Monday, 14 October 2013

Maker Party with a Shepherd

Hello Webmakers,

Today I'd like to share about the small Webmaker event hosted by me along with Ajay, Maniraj with a Shepherd and his son in my college who has driven his sheep herd for grazing.


Angadi (Sheep Market) is a place where all the shepherds bring their sheep to sell at one place on a particular day and people come to buy sheep for their needs (Especially on festivals like Bakrid). Each village has one day allocated in warangal region and shepherds bring their sheeps to sell accordingly.

As Bakrid (Eid - Ul - Zuha) Muslim festival is on 16th of this month:

Many people do not know when Angadi is in a particular village, what is the maximum price one can afford to buy a sheep etc. Many of them gets confused. This is a make made by Shepherd in a Maker Party who want to know people when and where the angadi will be and how much cost one should afford on a particular sheep in Warangal region.

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Sunday, 22 September 2013

Maker Party in a Birthday Party

Today it was a special day for me, I was very happy, super excited to celebrate one of our webmaker Hitesh's birthday party planned by my juniors. We (Me,Ajay, Maniraj, Hitesh, Bharath, Santhosh, Vineeth, Abdul GhaniSudheer and Manoj) all thought of celebrating it in a restaurant which was a usual thing for us, then got an idea why not having a Maker Party in a birthday Party. All of us planned all of a sudden and arrived to Fort Warangal which has historic importance and as it was a Sunday, many people would visit the Fort!!

We all gathered by 11 am, and planned what to do and how to do. First we all invited the people who were present in the Kush Mahal (one of the buildings of Fort Warangal) while cake cutting in order to attract them and let them participate in Maker Party, everybody sung the birthday song and greeted birthday boy Hitesh. Cake was distributed among all, after that it was a time to start the Maker Party.

At that time we had a 10 years old kid and a guide of Kush Mahal who was of  68 years old. We were divided into groups, I and Ajay went to 68 years old grand father 'Mallesham'. Abdul Ghani and Vineeth Reddy started interacting with 10 years kid 'Raju' and rest of them were in search of new people coming in!! When we started interacting with them, we discovered that there is no signal for internet. There was no other option for us except to tell him about the history of computer, it's uses, story of web and Mozilla, our mission and about the webmaker project. After telling them the mission of Web Maker Project he felt very happy with the awesome work our community is doing. I have shown them pictures of Maker Party which we hosted in warangal, Grandfather also wanted to create a page, so I used notepad editor and made him to write his name, his profession and about his family. After seeing his name in the browser happiness was blooming in his face.He also wanted old telugu songs to be loaded in his mobile, Ajay told how the songs could be loaded in a mobile using the memory card from a computer, he loaded grand father's  favourite songs and made grandfather so happy...:)

Vineeth started showing the kid about the basics of internet, how to start using Firefox Browser, he told about email, facebook etc. It was Hitesh who managed in getting the crowd, in few time,good crowd gathered around us,there were auto drivers who joined us in the Maker Party, Maniraj and Santhosh told about the story of Mozilla, why we are here and what we wanted them to do, as there was no internet, they told about the Mozilla Community.

We also had an on-sight photographer present at kushmahal, he also joined us in the maker party, Bharath, Sudheer and Manoj did the same job which we were doing. He told that every Sunday there will be many people coming here and he wanted us to come every sunday and host Maker Parties..:) Finally Sudheer distributed Firefox Stickers to all of them.

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Sunday, 8 September 2013

Firefox OS App Days Wgl

NIT Warangal in coordinating with Mozilla Club Warangal has successfully hosted "Firefox OS App Days", the first ever kind of 24 hours over night hackathon in Mozilla India Community on 17th August,2013.Sudheesh, Mozillian from NIT W was the main organizer for the event on NIT W behalf , where in I was the Organizer on Mozilla's behalf.Jaipradeesh, Srikar, Devendra Dora, Jayanth, Sai Kiran, Srikanth ,Hema, Hitesh, Rahman, Ajay,Hemanth,Maniraj,Bhargav and Kranthi were all the Rep and Mozillian Attendees for the event.

The Event started with an Introduction to Firefox OS, why it is important to build apps for Firefox OS and how to earn money out of it by Sudheesh and then Jai gave an introduction on b2g project, clearly explained what gaia and geecko means, and also introduced Firefox OS MDN. There were newbies in html5 but who had a great interest in making apps for Firefox OS. For them Sudheesh took a session on basic tags of html5 and Devendra Dora a Mozillian from NIT W took a session on CSS3. Now all the participants were familiar with building basic web page and then I took a chance to Introduce Mozilla Web Maker Project, introduced the most popular tool "Thimble" of  Web Maker Project. Later I introduced the various ways to get involved in Mozilla.

Delicious lunch was arranged by NIT W, every one had their belly full of lunch and returned back to the hall to develop apps. In the next 2 hours after lunch, participants came to an idea on what app to build and how to build. Jai and Sudheesh were continuously helping the participants in building the web apps, API's etc. The hackathon continued till 8 pm and then again it was time to have dinner. All the participants had their dinner and came back to the hall by 9:30 pm.

