Kashmir Uses Firefox Nightly

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The event was a part of PAN India pilot campaign for Firefox Nightly aimed to create a strong technical community who will be using and testing Nightly on a regular basis. Besides, it was a meetup for community members in the region. The event Kashmir Uses Firefox Nightly was organised at Bangs, Srinagar on 25th May, 2017.

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We started with the brief Introduction about Mozilla, its projects and programs and its local community in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. We then introduced the attendees to Firefox Nightly, why do we have this version of firefox, why should we use it and what are the benefits. Then the steps to download, install and the filing of bug was shown. Few attendees installed the browser and also signed up for an account on Bugzilla.

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We also discussed WebCompat and how to contribute to it.

Besides, the attendees were introduced to the projects and programs of Mozilla that are currently in focus. WebVR, Rust, WebCompat to name a few. We also devised a plan for the local community as to what activities to take out in the coming months.

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The attendees shared content about the event and the Firefox Nightly Browser online with the hashtag #INUsesFxNightly.

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Mozilla DevCon Kashmir 2016 organised at SSM College

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A two-day event-cum-workshop from April 19th to 20th was organized at SSM college of Engineering and Technology by Mozilla community J&K. The event called Mozilla DevCon Kashmir, 2016 was aimed at disseminating the computer literacy and Internet of Things (IoT) technology among the students of different colleges of the valley who had participated in the ev

ent . The two-day event was inaugurated by the Chairman of the college Shabir Qazi. On day first ,importance of computer education in the present contemporary world was highlighted.

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Mozilla community India Liason Vineel Reddy gave a detailed presentation on open source and Mozilla. Another Mozilla India representative Harsha Vardhan conducted a session on Mozilla Mission, Manifesto and various platforms of contribution. Moreover introduction to different Firefox products such as Firefox OS was given.

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Junaid Masoodi and Nida Ismail Shah gave presentation on open source communities around the world, introduced the participants about Drupal, GitHub and other technologies.
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Raves Bhat, Director NIIT Srinagar highlighted the role of technology in our daily lives and the need for the people to learn about it. He gave a presentation on Oracle Certifications and distributed free Oracle Certification Exam Vouchers among the participants.

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On the day two of the event the members of the Mozilla community India gave an introduction to Internet of Things, Arduino and Raspberry PI, Sensor and Human Analogy and other such smart technologies currently in vogue and demand.

Dipesh Monga, a Mozilla Rep from Rajasthan held hands-on session on programmable boards, Arduino, Raspberry Pi and gave introduction to sensors and IoT.

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Vineel Reddy gave a talk on community building, leadership and Firefox Student Ambassadors Program. Harsha Vardhan in his presentation gave an introduction to Sensors and Human Analogy.

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Mozilla Community J&K Members Yaseen Majeed and Yamin Hameed gave a detailed presentation on Mozilla J&K. They introduced participants to the projects and programs that the community is working on, the events it has organized and the ways to join the community.

Irfan Hamid, Software Engineer at Wipro held a session on Artificial Intelligence and machine learning.

In the end, Mozilla Community J&K Lead Tanzeel Khan appreciated participants for joining the event and encouraged them to join the community and contribute to mozilla. He thanked college authorities for providing space to host the event.

A quiz competition was also held on both the days of the event in which winning students were awarded with Mozilla goodies. The principal SSM College N A Shah was presented with the vote of thanks by giving a memento. Upon being invited to the stage, he expressed his views and highlighted upon the need of such more events in the future and talked about the vast scope and diversity in the computer technology field.

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Furthermore, certificates and mementos of appreciation were presented to speakers, organizers and volunteers of the event. Mozilla Community J&K appreciated the students who participated in the 2-day event and encouraged them to join this community in order to make its scope broader and more diverse. The community made sure that more and more of such events will be held for the benefit of students and enthusiastic The event organizers expressed their thanks to the college for providing space and to Kathi Junction, NIIT and Pace Productions for helping make the event possible.
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Hour Of Code at Srinagar, Kashmir

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Mozilla Community J&K in collaboration SP Higher Secondary School, AdCrew (formerly, PearlCraft) and Microsoft Student Partner | J&K organized Hour of Code at SP School Srinagar.

An event to introduce Computer Science, designed to demystify ‘code’ and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator and an innovator.
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The event started with the introduction to Hour of Code, its motto and mission.
Tanzeel Khan gave an introduction to Coding, Open Source, trending technologies, Mozilla, its mission and manifesto.

ese.JPGHe then started a session on Basics of Web, HTML and various tools/resources available on the web to learn making the web. He introduced participants to Mozilla Webmaker Tools like X-Ray Goggles and Thimble.

After the session, we played some videos about Mozilla, Webmaker, Hour Of Code etc.

Khalid Majeed, a FSA from our region introduced the participants to Programming Basics, Getting Started and benefits/scope for those who learn coding.

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The last session was about completing a task using programming concepts in Scratch.

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We taught the students about using Scratch to solve the given problems and then made them to solve different problems.

