Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Mozilla Community Meetup and Action Plan 2014

Hola Amigos,

This blog is regarding the Mozilla community meetup which was held on Dec 28th 2013 at Bits & Bytes Institute, Hanamkonda, Warangal.
Facebook Event Page: Mozilla Meetup Warangal

Many Mozillians turned up to the meet and started with introduction of everyone. We introduced each other with our past experiences with Mozilla,and our contribution in various projects. Even the new mozillians who turned up for the meet introduced themselves and shared their passion in Mozilla.

Later, we started with the Action Plan of 2014

      "Action Plan 2014"

1.Get more code contributors
2.Increase the number of Reps to improve proper mentorship
3.Improve the global outreach to mozillians blog and MCW Facebook Group
4.Increase the number of people literate about the web and higher number of open source contributions
5.Increase the number of big events to be held to at least 4 a year
6.Application level milestones
7.Increase the number of users of Dev Tools and Firefox
8.Increasing contributors in the field of Publicity and marketing
9.Involve more people into Mozilla’s vision and mission
10.Firefox App Dev Rockstars

We also divided the projects into teams and any of the mozillian who is experienced with the project gonna lead that project so that it will be easy for the newbies to get into their interested project. Here is the image of the teams we made.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           After discussing about the action plan we started with the problems faced regularly by the community and started noting them on the board and the list was as follows

1) How to get started 
2) Publicity & Team
3) No of events
4) Outreach
5) Expansion of Community
6) Social Media
7) Communal Mentor for newbies
8) FSA Program
9) Retain Contributors
10) community mailing list
11) Specific Points of Contact
12) Mozilla.org
13) Content Management System (CMS)
14) womoz
15) Stars/Icons
16) Event Managing
17) Firefox OS Apps 
18) Web dev Team l10
19) Own Budget

After noting the problems we started resolving each problem by knowing each other views that what has to be done to improve the community.
Then we discussed about retaining the contributors.Reasons for not having regular meetups and low attendance in meetups, discussed about that.

Finally we discussed about the 4 big events which MCW is planning this year which includes a big outreach program for all the colleges in Warangal though we planned to conduct outreach program in every college in every month(min 2 colleges). Next we planned for another big event,a WoMoZ event which includes app development and guest lectures and then App-days and a training event for all the FSA's. We planned during which months we need to organize these and we also have dates fixed in the dairy.   Then we had a group photo of all attendees.

Images of Meetup

This meetup was very much useful because we could finally make the road map for the community and execute it as per the plan we made. Thanks to all for attending the meet and making it a worthful meet and special thanks to hemanth for the Venue because we were badly in need of venue, Thanks Hemanth!!!!!! and  yea finally Happy Prosperous New Year to all :) :)

Best Regards
Ajay Kumar Jogawath
Proud Mozillian

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Mozilla Awareness Program @ Gram Panchayat

Hola Amigos,

This post is regarding my experience when I came for Live Telecasting of Election duty from my college (JITS Warangal) and did an awareness program on Mozilla.

I went to a near by Zilla Parishat (जिला परिषद्) School for my duty. Along with me I have Anil (my classmate ) and 14 students from SR Engineering College. We were there for  Live Telecasting of Election duty.

After lunch I started interacting with all the students and while introducing myself, I said - I am Ajay Kumar Jogawath from Jayamukhi Institute of Technological Sciences, and as well I am Mozilla Student Representative from Warangal Community, and I explained about my work role, about 'volunteering work', to make curiosity then I briefly explained about some interactive live projects like browser testing, solving bugs, helping peoples, Localizing, MozCamp. ;)

Now, the actual discussion started About Mozilla
Then I started explaining them about Mozilla and Open source. and then I gave explanation on Mozilla Projects which are on the get involved page of Mozilla. Here is the link http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/contribute/
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Then I said about the club which we have in our college and the events we did in the past year.

Later the discussion went to a technical one. A student from SR asked how this is useful for technical Students. Then I gave the answer with the Mozilla Webmaker Projects.
I explained about the webmaker tools which are thimble,hackasaurus and popcorn.

Anil explaining about the thimble by how to create a webpage using a thimble.

After the completion of Webmaker, anil dealed with NEMO projects and spoke about the Localisation Projects. It was a great experience to me seeing all the young enthusiastic students at one corner.

