MozCoffee Dhaka MeetUp 2016 — January 30, 2016

MozCoffee Dhaka MeetUp 2016

MozCoffee – a beacon for introducing the community to the interested contributors and share the ideas, learnings and upcoming plans for the current year. Also it’s the best way to recruit more mozillians and FSAs. Unlike past years, it’s mainly organized at the end of global events(MozFest, MozLando & MozSummit). This year we’ve organised MozCoffee Dhaka 2016 in a very different way unlike other MozCoffee. The objectives of this event is to assign active contributors to different pathways, leaders to accomplish a specific goal within six months.

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Phase 1: The Selection

This year’s MozCoffee Dhaka MeetUp 2016 was organized by Anisur Rahman. As the idea was to create new leaders, He selected eleven FSAs from different Firefox Clubs. They are…

Meraj Kazi – DIIT Firefox Club
Nazir Ahmed Sabbir – DIU Firefox Club
Raiyad Raad – NSU Firefox Community
Saddam Hossain – Firefox @ EU
Razoana Sultana – SEU Firefox Club
Ehsanul Hassan – Firefox @ EWU
Sayed Ibn Masud – NSU Firefox Community
Sazzad Swadhin – Firefox @ PAU
Saudur Rahman – Firefox @ EU
Asif Mahmud Shuvo – DIU Firefox Club
Abdullah Umar Nasib – BRACU Firefox Club

This team was created only to mentor them the whole process of organizing an inter-community meetup type event starting from very first planning till the execution of the whole agendas so that everyone of this team can successfully have similar events on their respective clubs or campuses which will have great impact engaging more energetic faces like them.

Phase 2: Introduction

After the selection, we created a new group named “MozCoffee Dhaka Organizing Team”. With Anisur Rahman, me and Asif Raihan were set to mentor the selected FSAs and also Mahay Alam Khan(Mak vai) and Belayet Hossain acted as annotator of this team. On our first online meeting via Facebook chat(we couldn’t done on Hangout for technical difficulties), Mak vai introduced everyone to each other and made a motivational speech which was very helpful to focus our goals. On this online meeting, huge response and eagerness for contribution came from the team. At the end of it, Anisur Rahman then scheduled the next meetings to teach the methods for organizing events.

Phase 3: Meetings & Mentoring

We conducted three to four meetings till the end of the event date. Anisur Rahman mentored everyone how to perform a inter-community communication with different channels, we use and how to prepare an event budget if we are not a Rep and asking a Rep to support us with resources. He also shared his personal experiences and some tips and tricks to hold a successful event.

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A screenshot of the meeting

 

 

Phase 4: The Event

On 29th January 2016, MozCoffee Dhaka MeetUp 2016 was held in NewsCred Dhaka. Around fifty FSAs and active contributors have joined the program from thirteen different Firefox Clubs and all over the city. The main objective of this meetup was to create a future plan for Mozilla Bangladesh which is planned for six months time. The meetup begins in mentioned time.

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The event starts with a talk about the Privacy Week and upcoming Campus Campaign with the FSAs which were taken by Salman Rahman Desh and S Muhammad Mohi-Us Sunnat. It starts with introducing participates which was an ice-breaking session.

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Campus Campaign Session

Then they divided them into seven groups with 4-5 members to share ideas about #PrivacyWeek. They wrote down their ideas and presented to all.

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#PrivacyWeek Session

After that, Anisur Rahman started the main event by showing the agendas. He present the methods of mapping the future plan for every functional team. Here, we were focusing on nine functional areas dividing into nine separate groups.

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Anisur Rahman hosting the meetup

In the meantime,  Mahay Alam Khan took the stage and share the experience along with Hossain Al Ikram and Asma Swapna about Leadership Summit 2016 which was held in Singapore. He shared about the plans and goals of this year and what he has learned from the Summit. Also He and Belayet Hossain brought some hardware and drone and had some small fun sessions for refreshment.

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Mahay Alam Khan sharing his experience about Leadership Summit 2016

After that, He told us to create 9 groups for 9 functional pathways and prepare the goals for the next 6 months. The functional pathways are FSA, Firefox OS, QA, L10n, MLS, WebDevs, MDN, SuMo, Tech Speakers and Finally MozGirls.

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Tech Speakers
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QA
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FSA and Firefox OS
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SuMo
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MozGirls

On that time, everyone got busy about making plans for next 6 months. Each of the sectors planned around 4 to 5 Key points and assigned each of the exacting contributors. After half an hour, all plans were prepared. Anisur Rahman request to document the whole plan on etherpad(we’ll share it later).

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Nine active groups for nine functional pathways

At the end of the meetup, we had a fun session about who is Consciously skilled, Consciously unskilled, Unconsciously skilled and Unconsciously unskilled. Then we pledge ourselves to help any non-techy persons on technical issues instead of humiliating them for simple problems.

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During the Fun Session
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Everyone is Consciously Unskilled

After all the sessions, we took a group photos and end it with a new contribution goal.

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Group Selfie!!!

With no doubt, I’ve learned a lot of things in this meetup such as Teamwork, Planning, Brainstorming, Organizing Skills, Assigning into a new task, Build new ideas. This was a great experience to meet many Mozillians after a long time.

Flickr Photos:
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Mozilla Bangladesh Hoodie — January 29, 2016

Mozilla Bangladesh Hoodie

From 1998, Mozilla Community pursue their effort to promote and support open web. Their main mission, which is to promote openness, innovation & opportunity on the web motivates the youth of 21st century to build a platform where everyone is equal. And who shows love to the open web joins to the community as Mozillian and spread the openness to their region. To empower and reward Mozillians by enabling them to be strong advocates, Mozilla Foundation came up with ‘Gear’ concept to make a statement of their dedication to building a better web. As a result, many contributors around the world proudly represent themselves as a part of a big Mozilla project. Since the idea undoubtedly punches its goal, then we thought why not making our own region focused gear?

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For last two years, we’ve been regulating to make few t-shirts for regional events. But we could never gather the courage till this month for bigger appeal which is hoodie. Last year though due to no experience, lack of management, communication and material we had to drop the ‘Hoodie’ project off. But this year, we were desperate to make this happen into reality.

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Mozilla Bangladesh Hoodie Demo Preview

This blog is all about my conduction on this project and my joyous affection to have it successful.

On the 1st week of November 2015, Mahbub Alam Papun suddenly reminded us about the urgency of Mozilla Bangladesh Hoodie. But we weren’t mentally prepare on making it because of our last year’s failure. Then at the end of the month, Mahir Labib Chowdhury personally consulted with Mahay Alam Khan about the project and came up with a decision that we should at least give it a try.

Later on December, on status I found out that Promi Nahid from ‘Zero Degree Communication’ is going to help us on this project. Mahay Alam Khan summoned me to take the responsibility. I was quite worried and skeptical on doing it because I’ve never contributed on management site. Well I somehow took it!

We did consult with many members who were also involved in this project to help by suggesting or any way possible. After many discussion, we decided the color of the hoodie would be ‘Dark Gray’ and design would be ‘Mozilla Bangladesh’ on back and front left chest. We successfully managed to do that. We also managed to have it as a Zip Up Hoodie where zip color is ‘Dark Orange’. How cool is that!

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After everything is good to go, I created a form and shared it on social media giving only one week time to fill it up.  Every instruction were given in the form for which everyone didn’t face any major complications. More than 60 order requests came within a week which was astonishing. In fact, people from outside Dhaka were also showing interest on making Hoodies. After the deadline, order for hoodie were submitted to Promi Nahid and within four days, hoodies were completed. Promi Nahid showed us the demo before delivering the whole hoodies to me.

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Then my job for delivering hoodies to everyone begins after receiving those from production. Then me and Asif Raihan delivered to them who wanted the delivery service via ‘Sundarban Courier Service’ and maximum of them were from outside Dhaka city. But mainly it took us time to deliver within the Dhaka city because everyone wasn’t free or didn’t match the schedule to meet face-to-face. Finally, it took a week to deliver the whole hoodies.

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As I was new about logistics management, I experienced a lot during this project which will come in handy. And honestly speaking! I personally underestimated our effort. I was in peace on that time when everybody was giving selfie with hoodie on social sites. Everyone was satisfied with it. But still I had to face some difficulties but that is nothing to comparing when I see more people were requesting for hoodies.

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Even Brian King also appreciate and show the support to ‘Mozilla Bangladesh’ community

On this project, I would like to thank Mahay Alam Khan, Belayet Hossain and Ashickur Rahman Noor for advising and support. I also thank Anisur Rahman for preparing the clip-arts production ready within a very short notice. Again I thank Asif Raihan for helping me to deliver hoodies to outside Dhaka city. And a special thanks to Promi Nahid, we wouldn’t get the best quality hoodie without you.

 

It was a whole new experience and I had fun to do some good for the community. Because like we say, “Doing good is part of our Code.”