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We distributed some goodies too to those who completed the given task. Certificates were also given to the participants.

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FoxYeah: Firefox Growth Campaign at Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir

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Mozilla Community J&K organized FoxYeah: Firefox Growth Campaign Event in Srinagar.

The Fox Yeah event held on Tuesday, 28th August 2015 atBangs, Srinagar J&K organized by Mozilla Community J&K was a great success.

This event was aimed at making people aware about the mozilla 6community here, the mozilla projects, products especially the mozilla firefox browser, programs and the ways to contribute to them.

The event started at 10:30 am and was concluded at 2:30pm

Around 20 Firefox Student Ambassadors registered for the event and 12 of them joined us. They gave their suggestions on growing mozilla community here and making people download and use firefox browser and other mozilla products.

In the beginning, attendees introduced themselves and spoke about the reason of joining mozilla community. The event was kickstarted by Tanzeel Khan,11 who spoke about the motive of FoxYeah Event. He gave introduction to mozilla projects, products and the way to contribute to mozilla. He encouraged attendees to contribute and share the same with others.

Then the FSA’s who were present there wrote the projects to which they are interested to contribute or to which they are already contributing.

Around 12pm, we started a group discussion about how we could make people discussinguse firefox, where should we campaign, why would people use firefox and what are effective ways to campaign and make people join our community and contribute. All the attendees gave their valuable suggestions and ideas. The discussion was very informative and fruitful. All the attendees actively participated in it.

Mukhtar Ahmed, who was one of the event organizers introduced the attendees to Open Source, its benefits and the reason to contribute to it.

Around 1:15pm, the lunch was served among the participants.

9At 1:45pm, all the participants wrote down the ideas and suggestions. In order to grow mozilla community here and make people use firefox, we should organize more events, hackathons and workshops that would aware people about mozilla and would make them to use firefox, the participants suggested.

All the participants agreed to organize events at their respective colleges and schools in their locality and suggested to organize a meetup once a month to discuss about the future plan.4

We also discussed about the ongoing MakerParty Campaign of Mozilla and decided to organize at least 8 MakerParty cum Web Literacy events across the J&K State in the month of August.

We distributed stickers and badges among the attendees. The event was concluded at 2:30pm.

Since then, the FSA’s who attended FoxYeah event have installed Firefox Browser in their respective colleges and Universities and suggested their friends to use the browser on their PC and Android Phone. We have decided to reward the FSA’s who will make more number of people to use Firefox.

Organizers:

Tanzeel Khan

Mukhtar Ahmed

Ubaidullah Pandit

Web Literacy event @Srinagar

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Mozilla Community J&K Organized Web Literacy Event at Wakf High School, Khanyar Srinagar.

The event began with the introduction to Mozilla, its local community, programs and projects. This session was held by Tanzeel Khan

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Syed Aasim Bukhari, an FSA of our region gave an introduction about learning to code, making the web and using it in a proper way.
He also introduced the students to Basics of Networking, the Internet and the communication between different devices.
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Tanzeel Khan held a session about Basics of Web, Web Browsers, Communication methods, HTML and CSS. He taught the students, the basics of HTML and CSS.

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In the end, Quiz session was held and questions about the Internet, Networking, Web Making, and Basics of Computers were asked. The winners were given the stickers and badges as a token of appreciation.
The Principal and teachers of the school appreciated this initiative and encouraged us to organise more events like this in the future.

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[Event Report] Mozilla L10n Hackathon 2015

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In connection with the translation of Mozilla Firefox browser into Kashmiri Language, Mozilla Community J&K conducted a two-day event to kick off this project. The event was held at S.P College, Srinagar from 5th to 6th of June 2015. A couple of months prior to the event, it was publicized through media and advertisement firms.  We were able to gain enough

support to conduct this event smoothly and successfully. Many students who were computer-literate with command over both English and Kashmiri Languages took part in the event and contributed to this project. The translators from Pakistan, Sri Lanka and France also joined the event remotely. Some of the translators contributed to Urdu Localization.  Demonstrations were given to them in order to teach them about how to trMozillaanslate each string and avoid errors.

Besides, there were sessions on Mozilla, its products, projects and programs such as Firefox Student ambassadors program, net neutrality, open source, privacy and security.

Many a presentation were given by different programmers, developers and designers. The event was highly acclaimed by internet enthusiasts and netizens. People who were present in the event showed very keen interest in mozilla and looked forward to more such events. IMG_0466The report of this event was published by different local newspapers, magazines and monthlies.
The event started after the registration of all participants. All the participants gave a brief intro about themselves.

Firstly, we introduced Mozilla community J&K, its objectives, mission and goals. After giving all the instructions to contributors about the modus operandi of translation, they started rendering the strings into Kashmiri language.  We also distributed the swags in between to keep the interest of translators. Luncheon, tea and snacks were also served among contributors, attendees during the event.

