MozCoffee Ahmedabad – A Kick Starting Mega Meetup for Mozilla Gujarat!

Mozilla Gujarat hosted its first ever public meetup MozCoffeeAhmedabad on 13th June 2015 in Ahmedabad and it quickly turned into the mega event as participants came from across Gujarat including Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Baroda and Surat showing their zeast and zeal to contribute to the world’s one of the most recognized open soruce project – Mozilla.

Kicking off the meetup with introduction

2The meetup kicked off with a formal introduction of the MozGuj community by its core members Moin Shaikh, Harsh Kothari, Yash Golechha, Sunny Patel, Rahul Chavda, Drashti Pandya, Harshit Shah and Milap Bhojak giving an overview of the Mozilla Gujarat community, its formation story, its goals and the solid future plans.

Soon after introudcing the community among the Mozillians, the new joining participants started introducing themselves and gave reasons on why they are so much passionate to join the community and to contribute to it.

The Mozilla Projects Overview by Harsh, Moin & Yash

After the introduction round, MozGuj members Harsh, Moin & Yash started educating the participants with Mozilla’s various projects including Firefox, Thunderbird, Firefox OS and Mozilla SUMO and beyond.

The Firefox Project – Overview by Harsh & Moin

Harsh gave a complete overview of Mozilla’s open source intiatives including Firefox. He also shared knowledge on how Firefox is different and better than other browsers like Google Chrome.

Harsh also shared information about various leading open source projects and educated students on how they can start contributing to the major open source projects while learning and embracing evolving technologies. He then shared major advantages of contributing to open source projects and kept encouraging students to choose their favourite open source project to start contribution.

Firefox OS – Overview by Yash & Harsh

Yash gave a complete overview of Mozilla’s precious project – FirefoxOS and shared information on how this evolving mobile OS platform is different and better than its rivals. Yash also shared useful information on how students can play a key role in makign FirefoxOS a better smartphone OS alternative by contributing to the project.

Yash also showed how simple and beautiful it is to develop awesome apps for FirefoxOS. Both Yash and Harsh also shared practical development tips to build and deploy Firefox Apps.

Mozilla SUMO & Web Maker Tools – Overiview by Moin

Moving ahead the meetup, Moin started giving overivew of Mozilla’s support platform – SUMO (Support.Mozilla.Org) and educated students on how they can get their journey into Mozilla project started by playing a key role as a support team member.  He introduced Mozilla’s support platoforms such as Army of Awesome (Mozilla’s Twitter based support platform), other Support forum, Mozilla Knowledge Base (KB) and Mozilla Localization.

Moin also gave overview of Web Maker tools by Mozilla including Thimble, X-Ray Goggles and Appmaker.

Mozilla Developer Network – Overview by Rahul

Rahul spoke about Mozilla Developer Network and educated students on how they can utilize Mozilla’s MDN to learn and develop beautiful web and FirefoxOS apps at their own. He also inspired attendees to get their hands on MDN and try to devleop something useful for FirefoxOS platform.

The Interactive QA Session

1The meetup soon turned into an interactive, two way Q and A session where participating enthusiastic students eager asked questions related to Mozilla projects, opensource technologies and the ways to contribute to open source world. Their motivation could clearly reflect the grand success of MozCoffee meetup and as the meetup was being concluded, they raised their hands and registered themselves to be a part of Mozila Gujarat community.

In the end, a new beginning

And as the meetup came to end, we felt and witnessed a whole new beginning of the new era – Mozilla era in Gujarat. We are now firm determined and aggresively planning back-to-back FoxYeah events, meetups and maker parties in coming weeks.

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Gear Up For MozCoffee – Another MozGuj Meetup This Weekend

MozGuj is back in action with another great Mozilians’ meetup this weekend.

We are hosting another introductory meetup on 13th June, Saturday evening time in Ahmedabad city to introduce MozGuj to new Mozillians and to spread our mission of Open Web.

If you are a tech lover looking forward to contribute to a global open source project, this is the opportunity for you. Do join us and say hello to MozGuj this weekend. If you are interested in joining us for this meetup, click here to register for this meetup.

Agenda of the MozCoffee

1. Introduction to Firefox Mozilla projects like WebMaker, Persona etc.
2. Overview of Firefox OS
3. Firefox Browser – Discuss on how it is different from other browsers like Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer and what are the possible features it can have for better efficiency.
4. FSA Program – Its details and benefits.
5. Open discussion

Make sure you register for the meetup.

Date: 13th June 2015, Saturday.

Time: 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Venue:

Zen Cafe, CEPT Campus,
Gujarat University Road,
Navrangpura,
Ahmedabad-9,
Gujarat, India

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MozGuj 2nd Introductory Meetup Was Just Awesome!

As announced earlier, we hosted our 2nd Meetup yesterday at Qwiches, Ahmedabad and it was just awesome! We are thankfull to each of the attendees for their enthusiasm and keenness in taking Mozilla Gujarat to the next level.

The meetup began with introduction of new Mozillians and soon we started on discussing about ways to promote the community in city and state. We also discussed about Mozilla’s various projects including Firefox OS, FoxYeah, WebMaker and few other. Then we talked a lot on how to encourage local students to join and promote Mozilla. We discussed about various ways we can use to promote Mozilla’s FSA program.

We also discussed about and decied to take the community events to colleges and other educational institutes and to host maker parties so that students and other people who are keen on contributing to technology, can get a platform via Mozilla’s various initiatives.

Finally, seeing the magnificant response to this meetup, we decided to host another introductory meetup next week so that even new Mozillians can get into the community and feel comfortable as they start their contribution.

The greateness of their contribution can be recognized by the fact that some of the Mozillians came across from the out city by travelling 100 and even 200 kilometers! Keep rocking guys!

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P.S.: We are soon going to host another introductory meetup (Mozilla Meetup 3.0) for our new Mozillians, details to follow.

MozGuj Is Hosting 2nd Mozilla Meetup Tomorrow!

MozGuj is glad to announce the hosting of its 2nd Mozilla Meetup in Ahmedabad on 7th June 2015.

This Introductory Meetup by MozGuj is being organized at Qwitches Cafe at Guj. University road in Ahmedabad.

We invite all the enthusastic Mozilla lovers in this Introductory Meetup.

Date: 7th June 2015, Sunday. (10:00am onwards)
Venue: Qwitchs, Opp. University PLaza,
Nr. Dadasaheb na pagala, University road,
Ahmedabad.

We are excited to host this event and are eager to meet new Mozillians from across the city and state, do join us to say hello!