Mozilla Dev Days @ Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi

Mozilla Delhi Community (mozpacers) and Mozilla Campus Club Jamia in collaboration with Department of Computer Science Jamia Millia Islamia organised a workshop on Cross-browser extensions, WebVR and Machine Learning at Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi.

With around 120+ attendees, the hands-on workshop started with an introduction to mozilla and the topics mentioned in the agenda. Head, Department of Computer Science appreciated the Campus Club members for organising the first-of-its-kind workshop in the university and encouraged participants to take full benefit of the event and learn from the resource persons.

The first hands-on session was about Cross-browser extentions held by Trishul Goel. He started with the introduction to add-ons, webextensions and their development.

During the session, participants developed an add-on and also tested it live. The three-hour session ended with QA Round wherein the participants answered questions about web-extensions and were given prizes.

Another session was Machine Learning held by Rajiv Jha and Pranjal Rajan. The session began with an introduction to Python and Machine Learning.

It was a 4-hr long session which ended with Supervised – Hands-on with Regression. The session was very interactive and participants were interested and keen to learn more about the subject who requested the speakers to host one more session on the topic.

WebVR session was held by Tushar Arora. He began with showing participants, the different VR Scenes available online, the ways to create one and the scope of this new technology.

Most of the participants weren’t aware of VR and were keenly listening and noting down the things mentioned by the speaker. The session concluded with creation of a simple WebVR Scene using HTML/CSS.

The workshop ended with the speech of Head of the Department who appreciated the speakers for holding interactive and informative sessions on trending technologies and encouraged the organisers to hold more such workshops in future.

Students who had come from different colleges requested to hold such workshops in their institute as well. Considering the enthusiasm and interest of paricipants to learn the new technologies, we look forward to organising more such events in future.

The workshop wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Trishul Goel who was also one of the speakers. I am thankful to Pushpita Piku Dey who couldn’t attend the workshop in-person but helped a lot in planning the event. MozLove to Shivam Singhal for helping with the promotion of event. I am also thankful to Affan Siddique, Mukhtar Ahmed, Nitin Chaudhary, Mohd. Ahsan Khan, Abdul Moheet, Sandeep Roy, Waseem Ahmad Wani, Shara Rizvi, Bornomoy Bhattacharya, Jatin Sablok and others who gave their time and efforts to make this workshop a success.




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