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 :

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.

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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Mozilla Summer FSA Camp Reports

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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.

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

Recap :

We have planned for MozCoffee meet-up to discuss and planning for the future event.  Meet-up was at City Center Mall, Nashik on 3rd May 2015.
I was ready with my idea or concept, just waiting to put forward it to my community member so it can be discussed and executed.
Here, I have put my concept about Mozilla Summer FSA Camp and have explained them that how it will be benefited to all new and existing FSA, I was very happy that all of them recognized and appreciated this concept.
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For more about meet-up, Click Here

Reason :  

A successful Student Ambassador is enthusiastic about and familiar with Firefox and Mozilla, experience planning events and organizing school activities, having some programming and Web Literacy can be helpful as well, Ambassadors should be comfortable answering basic questions about Web browsers, Firefox features, Firefox OS and how to get involved with Mozilla. There are many FSA’s who join Mozilla but don’t know about all the contribution areas and the responsibilities associated within those areas.

Purpose : 

Teach FSA about all contribution areas and make them aware about Mozilla and their responsibilities, so that they can contribute and give their best in their particular field of interest.

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AppDaysNashik – MozSummerCamp Month 2nd Week 2

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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 :

12th June 2015 at 12p.m.

Venue :

Sofine colour lab,Opposite to Sagar sweet’s,Beside Titan eye pluse,College Road, Nashik

Members: 

  1. Sidhhartha Rao (Organizer & Speaker )
  2. Omkar Walimbe (Speaker)

Technical Assistance:

  1. Mehu Patel
  2. Akshay Sonawane

Planning Pad :

https://etherpad.mozilla.org/mozsummer-fsa-camp

REPS EVENT LINK:

https://reps.mozilla.org/e/app-day-in-a-box-nashik/

 

Agenda :

The session was divided in 2 parts :
Part I :
1. Motto of AppDays
2. Introduction to FirefoxOS & Marketplace
3. Handson session on HTML/CSS/JS
4. Play game for fun
Part II :
5. Handson AppMaking
6. App Publishing
7. Event Feedback

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MozSummer FSA Camp Month 1st Week 4

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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

 

About the event : 

This event is aimed as a start of MozSummer FSA Camp in Nashik(India). The Event would have Introductory sessions of Firefox and its optimum usage and all about Contribution areas in Mozilla.


Date & Time :

31st May 2015 at 12p.m.

Venue :

Pushpak apt, Pandit colony, Lane no-3, Nashik-422002

Members: 

  1. Mehul Patel (Organizer & Speaker)
  2. Vishal Chavan  (Speaker)

Technical Assistance:

  1. Deepak Patel
  2. Mitesh Pokar

Planning Pad :

https://etherpad.mozilla.org/mozsummer-fsa-camp

REPS EVENT LINK:

https://reps.mozilla.org/e/mozsummer-camp-week-iv/

Agenda :

  • FSA Public Speaking Training
  • Personality Development
  • Feedback Session

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MozSummer FSA Camp Week 1 Day 1st

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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 :

9th May 2015 at 12p.m.

Venue :

Hemkunj,Tapovan road, krishna nagar, panchavati„ Nashik , Maharashtra,India.

Members: 

  1. Mehul Patel (Organizer )
  2. Priya Thakare (Speaker)
  3. Rajkumar Thinge  (Speaker)

Technical Assistance:

  1. Deepak Patel
  2. Mitesh Pokar

Planning Pad : 

https://etherpad.mozilla.org/remo-mozsummer-fsa-camp-week-1

REPS EVENT LINK:

https://reps.mozilla.org/e/mozsummer-fsa-camp-week-1/

Agenda :

  • Introduction to MozSummerCamp
  • Localization
  • A Quiz Competition

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