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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:
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:
on reps portal: https://reps.mozilla.org/e/webmaker-content-creation-wub/
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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.
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.
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.
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 😛
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:
(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/
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.
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.
After students were done with the first simple app, Roni bro introduced them with Design Sprint which has 5 steps:
Dig into the design problem through research, competitive review, and strategy exercises.
Rapidly develop as many solutions as possible.
Choose the best ideas and hammer out a user story.
Build something quick and that can be shown to users.
Show the prototype to real humans (in other words, people outside your company) and learn what works and what doesn’t work.
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.
Best two app ideas were:
CSE Students App
Ticket reservation System
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
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So basically participating in Make-A-Thon as a Mozilla reps with other reps and mozillians was FUN!
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.
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.
What we did?
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!
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!
I visited different groups to see and know about their projects and it was really fun to know about such amazing projects!
Aniruddha also gave a speech on Firefox OS:
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!
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.
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.
Then I,Tanha Islam talked about the whole FSA program and how we can relate it to contribution.
Rashik Ishrak started his talk on HOW TO CONTRIBUTE/Ways of contribution.
Faria discussed about webmaker and showed them the tools with efficiency
Raad discussed the get into contribution- localization briefly.
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.
We were given some FxOS devices from Mozilla Bangladesh to demonstrate.
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!
And a group photo, but first let us take a #selfie 😉
Flickr Link: pics 🙂
Hashtag was: #nsufsacmd
“Tech Solutions to Socio-Economic Problems” is a project of the U.S Department of State, organized by YES Alumni Bangladesh.
In today’s Information Age, a new era has begun with the technological revolution. With current technology it is possible to do almost anything with a little interaction. The world is just one click away! The Tech Solutions to Socio-Economic Problems – TSSEP – is a workshop followed by an assignment for conscious high school students (Grades 9 to 12) – the future of the nation who want to resolve any social problem with the help of technology. The TSSEP workshop will strengthen and ignite the inner force of the students about using technology as a tool for resolving social problems.
It is an opportunity for students to be engaged with such a noble initiative, after being trained by some of the most reputed journalists, social activists, and technological experts of the country. The team from each school will be using their newfound knowledge to make a visual representation (video/photo/drawing) of a selected social problem. The best representation of the problem and solution approach will be awarded the “Best TSSEP Award” during the closing ceremony.
The TSSEP will have representatives from 10 schools. Each school will send a team of three students enthusiastic about challenging social problems around them and possess the qualities of good leaders.
Saturday, 15 March 2014
Venue: EMK Center, Midas Center, Dhanmondi-27, Dhaka
The workshop day will be extensive with continuous seven hours of session’s time with health breaks. Through the sessions the students will learn about:
• Identification of Socio-Economic Problems
• Find Your Story
• Be a Journalist
• Tips for
o Editing and
• Digital Storytelling
• Social Media for Social Problems: Using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube; Blogging in a different way!
• Make Your Own Cause: Planning and running a social cause
10 Days, 16-25 March 2014
Location: Students’ own communities and schools
Task One: Each school will create a visual representation (video/photo/drawing) of the identified problem and upload it on Facebook. They will spread the story using social media and other digital communication tools. In the whole process, they will try to find out a solution to the problem.
Task Two: Each team will hold a seminar in their own school and let other students know about different techniques and knowledge they have gained from the workshop.
Thursday, 27 March 2014
Venue: American Center, Baridhara, Dhaka
Each school will present what they have done as Task One and Task Two in form of a short video presentation in front of audience from different sectors of the country. The jury board will decide which school gets the “Best TSSEP Award”.
Mozilla webmaker took one of their sessions where they were shown the tools of webmaker. Me along with Ashickur noor bro took 2 different session and also talked about open web.
They were enlightened with mozilla volunteership and how it works. Some students seemed interested and contacted me later.
Also some students wanted to do mozilla webmaker event at their school. At the end of the event they were given out swags.
All the videos they made for the competition.
From Ada Lovelace , women have played an important part in driving technology forward…..
