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Hack Jam 2 @ BCREC

” Awesomeness is not part of Mozilla Durgapur rather its in Mozilla Durgapur

First Kitchen party@Dgp then Hack Jam@BCREC then MakerQuiz@Dgp now it was time for the biggest Mozilla Event in Durgapur Hack Jam 2 @ BCREC.

Lots of registration, lots of work, lots of planning and finally the day came 25th September, the day for Hack Jam 2 @ BCREC.

So in the morning participants started arriving before time to be sure that they don’t miss anything.

After the arrival of all participants and volunteers event started sharp at 11.00 AM.

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First the introduction to Mozilla was given by Avik Ghosh who is one of our newest volunteer.

Then we invited one of our girl winner Devyani from MakerQuiz@Dgp to speak about Mozilla Webmaker.

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After that I continued with different initiatives of Mozilla Webmaker.

My main part was to explain about Popcorn Maker  and then we went with Popcorn hackathon session.

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Now it was time for X-Ray Goggles which was continued by Biraj Karmakar then we went to X-Ray Goggles hackathon session.

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So after two hackathon session it was time for a lunch break.

All were enjoying their lunch, we too had out lunch to gain some more energy to give our best performance in second half of this event.

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In the second half it was time for Mini AppDays.

So Amit Kumar Thakur started the session with introduction to App development and later Biraj Karmakar concluded by explaining about different apps made by him.

Then we started App development hackathon session so that we can give a kick start to everyone.

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Now it was time for most interesting part that is Mozilla Quiz.

I hosted the quiz and I was like a learning session with lots of fun.

Question were easy and interactive most of them was set by Sayan Chowdhury and I added few of my crazy question.

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Participants were awarded with prizes like Mozilla Webmaker T-Shirt, Firefox OS Bags, Mozilla Word-mark Stickers and many more.

So  all of them were happy!!

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We had a special guest from kolkata Sumantro Rijndael Mukherjee who added fun to our event and he was the winner of today’s event because  he answered most of the questions.

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So we concluded the event at 5.00 PM taking feedback from participants.

Then it was time for group photo.

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Then we dispersed with the motive to contribute, learn and teach more and more.

“Awesomeness lies in you and in your work so believe in yourself and perform to become an awesome person!!  “

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MakerQuiz@Dgp

Reviewing the performance is part of efficient learning.

So it was time for reviewing the performance of our participants of HackJam@BCREC.

So for this we decided to take a test on HTML5, CSS3 and Webmaker basics at MakerQuiz@Dgp.

So it was a bit serious but easy test.

All were excited because the winner was going to get Webmaker T-shirt and Firefox OS string bag.

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So, after the arrival of all participants we started the test.

The paper was set by me, which was mixture of different flavors of question.

It included match matrix, fill in the blanks, true and false etc.

If you want o test you-self click but don’t take more than 10 minutes. 🙂

So, coming back to event all were putting their effort to get all correct answer.

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So finally test was over. I told them the correct answer and explained few answer to clarify their queries.

Finally results was out, five girls and five boys were selected.

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But interesting thing was that among boys and girls, one girls went above all with maximum marks.

Then T-Shirt and Bags were awarded to respective participants.

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All were very happy to have those special gifts.

They thanked me for such a great event.

But I want to thank Mozilla Webmaker for such a great support.

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Cheers!!

Hive-India @ Bangalore

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. We imagine what we desire, we will what we imagine, and at last, we create what we will”

So this time it was my second event as a Mozillian and first event as a Mozilla Rep.
It was Hive time in Bangalore i.e. Maker Party Bangalore – Hive Pop-up 2013
Basically it was a big event, So describing each aspect will make my blog a book.
So, keeping it summarized.

The first day was “Train The Trainer Session” in which we went through series of discussion and training.

1) We were asked to point-out improvement to be made with respect to: Want to Learn, Mentoring, Meeting Mozillians etc

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  • Discussion about different aspects of event organization: By Michelle Thorne.
  • Kick start to X-Ray Googles: By Sayak Sarkar.
  • Kick start to Popcorn Maker: By Gauthamraj Elango.
  • Kick start to Thimble: By Ankit Gadgil.

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  • Discussion between partners and organizers.
  • End of first day.

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Now on second day it was going to be a bang on Hive time.
We started early in the morning, making all the arrangements for partners and participants.

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We had different section for learning and practical implementation.
1) 3D printers, which attracted a lot of participants including myself.

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2) Robotrix, like line follower, motion sensor, moving hand etc.

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3) Magical skirts, which glows when someone comes closer.
4) Raspberry Pi, demonstration and hardware implementation.

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5) Implementation of Internet of Things, like glowing shoes,shirt etc.
6) Quadcopters, flying demo which was the main event.

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7) Webmaker section, Thimble, popcorn maker and X-ray Goggles.

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Many more were there which attracted kids, college students, teachers even professionals.
The whole event was going like stream of awesomeness. Every single person were giving their best performance for making Hive India really big and useful.

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So, we concluded the event by a final discussion with the partners for future improvement and collaboration.

Also we went through the outcome of this event by discussion among Mozillians, Reps, Mentors. (Outcome)
So, on whole the event was awesome as it was able to hive many participants, even partners.

Special thanks to jaaga.in Bangalore

Link for  more Images:
Mozilla Webmaker Hive India at Bangalore.

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