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
- 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
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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