Anokha is one of the biggest Tech fest in Southern India. Tens of thousands of foot falls every year with a great determination to learn & hack things. For this event,the planning phase started 3 months prior.(During November 2015). Adam and Gowtham Venkat began the talks
So our main agenda was based on contributing to QA.
- Introduction to Add-ons development
The day 1 of the event started bit slowly. We had General introduction session about FOSS by Adam, Mozilla and its contribution path by Karthic. Then about the QA and how we can contribute to them by Adam.
Then in the afternoon we started with One and Done and how it is helpful to get started with the community. Viswa was explaining how to choose the task, how to talk in IRC.
Then to have hands-on experience we asked attendees to choose a very simple task. We took writing review to add-ons
almost 30+ attendees out of 55 installed different add-ons in their developer edition and give reviews. After sharing about oneanddone Viswa shared more information about Bugzilla, how to file a bug, what are all the various flags invovled, how to response to a bug, what are all the information expected while filling a bug. Along with this some of the attendees have found some 1 or 2 bugs in their Firefox for Android
app. We wrapped day 1 around 5:30 as the college is in remote places, it is difficult to travel for attendees. Some attendees expect some introduction to coding contribution, while I was asking them feedback personally.
The second day started with general introduction to WebExtensions. Used the Web Extension examples
available at Github
to teach about this. Shared the source code to them, so they can try some extensions development. We had this session for almost half a day.
Then in Second half of the day Me and Tummla shared their knowledge about github and filling issues their. Some of the projects in Mozilla started using github for filling the bugs than bugzilla, so it was really a good introduction to them.
Then after the introduction we gave them MozillaTN weeks of Contribution website. And asked them to file issues, attendees were interested in filling the issues and also solving this basic HTML/CSS/JS issues
It was one of the wonderful experience. There are still something to be learnt so all the questions from attendees will be addressed.
Thanks to Viswa, Gowtham Venkat, Adam , Tumala and other contributors who made this event very big.