I was lucky enough to get the invitation for Womaniya from the woMoz organizer Komal Ji Gandhi from India which took place this 8-9th March in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
On 6th January early in the morning I started for Delhi from Dhaka,Bangladesh and got connected with Bhopal flight. The organizer herself came to the airport to receive me warmly with a local volunteer, Vaibhab Bajaj. We went to our desired hotel and as I was tired so that day was an ‘Off’ for me to take rest. The next day early in the morning both of them came to pick me up to the volunteers stay place. Keeping my luggages we went to many places like meeting with the police AIG for confirming agenda and speakers, picking up womaniya teeshirts etc.
In the evening , I was just surfing around after taking some rest in the garden of the hotel while other mozillians Umesh Agarwal and Jafar Muhammad joined me in the hotel. Soumya Deb joined us later at night and Sumantro mukharjee joined us the next day during we were having our breakfast at hotel.
Day 1 starts:
As it was the first day of the event and all of our guests were supposed to come there on time we rushed there just after we had our breakfast to just check everything was perfect.
The event started sharp at 10.30. All the chief guests gave their valuable speech about women in the society, their safety, womens’ day celebration etc.
We, MOZILLIANS started our main event after the lunch. Me and Komal gave brief idea about what woMoz and womaniya is and how it is related to each other. To make the brief talk more interactive we both asked each other about the reason why we are womoz and what inspired us to be a mozillian or contribute to Mozilla as a women.
Later, Faisal sir explained what mozilla is and how it works.
Day 2 starts:
The next day we volunteers woke up early just to be before time to make sure that everything is going to be perfect. At 10.30 people started coming. We were amused to see that at least 70% people from the previous day joined us. “Passionate” – I MUST SAY!
Once they started taking place, we started with our first session(s). People were divided into small groups. FSA, APP DEV and Webmaker. Me, along with Umesh took the responsibility of FSA team.
Deb was incharge of App Dev and Sumantro, along with me again in Webmaker. Komal helped all the volunteers during the sessions.
Faisal sir took an awesome session on l10n. Later on stage Deb showed app development.
Following him, Faisal sir took Mozquiz. We also helped him with making questions on the spot! People were called on the stage and were given away cool swags by Pawan sir.
Before wrapping up the event I ended up with my session. I explained what woMoz is, why we need more woMoz, the mission of Mozilla, how and who can contribute with us, how to get over from the restrictions, how to shine in life in tech as women etc. People seemed much energetic till the event ended. They were responsive during my session as well. After wrapping up with the event some girls seemed interested to join the winning team of woMoz and were very much impressed with my session.
A MUST group photo!
To be honest I am now missing Bhopal because every part of the city I visited during the event and free time, has given me such pleasure of travelling.
Slides I used to speak out through my session .
I recently got one make from webmaker about the event which is made by a local volunteer, chandan . I loved this make!
Covers by newspapers about the event:
Online coverage by radio:
The awesome NSU FSAs were thinking of doing one event where they could do mentoring on SUMO , yes Support Mozilla it is! After 2 weeks planning the event took place at North South University library.
on 3rd March, 2014 the event started sharp at 1 pm in the library. People were divided into small groups for better communication and learnt different types of sumo contribution ways. They also signed up for the FSA program. Our main target was teaching L10n (Localization) (sumo kb) and AOA (Army Of Awesome) .
Zarif took the responsibility to teach AOA as well as doing AOA by himself on that day.
Faria teaching a new FSA sumo kb l10n .
While I was explaining Al-amin how those sumo badges are given away and whom are given away. We also answered few questions on the support forum .
While newbies were busy doing contribution, FSAs also did not waste their time.
WoMoz l10n! I was really amazed to see that newbies completed articles l10n without any break. Later we helped to fix typos.
We have a plan to write articles soon after we do good in this area.
After the sumo worktime we had our lunch at 4pm. Some people are missing due to their class/ exam!
That is how we ended up with our small event. We have planned to do more productive events online+offline both regarding SuMo.
Providing localized support has always been one of the core purposes of SUMO and I personally think SuMo is the best way to start contributing for a newbie and that’s why this areas has been chosen by the FSA team who worked hard to revise the localized kb . A special thanks to the team!
On REPS portal: https://reps.mozilla.org/e/sumo-day-with-nsufsa/
Things we contriibuted in: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/remo-sumo-day-with-nsufsa
Event Pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/phizkdayvil/sets/72157642260922754/
Blogs by other FSA who did mentor during the event :
Hashtag was: #SUMONSUFSA