MozConnect with iFest’16

Hi, I’m Mehul Patel and I specialize in Information Technology and Services. I’m passionate about what I do, and I love to help people. Nothing is more fulfilling than being part of a team with similar interests.

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Purpose : This is the first time Mozilla will participate with i.Fest’16 – Thanks to Mozilla Gujarat Community! The fest will involve students and tech enthusiasts from all over the city and state.

About Event :  i.Fest’16 – Augmented Reality aims at providing a platform for budding engineers to showcase their talent and inculcate the valuable skill of innovation. This new technology, called Augmented Reality, blurs the line between what’s real and what’s computer-generated by enhancing what we see, hear, feel and smell. This is the first time Mozilla will participate with them – Thanks to Mozilla Gujarat Community! The fest will involve students and tech enthusiasts from all over the city and state.

What is Activate Mozilla Community ?

Activate Mozilla Community is a significant campaign with four focus initiatives. It supports the current organizational goals by entrusting someone on how he can start participating on the web and build web a better place to live in. It also encourages mobilization of one’s community by predominantly focusing on special initiatives like development on Rust, WebVR, testing as well as non-technical ones like Maker Party and privacy policy.Read More »

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MozConnect with OWASP

Hi, I’m Mehul Patel and I specialize in Information Technology and Services. I’m passionate about what I do, and I love to help people. Nothing is more fulfilling than being part of a team with similar interests.

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Purpose: To Aware people  about cyber security and ethical hacking to involve as many as people we can to aware them about privacy, cyber crimes,secure browsing , application security , open source tool and technologies.

Organizer : Mehul Patel, Mozilla Reps.   & Viral Pramar, OWASP Chapter Leader.

Reps Event Page : https://reps.mozilla.org/e/mozconnect-with-owasp/

OWASP official Page : https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Gandhinagar

Planning Pad : https://public.etherpad-mozilla.org/p/MozConnect_with_OWASP_Gandhinagar_2016

Drive Link (Photos) : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxN_nhsqGMQ0YzBxNU5LMl9iSjA

Mozilla Mission :

Our mission is to ensure the Internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all. An Internet that truly puts people first, where individuals can shape their own experience and are empowered, safe and independent.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/about/

About OWASP :

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a worldwide not-for-profit charitable organization focused on improving the security of software. Our mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations are able to make informed decisions. OWASP is in a unique position to provide impartial, practical information about AppSec to individuals, corporations, universities, government agencies and other organizations worldwide. Operating as a community of like-minded professionals, OWASP issues software tools and knowledge-based documentation on application security.

It’s a tradition in India to light a lamp first before starting any auspicious events…
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POP-UP Meet Ahmedabad, Gujarat – July 2016

Hi, I’m Mehul Patel and I specialize in Information Technology and Services. I’m passionate about what I do, and I love to help people. Nothing is more fulfilling than being part of a team with similar interests.

Purpose: Meet Teach and hang together to build a better community, discuss all the things which we are doing and planing our future activities

Organizer : Mehul Patel

Reps Event Page : https://reps.mozilla.org/e/pop-up-meet-ahmedabad-gujarat/

Planning Pad : https://public.etherpad-mozilla.org/p/Mozilla_Community_POP-UP_Meet_Ahmedabad

Agenda : Click Here

This was unplanned meetup, from last 2 months we Mozilla Gujarat continuously growing and many new students joined us so they contentiously pinged me asking for to arrange small meetup so they can get involved with Mozilla, some from others cities and I really appreciate their excitement to get involved with us so as per that I thought this is the time to have a monthly meetup for discus about past events progress feedback’s and future plans. This meetup was offline+online so students from other cities can also join us.

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Mozilla Community POP-UP Meet Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

Hi, I’m Mehul Patel and I specialize in Information Technology and Services. I’m passionate about what I do, and I love to help people. Nothing is more fulfilling than being part of a team with similar interests.

