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मोजिल्ला ग्लोबल स्प्रिन्ट २०१७ काठमाडौंमा आयोजना हुँदै

 

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आउदो जेष्ठ १९ र २० गते नेपालमा पहिलो पटक मोजिल्ला नेपाल र विभिन्न खुल्ला समुदायसँगको सहकार्यमा मोजिल्ला ग्लोबल स्प्रिन्ट २०१७ काठमाडौंमा आयोजना हुनेभएको छ। ग्लोबल स्प्रिन्ट मोजिल्लाद्वारा आयोजना गरिने दुई दिने विश्वव्यापी कार्यक्रम हो। यो नेपाल सहित विश्वको धेरै देशहरूमा आयोजनाहुँदै छ।

यो दुई दिने कार्यक्रममा विद्यार्थी, वैज्ञानिक, शिक्षक, कलाकार, ईन्जिनियर र अरु विभिन्न क्षेत्रका मान्छेहरु कार्यक्रम स्थानमै वा अनलाइन भेला भई रमाइलो साथै खुल्ला इन्टरनेटको लागि नयाँ नयाँ परियोजनाहरूको निर्माण गर्छन्। विद्यार्थी, डिजाइनर, विकासकर्ता, अनुसन्धानकर्ता, प्रोग्रामर आदि सबै जाना यस मोजिल्ला ग्लोबल स्प्रिन्टमा सामेल हुन सक्नेछन्।

तपाईंसँग नयाँ वा राम्ररी स्थापित कुनै पनि किसिमको खुल्ल परियोजना छ भने, तपाईंले ग्लोबल स्प्रिन्टमा ति परियोजनाहरुको प्रस्तुति दिएर आवश्यक मद्दत र योगदान सहभागीहरूसँग माग्न सक्नुहुन्छ। योगदानहरु कोड, सामग्री, डिजाइन, सम्पादन, लेखन, परीक्षण, सल्लाह, आदि जे पनि हुन सक्छ तर ती परियोजनाहरू खुल्ला सफ्टवेयरको परिभासा अन्तर्गत पर्नु पर्दछ जो, संसारभरि जहाँसुकै भएको मानिसहरूले प्रयोग, पुनः प्रयोग र पुनः वितरण गर्न सक्छन।

यस वर्ष मोजिल्ला ग्लोबल स्प्रिन्टमा पाँच फरक तर प्रमुख मुद्दाहरुमा ध्यान दीइदै छ। खुल्ला नवाचार, गोपनीयता र सुरक्षा, डिजिटल समावेशता, वेब साक्षरता र ईन्टरनेट दीसेन्त्रिलैज ती पाँच प्रमुख मुद्दाहरु हो। यो मुद्दाहरुले सबैका लागि खुला र पारदर्शी इन्टरनेटको सिर्जना गर्न मद्दत गर्नेछ। काठमाडौंमा पनि ३० भन्दा बढी सहभागी विभिन्न फरक विषयहरूमा मिलेर काम गर्नेछ।

ग्लोबल स्प्रिन्टमा कोडिङ सँग फरक विषय मा प्रस्तुति पनि हुनेछ। जहाँ परियोजना नेतृत्वहले आफ्नो परियोजना बारे प्रस्तुत गर्नेछन र विश्वभरिका भइरहेको ग्लोबल स्प्रिन्टको प्रत्यक्ष प्रसारण पनि देखाइने छ। मोजिल्ला ग्लोबल स्प्रिन्ट २०१७ रियल टाईम सोलुसन्स, धोबिघाट, ललितपुरमा आयोजना हुँदै छ।

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In memory of Michael Bauer

Reblogged from School of Data Blog, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike v3.0 License

 

“It was with great sadness that we learned last week that we had lost one of our greats. Michael Bauer passed away suddenly on 13th September 2015 while running the Wachau half marathon. In this post, the School of Data team (both past and present) remember what he gave to the project, and our favourite moments from working with him.”

