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Womoz Warangal’14

28th July 2014,

Jayamukhi Institute of Technological Sciences, Warangal.

Hola Amigos,
Mozilla Club Warangal
in association with Mozilla India  have organized a special and a much
awaited event named Womoz Warangal’14
on July 28th 2014. This event was Especially organized for girls to increase
the female contribution in Open Source Communities. The Event have been planned
on August 9th 2014,but a shocking news made us to change the date of the event
and the shocking news was Hema Bhanu got
the Date of Joining on July 31st , so the date was Preponed.

It was cool and rainy day on 28th July 2014, the
participants started coming to the venue. After allotting the seats to them, we
were waiting for the Chief Guest. Within few minutes after registration, Our
Chief Guest Dr.B.Rama Garu, Chair Person, Board of Studies, Kakatiya
University
, Warangal reached the Venue and now the inaugural function
Started.

 

Inaugural Function started with lighting the Lamp followed
by Prayer song. Hema Bhanu gave a
report of all the Mozilla Club Warangal Activities from the past 2 years and
importance of this event being organized only for girls.

Our Staff Co-coordinator, G.Jose Mary, Associate Professor, JITS congratulated the club
members for organizing such a big event especially for the women. Also
congratulated Ajay and Bhargav for receiving the Firefox OS Tablets.

Dr.Rangaiah ,
Director of Jayamukhi Group of Institutions felt very happy that many of the
women participants not only registered but also came to attend the event and he
in his speech said that
 “ Upload Talents, Download Future “. 

Later, Dr.T.V.R.NReddy, Joint Secretary and A.O., Jayamukhi Group of Institutions and G.Srihari, Principal also encouraged
the participants to involve more in Open Source Communities which makes an
individual acquire leadership skills.

Dr.B.Rama, the
Chief Guest said women’s contribution in IT Sector is very less compare to men
even though equal opportunity is provided to men as well as women. Woman
drop-outs are more after their graduation and gave SECURITY as a reason for
this issue.

Later, after felicitating the chief Guest, the session
started by Hema Bhanu (Mozilla Reps)
on FOSS, Womoz and later JavaScript session was continued. The
participants felt this as a great opportunity for them contributing to an open
source company being a student.

After the completion of session, it was time for lunch and we
had a yummy lunch and back to the Lab for sessions.  We divided the 200 Participants into two
tracks
[1] Localization
[2] Webmaker
First 100 were sent to Localization lab and remaining 100
were sent to Webmaker Lab. Hema Bhanu
handled the Localization Session
along with the support crew Bhargav and Maniraj.
In the other track, it was Webmaker Session and it was
handled by me (Ajay Kumar Jogawath, a
Webmaker Mentor
) with the Support Crew of Bala, Vijay and Sonu.  I started by asking how to create webpages,
Videos and how to hack or remix a website or webpage. Many answered that using
HTML, CSS and JS and yes they were right. Now I introduced the tools of
Webmaker to them

[1] Thimble
[2] Popcorn Maker
[3] X-ray Goggles
[4] Appmaker
 The audience were
happy that using simple Webmaker tools they can create webpages by checking the
output on one side and source code on other side. Creating a Web Video
inserting the popping of the text, images and animations. Remixing the webpages
using the X-ray goggles and creating apps for Firefox OS using Appmaker tool.
Hemanth Vidyamari, a
Webmaker Mentor
have showed them demos on each of the tool to everyone.

Later, I said them to create a Webmaker profile by signing
into the Webmaker Portal using persona and then start remixing the webpages
from the gallery section of Webmaker Portal.Here is the etherpad of the Webmaker Signups : https://etherpad.mozilla.org/womoz14

Then, I spoke on the most important topic Maker Party which is organized globally
throughout the world and how they can be a part of Maker Party by attending,
organizing and collaborating with the events.
After Completion of the Parallel tracks of Localization and Webmaker, it was time for Firefox
OS App Development
. I (Ajay KumarJogawath) along with HemanthVidyamari in one track and SantoshViswanatham (Mozilla Reps) from Hyderabad and Bhargav Gupta (FSA) from
Warangal in another track delivered session on Firefox OS, followed by App
Development.

After the completion of Sessions, we had a Feedback Session where different
attendees gave a positive feedback saying that “Learnt New things just within
few hours”, “Creating Webpages using simple tools”, “Developing Apps is never
so easy” and many more.

Feedback was followed by distribution of Certificates and
then the closing ceremony with a dance on a song from Himmatwala “Naino Mein sapna sapno Mein sajna, sajna pe
dil aagaya, ha sajna pe dil aagaya
” and all the participants, organizers,
staff and everyone made steps with one another on this song. I got a chance to make
few steps with the Director of the College Prof. P. Rangaiah.

Now, it was time for the Photo Session where we had a Group
Photo with all the participants, Volunteers, Organizers, Staff and everyone.

Atlast, we waved hands to everyone saying “Good Bye!! See
You Again”.
 Finally, I would like to thank Mozilla for giving us a chance to organize this event.  I would like to thank the College Management JITS for being so supportive in each and every aspect and making this event a huge success. I would like to thank all the Volunteers and organizers who helped in successful running of the event. I would like to thank the Photographer Samarpan Raj for wide coverage of the event. I also thank the media for covering the event on News.

Flickr Link : https://www.flickr.com/photos/ajayjogawath/sets/72157646066686232/
Cheers!!!

Ajay Kumar Jogawath,

Webmaker Mentor,

Telugu L10n Reviewer,

SUMO Contributor,

Mozilla India

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