Joy of SuMo worriers after a successful sprint.

SuMo KB l10n onsite Sprint Dhaka

It was #awesome.  We have successfully complete about 12 SuMo localization and successfully reviewed 9 of them.  Now the current dashboard looks like

SuMo KB bn-bd Dashboard after SuMo KB l10n onsite sprint Dhaka.

From a long time I was planning to organize a SuMo (support mozilla) event in Bangladesh. We do advocacy of this mozilla project but never did any stand alone program of it.  “Top 100″: the SUMO localization challenge! triggered my will. We accept the challenge and starts our sprint.  As a part of our sprint we organize a SuMo KB l10n onsite Dhaka Sprint.

It was very hard for us to find a venue for this event. But thanks to BRACU Firefox Club helping us to use there computer lab.

At the start Safwan describe about SuMo. He describe what it SuMo, how we can contribute to this project.  You can get the slides from here.

Safwan is talking about SuMo

After him Rabby shows how we can localize SuMo KB in our local Language.  In this talk he describe all the things that are necessary for localization.

Rabby is showing how to localize SuMo KB

After him participants starts localizing. We successfully completed  12 KB localization and 9 of them reviewed at the same time.  Tapu Afrad was the first who completed a KB localization.

This is how a end a program of SuMo worriers.

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Mozilla @ NSU tech Fiesta

After a long waiting at last NSU Tech Fiesta take place.  With the great support of NSU Firefox Club and Mozilla Bangladesh community we have successfully arrange 2 sessions (Firefox App Train and WebMaker intro). Thanks to all those who work hard for this.

First we starts with Firefox OS App train. Sunnat starts with quick introduction of firefox OS with his awesome popcorn make.  He talked about what is firefox OS,  how it is build, where it is launched, etc etc.

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After that Anisur Rahman start talking about how to build Firefox OS Application.  Participants install Firefox OS simulator in there computer , we demonstrate Firefox OS developer preview phone,  and nexus 7 with Firefox OS community build. After installing the Firefox OS simulator Anisur Rahman started to show how to code for Firefox OS Application.  He shows how to build a Hello World Application.

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Second session was about webmaker.  I started the session with little introduction of WebMaker. I talked about WebMaker Tools, Templates and WebMaker Community.

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After that Rashiq (NSU FSA) talk about Thimble.  He shows how to use thimble and how to learn coding using Thimble.  Participants where interested about it.

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After him Sunnat talked about Popcorn Maker.  He shows how to to build an awesome video on using popcorn maker.

 

After his demo, Salman Rahman shows how to use MDN to learn coding.  He also shows how to contribute to MDN project.
After there session, perticipants make some popcorn makes with in few minutes. We give some swags and finish the event.

Again thanks to all specially NSU FSA’s to make this event a success.

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Mozilla Festival 2013

I was just amazed when I got a mail that I am invited to perticipate at Mozilla Festival 2013 as a mozilla reps volunteer. I was little bit confused, because the mail was not from mozilla, but when I check the reps portal the mail sender is a reps also, then I become sure that I am invited.

I was so pleased that mozilla invited me, instead of I didn’t apply for that. My joy come to zero (0) when I learned that it will take minimum 15 working days to get UK visa, and I don’t have that much time because that time I was preparing myself to attend mozilla summit 2013 which was held at USA,  and I will not get enough time after returning from summit.  But thanks to Swarnava he inform me that there is something called fast track. I check again with local visa processing agency and they inform me I can get visa with in 2 workings days if I can fulfil some requirement.  I was happy then, because on of the requirement you have to visit USA atlist one time before apply for visa :). After returing from summit I apply for visa and I got it. Thanks to mozilla for helping me to got my visa.

We where ask to reached london 24 October one day before the festival. For that I started on 23 October from Dhaka. I reached London safely but had to face tough imigration :). There question what will you do at the festival. Fortunately they let me enter at UK :D. After collecting my bag, I was seaching for two fellow reps, who arrived 30 minutes before me, but I fail to find them, and when saw there message, they already started for hotel. Then I started for the hotel also.

First Webmaker Mentor Call

I am contributing to webmaker project from March 2013, but I never attend webmaker mentor calls. But I was lucky enough that, there was a mentor call at 24 October, and we where invited to mozilla London office to attend the call. It was fun to attend the mentor call.

