Short talk about Mozilla at Mailam Engineering College…

Date: 06-April-2015

To bring new contributors and to strengthen the MEC Firefox Club I went to meet Mailam Engineering College students. Due to the exams, management allowed me to meet First year students only. In first year there are 13 Sections with average of 50 students (~650 students). I spent 20-25 minutes to each section to Introduce Mozilla and its community projects. Mohammed Adam who is the lead of MEC Firefox Club helped me to complete the target(~650 students) on time.

Photos are uploaded here

புதிய பங்களிப்பாளர்களை உருவாக்கவும், MEC Firefox Club இனை வலுப்படுத்தவும் 06-ஏப்ரல்-2015 அன்று விழுப்புரத்திலுள்ள மயிலம் பொறியியல் கல்லூரிக்கு சென்றிருந்தேன்.

தேர்வு நேரமாதலால் என்னால் முதலாம் ஆண்டு மாணவர்களிடத்தில் மட்டுமே பேச முடிந்தது. முதலாம் ஆண்டில் 13 பிரிவுகளில் தோராயமாக 50 மாணவர்கள் வரை இருந்தனர்(~650 மாணவர்கள்).

ஒவ்வொரு பிரிவிற்க்கும் 20-25 நிமிடங்கள் கொண்டு Mozilla மற்றும் அதன் FSA Community பற்றி பேசினேன். என்னுடன் முகமது ஆதம் உடனிருந்தார்.

Firefox OS apps Localization for Indic Language (Online Event)

Date : 28-Mar-2015 to 29-Mar-2015
Main goal is to translate Firefox OS apps which are available in Transifex(Mozilla Tech Evangelism).

Viswaprasath Organized this event. He assigned me as a Coordinator for Tamil Language. We fixed the goal to Complete all the apps which are not completed. Based on this condition we found 10 apps that needs to done. So i invite Mr. Mohammed Ammar and Mr. Sathish Kumar (who are the Wikipedia Contributors) to join with us. Totally 9members included their name in Etherpad contributors section. But unfortunately only 6members participated. Event started at 08.00am on 28th March. Viswaprasath, Mohammed Ammar, Sathish Kumar, Mohammed Adam actively involved from the beginning. At the end of first day we translated 6 apps. Next day 5members participated and started translation actively. I reviewed all the apps which are translated on Saturday(28-Mar-2015). At the end of the day(29-Mar-2015) we were closed to our goal. Unfortunately we found Weboffice source string available in Spanish(not in English). So we decided to omit the Weboffice app from the list. Except Weboffice our team finished all the apps. Finally we achieved our goal.

I thanks to Viswaprasath to organize this event. And I also thank to Mr. Mohammed Ammar and Sathish Kumar to help us.

MoPad Link : Firefox OS Apps l10n Team Details

Tamil MoPad Link : Tamil Apps Details

WoMoz l10n Event

Date : 15-Mar-2015
First of all I thanks to Mohammed Adam, Subashini and Sathish. These people did the background work to make this event successful. And I’m also thank to Mr. Karkee(Founder of Jeevika Academy), Who gave the support to host the event in Jeevika Academy.

Event started with general intro about Free Software Philosophy. This 20min speech given by Mohammed Adam. Then Mr. Karkee talk about History of International women’s day and Role of Women in this Society.

Laterally these two people handover the session to me. I started with Technology and Women in technology. Later I went into Mozilla and its project. Then I raised the question about importance of Language to a human. Simultaneously I fired another question importance of mother tongue to a human. This two question make the participants to think more. Ultimately they started to answer with their own point about language. From this involvement I moved the session to Mozilla Tamil Localization and Translation.

First I took Mozilla pootle project then moved to Transifex project and finally Support Mozilla translation.

At-last we distributed some books about feminism to the participants who are all active in throughout the session. Then distributed the Mozilla swags to the participants.

Total Number of Participants = 49 + 6 Volunteers from local Community.
1. Mohammed Adam
2. Subashini
3. Satheesh
4. Priyadharshini
5. Priyadharshini
Thanks to the Volunteers…

Event Photos uploaded here