GGI FIREFOX CLUB INAUGURATION AND WORKSHOP
- Name of the Event: MozPunjab 2016
- Venue: Gulzar Group of Institute , Ludhiana- Punjab, India
- Date: 17-02-2016(Thu) & 18-02-2016(Fri)
- Hashtag: # MozPunjab #GrowPunjab
- Time: 9:30 – 16:00
09:30AM to 1:00PM Introductory Session
2:00PM to 3:45PM Practical session
9:30AM to 3:45PM workshop
- Dyvik Chenna (MozReps , Hyderabad)
- Deepak Sarswat (Community lead, Punjab)
We were invited by Gulzar group of institute to make the student about the world of open source and make them enough confident to start contributing with some practical exposure.
I and Dyvik both were continuously in contact with each other to discuss each and every matter that is to be delivered at the event. We were all set for the event and Dyvik reached on the same day morning in Punjab while I reached at 9:30. Almost every chair in the hall was booked and students were eagerly waiting for the session to be started.
“Sat-Sri-A-Kal Everyone” with this Dyvik commenced the very first day of MozPunjab.
Dyvik explained about what actually Mozilla is and most precisely cleared the misconception that Mozilla is just a browser. Mozilla mission and vision are made cleared and all the scope of what a student can do to contribute in Mozilla.
Many other products of Mozilla were explained to them. Some of them are:-
- X-ray Goggle
- App Maker and many other areas were also covered.
Then I explained them about the community and how it works. What is the hierarchy of the FSA program and tried to satisfy the people by answering the most obvious question asked by the newbies, “What is the benefit of joining the Mozilla Community?”
And the best part while answering this question is that it covered all the doubts of people and at the same time encouraged them to join the community and to contribute. And before the lunch time when I asked the students that how many of you really wanted to contribute in the community there was no single person who didn’t raised his/her hand.
During the Lunch students were coming to us but this time most of them were from non-computer stream and were asking that they want to contribute but they are not a so called computer guy.
So after the Lunch in our next session Dyvik started by explaining what a non-techy person can do and how. Then some fun activities were carried out. Few LOGICAL JOKES were cracked.
Then we asked few question like:
- What is free basic?
- What do you mean by digital rights?
- How Google earn?
Students were explained how is the world of internet works and how we people are converted into products and what are the possible ways of securing the web and our digital rights.
Then we even discussed the common problem faced by the students and all the possible reason that is hampering the productivity of the students.
We then handover the mike to each and every person who attended the seminar and the response of the student really filled us with joy and then we had few group photograph.
And we moved directly to see the scared martyrdom of the 2 son of Sikh Guru Gobind Singh i.e. FatehGarh Sahib. The first day was day of success but at the end of day we both were tired like as if we completed cross country marathon.
The day two welcome us with sweet surprise as more than 50 new attendees where joined. So what we did is divided the group into two groups one of them were sent into lab along with Dyvik and rest were with me in the seminar hall. I briefly revised all about the Mozilla and the reason why everyone should join. Then I carried the session forward by giving them practical demo of X-ray Goggle, Thimble, App-maker, popcorn maker and also explained few basics of how to start writing a blog, how to make few custom changes in a template that are required often.
And side by side queries of the student were solved.
I was informed that I have consumed half of the break time allotted to the student.
Soon after lunch times all students were gathered in the seminar hall itself. We then started few fun activities. They were given chance to come to the front and speak on anything concerned they want to. Few came up with new and exciting ideas that really fascinated me. Swags are given to every of the student who came to the front. Then we even had one who sang a Punjabi song for us. And we then call 20 students who want to be the part of main club team of “Mozilla GGI”.
I was really happy to see the girls coming up with great confidence. We even had group photographs and cheered for everyone.
I really enjoyed with the crowd of GGI. And both the day was great fun.