The event was organized and volunteered by:

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Syed Wajid Aalam

Mukhtar Ahmad

Here’s what we accomplished before and after the event:

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Prior to the event Firefox Browser for PC

56% translated
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96% translated

Many local media persons covered the event and published the news online and on many leading newspapers and magazines of the region:

News about the event online and on newspapers:
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MozCamp Kashmir 2014

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We organized MozCamp Kashmir at S.P College Srinagar Kashmir on 22nd May 2014. Since this was the first Mozilla Event in our state and very few people are aware about Mozilla products, its programmes and Open Source. So, many people were eager to join our event and know about Mozilla. First of all we need to get the permission from Our college Principal to host our event and we need to aware people about the event and its agenda,For that, Tanzeel Khan arranged some posters and created an Event page on facebook, Mozilla Wiki and Webmaker.He also designed I-Cards for Organizing Members.
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Firefox Student Ambassadors of our college worked hard and gave their time and talent to make the event successful. We decided to confine the registration entries to 45 , considering the lab space but more than 55 students and teachers joined our event. Sheikh Faheem registered every participant before entering to the Lab.
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Sheikh Faheem registering students for the event.
Sheikh Faheem registering students for the event.

We started our event at 1:00 p.m.

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College teaching faculty(in first row) and students watching video about Mozilla Story and Manifesto

1st session was about Mozilla which was conducted by Syed Aasim Bukhari, Firefox Student Ambassador of our College, he introduced the participants about Mozilla mission, manifesto and its products like Thunderbird, Mozilla Drumbeat, WebFWD etc.

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Syed aasim Bukhari giving presentation on Mozilla, its Story,Manifesto and Products

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We also played some videos about Mozilla Mission, Manifesto and Its history.

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Then the next session was conducted by Tanzeel Khan who is the founder of Mozilla Community Kashmir and Club Lead of Kashmir Mozilla Club.

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He conducted live session on HTML 5 and CSS, he also introduced the participants about 3 various Webmaker tools, how to learn, teach and make a web project using Webmaker.
He also showed some videos to viewers about Webmaker and software freedom.

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He also introduced the attendees to Firefox 29, its new features and security measures. He encouraged the participants to Join Mozilla and Open Source to learn, share and contribute to community.
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Then the next session was taken over by Mukhtar Ahmed who is a Firefox Student Ambassador.
He talked about Open Source, its definition and its history. He also introduced the participants about many Open Source Softwares like Mozilla Firefox, Firefox OS, Linux and some programming languages.

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Mukhtar Ahmed introducting students to Open Source

Then the next session was taken over by Junaid Masoodi. He is the Co-Founder of Open Source Community in Kashmir. He introduced us about Open Source Technologies like GitHub, PHP and Drupal. He shared his experience as a Front-End Developer and Open Source enthusiast and told us about the ways to learn new technologies using internet and contribute to open source.

Junaid Masoodi,founder of Open Source Community in Kashmir and Chief Guest of the event introducing us to the new Open Source Technoligies
Junaid Masoodi,founder of Open Source Community in Kashmir and Chief Guest of the event introducing us to the new Open Source Technoligies

Then the next was conducted by Azka Bazaz who is also a firefox student ambassador, She introduced the participants about the Mozilla Womens(WoMoz).She encouraged the girl participants to come forward, learn to code,be a good programmer and contribute to the open source and mozilla.

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Azka Bazaz(not in picture), FSA of our College introducing students to Mozilla Women’s

We arranged a small Refreshment for our participants, speakers and college faculty members

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Then the final session was taken over by Syed Wajid Aalam, FSA of our college who Introduced the attendees about Firefox Student Ambassadors Programme, How to join , its benefit , responsibilities, recognition and rewards.

Syed Wajid Aalam, FSA of our college introducing participants to Firefox Student Ambassadors Program
Syed Wajid Aalam, FSA of our college introducing participants to Firefox Student Ambassadors Program

At the end, Tanzeel Khan appreciated the participants and College faculty for joining the event. He thanked SP College authorities for providing space to host the event.

Open Source softwares like Mozilla Firefox 29, Ubuntu, Linux Mint,Helal Linux, BackTrack, Open Office etc were distributed among the participants.

The teachers and the guests were very much satisfied with the arrangements and the efforts made by FSA’s in conducting the event. They appreciated all the FSA’s and the Organizer of the event for taking such a great initiative and encouraged us to organize more such events in future.

Firefox Student Ambassadors who worked hard and gave their time, talent and support to make the event successful:

(from right to left): Azka Bazaz(female), Syed Aasim Bukahri, Sheikh Faheem, Tanzeel Khan, Mukhtar Ahmed, Mohammed Akeel, Ubaidullah Pandit and Syed Wajid Aalam.
(from right to left): Azka Bazaz, Sheikh Faheem, Tanzeel Khan, Syed Aasim Bukhari Mukhtar Ahmed, Mohammed Akeel, Ubaidullah Pandit and Syed Wajid Aalam.

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Regards,
Tanzeel Khan
Firefox Student Ambassador, Club Lead of Kashmir Mozilla Club
And a proud Mozillian!!

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