Webmaker Kiosk at BIW2015, Sylhet

Bangladesh is a developing country. The current Government has promised the nation to present a fully digital country by 2021. This is currently buzzed as Vision 2021. To materialize this vision of a digital country, the government is greatly focusing on ICT development.

11988514_705480409558403_1929155727118335453_nInternet, the global communication network that allows almost all computers worldwide to connect and exchange information. In Bangladesh, there are over 40 million internet users in the country whom specially use internet through mobile device. People of Bangladesh view internet usage in a limited scope; such as for social networking. So to increase awareness of the life changing capabilities of the internet for every sector, mobile operator Grameenphone and Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services(BASIS) with association with the ICT division launched “Bangladesh Internet Week-2015” for the first time. This fair was held at District indoor Stadium, Sylhet on 11th September, 2015. In this massive event, Mozilla Bangladesh also take a part with recent project called ‘Webmaker for Android’ to introduce the user an easier way to conceive their social and economic opportunities and to explode their creative mind.

2015-Webmaker-WebBanners-Vertical-300x600-BanMozilla has been developing tools to help people surf and use the web safely. But, in recent years it has focused on sharing and making on the web. In 2015, Mozilla has introduced a new Android application named Webmaker, which focuses on content sharing on the web, without any prior knowledge of programming or web page generating. The whole app works with simple touch gestures and drag ‘n drop. So, it’s pretty easy to use and almost everyone can use it.

11149587_1198109813551783_4159916636593146140_nOur webmaker exhibited on kiosk, which is a three man standable stall. The number of volunteers of ‘Sylhet Mozillians’ were engaged in and prepared the kiosk with more exquisite way to captivate the interested visitants. We demonstrate the logging process, features to make projects and the technique’s of how to highlight their own project by sharing to social websites.

11987056_982381125152550_6519554823482658018_n10418486_878708068887933_3539463159430588865_nThe stream of visitors were attracted to our kiosk as it was the second kiosk. So, we had to deal with a lot of people, a lot. From the very beginning our kiosk was almost full every minute. We had five volunteers for demonstration and I don’t remember if I saw them sitting or being idle for a single minute. We were asking everyone to get their phone out and download the app then we encouraged them to open an account and made them familiar with the concept and idea behind Webmaker. We face many FAQs of the visitors and it was absolute that their interest towards webmaker dissipates by learning more and more about it. They asked about, how Webmaker is different from other online content sharing platforms, how to share, who can visit their makes, to whom these are visible, will their name will be removed if someone remixes their makes and tons of other interesting questions. We were giving away Sweet Chocolates to every visitors ,pamphlet to a prominent people who visit Mozilla Kiosk, awesome Webmaker stickers, whoever downloaded the app at our kiosk or could show the app installed in their phone!

11223996_878712878887452_9137356353967938030_n12002170_878713072220766_4115706705068135461_n12002982_878712668887473_4772593268064514711_n11230778_878712718887468_9047734937067590953_nOur goal to spread the Webmaker news through Sylhet region was a success. From my experience, there were 300 people visited to our kiosk and around 100 people installed the webmaker app on that spot.

11250201_878713352220738_1060904970886526529_n12003310_878701915555215_5897617821121689354_n11218912_878702042221869_7330343787312525791_n12003291_878702172221856_7179165259373134984_n11012521_878713255554081_652418897310922794_n12009620_982381505152512_4988815023417150709_nThe event ended at 6PM. The whole volunteer team really worked hard as well as we did some recreational fun. The team was full of new Mozillians and I’m happy and honored to lead this effective team. This event was great! With events like this, we can get into the mainstream lot easier. I think we should participate these kinds of events every time we get chance!11988640_127645694251737_8833192584891997361_nFor download this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.webmaker



FirefoxOS apps training day at Leading University

postFirefox Student Ambassador of Leading University (LU FirefoxClub) organized a larger program for many interested new coder and students inside of Leading University. The program name is Firefox OS App Training at LU which held on 10 September, 2015.
The event started with the speech of Assistant professor Mohammad Asaduzzaman Khan sir , Head of the CSE department. The training went all day long. Mozilla Reps Atique Ahmed Ziad and Mozillian Nadim Tuhin were the trainer of the training.

12016472_951017264960521_722271424_nHere we got many new faces who’re more enthusiastic to make new apps of Firefox OS. At first, We did talked about Mozilla’s goal and purpose and all types products of Mozilla. This session taken by me.
The main contents of our discussion was mainly about Firefox OS and making tools for Firefox OS apps. We were also discussed many aspects of Mozilla’s more. There were almost 40 participants presented this event. Some WoMoz were also in this event. Most of them were astonished to see that they can build an app by using HTML and CSS only!

