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A day with SUMO stars

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.

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Faria teaching a new FSA sumo kb l10n .

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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 .

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While newbies were busy doing contribution, FSAs also did not waste their time.

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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.

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After the sumo worktime we had our lunch at 4pm. Some people are missing due to their class/ exam!

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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 :

http://zariftajwar.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/sumo-day-with-nsufsa/

http://r1nahian.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/sumo-day-with-nsufsa/

http://fariaexnsu.wordpress.com/2014/03/13/sumo-day-with-nsufsa-teaching-with-fun-d/

http://raiyadraad.blogspot.com/2014/03/sumo-day-with-nsufsa.html

Hashtag was: #SUMONSUFSA

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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.

  • HACKJAM SESSION:
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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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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)