An informative talk by Prof. Anjaneyulu DRDO Resource Person, Professor at NIT W was given a presentation on Open Source and it's importance in real world. Sir also gave good suggestions to the students which boosted their enthusiasm towards their Open Web App Development for Firefox OS. Muted BAT MAN movie was played from Mid Night in order to not to disturb the serious developers.The hackathon continued till morning 7 am. 
Participants tested their apps till morning on Emulators and also on Dreamulators (A new word invented for those who emulated their apps in their dreams..:) ).

Before moving to break fast, Sudheesh and Jayanth from NIT W have explained a detailed step by step procedure to push their apps on to github and made participants feel happy and proud for their first open source application available in their repositories. Then all of us moved to have breakfast, then after their was apps showcase, Great news was that we expected 8- 10 apps but the outcome was around 23 apps. A professor from NIT W was the main judge for the apps, where in best three apps were selected based on their UI,Creativity and Social Cause.

List of Apps:
1.Shop now
2.Movie imdb
7.Tic tac toe
9.Incredible india
10.Warangal & Techno jits
11.Programming c guide
12.Geek clock + rock paper
13.My links + clicks 
14.Donate blood
17.Mentor's pal
18.Hack protection 
19.Love calc
20.Profile management
22.Sms bomber

This is the first event in the history of Mozilla Club Warangal which was a huge and huge success. Kudo's to Sudheesh, Jayanth, Jai,SaiKiran and Srikar for putting their lot of efforts and for making this event a huge success.


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Monday, 22 July 2013

MozIgnite Vizag @ GITAM University

MozIgnite Vizag, the first event in the city of Vizag was held at GITAM University Andhra Pradesh,India which was organized by Vikas Reddy, Firefox Student Ambassador of the university. I and Sujith Reddy (fellow Mozilla Rep) were invited to inaugurate Gitam's Firefox Club and to give awareness sessions on getting involved with Mozilla Projects and Firefox Student Ambassador's Program.

The event started with the inauguration followed by the speech by Principal of Gitam, who motivated the students towards joining of Firefox Student Ambassador's Program which helps the students to build leadership qualities to become good entreprenuers.

The audience turn over was overwhelming 400+ — the organizers had to filter the attendees for accommodation issues — as they stated. Kudos to Vikas Reddy and his team, for making the reach of the event so huge!

This G Studio team of Gitam did an amazing job by covering the whole event in their camera's.

After the Inauguration, Sujith has given a Keynote on FOSS and Open Web then I covered the Story of Mozilla,glance on how to Get Involved with different projects of mozilla, a session on Localization and on Firefox Affiliates Program. The audience got a chance to witness the new Firefox OS Phone.The sessions ended with demonstration on Firefox OS and Webmaker Project by Sujith and 2 Firefox Flicks Videos by the Flicks team of Gitam.

Please find the images of the event here:
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Hashtags on facebook and twitter: #mozignite_vizag.
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Sunday, 23 June 2013

Maker Party @Shopkeeper Venu's Residence

I’m so very excited to share my experience on the makerparty which  I  hosted at shopkeeper A.Venu's Residence. The main intention to host this event was to make him and his children know about the web by remixing few of the webmaker projects but the event turned out beyond my expectation.

I started the event with an introduction to webmaker. First I taught them the basics of html. Then Shopkeeper Venu asked me can we have a webpage for my shop?? Why Not..!! I said. His children were too active. His son Sachin who is studying 8th Standard took a snap of their shop while his daughter Supriya who is studying 7th Standard started writing the list of items that are present in their shop to include in their web page.

Meanwhile I made a basic structure of webpage to their shop which includes their shop image,list of Items present in their shop and added a bit of CSS. Sachin started uploading the pictures on the web,grabbing the link of it and putting it in the syntax of img tag and then Supriya started typing the list of items in Google Transliteration then copy,pasting the text in the editor.

Shopkeeper and his wife Shobha Rani were feeling so happy by seeing their children creating a webpage to their shop. They too took part in webmaking by adding an image of their family and writing about them.

Hitesh Firefox Student Ambassador joined the event and helped children to make an attractive webpage. Finally got the complimentary Krackjack Biscuit Packet from their Shop...:)

Here is the link of flickr:

Here is the link of make made by Shopkeepr and his family:

Here is the link of the feedback given by Shopkeeper's children:

Saturday, 20 April 2013


It's time for every body to know about Spoken Tutorial Project which is promoting Free Open Source Software all over India. The Spoken Tutorial project is about teaching and learning a particular Free and Open Source Software like Linux, Scilab, LaTeX, Python, PHP & MySQL, Drupal, Java, C/C++, Libre Office and many more by organizing a 2 hours free workshop through the video tutorials recorded by Spoken Tutorial Team IIT Bombay. After completing the workshop in about two hours, students can revise the tutorials and one can go for the online Spoken Tutorial certification exam on the particular Free and Open Source Software.