Finally I thanked all of them for their interest in attending this session.
Ajay Kumar Jogawath
Proud to be a Mozillian

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Moz Cafe @ Warangal

Warangal is city near to hyderabad, being with one of the most interested students for open source, and interested in Mozilla. 
I am Ajay Kumar Jogawath MSR (Mozilla Student representative) from Warangal organized the MozCafe event at warangal on 13th January 2013, as my first Mozcafe Meetup. I could do this with another MSR Mani Raj who helped me in organizing this. About Six members from different Colleges attended this and We gave a session on the above topics.

This MozCafe meetup was intended to knowing about:
About Mozilla
Projects and Getting Started
Mozilla student Representative(MSR)
Support and Rewards.
Finally We felt very happy after organizing this and We feel proud to take further meetups regarding Mozilla. we'll be hosting more events shortly. Thank you.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

"Maker Party" with My Students

Hola Amigos,

This Blog is about  sharing my experience  of my event Maker Party with My Students. The Maker Party Started at 6:00 P.M. The Maker Party was with the students whom I teach daily School Subjects. But this day was for Mozilla. I explained about What Mozilla is and its browser and also the projects and products of Mozilla.
Later I started explaining about Webmaker Project and tools(thimble , hackasaurus and popcorn).
The Attendees were
1) Harish
2) Arun
3) Ramu
4) Aditya
5) Kamal
6) Sai
7) Akash
8) Prem

I started showing the example of how to create a make by signing into a persona account. Then after showing aditya was very much excited to create a webpage. But he was stucked and asked me on what topic shall I create webpage.

Students asking to me about mozilla
 Aditya said lets start now itself I want to create a webpage now. We started creating the webpage by adding the image of firefox os logo and some information regarding the firefox os we collected and created webpage. After seeing the output, he was very happy and started shouting "Yahoo!!! I Created Webpage , I created webpage for the first time ". I can see lots of excitement in him.

Student, Aditya creating webpage using thimble
He was surprised to see how can easily make webpage here, and webpage preview show simultaneously.

webpage created by him
Since it was raining here, there was a power cut, i couldn't continue the session, but students were very much excited about this Maker Party and they want more parties to be conducted so that they can also create webpages on their own.

Successfully done web maker party
 Students Experiences:

  •      Ramu said " Webmaker projects and tools are really amazing"
  •      Harish said that " i want to work for Mozilla by involving in webmaker projects"
  •      Arun said " I am waiting for the Firefox Operating System launch in India" 
Finally the event was a kickoff with schools students. Thanks Mozilla #MozillaFirefox #TeachTheWeb  #MakerParty #MozillaClubWarangal

-Ajay Kumar Jogawath
Proud Mozillian

Monday, July 1, 2013

My Mini Project

                       Mobile Application Development

My Mini Project is Mobile App development using IBM Worklight using Eclipse. By Default the programs are written using Android SDK then we can deploy in to any of the Platforms like Windows,Blackberry,iOS,Symbian,etc,... 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

My Start with Mozilla


This is Ajay Kumar Jogawath from Mozilla Club Warangal posting about my experiences in contribution to Mozilla.

My Journey towards Mozilla Started when I was invited to my Colleague Imran's Event MOZPARTY @ WARANGAL
This event was  celebrated as end of the mozilla summer code party campaign. This event mainly concentrates on mozilla's mission, it's products and it web maker projects.
In this event I got to know about the Webmaker projects like Thimble , Hackasaurus and Popcorn .Those were really awesome designing webpages using Thimble and hackasaurus look liked a magic and popcorn to make cool videos. 

Imran and Hema Mozilla Reps from Mozilla Club Warangal(also my colleagues) explained about the  Thimble, Hackasaurus and Popcorn. All the attendees were very much excited.This cake was the remark of my first Mozilla event as an attendee and also we have a group pic of all attendees .
From Right to left  Kranthi,Maniraj,Hemanth,Ajay, Imran,Swetha,Hema,Poojitha and Ramya
We all had a great time learning the tools and had lots of fun . Had a Great Time :)
More Experiences with Mozilla coming soon....

 Best Regards,
Ajay Kumar Jogawath


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