 

Purpose: Meet Teach and hang together to build a better community, discuss all the things which we are doing and planing our future activities

Organizer : Mehul Patel

Reps Event Page : https://reps.mozilla.org/e/mozilla-community-pop-up-meet-ahmedabad/

Planning Pad : https://public.etherpad-mozilla.org/p/Mozilla_Community_POP-UP_Meet_Ahmedabad

 

Agenda : 

  1. Discuss and Planning Future events 
  1. Event proposal, formats & its structure design for more improvement 
  1. Build Task Force – Community Design, Structure & Roles.
  1. Planning for Take Back The Web campaign
  1. Feedback 

 

From very long time I wanted to have one meetup with Mozillinas from Gujarat, because after Maker Fest 2016 I got to know that there is community over here and it was established in may be almost before 2 years. Some mozillinas met us in Maker Fest & Avishakar 2016 and they asked for us to guide them so they can grow the community. After that Me and Ankit Mehata has started to guide them virtually.
But there is need to of one personal meetup but due to tight scheduled can’t make it out, but as I came here so FSA from Gujarat contacted me and they want me to come and arrange one meetup. I really like that they are pretty excited for growing community, and about this type to concern I’m anytime ready to guide/help.

Actually after Maker Fest I have already studied Mozilla Gujarat structure, the way community work, social media approach, etc.

I decided to first make one proper structure of community and in meetup everybody agreed the points.

I have given some suggestions  as per below which we will need to work on first,

  1. Community Website : It was look like only for blogger site, so decided to re-develop the same site with proper design which having all information related to community and contributors so if any new member/FSA want  any information or want to contact so they can easily do that from there.
  2.  Social Media & Marketing
  3. Event Management
  4. Documentation
  5. Creativity / Graphics

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Introduction – Hive India Avishkar 2016

Hi, I’m Mehul Patel and I specialize in Information Technology and Services. I’m passionate about what I do, and I love to help people. Nothing is more fulfilling than being part of a team with similar interests.

 

I’d like to share my story that how it happens : 

In the month of January I visited at Maker Fest 2016 as Mozilla volunteer to represent Mozilla. That was a 3 days of event  with attendees  of students 3000+.  We specially focused to privacy & security and I was leading in that. Maker fest impact was great. Many of students came to us and really happy to saw that they also wants to be part of Mozilla, but they don’t know where to start? This is the question. After having much conversation with them also got that there was a community in Ahmedabad but we didn’t hear about such community exists, so as being responsible mozillian we have decided to help & guide them with proper way so they can also grow. I thought to give some to name to it so that will keep inspire Gujarat people and here name came in my mind, “Grow Gujarat“.  After proposing  this name, I’m glad that everyone loved it.

In that event as I told maker fest impact was great and due to good communication of mine with people I got some contacts, leads for plan future events for students in Ahmedabad. AVISHKAR is one of the result

How this planned ? 

To be honest 1st ever i faced too much of problems while make it happen, I will tell you how! I have contacted our nearest reps and I gave this leads to them before 1 & half month ago, because in our reps program if we need to organize any event we need to inform before this much of days for filling budget,swags request & all. Apart from that Whole things I managed like, to communicate with College team, organizing team, planning agenda, things needed in events,etc.  But after this much of mine efforts many things are lacking due to lack of communication with reps, I did contacted them, dropped messages many times but as they were busy so they couldn’t help us. And, there has been only 10 days left and got a message from reps people that they didn’t look at this events due to they don’t have time, even they didn’t create reps event page, etc so at the end they did nothing. I was very let down by this.

Now the situation is, the students from Gujarat is very excited that we coming there, specially me because I got a call from many students each day and having a conversation of more than hour daily. They all really wants to know about Mozilla and their program, I really appreciated their passion for Mozilla, we actually need this type of people and I don’t want to let them down or lose them, especially when they more expecting from me! This is a proud moment for me!

Then, I immediately contacted some more reps from Pune and they helped me get things in place but as it was already late even they couldn’t do much, more often they guided us with the path forward and encouraged to go ahead.