I thank my college management for accepting the proposal of Resource Center for Spoken Tutorial Project. Jayamukhi has Inaugurated Resource Center for Spoken Tutorial Project  on 15th April, 2013.

Jayamukhi will always be first in taking this kind of initiatives for the benefit of students all over the Andhra Pradesh. In Jayamukhi, The training workshops have started in the month of March 2013 and around 200 students from our college have enjoyed the trainings conducted in over 8 batches. Special thanks to Mr. Raj Kumar Sir who helped me in conducting the workshops. As a Resource Center, Jayamukhi wishes to contribute towards IT literacy and make India IT Literate. 

In the next 3 months, JITS Resource Center has decided to spread Spoken Tutorial Project for 50 Engineering, Polytechnic and Secondary Schools all over the Andhra Pradesh Region.

I thank Shyama Mam for promoting me as Self Workshop Promoter for Andhra Pradesh Region and visiting warangal for Inauguration Function. It was my pleasure to be with Syama Mam for the whole day. I'm proud to be a student of JITS which helped me in growing my leadership skills apart from my academics.

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Monday, 1 April 2013

Event Debrief - MozMantra'13

Mozilla Club Warangal has successfully hosted MozMantra'13 as the celebration of 15 years of mozilla on 30th March, 2013 and committed to host it every year. The total number of attendees who attended the event this year are 122.

The event started with an introductory session on open source and openweb by me.  As per the schedule Hema has given the session on products of Mozilla which made the audience to get to know about the products as most of the people associate Mozilla with only Firefox (because of less time she couldn't show the demo of each product).  Later I just gave an introduction on mailing list, irc then after I gave brief introduction on all the projects present in getting involved page of Mozilla (

After this suddenly out of 122 students, 5 students left off by giving their valuable feedback as satisfactory.then Ajay Jogawath has given a session on Webmaker followed by Srikar Ananthulsa's session on WebFwd catched the attention of the audience with the cool video shown by him and he encouraged the participants towards WebFwd scout.  After that a session by Anil kumar on Project NeMo with a demo on how to edit wiki by me was presented. Though the rats were growling in the stomach's of participants they  listened the session with patience.

After the lunch A session on WebDevelopment by Sudheesh Singanamalla has described about what is Internet, how the web is built using Html,CSS and JavaScript. This session added beauty to the event. Hema has given a session on Marketing Stragegies which can be played with mozilla which made most of the students interested to get involved in marketing side then a session on localization by Abhishek has been carried out. Participants has enjoyed his session as he is a newbie getting started with l10n and some of his friends asked him tricky questions which he couldn't reply then I've answered to their questions.

After Abhishek's session of localization, Maniraj has demonstrated about the Firefox Flicks Competition and has shown the cool 5 videos which were selected in previous firefox flicks competition. I've shown the career opportunities at mozilla ( and then introduced Fireox Student Ambassadors Program, about how to become official volunteer of Mozilla i.e  about 
Official Mozillian and about Mozilla Reps Program. Ice Breaking session by Shashank Rao made the audience to roll on the floor and laugh..:v .

MozMantra'13 made a mantra on the Senior Mozilla Club Warangal Members and made them to join us at the event (Saikiran,Abhimithra Surabhi, Dhapu Srivani & Deepika Deepu). We all discussed about the next activities that can be carried in Mozilla Club Warangal.

We asked the participants to give the feedback on the stage, a student of JITS 'Ravula Rajesh' said that this is the first event in my life which I ever attended and listened till the end, thanx to the team members of MozMantra'13 foe bringing Mozilla awareness among us. A Student from NIT W 'Devendra Kumar Dora' said that: "MozMantra'13 has given good knowledge on getting involved with mozilla and I'm interested in coding, I will surely contribute my part in it". Another student from Vaagdevi Engineering College said that: "He got an awareness on firefox os and want to develop apps for it". Finally we distributed the goodies to each and every participant

The event wrapped up with a melodious telugu song "priyatama.. ne nechata kushalama...nee vachata kusahalamey..." sung by Mr. Shashank is still playing in my mind.

I thank the Mozilla Reps "Srikar Ananthula" and "Hema Bhanu Priya" who were present as Rep Attendees for the event and made it successful. I thank Kranthi for capturing the event in the lens of his cam and helped me in uploding the pics on to the flickr. I thank Manoj and Saikanth who has helped me to get the permission from the Deen of NIT W to make this event happen in their campus. I couldn't have done this event without the support of Rahman who helped me in making the ground work for the event. He acted as a treasurer for this event and Hemanth who has taken the step forward to look after the technical issues.  A special thanks to the all the volunteers Bhargav, Sujith, Shashi, Hitesh, Swetha, Sampoorna, Mithuna, Srujana and all others who helped me directly or indirectly for making the event so successfull.

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