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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
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
Mozilla Bangladesh recently organized an event named “Mozilla Bangladesh Task Force Meetup and 2014 planning”. Mozilla Bangladesh community has grown 10 times in last couple of years. To better organize the community MozBD formed Task Force based on projects. This event was the first formal meetup and to plan 2014 and many other activities.
Grow 10x , 1M
Some core points we had discussions on were: Australis Launch, Firefox OS, FxOS apps workshop in universities etc. During the discussions we were served with Morning tea and biscuits. Following this, we had S.W.O.T analysis. Each task force were given around one hour to devide into groups and have discussion. This analysis has a great impact on our future activities. After the analysis we wrote points in stickies and later some volunteers of specific TF wrote them on the ethar and the main discussion started. All the TF explained their priority points while other TF gave suggestions/info/asked questions.
We had lunch after finishing the session. we went to 19th floor to have yummy lunch. I couldn’t eat much but some enjoyed the food very much.
Later, we went to the terrace and got MozBD teeshirts. Everyone seemed excited to have brand new tee shirt and later we had fun captures and group photos.
The second half started with the presentation “Million Mozillians” by Mahay Alam Khan. We had a talk on MozStumbler,MozillaBD blog,website,gave new ideas. Later, we discussed 2014 road map/event plans. It was a pretty interactive session where I gave some inputs(yes,those memorized events).Other mozillians also suggested event types at new locations.
Wrapping up everything we did some photo sessions along with new mozillians,TF members, reps and WoMoz. Had a very qualityful day with some bainstorming ideas and thoughts to keep up our good work through contribution towards Mozilla.
The day long activities with details will be found here
See Mozilla Bangladesh TF leads and peers here
Thanks for reading! 🙂
After 1 month planning, the day came today! Exams and advising just ended last week, so our target was to do webmaker on holidays. This time we just expanded ourselves with 2 more clubs named NSU wireless Forum (deals with all the tech related events, teaches people about tech) and English Club. We have a good relation with these two clubs so we were expecting a good start with our university mates and our expectation came to reality today.
Early in the morning freezing with cool breeze me and my sister arrived at North South University, in half an hour all of our FSAs reached and the room was opened for us. While fixing internet and stuffs people started coming.
People seemed so excited about the event. Most of them brought laptops with internet(we had internet modems as well as NSU WIFI).
Our fellow NSUFSA mate Rashik Ishrak Nahian welcomed everyone warmly and started talking about Mozilla. He covered contribution ways. I personally loved his slides a lot !
Following him I started talking about FSA program, what’s it? How to join? Our benefits?Our activities?
And then the core webmaker part was started by our own Kazi Rokib Ahmed(NSU Wireless forum Vice president, member of Eng club & FSA). He explained the basic steps of HTML & CSS to people. Most of them did not know how HTML and CSS works. They seemed damn interested to learn. Some of them asked some question as well while learning.
The make he explained to people: http://goo.gl/D9o6z4
Following him, our awesome president of Wireless Forum Mursalin Kabir started taking his session. He took his session on X-Ray Goggles. The way he interacted with people was really good! Everyone enjoyed his session!
Then one of our sweet woMoz took session on Popcorn, Faria Mahjabin. Her slides were a live popcorn to me! Anyone with the slides won’t face any problem to learn popcorn.
After her our awesome & genius Towhidul Haque Roni took a session on Introduction to Firefox OS and how to make Apps.
Then participants had hands on experience with Firefox OS developer preview.
After that we divided participants into 3 groups of thimble, popcorn and x-ray goggles. They made some makes. Some of them were really good and some were really funny!
To energize them up we gave them delicious pastries, drinks, samucha etc (Oh man, I am hungry now!)
After having yummy food, we had Mozquiz of 10 questions which were set by our fellow NSUFSA Tuhin Sahir. Then we got our awesome winners who were given out cool swags of Mozilla. They seemed really happy to get some!
We got 11 new contributors from this event. Everyone loved the swags which were given away during the event. Mozilla Badge was popular and the webmaker stickers as well!
At last we had a group photo, say : what does the fox say???
People who cannot be said thanks in words : Mursalin Kabir,Rokib Tusky,Al-Amin,Zarif Tajwar,Faria mahjabin,Trisa Islam,Salman Nusrat,Rashik Ishrak Nahiyan,Anush Anilkumar & Tanha Islam 😉