Mozilla Bangladesh's event at Institute of Science and Technology



We (Mozilla Bangladesh) held an event at the Institute of Science and Technology(IST) Campus, Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 26th January 2013

Audience:
The event was open for all. We created a Facebook event page to start the crowd gathering. During the event, there was approx. 60 attendees including IST faculties, 3 Mozilla Reps and some active community members. The volunteers decorated the venue (IST Auditorium) with Mozilla banners, balloons, posters.

Intro:
Firefox OS and apps have been the talk of the town during the whole January in Bangladesh. Both Bengali and English Newspapers [1]-[3] were covering the news. So our event's key topic was "Firefox OS and apps development". The Talking points -

Mashkawat Ahsan:
Mozilla mission, Mozilla projects & technologies (bugzilla, Webmaker, SpiderMonkey etc.), Bangladesh Community, contributor engagement, how to contribute, Q&A sessions. Slide link: http://www.mediafire.com/view/?c5j73d0yljzyl38

Shafiul Azam:
Kickstarting Firefox OS Apps Development: Beginner's Guide for starting development of open web apps ( Intro Firefox OS, Apps, Organization, Tools, Sample apps creation, OS Simulator, Marketplace submission, Tips & Tricks, Q&A sessions. Slide link: http://shafiul.github.com/slides/kickstart_fxos.html

Aniruddha Adhikary:
Introduction to Mozilla Developer Network and valid markup (documentation, examples, best practices), Q&A sessions. Slide link: http://www.rvl.io/aniruddha/introduction-to-mdn-and-valid-markup

Event Objective:
#Short-term: Awareness of the Mozilla projects, open web, applications, standards, share guidelines so that they can start building apps.
#Long-term: Arrange open web hackathon in Bangladesh, involve the local professional and armature developers.

Anticipation:
Thanks to all the participants to keep our event warm with their anticipation [4]. It was great to be with them. Special thanks to IST authority for giving us opportunity to host the event and Md. Al-Amin Opu and his friends, Mozillian Safwan Rahman for help us coordinate the event smoothly. At the end of sessions, we chit-chat with snack packs and give away Mozilla swag :)

Thanks for reading this through.

FaceBook page: http://www.facebook.com/events/455370757861644/
Mozilla Event page: https://reps.mozilla.org/e/mozcampaign-ist/
Tweet: https://twitter.com/mozillaBD/status/295114207479857152
Event photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ahsanbd/sets/72157644009815323/
[1] http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=266509
[2] http://eprothomalo.com/contents/2013/2013_01_27/content_zoom/2013_01_27_15_5_b.jpg
[3] http://bangla.bdnews24.com/tech/article582293.bdnews
[4] http://t.co/38Ebu2nS

Mashkawat Ahsan

Mozilla Reps mentor, Mozillian, Tech activist, wikipedian, internet marketer, blogger, art lover.

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