Meet with fellow reps

It was my third mozilla program over the border, and second time for a reps only meeting. But this time it was not that much reps, so atleast I can talk with them better then before :).

Meet with other volunteers of festival

We where 268 contributer in the festival including reps, mozillian and others. I was amazed to see a lots of contributor there, more over I have learned that on the first festival the amount of the perticipants was near to this year contributor. Isn’t it amazing, we are growning for sure.

First day of festival
First day part one was just for meetup of all contributors, general discussions, telling us our responsibilities and discussion amongst the space wrangler and there sessions and scrum. Making posters and banners for there floor. We remix (hacked) some webmaker tshirt for ourselves.

From 6 PM science fair was started, there was a Firefox Student Ambassador booth, a webmaker booth also. There was a lots of freaky things like paintbrush printer, which print using paintbrush and paper paint with instruction from PC. Also there was booth for app maker, which enable you to make web apps visually.  There was a booth from Open Knowledge foundation, knight foundation, github etc. It was continue for two hours. Then we go for all reps dinner at O2 arena near to venue, after dinner back to hotel.

Second day of Festival

We went early to the venue to set reps booth. Set up our booth and fixed a place where we can put our stuffs. Purpose of the booth was to promote mozilla mission to the festival participants, and for us if we need any help. Soon we finish decorating our booth, we rush to the keynotes. Some one said that, she like webmaker because, once her teacher told her she can not learn how to build web, but thanks to webmaker, now she can build her own web :).

After the keynotes sessions were started in each floor, of each track. I was interested on teach the web track, so I was moving around on the 6th Floor. I perticipate on a open discussion call “Building collaboration across the open space”, it was helped by Open Knowledge Foundation.

After that the lunch time started. I was moving around the 6th floor, and talking with the localization scrum table, to help other with webmaker localization things. After lunch I hacked webmaker tshirts for our community members. I make a badge also. When I was making a badge some one come to me and take my interview about open badges. One of the biggest maker party was held at the ground floor of the venue. There was too many things, specially for kids. Like learning python by playung games, remixing a web page. There was also a 3D printer. The maker party was three hours long.

Third day of Festival

I was late at third day. The keynotes where started. The keynotes were not interesting as previous day. After the keynotes I collect my festival participant badge. Then I join with maker party fellows, who was discussing how to make maker party better next year. It was a long discussion and we sort out a lots of point for the next year maker party. While we were discussing it was lunch time. I took my lunch and again start discussing.

After finish this discussing I plan to move around all the floor, to see what is happening there. I fond something interested on the open science floor. It was commons Machinery. They are trying to build some like photo sharing service with creative commons idea.

After that I join a with karen for how to start a maker party cookbook. It was fun, and I have learn some thing new about organizing a event. After this the fair was. In this two days what we have successfully build was presenting there. I was amazed, that there was too many things which was build. Some one made popcorn maker fork, with some new features, it was cool. And a lots of things. I got a PI also.

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This how mozilla festival 2013 was. I enjoy it very much, learn a lots of thing about organizing events, open hardwares and a lot.

Mozilla @ Chapai Nawabgonj

I love to share my knowledge of open source and open web, specially out side of the capital Dhaka. It was my third moztour and most memorable moztour, because I was able to organize my first maker party with high school kids.

I have tried to contact with the school authority for more then 2 months, due to holly Eid festival and political issues, we was unable to fixed a date to arrange a maker party. At last with the help of mahir and istiaque  two local mozillian of Chapai Nawabgonj I finally manage a date to arrange a maker party at Harimohan Govt. High School, Chapai Nawabgonj. After that we manage another program mozilla awareness program at Imperial Polytechnic Institute, Chapai Nawabgonj.

That was the background of the the moztour. We (me and Shubho) started on 27 August night from Dhaka to Chapai Nawabgonj. From my last moztour experience I was not worried for the transport. We reached Chapai Nawabgonj next day morning safely.  It was just just morning and everything was closed what time. I was happy because 2 of our venue was nearer to our hotel.

Mozilla Awareness Campaign (First Day)

We was on time for this event, but we start little late due to organize the presentation stuffs. It was houseful and over crowded.

