10th MozCafe Meetup | 23rd FEB 2014 | 4 PM – 6PM IST | Barista, Hyderabad

Hi all,
Blogging has been always fun & it helps to share the experiences 🙂
We had our 10th MozCafeMeet up recently !! We organized the meet up to introduce Mozilla for new audience and planning of next upcoming events.
Schedule:
4:00 PM – 4:15 PM : Introduction of attendees.
4:15 PM – 5:00 PM : Introduction to Mozilla for new audience by +Srikar Ananthula 
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM : Feedback of FSA’s , GSOC by +sriharsha p , Mozilla Club Hyderabad Future plans
Audience and Size:
About 25+ attended for the meet up which is quite huge when compared to before MozCafe Meetups(Link for MozCafeLabels in MCH)

Reached to the event venue on time. I started introducing myself and later followed by all of them. There are about 5 working professionals, students etc.,
I started talking about mozilla, webmaker, mailing lists, IRC, etc. 
+Santosh Viswanatham Spoke about the FSA Program and their Activities .
+sriharsha p  about GSOC and how it started , how can students take part in it. What are its benefits ? etc..!!
Thanks:

Thanks to +Raghu ram , +Santosh Viswanatham ,Sandeep, Charan Reddy, +sriharsha p , Mukesh, and all other attendees for attending and sharing your knowledge and feedbacks to.
 
Hope to see you all.
 
Flickr:http://www.flickr.com/photos/ananthulasrikar/sets/72157641570947375/
Regards,
Srikar.
 

 

Firefox Club Launch @ GNITC | 22-FEB-2014 | Hyderabad

Hi all,
Lots and lots of firefox clubs are bring initiated in and around Hyderabad, which shows the activeness of students towards open source, mozilla.
Today we had a Firefox Club Launch event in “Guru Nanak Institutions Technical Campus (GNITC)” which was unexpected & sudden planned event for me.
The event went very well in organized way.
Schedule:
11:00 AM to 11:15 AM – Welcome & Introduction of Speakers by Susmitha TB
11:15 AM to 12:00 PM – Introduction to Mozilla by Srikar Ananthula
12:00 PM to 12:30 PM – Firefox OS Demo by Santhosh Viswanathan
12:30 PM to 01:00 PM – Intro about FSA & Firefox Club GNITC by Omkar Nanda
Audience and Size:
There were about 130 students who are excited to take part in this.
Our Participation:
I reached college on time -> Met the coordinators & FSA in the college who are so enthusiastic and excited about the launch. We meet Associate Director, awesome person who encouraged FSA’s of GNITC a lot to get involve in the Mozilla Activities, which helps to learn lots and loads of things.

+Srikar Ananthula  explained about mozilla and its products which gave overview of the Mozilla.

And yeah !! We played videos of  Mozilla Manifesto, Mozilla in your language etc.


+Santosh Viswanatham  gave introduction about firefox os and shown a demo app which he had developed on topic valentine’s day 😉 He showed them Firefox OS Simulator Dashboard as well.


+Omkar Nanda, FSA lead of GNITC has explained about the Firefox Student Ambassador Program which made more enthusiastic.
Finally ” Vote of Thanks” by Susmitha and we thanked her for all time in helping us to do this.
Audience Response:
We received good & positive response. Lot of people asked questions about Mozilla, open source, why open source , how mozilla gets funds etc. Yeah , I answered all of them. They are so excited about the Club Launch in college.

Special Thanks:

To +Santosh Viswanatham  for delivering the session on Firefox OS
To +Omkar Nanda  for setting up club and active participation
To +Susmitha and Kavya for coordinating the event till last
To Shravanti Madam for helping us to setup infrastructure in less time ->

And thanks to Managing Director(MD) – H.S. Saini Sir, Dean – Rishi Sayal Sir, HOD of CSE – Masood Sir for giving us permissions to setup everything, supporting to setup the room for club and providing dedicated place for Open source activities 🙂 Hope we get the support for future.
Thanks a lot for Associative Director – P.Parthasaradhi Sir

for giving us support in all aspects and having Lunch with you is really great, awesome 🙂

Hope this clubs rocks !! Thanks all who made this event success !! Bye !!

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.

