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Firefox OS bus in Bangalore

I’ve been a bit late on this post. But only cause I was occupied with other things.

So, Firefox OS bus went all over India spreading Moz love and awesomeness all over. It reached in bangalore on 19th October. And I was one the regional coordinator of bangalore or so it said πŸ˜› Whatever, I was just glad to be a part of the amazing tour however small might it be. πŸ™‚

We reached at PESIT, south campus and was waiting their with other mozillians from bangalore, who probably knew bangalore better than me. πŸ˜€ The college fest of PESIT was under way. And enthusiasm of the students was admirable πŸ™‚ Though they were having their “Rock Night” at 10 am :/ Weird, I know! But somehow their college authorities didn’t gave them permission otherwise. Somewhere, I was so happy to be studying in a college where our Rock Night was actually at night and started at 10 pm πŸ˜› XD Anyways, I was talking about Firefox OS bus πŸ˜€

While waiting for Firefox Os bus, we had our own selfie time

While waiting for Firefox Os bus

So, the bus was late to arrive at the campus. Because of the marathon that was organised in bangalore on the very day. Too much happening in the city on a single day!! So, finally, the bus came and we met the moz crew from all over India and some awesome mozillians from bangalore. πŸ™‚ The rain other plans for us as it forced us to crawl into shades πŸ˜›

Awesome Mozillians

Awesome Mozillians

Anyways, after some amazing selfie time, the moz booth was setup inside and soon the booth members were busy explaining and spreading the launched Firefox OS phones in India. πŸ™‚

At PESIT

At PESIT

The actual attention however caught was our Moz mascot. πŸ˜€ And no surprises there that everybody loved him.

At jagga

At jagga

After another hour or so, we moved back into the bus and went on to Jagga. An amazing natural environment just outside of bangalore which I was unaware that it even existed. Developers, students whoever wanna learn, build, work or maybe just get away and code are welcome here. Truly mesmerising the natural energy that filled up the whole space out their.

Jagga hills

Jagga hills

Wish we could stay a but more their. But we were on the clock and we came back to bangalore, and to Collab house. πŸ™‚ It was my first time in collab house. And after checking in, we went out for group dinner at Barbeque nation. πŸ™‚ Woo hoo.. Awesome food all along. πŸ˜€ We all had some pretty amazing time with Firefox OS bus macchas πŸ˜€

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doing good is a part of our code!

 

 

 

Weardroid Event

An event organised by google developer group of bangalore(GDG) and Android User Group of bangalore(blrdroid) in Google bangalore office on 18th October, weardroid was an event on the wearables devices and creating their apps. Event comprised of both developers and marketing people to get a clearer insight to what may fall upon the future of wearable devices. My first GDG or blrdroid event, I was excited to be there. πŸ˜€Morning

The event was very well planned. There were Β design sprints and code sprints to encourage on-spot learning on creating wearable apps. Arguably, Android studio is to be considered to create wearable apps. Though, there are ways to tweak Eclipse for the same.
Here are a few links, if you are a hard-core Eclipse lover.Β [1] [2]Β I’ve only given two links which I think are quite detailed explained. However, there are numerous other links you can google on..

Looking puzzled

Looking puzzled

Design sprint focused on two case-studies and we were asked to create a moment where the app would be most useful. Everybody created their own and some stepped up to discuss about their designs further on. Quite a good collaboration of a few brilliant minds who came together to create awesome use-cases diagrams. All the designs and tweets can be found on the hashtag #AndroidWear or #WearDroid including the pics of a few designs which was tweeted of to.

Code sprint was kinda hard-on given the complex gradle system, which I never seem to get used to. Anyways, some awesome codes of previous wearable apps were shared. And all I found out was that it was nothing much different than normal android apps. The toughest part of creating a wearable app is the setup of Android Studio and ADB. πŸ˜›

Design Sprint underway

Design Sprint underway

Pizza and Coke for lunch, and coffee and cookie as much as you want. The event was awesome with the final small debate on with users, developers and business ends. Finally, a great day came to an end with the distribution of t-shirts. πŸ˜€

Code sprint

Code sprint

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hoping to attend more of GDG and blrdroidΒ events from now on. πŸ™‚

 

If you want to view all theΒ pics of Weardroid event.

 

 

 

 

Fennec Launch Party

Outside CCD

Outside CCD

The event was organised on 30th September, 2014.

Being my first my first Moz party, I was pumped up about the event. It was supposed to be organised in Cafe Coffee day, near Navina Cinema.

The first ever bn_IN meet ever. It was a gathering of bengali localisers from kolkata. Biraj was the coordinator of the event. Started up by each of one us introducing oneself.

Attendees:

In South City

In South City

Biraj went on to explain a few standards to be maintained in the the bengali community of localisers. Some latest developments, tools and l20n were explained by Swarnava. Biraj went to tell us about the many problems that has been facing in the near past by the contributors. Bengali localiser standards are important. Of course the thin line of difference between translation and localisation has to be maintained well. Even so, each area of contribution required was noted and spent on the table. Finally, swags were distributed and we had a nice group photo outside CCD πŸ˜€

Cutting the L10n Cake

Cutting the L10n Cake

Then we all walked to the way to South City mall, where we were supposed to be having our Community Dinner at Mainland China. The L10n cake was cut. Ahh, it was tasty πŸ˜€ Then came the exquisite dinner and we had a small video to share from the day. Finally, after another group pic, everyone headed home tired and stuffed and content. πŸ˜‰

Outside Mainland China

Outside Mainland China

It was a fabulous day starting from the first introduction to strangers to the goodnight of friends. πŸ™‚

I’m looking forward to more such events. Go Mozilla! πŸ˜€

Doing good is a part of our code

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