MozBoot – SVIST (Swami Vivekananda Institute of Science & Technology, Kolkata)

MozBoot – SVIST (Swami Vivekananda Institute of Science & Technology, Kolkata)

Wowoo.. Writing this blog on the day of HOLI.. 😀 Happy, Safe & Prosperous Holi Guys and girls.. 🙂 Now, let us come to the point. MozBoot – SVIST, where SVIST stands for an engineering college name situated in South Kolkata – Swami Vivekananda Institute of Science & Technology. To remind you this was my 3rd event organized by myself. I, Mr. Ayan Choudhury with the help of Mozilla representative Biraj Karmakar, was able to organize this event on the day of 23rd February, 2015. For getting the event details please click here. It was quite a poor response but to be mentioned those 30 pupils were very much interested in Mozilla Mission. What made me happy was their enthusiasm. We four able to make our time to reach the venue within 10 A.M. 1. Biraj Karmakar 2. Sumantro Mukherjee 3. Sukanta Pal 4. Ayan Choudhury The agenda of that day was as follows:

Mission Mozilla – 10:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. – Sumantro Rijndael Mukherjee
Mozilla Webmaker – 10:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. – Ayan Choudhury
App-maker – 11:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. – Biraj Karmakar
App-making Competition – 12:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. (The best 3 apps will get goodies)
New Firefox Student Ambassador recruitment & SVIST Mozilla Club Launch 2:30 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

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Bengali-India FUEL Meetup

Bengali-India FUEL Meetup

First of all I want to give a brief description on FUEL project. FUEL is an open source effort that aims to solve the problem of inconsistency and lack of standardization in software translation across platforms. FUEL provides linguistic and technical resources, such as standardized terminology resources, computer translation style and convention guides, assessment methodologies, complex text-layout rendering references, and translation assessment matrices. FUEL can be adopted by any localized content-generating organization or team that wants to ensure consistently high quality. The approach of FUEL to create linguistic resources is not different from any software development. The uniqueness of the idea behind FUEL is the power of collaborative innovation.

Last Week, on 22nd February we the Bengali India Community organized an event named as bn_IN FUEL Meetup. A group of 15 enthusiastic localizers were invited to the event but hardly 10 came up and atlast 4-5 members worked hard to complete those 3 given FUEL projects.

On the first phase Biraj Karmakar, the organizer of this event took us to the depth of the FUEL projects. Where hr told us about the FUEL Terminology , Style Guide , Assessment Matrix.

On the very next half we started contributing to the Pontoon projects of FUEL terminologies. There were 3 new comers. We started to give them task and they were submitting and side by side we were also reviewing their submissions. Then as we had a very short time left. We divided ourselves into two parts. Me and Biraj Karmakar. I started the cloud part and biraj da started the web part.

At the end of the day, few strings were left. I came back home and sat down with those strings and finished it within that night only. 🙂

Thanks to Mozilla and obviously Biraj Karmakar for this event and I also want to thank Matjaž Horvat for setting up this project in pontoon. Pontoon is just soo Freaking AWESOME. 🙂

Special thanks to Rajesh Ranjan  and entire FUEL team who gave us this chance.

And yes till now, I am the top most contributor at Pontoon.. 🙂 😀 which inspires me a lot.. 🙂

Top Contributors of Pontoon.

I want to mention some names at the end who helped us to complete the project on that day only. They are:

1. Mainak Roy Chowdhury

2. Koustav Samadder (Reviewer)

3. Pavak Paul

4. Biraj Karmakar (Reviewer)

5. Sayantan Saha

6. Ayan Choudhury (Reviewer)

Now Some Glimpses of that day.. 🙂

Doing Good Is A Part Of Our Code… 😀

Reporting from BOOTH “Webmaker 1: X-Ray & Thimble” at Hive KGP

Reporting from BOOTH “Webmaker 1: X-Ray & Thimble” at Hive KGP

Hey all,

This is Ayan, a Mozillian from Kolkata and volunteering at biggest Hive event at Kharagpur on 20th-21st December, 2015. I am reporting from my booth – WEBMAKER 1 – X-Ray & Thimble..

