Mozilla Bangladesh Community Meetup 2015

Yes, the meetup finally happened. According to this mail in the public mailing list, I am one of the luckiest person :D to join this meetup. Though I know that I am the luckiest person because, I got my invitation mail (from the organizing body) on 31 May 2015 ;) . I’d like to thanks all the organizers to organize this awesome  meetup.

Journey to the venue

My journey for the meetup started early morning, with receiving Mahir,  Istiyak and Forhad. Around 1:30 PM we started journey with fellow mozillians  in the bus :) .

Mozillians in the Bus

Then I went to Dhaka airport to receive Riyad, who came from Chittagong .  After that me and Riyad received Amit who lives in Dhaka from Gabtoli and started our journey towards the venue. The venue was far from the main road, so it took quite long to reach. We reached there just before dinner :) . I recieved all four of  mozillian from my own interest, no one force me to attend them.

Sessions and Learning

On the First day we started around 9:30 AM. First we introduced ourselves. Then we was asked to talk with a new person whom I didn’t know or met before the meetup, and for me there were only one person whom I never met before. The person is Towaha.  Then Rosana and Brian start talking about mozilla’s mission and manifesto. We were given printed copy of  manifesto. Then we made a small groups of Four people to discuss about the manifesto. Then Rosana asked us to talked about out on the favorite manifesto.  Then we asked to prepare a role play with out favorite manifesto.  From our group Maliha and Zak did the role play. Our role play was about “Individuals must have the ability to shape the Internet and their own experiences on it” . The plot of the role was, how internet dot org is violating this.

Role play

After this role play, we do some paper works. We put some idea what is working in our community that makes us big and super active. What is not working for us. We wrote a lot of ideas.

Writing idea

Looking to the idea

List of ideas

Then we have little tea break.  After that we had a ice breaking session. Gautham Raj started the ice breaking session called ” Ali Baba and Forty Thief ” .

Some move :)

Then we split into few groups and Rosana discussed about Reverse Engineering of event planing.

Reverse Engineering of event planing

Then we were given some piece of paper, to sort out which are Input, Activities, Outputs, Outcomes and Impact. I found it is very hard to find these, and we have different opinion about it.

After that Laura discuss about the Goal of Webamker Launch in Bangladesh. Some sort of activities to can do to achieve the goal. She describes the activities, and ask us to put our plan to reach that goal.

Webmaker Goal

Then we write our small plan to achieve the Goal in the timeline. There were plenty of Plans.

Plans to achieve the Goal

After that we had a small tea break. After the break, we discussed who will lead each specific task to achieve the Goal. Then we sit in groups with our task lead to do speed planning. I am in localization group and my task lead is Belayet bhai.  Then we all describe how we will finish our task. With it the first day of session ends.

The second day sessions started with recap of first day. Since all the participants were the leader of mozilla Bangladesh, we have our own super power which makes our community super active and healthy. We were asked to write our own super power by answering few questions.

After that we started deep planing the task that we had taken to achieve the webmaker goal. Our task is small but it is not in one place. We are the only team who have to do two thing in one task. And those things are not final yet.

After that, we shred what he planed for. It was very interesting. Then it was time for next mission for this year. A product I like, and used most when it comes to mobile. It is Firefox for Android. Mozilla has done some research about this in Mozilla India community.  They have some personas. We discuss about them, which is true for us, which isn’t.  Then we hack our own personas. We agree and disagree on them.

Then we had our Group Photo.

After that, we take the took the pledge, that we will work together to achieve the goal.  This his how the meetup officially ends :) .

Two big goals for rest of the year for us

Those who miss the meetup, this is for them. In the meetup we have discussed about two goals for us for the rest of the year. They are

  • 10,000 download of webmaker app within 60 days after launch in Bangladesh.
  • Increase the number of user of Firefox for Android in Bangladesh.

Meet with new and known faces

Meetup always gives us the opportunity to meet with new people. In this meetup I met with Towaha. Interestingly he is a Reps, but I never met with him or talked with him never seen him in any community events and in community discussions. It was my pleasure to meet with him. For the rest of the other all are known faces to me.

Bangladesh Community Super Powers

I would never know that, my fellow community member have this much super powers. You can see them in this pad. Specially one of them engage 400 mozillian within few months. As a community builder, I am amazed to learn this. I wish I can build community like this.

