An introductory session was organised by Mozilla Club Noida team at NIET, Greater Noida for new students on 22 July 2017. This event was an orientation program cum introductory event for new students who are unaware of Mozilla Campus Club’s presence in their college. The main motive was to introduce Mozilla, its mission, campus club program and to discuss ways to contribute to open source and contribution areas in Mozilla. 16 interested students were recruited as volunteers for Mozilla Club Noida. Mozilla Club Noida team also shared their experience being a part of campus club program and described their happy journey of around 2.5 years.
The event got kick started with lamp lighting by the institute officials and me. Ms. Kavya (core member) explained the gist of the Mozilla Campus Club and why should one join the club while Mr. Samriddha (core member) explained students the real meaning of contributions and where they adds up in our career. Along with this, he also discussed the perks of being a Mozillian and a contributor. Here are some of the points covered in the discussion :
- Community is important than code
- Contribution is the way to make things better
- Contribution always repays
- You should contribute to show your love to community
- Mozilla Campus Clubs are the best way and place to learn and grow
- The best thing which happens to you is you enjoy the community
- Experience is all you need and earn
Apart from this one of the club members, Mr. Surya shared his views on being a part of the club and how far has his journey being till now. The session went smoothly and pupil were taking more and more deeper look into our activities and were excited enough to start the contribution by joining the club to which I added that they should start the contributions the right way. The event came to an end by 1:00 PM as scheduled and students were really excited and engaged during the session which could be concluded by the perplexed faces of some students.
This time I got late blogging my event TechKnack’16 organized by NIET Firefox Club in association with Mozilla Reps and Noida Institute of Engineering & Technology, Greater Noida. The event was organized on 26th February 2016. It was a full day event in which many workshops and contests were held.So, I should describe this huge event line by line. 🙂
All the participants, event organizers, coordinators and college officials (Director, HODs, Dean, Advisors & Faculty members) gathered in Auditorium of CSE Department. Crowd of participants and attendees motivated us to rock the event. The event got started with the lamp lighting ceremony by the college officials.It was a great moment of us. Two of our club FSAs started introduction of FSA program, club, Mozilla and awesome opportunities in the FSA program ahead. After 5 mins , I joined them and spoke up on Open Source and Mozilla and inspired the presentees to join the FSA program.I was feeling proud saying that Mozilla Firefox is the most secured browser on the web with availability in Indian languages also.One thing which made the event a huge success and influenced the students was the video message from our very known Faye Tandog (Mozilla Phillipines). She did talk about FSA program and endless opportunities after joining the global FSA program. She also talked about Mozilla’s mission and vision. I really appreciate her for her awesome video message and supporting our event with precious words. I gave a vote of thanks to HOD sir for giving immense support in organizing this event and making the resources available.In the end, I presented him a Mozilla bag in the form of appreciation for his valued support and contribution.
Now the Director , HODs and Dean were invited on the stage one by one to say few words about our event. I personally liked the speech of our HOD(CSE) Dr. C S Yadav because they related our club with Mozilla and Open Source in the best possible way and also he gave a tagline for us “To the Students, From the Students”. Now, one club coordinator communicated the agenda for the event that how will be go through the whole event.
Event consisted of three workshops on J2EE & Web Hosting and Ethical Hacking and one coding contest in the second half which was mandatory for all participants.Workshop trainers introduced Light Beam in all computer labs and told the benefits of using it. Participants also downloaded Firefox on their Android phones also. On the next day, winners of coding contest were declared. I distributed Mozilla swag and trophies to all the winners and runner ups. Participants were spotted very enthusiastic and excited that day.
The agenda for the event can be found on the following link :
I would like to thank Mozilla Representative Bala Subramaniyan without whose valued support and help this event might not be possible. Or I may say that Bala is the person behind the successful completion of our event.He is really a good friend and mentor. I would thank Faye Tandog for his special video message. Last but not least, thanks to all event coordinators and participants.
Event pics is available on the following link : https://goo.gl/p4D5dM