in future!

Infos collected from Make-A-Thon fb page.


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Contributor mentoring day at NSU

So basically NSU Firefox Community has made it’s own place at North South University. For a boost up FSA of NSU organized CMD at NSU. It was the day of Ramadan and a weekend as well. I personally appreciate each of the attendee who attended the event while fasting and waking up early in the morning!

We started our event sharp at 10.15. In between every sessions/talks people were shown mozilla videos. We started off with the mozilla manifesto video.

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Then I,Tanha Islam talked about the whole FSA program and how we can relate it to contribution.

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Rashik Ishrak started his talk on HOW TO CONTRIBUTE/Ways of contribution.

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Faria discussed about webmaker and showed them the tools with efficiency

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Raad discussed the get into contribution- localization briefly.

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Last but not the least, our very own super talented towhidul haque made an app in just 5 minutes with the total session time of 15 minutes. He made an easy go app and also inspired everyone to make apps.

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His Slides

We were given some FxOS devices from Mozilla Bangladesh to demonstrate.

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People loved the phone very much and was eager to buy ASAP!!

After the sessions we had an interactive MozQuiz. We were thrilled to see that there was a tough competition among the attendees. Felt like they are contributing for months! 😛

We had to choose the best and they were awarded and appreciated with SWAGS!

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And a group photo, but first let us take a #selfie 😉

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Flickr Link: pics 🙂

Hashtag was: #nsufsacmd

On reps portal: https://reps.mozilla.org/e/nsufsa-meet-up-contributor-mentoring-day-nsu/