Moz TechKnack’16

NIET firefox club poster1

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 :

https://reps.mozilla.org/e/techknack16-niet-firefox-club/

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

Advertisements

My Experience as a Firefox Student Ambassador

My name is Vibhanshu Chaudhary , student of Computer Science & Engineering and Club Lead (CL) at NIET Firefox Club.

I can never forget the date on which I applied to become a member of FSA program. Yes , It was 25th April, 2014. Before it , I did not know about this program. When I read about the FSA program , Mozilla Manifesto and story , I got excited to join this program and contribute to it. So , My journey towards Mozilla started with this day.

Now , You can also call me an Mozillan and Firefox Student Ambassador too. Unfortunately , I had some tough and unfavorable time in my life during those days , due to which I couldn’t contributed to FSA program. But everyone knows tough time does not last long. So , I again thought to do something for Mozilla. In this time , I came to know about Club Lead examination. I applied to become CL and gave the CLT exam. After a long duration of more than one month , I got mail from the FSA Eboard that I have been selected as a CL and I may carry my role as a CL officially. That day was an awesome for me. But there was no Firefox Club in my college , so I made my club registered on Mozilla wiki and named it as “NIET Firefox Club“. In parallel to this , I recruited about 70+ FSAs in my club and organized various events in college regarding FSA program. Meanwhile , I started contributing to MLS and MDN.

Being a FSA , It helped me to develop social relationships and leadership skills , got an insight about open web and open source , came in touch with other awesome Mozillians like me and got a social identity.

Capturemm

In whole , my experience as a FSA  is just awesome and I love Mozilla. I also wish that other open web enthusiasts like me should also join the FSA program and get a golden opportunity to uplift themselves in every context of life.

There are many such moments in this journey which I cherished and enjoyed the  most which I will express in my next post.

Vibhanshu Chaudhary
Firefox Student Ambassador
Proud Mozillian
Club Lead (CL)
India

MDN’s 10th Anniversary

MozillaDeveloperNetwork

I would like to wish MDN a very great and happy day. Today is MDN’s 10th Anniversary. Whenever I use the word ‘MDN’ , it is obviously the Mozilla Developer Network. Millions of users and thousands of volunteers , developers and contributors are celebrating MDN’s 10th Anniversary today . I would like to remember you that the original Mozilla Developer Network wiki site was launched on 23 July, 2005 . So , MDN is celebrating its 10 years of excellence and dedication in the web development on the web.

mdn_shirt_BACK_transp_bg

There are few questions which arises in our mind whenever we hear about MDN that are as follows :

1. What is MDN (Mozilla Developer Network) ?

The MDN community is a group of staff and volunteers with the goal of providing useful information and utilities to web developers. Mozilla Developer Network (MDN) is an open and collaborative learning platform for Web technologies (HTML, CSS and JavaScript).

2. What is vision of MDN ?

MDN’s vision is a world where software development begins with web development.

3. What is mission of MDN ?

MDN’s mission is to enable, inspire and collaborate to make the Web the primary platform used to create experiences across all connected devices.

MDN_10-Milestones_UK

MDN goes beyond providing essential coding information; it addresses developers’ needs through its supporting community of volunteer developers, with the aim of inspiring ideas, encouraging collaboration and ultimately, fostering the growth of the open Web. For a wide range of Web developers, from learners to hobbyists to full‐time professionals, MDN provides useful explanations for coding practice, instructions on downloading and building code, articles on how the code works. It also gives guidance on how to build add‐ons for Mozilla applications and apps for Firefox OS, user‐submitted runnable demos of Web technologies, and helpful answers on development planning and strategy.

Currently, MDN has over 4 million users per month and more than 1000 volunteer editors per month, worldwide.

MDN_10_Facts_UK

Some keyfacts about MDN :

  • Original MDN wiki site launched on 23 July, 2005
  • Today it is one of the richest resources on the Web for documentation with 34,500 documents and climbing
  • 1000+ people edit MDN every month
  • More than 20,000 contributors have made about 510,000 edits to date
  • Currently MDN has about 4.2 million users per month
  • So far, MDN editors created 13,200 English pages and made 21,200 translations in 42 locales
  • 300+ web terminology glossary

31

 

Updations and accomplishments in chronological order :

  • 2005: Mozilla obtained a license from AOL to use content from Netscape’s DevEdge site. The DevEdge content was mined for still‐useful material, which was then migrated by volunteers into a wiki so it would be easier to update and maintain. The new wiki was launched in July 2005 as Mozilla Developer Center (MDC), also known as “devmo,” shorthand for its domain name, “developer.mozilla.org.”
  • 2010: The name was changed to Mozilla Developer Network (MDN), reflecting the site’s growth into a nexus for all developer documentation related to the Mozilla Project and open web technologies.
  • 2011: A “Demo Studio” section was added for web developers to share and show off their code, along with learning pages to provide links to tutorials.
  • 2014: The basic learning pages have been expanded into “Learn the Web” content for beginning web developers, including a web terminology glossary, which Mozilla staff and volunteers will continue to develop over the next few years.

For detailed queries and information , you may visit following links :

  1. Web: https://developer.mozilla.org/
  2. Twitter: https://twitter.com/MozDevNet
  3. Newsgroup: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/mozilla.mdn
  4. Events: MDN community events

Mozilla