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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 β€˜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 πŸ™‚

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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NSU Firefox Student Ambassadors Meet-Up(II)

Hello people, whoever is giving me 5 minutes from his/her holiday to read my blog-post, yes! its worth πŸ™‚

After 4 months 2 weeks we, the Firefox Student Ambassadors of North South University met for the second time with old and new both faces.

We started sharp at 10.00, almost everyone was on time. I started distributing swags to our student ambassadors, they seemed happy as it was their first time face to face meeting with me. We started with our agenda, our agenda was,

-Welcoming the new NSU FSA
-Discuss about the contribution ways
-Distribute work of upcoming FSA event
-Teach FSA about l10n
-Teach FSA about Webmaker templates localization
-Webmaker
-Mozquiz
As I lead the welcoming part, everyone was told to sign up . Then I started talking about contribution ways . Later on they were shown the Firefox OS(Developer preview).
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When we started discussing about future events & workshops, 2 of them(Saqib & Zarif) seemed interested to give us a place, YAY! πŸ™‚
Then Rashik started talking about l10n, how it works and how to contribute with it, why is that necessary .
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Then I talked about webmaker, it’s templates localization.
Later on we started our HackJam! Special thanks to Rashik, Al-Amin, Shafayet who helped to make this event a success. They were Webmaker mentors for the day. We were divided into 3 groups for learning Thimble, Popcorn & X-Ray Goggles. In spite of of huge problem of wifi speed and network problem of modem they managed to teach each and everyone about Webmaking.

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Then, I talked about Mozilla foundation, persona, thunderbird, firefox OS, app of the month etc.
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After that we had one interesting but semi-easy MozQuiz where Zarif got 10 questions correct!Tuhin secured the second place(9), Raad and Momin bro secured 3rd place with same marks(8)..!They were gifted with Mobile bag, Mozilla sticker and tattoo !
All the FSA were given one specific make to remix it and some of those are:
Later we took a group photo(Saqib missing, he went for his midterm exam by that time)
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Special thanks to Trisa Islam for awesome photos, person behind the camera πŸ™‚
Thanks everyone and happy holiday!


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Mozilla Reps welcome pack arrived at my place!

Yesterday morning I received my Mozilla reps welcome pack! YAY!

I received ReMo Welcome Pack as token of appreciation or energy booster to keep on contributing.

Opening the brown box,(as UPS shipped it to my place)

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Then,

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and then,

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and the size was,

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then,

a plastic bag full of awesomeness πŸ˜€

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And the whole thing had above stuffs,

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  • 10x – Firefox standard-issue buttons
  • 2x – FirefoxΒ  lanyards
  • 2x – Mozilla Reps the-little-awesome buttons (white)
  • 2x – Mozilla Reps the-little-awesome buttons (black)
  • 10x – Mozilla the-proud-ones transparent stickers (white)
  • 10x – Mozilla the-proud-ones transparent stickers (black)
  • 4x – Mozilla Reps flagship transparent stickers (white)
  • 4x – Mozilla Reps flagship transparent stickers (black)
  • 1x – Mozilla Reps awesome-ready polo shirt
  • 2x – A6 bonus welcome note

10x – Firefox standard-issue buttons

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2x – FirefoxΒ  lanyards

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2x – Mozilla Reps the-little-awesome buttons (white)

&

2x – Mozilla Reps the-little-awesome buttons (black)

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10x – Mozilla the-proud-ones transparent stickers (white)

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10x – Mozilla the-proud-ones transparent stickers (black)

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4x – Mozilla Reps flagship transparent stickers (white)

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4x – Mozilla Reps flagship transparent stickers (black)

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1x – Mozilla Reps awesome-ready polo shirt

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2x – A6 bonus welcome note

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Someones name should be mentioned here is : Majda– my mentor ❀

Thanks πŸ™‚

More amazing pics of the welcome pack at : http://www.flickr.com/photos/phizkdayvil/sets/72157638309560356/


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Organizing a Mozilla event @Your University

Hello respective club leads/FSAs of your university!

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Done making a Firefox Club ??Now don’t know how to proceed with the events and all the tough jobs?Well its easy as 1+1 once you get to know about this(organizing an event).Now I am helping you with the core points you should work out while organizing an event:

1. At first talk to your :

  • CSE/CS/IT(or similar) respected heads/any other respected faculty who conducts such events

  • President of your university’s IT related club

    Tell them about Mozilla,it’s mission,what kind of events are taking place at other universities by Mozilla local community,how your university students can be helped or earn knowledge by attending such events.

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Only if they agree move on to the second step πŸ˜€

2.Plan what type of event you want to do,

  • Intro to Mozilla & Contributions
  • Web-Maker
  • Firefox OS apps day
  • WoMoz Event
  • Or any other event you think will be fruitful to get more contributors! πŸ™‚WP_000825
    Let ReMos/RMAs know about the event you are planning…!

3.Ask for proposal letters in the community list/contact ReMos (it is official work)

Note.1: Try to fix a date for the event after at least 6 weeks from the confirmation of your proposal. In that way ReMos can ensure your event with swags and a plenty of time to plan the event in details

Note.2:When hosting an event, create a Facebook event page and invite your friends within the Firefox Club and your friends at school. Please attach all Facebook event pages to your Firefox Club wiki page so that we know of all the great work you are doing! Also, feel free to advertise out your events on the main Firefox Student Ambassadors Facebook page.

4.During the event,make sure everyone gets

  • Swag
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  • Refreshments
  • And,Take lots of photos(serious ones,funny ones,people taking session,making something,talking,discussing,asking – EVERYTHING!! :D)
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Post Activity:

When you are done with the event successfully do :

  • Upload photos with the specific hash-tag mentioned in the reps portal made by the planning team
  • Post them in your local community groups,local community list,Facebook,G+,Flickr anywhere you want!9960261995_3c69938435_c
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Stuffs for your event:

Toolkit – Stuffs that will help you to make your event colorful,informative and successful πŸ™‚ !!

For planning physically before your 1st event, show other FSAs this slide(edit for your university!)

Meeting ppt slides(example)

and don’t forget to take snaps after every meeting LIKE US :

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If you think you are till now not able to be called a group of 10 people who can help in the event please get some more by giving them the sign up link of FSA:
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/contribute/universityambassadors/

For those who are still of few numbers,

How can I recruit new members for my Firefox Club?

There are many ways you can recruit new members to your Club! Please see below for some ideas, but be sure and check with your university’s rules before proceeding:

  • Register your Club as an official organization on campus
  • Advertise your club through official school channels
  • Participate in official club and activity fairs
  • Give a talk on Firefox or Firefox OS to a group or class on campus
  • Partner with other technology organizations or departments for an event
  • Advertise your Firefox Club over social media channels.

Thank you all for showing interest to arrange an FSA event at your University,Best of luck from me,

Tanha Islam

RMA,South Asia

(special thanks to my friend Ratul,see his blog for DETAILS)