Register for FSA meetup asap !!

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We are organizing Hyderabad FSA Meetup on 27th April,2014.
Register at http://fsahyd.eventbrite.com
Hope you are excited 🙂
Thanks !!

10th MozCafe Meetup | 23rd FEB 2014 | 4 PM – 6PM IST | Barista, Hyderabad

Hi all,
Blogging has been always fun & it helps to share the experiences 🙂
We had our 10th MozCafeMeet up recently !! We organized the meet up to introduce Mozilla for new audience and planning of next upcoming events.
Schedule:
4:00 PM – 4:15 PM : Introduction of attendees.
4:15 PM – 5:00 PM : Introduction to Mozilla for new audience by +Srikar Ananthula 
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM : Feedback of FSA’s , GSOC by +sriharsha p , Mozilla Club Hyderabad Future plans
Audience and Size:
About 25+ attended for the meetupwhich is quite huge when compared to before MozCafe Meetups(Link for MozCafeLabels in MCH)

Reached to the event venue on time. I started introducing myself and later followed by all of them. There are about 5 working professionals, students etc.,
I started talking about mozilla, webmaker, mailing lists, IRC, etc. 
+Santosh Viswanatham Spoke about the FSA Program and their Activities .
+sriharsha p  about GSOC and how it started , how can students take part in it. What are its benefits ? etc..!!
Thanks:

Thanks to +Raghu ram , +Santosh Viswanatham ,Sandeep, Charan Reddy, +sriharsha p , Mukesh, and all other attendees for attending and sharing your knowledge and feedbacks to.

Hope to see you all.

Regards,
Srikar.

Firefox Club Launch @ GNITC | 22-FEB-2014 | Hyderabad

Hi all,
Lots and lots of firefox clubs are bring initiated in and around Hyderabad, which shows the activeness of students towards open source, mozilla.
Today we had a Firefox Club Launch event in “Guru Nanak Institutions Technical Campus (GNITC)” which was unexpected & sudden planned event for me.
The event went very well in organized way.
Schedule:
11:00 AM to 11:15 AM – Welcome & Introduction of Speakers by Susmitha TB
11:15 AM to 12:00 PM – Introduction to Mozilla by Srikar Ananthula
12:00 PM to 12:30 PM – Firefox OS Demo by Santhosh Viswanathan
12:30 PM to 01:00 PM – Intro about FSA & Firefox Club GNITC by Omkar Nanda
Audience and Size:
There were about 130 students who are excited to take part in this.
Our Participation:
I reached college on time -> Met the coordinators & FSA in the college who are so enthusiastic and excited about the launch. We meet Associate Director, awesome person who encouraged FSA’s of GNITC a lot to get involve in the Mozilla Activities, which helps to learn lots and loads of things.
+Srikar Ananthula  explained about mozilla and its products

which gave overview of the Mozilla.

And yeah !! We played videos of  Mozilla Manifesto, Mozilla in your language etc.
+Santosh Viswanatham  gave introduction about firefox os and shown a

demo app which he had developed on topic valentine’s day 🙂 He showed them Firefox OS Simulator Dashboard as well.


+Omkar Nanda, FSA lead of GNITC has explained about the Firefox Student Ambassador Program which made more enthusiastic.

Finally ” Vote of Thanks” by Susmitha and we thanked her for all time in helping us to do this.
Audience Response:
We received good & positive response. Lot of people asked questions about Mozilla, open source, why open source , how mozilla gets funds etc. Yeah , I answered all of them. They are so excited about the Club Launch in college.

Special Thanks:

To +Santosh Viswanatham  for delivering the session on Firefox OS
To +Omkar Nanda  for setting up club and active participation
To +Susmitha and Kavya for coordinating the event till last
To Shravanti Madam for helping us to setup infrastructure in less time ->


And thanks to Managing Director(MD) – H.S. Saini Sir, Dean – Rishi Sayal Sir, HOD of CSE – Masood Sir for giving us permissions to setup everything, supporting to setup the room for club and providing dedicated place for Open source activities 🙂 Hope we get the support for future.
Thanks a lot for Associative Director – P.Parthasaradhi Sir

for giving us support in all aspects and having Lunch with you is really great, awesome 🙂

Hope this clubs rocks !! Thanks all who made this event success !! Bye !!

Firefox OS App Days @ ICFAI |8-9 FEB 2014

Hi all,

We have done one more awesome event and would like to share the experiences of that event.

