Firefox OS App Days @ ICFAI |8-9 FEB 2014

Hi all,We have done one more awesome event and would like to share the experiences of that event.

Schedule :
08-FEB-2014
12:00 – 12:45   AM     Welcome of the Firefox Team and Inauguration
12:45 – 13:15   AM     Mozilla  &  its Projects Intro – +Raghu ram
13:15 – 14:00   AM     Lunch Break
14:30 – 15:30   PM     Introduction to HTML5 – +Raghu ram
15:30 – 15:45   PM     Break
15:45 – 17:00   PM     Introduction to Firefox OS and its Simulator – Jayant Rajwani
17:30 – 17:30   PM     Snacks break
17:30 – 18:30   PM    Demos of Firefox OS – Jayant Rajwani
18:30 – 20:30   PM    Participants Learned the basics and started to develop an app!!
20:30 – 21:15   PM    Dinner
21:15 – 00:00   AM    Every one working hard for their apps!!!
09-FEB-2014
00:00 – 01:00   AM    Pictures and connection game – Sandeep Akkinapelli
01:00 – 02:30   AM    Participants Worked for completing their apps.
02:30 – 03:00   AM    Some Motivational videos about Mozilla and other Companies
03:00 – 04:00   AM    About Sumo Program and Mozilla Webmaker Tools – +Santosh Viswanatham
09:00 – 10:30   AM    Demo About Registering apps in the market – +Santosh Viswanatham
10:30 – 11:28   AM    Demo presentation of attendees!!
11:30 – 12:00   PM    Announcements of winners and prizes for The best and The better.

Audience and Size:

About 100+ students, 10+ Working professionals attended this event.(Of course the event was planned a few days before)

Our participation:

 
The registration for this event started 15 days before the commencement of the event.The registration desk was set up and in a moment of time before inauguration the entire hall was filled up.

MAY I HELP YOU Desk was created so as to carry out the event successfully.

It was a dream which came true for Jayant Rajwani, with help of +Srikar Ananthula , +Raghu ram , +Santosh Viswanatham  and Sandeep for having such a Big-bang at the Apps days.

The Inauguration took off in a traditional way with lightning of lamp by the Firefox team.

Speech of motivation was given by the Director of IFHE, Raghu Ram, Sandeep Akkinapelli, Jayant Rajwani and Pranitha .

First such major event was taking place in the college , large number of developers with keen interest attended the seminars which were held after regular intervals.

  Talks by Raghuram, Santhosh, Jayant 🙂
At regular intervals, quizzes and fun activities were held to make the developers awake and prevent them from getting bored.
After several hours of coding success was in the hands of the developers who had created apps. In the morning , everyone once again gathered in the auditorium for giving presentations to the Firefox team and director about the uses of their applications and how it work.
 Everyone was eagerly waiting for their turns to come up on the stage and showcase their imaginative ideas to simplify the human demands. After the presentations which were quite impressive then came the turn for deciding the winner which were being judged by the Director of IFHE and Raghu Ram.
Later we had a group photo and I delivered a vote of thanks for the college staff, Mr. D.V. Nair (SSD coordinator FST-IFHE) Firefox team and my friends for making the event such a great success.
Flickr Link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ananthulasrikar/sets/72157641572706484/
Thanks to one and all who made this event happened 🙂
Hope to cu again.
Regards,
Srikar.

