18 December 2013, a date in the diary which would be marked forever.
The Sathyabama Firefox Club officially conducted their very first event.
The previous event was an introduction to Mozilla, their mission and products for the FSA’s of Sathyabama University, which was taken by me.
The FSA’s who helped in conducting the event were:
The event on 18 December, known as MozMania Chennai was conducted at Sathyabama University.
The inaugural address, was given by Dr. M Lakshmi, Head of Student Development Cell.
The first session was taken by ViswaPrasath. He gave a brief introduction about the Mozilla organization.
After video the event started with Introduction to Webmaker. The main aim of the this introduction is that students can got to know how to create the webpage simple with webmaker. Another aim is that they could speed up their development instead of using their old text editor.
The students were enthusiastic to create sample pages and play around with webmaker.
There was also an introduction to Popcornmaker, which helped students to create videos and remix them.
The second session was taken by Naresh. He gave an introduction to Firefox OS. The session was very interactive and interesting with loads of questions. He talked about about Geko, Appmaker and many more.
Naresh also had many Firefox goodies to giveaway for the correct answers to the questions he asked.
The last session was taken by Sunny. It was about Firefox Addon Development. This was the longest and most interactive session since students were really interested into developing Addons. He also covered on reporting Bugs on Bugzilla, using IRC to chat with other Mozillians, basic linux commands and spreading awareness and benefits of Open Source.
The Etherpad link to Sunny’s session : https://etherpad.mozilla.org/z7cyGzSq3T
After the session, the speakers were felicitated with a token of appreciation from Sathyabama University by Mr. E Nagarajan, Faculty in charge, of Computer Science Club.
In the afternoon there was a meet up with the Firefox Students Ambassador Chennai. Where students from various Colleges like SSN, KCG, MSEC,VEC, Sathyabama University attended. There was a discussion about what are the various areas where students can get involved both in technical aspects and non technical aspects.
Some of the questions that popped up during the discussion:
What is RMA. How to become RMA?
About Comm Reps
About Mozilla WebFWD and spread awareness about it in the Entrepreneurship Development Cell in our university
How to report Bugs.
How to contribute for Firefox OS Core
Who are the global level leads for various Mozilla projects
How to ask a question on IRC (IRC Etiquette)
Facebook Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/203039246549273/
Event hashtag: #mozmaniachennai
Wiki link: https://wiki.mozilla.org/MozMania
Event on reps page: https://reps.mozilla.org/e/mozmania-satyabama-univ/
Wiki page of Sathyabama Firefox Club: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Sathyabama_Firefox_Club
Facebook page of Sathyabama Firefox Club: