The journey began the day i received the email confirmation to conduct an event in Lucknow. When i read this email i felt immensely happy. First thing i did was to share this happiness with my mentor Shahid Ali Farooqui and with my team. We were excited about our first event. We all started planning from the first day so that we make this event a huge success.This was the most awaiting event of Mozilla Uttar Pradesh Community. We kept a MozCoffee to plan everything in detail.We were waiting for this day since the time we started this community since it was a kick start event in Lucknow. We all were nervous since it was officially our first event. Firefox growth campaign gave us the opportunity to celebrate the success and to spread awareness.We had no experience but we had the determination to do something which can bring a change. A change where anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way. We wanted to introduce FOSS in UP along with the celebration and Mozilla gave us this opportunity to spread its mission in Lucknow, U.P. It is rightly said, “Hard work pays off.” The sweat, the time, the devotion it pays off. #FoxYeah was the event which brought a confidence and smile on our face that yes we can do it.
We had numerous ideas so there was a war of ideas and then we stood up for the best idea that how can we make this campaign a success. The agenda of this event is to discuss about the latest features of Firefox 39, introduction to Mozilla and its mission, Android Appmaker demo, and also introduction to the latest campaign from Mozilla, Foxyeah.
With all the planning and juggling of ideas. The BIG day came!!! We all were excited seeing the massive crowd we decided that we have to deliver the best today.
Firefox Growth campaign was held from 11:30 am onwards on Thursday 16th July at Uptec Computer Consultancy Ltd. The event was ‘informative’ – an introduction to Spring Campaign, Mozilla and its mission and latest version of firefox browser. There were 150 attendees. The event was initiated by the UPTEC team. They warmly welcomed us. I open the event with a brief introduction of the entire crowd in Foxyeah style. I spoke about the firefox growth campaign and why are we doing this campaign.I spoke about the mozilla story and its mission. Introduced the Mozilla Uttar Pradesh community and its members.
Then it was followed by a session to introduce the products of mozilla and latest features from Firefox 39 by Abhishek. Ravindra took over to speak about the Contribution areas in Mozilla and how can the audience get involved. Ravindra got nervous and went blank as it was his first time so the crowd cheered him which helped him to gain the confidence.
We ended our session by a quiz and to every correct answer there was a goodie. Swags were distributed to each and everyone. We kept a T-shirt for the person who will summarize the entire session. The audience was extremely fabulous they heard us from starting to end and interacted with us. Throughout the session Rajat and Parvez managed the crowd and distributed swags to everyone.
There was a feedback tree(fox-tree) which we created. People came and appreciated our work. They wanted to learn more and they approached us to be a part of the community. The audience was excited to use the latest version of Firefox. Priyank answered the queries of the students. UPTEC team served us the refreshment soon after the event which was very delighting. We ended our event with a promise to do better
Credits for the super work goes to:
For Props: Ravindra, Ashish, Abhishek
For PPT: Priyank, Ashish, Vnisha
For Craft work: Ashish and Jyotsna
For Banners and swags: Ravindra and Priyank
For Designing: Priyank and Abhishek
Photography: Arunav, Anshuman and Ashish
Volunteers: Arunav Moitra, Anshuman Singh and UPTEC students.
This would have been impossible without the guidance of Shahidji and Santoshji who were constantly helping me in managing everything. A special Thanks to the UPTEC team and students for being so cooperative and helpful. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped us.
Event Portal: https://reps.mozilla.org/e/foxyeah-compaign-in-up-india/
Etherpad link: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/16uIdVuIg4