CMRIT Firefox Club
|CMRIT Firefox Club|
|University/College:||CMR Institute of Technology|
|Club Lead:||Abraar Syed|
|Club Founder:||Abraar Syed|
|Website:||CMRIT Firefox Club's Website|
|Faculty Mentor:||Mr.Manoj Challa|
CMRIT Firefox Club,the 'Moziety' is a key grouping of Student Ambassadors which functions as Mozilla's liaison at CMR Institute Of Technology. At Moziety,we give you a chance to meet new friends and work as a team to help others learn about Mozilla's products, grow the Mozilla community (at CMRIT), host events, and participate in campaigns!
Mozilla exists to promote openness, innovation and opportunity on the Internet. At Mozilla, we’re a global community of technologists, thinkers and builders working together to keep the Internet alive and accessible, so people worldwide can be informed contributors and creators of the Web. We believe this act of human collaboration across an open platform is essential to individual growth and our collective future.
CMR Institute Of Technology is a private engineering college located in Bengaluru, India.It is a technical and management institution affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University.It was founded in 2000 by CMR Jnanadhara Trust. It offers courses like B.E. in 7 areas, M.Tech. in 3 areas, MCA and MBA .
At Moziety, we believe that anybody and everybody can be the creators of the web. Spreading web literacy and data privacy are our main objectives.The club is a platform for people to contribute in both technical and non-technical ways by teaching,learning,sharing and marketing Mozilla products.
You can find us on twitter @moziety_cmr
Check our Facebook page: Moziety
The club was founded in 2015 by an entusiastic FSA who is alos the current club lead Abraar Syed and now grown into a vibrant community of FSAs from different courses and years.The club committee also includes other student activists namely Ayesha Ishrath, Aishwarya Naidu and many other students.It started as a club of 10 interested students and has grown into a bigger community since then.
Moziety is a club that helps people understand and appreciate the power that comes with a collaborative and open source platform that Mozilla offers. It is driven by the motto to give people the power and control of one's data and privacy on the Internet. We are an association of students who love the FOSS community and help in contributing to the various products of Mozilla by coding,marketing or even using the products. Like the Mozilla foundation, we also pledge to:
- Use the Mozilla assets (intellectual property such as copyrights and trademarks, infrastructure,funds, and reputation) to keep the Internet an open platform;
- Promote models for creating economic value for the public benefit; and
- Promote the Mozilla Manifesto principles in public discourse and within the Internet industry.
Who we are:
We are basically a bunch of students who are interested and value the principles, ideas and community building spirits of Mozilla.We act as a bridge between students at college and the Mozilla community.
What we do:
We organise various Mozilla session in college such as Maker Parties,Data Privacy importance talks, Bugzilla sessions and many more. The idea is to keep most of the session hands-on so that the participants get a better experience of learning. Our sessions are not just confined to technical aspects but also in marketing various products of Mozilla like the Firefox browser, Thunderbird, Spider Monkey, etc in a fun way from what one likes to do.
- Web Maker Party:
The Web Maker Party was held in the month of February in 2015 as an event at CMRIT's annual cultural fest Cultura. The web maker party was based on simple tool developed by Mozilla that consisted of four tools-Thimble, AppMaker,Popcorn maker and X-Ray goggles.These tools helped in starting the code from scratch, developing an app, embedding a video into the site and reading the code of a particular site respectively.
The events was hosted by: Abraar Syed and Neel Neeraj of CMRIT The judges for the event were: The regional ambassador lead of Mozilla in Bangalore, Abhiram Ravikumar accompanied by a fellow mozillian Jafar Muhammed.
The event was a great success with over a 50 people participating in the event with great interest.We also got swags from Mozilla for the participants.The winners were provided with Mozilla T-Shirts and Firefox OS phones.
You can find more details of the event here: Web Maker Party
- Data Privacy Day 2016:
The data privacy data was celebrated by all Mozillians on the 28th of January 2016. This initiative was also taken up by Moziety to educate fellow students and club members and non-members about "Private Browsing" feature offered by the Firefox browser and also to inform why data privacy is important to us and how Firefox helps us to not be tracked on contradiction to most other browsers.
- Teach the Web:
Teach the web was an event organised by Moziety at CMRIT on the 5th of February. The event was an introduction themed to be an introduction to web development based on HTML and CSS. The event was a grand success with students from first to third year coming together to be a part of the session. The session witnessed a participation of about 200-250 students. It was a hands-on session where students could deploy every new skill that was being taught to them and hence no aspect of the session remained dry as it was very interactive.
The event was hosted by: Ayesha Ishrath and Aishwarya Naidu both FSAs of Moziety. The speaker for the event was: Abraar Syed who is also an FSA and the club lead of Moziety.
You can find more details of the event here: #TeachTheWeb
- Thimble Design Challenge at Cultura'16:
Thimble design challenge was held at the CMRIT campus as an event of the college's cultural extravaganza Cultura'16 on the 20th of February 2016.The event was a beginner level web development contest. The facilitators demonstrated the use of Thimble and then opened up a contest for the next 90 minutes, where the students were asked to create/remix a web hack. Each round had elimination and at the end, the top two groups along with other interesting hacks were awarded prizes and goodies.
The event was hosted by Aishwarya Naidu and Parul Bhargava who are also FSAs at Moziety.
The judges for the event were:Abhiram Ravikumar, regional ambassador of Mozilla chapter in Bengaluru accompanied by a talented fellow Mozillian Farhaan Bukhsh. The event ended up with the swag distribution and a lot of pictures and of course heralded a new beginning to all the participants.
- 200 OK Hackathon:
200 OK Hackathon was held at the CMRIT campus as an event of the college's cultural extravaganza Cultura'16. This was a 28 hour hackathon having an open theme which began at 10 a.m. on 19th Feb and got over at 2 p.m. on the 20th Feb. The contestants were free to work on any topic and any technology they want. Moziety was a community sponsor for the event and Abraar Syed, club lead and FSA of Moziety along with Sharath George M, were the mentors for the hackathon and also judged the hackathon.
The winners of the hackathon were Parul(FSA) and Shashank who built an aquaponics instrument for the aquarium using an arduino micro-controller. The hackathon saw some good ideas and some average, but overall was a good learning experience for all the participants.
Group picture from the hackathon:
- Introduction to git:
As a part of the club activity, Moziety conducted an introductory hands-on session on version control systems using git and github. It was held on the 02-March-2016. The audience was taught what the jargons like git,commit, clone, fork, pull request, branch, etc mean and how these help us to do collaborative work and make contributions to open source projects.
The speaker for the event was Aishwarya Naidu, who is also an FSA at Moziety and she was accompanied by volunteers namely Ayesha Ishrath and Caroline Sylvia who are also FSAs.
- Web Designing using bootstrap:
The tenative date for the event is 10-March-2016. The audience will be taught how to customize and use already available templates for easier and faster web designing purpose. Venue:Mech AV Hall, CMRIT
A Bugzilla session will be conducted by the end of March. More details will be put up shortly.