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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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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.

Collected

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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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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/


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WebMaker @TSSEP

“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.

The Workshop
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 Writing,
o Editing and
o Interviewing
• Digital Storytelling
o Videography
o Photography
o Drawing
• Social Media for Social Problems: Using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube; Blogging in a different way!
• Webmaking
• Make Your Own Cause: Planning and running a social cause

The Assignment
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.

Closing Ceremony
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.

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Speakers

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They were enlightened with mozilla volunteership and how it works. Some students seemed interested and contacted me later.

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Also some students wanted to do mozilla webmaker event at their school. At the end of the event they were given out swags.

 

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Students during seminar at their respective school

All the videos they made for the competition.

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Womaniya – Empowering more WOMEN in Tech(expanding woMoz)

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:

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Womaniya welcomes us 🙂

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.

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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.

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Later, Faisal sir explained what mozilla is and how it works.

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The crowd!

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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People taking swags, closing the event. They loved ’em

 

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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 .

Day 1 pictures

Day 2 pictures

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:

1. http://www.dailypioneer.com/state-editions/bhopal/2-day-seminar-on-empowerment-of-women-organised.html

2. https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1.0-9/48032_684460238279550_1175593534_n.jpg

3. http://www.dailypioneer.com/state-editions/bhopal/police-to-hold-seminar-on-woman-empowerment.html

Online coverage by radio:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=3894499901126


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MozCoffee @Dhaka

I know I am bit late(a BIIIIT late) to write this 😛

Mozcoffee at Dhaka!Seems good for coffee lovers(I am not in the team though :P)

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Okey so the event’s agenda

Agenda:

  • Introduction of new Reps and Mozillians
    Me(Tanha Islam-the first WoMoz rep) and Belayet hossain Bro was introduced to the members of our community there.
  • Summit experiences share by Summit attendees
    From our Bangladesh community 11 people went to the Mozilla Summit held at USA.They shared their experience,pictures and all the fun they had there!It was so nice to listen to them 🙂
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  • FSA
    Later me and Arif Nezami(2 RMAS of our country) were introduced to the people in the meetup.We talked to the new contributors ans FSAs about how to arrange events with planning and let us and other Reps know about this to make it successful.

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  • WoMoz
    well this part was not discussed in the meeting as we ran out of time 😦
    we were two WoMoz present there

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  • Discussion on future programs and events
    We talked about :
  1. MDN localization(shafiul Azam bro covering)
and
2.BASIS booth
Group Photo 😀
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Thank you all for giving me 3 minutes 🙂

Tanha Islam

Hashtag was
#MozCoffeeDhaka

(the rep who organized his blogpost in details if you want to know more : http://mozillianbd.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/mozcoffeedhaka-1-nov-13/ )


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Doing good is part of our code……….

Mozilla is part of a coalition of more than 100 public advocacy organizations and companies from across the political spectrum that speak out against unnecessary invasions of your privacy online.

We believe the Internet should enrich the lives of individual human beings, that individuals’ security on the Internet is fundamental and cannot be treated as optional.

Tell the world I #supportmozilla


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Software Freedom Day 2013 @BRAC University,Dhaka,Bangladesh

Software Freedom Day (SFD) is an annual worldwide celebration of Free Software. SFD is a public education effort with the aim of increasing awareness of Free Software and its virtues, and encouraging its use.

Software Freedom Day was established in 2004 and was first observed on 28 August of that year. About 12 teams participated in the first Software Freedom Day. Since that time it has grown in popularity and while organizers anticipated more than 1,000 teams in 2010, the event has stalled at around 400+ locations over the past two years, representing a 30% decrease over 2009.

We were lucky enough to arrange software freedom day at Brac University(Mohakhali campus),Dhaka.It took place on the 23rd September.

We set up a booth with the help of Noor bro.

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The program was scheduled to in this way:
10:00 am – 11:00 am: Inauguration Ceremony of Software Freedom Day;

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After that What & Why SFD???
-By Mr. Ring and Mr. Noor

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11:00 am – 11:40 am: Session on Blender by Ashker Ibne Abbas

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11:40 am – 12:40 pm: A session on Mozilla Bangladesh by Ratul Minhaz, Tanha Islam and Rifaj Nahiyan

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Ratul Minhaz,talking about FirefoxOS

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Tanha Islam ( Me :D),talking about my favorite part Popcorn Maker

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Rifaz Nahiyan,talking about thimble,he just loves it!I wish to learn it well from his sessions 😀

12:40 pm – 01:00 pm: RR Foundation

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01:00 pm – 01:50 pm: Lunch Break

This was the time when we concentrated more than food to group pics 😛

yeah!We did pass some fun time 🙂

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and our very own FirefoxOS

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which suits best in my hand 😉

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poor rifaz… 😛 he was trying to call someone (!) without simcard 😛

and my favorite webpage! this thing is really something awesome!

