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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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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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MozCoffee @Dhaka

I know I am bit late(a BIIIIT late) to write this πŸ˜›

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 πŸ™‚
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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 πŸ˜€
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Thank you all for giving me 3 minutes πŸ™‚

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/ )