Schedule :
08-FEB-2014
12:00 – 12:45   AM     Welcome of the Firefox Team and Inauguration 
12:45 – 13:15   AM     Mozilla  &  its Projects Intro – +Raghu ram 
13:15 – 14:00   AM     Lunch Break
14:30 – 15:30   PM     Introduction to HTML5 – +Raghu ram 
15:30 – 15:45   PM     Break
15:45 – 17:00   PM     Introduction to Firefox OS and its Simulator – Jayant Rajwani
17:30 – 17:30   PM     Snacks break
17:30 – 18:30   PM    Demos of Firefox OS – Jayant Rajwani
18:30 – 20:30   PM    Participants Learned the basics and started to develop an app!!
20:30 – 21:15   PM    Dinner
21:15 – 00:00   AM    Every one working hard for their apps!!!
09-FEB-2014
00:00 – 01:00   AM    Pictures and connection game – Sandeep Akkinapelli
01:00 – 02:30   AM    Participants Worked for completing their apps.
02:30 – 03:00   AM    Some Motivational videos about Mozilla and other Companies
03:00 – 04:00   AM    About Sumo Program and Mozilla Webmaker Tools – +Santosh Viswanatham 
09:00 – 10:30   AM    Demo About Registering apps in the market – +Santosh Viswanatham 
10:30 – 11:28   AM    Demo presentation of attendees!!
11:30 – 12:00   PM    Announcements of winners and prizes for The best and The better.



Audience and Size:

About 100+ students, 10+ Working professionals attended this event.(Of course the event was planned a few days before)

Our participation:

 The registration for this event started 15 days before the commencement of the event.

The registration desk was set up and in a moment of time before inauguration the entire hall was filled up.

MAY I HELP YOU Desk was created so as to carry out the event successfully.

It was a dream which came true for Jayant Rajwani, with help of +Srikar Ananthula , +Raghu ram , +Santosh Viswanatham  and Sandeep for having such a Big-bang at the Apps days.

The Inauguration took off in a traditional way with lightning of lamp by the Firefox team.

Speech of motivation was given by the Director of IFHE, Raghu Ram, Sandeep Akkinapelli, Jayant Rajwani and Pranitha .

First such major event was taking place in the college , large number of developers with keen interest attended the seminars which were held after regular intervals.

  Talks by Raghuram, Santhosh, Jayant 🙂

At regular intervals, quizzes and fun activities were held to make the developers awake and prevent them from getting bored.

After several hours of coding success was in the hands of the developers who had created apps. In the morning , everyone once again gathered in the auditorium for giving presentations to the Firefox team and director about the uses of their applications and how it work.
   Everyone was eagerly waiting for their turns to come up on the stage and showcase their imaginative ideas to simplify the human demands. After the presentations which were quite impressive then came the turn for deciding the winner which were being judged by the Director of IFHE and Raghu Ram. 

 
Later we had a group photo and i delivered a vote of thanks for the college staff, Mr. D.V. Nair (SSD coordinator FST-IFHE) Firefox team and my friends for making the event such a great success.

Thanks to one and all who made this event happened 🙂
Hope to cu again.
Regards,
Srikar.

FOSDEM 2014 | 1st & 2nd Feb 2014 , Brussels, Belgium

Hi all,
I would like to share my experiences of the wonder event FOSDEM – 2014 which was held at  Brussels , Belgium.
For the people who don’t know about FOSDEM !! FOSDEM is Free and Open source Software Developers’ European Meeting is a non-commercial, volunteer organized European event centered around free and open source software development.
Schedule of the event : https://fosdem.org/2014/schedule/
About 5000+ hackers, lot of people from different parts of the world attended this event, of course I am one among them 😉
It was 2 day event.
 
 
 We reached a day before the event , and its “0” degree centigrade #wow, of course loved the weather lot
We meet +Benoit Leseul as soon as we reached belgium, who helped us in all aspects till we left from that place 🙂
 Of course he helped me to get some vegetarian food too 😀 😉
 Day 1:
Its awesome day meeting lot of mozillians from different parts of world. Meeting lot of flocks from different open source organizations.
Then the toughest part is delivering talks in the 
Mozilla dev room which is filled with lot of geeks.
Reps from difference parts of the world are ready to deliver the talks on various projects / programs related to mozilla.
Lot of enthusiasm boosted all of us !!
Then each of us delivered talks successfully 😀
Day 2:
We went to all the stalls of other open source organizations, and of course collection of swag which everyone likes 😉 Spoke to lot of people which was wonderful experience 😀 and followed by dinner with all Mozillians around 😀
 
Then roaming in the streets of Brussels !! 
And it was awesome event , njyed a lot. 
Thanks a lot one and all. Special thanks to +Soumya Deb +Sayak Sarkar +priyanka nag +Benoit Leseul  who made this trip so special.
Regards,
Srikar.



