Firefox OS AppDay @ GCEK

Rigin Oommen

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Mozilla Kerala organized a Firefox OS AppDay on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Government Engineering College, Kannur.

We were really surprised by the response we received for the event. This was the first event of the community in the new year 2015. We received a large number of responses for the event. This event was the first in the northern part of Kerala and it was very well received.

The welcome speech was given by Mr. Mohammed Mohzin followed by the Presidential address by Prof. Dr. T D John of the Mechanical Department. The event was inaugurated by the Principal Dr. V Syam Prakash followed by a felicitation speech by the Head of the Department of the Computer Science & Engineering Department Dr. Sivadasan P. ReMo Abin Abraham explained the activities and motto of Mozilla to the audience. Student Representative Aswath K gave the vote of thanks and concluded the official ceremony of the day.

The event kick-started by Abin Abraham giving a general introduction to Mozilla and the various projects of Mozilla other than Firefox. The participants were astonished to know that Mozilla was not just about the web browser, but much above that. Towards the end of the session, the audience got a clear idea :

Mozilla is not an organization that simply makes a web browser, but its a global community of like-minded people (developers) working hard to make the Web more beautiful.”

Next up was a was a quick session by Eldhose K Shibu on introduction to HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. He also demonstrated the magical power of the web. It led the audience to the magical spell of the power of the web. Later, Vigneshwer Dhinakaran conducted a session about the Firefox OS and its working.

Smartphone devices with Firefox OS running were the big attraction at the event. Student were really surprised and amazed to see smartphones that were running on something other than Android. The Flame reference phone was the key highlight of the day.

Rigin Oommen handled the development session in which he explained how to make applications for Firefox OS. It revealed the real power of the HTML to the participants. The participants were amazed as he explained the real possibilities of HTML5 and the Open Web.

The afternoon session was completely utilized for making creative apps by the participants. Mozillians Amal K Mathew,  Nadeem Ahmed and Faheem K helped the participants to bring out their inner creativity.

Later, Kumaresan Subash explained about the Firefox Student Ambassadors program of Mozilla and encouraged the students to join Firefox Student Ambassadors. Finally, Rigin Oommen and Faheem K announced the winners of the AppDay. The day ended with a photo session of the participants with the organizers.

Check out the complete album of the event on flickr