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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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Geek Girls Hangout @DHK

Β We the WoMoz are mainly dedicated to improving women’s visibility and involvement in Free/Open Source and Mozilla, and to increase the number of women contributors. So we the Bangladeshi WoMoz along withΒ  the help of MozBD had a small informal meet up planning about the future events of WoMoz.
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Event was conducted by me(Tanha Islam) , Laila Mustari . We were 6 in numbers. We had girls from 2 different institute. We talked about how to get more women from different aspects. We had 2 newbie with us who were Tahmima Chowdhury Nawrin and her classmate. We had a s.w.o.t analysis of our past activities and planned about future events, how to make them successful ! Our short meet up for 2 hours was successful!
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Points we discussed:
-WoMoz
-Firefox club (what to & how to)
-Webmaker
-Future events(types)
-MozCafe
-Hangouts to brainstorm awesome ideas to get more women in tech & mozilla
-Firefox OS(we had hands on experience as well πŸ˜‰ )
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At last we had a group photo! πŸ™‚

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Hashtag was : #gghangoutdhk , #MozBDEventIdea
WoMoz BD on fb: Group , Page


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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/ )


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NSU FSA Meet Up(Intro)

Yay!

Yeah you will surely get to know why I used the Term “YAY” after you go through this whole page πŸ˜€

Today 10.08.2013 we the AWESOME NSU(North South University) FSA (Firefox Student Ambassadors) had an A-w-e-s-o-m-e meet up!

The meet up started at exact 11.40 as everyone had classes till 11.20 and managed to meet us πŸ˜€

so ..err..*coughs* We started(actually Anam Ahmed Bro started)-yeah he is the geek here(I wonder how he is so talented!) talking about MOZILLA(I love this term)

He at first asked the present students what do they actually think about the term Mozilla?

Our respected Vice President (Coordination & Planning) Kazi Rokib Ahmed started to share his thoughts at first then serially everyone explained.Many of them did not know that Mozilla gives the young generation to contribute for them.

Then THEANAM bro started talking in a description about Mozilla Foundation.

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He also explained what is mozilla mainly made of – Javascript (I know I will learn it someday)

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Then I(pinkdevil) explained them about Webmaker(My FAV πŸ˜€ )

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Then again Anam bro discussed about the fact that Google donates a huge amount to Mozilla for the search engine.

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And after that I discussed about the launching party of FirefoxOS(I love this orange thing)

Then we participants started asking about how to contribute(question of every newbie :P)

We described them and told them to join our fb community Mozilla BangladeshΒ 

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Now the main part starts : FSA

Early in the morning I managed to make a small slide to talk about FSA program

Here It is

You will get to know each and everything later we discussed there from this slide ( I know I am awesome πŸ˜‰ )

Later on I was asked how did I became Mozilla Rep,I explained step by step from filling up the form-getting selected-giving interview-confirmed for Remo and so on.

Then I talked about WoMoz(women in Mozilla)

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That’s how we ended πŸ™‚

Oh! A group snap we did take! πŸ˜€

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(Thanks to my sister Trisa Islam(WoMoz) for writing down the points we discussed there , now I am seeing and writing :D,actually done writing πŸ˜› )

Thanks to you people as well to have 5 minutes to read my post.

Best wishes

Tanha Islam