MOZConnect Bhopal @NIIT
I am Faisal Aziz, REMO from Pune region.I want to share my experience for the coolest event MozConnect Bhopal.
MozConnect Bhopal is one of the best Mozilla Event held @NIIT Center 1 Bhopal. Students of NIIT participated with full spirit to learn and explore the open web. The aim of the event was to spread awareness about open web,Mozilla and its mission.
Due to Accomodation problem the event was conducted in two sessions:
In the first session we had around 25 people from NIIT as well as some of the Internet Cafe administrators from local regions.The session was awesome having lots of interactive talks about issues of Firefox. One of the Cafe Admin asked about creating a special help page for Cafe Admins so that they can utilize full features of Mozilla Firefox.
I started my first session with introduction to Mozilla Foundation,Familiarizing Mozilla to audience. They were very excited to know about the features of Mozilla Firefox. I hv explained them about various programs of Mozilla in which they can contribute like SUMO,Localization,Add-on Development,test pilot and Army of Awesome.
Then we had very intresting and educative quiz,Winners got cool stuff from Mozilla.
They were very happy to learn the things !
Excitement of the first session was yet on the top. Its second session for the MozConnect.
For the second session we had a Guest Speaker Mr.Umar Farooque,Admin and developer of chirkutonorkut.com, and many brazillian websites.
Ashish Namdev REMO from bhopal and his team memebers Anoop and Bhaskar joined me to make this event really happening.
I start the session by introducing Mozilla and Its Mission, I explained them our community heirarchy in contributions,I explained them how they can be a student rep,or a REMO.
This talk make them excited and they eagerly want to be involved with us in the Mission.
Ashish Namdev get the steering in his hands and explained very nicely about Latest Firefox features.He also showed a video of mr.Gary Korvacs on "Do not track Me".
After that our guest Mr.Omar Farooque got in action and he expresses his views about open web,He conducted a very innovative and educative HANDS ON on creationof websites using JOOMLA,WORDPRESS,DRUPAL using FIREBUG plugin.The practical approach really worked and audience were very happy to do hand on excercises.
Now i took the command back to me and explained some hand ons on using Xray goggles. I called some students from the audience,they hv done very nice hacks on websites.
After watching this they just say...WOW its Magic! and its so easy to use!
After the Handons Its Quiz time now, Ashish and Faisal Aziz(me) conducted a very exciting Quiz for the recruitment of student Reps.With a huge and awesome response from audience we have selected 4 student reps Amarparpal,Komal,Divya and Yash . they got mazimum right answers in the quiz.
Winner got the firefox T-Shirts,lanyards,stickers and badges.
All got firfox badges ,lanyards and stickers and pledge to support Mozilla and Mission.
Chilled drinks and refreshment were introduced to all...
With lots of knowledge, leaning and cool moments, all the attendees left with smile on thier face and with a Mozilla Spirit!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks All for making this event really happening!!! Spread the word!