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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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MakerParty @UT

After coming from Mozfest, I was jet lagged for days and was catching up with university and everything else. The event I did after catching up with everything else was, Makerparty at one of the schools of Dhaka : Universal Tutorial.

I conducted the event with other 2 awesome Mozillians, Faria and Trisa. Me and Trisa reached the school early in the morning to set things up. The teachers were very friendly and took us for an intro session with the kids who was interested to join our sessions. I went to class 7-10 and introduced myself and gave a small brief about what we are planning to do for that day. Students seemed very excited.

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The computer lab being small, we decided to divide students into 2 groups/sessions. We conducted each session for 1.5-2 hours. Every session consisted of 20-25 students. Their computer and science teachers also joined us to co-operate with them.

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Our first session started of with an intro session. I gave a small brief of what we are going to do, who are we? what are we doing there? what is Mozilla webmaker and how it can help learning web making from any age.

Then we divided students to groups of 4-5 people each. When some students were busy making makes, others were following them. I gave chance to everyone to learn from others while collaborating. Students who felt shy were given in groups so that they can learn properly.

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First I talked about the tools of webmaking, especially thimble and x-ray goggles. I asked them if they want to start from the scratch or want to use the templates, they started working on basic templates. After that I showed x-ray goggles. The internet was slow and I could show them in groups. They seemed very much interested and said they will try at their home and make things. They said they will show me next time when I am visiting their school in January.

When I handed them some goodies, they seemed very happy and asked if they can put it on their car! 😛

Followed by the first batch, the second one got in.Me, Faria and trisa took the in-charge of the sessions and Faria helped me very much because she was also another teacher from the school. The teachers helped us very much to do the event in time. they also asked various questions related to mozilla and webmaking. I told them to use this tools when they teach their students HTML, CSS etc . they really liked the tools and said they will use for sure. Students who knew HTML, CSS before a little bit could make some good makes. They really liked thimble and many of them were sitting with pc for more than 20 minutes, not giving others chances 😛

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The principal is very much interested to do more events in future with us and I also liked how they are teaching their students ICT in digital classrooms because most of the schools of Bangladesh lacks of digital classroom equipment.

More pics here .

Makes they made:

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https://d157rqmxrxj6ey.cloudfront.net/karimunnesa/16253
https://d157rqmxrxj6ey.cloudfront.net/karimunnesa/16255/
https://d157rqmxrxj6ey.cloudfront.net/jason1234/16252/
https://d157rqmxrxj6ey.cloudfront.net/jason1234/16254
https://d157rqmxrxj6ey.cloudfront.net/afaygsa/16257/
https://thimble.mozilla.org/user/afaygsa/64095
https://d157rqmxrxj6ey.cloudfront.net/afaygsa/16259/
https://thimble.mozilla.org/user/xtiatx/64098
https://thimble.mozilla.org/user/xtiatx/64097
https://thimble.mozilla.org/user/xtiatx/64096
https://thimble.mozilla.org/user/xtiatx/64094
https://d157rqmxrxj6ey.cloudfront.net/jason1234/16258/

(They made more 2-3 makes but forgot to save them 😦 .. I saw one amazing comic strip but a student closed the browser and it was gone 😦 )

Event Hashtag: #kidzilladhk #MPUT

On Reps portal: https://reps.mozilla.org/e/webmaker-ut/

 


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Make – A – Thon !!

So basically participating in Make-A-Thon as a Mozilla reps with other reps and mozillians was FUN!

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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.

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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.

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What we did?

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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!

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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!

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I visited different groups to see and know about their projects and it was really fun to know about such amazing projects!

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Aniruddha also gave a speech on Firefox OS:

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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!

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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.


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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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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 🙂

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! 🙂
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 🙂
Thanks everyone and happy holiday!


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Kitchen Party With Cousins!

Kitchen Party ! Seems like something is being cooked! Yes the web, the open web, which can be remixed with creativity!

Today at my home I arranged one Kitchen Party with my Cousins! We started around 4pm and ended at 6pm.

I today discussed the main three parts of the Web Maker which were:

  1. Popcorn maker 
  2. Thimble
  3. X-ray goggles

At first I started with the youngest one, Zahara who instructed and took help of me to make such a cute thing with Thimble.

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Her make: https://pinkdevil.makes.org/thimble/hello-kittyImage

Then I started with my other cousins, I showed the Thimble explaining where I discussed some basic stuffs of HTML and CSS, Popcorn Maker and X-Ray Goggles, they seemed so interested working on that!!Image

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After that they were given some time to make the anything with this 3 tools web, they did a great job…!

Trisa & Sadmila make:

Sadab & Niloy make:

Later on mom and my aunty made us yummy noodles, as we were soo tired!

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That is how the AWESOME day ended. It was really a good experience for me and my cousins!

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Group photo, because we ROCK!

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Credit : My aweeesssooommmeee mom!!

Tanha Islam

*Proud Mozillian*

Twitter : @ahnat16

IRC: pinkdevil

More Pics at : http://www.flickr.com/photos/phizkdayvil/sets/72157638793389314/

Reps Portal Link of the event: https://reps.mozilla.org/e/kitchenparty-with-cousins/

On webmaker: https://webmaker.org/en-US/events/3073

Hashtag was: #KitchenPartyCousins