Thursday, July 31, 2014

Womoz Warangal'14

Womoz Warangal’14

28th July 2014,

Jayamukhi Institute of Technological Sciences, Warangal.

Hola Amigos, 

Mozilla Club Warangal in association with Mozilla India  have organized a special and a much awaited event named Womoz Warangal'14 on July 28th 2014. This event was Especially organized for girls to increase the female contribution in Open Source Communities. The Event have been planned on August 9th 2014,but a shocking news made us to change the date of the event and the shocking news was Hema Bhanu got the Date of Joining on July 31st , so the date was Preponed.

It was cool and rainy day on 28th July 2014, the participants started coming to the venue. After allotting the seats to them, we were waiting for the Chief Guest. Within few minutes after registration, Our Chief Guest Dr.B.Rama Garu, Chair Person, Board of Studies, Kakatiya University, Warangal reached the Venue and now the inaugural function Started.


Inaugural Function started with lighting the Lamp followed by Prayer song. Hema Bhanu gave a report of all the Mozilla Club Warangal Activities from the past 2 years and importance of this event being organized only for girls.

Our Staff Co-coordinator, G.Jose Mary, Associate Professor, JITS congratulated the club members for organizing such a big event especially for the women. Also congratulated Ajay and Bhargav for receiving the Firefox OS Tablets.

Dr.Rangaiah , Director of Jayamukhi Group of Institutions felt very happy that many of the women participants not only registered but also came to attend the event and he in his speech said that 
 “ Upload Talents, Download Future “. 

Later, Dr.T.V.R.NReddy, Joint Secretary and A.O., Jayamukhi Group of Institutions and G.Srihari, Principal also encouraged the participants to involve more in Open Source Communities which makes an individual acquire leadership skills.

Dr.B.Rama, the Chief Guest said women’s contribution in IT Sector is very less compare to men even though equal opportunity is provided to men as well as women. Woman drop-outs are more after their graduation and gave SECURITY as a reason for this issue.

Later, after felicitating the chief Guest, the session started by Hema Bhanu (Mozilla Reps) on FOSS, Womoz and later JavaScript session was continued. The participants felt this as a great opportunity for them contributing to an open source company being a student.

After the completion of session, it was time for lunch and we had a yummy lunch and back to the Lab for sessions.  We divided the 200 Participants into two tracks

[1] Localization

[2] Webmaker

First 100 were sent to Localization lab and remaining 100 were sent to Webmaker Lab. Hema Bhanu handled the Localization Session along with the support crew Bhargav and Maniraj.

In the other track, it was Webmaker Session and it was handled by me (Ajay Kumar Jogawath, a Webmaker Mentor) with the Support Crew of Bala, Vijay and Sonu.  I started by asking how to create webpages, Videos and how to hack or remix a website or webpage. Many answered that using HTML, CSS and JS and yes they were right. Now I introduced the tools of Webmaker to them

[1] Thimble

[2] Popcorn Maker

[3] X-ray Goggles

[4] Appmaker

 The audience were happy that using simple Webmaker tools they can create webpages by checking the output on one side and source code on other side. Creating a Web Video inserting the popping of the text, images and animations. Remixing the webpages using the X-ray goggles and creating apps for Firefox OS using Appmaker tool. 

Hemanth Vidyamari, a Webmaker Mentor have showed them demos on each of the tool to everyone.

Later, I said them to create a Webmaker profile by signing into the Webmaker Portal using persona and then start remixing the webpages from the gallery section of Webmaker Portal.

Here is the etherpad of the Webmaker Signups :


Then, I spoke on the most important topic Maker Party which is organized globally throughout the world and how they can be a part of Maker Party by attending, organizing and collaborating with the events. 

After Completion of the Parallel tracks of Localization and Webmaker, it was time for Firefox OS App Development. I (Ajay KumarJogawath) along with HemanthVidyamari in one track and SantoshViswanatham (Mozilla Reps) from Hyderabad and Bhargav Gupta (FSA) from Warangal in another track delivered session on Firefox OS, followed by App Development.

After the completion of Sessions, we had a Feedback Session where different attendees gave a positive feedback saying that “Learnt New things just within few hours”, “Creating Webpages using simple tools”, “Developing Apps is never so easy” and many more.

Feedback was followed by distribution of Certificates and then the closing ceremony with a dance on a song from Himmatwala “Naino Mein sapna sapno Mein sajna, sajna pe dil aagaya, ha sajna pe dil aagaya” and all the participants, organizers, staff and everyone made steps with one another on this song. I got a chance to make few steps with the Director of the College Prof. P. Rangaiah.

Now, it was time for the Photo Session where we had a Group Photo with all the participants, Volunteers, Organizers, Staff and everyone.

Atlast, we waved hands to everyone saying “Good Bye!! See You Again”.

 Finally, I would like to thank Mozilla for giving us a chance to organize this event.  I would like to thank the College Management JITS for being so supportive in each and every aspect and making this event a huge success. I would like to thank all the Volunteers and organizers who helped in successful running of the event. I would like to thank the Photographer Samarpan Raj for wide coverage of the event. I also thank the media for covering the event on News. 

Flickr Link :

Ajay Kumar Jogawath,
Webmaker Mentor,
Telugu L10n Reviewer,
SUMO Contributor,
Mozilla India

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