Next, I met Akshay Sonawane who is very good technical guy from Nashik and equally passionate like me, so we have started to planning for this event with the agenda’s first. Finally, we have taken this on our head and we know will make it much better.

Actually, not just as a responsible mozillian but as i have promised to them and I know & saw their passion so, me & Akshay have decided to go to the event at our own cost. If by spending some money we can get some passionate students to world so that’s worth for us! 🙂

Left with only create an event on reps portal, Great thanks to Ankit Mehta who had contacted us from the front and asked me for create the event for us. He had made it within 10 minutes, even he has requested swags as well as need it.

Motto of sharing this story with you is, don’t wait for anyone when you are on to do good work. Take the decision at right time & believe in yourself. And trust me this will give you a so much of positiveness, leadership power and also give boost to do more such good work for the society.

This how this happens.

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#WeRunWithFirefox – Grow Firefox download in Indian Languages-Pilot campaign Nashik!

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Hi, I’m Mehul Patel and I specialize in Information Technology and Services. I’m passionate about what I do, and I love to help people. Nothing is more fulfilling than being part of a team with similar interests.

About Event : 

To spread Localized Firefox in India, Mozilla India Localization community is hosting a pan-India campaign for Hindi & Marathi. The campaign run from 2nd Oct to 1st Nov. To show users that Firefox is available in their language we are creating a campaign that helps fans of Firefox invite the people in their networks to download Firefox. We are creating unique, sharable pieces of content that are humorous, insightful and topical to get the conversation and activities started.

Organizer : Mehul Patel

Organizer Reps Portal : https://reps.mozilla.org/e/grow-firefox-download-campaign-in-indian-languages-pilot/

Reps Portal : https://reps.mozilla.org/e/grow-firefox-download-in-indian-languages-pilot-campaign-nashik/

 

What is Firefox

  • Firefox is the trusted Web browser of choice for hundreds of millions of people around the world.
  • Firefox puts you in control of your online life and puts everything you need in a personal and customized Web experience.
  • We believe the Web should be accessible to all so we make Firefox for Windows, Mac and Linux and localize it in around 90 languages with help from the global Mozilla community.
  • Firefox has a streamlined and extremely intuitive design to let you focus on any content, app or website – a perfect balance of simplicity and power.

#WeRunWithFirefox 

We always tried to our best to reach out the people, so 1st time ever this new thing we have initiated that, we target the people’s from different industries like medical, stationery, photo studio, cyber cafe, printing press, etc. Me and my team have made small groups so at the same time we can reach out many people’s and will let them better understand about Firefox and its better use.  Each day we go to meet different industry peoples so we can take feedback from individual and will make it better.
We target Firefox to download on Desktops, Laptops, Android Phones, OS Like, Windows,MAC,Linux,etc.

I was thinking to give some name to this initiative so that it will inspire others to do the same thing in their region/area and this chain will be work continuously not only for this particular period of time campaign but also whole year. This seems to be running event for all of us to do campaign for #Firefox so why don’t we named it #WeRunWithFirefox, the word itself tell everything.

When I have share this name on my 1st Facebook post to let my other community members know about this initiative, and when they read about this they all loved it, many members pinged me personally and they all appreciated the name given.Read More »

#TeachTheKids – St Francis High School, Nashik

Hi, I’m Mehul Patel and I specialize in Information Technology and Services. I’m passionate about what I do, and I love to help people. Nothing is more fulfilling than being part of a team with similar interests.

Mozilla Club :

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Our motto is to enable people from all age groups and professions to be a part of making awesome things on the web. We teach all to develop their web literacy skills by spreading awareness and teaching the skills required to develop the web. To do so, we go to school, colleges, offices and any public spaces to teach them about the open source technologies.#MozClubNashik

 

Description :

#TeachTheKids is an initiative which aims at educating school kids about the basics of Computers, Internet and other similar stuff, in a fun and interactive way. This is also mainly concentrated on small schools with fewer facilities. The scope of this could be extended by forming Webmaker School Clubs.