 

Michael joined School of Data as one of the first team members in 2012 and worked on the project up until October 2014. In this time, he trained and helped hundreds of activists from across the world and built an amazing community of likeminded people – a community which is now thriving, in large part due to the contributions and skills that Michael gave.

 

His extraordinary intelligence and skills gave School of Data an “edge”; for him, anything done on the project had to be both educational and fun, else there was no point in doing it. He taught all of us personally a huge amount about what it means to be a ‘data trainer’. He was a great colleague, and an even better friend.

 

The School of Data team is largely remote – we work from wherever we like and connect with each other online. This means we don’t see each other so often and most of our contact is done via emails, online meetings or, as usually was the case with Michael, Skype chats from airport lounges…

 

Playing ‘Where is Michael?’ was always a fun game.

Playing ‘Where is Michael?’ was always a fun game.

 

It also means that when we do meet in person, the time is precious. We travelled together across the world – and wow, did Michael travel. He was always up for spontaneous trips (sometimes with as little as twelve hours notice before intercontinental travel), for throwing himself into getting to know new communities, to spend nights dancing even with early starts due the next day. Colourful both in personality and turnout, we will always remember Michael in his shiny cape at Mozfest when we ran our first ever data expedition – our Data Diva.

 

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People genuinely never forgot Michael – he was charismatic and commanded people’s attention. He managed to understand data and people, and he could inspire every single person he met, no matter how many were in the workshop. He was a true polymath, too – he went from medical doctor, to academic, to data trainer/coder, to a journalist – and all before the age of 35.

 

To us, Michael was intelligent, always ready to help people, honest (sometimes painfully), funny and, as all the best people are, wonderfully awkward. Most of all, he was generous with his time, humble, and thoughtful. He managed to foster an environment where anyone could ask him a question, or for help on building something – and he would answer without any fuss, and with contagious enthusiasm.

 

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As a key architect of many of School of Data’s workshop styles, particularly Data Clinics and Data Expeditions, his legacy lives on through the character sheets he made just 10 minutes before the first expedition started, and in many of the materials the community use today

 

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When he moved on to derStandard.at, we were torn between happiness for him – that he was starting a new stage in his life – and sadness, that he was leaving our team. He was so excited about it though: finally, he would “stop talking about data journalism and start doing it.”

 

As a leaving gift, we made him this video to show him how much we appreciated him. Watch it from YouTube.

 

We “the Team of Open Knowledge Nepal” met him during his visit at Nepal for “Open Aid Data Bootcamp 2014 Nepal”. Bedside being an awesome Data Diva, he was a really good Human Being. May his soul rest in peace. Here are some photos from his Nepal visit:

 

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Standing with Open Communities @ CAN SofTech 2014

Computer Association of Nepal (CAN) was going to organize CAN SofTech  2014 from 11th to 14th September 2014 at Exhibition Hall, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu. so, we also decided to keep one combine stall of FOSS Nepal Community, Nepali Wikipedia, Mozilla Nepal and Open Knowledge Nepal over there.

Here are some images were taken during the event period.

Day 1st | 11th September 2014

For more images of Day 1st please go to the Link.

Day 2nd | 12th September 2014

For more images of Day 2nd please go to the Link.

Day 3rd | 13th September 2014

For more images of Day 3rd please go to the Link.

Day 4th | 14th September 2014

For more images of Day 4th please go to the Link.

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Mozilla Nepal Second Anniversary

From the date of 23rd June 2014, Avash Mulmi (Mozilla Reps from Nepal) started a discussion in an E-mail with the subject “About Second Anniversary and Fourth Community Meetup of Mozilla Nepal”. In that discussion, all others Mozillians form Nepal gave their feedback on that topic and we start planning for the event. Planning about the event runs for the month because all the mozillians was thinking of making the day special and unique. I was also quite interested from the beginning because on those kinds of event we will get an chance to meet many other awesome mozillinas from a different part of the country.