FirefoxOSAppdays @ SNIST for 24 hrs | 18-19 JAN ,2014

One more awesome day of my life “FIREFOX OS APPDAYS @SNIST”
Below are the numbers that may boggle you down.
  • 45 DAYS of Planning,
  • 30 DAYS of Waiting,
  • 15 DAYS of Work,
  • 04 DAYS of Implementing,
  • 2 DAYS of complete Excitement,
  • 24 HOURS of coding,
  • 4 HOURS of tweeting,
  • 1 HOUR of demos,
  • And Yeah finally we are done !!!
    • 300+ attendees,
    • 24 apps developed,
    • 16+ apps directly submitted into the marketplace,
    • 40 people willing to contribute for mozilla,
    • 20+ Handicrafts exhibited,
Few facts were surprising too about this #FirefoxOSAppdays
  1. 1st Firefox OS App Days for 24 hrs by an FSA in coordination with Mozilla Rep
  2. 1st Firefox OS App Days in Hyderabad for 24 hrs
  3. 1st 24hrs event in the 16 years history of Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology
  4. 1st Firefox OS AppDays of the year 2014 in INDIA
  5. 1st Biggest event of Mozilla Club Hyderabad
This event has ended with lot of learning and experiences to share.
Event Pages:
Schedule :
18/01/2014:-
  • 10:00 – 10:45 AM – Inauguration by Innovate & Creative Club
  • 10:45 – 11:15 AM – Mozilla & its Projects Intro By Srikar
  • 11:15 – 11:30 AM – Break
  • 11:30 – 12:30 PM – Introduction to HTML5 by Raghuram 
  • 12:30 – 13:30 PM – Lunch Break
  • 13:30 – 14:30 PM – Introduction to Firefox OS by Jay
  • 14:30 – 15:30 PM – Apps Marketplace & Demos of Firefox OS by Santhosh
  • 15:30 – 15:45 PM – Tea Break
  • —————————-Hacking——————————————–
19/01/2014:-
  • 00:00 – 02:00 AM – TED Talks
  • 02:00 – 02:45 AM Find relation between Pictures by Sandeep
  • —————————-Hacking——————————————–
  • 04:00 – 04:30 AM – Mozilla Videos
  • 04:30 – 05:00 AM – New Inventions videos like Phone Blocks, Coin, Tile etc.
  • ——————————Hacking——————————————-
  • 07:00 – 08:00 AM – Breakfast
  • 08:00 – 09:00 AM – Demo’s Registration
  • 10:00 – 11:00 AM – Demos of Apps
  • 11:00 – 11:15 AM – Final Winners selection process
  • 11:15 – 11:30 AM – Announcement and Winners
  • 11:30 – 12:00 PM – Group Photo
  • 12:00 – 13:00 PM – Vote of thanks & Time to take rest 😀
Registration time:-
It was already Morning!! Finally reached the venue before an hour and checking the things for the event.
The seminar hall was already ready with decoration by the IC2 Team. The registration desk was set up and in a moment of time before Inauguration the entire hall was filled up.
It was a Dream and it came true for me , santhosh ,raghu ram for having such a Big-bang at the App Days.
 
Regarding Attendees:-
Obviously you feel awesome when lot of participants came from different places in which we expected people to come from local city. People from nearby Warangal and Karimnagar but people from far off places like Guntur, Nellore, Srikakulam, Vishakhapatnam travelled for about 400+ kms and joined us at Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology for the Firefox OS AppDays. 300+ attendees finally.
       
Inauguration time:-
Vineel Reddy Pindi, Community Liaison joined with us for the Inauguration. It was a super fabulous feeling to have him for the App days. The Inauguration took off in a Traditional way with welcome song and lightening the Dhiya.
Sessions Time:
Sessions started and running as per schedule 😉
FSA Meet up @ Lunch Time:-
There was introduction by FSA’s & also others so that we all know each other. Meet up was held for an hour.
There were about 10+ FSA’s and Vineel and few Reps for the meet.
Outcome of the meet up:
  • FSA’s had few questions and they are answered by Vineel.
  • Planning of events in Hyderabad in coordinating with FSA’s.
  • Questions about swag/organizing events in their colleges/ cities.
  • Feedback from FSA’s in order to improve program