 An initiative to bring exposure to school kids about the web.

Date & Time :

21st Oct. 2015 at 2p.m.

Venue :

St Francis High School,

Near Chetana Nagar Garden, Chetana nagar, Rane Nagar, Nashik, Maharashtra 422009

Members: 

  1. Mehul Patel(Organizer & Speaker)
  2. Jitesh Patil

Attendees :

200+ students

Agenda :

  • What is Computer ? and its parts?
  • What is difference between Desktop & Laptop?
  • What is an Internet? How it works?

This school called me 3+ times but due to some work so I can’t go there, last week I got a call from them again, this time I have decided that I’m going for sure, so date was finalized and I was also eagerly waiting to meet some new enthusiast kids.

Finally day was came, This was best day of my life because 1st time 2 little kids welcome me by giving me flower bouquet, thank you & welcome card.

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#TeachTheKids – Malatibai Kulkarni Vidhyalay, Nashik

Hi, I’m Mehul Patel and I specialize in Information Technology and Services. I’m passionate about what I do, and I love to help people. Nothing is more fulfilling than being part of a team with similar interests.

Mozilla Club :

MozClubNashik

Our motto is to enable people from all age groups and professions to be a part of making awesome things on the web. We teach all to develop their web literacy skills by spreading awareness and teaching the skills required to develop the web. To do so, we go to school, colleges, offices and any public spaces to teach them about the open source technologies.#MozClubNashik

Description :

#TeachTheKids is an initiative which aims at educating school kids about the basics of Computers, Internet and other similar stuff, in a fun and interactive way. This is also mainly concentrated on small schools with fewer facilities. The scope of this could be extended by forming Webmaker School Clubs.

 An initiative to bring exposure to school kids about the web.

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#TeachTheKids at Orphanage, Nashik

Hi, I’m Mehul Patel and I specialize in Information Technology and Services. I’m passionate about what I do, and I love to help people. Nothing is more fulfilling than being part of a team with similar interests.

This was totally a unplanned event. Our Mozilla Reps Vishal planed to visit Orphanage situated at Trimbakeshwer,Nashik. And he convinced all the mozillians to join this event. As we are not to much prepared for agenda therefore we just bought some chart papers and markers.

Here I’m ready!

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After reaching there we plane some agenda for them:

Agenda:

  1. How to introduce themselves in English
  2. Why studies are important
  3. What are computers? Difference between a desktop and Laptop
  4. Hardware- software
  5. Discussion about what they wont to be in future and guidance for that.
  6. what is the web
  7. how they can connect with others in the world using the web
  8. how they can find study materials from the internet
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#TeachTheKids – Maker Party, Nashik

Hi, I’m Mehul Patel and I specialize in Information Technology and Services. I’m passionate about what I do, and I love to help people. Nothing is more fulfilling than being part of a team with similar interests.

Mozilla Club :

MozClubNashik

Our motto is to enable people from all age groups and professions to be a part of making awesome things on the web. We teach all to develop their web literacy skills by spreading awareness and teaching the skills required to develop the web. To do so, we go to school, colleges, offices and any public spaces to teach them about the open source technologies.#MozClubNashik

Date & Time :

25th July 2015 at 9a.m.

Venue :

Mahanagar Palika School No 36, Dindori naka, Panchavati, Nashik

Event Link 

Members: 

  1. Mehul Patel(Organizer)
  2. Mayur Patil
  3. Akash Jobanputra
  4. Deepak Patel
  5. Nikita Pawar
  6. Rahul Parakh
  7. Ronit Jadhav
  8. Vishwa Patel
  9. Manju Arya
  10. Shree Borse

 

Mozilla Nashik Community started this year’s Maker Party festival by hosting a event in the poor municipal school. This school was so backward that it didn’t even have computers for the students. So these students had no or very less knowledge about computers or the Internet. So we made the event agenda as simple as possible. We tried to cover all simple topics.Read More »