Then again on the date of 14th August 2014, I received another E-mail saying “Invitation for Nikesh Balami to participate in the Mozilla Nepal Second Anniversary Event”. That E-mail made me quite happy, I read the whole event plans and found it quite interesting and perfect.
On the mail I saw a point “The event will be mostly focused on three contribution areas”:
1. App Development (Web-based, targeted to Firefox OS)
2. Mozilla Webmaker
3. Localization of Firefox

Which made me quite confused while filling up a form because all of those contributions areas was my favorite but after thinking for a while I decided to choose Mozilla Webmaker (the easiest contribution area). Then I started counting the days, not only me I think all the mozillians from Nepal was waiting for that awesome day.

The venue for the event was SAP Falcha which is situated in Baneshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal and I must say that venue was quite far me cuz I need to change two buses to reach the venue. On the event day 26th August 2014, I reached the venue One hour late because of the traffic jam and sadly I missed the starting orientation and idea pitching program of the event. But right after I reached the venue I started shaking hands with all the mozillians for two minutes and I join my Webmaker team.

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We discuss the topics and List out all of them in one paper. Aman Routh (Mozillians from Birgunj, Nepal) suggested one very important topics for makes. He was thinking to make a popcorn video on How to use X-Ray Goggles. I also like that topic very much so, I share my views with him and he gave me permission to work on that topic.

Here is that Popcorn Video:

Along with that video, I work on other Three more topics of makes and here are the links of all those makes that I work:

1) Thimble make of “Mozilla Nepal Second Anniversary Invitation“: https://nikesh2.makes.org/thimble/ODkyMDEwNzUy/mozilla-nepal-second-anniversary

2) Thimble make of “Introduction to Mozilla Nepal“: https://nikesh2.makes.org/thimble/MTgxNDc1NzYzMg==/introduction-to-mozilla-nepal

3) Remix of Keep Clam Postcard: https://nikesh2.makes.org/thimble/LTEzNzI2NTEyNjQ=/mozilla-nepal

It was an Aman Routh Birthday on that day so, I also made one postcard for him: https://nikesh2.makes.org/thimble/LTE2NzQ5MDMyOTY=/happy-birthday-aman-routh

Working and Eating is always fun, Light snacks & drinks wwereprovided to us tthroughouta day. Working with the team and meeting all those awesome friends at one place was fun. I get chance to learn alot of things on that day.

and I think that made me #ProudMozillian thanks to #MozNp

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[5 July 2014] WorldCup Fever: Moz-Futsal Camp

On the Date of 5th July 2014, Mozilla Nepal decided to organized one informal event. The event was not Hackathon, Maker Party, Apps Day etc but It was one Futsal Camp (mini indoor football). As per decided schedule, 9 Mozillians from different colleges gather in Lalitpur 5A Side Indoor Football Ground sharp at 02:30 PM.

Group Photo

The Ground was already registered by the Event Co-ordinator Ashutosh Dhoj Joshi and the game was said to be started from 03:00 PM so, meanwhile in that free time we break down into Two Teams. A team of Ashutosh consists Five Players (Nootan Ghimire, Avash Mulmi, Srijan Bista, Shashi Khanal & Ashutosh Dhoj Joshi)  and the Team of Samar consists Four Players (Nikesh Balami, Surit Aryal, Manish Jung Thapa & Samar Dhwoj Acharya), After the Teams set-up Moz-Futsal Camp was started. We played football with lot’s of fun and Everyone of us was enjoying it’s so much. The game continues for one hour and Team Samar win the game with high margins of goals.

Score Card of the Game:

Team Samar: 30 Goals

Team Ashutosh: 18 Goals

and Its was Shashi Khanal birthday so, Before Leaving the Venue He and Avasz Mulmi gave us an Party :p, Once again want to wish Shashi “Many Many Happy Returns of the Day, Live Long”.