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Oh!one thing I forgot to mention is we are going to have a new female contributor.YAY!My Womoz team is getting powerful day by day 😀

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02:00 pm – 02:45 pm: A session on WordPress by Mehedi

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04:15 pm – 05:00 pm: A session on Joomla by Sabuj Kundu

02:45 pm – 03:30 pm: A session on Drupal by Anam Ahmed

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and that is how the program ended..!! 🙂
we all had a very nice day!

(P.s-Every session had some questions answers round where several people showed interest to know more about the related topics)

More Pics at : http://www.flickr.com/photos/phizkdayvil/sets/72157635798221695/

-Tanha Islam

-NSU Firefox Community(https://www.facebook.com/firefoxnsu)
Member & Admin
-Firefox Student Ambassadors(https://www.facebook.com/Firefox.Student.Ambassadors)
Student Ambassador
-Mozilla Firefox(https://www.facebook.com/Firefox)
Volunteer
-Womoz Bangladesh(https://www.facebook.com/WomozBangladesh)
Member and admin


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Maker Party 2013 @ Maple Leaf,Dhaka,Bangladesh

15.09.13

Yes,this is the day I first took part in one of the active events of Mozilla BD – WebMaker Party 2013

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Let me tell you,I first met all the mozillians on the occasion of mozilla’s 15 year celebration at Star,Kabab.

Today,with the help of Rifaz Nahiyan we were able to do this Maker Party at his school Maple Leaf,Dhaka which is situated at Dhanmondi 11/A.

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At first it was pretty hard to set all pcs with working internet but our Ashickur Rahman Noor bro managed it with perfection! 😀

Students started coming sharp at 1.00,where we saw both male and female students of class ranging class6 to A-levels.

After they were done taking seats Noor bro started his presentation which was made using POPCORNMAKER.

He started explaining the open source and following that he started the original Maker Party.He discussed the main three parts of the Web Maker which were:

1.Tools

Popcorn maker 

Thimble

X-ray googles

2.Templates

3.Community

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Some of the students had some questions which I am mentioning with answers we gave:

-will mozilla pay me for this?

Noor Bro: No,It’s actually a volunteeary type work where Mozilla is a non-profit type organization.None of us here gets paid but we have gathered a lots of knowledge and experiences from it.

-can’t I have copyright thingy on my makes?

Noor Bro:no,you can’t

Me:But the website will show the core/main piece of the make beside the remix ones,from where everyone will be able to see who made it first and who remixed it.

-why will others be able to remix my makes?

Noor Bro:that’s why it’s open source!You can use others code to build up a new thing!

Following that I,Tanha Islam started talking about Popcorn Maker,I explained those students how to work on that and why do we need to use that.

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Some of them started to make some popcorn videos just before I ended my discussion.They seemed so interested working on that!!

After that Rifaz started explaining the Thimble part where he discussed some basic stuffs of HTML and CSS,He asked one of the students to stand up and tell his favorite car which was Lamborghini aventador!He helped Rifaz to make one thimble with that!

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When Rifaz was done,me and Noor bro gave a brief of X-ray Googles.

After that students were given some time to make the web,they did a great job.

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Link : http://www.flickr.com/photos/phizkdayvil/sets/72157635534845331 (I saved it to my account BTW)

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After guys were gone they left a funny thing for us(popcorn video) which link I don’t have because girls refreshed the page to make a new one THIS ONE

I still have a photo of what boys made 😛

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When everything was done students were shown the MaKey MaKey

Where you one could play Mario game not with keyboards,but with Bananas! Seems interesting!I played it as well and it was really fun!

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That is how the AWESOME day ended finishing up the Maker Party on the last day announced by Mozilla.

It was really a good experience for me 🙂

Mozilla and Mozillians ROCK!

Tanha Islam

(Student Ambassador,Contributor & Volunteer-Bangladesh)

North South University

*Proud Mozillian*

Find me :

Twitter : @ahnat16

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Mozillians: https://mozillians.org/en-US/u/pink.devil.tanha/

IRC:pinkdevil

 

More Pics at : http://www.flickr.com/photos/phizkdayvil/sets/72157635534845331

(p.s-Let me tell you the room was really small to breath in for 25-28 people,still we managed it with peace as everyone was co-operating with us!Thanks to Maple Leaf school,their students and teachers)