Tuesday, 29 August 2017

The ADD-ON Workshop29th August 2017  

This blog post is about “The Add-On workshop” for Firefox conducted on 29th
  August 2017 at Bombay Street CafĂ© Bhopal. This was to share our knowledge  
 that Add-ons provide a safe, simple, and powerful way to personalize
 your browsing experience. This was my first event organized after becoming 
a Mozilla Representative.
 It was a great experience interacting and giving a platform 
to the attendees to learn development under this awesome 
MozActivate initiative.Starting with, we reached the venue at 3:00PM IST 
and arranged the setup and interacted with all the attendees
 who more than we expected and more importantly keen to learn 
add-on development.I started with the introduction of   
Mozilla & its mission for the betterment of web .
Also talking about the MozActivate initiative 
that why it was introduced to currently focus on specific 
areas like Nightly,Testing,Add-Ons,WebVR etc. 
After the introduction moving forward with the main topic ,
I shared my knowledge that with Web Extensions APIs,
 it’s easier than ever to create extensions that can be
 easily ported to Firefox, Chrome, Edge, and Opera. 
Through this activity you’ll help connect new developers 
with an opportunity to create add-ons to solve real problems
 and make their lives and the web better. Then Mukesh introduced the 
attendees about the basic environment for add-ons development , 
Manifest.jason and other related stuffs. 
Some of the students were already a developer and had some 
queries so we helped them with the same. 
We then shared with them few extensions API examples
 to make them comfortable about its structure and
 environment. Now moving to the hands on session we ask them 
to do the basic preparation. And then we tried them 
like “Borderify” , “Beastify” and other basic things.
The students were interested in more such workshops 
so looking forward for next advance workshop to develop some 
 add-ons using our creativity.And with this 
we concluded the workshop taking their feedback,
 pictures and snacks.

We’re very thankful to our mentors and our community for being a great support.

Friday, 25 August 2017

SO this event is about the Add-ons Day Delhi held on 19th August 2017 at NIEC College,New Delhi.

I started my journey along with Mukesh Pathak from Bhopal on 18th evening and reached the destination in the morning of 19th.

Reaching the venue and too see enough amount of passionate students are getting ready to learn making add-ons, so is the team of Trishul Goel , Pushpita Dey , Tushar Arora and other members ready to share their knowledge on Add-ons for Firefox.
Now Pushpita opened the session introducing about Mozilla its products and its mission and the MozActivate initiative recently introduced, later Trishul took the stage to begin his session on add-ons.
He started with an introduction to Add-ons (Web Extensions). Telling about its basics the environment needed to be built to start with and proceeded for a hands on session.  
During the hands on session, the attendees developed two Addons for Firefox Browser and tested them.
WE helped the volunteers to make their add-ons solving their queries.And at last the event was concluded the Q&A session,and pictures.
Looking forward for more such events.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Moz Coffee - Mozilla MP (Bhopal)


This blog post is about our community meeting for planning on agenda’s while also meeting new contributor in-person to get them engaged in the right direction.


·        On boarding new contributors

·        Promoting/encouraging Womoz in the community.

·        MozActivate

·        Goals for upcoming quarters in the community.

·        Campus Clubs

So we reached the venue at 1pm and started with interacting with new members knowing about their contributing areas and plannings for upcoming months  
Vaibhav Bajaj started with the discussion on the agenda ,He asked the Club Captains of various Campus Clubs ,of having a follow up with the attendees after conducting events in a club so that we get some quality contributors who are dedicated for the Mozilla's Mission also involving new clubs and engaging the existing club's activeness,also about when passing out from a college assigning the new charge and responsibility to other genuine students and getting them on board with community members.
Then Faisal Aziz  gave us a brief about how to proceed with the planned strategies like taking ownership to drive a project taking the responsibility so that people interested can directly approach the person and learn to work and take a step forward.

 So for accountability Kushagra Varade took the ownership of Web CompatibilityVaibhav Bajaj took the ownership of Web Virtual Reality(VR) and Rust to be taken by Raj Nilayam we also considered fact that the community needs to work on Diving into the Rust,add-ons,web compatibility and WebVR for MozActivate.

He also told us to focus on the track we are moving and not getting distracted ,also the new assigned Mozilla Representatives Kushagra , Raj and Robin(Me) were informed to take the responsibilities to drive and grow the community, planning events in the upcoming months making a follow up and documenting the whole.

We also had a discussion of having a mailing list for the community to get in touch with the fellow Mozillians for a proper transfer of information for all the official communications to happen.Documentation of all the resources provided by Mozilla to Mozilla MP community for a track record. 

Also a point was raised to have monthly call for the community because regular meetups are not practically possible but regular communications need to happen for a better working being active, well managed and planned,also we can get ideas from all the community members experienced and new for having a transparency while learning and teaching in a healthy and productive manner.We need to finalize a fix day and time for the call and conducting a monthly call discussing the current and future plans.

  And later we concluded the meetup with a motive to work together with the new plans and having some delicious snacks, soft drinks with pictures and memories :)

  All Pictures Link :- https://www.flickr.com/photos/146994184@N04/sets/72157682917559630
   Event Link :- https://reps.mozilla.org/e/moz-coffee-mozilla-mp-bhopal/

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

A-Frame Hack Night India

WebVR India community conducted an event as WebVR Hackathon night organized by Ram Dayal Vaishnav. Ram is a passionate Open Source contributor to Mozilla’s projects (5 years+), a Mozilla Tech Speaker & Mozilla Representative, and a co-founder of the WebVR India community.
 The WebVR India community conducted a WebVR Hack Night event on 22nd April 2017. In attendance were active members of the community, who collaboratively sprinted on a few goals and brainstormed about the community health and expansion. The event was attended by 29 members from 9 different cities.

The attendees started working on a WebVR India community website to showcase all the related resources in a single place, as well as provide steps for Getting Involved. Apart from this, the WebVR India community now has a good roadmap for the next couple of months (including a contest for fixing A-Frame issues on GitHub.

We worked till morning 6am on the mentioned agenda.The WebVR India community has more than 200 members on its Telegram group, most of whom are focused on A-Frame development and evangelism. Because of its huge presence and community involvement, India is the leading country in organizing events as part of the MozActivate campaign to get more contributors and developers, locally and internationally, evangelizing, and contributing to WebVR and A-Frame.We joined from Bhopal (MozMP,)Me(Robin Koshy) and Mukesh Pathak

  • Crowd source code for aframe-examples repository.
  • Prepare improved get-involved page.
  • Contribution on A-Frame registry.
  • Work on Webvr-India github site and finish atleast first version.
  • Prepare a teaching curriculum and material which can be used by anyone.
  • Retrospection & see how we did till now.
  • Tinker and restructure ourself if required.

 Event Link : https://reps.mozilla.org/e/a-frame-hack-night-india/