Mozilla Awareness Booth @ AUST, Dhaka

Returned happily from Mozilla Awareness Booth at Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology (AUST), Dhaka. I returned early, Mozilla Bangladesh community fellows are still there, talking to buzzing students, making them aware of Mozilla missions and awesome products, and helping them to connect to us back by our Facebook group & mailing lists.

I’ll congratulate Ratul as this was his first event after being a rep and also Noor vai, Shuvo, Rifaz and Fuad for always being busy in the booth, talking to the students and being so much motivated!

There was little to do for me other them talking to the students about the MDN activities we’re doing here and web-dev stuffs, so I took some photos at the booth. 🙂

Unboxed my Keon and playing my app on FirefoxOS!

Unboxing my Keon

Few days ago I received my Keon phone as a part of the Mozilla Reps program (thanks again, Mozilla!) and right now, I’m playing the classic Minesweeper on it.

Minesweeper @ Keon

Minesweeper @ Keon

I am not satisfied with the quality of the app (obvious, I developed it) but still, I’d be delighted if anyone gives it a try! It’s available in the Firefox Marketplace. Oh did I mention it’s a web app, which means you can play it from your Android or iPhone, even from your desktop? 😀

Marketplace link: https://marketplace.firefox.com/app/minesweeper/

Blogged about Mozilla GenOpen Webmaker Project

Just wrote an article about the GenOpen project – in Bangla/Bengali, from the MozillaBD.org site! Here goes the link: http://www.mozillabd.org/node/23

I used Google translation to translate it back to English and it’s horrible! So, not sure whether anyone not speaking Bangla would be able to grab a bit. 😦

Firefox OS Hack Session in Bangladesh, tomorrow! Open for Everyone!

We’ll be having a Firefox OS hack session [1] at Uttara, Bangladesh tomorrow and thus start the journey of the series events. Eventually, we’re planning to organize Open Web Applications/Firefox OS Hackathon in 2013 and as a part of the program, we’ll be arranging open web hacking & training sessions in colleges/universities/other possible regions.

Tomorrow, we’ll be presenting at the first event of the series, at Asian University of Bangladesh, Uttara Campus, starting sharp at 11:00 AM, UTC+6

We’ll be introducing Mozilla Bangladesh, Firefox OS [3] essentials, apps showdown & tutorials to write your own apps, API demo etc.

The Event is FREE for everyone, so just drop by!

If you want to host such event in your university/college/local area, just inform the Mozilla Bangladesh ReMo team [2] and we’ll be more than happy to arrange such events! If you’d like to contribute/speak in such events, please join Mozilla Bangladesh Community [2] today.

See you all tomorrow!

[1] https://www.facebook.com/events/304995132942719/
[2] https://www.facebook.com/groups/MozillaBD/

[3] http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefoxos/

Firefox turns 8 – Mozilla Bangladesh Community Celebration

Just returned from the Mozilla Bangladesh Community meet-up. Mozillians along with ReMos attended the party – it was an awesome afternoon. The meet-up was special as we celebrated our favorite Firefox’s 8th Birthday.

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The party was scheduled to start at 3 PM, but ReMo Ahsan vai was present by 2 PM to receive guests. Me & another ReMo, Enzam picked the cake and were a bit late, but we were excused because of the delicious cake ;). First there was the introduction session, where everyone said hi, about themselves & how much they love Firefox!

We ordered “Faluda” a popular desert in Bangladesh. We talked about Mozilla Bangladesh community, about Mozilla & it’s various projects & activities. Mozillians also shared their thoughts. They learned about the ReMo program too, and how to contribute to Mozilla either being a ReMo or not.

Finally, there was the time for cake! I won’t make the post longer, let the photos speak.

Soon it was evening, & we had to leave. We collected contact information of the Mozillians, discussed about future activities and thus enjoyed an wonderful afternoon with proud Mozillians of Bangladesh.

Happy Birthday Firefox, again!