The environment is just fabulous here. Awesome students, they are so much interested to learn and explore. One student of class 8 just now asked me that he wants to learn “Javascript”. I am simply stunned!! He is just in class 8 and want to learn Javascript!! Wow!! Simply just Mindblowing!!

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Hive Kharagpur, Experience at its BEST!!!

Hive Kharagpur, Experience at its BEST!!!

The definition of awesomeness was realized by me again, hell yea its all over again at Hive Kharagpur!!! Merely it was a place for fun, merely it was an event. Yes the thing it was, was the togetherness and determination of every mozillians in Kolkata & Kharagpur to make something good, to learn teach and share, to make Hive Successful. “Hive KGP” the best-est thing of 2014 according to me.

Overview of Hive:

Hives are comprised of organizations (libraries, museums, schools and non-profit startups) and individuals (educators, designers, community catalysts and makers). Together, they create opportunities for youth to learn within and beyond the confines of traditional classroom experiences, design innovative practices and tools that build the field for greater impact, and contribute to their own professional development within an active community of practice.

The Hive model is supported by three levels of engagement: Events: Organizations with shared learning goals unite to provide a fun, engaging event for youth as a first step towards exploring longer-term collaboration. Hive Learning Communities: Community organizers with an interest in Hive’s core principles come together to begin putting connected learning tools and practices into practice through regular meet-ups and events. Hive Learning Networks: Officially designated Learning Networks with an operational budget and staff commit to promoting innovative, open-source learning models in partnership with a communities’ civic and cultural organizations, businesses, entrepreneurs, educators and learners.

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The Mozilla Day Kolkata, 2014

The Mozilla Day Kolkata, 2014

On the occasion of the inaugurating the Firefox Club of WBUT, Mozilla Kolkata Community organised an event. The main purpose of the event was to promote the awareness of FOSS and Mission Mozilla and to invite new contributors, recruiting new FSA and many other things.

Venue:- West Bengal University of Technology.
Date & Time:- 11th November,2014. 11 am onward.
College Organizer- Ranodeep Saha
Mozillian Organizer- Ayan Choudhury & Swarnava Sengupta
Mozilla Reps Mentor- Soumya Deb
Total Attendees: 200px

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Hack the MDN and Firefox 10th Anniversary Celebration

Hack the MDN and Firefox 10th Anniversary Celebration

I am back with my blog posts.. 😀

This is my first Mozilla Developer Network event conducted by our very close Biraj Karmakar, the local leader of bn-IN L10n. He organized it on 9th November. This event was not only for MDN but also we celebrated Firefox’s 10th Anniversary.

Agenda:

  • Brief discussion about MDN
  • How to start hacking MDN
  • Intro to MDN glossary
  • Hands-On hacking of MDN glossary elements together
  • Lunch
  • Continuation of hacking on MDN glossary elements
  • Celebrate Firefox’s 10th Anniversary
  • Group photo session and swag distribution

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Maker Party Kolkata – 2014

Maker Party Kolkata – 2014

After a long venue problem at last we were done with Maker Party Kolkata. The venue was Gurunanak Institute of Technology.

Date:- 13.09.2014
Venue:- Guru Nanak Institute of Technology, Sodpur, Kolkata.
Time:- 10 am to 5.30 pm.

It was the first ever maker party organized by Mozilla Kolkata Community in a very short span of time and specially the event was organized without any budget. From Gurunanak Institute of Technology our organizer was Sayantan Saha. From Mozilla Community all the responsibilities were on Me and Srijib Roy.

MakerParty Banner
MakerParty Banner

Etherpad Link: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/remo-makerparty-kolkata

Reps Portal Link: https://reps.mozilla.org/e/makerparty-kolkata/

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