I just created it few months ago and it has about 400 people in it ; Most of them are super cool with working with Mozilla, besides I’m making a womoz community there too; which has about 80 girls now;

 I would like to know in that much short time, how he is enable to engage 400 mozillian in Sylhet.

Feeling left behind

I actually don’t work with the largest community in Bangladesh. I think i should not mention why I don’t. But I have been making a community in my city ;)

This is a quote from my fellow mozillian. He is doing a great job I believe, but when I sow this line, it hurts me. This is not the community culture that we believe and follow.

My realization

After the meetup I realize few things, like

  • What ever our personal relation is, together we can achieve of lot of things.
  • Still I am confused, why we missed some awesome contributor in the meetup. Without few of them, for me meetup was not complete.

What are my disagee and personal relation with fellow mozillians are, I will work with them to reach the common goal, besides I have to work to achieve other goal also.

Mozilla Bangladesh – SuMo Community Meetup 1.0

This picture express a lot of thing.  A full set of SuMo warriors in one picture. If you are thinking about any kind of meetup, then you are right. It is Mozilla Bangladesh – SuMo Community Meetup 1.0 . This meetup was took place in Midas Convention Center on 29-30 May 2015 with the participation of 35 current and future awesome SuMo warriors.


This  meetup is a recognition for those who had contributed for last one and half year, to achieve many milestone of SuMo from  SUMO top 100 KB localization challenge and mozilla Bangladesh  to A Gift to Firefox from Mozilla Bangladesh . It was a long deserved meetup and celebration for us. Though the dates were changed few times, but at last we did it.

 Meetup Planning

It was Safwan, our “SuMo King” who give us the idea about the meetup. His idea was simple, we will gather in one place, talk with each other, have some fun. Since we worked on online every time. But as times passed, our necessity became higher and higher. So we planed to include few training session. Then the meetup became a huge plan.  First our target was to complete is meetup in February, but due to political unrest, the dates changed few times and last fixed in May 2015. You can have the meetup details here.

 Meetup Sessions

As we planned before, there were several sessions for the meetup. Except first two session all other sessions were directly associated with “How to contribute to SuMo” . Starting with Mozilla: Who we are & What we want by Seeam . Then Ashfaq started Mozilla: Who we are & What we want . After that it was Seeam again, he presented Introduction to SuMo : Why Support is important . Then Safwan and Seeam presented Support Forum basics and discussing some common forum questions. It was a hands on session.  Then it was Safwan who talked about Hands on: Answering forum question .  Second day started with Crash ≠  CRUSH ! by Safwan :D .   Then it was Pranjol and Raiyad with Hand on Session KB updating (Bengali).

Seeam – What is Mozilla

Ashfaq – Introduction to SuMo: Why Support is Important

Seeam – Support Forum basics and discussing some common forum questions


Safwan Rahman aka SuMo King of Mozilla BD


Safwan – Crash ≠ CRUSH !

Pranjol – KB updating

Raiyad – KB updating

Meet With Contributors

Meetup means meeting with contributors.  Contributors from different part of Bangladesh. This was our first meetup. We tried to invite all contributors of SuMo. There were few faces that we had never seen in any community events like: Nure Alam Miaji , Nafiur Rahman , Khairul Basher Sujon , Fatin Shahazad . It was awesome feeling to meet with them for the first time.

Khairul Basher Sujon

Nafiur Rahman

Fatin Shahazad

Nure Alam Miaji




A meetup with out food is nothing :) . We had plenty of yammy foods in the meetup. I can say the meetup was full of food :D .

Lichee :D



Planning for 2015

With meetup we did some planning and brain storming. You can see the planning and road map for 2015. You can see the planning here.



New Faces

A lot of things happen, which can not be expressed. Last thing to say, next time we will be more big.

Mozilla Booth @ BASIS Digital World 2015

BASIS Digital World is the biggest ICT exhibition of Bangladesh.  Around 200 Govt and private exhibitor and 3,00,000 visitors take part in this exhibition. Like BASIS Digital World 2014 we had a booth in the name of Mozilla Foundation.

The exhibition was for four days from 9 February to 12 February 2015.  The full exhibition was in 4 part. We were is Soft Expo. But due to Prime Minister protocol and security we merely had the first day. But from the second day it was quite well.

