MakerParty Sylhet 2014

This report on MakerParty Sylhet has been long overdue. Apologies for the delay in posting it, I have been super busy lately and have finally managed to find some time to jot down this report.

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Maker Party is Mozilla’s global campaign to teach the web of Webmaker project all over the world. This is the biggest event of Mozilla and its innovative indeed. As various universities of various regions all over the world are participating in this event. So, We the Sylhet Mozillians also determined to do a Maker Party at Sylhet ddivision. We set the venue at Leading University and Leading University FirefoxClub co-organized it. We decided to make it happen on 28th August, 2014 and fixed a time which is 9:30AM to 3PM. We confirm all the permissions from Leading University authority and booked our seminar room. Then the time is for decoration and we decorated the whole seminar room with various color balloons and painted posters.

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After doing lots of affords, finally the time came to rock. We all the FSA from Sylhet Mozillians reached at our premises just at 8:30 O’clock and started testing microphone, speakers, projector and stand-by electricity connection. The Leading University FirefoxClub members were also there just in time to help and visit our event. Our participant started coming from 9AM and we did an attendance booth outside of our seminar room.

There were 30 participants from
1) Leading University
2) Sylhet Polytechnic institute
3) Metropolitan University
4) Sylhet Engineering College
5) North East University

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At first we introduced each other and a welcome speech given by Head of the Computer Science & Engineering department of Leading University Mohammad Asaduzzaman Khan. Then we showed one minute silent standing ovation for our MozillaBD reps late Rahid Hasan. After that I took a session on Webmaker tools. A brief description about X-Ray Goggle,Thimble, Popcorn Maker and Appmaker. All of the participant were exited about Appmaker tool. It was most desirable part for our all participants. They want to know that how could he make his own apps without any code. I showed to the participants that how one can make an open web based app just by doing drag and drop, no code needed!

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Meanwhile it was already around 1PM and as our event time was from 9:30AM to 3PM. So we provided refreshment lunch to the participants.

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After lunch we started our second session which is HackJam. We part 5 institutes by 5 teams. Then We told them to hack using X-Ray Goggle, make an apps by Appmaker tool and make a slideshow by Popcorn Maker. We gave them one hour to do all this things and told them we will rewarded the two best team.

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After finished one hour we selected two best team. The 2nd winner were Metropolitan University who won 500BDT prize money and the 1st winner team was Leading University who won 1000BDT prize money. Head of the Computer Science & Engineering department of Leading University Mohammad Asaduzzaman Khan and Leading University FirefoxClub faculty mentor Arif Ahmed rewarded them. Then we provided Webmaker certificate to the every participants.

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At the end of the day the event was too much awesome and all the participants enjoyed the event very much.We just made a little effort to make our maker party successful and we realized that we’ve done it for support of our all participants and very thankful to Mozilla for doing such type of initiative event and project to literate the nation about open web and how to use web perfectly. Thanks to the Almighty. We do not forget to take a group photo after our maker party. We’re Mozillian !

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For more details along participants makes, photos and twite please visit this link below:

https://bangladesh.etherpad.mozilla.org/MakerParty-Sylhet-2014

 

 

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