FirefoxOSAppdays @ SNIST for 24 hrs | 18-19 JAN ,2014


One more awesome day of my life “FIREFOX OS APPDAYS @SNIST”
Below are the numbers that may boggle you down.
  • 45 DAYS of Planning,
  • 30 DAYS of Waiting,
  • 15 DAYS of Work,
  • 04 DAYS of Implementing,
  • 2 DAYS of complete Excitement,
  • 24 HOURS of coding,
  • 4 HOURS of tweeting,
  • 1 HOUR of demos,
  • And Yeah finally we are done !!!
    • 300+ attendees,
    • 24 apps developed,
    • 16+ apps directly submitted into the marketplace,
    • 40 people willing to contribute for mozilla,
    • 20+ Handicrafts exhibited,
Few facts were surprising too about this #FirefoxOSAppdays
  1. 1st Firefox OS App Days for 24 hrs by an FSA in coordination with Mozilla Rep
  2. 1st Firefox OS App Days in Hyderabad for 24 hrs
  3. 1st 24hrs event in the 16 years history of Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology
  4. 1st Firefox OS AppDays of the year 2014 in INDIA
  5. 1st Biggest event of Mozilla Club Hyderabad
This event has ended with lot of learning and experiences to share.
Event Pages:
Schedule :
18/01/2014:-
  • 10:00 – 10:45 AM – Inauguration by Innovate & Creative Club
  • 10:45 – 11:15 AM – Mozilla & its Projects Intro By Srikar
  • 11:15 – 11:30 AM – Break
  • 11:30 – 12:30 PM – Introduction to HTML5 by Raghuram 
  • 12:30 – 13:30 PM – Lunch Break
  • 13:30 – 14:30 PM – Introduction to Firefox OS by Jay
  • 14:30 – 15:30 PM – Apps Marketplace & Demos of Firefox OS by Santhosh
  • 15:30 – 15:45 PM – Tea Break
  • —————————-Hacking——————————————–
19/01/2014:-
  • 00:00 – 02:00 AM – TED Talks
  • 02:00 – 02:45 AM Find relation between Pictures by Sandeep
  • —————————-Hacking——————————————–
  • 04:00 – 04:30 AM – Mozilla Videos
  • 04:30 – 05:00 AM – New Inventions videos like Phone Blocks, Coin, Tile etc.
  • ——————————Hacking——————————————-
  • 07:00 – 08:00 AM – Breakfast
  • 08:00 – 09:00 AM – Demo’s Registration
  • 10:00 – 11:00 AM – Demos of Apps
  • 11:00 – 11:15 AM – Final Winners selection process
  • 11:15 – 11:30 AM – Announcement and Winners
  • 11:30 – 12:00 PM – Group Photo
  • 12:00 – 13:00 PM – Vote of thanks & Time to take rest 😀
Registration time:-
It was already Morning!! Finally reached the venue before an hour and checking the things for the event.
The seminar hall was already ready with decoration by the IC2 Team. The registration desk was set up and in a moment of time before Inauguration the entire hall was filled up.
It was a Dream and it came true for me , santhosh ,raghu ram for having such a Big-bang at the App Days.

Regarding Attendees:-
Obviously you feel awesome when lot of participants came from different places in which we expected people to come from local city. People from nearby Warangal and Karimnagar but people from far off places like Guntur, Nellore, Srikakulam, Vishakhapatnam travelled for about 400+ kms and joined us at Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology for the Firefox OS AppDays. 300+ attendees finally.
Inauguration time:-
Vineel Reddy Pindi, Community Liaison joined with us for the Inauguration. It was a super fabulous feeling to have him for the App days. The Inauguration took off in a Traditional way with welcome song and lightening the Dhiya

It was accompanied by Director of College, Srikar, Santhosh 😀
Sessions Time:
Sessions started and running as per schedule 😉
FSA Meet up @ Lunch Time:-
There was introduction by FSA’s & also others so that we all know each other. Meet up was held for an hour.
There were about 10+ FSA’s and Vineel and few Reps for the meet.
Outcome of the meet up:
  • FSA’s had few questions and they are answered by Vineel.
  • Planning of events in Hyderabad in coordinating with FSA’s.
  • Questions about swag/organizing events in their colleges/ cities.
  • Feedback from FSA’s in order to improve program

