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 :
  • 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——————————————–
  • 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.
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:

Srikar Ananthula.

Mozillian’s Meet @SNIST

Hello All,
     Here comes another Meet from the Active Mozillians of Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology,Hyderabad.It has been about three months after the formation Firefox Club at SNIST, The Technical Enthusiasts Irrespective of all Branches and Years have joined the Club to contribute to the World of Open Source.


  • Discussing about the Last week session and the Response from Students.
  • Discussions and Decisions about the upcoming Firefox app days in January.
  • Welcoming New Students to the Club.
  • Distribution of Mozilla Badges and Stickers.

      And Finally wishing everyone with “All The Best” for their Exams… 🙂


                Santosh Viswanatham ,Mozilla Student Rep,Firefox Student Ambassador.

                 The meet was about 40 minutes and was attended by 30 students of the club.It was all kind of awesome meet that we never had.That was all funny.we discussed about the happenings after the Last week session and the response from students.The response was beyond the expectations,we never expected such a response from students.Everyone is so excited to build applications for Firefox OS mobile.So the intention to Host Firefox OS Days has Strengthened and most Probably the Firefox Club is Planning for the Event in January. Finally the people felt so Happy and Determined to have Firefox Stickers for their Laptops and PC’s.
            Hoping for a Great Support and Encouragement from Mozilla India!!!

Firefox OS Application Development

Hello All,
      The Firefox Club of Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology has organised an Open session Regarding Development of Applications for Firefox OS Device.The session was for about 2 n half hours from 16:30-19:00 on 19th November 2013. The Session went great with half n hour of Interactive session and the Excitement flushed up when people were given some goodies(Thanks to Srikar Ananthula for the Goodies 🙂 ) .The First student Sudarshan reddy who got his App Published in the Marketplace was Awarded with a Mozillian T-Shirt from Santosh.Congratulations Sudarshan!!!
Speaker and Organiser:  Firefox Student Ambassador and Mozilla Student Rep Santosh Viswanatham

Session provided topics for attendees:
Number of Attendees: 100+



                   The Session had a kick start introducing #About_to_be_released firefox OS mobile and then allowing every one to touch test press wat ever and what not….!It was followed by introduction about OPEN SOURCE, the word that ignited their minds and pop up with questions about “Security, Plagarism” etc. Now started the technical part, about “DREAM” weaver that makes app developers dreams come true.After few queries, I explained how to do a basic app and then deployed it on Firefox OS simulator.
            Thank you Sreenidians for your Kind Support and Involvement!!!

The Story of a Hyderabadi Mozillian

Hello Mozillians,
     Here comes the story of a  Firefox Student Ambassador from
Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology,Hyderabad , sharing his experience about Firefox OS application development and his passion towards Technology.


Here comes his Story!!!     

OMGGG!!!  Developing Mobile Applications without an IDE ?

Are you kidding me? Without Changing a single line of code? 
May be in your dreams (* I thought)…With full support of HTML5 included with new set of API’s ? Hahaha…Now am sure you must be kidding…

These are my first reactions I gave after seeing the website I have been a mobile Application Developer from the past 6 months and has been developing applications for Windows phone and Nokia Asha Series. But as a developer I was never satisfied with my work.

