Sunday, April 28, 2013

Enthusiasm @ MozCamp Allahabad

We hosted  a Mozilla event "MozCampAllahabad" at Allahabad on 20th April 2013.

MozCamp Allahabad was an effort to build a Mozilla and FOSS community in Uttar Pradesh which is one of the largest state in northern region of our country. Allahabad is known as educational hub of Uttar Pradesh (UP). One of the major objective of this event was to make people aware about the opportunities available to get involve in Mozilla and other FOSS initiatives. 

MozCamp Allahabad held at S N Ghosh Auditorium, J K Institute of Applied Physics and Technology, University of Allahabad, on Saturday 20th April 2013.

The event started at sharp 10:30 AM with the inauguration by the Chief Guest, Prof. R R Tiwari , Head of the Dept., Dept. of  Electronics & Communication, J K Institute of Applied Physics and Technology, University of Allahabad.

We were amaze to witness the enthusiastic participation of about 300 B Tech, MCA and BCA students of University of Allahabad and other institutions in Allahabad. The entire auditorium was packed at 10:30 AM

Schedule of the event:

10:30 AM    Inauguration by Prof. R R Tiwari

10:35 AM   Saraswati Puja

10:45 AM    Inaugural talk by Prof. R R Tiwari 

11:00  AM   Tea Break

11:15 AM    Talk by Shahid Farooqui, Mozilla Reps, India

01:00 PM    Lunch Break

02:00 PM    Talk by Biraj Karmakar, Mozilla Reps, India

03:00 PM    Talk on Skype by Ankit Bahuguna, Mozilla Reps, India

03:30 PM    Quiz on Mozilla products and projects + Other FOSS

04:30 PM    Vote of Thanks and Prize Distribution by Prof. R. R Tiwari

05:00 PM    High Tea + Open Session + Networking etc

09:30 PM    Dinner for Speakers and Volunteers at "Restaurant Samira" Allahabad
Shahid Farooqui's Talk:
  • Introduction to Mozilla and its initiatives
  • How to contribute in Mozilla Projects.
  • WebFWD for Entrepreneurs
  • FOSS initiatives in India and across the world.
  • Introduction to Firefox OS

Biraj Karmakar's Talk:
  • Getting started with Webmaker.
  • A hands-on session for Localization (workshop)

Ankit Bahuguna's Talk:
  • Making HTML5 work with FirefoxOS

We distributed Firefox striker, Button and bracelet to all the participants and distributed Firefox striker, Button and bracelet, T-shirt and bag to volunteers.

 About the Quiz

Quiz was based on FOSS,  Mozilla Products and Project. There were 32 students participated in Quiz. We divided them into 8 groups (group A to H), ie. 4 students in each group.

Group 'C' was declared as winner, all the 4 students of this group were happy to get Firefox T-shirt.

Group 'E' was declared as runner, all the 4 students of this group got Firefox Bag.

MozCamp Allahabad coverage in Times of India

Reps Event Web Page

MozCamp Allahabad Photos on Flicker

Blog Link

Acknowledgement and Thanks:

 I thanks to Prof. R R Tiwari for his support and giving permission to host the event at University of Allahabad.

I thanks to Biraj and Ankit for their wonderful and informative sessions.

I thanks to Rahul Mishra for all his help and logistics supports right from the planning of the event.

I thanks to volunteers Korak Mukhopadhyaya, Gopi Bhattacharya, Nilanjan Bhattacharya, and Viabhav Maini, for their support during the whole event.

I thanks Gopi Bhattacharya and Shweta Srivastava for their dedicated scoring during the Quiz.

I also thanks to Sania, Youngest Mozallian of Allahabad, for her presence in the event.



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