On the Path to Success Always lies big O’s ,
Some read them as Obstacles and ,others read them as Opportunities.
This time I got opportunity to be a speaker in one of the great Mozilla Event “MozAge” at NIIT University Neemrana (Rajasthan). Being the Core contributor of Mozilla Delhi Community I was shortlisted to Speak and take Workshop on Webmaker Tools – Thimble and X-ray Goggles .I always enjoy spreading Mozilla Mission in whatever way it is because there is an Internal beauty and cause hidden behind the Shared mission and Global Community of Mozillians all over the world working together .
We ,Mozillians from different regions had met at Iffco Chowk,Gurgaon and set off for the journey to NIIIT University Neemrana from Gurgaon .We got late due to huge traffic jam in Gurgaon ,so we took some snacks for all of us and landed on the University Campus @ around 12 am. During the journey also I had lot of things going on in my mind as I was going to speak first time being the Mozillian in front of huge no. of audience and i don’t want it to be the last . I wanted to do something special , So that the faith ,the Mozilla Leads Mr. Anup, Ajay and Bhuvnesh have shown towards me, would stay forever.
After reaching there ,We are welcomed by the Energetic students there who were really excited for the Event . We settled down ,got refreshed and conducted a small meeting with Students, who had planned this Event, to discuss about the whole agenda of the Event day .
After finalizing the agenda we went for sleep so that we could wake up fully refreshed for the coming meetup with Students.
Here comes the Beautiful Morning with the early tinge of sun rays marked the beginning of the my Journey to NIIT University Neemrana .Believing in Mozilla’s mission i stepped up and accepted the challenge as Opportunity 🙂 .
After taking healthy breakfast we started for the Auditorium. Here we reached . Wow ,The auditorium was looking beautiful . An Inaugural Ceremony took place where the college authorities welcomed us .
Finally the commencement of proceedings started and Anup and Ajay took the stage for the first sesssion.They gave Introduction about the event “MozAge” and introduced Mozilla Representatives who went as a team for the event.
Thereafter Anup and Ajay started with the first session “Introduction to Mozilla & its Mission”. We guided students about Mozilla’s Mission and showed them a path how they can start contributing for the same and introduced about our local community Mozilla Delhi (Mozpacers).
Then an Awesome Womoz Session was taken by Pushpita (Womoz lead in Mozpacers) ,She explained and talked about the Women Empowerment in Mozilla .Also introduced about Mozilla’s Executive Chairwoman “Mitchel Baker” .Women present in the Auditorium then got excited about contributing in Mozilla Community .
Following this Kunal and Harsh grab the stage to start first Workshop on Security .Harsh introduced some security concepts interacted with the students .After that Kunal started the hands on Workshop showing students live code and Vulnerablities in the Code Scripting and how they could remove those Vulnerabilities from your code in any language. Also he awarded students with some swags who answered his questions correct. The Workshop was ended with a great round of Applause by audience. Then we had a lunch break of around 25 minutes ,took lunch .
After Lunch It was mine Workshop and i was little nervous but after taking food and refreshment ,I got ready for my workshop with my fellow mozillians Saurabh and Kanika. I started the Thimble and X-ray Goggles Workshop showing one Video and asking some questions to students.Then moving Forward I introduced Webmaker and What its core Purpose and then Saurabh made audience understand Web Literacy Map and the phases it includes so beautifully .My Coordination with Saurabh had become so good that we comfortably switched to each other Topics without any glitch 🙂 .
After then I introduced and guided about X-ray Goggles Tool ,What is it used for .Kanika had shown them the Live demo of building a “X-ray Goggles Make” also .Students also asked some questions and so the environment made really cool and interactive .I also distributed some cool Swags who answered my Questions and also presented their own X-rayGoggles makes at that time . Then I had given Mike to Saurabh to give introduction about Thimble and show them the Live demo on How to Use Thimble . Then after demo i asked students to explore thimble Features which we have not told them yet . Students were really innovative and explored a lot of features there . After that me Saurabh and Kanika ended that workshop again with one Video “Are you a Mozillian” EveryOne shouted at the end of the Video “Yes I am A Mozillian” “Yes I am the Maker of the Web Now” .Then i realized “Yes Chirag you have done it” 🙂 .
Then Event got continued by Bhuvnesh on “Webmaker for Android” .He explained The Concept behind Webmaker for android and showed live presentation of the steps on How anybody can Participate on the Web With this Application and We Mozpacers got Successful again spreading the Mozilla Mission in NIIT University.
After Event we also distributed Trophy’s and Certificates who won in the different events (Codethalon,Treasure hunt etc.) conducted by the Event Organizers.
Then we had a meet with students there who invited us , they asked about how they can form a FSA club in the University and be part of Mozilla.
My Motive for this event was successfully completed and very happily me with my team forbade the University staff and students there and left the venue with some wonderful and unforgettable memories.
For me it was something different. There’s still lot to improve and the determination and the skill set possessed by the Mozilla Delhi team was simply amazing to perceive. It was an awesome event with a lot of interaction and a lot of exposure.Looking forward to organize more events so that I would have always been part of spreading Shared Mission and Awareness about Open Web and the Global Community “Mozilla” .
Thanks to Anup Ajay and Bhuvnesh for giving me such a great Opportunity and showing confidence in my abilities 🙂
Mozilla Rocks !!!