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MozManiaChennai

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.

FSA’s of Sathyabama University-Mozmania Chennai

The FSA’s who helped in conducting the event were:

  • Satya
  • Shashank
  • Achyuth
  • Damini
  • Nikhil
  • Balaji
  • Chintu

The event on 18 December, known as MozMania Chennai was conducted at Sathyabama University.

The Mozilla Reps reached the venue at around 8:45 am. The Mozilla reps who attended the session were Sunny, Naresh and ViswaPrasath.

The inaugural address, was given by Dr. M Lakshmi, Head of Student Development Cell.

Inaugural session

The first session was taken by ViswaPrasath. He gave a brief introduction about the Mozilla organization.

Session by Viswa on Mozilla’s mission

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.

Naresh displaying the Firefox goodies that were given away to students who answered his questions

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

Sunny talking about IRC

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.

Naresh felicitated with the token of appreciation by Mr. E Nagarajan

Sunny felicitated by Mr.E Nagarajan

Viswaprasath felicitated by Mr. E Nagarajan

MOZCAFE

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.

Naresh telling the FSA’s on how to contribute to Mozilla

Some of the questions that popped up during the discussion:

What is RMA. How to become RMA?

About Comm Reps

About WoMOZ.

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)

Etherpad share:
https://etherpad.mozilla.org/fsa-satyabama

LINKS:
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:
https://www.facebook.com/SathyabamaFirefoxClub

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