12030664_951019474960300_2125789487_n21201734098_d312a184c5_bAfter clearance the concept of web apps then we switched to our main content for making a web apps for Firefox OS. Nadim Tuhin showed his presentation at first to build a proper web apps. He has also Discussed about HTML5, CSS and Application Programming Interface- API.


All of our trainee keep heed to his activity.

At middle of the event we took a refreshment break. we’re provide lunch to all our participants, which was delicious Hyderabadi biryani 😀

After finishing break then we went to the another phase of our training. Ziad introduced our trainee with the Firefox Marketplace and showed everyone how they can properly submit an app in the Marketplace. He has also discussed about a proper and designed icon of FirefoxOS apps through showing his presentation.

12022003_951018061627108_31486674_nAll of our trainee hold their full attention to entire training.

12033411_951018431627071_774056344_n20767329094_aa0a83256a_zAt the last session everyone submitted their first FirefoxOS apps at Firefox Marketplace. The best app of that event was a Result Checker of LU which was developed by Mohaimenul Haque Adnan for our University. In the other hand the best app from WoMoz was an CGPA calculator app. The other apps ideas were also charming.

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I am personally pleased to organize this event because it was my first FirefoxOS event as a host from my FirefoxClub. We’ve just made a little effort for our app training so that everyone of our participant can be aware about open web and open web app also. We did not forget to take a group photo at the end of our app training at LU.

We just got try to make a nice and one of larger Firefox OS app training at our LU for Mozilla.


We’re Mozillian 🙂

Event Link: https://reps.mozilla.org/e/firefox-os-app-train-lu/

Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/123754239@N06/albums/72157658169744058

Spring Campaign MozCoffee with Sylhet Mozillians

#FoxYeah; A Firefox Community Initiative. First of all, I want to share you the behind story of this awesome Hashtag.

CGtCrKSUQAApUeuOn 3 June, 2015, Mozilla has launched the Firefox v38.0.5 with some awesome features like Pocket, Forget Button, Share this Page. So Mozilla started to plan a Growth Spring Campaign where the main agenda was 10 Million downloads of desktop and mobile in six weeks. This campaign will be organized through the MozCoffee with the #FoxYeah hashtag. All over the world, Mozillians are organizing the MozCoffee. In Bangladesh, many Mozillians have organized MozCoffee in several cities. I feel lucky to organize MozCoffee in Sylhet city.

11719862_1025797300763659_2105346879_nMozCoffee Sylhet was held on Sunday, 12th July, 2015 at Ishtikutum Chinese restaurant, Sylhet. It was Ramadan and most of the people are fasting in the daylight. So I decided to invite them after Iftar. After everyone arrived we started MozCoffee around 7:30pm. At first we started by hugged each other and shook hands. Then we introducing ourselves and the areas in which we have been contributing to Mozilla.

Then we started our main talk. I was started talking about Mozilla Introduction session. Then told about the new features in Firefox 39.0. All were happy about new Share Hello URLs. They were also very much exited about Firefox Pocket. They told Both of this new feaures help them a lot.


Then we talk about Firefox for Android. I am very much happy to tell it that almost 95% participants have installed Firefox browser on their Android device. Then rest of 5% participants downloaded and installed Firefox for Android on the spot.

11742841_987561884634053_2207529114581600220_nAfter finishing first session, we took some snacks for refreshment. We ate evening snacks and Coffee.




Then after 30 minutes break we started our second session by encourage people to create #FoxYeah content. I told everyone to took one color paper and write why they love and choose Firefox ? Everyone wrote their own view with colorful marker pen. Then we had some fun together.

At the finishing we took some awesome photos and also took a large group photo.


11737883_987561967967378_5457211752921164337_nI would like to thank all the attendees for attending the MozCoffee, keeping forth their views and contributing to the discussions, thus making the MozCoffee productive.

Event link : https://reps.mozilla.org/e/spring-campaign-mozcoffee-with-sylhet-mozillians/

Flickr: https://flic.kr/s/aHskcx9Dgv

WoMania at Leading University


In Last MozAwareness event we selected some interested girls. We talked with them and finalized one date for WoMania where to promote Women students in Mozilla and in this event we will create WoMoz at LU FirefoxClub. I am and Our LU FirefoxClub was very much exited about this event because this is the first seminar in our University for awareness of girls. Our all faculty members were very much happy for this.

At first, we  were taught about Mozilla and its mission and were given a brief introduction of WoMoz and #Heforshe.


It was a session to make the girls aware about contributing in open source. We watched Emma Watson’s UN speech about #HeForShe campaign. Then I read out Bengali localized version of Emma Watson UN Speech. Girls were very much interested about WoMoz mission.


Then All of girls Registered to the Firefox Student Ambassador program and Sign up at Firefox Friends.



Girls were eager to learn more and more of Mozilla’s product, like Apps training. After the event girls requested me to take more sessions so that I can teach them more about contributing in OPEN WEB and working on Open Source Projects and promoting the Mozilla’s mission .