FOSDEM 2014 | 1st & 2nd Feb 2014 , Brussels, Belgium

Hi all,
I would like to share my experiences of the wonder event FOSDEM – 2014 which was held at  Brussels , Belgium.
For the people who don’t know about FOSDEM !! FOSDEM is Free and Open source Software Developers’ European Meeting is a non-commercial, volunteer organized European event centered around free and open source software development.
Schedule of the event : https://fosdem.org/2014/schedule/
About 5000+ hackers, lot of people from different parts of the world attended this event, of course I am one among them 😉
It was 2 day event.
 
 We reached a day before the event , and its “0” degree centigrade #wow, of course loved the weather lot
We meet +Benoit Leseul as soon as we reached belgium, who helped us in all aspects till we left from that place 🙂
 Of course he helped me to get some vegetarian food too 😀 😉
 Day 1:
Its awesome day meeting lot of mozillians from different parts of world. Meeting lot of flocks from different open source organizations.
Then the toughest part is delivering talks in the
Mozilla dev room which is filled with lot of geeks.
Reps from difference parts of the world are ready to deliver the talks on various projects / programs related to mozilla.
Lot of enthusiasm boosted all of us !!
Then each of us delivered talks successfully 😀
Day 2:

We went to all the stalls of other open source organizations, and of course collection of swag which everyone likes 😉 Spoke to lot of people which was wonderful experience 😀 and followed by dinner with all Mozillians around 😀

Then roaming in the streets of Brussels !!
And it was awesome event , njyed a lot.
Thanks a lot one and all. Special thanks to +Soumya Deb +Sayak Sarkar +priyanka nag +Benoit Leseul  who made this trip so special.
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.

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.

Agenda:

  • 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… 🙂

Organizer:

                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!!!

#MozSummit A Life time Event>>!!! Hyderabad to SantaClara >>!!


   

            6 years of Dream , 6 Month of wait, 24hrs of Journey and we reached Capital of Software Sanfrancisco . It was still like dream to me and my friend +Raghu slapping each other to confirm its not a dream the excitement coming from heart is undefined. As Soon as we cleared port of entry we are received by the summit crew at Sanfrancisco International airport. Everyone is busy in Checkin on foursquare and moved  to shuttles . As soon as we came out of the airport we are cherished with cool breezing air and got into the bus. we started our journey to Santa Clara all the way the bus is moving through the beautiful silicon valley and everyone enjoyed clicking pictures of big software companies and that moment really  realized that we are at United States Of America .As Soon as we reached magnificent Marriott done with the registrations and we reached our Hifi rooms and had a nap.

     Soon Evening attended the  India Community Meet and followed by welcome reception where met many mozillains,Ft’s of Mozilla and other open source Contributors. Meeting many individuals , Met people like Christian Helliman,Ken,Dino,Sean, List goes on.. Im failed to remember many of names . Im personally busy in clicking the pictures of the party.I was looking to the people there interaction,commitment, it was like inspiring me ,  For a moment gave thought on it and felt  nothing can be much better than this stage for Networking.


   Event Day 1 : Its Yellow Tee  from the welcome kit, With Same the  Enthusiasm and Excitement carried from 6months and finally I have seen my 1st  big stage keynote in live  with geeks and fellow mozillians. It was amazing talk by Mitchell Baker and Other Staff after the keynote and quick lunch it was World Fair. Countries representing their cultures and traditions and the way they are promoting Mozilla. Im proud to be part of Sean Bolton’s World Fair Photo Shoot Team ,I went to each and every country booth and spent some time understanding the stuff and clicking the pictures.Soon after that I was been into some couple of talks like Marketing session from Sakina Groth (Marketing values from T-shirt to Social Media) and Privacy and Security sessions by couple of employees by Mozilla where I was been a volunteer (Site Host) at the sessions. our first day came to end with closing keynote and followed by Party Dinner.


  Event Day 2:  After a Great nap attended day 2 morning keynote later carried by the World Fair and the Breakout sessions then the Party Dinner. Day more comfortable with meeting friends around talking to each other sharing views etc.


