Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Common Voice at FOSSASIA'18

My First International talk 

As a part of Mozilla Representative program, I got an opportunity to present my talk at FOSSASIA 2018, one of the largest open source conference in Asia.

I spoke about Common Voice Project, my talk covered with Mozilla and its mission, Deep speech and Baidu Algorithm, About Common Voice and ways to get contributed.

FossAsia 2018, organized at Life Long Learning Institute, had the best pool participants and speakers from different parts of world, with different domains expertise. It was an awesome opportunity meeting like minded people and get to learn from them.

The reason for my present my talk is to “In 2018, one of our main goals for Common Voice is to start supporting multi-language, as well as increase our contributions. Because of this, we need to spread the message of Common Voice as far as possible. Showing up at FOSSASIA will allow us to better reach open-source minded developers in Asia. “

When I asked the people, “What do you know about Mozilla apart from Browser”, it was nice to hear unique responses from every one about the Mozilla Projects.

Started with introduction to common voice, why it is necessary to have Data sets open to everyone and multi-language support. Then, I have presented ways to get contributed like record, validate, add sentences, code and reporting bugs.

It was nice to see the people who wants to work on the speech recognition system model are liking to use the common voice data model and get contributed.

At last we had a QA , where most of the people asking about multi language and data model.

Last but not the least, my sincere thanks to the @Henretty from Common Voice team for supporting my talk and helping the content for talk.

Mozillain Moments :D

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Sumo Marathon 2

Hi Mozillians,

After organizing successful event Sumo Marathon1 at warangal. This time we had spread it other community " khagaznagar".

So, we (Sandeep & Bala)  had organized this event at kahagazanar dated on 26th April.

Let's start the event :

Event has started with self introduction of all the participants and we had self introduced our selves.

Then we have started giving introduction to Mozilla and then as most of the participants are students, myself and Bala had presented about campus club program.

Then we have started discussing about projects in Mozilla like Sumo, VR and Rust. Like the way how to involve in it and what is the criteria to contribute.

The second session we have started with giving demonstration of Pontoon and I gave glance on it. Later, moved to the main main agenda of the event is Sumo.

This event is mainly conducted in order to introduce new sumo platform (lithium) and collect the feedback on it.

We have explained about KB articles and few demos to the participants Nike localizing the KB KB Article into  native language. There are few participants who involved in this demo.

Later on being moved to Bugzilla, i explained about how to file a bug by showing few Demos and previous Demos which we filed.

At the end we had a few questions posed by participants on sumo platform , they are so keen  and eager to  involve  in sumo platform. We had an amazing ice breaking with the participants.

My Self and Bala had a discussion about future event plans and meetups with the participants, looking forward to have more events with them .

Monday, 29 May 2017

Hello Awesome Mozillians  ,

As we all know we have a great Mozilla community around India. We have a large number of dedicated students, developers and evangelists who are really passionate about Mozilla. We have seen that very few people in India actually know about Firefox Nightly Desktop.Its a glimpse of what the future of Firefox will be for hundreds of millions of people.

Mozilla India has came up with its Nightly campaign in order to increase the Nightly downloads and to introduce to the Firefox users.

I have been organized an event "Nightly Marathon -1 " under this campaign to introduce this to tech enthusiasts and testing Nightly to get involved as a contributor for Nightly.

Its a pleasant evening we have gathered in a bakery and soon we started intro about ourselves and their interests. And then i have started my intro and addressed why we have gathered here.

Then i addressed the event agenda which we are going to discuss further. Now i have stared intro about Mozilla and had a quick glance on its projects, then i  started discussing about Nightly browser and its features, why we need to use this.

Later, i have explained about the release cycles and use of Bugzilla , how to file the bug and webcompat with Nightly. They are so curious to know about these things.

After this i have asked them to install the nightly in their systems and we have discussed ways for contributing Nightly and helping other contributors to involve with Nightly.

Finally, we have done with the event and swag distribution is done . They are very much elated and Thanked Mozilla for being this event.

Event Album :

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Mozilla India Community Meetup updates with MCW

Hey Mozillains,

It was almost a month ago  that MCW, hadn't meet up.Now this time we  had a meetup on updates from Mozilla India Community meetup plan happened in Pune.

Therefore Ajaykumar and My self had decided to host meetup with my community on 31st july ,2016 sharing insights from pre community India meetup plan.We have requested Rajsuthar from Rajasthan community to share updates, as he's  part of pre community India meetup plan.

Hemanth, Ajay and my self had meetup to discuss on future plans and goals on our community.We had started with connected devices how this project should contributed and to introduce this to contributors in our community.And the next  thing we had discussed on RUST ,in how the way the Rust is going perform on Mozilla.This went for an  around one and  half hour.