After finished the event all girls took a group photo. It was a fantastic event 😀

11652103_1615226782094833_1988605516_nAll photos are here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskf2HDNz



MozAwareness event at Leading University by LU FirefoxClub

I have organized a few events behalf of Mozilla Bangladesh community up until now. But this event is very special for me because the day before yesterday I have organized my first Mozilla Awareness campaigns in my University.

Leading University is one of the most promising FSA recruitment institute in Sylhet division for Mozilla Bangladesh. But it is sad that only a few volunteers there are familiar with Mozilla Mission and philosophy. So, In last week club meeting we LU FirefoxClub has planned a campaigns for this Summer ’15 semester, which started with the Mozilla Awareness event to aware contributing volunteers as well as to attract NEW FSAs and encourage people to share what makes them say #FoxYeah! and turn that into content for the #FoxYeah hub .


We fixed a date and propose it to the University proctor body. After getting permitted by the University proctor and Head of the CSE department at first we LU FirefoxClub has started MozAwareness Booth at 18th June from 9am to 2pm. It was really great and had a massive response from the Leading University students.





They were so pleased to know about Mozilla and Firefox Student Ambassadors program. About 300 students visited our booth. In booth we talked about Mozilla and it’s philosophy, Firefox Student Ambassadors , Firefox Os, Firefox for Android and Webmaker.

Who wanted to join in Firefox Student ambassador program, we arranged for signup where almost 150 up students signed up and almost 50% of them were from latest batch. We showed them Firefox OS developer preview device. Lots of new registred FSAs downloaded Firefox for Android.




Every new registered FSAs were given cool Firefox stickers and Firefox tattoos. All the new registered FSAs took selfies with cool Firefox and #FoxYeah banner 😀 They were very much exited in Firefox Student Ambassadors program and Webmaker.





At 2pm we closed our booth and at 2:30pm we started our second session which is Mozilla Awareness seminar. 70% new registered FSAs were join there. I explained there about Mozilla Mission and philosophy and FSAs mission.





Then I showed all of them whatcanidoformozilla.org website and told everyone to visit this site and start contributing which area of contribution they like most.  Then I talk with them about #FoxYeah spring campaign and showed them some cool content and video from #FoxYeah website.


1548189_975537385836503_2312840968329926131_oAt seminar there have few interested girls were attended. So I explained there What is WoMoz and What is WoMoz mission. Then We talk with them and planed to create a WoMoz group in our FirefoxClub.


Then Tushar Chakraborty brother shared with us to his last SuMo Bangladesh meetup experience. He also showed how we can contribute in Mozilla location service and Mozilla Support centre. Then he planed to create a SuMo Team and MozStumbling squad in our FirefoxClub.

10985577_975536952503213_6172645682673847079_o11430236_975536689169906_4603833457164590143_oAfter this MozAwareness campaigns, It is for sure that on any future events of Mozilla we will get huge attendees 😀 And I think these booths have been helping us out with more and more contributor engagement.

At last I want to give Thanks to volunteers for making the event colorful, They did an awesome job while communicating with the visitors about Mozilla.

After successfully finished, we took some group photo with #FoxYeah banner.



11415455_975537679169807_6558959617475593908_oIt was extremely nice moment and a great event for LU FirefoxClub.

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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.


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.


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



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!



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.







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.



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 !





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




MozIftar Sylhet, 2014



This report on MozIftar Sylhet has been long overdue. Apologies for the delay in posting it.



That time is a holy month of Ramadan and that time the occasion is Iftar.

Wednesday , 16th July, 2014 Mozilla Bangladesh and Sylhet Mozillians hosted #MoziftarSylhet at  Peppers Restaurant & Party Center. There were 30 participants from

1) Leading University
2) Sylhet Polytechnic institute
3) Sylhet Engineering College





We started MozIfter at 6pm. I (Sylhet MozIfter coordinator) on behalf of Mozilla Bangladesh and  Sylhet Mozillians started the event by giving thanks to everyone for joining the MozIftar. I told everyone that it was the first meetup for Sylhet Mozillians. So we all are lucky that we were there. Then I introduced everyone to the three institutes Firefox Club Lead. After that we started the general introduction section in this session and everyone were able to meet Mozillians of other institutes.





In that event We discussed a list of following items.

1) Mozilla Bangladesh Facebook group, Fanpage and Website
2) Future events
3) Arrange Makerparty
4) Sylhet Mozillians future plan



It was a real pleasure to get together with so many friends.A great fun with the discussions and took a group photo. We enjoyed a lot and found few more enthusiast. Finally a big thanks to Mozilla Bangladesh and Mahay Alam Khan,Late Rahid Hasan, Ashiqur Rahman Amit, Rine Anam, Mahir Labib Chowdhury, Maliha Momtaz Islam and Sashoto Seeam.