I started first with movie project Code Rush, to understand them how mozilla come to the world. I noticed that participants where very much focused on the video :). After finishing that I start talking. In my speech I talked about mozilla history again and little bit of what mozilla do. Then I talk about Mozilla products to how Mozilla works and why. When I was talking about the products of Mozilla, we found that many of them only thought that Mozilla only markets Firefox Browser (it is quite natural).

From my speech they came to know about Persona, Thunderbird and Firefox OS. I made them  aware of their “rights” to the web and made some privacy concerns clear. During my speech participants was asking how mozilla cover the expenses. I make them clear that mozilla is a non profit organization, they manage there cost from this sources.

Then I showed the real power of HTML5, the mighty Firefox OS installed in Keon. People got interested in that phone so much because even though it’d a small amount of memory it rocked! Noor talk with them and answered many questions.

Then Shubho went on stage and detailed localizaton. He described why we should work in the localization sector and how to work in there.

After Shubho  speech Istiaque explained how add-ons can be used to make life easier.

Then I start again, I just love to talked with people :D. I talk with them how to contribute to mozilla in other ways, how to join with us, how we can help them, how it will help them, after that we finish the program with taking a group photo.

Maker Party (Day two)

As I told you earlier, I was so excited for the maker party from the beginning.  We were late to start the program due to some technical issue. But I was amaged to see that, not only the students but also the teacher was keen to learn the new ways to build the web. It was one man show :P for me. I just talk with them,  about mozilla, mozilla products and project. Then introduced them the webmaker project with the help of webmaker tools popcorn maker by demonstrating a video.

Then showed them how the three tools work. Starting form thimble. They were very excited to about thimble and about its features. Specially the error notification and hints. Then I talk about popcorn maker, and tech them how to build a interactive video on the web using the this tools.

Students where very happy to know that our community provides free templates to learn HTML and CSS. Some of them where asking questions about tools and how to do such stuffs. It was a 90 minute long speech for me. At the end we took a group photo.

Success scenarios of this moztour

  1. About 20 school kids learn about webmaker projects.
  2. About 60 people learn about different mozilla products.
  3. About 80 people learn about firefox OS.
  4. We manage to find 2 active mozillian for our community.
  5. About 60 people learn about SuMo, where they can get help about Firefox and other mozilla products.
  6. 2 Sign up for Firefox Student Ambassadors.

The problem that I found is internet connectivity. But I hope we will get more people to join with us.

Here you will get more photo’s of the moztour.

moztour @ Gopalgonj — 2013

After one year of long waiting it was finally happen. Yes one long year, due to political issue, exams and vacations I can not plan the event.  We started on 20 August with targeting to arrange a maker party and Firefox OS Application Training Program. We started one day earlier (Me, Sharif and Anam) due to bus schedule. Rest two (Prodhan Shishir and Asif) come next day. We have Alamin Mir there as local mozillians.

Maker Party (First Day)

It was raining there from the morning. I was worried about other two mozillians also about the event. More over there was political issue on the venue (venue was a govt. college), wich make me double worried.  Other two mozillians reach safely, but rain was not stopping.  Rain stops around 12 PM. We were already one hour late. We reach the venue with in 12:30 and start our program within 1:00 Pm.

First I start with brief discussion of mozilla, mozilla bangladesh and webmaker project.

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After me Asif talk about thimble. I noticed that we have few participants there, but they were enjoying thimble. They were asking question and  Asif and me giving them answer.

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After Asif,  Anam talk about popcorn maker. Perticipants where amazed to see they can make interactive video within web. Some one of them was mentioning that, they need propitiatory software to do such stuff. Now they don’t need that.

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After Anam I again start talking about community contribution, how to join with us, about Firefox Student ambassador program. After that we took some group photo.  We finish our program within 1 hour and 30 minutes.

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We fail to make some thing new for webmaker, but at-least some people learn about it.
Some picture of first day.

Firefox OS Application Training Program (Second day)

We come the venue on right time. Talk with the college head for some time. He was so happy, because we come there from capital to teach there student about new technology. We start our program little bit late from schedule time. I was amazed when I see the room was fulfill and many of them was standing at last.

