Wednesday, 24 December 2014


Firefox OS booth at CMDA IT EXPO

·         Expo period : 11th Dec 2014 to 14th Dec 2014
·         Venue : Vasundhara Pandit Farms, D.P. Road, Pune.

·         Volunteers :
- Ankit Gadgil (Mozilla Rep)
- Sayak Sarkar (Mozilla Rep)
- Prathamesh Chavan (F.S.A.)
- Aman Sehgal (F.S.A.)
- Suchita Agarwal (F.S.A.)
- Sohan Bandewar (F.S.A.)

                                                               The Booth Team

Expo report :

The volunteers of Mozilla Pune community had hosted an Firefox OS educational booth in the recently concluded CMDA IT Expo. The purpose of this booth was to generate awareness in public regarding the advantages of Firefox OS and promote the same. The open source communities Pune Linux users Group (PLUG) and Wikipedia community also joined us at the booth to promote FOSS technologies.

The Firefox booth was visited by approx. 10,000 attendees. Some of the attendees were aware of the Open Source softwares while others were curious and showed willingness to learn the same. The volunteers got engaged in solving the various questions which the enthusiastic people had in their minds.

The booth was also having 4 cellphones which have been launched in India by the partnered companies. People were availed to have a hands-off kind of thing where they operated and witnessed the marvelous OS.

Some the curious minds were astonished with this stunning OS and immediately purchased the devices.

The overall expo was a big success as thousands of people were made aware of this open source OS. The volunteers also enjoyed this overall experience and felt proud for becoming a part of this grand happening.

The booth was honored with a sign of appreciation by the organizing committee of the CMDA IT expo.  

Special thanks to Sudhanwa Sir, Gaurav Sir, Geeta ma'am and Manjusha ma'am for your support at the booth. It was a great experience for us to work with you all and to know the inside out of Open Source world.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Pilot Project MILE at Hutatma Rajguru Mahavidyala

  Pilot Project MILE at Hutatma Rajguru Mahavidyalaya

Date :
9th Dec., 2014

Duration : 1 hour

Location :
Town : Rajgurunagar, Dist : Pune, State : Maharashtra

Name of Institute :
Hutatma Rajguru Mahavidyalaya

No. of attendees : 100

Volunteers :
- Prathamesh Chavan (F.S.A.)
- Aman Sehgal (F.S.A.)
- Suchita Agarwal (F.S.A.)

                                                       (L-R : Suchita, Aman, Prathamesh)

Event Report :
                The town of Rajgurunagar is situated approximately 50 kms from Pune City. The attendees ranged within the age group of 16 – 18 years.

               The MILE (Mozilla India Pune Initiative for Literacy) project has been aimed for the spread of internet knowledge and awareness in rural areas. In accordance to this idea, the MILE team had selected this small town of estimated population of 10 lakhs where the opportunities on the internet were kept limited.                The event comprised of talk on the basics on internet and privacy and security on the web. Some of the attendees were aware of the internet applications and hence a mixed event format was adopted. The idea of Open Source and Mozilla Mission was explained to the attendees. The demo of other open source projects like Scrollback was also made public.

Event feedback :
“We never had an event which focuses on the internet philosophy. Most of our students have now started using internet to learn more and communicate. The event was well organized and we the faculty learned a lot from this event.”
- Prof. P. P. Chavan, Faculty member

“It was a very different and very good experience. This seminar has made me more aware on the wrong things that might happen on internet and it will surely help me in my future.”
- Ashish, Student

“I was aware of the internet applications but never thought of the actual working. It was fun to learn and understand.”
- Pooja, Student

About MILE :
The MILE project is a pilot project plotted by Prathamesh, Aman, and Vineel. The project is supported by Mozilla Reps Ankit, Sayak and Priyanka. The project aims in educating rural areas and works on the principles set by Mozilla of doing good. The project has not been allotted any budget and contributions in it are voluntary.

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