Dinner Time:
I had best dinner during the App days. Even though the food was not much tasty but having dinner with 20 people around a single table and enjoying the time made it awesome. I would never forget the fun time I had with them.
Midnight – Hacking – Fun Time:
Loads of new people to interact with, Time to share your Mozilla story as well 😀
TED Talks  – One the wonderful time I say !! Seeing TED Talks in auditorium and large screen with good volume might have some impact which then make you really feel the essence in the talks 😀
We showed the talks regarding the entrepreneurs, achievements by Teen age kids and lot more!
Puzzle Games –  We show you few pictures and you find the relation between those pictures, which made participants more interactive etc.
New Inventions – Showed the participants what technology can do like Coin, Tile, Phone Blocks and more!!
The hall was illuminated with claps after every video. It was a great experience at night.
Morning:-
Registration of Apps developed -> App Demos -> Announcement of Winners (Tough time for participants)
I was totally amazed by the demos from the developers !!
There were apps related Social Importance, Science, Quizzes, Games, Utilities and many more
Hats off to all the Developers who made those apps.
Closing Ceremony:-
1st winner, 2nd winner ,3rd winner were given with mementos, swag.
Best tweets winner was given swag.

 

And Hearty Congrats to all the winners 🙂
Followed by Group Photo:
Special thanks:-
+Vineel Reddy Pindi : We all know that he is kinda busy with his packed schedule, He accepted our request to be guest for this event which means a lot to us and added lot of value by sharing his valuable experiences and It made us feel great with his auspicious presence. Thanks a lot for spending your valuable time.
+Santosh Viswanatham : For actively participating in activities of Mozilla and active FSA. Execution of the event in fashion manner and coordinating throughout the event.
 +sandeep akkinapelli : For taking lot of time to prepare the questions for the Puzzling Game 🙂
 +Raghu ram : For guiding students in developing apps and also for designing ID Cards and Event Badge which is super awesome !! Hats off to his innovative idea !!
+Vivek Balijepalli & Innovate & Creative Club Team : I would your team, It would not be this awesome. Kudos to team once again. These are the team who worked a lot to made handicrafts and super coordination. Thanks once again.
Firefox Club @SNIST:  Thanks a lot for staying with us and help us to coordinate all the things.
I got many super cool pictures but sorry, could only accommodate a few here 😛
Social Media:
Few tips we followed are:
  1. Use eventbrite app for android/iphone in order to checkin the registered participants.
  2. TED Videos /Inspirational talks were shown to participants tonight so it has impact on attendees.
  1. Participants were given “Open badge” but not certificates.

    –Open Badge Design–
  1. Request for Swag few weeks before (Of course we got it on time- a day before the event 😀 )
  2. Obviously lot of pictures I say !!
Metrics Achieved:
  • 16+ Apps into Market place
  • 10+ new FSA’s
  • 30+ new contributors
  • Promoting Open Source
Blog posts from others:

Special Clicks:

Regards,
Srikar Ananthula.

Firefox OS AppDays | Though Works | 26th January,2013

Journey of Happiness…!!!
Though you travel a lot and explore lot but only few remains epic.
One of such for me is +Mozilla Firefox OS App Days.
Event provided with luxurious stay and travel for “Mozilla Reps” and more than that a awesome event through out the day. This hackathon is so special because it was a huge response from the developers community who attended in large numbers and participated and built some amazing quality apps for +FirefoxOS Mozilla .
Indeed event made us to meet other Reps of Mozilla across India and we shared our thoughts and experiences each other and it was a big community.
It was fun,
It was thrilling,
It was exciting,
It was awesome to be part of the event.
Personally after ages we ( +Chetan Anand , +sai kiran , +Srikar Ananthula (Me) , +srikanth namu ) ganged up a team  and we worked on to build an app and named it as “Learn | Fun | Play” ,app specially targeted for Kids.
About the app “Learn | Fun | Play” :

  • A digital slate which was inspired from the concept of Save paper and built a eco friendly kid’s app.

It was a embarrassing for us but we worked with joy and lots of fun from morning to evening and at last reached the race line.

Our team won a Firefox Developer Phone ..:)
Overall the event left us with some great memories.
Kudos to all Mozilla Reps especially +Vineel Reddy Pindi  , +Galaxy Kadiyala , +Faisal Aziz , +Gauthamraj Elango , +Soumya Deb , +Ashish Namdev  etc who all behind the success.
Now it’s Mozilla Mania and we expect lots more to come in line.
Thanks to  +sai kiran for this content..;)
Cheersssssssssssss !!!!!!!