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I start the program, with mozilla, Firefox and Firefox OS. In my talk I describe why should we care about Firefox OS. How the current smart phone OS is making us there puppet. Some of the don’ believe that we have build a mobila OS using HTML, CSS and JS.  After me Anam describe how Firefox OS works.  He was quite impressive. Audience ask him question, and was giving them answer.  After his talk, Prodhan Shishir start his session main session of this event, how to build a Firefox OS application. We found few people who was interested on this.  We provide our laptop to them and they start building demo application.

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Around 2 PM we take our lunch together at venue. On the lunch break, I discuss about FOSS with the audience. After lunch we started again. Two of the participants were successful to make a demo application and it was running on the simulator. But the participants number was decreasing as the time was passing.  Prodhan Shishir show them how to submit application on marketplace. Few people was there, but they were excited.

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After that we take some group pictures and invite them to come our room and discuss more.

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Some more picture of the event.

New Contributor at Hotel Room

We finish our application training program and invite the interested to come to our hotel room to learn and talk more with us, if they are interested.  I was thinking most of them will not come, but I was wrong. Al most every of them come to our hotel room. We altogether talk with them, having fun and make them subscribe on mailing list, register some new Firefox Student Ambassador.  Some of them try keon there. It was fun.

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Success scenarios

  1. About 20 people join the maker party.
  2. More them 100 peoples had knew about Firefox OS.
  3. 7 had learned how to build application for Firefox OS.
  4. 5 new Firefox Student Ambassadors
  5. New 3 mailing list subscribers.
  6. 1 demo application for firefox OS.

I am grateful to all of them who help us to make this tour successful.

First Maker Party @ Bangladesh

Webmaker goal is encouraging millions of people around the world to move beyond using the web to making it. To achieve this goal mozilla started a global program called maker party. On 20 June we (Mozilla Bangladesh) arrange our first maker party of this summer as a part of moztour chittagong at East Delta University. Thanks to CSE dept of EDU to let us jointly arrange this awesome event.

At first one of the organizer f this event give the opening speech. Then I start the party :). First Mahay Alam Khan (Mozilla Reps) talk about mozilla and webmaker project. It was a very interesting seesion. He discuss about webmaker tools, resources and community. Audience loves the session very much and they where very much interactive.

Then Anam (a mozillian) demonstrate Thimble. What is thimble, how it works. What the main feature of thimble, how to use it. Audience was excited to learn that they now don’t need an IDE to code simple HTML and CSS code. More over they can learn about the different html tag description when they write the code.

After that Sharif (a mozillian) talk about the x ray goggles. People loves this session. He show how to remix a web page using this awesome tools, and how to submit the remix page on the web.

After him me, demonstrate popcorn maker. Audience was excited when I told them they don’t need a video editor from now to edit video and make a video from scratch. Then I show them how to publish there work on the web.

Audience was amazed when I let them that they can remix any webmaker projects or templates. The outcome of this event is, audience show interest to use webmaker tools to learn and create there own things. For the first time at Bangladesh, we found that on a public event number of female participants where more then male.

We got some times after finish our sessions. Then MAK bro show the audience two open hardware maky maky and raspbarry pie and the womoz program. In the mean time Gauthamraj join with us via g+ and say hello to the perticipants. Rahid (a Reps) give the audience a basic !dea of Firefox Student Ambassador program.

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Mozilla@IIT-DU

For political issue of our country the event postponed several times. But at last on 23rd March 2013 the event was held. It was house full audience on the event. We started about 2:15 PM local time.

At first Mashkawat Ahsan bro introduce Mozilla, Mozilla Bangladesh to the audience. Then he talked about Mozilla Manifesto, different Mozilla Products and WoMoz.


After him Aniruddha Adhikary talked about Firefox OS, Web app, benefits of them. He also demonstrate how to build a simple web application named “Hello World”.

Then we take a little break and have some snacks and cold drinks. The break was about 20 minute. Then Aniruddha starts again and talk about different developer tools of Firefox, different framework for web app, MDN etc.

After his session me (Ashickur Rahman) talk about Mozilla Webmaker Program. I discuss the three tools (Thimble, X-Ray Goggles, popcorn) of this program and demonstrate how to use them.

We distribute Firefox T-shirts to the audience by asking them some question, regarding what we said during our sessions.

Through our the event some of our (Mozilla Bangladesh) volunteers Sharif, Shuvo and Ahsanul Haq was with us. We are thankful to IIT, University of Dhaka to facilitated to arrange this event on their campus.

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