It all happened about a month ago when I got selected as Firefox Student Ambassador. “App of the Month”contest is running from the past two months with a new special theme for every month.The contest is really exciting but I could not participate in it for the past months because of some other stuff. Finally the theme for September is being announced as “Study” and This time, I am not gonna leave you is what all I actually thought. As I am new to this environment I started out with a simple Hello World app and wrote the required app manifest file but I could not run it on the emulator(*some evil minded errors and warnings interrupted me). So I had two choices, either to leave this shit or clean this shit (As a mozillian I selected the later one). I started googling all the errors,read many developer blogs,used some sample app manifest files.Anyhow I made it (*Thanks Google and my fellow Mozillians).
       The First stage of my application development with theme as “STUDY” has begun with Brain storming, Information Bubbling, Discussions, Free Writing, Being Creative (*Most difficult part for a Coder!!!Yeah it hurts.) After 3 days of continues analysis I came to realize that I am a student and I have better idea about theme STUDY :O (*The Funniest Part) …Then I got an Idea to develop my application.
What I thought is Why should not I make an Application that helps students (*with Short term memory loss Like me) to remember the essential things that are required while going out for a Study or an Exam like pen,pencil,eraser kind of things (*so important sometimes) so that people could check the list before leaving out for a night out or exam.
Yipeeeee!!!The Crucial stage of application development(*getting an Idea) is done which is later followed by Designing and Coding.Now the final Stage is publishing this app into the Marketplace,which is no way better than playing a game of “Truth or Dare“. I uploaded my app into the store , then started experiencing awesomeness again i.e.,  ***Errors*** . not a problem!!! I should wonder if I didn’t get any errors in the First attempt.
There came IRC(*My saviour). I pinged to one of IRC Channels #marketplace.The guys were really amazing and also so kind (*Yes I mean it!!!).They listen to all your dumbstruck,stupid,silly problems and comes up with an ultimate,awesome,victorious solutions.One after the other I solved out all the errors and successfully uploaded my app around 2:00 AM.Yes!!! midnight is the finest time for making some things to happen.people get some Magical Powers during this time which helps them to come up with new theories to solve out some hilarious problems.
     Choosing an app name is as important as picking up a Title for a New Hollywood Movie.I had questions in my mind while choosing the name.What does my app do?(Helps to remember things) Any movie name which is apt for the present situation…“REMEMBER ME“…yeah It feels silly but Robert Pattinson helped me to choose a name for my application.Finally I got my app reviewed and approved in less than a day.
      Hufff!!!Finally a Happy Ending same as that of a bollywood movie in which villian dies or go to jail (Like my errors),Hero and Heroine gets married (like my app got published),Claps and comments from the audience(like rating and review for my app).

Hope this Journey Continues!!! 🙂 


Facebook :

Mozillians Profile :

Firefox OS Link published :
Mozilla Rep,

Mozilla Club Initiative by SNIST | 14-SEP-2013

 Hello All,
         Finally Firefox club is being Initiated at “Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology(SNIST)”,Hyderabad which is Top Technical Institute in India.It all happened a couple of days before the initiative where Santosh(FSA of SNIST) had a discussion with Rep Srikar about initiating Firefox Club so that people would get a chance to work with the world’s largest open source community Mozilla.Then again a final Agenda was setup and There were about 15 Enthusiastic Students joined in the club.Srikar and Raghuram shared their Experience working with Mozilla followed by santosh telling them about coming up Activities and Events of the Club.
                 This Week i.e.22-09-2013 to 29-09-2013 The Students are going to Celebrate Firefox days at Sreenidhi. The Facebook page for Firefox Club@SNIST is being  inaugurated and the Registrations of the club are made available for the students.The page is already flushed up with many queries and suggestions. We were surprised by the Overwhelming Response from the Students and their interest for Open Source.
          Hope this Journey Continues!!!

Event Details:

           The Event was all about Intiating Firefox Club in Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology,Hyderabad.

Reps Event Page :

Who Organised?:

          Santosh Viswanatham,Firefox Student Ambassador.
          Mozillians Attended: Srikar AnanthulaRaghuRam


Mozilla Power at SreeNidhi Institute Of Science And Technology (SNIST) |9th March 2013

Hi all,                                                               
The Mozilla Event with the name “Mozilla Power” at SreeNidhi Institute Of Science and Technology (SNIST)  aware and explore about Mozilla Community  and it’s projects like Firefox, Thunderbird, Seamonkey, for designing and re-defining the Web, was held on 10th March, 2013.
Over 120 showed interest in attending the session to learn & explore how “Mozilla Evolved” & its missions. Tools from Mozilla can be used to examine concerns and solutions in designing Web, which includes Web Maker Tools.
Session provided topics for attendees:


 In spite of attendees from different years and departments, students had different ideas for contribution towards Mozilla Community.
Students were very much excited about Webmaker tools especially X-Ray goggles , and videos about Mozilla Mission, How web has evolved, Mozilla Story, Mozilla Manifesto J
It was very interactive and amazing experience with attendees.
Session was delivered by REMO ( +Srikar Ananthula ) ,Student Rep(+santosh viswanatham) and Student Rep ( +barath vutukuri ) .
Special Thanks to +Raghu ram for his effort and inspirational talk and also for exploring with different Tools and all concerned people .!!
Feedback by the attendees:
    • Mozilla tools were as “A Piece of Cake”, Can use in real-time which were not yet known to us and are very easy to use.
    • It’s so exciting to learn how to create the web using Webmaker Tools.

Few pics from the session.

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