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Mozilla Carnival Pune – 15th September 2012


Excited to share that we will be celebrating the success of Mozilla Summer Code Party event(s) in the country along with the Software Freedom Day on 15th of September 2012 at SICSR, Pune.

Agenda:
The Mozilla carnival starts at 9.00 AM, the topics include:
– Mozilla Summer Code Party
– Software Freedom Day
– Mozilla projects and Initiatives
– Hands-on session focused on WebMaking and Localization
– WoMoz (Women in Open source/ IT) — Get-involved with Mozilla
– Quiz
– BOF sessions
(Schedule will be updated soon)

What is Summer Code Party?
This summer, Mozilla came up with a unique global experiment by inviting people around the world to make and learn something amazing with the web.This turned out to be the world’s first-everSummer Code Party.” Started on June 23.

Our community members from across the country hosted the code party, got together, made things, played with the Webmaker projects, and learned a lot. These include MozParty PuneBVP DelhiIIT DelhiAnthiyurErode and many other. The response has been amazing and its an incredible experience for the community for its role in making for a more web literate world. The efforts, small and big have been recognized through out the global community proving the power of contribution.

Mozilla Carnival and much more..
Mozilla Carnival will be witnessing the second pan India community meetup(informal). This is a special event to us, as some of us would be meeting for the first time! The community members include, localizers, student reps, mozilla reps and webmakers.

One of the take away points at the previous Mozilla India community meetup was building a community of Women in Mozilla & Open Source. At this event, Priyanka and Hema will be introducing the WoMoz (Women in Mozilla and open source) program, its activities, goals and how one can get involved with the program.

Come join us! Lets Meet, Make & Learn amazing things!

REGISTERING:

  • RSVP here.
  • Join the Facebook event page.
  • This event is free to attend and by registering only.
  • The venue can accommodate around 100 people.

#HASHTAG:

  • For tweeting, photos and all use #hashtag: #MozPartyPune & #MozCarnival

CONTACT:
If you have any questions or doubts, contact:

  1. Sayak Sarkar: sayak.bugsmith at gmail dot com
  2. Soumya Deb: debloper at gmail dot com
  3. Vineel Reddy Pindi: pndivineelreddy at gmail dot com
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MozParty 2012, Pune


Firefox & MozParty

Mozilla Summer Code Party 2012, Pune

On Saturday, 23rd June 2012 we organized MozParty Pune at Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research, as a kickoff event for Mozilla Summer Code Party. We had a good mix of college students and working professionals as attendees for the event. There were around 75-90 attendees in total for the event. We had talk sessions as well as hands-on sessions and workshops.

The day started with an Introduction to Mozilla Summer Code Party by me, where I talked about what exactly Mozilla’s Summer Code Party is, and to how to spread awareness about the open web. The audience seemed quite interested in the idea, and looked quite excited to find out about the various ways by which they can do so.

The next session was conducted by Soumya Deb (better known as Debloper), on How Websites Work. For this session he showed the audience Google’s Story of Send, and another video on How the DNS works. The animated videos were a great hit among the audience.

Next up, it was Ankit and Faisal who took the stage one after the other. Ankit had prepared a lovely presentation in Latex about the Mozilla Story where talked about how Mozilla became what it currently is, including the various technologies from Mozilla. Faisal talked about the various Add-ons, personas other cool stuff that users can use to brighten up their Firefox experience and also about the various security aspects of Firefox.

The surprise of the day however, came when Kinshuk arrived at the event. Even though he wasn’t supposed to be present at the event due to some family commitments, still he made time and came for the event. And to top it all, he even took a session on FOSS & its relevance to Students. He also talked about the student reps program and how college students can participate and contribute to Mozilla, throughout the day in various discussions with the audience.

Post lunch, we started with a workshop on Hackasaurus, and various other Webmaking tools like Thimble & X-Ray Goggles, conducted by me. I explained various aspects of these tools to the audience and conducted a competition to see who could make the best remixed sites from the available projects at the Thimble website. We showcased the best best results at the events, and awarded a few extra swags the ones with the best sites.

Next, Soumya took over the dias and took a couple of back to back sessions on Basic Web Technologies and Apps in HTML5 & B2G. These were one of the most interactive and awaited sessions by the audience. Soumya explained these topics using interactive demos and got the audience involved as well.

At the end of it all, we explained various ways by which the audience could contribute and get involved with Mozilla. We talked about the student reps and Mozilla reps programs, and also got 12 people sign up for the student reps program.

The links to the various slides during the session as well as the links for some of sites created using Thimble are included below:-

Introduction To Mozilla Summer Code Party: Sayak

The  Mozilla Story: Ankit

Using Firefox like a Boss: Faisal Aziz

How Websites Work: Debloper

FOSS and it’s relevance to Students: Kinshuk

Introduction To Mozilla Student Reps

Web Making Tools – Hackasaurus & Thimble: Sayak

Basic Web Technology: Debloper

Getting to know web-terminologies, their purposes and the categorization etc.
Technologies: HTML / CSS / JS / PHP / Java / .NET / Flash / Ruby / Python
Frameworks: Drupal, WP / Node.JS / RoR / Django
Databases: Oracle / PostgreSQL / MySQL / SQLite / CouchDB / MongoDB
Libraries: GWT / YUI / jQuery / Dojo / Polyfils / Shims
Browsers: Chrome / Firefox / IE / Safari / Opera
Features: Canvas / Video, Audio / Web Storage / WebGL / Geolocation / DB
See the most amazing open web standards/features in action:

Apps in HTML5 & B2G: Debloper

Mobile platforms, native mobile apps.
“Build once, deploy everywhere” – PhoneGap, Titanium etc.
How web-apps make it better & how B2G takes the advantage.
Mozilla — Boot to Gecko Project: http://www.mozilla.org/b2g/

How To Contribute / Community & Development:

Kinshuk
Sayak

Hackasaurus Published Pages:

Event Page: wiki.mozilla.org/MozParty_Pune

Etherpad: etherpad.mozilla.org/20120623-Pune-Workshop

Flickr Album: www.flickr.com/photos/kinshuksunil/sets/72157630325471864/

Facebook Album: facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151053643809188.493002.677614187

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