Sunday, 30 November 2014

Make Day Gwalior

When your a group of like minded people sit together to make changes for a noble cause they are not alone. There are whole lot of other who come to support you to build a community of revolutionist. The same thing happened when few Open source enthusiast can together to make a community called "Mozilla Community Gwalior".
Then came the day when first event "Make day Gwalior" under the umbrella of the Mozilla Community Gwalior held on 29-30 December 2014 following the Maker party @ ITMU held at ITM University back in September.

Its all started with a simple idea of "shaping the web through web only". Then we started planning for hosting an online maker party with extended hours of whole day.
So then came the idea of a full 24 hours online Make Day Gwalior with Firefox OS and Firefox Browser as the theme of the event to celebrate the launch of Firefox OS in INDIA and at the same time Firefox browser getting younger on 10th of this month.

The event started on 29/11/14 sharp at 3 pm when the super mozillian came together on Scrollback a place were community meet.The active contributors from Mozilla Community Gwalior   Vishal, Shantanu Prakash,Himanshu Choudhary, Riya Mukherjee, Mohita Pritam, Ritika Kumari, Saurabh Gupta and Abhishek Gupta were there to be part of such an awesome campaign.

Our Rep Mayur patil guided us in the planning part and throughout the event Reps like April Morone, Dyvik,Ajay Kumar Jogawath,Mrinal Jain from different locations where part of the event.
The event started with the introduction about the webmaker to the
newbies and what are the different tools which cab be used to show their captivities. 
All the participants marked there presence on the MoPad which was specially made for the Make Day Gwalior.As it was a 24 hr event we were expecting lots of makes and attendees joining us.The same thing happened with lots of awesome makes.

The makes covered all the areas of Firefox OS ranging from introduction of Firefox OS to features of it and from celebrations of 10 anniversary of Firefox browser to various Firefox OS devices.

The participants really enjoyed the whole event and worked on webmaker. They came up with awesome Thimble, X-ray goggles and Popcorn maker.
Few selected makes which were out of the box. :)


Event date :- 29-30 Nov. 2014

Event venue :- Scrollback channel

Event Links :- 
Event hashtag :- #mozillagwl and #makedaygwl
Event details and Makes :-  MoPad

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Journey of Webmaker Super Mentor

I would like to share my experiences and journey from a newbie in Webmaker to a Webmaker Super Mentor.
Its all started with simple visit to website then i explored about it more and got to know about various components of the webmaker project by Mozilla. Them i came in contact with the active contributors who were already contributing in the project and got to know about the mission of the project to teach those who want to learn on web which is given the name as "Teach the web".
The best part of this project is that you learn while you make and there are various level of recognition you get when you acquired a certain skill-set.There are whole set of badges which you can earn and share with others.
I started making makes on webmaker and started attending webmaker events. My first recognition came as the skill sharer badge when i wrote my first blog on the KidzMaker party i have attended.

This badge was the breakthrough in my contribution after that i have never stopped my contribution and made lots of makes and remixed the existing one. Which made me eligible for the remixing maker badge in which we have to make and write blogs which highlight the various features of webmaker project and using multimedia in your makes.
Then came the day when i have hosted my first webmaker event in my college which made me eligible for the makerparty host and FSAmaker party badges.
for more about the maker party.

The most important step towards webmaker mentor and super mentor is to teach and share your skills. The more and more new contributors can get involved in the webmaker project through teaching kits which may cover various projects Mozilla like webmaker, appmaker etc. or various web literacy skills.
After making teaching kits and hosting events i applied for Webmaker Mentor badge.

The webmaker mentors are the army of those webmaker enthusiast who share, make and contribute to webmaker project to its fullest.
This made me more passionate about the Webmaker and Mozilla. I started biuilding community and reaching out people who want to contribute for the betterment of the web and want web accessible to all.

Kidz Maker Party

Mini Camp Jaipur

Maker party @ ITMU

After hosting events and sharing knowledge i have applied for the This badge is issued by Mozilla to outstanding Webmaker community members. Super Mentors are like Webmaker superheroes.They work with the webmaker team and contribute to make the project a huge success.

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