Now , we have call connected to Rajsuthar from Rajasthan community  shared the insights from Pre India community meetup plan happened in Pune. We had a call for around 25 minutes. Raj shared the future goals that Mozilla India is going to work forward in future and also we had discussion on FSA programme that it's going to be Mozilla on Campus. Later, we have posed few questions to Raj.

It was great talking with  Raj and Thank you for joining us!

Lastly i would like to Hemanth for giving a space for meetup!

Thursday, 28 July 2016

MCW Monthly Meetup June

Hello Mozillians,

I am happy to share the Insights of Mozilla Club Warangal Meetup which was very successfully conducted on June 6th, 2016. The meeting was chaired by around 15 people have attended the meetup.

The meeting was initiated with brief Introduction of everyone who attended and then the contributions of the club in last 1 month have been discussed in which major contributions from MCW were L10n,QA.

Also, major problems being faced in MCW were sorted out. Few of them are:

1. Only Club Leads are active in each Firefox Club
2. No follow up with club members by the Club leads
3. Less number of regular meet - ups in colleges and in the Mozilla Warangal Community
4. No active Women Involvement
5. No team coordination among Firefox Club members
6. No effort recognition for the activities done by FSA’s
7. Lack of documentation skills among FSA’s for publicizing their events.
8. Lack of awareness among FSA’s on different projects of Mozilla.

Solutions for the meet up have been discussed .Finally the meet ended up with discussion on Connected Devices.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

MDN'S10th Anniversary

Mozilla Developer Network (MDN) is an open and collaborative learning platform for Web technologies
(HTML, CSS and JavaScript). MDN goes beyond providing essential coding information; it addresses
developers’ needs through its supporting community of volunteer developers, with the aim of inspiring
ideas, encouraging collaboration and ultimately, fostering the growth of the open Web. For a wide
range of Web developers, from learners to hobbyists to full‐time professionals, MDN provides useful
explanations for coding practice, instructions on downloading and building code, articles on how the
code works. It also gives guidance on how to build add‐ons for Mozilla applications and apps for Firefox
OS, user‐submitted runnable demos of Web technologies, and helpful answers on development
planning and strategy.

Openness is central to MDN, in that anyone can create an account to edit the content, and anyone can
copy and reuse the content, under its Creative Commons (Attribution‐Share‐Alike) license. Likewise,
anyone can join in discussions about planning and task management, via publicly accessible tools. This
openness has coalesced a community of volunteer contributors that extends far beyond the small staff
who keep pace with the rapid release cycle of Mozilla’s flagship browser. The online collaboration also
manifests in face‐to‐face events such as monthly MDN‐focused meet‐ups in Mozilla’s London and Paris
offices (joined by a video conference link), and other ad‐hoc gatherings that members may take
initiative to throw.
Currently, MDN has over 4 million users per month and more than 1000 volunteer editors per month,
worldwide. In July 2015, MDN will celebrate its 10th anniversary, as the original MDN wiki site
launched on 23 July, 2005.

 2005: Mozilla obtained a license from AOL to use content from Netscape’s DevEdge site. The
DevEdge content was mined for still‐useful material, which was then migrated by volunteers
into a wiki so it would be easier to update and maintain. The new wiki was launched in July
2005 as Mozilla Developer Center (MDC), also known as “devmo,” shorthand for its domain
name, “developer.mozilla.org.”
 2010: The name was changed to Mozilla Developer Network (MDN), reflecting the site’s
growth into a nexus for all developer documentation related to the Mozilla Project and open
web technologies.
 2011: A “Demo Studio” section was added for web developers to share and show off their
code, along with learning pages to provide links to tutorials.
 2014: The basic learning pages have been expanded into “Learn the Web” content for
beginning web developers, including a web terminology glossary, which Mozilla staff and
volunteers will continue to develop over the next few years.
Key facts

 Original MDN wiki site launched on 23 July, 2005

 Today it is one of the richest resources on the Web for documentation with 34,500
documents and climbing

 Currently MDN has about 4,2 million users per month

 More than 20,000 contributors have made about 510,000 edits to date

 1000+ people edit MDN every month

 So far, MDN editors created 13,200 English pages and made 21,200 translations in 42 locales

 142 HTML elements documented, including all standard elements in HTML5, stillexperimental
ones like <dialog>, and never‐standard, deprecated ones like <blink> (for
historical reference).
 275 CSS properties documented, covering 60+ CSS‐related specifications, many of which are
still being defined for example, writing‐mode, which controls whether lines of text are
horizontal (such as for Latin and most other alphabets) or vertical (for Japanese and Chinese

 300+ web terminology glossary

 90+ articles for complete beginners and learners in the “Learn the Web” section, e.g.
explaining the basic difference between a webpage, a website, a web server, and a search
Further information on MDN
Web: https://developer.mozilla.org/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MozDevNet
Newsgroup: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/mozilla.mdn
Events: MDN community events