  Event Day 3:  It was not digestible fact that it was last day of the event and last day of the memorable summit ,Don’t may the this made us more Exciting to enjoy to core on last day , key note ,Lunch ,Networking ,pictures ,Closing party and its sendoff to the Summit,


Social Events : I need to speak about this ,I don’t know the Ideation behind this but it was fantastic platform to meet new people,comfort ourselves ,relaxation, networking are part of it. I need to talk about few events aswell.

Photo Walk:   People crazy about pictures but when it comes to Photo walk across Silicon Valley nothing can be much better fight for as many pix as possible. Early morning witnessed the beauty of Silicon Valley and folks from different countries participated and everyone shouting ans screaming Hureey and Pix went on .>!!!


Pool Party : I must say this is out of schedule though im lucky to participate in this along with Srikar which was organized by Dino Anderson . The intention of the party is all about enlightening the values,positives , cultures and traditions .There 5-6 people joined us we discussed ” How values are very important in corporate Life” the best part of the pool party is we have did this  pool in the Marriott.


Great America: No words to Say .. It was Fun,Scary,exciting,enthusiasm, eagerness, exhilaration, anticipation, enjoyment, pleasure, delight, interest, elation, ecstasy, joy, euphoria, jubilation, exultation, rapture, glee, bliss, happiness, cheerfulness, merriment, jollity, gaiety . Hahaha I can’t find more than this Synonyms for Excitement..!!!  Seriously its boon or a gift pass from the mozilla for us to chill out evening. Fantastic roller coasters  ,Scary House and Scary Movie at Great America Theater. We had great and Great fun till late night on second day.

Bicycle Ride : Wow ,we came to know that there complimentary Bicycles ride for hour in Marriott, Ofcourse it was not in the official list but we took it & was like one of best moment for me and personally it was 6 years after I went for a Bicycle ride and the fact is its on American roads. Simply enjoyed the moment to the core.

Mozilla HQ Visit : Its another Surprise and very few people got a chance to visit Mozilla HQ at Mountain View ,CA. We were took into shuttle and as soon as entered to Mozilla HQ a employee(Forgot Name)

showed us the master piece of the office and Best part is I got a Idea to stick a message at Mitchell Desk and everyone followed me 🙂 moved in and around office space and had lot of pix even. After a hour we started back to the Hotel.

          On the way it was one more surprise they took us to GOOGLE HQ even we were jumping on the road and took snaps again . Out of Excrement few ran to Google store near by. After 15 min back to pavilion (Hotel).


Site Host : Thanks to Benjamin for a wonderful opportunity for helping in out the things in Site Host. It was amazing Volunteering at the Summit helping the fellow Moizllians and helping the speakers to get the things done. Learned a lot in a short span.

Firefox Costume: Before the Summit the a mail pop out asking to schedule Firefox Costume . I thought its beautiful opportunity and booked the last slot of summit but unfortunately it has been cancelled. I missed though I always say myself lots of summit’s ahead.

Sean’s Photography Team: Last but the not the lease , and the 1st thing I signed to involve in Sean’s Photography team or covering world innovation fairs.As per the plan I covered the pictures of world innovation fairs.I met him at the summit he was very down to earth person I can say.  I need to thank him for such a great opportunity.

Vote of Thanks : It will be meaning less if I wont thank the people behind my wonderful experience,List goes on but need to mention few for sure. Thanks Vineel,#SSSR,People behind #Mozsummit and Thanks Mozilla for everything.

 I cam’t end up my experience with these short lines may be few more updations later on.. But I can say finally Love You Mozilla <3 <3 <3 .. 3 Cheers.. !!!


Wait begins for Next Summit>>!!!

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.


Source: http://viswanathamsantosh.blogspot.in/2013/09/my-journey-towards-firefox-os.html

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 https://marketplace.firefox.com/developers/ 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!!! 🙂 


GITHUB : https://github.com/viswanathamsantosh/Remember-me

Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/santoshviswanatham

Mozillians Profile : https://mozillians.org/en-US/u/viswanathamsantosh/

Firefox OS Link published : https://marketplace.firefox.com/app/remember-me
Regards,
Srikar,
Mozilla Rep,
ananthulasrikar@gmail.com

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 : https://reps.mozilla.org/e/mozilla-club-initiative-snist/

Who Organised?:

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

Regards,
Santosh.
http://mozillaclubhyd.blogspot.in/p/about-us.html