Dinner Time:
I had best dinner during the App days. Even though the food was not much tasty but having dinner with 20 people around a single table and enjoying the time made it awesome. I would never forget the fun time I had with them.
Midnight – Hacking – Fun Time:
Loads of new people to interact with, Time to share your Mozilla story as well 😀
TED Talks  – One the wonderful time I say !! Seeing TED Talks in auditorium and large screen with good volume might have some impact which then make you really feel the essence in the talks 😀
We showed the talks regarding the entrepreneurs, achievements by Teen age kids and lot more!
Puzzle Games   We show you few pictures and you find the relation between those pictures, which made participants more interactive etc.
New Inventions – Showed the participants what technology can do like Coin, Tile, Phone Blocks and more!!
The hall was illuminated with claps after every video. It was a great experience at night.

 
Morning:-
Registration of Apps developed -> App Demos -> Announcement of Winners (Tough time for participants)
I was totally amazed by the demos from the developers !!
There were apps related Social Importance, Science, Quizzes, Games, Utilities and many more
Hats off to all the Developers who made those apps.
Closing Ceremony:-
1st winner, 2nd winner ,3rd winner were given with mementos, swag.
Best tweets winner was given swag.

And Hearty Congrats to all the winners 🙂
Followed by Group Photo:
Special thanks:-
+Vineel Reddy Pindi : We all know that he is kinda busy with his packed schedule, He accepted our request to be guest for this event which means a lot to us and added lot of value by sharing his valuable experiences and It made us feel great with his auspicious presence. Thanks a lot for spending your valuable time.
+Santosh Viswanatham : For actively participating in activities of Mozilla and active FSA. Execution of the event in fashion manner and coordinating throughout the event.
 +sandeep akkinapelli : For taking lot of time to prepare the questions for the Puzzling Game 🙂
 +Raghu ram : For guiding students in developing apps and also for designing ID Cards and Event Badge which is super awesome !! Hats off to his innovative idea !!
+Vivek Balijepalli & Innovate & Creative Club Team : I would your team, It would not be this awesome. Kudos to team once again. These are the team who worked a lot to made handicrafts and super coordination. Thanks once again.
Firefox Club @SNIST:  Thanks a lot for staying with us and help us to coordinate all the things.
I got many supercool pictures but sorry, could only accommodate a few here 😛
Social Media:
Few tips we followed are:
  1. Use eventbrite app for android/iphone in order to checkin the registered participants.
  2. TED Videos /Inspirational talks were shown to participants tonight so it has impact on attendees.
  1. Participants were given “Open badge” but not certificates.
    –Open Badge Design–

  1. Request for Swag few weeks before (Of course we got it on time- a day before the event 😀 )
  2. Obviously lot of pictures I say !!
Metrics Achieved:
  • 16+ Apps into Market place
  • 10+ new FSA’s
  • 30+ new contributors
  • Promoting Open Source
Blog posts from others:

Special Clicks:

Regards,
Srikar Ananthula.

Mozillian’s Meet @SNIST

Hello All,
     Here comes another Meet from the Active Mozillians of Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology,Hyderabad.It has been about three months after the formation Firefox Club at SNIST, The Technical Enthusiasts Irrespective of all Branches and Years have joined the Club to contribute to the World of Open Source.

Agenda:

  • Discussing about the Last week session and the Response from Students.
  • Discussions and Decisions about the upcoming Firefox app days in January.
  • Welcoming New Students to the Club.
  • Distribution of Mozilla Badges and Stickers.

      And Finally wishing everyone with “All The Best” for their Exams… 🙂

Organizer:

                Santosh Viswanatham ,Mozilla Student Rep,Firefox Student Ambassador.

                 The meet was about 40 minutes and was attended by 30 students of the club.It was all kind of awesome meet that we never had.That was all funny.we discussed about the happenings after the Last week session and the response from students.The response was beyond the expectations,we never expected such a response from students.Everyone is so excited to build applications for Firefox OS mobile.So the intention to Host Firefox OS Days has Strengthened and most Probably the Firefox Club is Planning for the Event in January. Finally the people felt so Happy and Determined to have Firefox Stickers for their Laptops and PC’s.
       
            Hoping for a Great Support and Encouragement from Mozilla India!!!