From last year booth, this year we have more booth attendee and visitor. So we decide something different this year. We gave all logistic responsibility two mozillians (Sharif, Tapu Afrad) . There task was to look after booth attendee need, are the booth attendee is on time time or not, boost up there confident, changing booth attendee after a certain time etc.  They did an awesome job. If it was not those two specially Sharif, it would be hard for us.

Though the exhibition is for four days, we count it as five days including one day for booth decoration. Since mozilla is a nonprofit and different organization we don’t do luxurious decoration. Day before the booth we spend that day to decorate the booth by ourselves and help of some carpenter. This time Sharif, Rabbi and Safwan help us to do so.

Day One

Our honorable Prime Minister inaugurate the exhibition. Due to Prime Minister protocol and Security we merely have the first day. We only had 2 hour and 30 minute.  We consider that day as our practice day.  On that day we figure out how to operate rest of three days.

Day Two

Second day started on time.  We set up a hand made SuMo chart in one side of the booth, on the other side of the booth we showed Webmaker and App Maker.  We had few Firefox OS devices with us, if any one interested to explore Firefox OS we showed them the devices.  At the middle of the day, we got some printed material of MDN, SuMo and Bangla Spell Checker.

Visitors are searching there problem in Firefox and asking for solution.


Sunnat on Action


Crowd in our booth


Rabbi talking with a potential dev

Day Three and Day Four

Day three and four started on time. This day we put down the SuMo chart and we start to promote Firefox Hello be starting Firefox Hello in two laptop on the booth. Visitors where amazed to see the new feature of Firefox. They loved it very much. On the other side visitor was crowded to see App Maker and Webmaker. We had few developer attendee on the booth also. If any one came to our booth for Firefox OS app development  our developer attendee talked with them.

Day three, few of the booth attendee


Visitor showing his interest to organize an event in his institute


A sixteen feet booth is not enough for us. Attendees are attending visitor outside of the booth.


Zak is talking with visitor


Fun with Firefox Hello


Awesome Asma is talking with visitors


Shovo on fire


Last Day crowd


Last day group photo


Booting into Gecko @ Developers Conference

Developers Conference is the biggest conference in the Digital World.  Aniruddha gave a talk in the conference about Firefox OS initialed Booting into Gecko. Slide is available here.

Aniruddha in Developer Conference


Aniruddha in Developer Conference
Aniruddha in Developer Conference


New mozillians of Mozilla Bangladesh

Recruiting new contributor is always great, but it is awesome when you can recruit constant contributor and make them new faces for the community. Event like booth in public exhibition is a great way to recruit and justify new contributors. Mozilla Booth @ BASIS Digital World 2015 is such event.

Fazle Rabby , Asma Swapna ,  Mahbub Alam , Khalid SyfullahAsif Raihan ,  Nandita Roy  are few of those contributors are not newly recruited, but there passion and love for open web was tested from this booth .

Dev Hub


Developer Support


Demonstration of Firefox Hello


Logistic and attendee


Awesome things in a pictures


Firefox tattoo <3


Firefox OS
Out of booth


Special thanks

I don’t want to write this part, but need to write this. I have to give acknowledgement to them, without whom this booth was not possible and successful. Thanks to Gen for the awesome help regarding budget. Thanks to MAK for ensuring 8X16 feet booth in the last moment for us. Thanks to Sharif, Tapu Afrad for your awesome support in the booth, without you it was impossible for me.  And thanks to all of them who were the attendee of the booth.

See you next year, if we all alive.

A lots of pictures of the booth.

SUMO top 100 KB localization challenge and mozilla Bangladesh

Yes we did it, we successfully complete the sumo top 100 KB localization challenge. It took almost 60 days to complete this. Thanks to our dedicated contributor’s awesome help and support. Still I am imagining how did we achieve this goal. Lets start from the begging.


Early days as a contributor I was departed to find some solid contribution way to mozilla. Then I came to know about SUMO, and its contribution ways. I was lucky SUMO have KB localization, and that time I did some localization for mozilla and various FOSS. So I start contributing at KB L10N. I got help from locale lead of bn-bd that time. I was continuously localizing SUMO KB’s until I noticed my localization  are not reviewing by the reviewer, because he was busy with other work and his studies. So I stop localization, but I was active on SUMO contributor forum.