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Moz Maker Party @ Acme Engineering College

Date: 7th March 2014, Friday
Venue: Acme Engineering College, Banasthali, Kathmandu
Time: 10:30 AM
Acme Open Source Community [AOSC] and Mozilla Club of an Acme Engineering College “Acme Firefox” decided to celebrate one Mozilla Webmakers party at International Women Day 2014 and named it “Moz Maker Party – Building better web”. In that event, I got a chance to represent Mozilla.
Event Detail at Wiki: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Acme_Firefox#Moz_Maker_Party

I started Talking about Mozilla by playing the video “The Mozilla Story” and tell them what is Mozilla, what is Mozilla mission and so on.

Then there was a small talk on Firefox Student Ambassador & Firefox OS. I told them the benefits of being Firefox Student Ambassador.

After that, the main event was started “Moz Maker Party” with the introduction of Mozilla Webmaker, what kinds of tools are there and what are the benefits of those tools.

The group was divided into a small team for some work and different Teamwork on different topics. Some decided to work on the theme “International Women Day 2014” and some decided to learn how to remix others pages.

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Some outputs made by the team:

Kapil’s Team :

Surendra’s Team: https://surendragrg.makes.org/popcorn/1t4g

Niranjan’s team: https://niranjan2052.makes.org/thimble/the-ingredients-of-me

and it was a Zocef (participant) sister birthday so Zocef Team decided to make one Popcorn Video wish his Sister and I was quite impressed with their work.

Zocef’s Team :

After the Output discussion we discuss again Firefox Student Ambassador (FSA) and at last President of Acme Open Source Community, Rabin Tamang ended an Event.

For More Images please Visit: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.710335069062923&type=1

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Data Visualization + Mozilla WebMaker @ Open Data Day…

Some of the Communities working under Open Philosophy (Specially FOSS Nepal Community, Wikimedia Nepal, Mozilla Nepal, NOSK, AOSC, OSAC and Open Knowledge Foundation Nepal) decided to celebrate Open Data Day 2014 at GPF Building, Kamaladi Kathmandu in the date of 22nd February 2014. I also decided to join that Event so, with some of my college friends, I moved towards the Venue early in the morning. At the venue, I made different members of different communities. I was quite hungry so I move towards the hotel first for the tea and after I came back from the hotel Ambassador of Open Knowledge Foundation Nepal, Prakash Neupane call us up at the meeting room and tell us what kinds of work we are going to do in Open Data Day 2014.

The different team decided to work on different kinds of a topic like Open Spending Hackathon, Makers Party, Wiki School e.t.c and some decided to join Talk program. I also make my team with one college friend named Suraj Bohara and decided to work on Data Visualization + Mozilla Webmaker because I was quite good with both of it.

Our team decide to work on Total number of Mountain data found in Nepal. So, I download the data from http://welcomenepal.com website in pdf format. Then We used software called Tabula to convert that pdf data into csv. After converting all those data we both filter that data step by step because we don’t want to make the mistake. We filter Mountain name and its Height and then I used https://datawrapper.de to visualized that data and the output comes something like this. Really Cool One!!

For More information, you can visit: http://cf.datawrapper.de/Xnc5M/2/

Now it was time to use Mozilla Webmaker and I think of making one Popcorn Video represent that Visualization but Then my friend suggest me to make one Thimble page too so, I make both of it. (Not that much good but I made it)

Popcorn Video Link: https://nikesh2.makes.org/popcorn/1rv0

Thimble Page Link: https://nikesh2.makes.org/thimble/total-number-of-peaks-opened-for-mountaineering

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Journey with Mozilla Nepal Community

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Working with FOSS Nepal Community was really cool but after hearing the name of Mozilla Nepal Community I was really socked. Different kinds of the question were running through my mind. It was all started from “Mozilla South Asian Meet-up Kathmandu 2013” during Open Data Day Hackathon 2013. At that event I got a chance to know about Mozilla from closely but the, more importantly, I got chance to know about Firefox OS on that event.

