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