In that time I learn about SUMO buddy program from SUMO contributor forum and applied for it, that was a pilot project that time. Since I can localize SUMO KB, so I start to train other to localize and I find some awesome contributor from there. But still I was not satisfied, because our locale was falling behind, just for we don’t have dedicated reviewer.

At mozilla summit 2013 I met with some awesome sumo contributors and Rosana, SUMO buddy program lead. From there we plan how we can grow our community. At mozilla festival I met with Rosana again. We plan so many things for bn-bd. Rosana told me to aim for top 20 KB localization, and so on. And she also give review power so that I can review articles.

After returning from festival I was trying to get together our KB localizer so we can finish the top 20 KB. And we successfully complete that. Then the big challenge was declared by the community, and our mission started from there.


Things started with this blog post. It was not that easy to start for a huge task. So we call for a open meeting, and we decide what to do, how to do? In the meeting we have decided that, me, Sawfan and Rabbi will be in IRC for a specif time to help new contributor.  Rabbi will write a blog post about how to localize SUMO KB.  And then it was officially announce that we are starting to finish this challenge.

Working Process

We make a contributor working pad.  The pad have few section. First one is description, then the contributor list, then the working area. We divided the working are into 3 section. First one is Doing, here contributors put the article name which they have started along with there name. Second part is Done, if a article localization is finish  then the contributor cut it from the Doing section and paste in the Done Section. From the Done section Reviewer (unfortunately I am the only reviewer of bn_BD) review the localize article and after finishing it, put the article in the Reviewed section. This is how we worked.

Initial Review

We found that it is hard a single person to complete review. So come with a plan, that our experience contributor will do a review for the reviewer, and inform reviewer. We named it initial review.  It was very much helpful for us.

New Contributors

Through out this challenge we found new contributors for SUMO like : Ashfaq, Nandita, Raiyad, IkramAmit and others. It was fun and thrill to guide new contributors.

First one site SUMO KB L10N sprint in Bangladesh

To achieve this challenge, first time we arrange a on site SUMO KB L10N sprint. It was fun to do localization face to face. We learn a lots of thing, which a localizer faces when they start localizing.

You can see our conversation here.


MozTour Rajshahi 2014

It is successfully finished at last.  We started planning for a single program for Rajshahi, then we finished with a  first MozTour of this year. We have successfully organize a mozilla Awareness program, a app train day and a webmaker event in three different institute.

We started on 16 night from Dhaka. With me Rahid Hasan, Safwan Rahman and Rabby Hossain also join with us from Dhaka. From Chapai Mahir Chowdhury joined with us.

On First Day to we organize mozilla Awareness event at Rajshahi Polytechnic institution. Rahid starts with introduction of mozilla and describe about mozilla and mozilla’s mission and product. After him Mahir take a session on Webmaker, Safwan talk about SuMo. After that it was a general Q/A session.

Second Day was all about Firefox OS  application training program at RUET.  I started with little details on Firefox OS. Then Rahid and Rabbi demonstrate how to build a app for firefox OS. We got some awesome app starter from this day.

At last day it was a awareness event in Rajshahi University. Mahir, Rabbi talk about Webmaker, Safwan talk about SuMo in the program.

Success Scenario

  • 10 potential Firefox OS App developer
  • 1 awesome sumo warrior
  • A huge community

More Pictures

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.

More pictures

Webamker @ DIU

After a lot of discussion and talk with authority we got permission to organize a webmaker event in DUI on February 2014. To promote the event we planed to setup a booth.  Due to busy schedule it was hard to get venue. But finally we got venue for 28 February.

We setup a booth on 26 February to promote our event. The booth was for 3 hour. We get a lot of response from the booth.

Booth visitor
Booth attendee

On the event date we started on time.  From mozilla Bangladesh there was 6 trainer. I started with mozilla mission and webmaker. Then we starts showing them the webmaker tools.

Rifaz shows them how to use Thimble. Sunnat help him a little to code.

Rifaz “Doing good is part of our code “

After him Sunnat showed how to use Popcorn maker.

Sunnat Showing Popcorn maker

After that Sharif showed xray googls. It was the most interesting part. Audiences were full of surprise.

Sharif showing xray goggles


After that we make the floor open to ask question regarding moziila, mozilla Bangladesh and other thing. This is how an awesome event finished.


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