Maker Party SVCE is organized on Oct 18th 2014, at Sri Venkateshwara College of Engineering, Bangalore. An enthusiastic Mozillian “Nishchal Gautam” from SVCE college reached me to organize a maker party in their college. Then we made a plan to organize this maker party.
Event Name : Maker Party SVCE
Event Link on Reps Portal : https://reps.mozilla.org/e/maker-party-svce/
Venue : Sri Venkateshwara College of Engineering, Bangalore, Karnataka.
#MozSelfie 😉 (Right to Left- Ajay, Bhargav, Hemanth)
We also met Head of the Department of Computer Science in their college and we got a lot of support from them in organizing this event and future events as well.
We also met an open source enthusiast and a member of FSMK (Free Software Movement Karnataka) Mr.Vijay and he also joined us in spreading the word as an open source as he does always.
Initially, an introduction of speakers to the audience was given by me to everyone and gave a clear picture of the agenda that we had planned for them on that day.
Vijay started with Introduction to Open Source by relating with the real time examples of the open source products which included funny examples too, where the audience became more excited!!!
Thus, it was my chance now to make their excitement reach to the peak by introducing them to the Mozilla by the Mozilla Story and then the Mission of the mozilla.
I continued with the Products of the mozilla and then showing them the newly designed page of Get Involved page of Mozilla, which tells how to contribute and what to contribute depending upon their interest.
Showing about the different kinds of projects to them, we moved on to the Webmaker Project and told them about the amazing tools using which they can create, remix, design webpages and create videos using popcorn maker and apps using appmaker.
Initially, we told them to register on the webmaker portal by signing in using persona. Also told them what is persona? and how it works. They were really excited about the persona login. They have created their user profiles on webmaker portal. Since, it was Lunch time, we gave a break for the lunch and informed to come back after lunch.
Post-Lunch, it was really surprising that the attendees are already present and started using the tools. We gave demos on the each tool and then told them to remix the Webpages, create the videos and hack the pages using x-ray goggles. Due to time constraint, we couldn’t move on appmaker. We gave them some time and them to remix the webpages and submit in google form.
It was surprising that we got plenty of makes from them. Moving on, i spoke on the Maker Party and how it is organized globally with number of mozillians through out the world. I have displayed the Maker Party Video which i had with me.
List of Makes can be found here : Webmaker Profiles and makes
Later, i continued with FSA Program, introduced them to the FSA Program, like what is this and how it works and the structure, activities, benefits being an FSA. The thimble make by TJLee was very useful to me in explaning them. Thanks to TJLee.
Then, we had an Q&A session, where we gave them swag for them who answered the questions and later collected the feedback from them. Distributed Swags to all the attendees and they were very happy to see the Laptop Stickers and Badges. The Feedback Video can be seen here .
Moving on, we had a Photo Session with the participants and it was really fun meeting them and sharing the knowledge with them. The Organizers and the FSA team were very happy for organizing this and wants to organize more such events from Mozilla.
Then we bid a good-bye to them by saying “Bye-Bye Mozillians”.
More Images can be found on Flickr here
Ajay Kumar Jogawath