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After attending that event is was interested to join Mozilla Community so, I started searching about Mozilla, Mozilla Nepal, Firefox OS etc. and after that, I collect the name of Reps from Nepal and different contributor of Mozilla from Nepal and start adding them at different kinds of Social Sites. That’s helped me to be connected with them more easily and at that time I came to know about Firefox Student Ambassador (FSA) program. Then I joined that program and create on Firefox Club at my College named “Acme Firefox“. After creating college club we decided to have one Orientation Program at our college and at the same time Mozilla Nepal Community did one Firefox Student Ambassador (FSA) Nepal Meetup-I which helps us to get communicate with others FSA from Nepal. We also did one Orientation Program at our college on 1st August 2013 and named it “Acme Mozilla Orientation”
Blog post: http://aoscacme.wordpress.com/about/ and

http://www.neekes.com.np/acme-mozilla-orentation/

We also celebrate Mozilla Nepal Anniversary together with lots of Fun and Mozilla Nepal Meetup-III was the most memorable one because I think that Meetup was quite successful. I also got a Firefox Student Ambassador (FSA) badge at 17 December 2013.

Blog :http://www.neekes.com.np/mozilla-nepal-meet-up-iii/

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Screenshot from 2013-12-26 14:42:53

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Acme Mozilla Orentation

On the date of 1st August 2013, Acme Firefox and AOSC [Acme Open Source Community] jointly organized an event named Acme Mozilla Orientation. The event was said to be started from 10:00 AM but a huge traffic jam at Banasthali Chowk it was half hour delayed and it was started from 10:30 AM.

The five-member of Mozilla Nepal team entered the college:

  1. Avash Mulmi
  2. Prashish Rajbhandari
  3. Avinash Kundaliya
  4. Bansaj Pradhan
  5. Nirmal Khanal

Avash Mulmi started the event with their introduction one by one and then all the event participant also gave their introduction.Avash Mulmi Starting the Event With the participant of 25 students and our HOD sir the event gets started and at the starting of the event, Prashish Rajbhandari and Avinash Kundaliya ask us a question ” What is Open Source? ” we all get quiet for awhile because we don’t know the right and complete answer of the question. But after the silence of while one of the student and member of AOSC “Nikesh Balami” stood up and gives an answer but the answer given by him wasn’t complete So, both brothers teach us the right definition of Open Source.

After a little talk of Mozilla and Mozilla Nepal Prashish Rajbhandari and Avash Mulmi told us how we can contribute on Mozilla. Avash Mulmi told us about different kinds of involvement process :

  1. Helping Users
  2. Testing and Quality Assurance
  3. Coding
  4. Marketing and Evangelism
  5. Localization
  6. Add-ons
  7. Visual Design
  8. Developer Documentation
  9. Accessibility
  10. System Administration
  11. User Research
  12. Education

Avinash Kundaliya gave us the presentation about Firefox OS. He told us how the Firefox OS is made and Gave us a small demo of the coding. Firefox OS is made up of HTML, CSS, and JS. Avinash Kundaliya teaches us all the working principle of that OS and He also teaches us how to use Firefox OS on Simulator.Avinash bro Giving the Firefox OS presentation

Then again Bansaj Pradhan gives a small demo of Localization. He taught us how it works and how to contribute to it. A lot of students was interested in this topics and want to work on it.Demo Presentation

At last Nikesh Balami, a member of Acme Open Source Community takes the feedback of all student and ask them whether they are interested to do next Workshop of Web Maker or not. All the student gave the Positive answer and then he asks the student in which field they want to contribute and with the collection of all answer and positive Feedback the event ends.Nikesh Balami asking Feedback

At last a group photo was taken:Group Photo

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Mozilla Nepal Meet-Up III

After I become FSA (Firefox Student Ambassador), I got a good chance to get close to Mozilla Nepal Community and Mozilla Nepal Meetup III was a most awaited event for me. I was Volunteering since all the day and I think Avash Mulmi and Surit Aryal made a really cool Time Table for the Event. On the date of 9th October 2013 at a Time of 1:00 PM with the 34 participants the Event was started by  Shashi Khanal at SAF FAlCHA with the participant introduction.

Although I don’t get Chance or Time to do Documentation for the blog, Hear I created a Video by combining Images of an Event: