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Hack Jam @ BCREC

Hello everyone. I am back with my blog.

Mozillians are people who make things.
Moving people from consumption to creation is Mozilla’s goal

My last blog was on KitchenParty@Dgp, which was a small event at my room.
But this time we went for something bigger i.e. A big Maker Party named as Hack Jam @ BCREC.

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Tentative Agenda :

  • Introduction to Mozilla and it’s other project
  • Introduction to Webmaker project
  • Introduction and Demo on FirefoxOS
  • Presentation on HTML5.
  • Presentation on CSS.
  • Paper prototyping – Draw your idea for web/app/popcorn
  • Let’s Party – Hands on session with webmaker tools.
  • Hack the Web with Thimble

Students who will attend this event  included people who are very new webmaking. Mostly Engineering students of Durgapur. Some student from NIT durgapur also accompanied us.

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We started sharp at 10.30 AM onwards in E-learning Studio of our College.
Here is the schedule, how we proceeded with our event.

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10.30AM – 10.50AM

Introduction to Mozilla and it’s other project. Biraj Karmakar

10.50AM – 11.20AM

Introduction to Webmaker project. Umesh Agarwal

11.20AM – 11.40AM

Introduction and Demo on FirefoxOS. Biraj Karmakar

11.40AM – 12.40PM

Presentation on HTML5. Souradeep

12.40 PM – 13.40PM

Presentation on CSS. Subhendu Ghosh 

13.40 PM – 14.40PM

Hands on session with webmaker tools. Team

14.40PM – 14.50PM

Distribution of Mozilla Webmaker swags. Team

15.00PM

End of the party

In today’s event participants were putting great effort to get all the tags. They where smoothly getting the HTML5 and CSS session.

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Hand on on webmaker was cool, as most of them became familiar with webmaker tools.

So I gave them home task to make some remixes   based on thimble and popcorn. Hoping to publish them very soon.

Some published thimble pages by our participants.
By Utpal Kumar : https://utpalk1.makes.org/thimble/proud-to-be-an-indian-cricket-team
By Smriti Roy : https://smriti.makes.org/thimble/remix-of-remix-of-movie-poster-hack

Our volunteers played a vital role, by helping each one.

Here are some of our core volunteers:

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Organizing the event is not a one man job, So this time Biraj Karmakar helped me in organizing this event.

With the effort of each person we were able to accomplish our goal.

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Hoping to organize another Hack Jam very soon.

Cheers!!!

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#kitchenparty@Dgp

Hello all, again back with my blog post.

After the great success of Mozilla Webmaker Event named as #kitchenparty@kgp. I decided to conduct a event in Durgapur.

So, it was  about second Mozilla Webmaker Event named as #kitchenparty@Dgp.

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For those who don’t know what kitchen party  click.

This time I was not alone as organizer, Ravi Kumbhkar of our college helped me to conduct this event.

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As the participants were college students so following was the events:
 1) Warm up with basic knowledge of Web.
 2) Basic knowledge of HTML & CSS.
 3) How we can remix video through Popcorn Maker.
 4) How to Hack the Web with X-Ray Goggles.
 5) How to design a new web page with Thimble.

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So we started with basic knowledge of web, like what are webpages? how they are built? what is the use? etc.

After this warmup activity i told them about popcorn remixing, what is the purpose? How we can remix a video? . I started by explaining them about HTML and  CSS.

I gave them some project based on our upcoming Independence Day, which will soon be on web.

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So, after seeing the excitement of participant we decide to conduct a bigger event in our college i.e. Hack Jam @ BCREC which will be on 26th of this month.

Hoping to get lot of new contributors from this events.

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Thank you for your patience.

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