After the super awesome WoMoz Makerparty conducted at Sathyabama University, only for girls, the boys went came and asked us to conduct an event for them. “Why should Girls have all the fun!?” was their question.
We agreed to conduct the event even though it was on such a short notice. This gave rise to the BroMoz maker party-Brothers in Mozilla 😀
I must admit I was reminded of Barney when we decided to name it BroMoz.
Since college was coming to an end, even though we were busy with record submissions and practicals, I gathered my team and we were up and prepared for the event.
On 27th March, Thursday, the volunteers from IInd year-Franklin, Navdeep and Subash arranged for the registrations which were limited to 60 at the max.
They got the names of the students and the session started at 1:00pm in the Digital Library.
I asked the students whether anyone had attended any of our previous Mozilla Events before. We got a few hands up.
After that, I asked these students to explain to their friends about their understanding of what Mozilla is, as an organization. I was really proud to see them explaining so well about Non profit and sharing knowledge and volunteer community. I was proud that I was successful in spreading the word during my events.
I told them about the Mozilla Community and general functioning of Open Source.
I also told them about Persona and it’s uses, so that they could use it to save and publish their makes.
The next session was taken by Achyuth and Shashank who explained them about Webmaker tools.
When we interacted with them, we found out that they were more interested in doing things rather than listening about the tools, so we told them in advance that since the time is very less(the session was from 1pm to 3:40pm), we had to go quick in order to cover all the three tools. But fear not! For we had our super awesome webmakers to the rescue!
We also had the WoMoz team lead, Damini, and WoMoz volunteer- Monika, to help out so that they could assist the boys if they had trouble using the webmaker tools.
We started with X-Ray goggles, since it’s one of the tools that is very less time consuming and extremely easy to understand.
Students had a good time playing around and creating a lot of fun stuff using X Ray Goggles.
We then moved on to Thimble. We gave them the general theme as Meme making since Internet meme’s and trolls were widely popular in here.
Results were some hilarious and creative makes!
We saw multiple makes in thimble from some students who were really interested.
Last session was about Popcorn. Everyone had a great time using Popcorn maker.
Though initially some had a tough time understanding the concept of different Layers in popcorn, I explained them in detail about the need of Layers.
Achyuth, Shashank and Nikhil walked around and helped everyone with their doubts and troubles with saving their makes.
In the end, we had our WoMoz team judging the makes and 3 were chosen among the best, though they had a tough time judging the 100+ makes by these students in the limited time.
Finally three winners were chosen.
We gave away Mozilla swags to the winners.
And no, we never forget to have our share of fun.
Here is #thedaminipose by us:
Links to awesome makes from the event[WARING-A lot]:https://etherpad.mozilla.org/bromozwebmakerparty