- Name of the Event: MFC Inaguration
- Venue: Miracle Educational Society, Viziangaram- A.P, India
- Date: 29-01-2016(Sat) & 30-01-2016(Sun)
- Club Lead: Uday Allu
- Hashtag: #MFC
11:00AM to 1:00PM Inauguration
2:00PM to 3:45PM Session talk
9:00AM to 3:45PM workshop
- Karthickeyan (RAL-Myself)
- Dinesh MV (Senior FSA, tirupathi)
- Jayesh K.R( Mozillian, tirupathi)
We were invited by Miracle Educational society to Inaugurate the Miracle firefox Club on 29th Jan 2016.
We three departed from Tirupathi by train around 4:50PM on 28th jan 2016 and reached Vizianagaram District at 6:00AM on 29th jan. It was around 13hours travel by train.
After reaching there, we were received by Uday-Club lead of MFC and were taken to nearby Hotel. We got freshen up and prepared to leave to the College at 8:00AM.
We reached the Miracle Engg College by 9:00AM. It is located in Miracle City, bhogapuram.
We were welcomed by a lovely Rangoli at the entrance of the college.
We had breakfast and reached the Club house to meet the Club officers and had a small talk with them. Later had a deep discussion on educating students on FOSS with the HOD of CSE Department.
Later around 11 AM, we went to the Auditorium and we were recieved by the Director and the Vice principal.
The Principal, VP and the HOD addressed the audience.
I then addressed the gathering with lightening talks,Mozilla’s story, facts and importance of FOSS in Education & career, advantages of working on real time open source projects.
Then we lit the Kuthuvelaku ( indian tradition to start something in an auspicious way ).
We then left to the Club House they had dedicated exclusively for all Mozilla Activities.
I Opened the club house and we had a group photo together with club officers and the College management. It was a great memorable moment for me.
After lunch break, The 3rd and 4th year students of CSE Department gathered in the seminar hall for the workshop.
Dinesh started off the session talking about the Mozilla, its mission.
I then took over the session to give more clear idea on certain topics like Open Web, Web Literacy, Mozilla Contribution areas, Online privacy, net neutrality issues.
At 3:45, We had to wind up the session as the college hours ended.
We then reached back to Vizag, which is an hour distance from the college.The students became a guide and helped us explore the city. Vizag is indeed a beautiful city. we then went to Rk beach and Central mall. We had dinner and came back to room.
29th Jan, 2016:
It was the second day of the workshop. we gave a hands-on workshop on Localization. We went to the computer lab and localized 5 SuMo KB articles altogether. We then went back to the Seminar hall.
jayesh started off with Firefox OS introduction.
Then he showed demo of one and done tasks
I explained about QA and IRC. we showed them demo how to connect to IRC channels and talk with other mozillians for help.
I explained about the FSA program, FSA Structure, benefits, FSA Recognition levels and Activities.
Dinesh took over the session by explaining about the Support Mozilla.
Around 1:00PM we wound up the session and asked the participants to give their feedback . After the feedback session, we asked everyone to assemble on the ground for photo session.
It was amazing to see even HOD of CSE Department was much excited and joined us for the photo shoot.
we then met the Director of the college at his office, he gave us the mementos and thanked us for conducting the workshop.
later around 3:00PM to 4:00PM. we had discussion with all the Club officers at the club house and gave them information about the activities that can be conducted in the club and also told them the SOPs to request for swags and budget for events.