Firefox Club Launch @ GNITC | 22-FEB-2014 | Hyderabad

Hi all,
Lots and lots of firefox clubs are bring initiated in and around Hyderabad, which shows the activeness of students towards open source, mozilla.
Today we had a Firefox Club Launch event in “Guru Nanak Institutions Technical Campus (GNITC)” which was unexpected & sudden planned event for me.
The event went very well in organized way.
11:00 AM to 11:15 AM – Welcome & Introduction of Speakers by Susmitha TB
11:15 AM to 12:00 PM – Introduction to Mozilla by Srikar Ananthula
12:00 PM to 12:30 PM – Firefox OS Demo by Santhosh Viswanathan
12:30 PM to 01:00 PM – Intro about FSA & Firefox Club GNITC by Omkar Nanda
Audience and Size:
There were about 130 students who are excited to take part in this.
Our Participation:
I reached college on time -> Met the coordinators & FSA in the college who are so enthusiastic and excited about the launch. We meet Associate Director, awesome person who encouraged FSA’s of GNITC a lot to get involve in the Mozilla Activities, which helps to learn lots and loads of things.

+Srikar Ananthula  explained about mozilla and its products which gave overview of the Mozilla.

And yeah !! We played videos of  Mozilla Manifesto, Mozilla in your language etc.

+Santosh Viswanatham  gave introduction about firefox os and shown a demo app which he had developed on topic valentine’s day 😉 He showed them Firefox OS Simulator Dashboard as well.

+Omkar Nanda, FSA lead of GNITC has explained about the Firefox Student Ambassador Program which made more enthusiastic.
Finally ” Vote of Thanks” by Susmitha and we thanked her for all time in helping us to do this.
Audience Response:
We received good & positive response. Lot of people asked questions about Mozilla, open source, why open source , how mozilla gets funds etc. Yeah , I answered all of them. They are so excited about the Club Launch in college.

Special Thanks:

To +Santosh Viswanatham  for delivering the session on Firefox OS
To +Omkar Nanda  for setting up club and active participation
To +Susmitha and Kavya for coordinating the event till last
To Shravanti Madam for helping us to setup infrastructure in less time ->

And thanks to Managing Director(MD) – H.S. Saini Sir, Dean – Rishi Sayal Sir, HOD of CSE – Masood Sir for giving us permissions to setup everything, supporting to setup the room for club and providing dedicated place for Open source activities 🙂 Hope we get the support for future.
Thanks a lot for Associative Director – P.Parthasaradhi Sir

for giving us support in all aspects and having Lunch with you is really great, awesome 🙂

Hope this clubs rocks !! Thanks all who made this event success !! Bye !!

Firefox OS App Days @ ICFAI |8-9 FEB 2014

Hi all,We have done one more awesome event and would like to share the experiences of that event.

Schedule :
12:00 – 12:45   AM     Welcome of the Firefox Team and Inauguration
12:45 – 13:15   AM     Mozilla  &  its Projects Intro – +Raghu ram
13:15 – 14:00   AM     Lunch Break
14:30 – 15:30   PM     Introduction to HTML5 – +Raghu ram
15:30 – 15:45   PM     Break
15:45 – 17:00   PM     Introduction to Firefox OS and its Simulator – Jayant Rajwani
17:30 – 17:30   PM     Snacks break
17:30 – 18:30   PM    Demos of Firefox OS – Jayant Rajwani
18:30 – 20:30   PM    Participants Learned the basics and started to develop an app!!
20:30 – 21:15   PM    Dinner
21:15 – 00:00   AM    Every one working hard for their apps!!!
00:00 – 01:00   AM    Pictures and connection game – Sandeep Akkinapelli
01:00 – 02:30   AM    Participants Worked for completing their apps.
02:30 – 03:00   AM    Some Motivational videos about Mozilla and other Companies
03:00 – 04:00   AM    About Sumo Program and Mozilla Webmaker Tools – +Santosh Viswanatham
09:00 – 10:30   AM    Demo About Registering apps in the market – +Santosh Viswanatham
10:30 – 11:28   AM    Demo presentation of attendees!!
11:30 – 12:00   PM    Announcements of winners and prizes for The best and The better.

Audience and Size:

About 100+ students, 10+ Working professionals attended this event.(Of course the event was planned a few days before)

Our participation:

The registration for this event started 15 days before the commencement of the event.The registration desk was set up and in a moment of time before inauguration the entire hall was filled up.

MAY I HELP YOU Desk was created so as to carry out the event successfully.

It was a dream which came true for Jayant Rajwani, with help of +Srikar Ananthula , +Raghu ram , +Santosh Viswanatham  and Sandeep for having such a Big-bang at the Apps days.

The Inauguration took off in a traditional way with lightning of lamp by the Firefox team.

Speech of motivation was given by the Director of IFHE, Raghu Ram, Sandeep Akkinapelli, Jayant Rajwani and Pranitha .

First such major event was taking place in the college , large number of developers with keen interest attended the seminars which were held after regular intervals.

  Talks by Raghuram, Santhosh, Jayant 🙂
At regular intervals, quizzes and fun activities were held to make the developers awake and prevent them from getting bored.
After several hours of coding success was in the hands of the developers who had created apps. In the morning , everyone once again gathered in the auditorium for giving presentations to the Firefox team and director about the uses of their applications and how it work.
 Everyone was eagerly waiting for their turns to come up on the stage and showcase their imaginative ideas to simplify the human demands. After the presentations which were quite impressive then came the turn for deciding the winner which were being judged by the Director of IFHE and Raghu Ram.
Later we had a group photo and I delivered a vote of thanks for the college staff, Mr. D.V. Nair (SSD coordinator FST-IFHE) Firefox team and my friends for making the event such a great success.
Flickr Link:
Thanks to one and all who made this event happened 🙂
Hope to cu again.

FirefoxOSAppdays @ SNIST for 24 hrs | 18-19 JAN ,2014

One more awesome day of my life “FIREFOX OS APPDAYS @SNIST”
Below are the numbers that may boggle you down.
  • 45 DAYS of Planning,
  • 30 DAYS of Waiting,
  • 15 DAYS of Work,
  • 04 DAYS of Implementing,
  • 2 DAYS of complete Excitement,
  • 24 HOURS of coding,
  • 4 HOURS of tweeting,
  • 1 HOUR of demos,
  • And Yeah finally we are done !!!
    • 300+ attendees,
    • 24 apps developed,
    • 16+ apps directly submitted into the marketplace,
    • 40 people willing to contribute for mozilla,
    • 20+ Handicrafts exhibited,
Few facts were surprising too about this #FirefoxOSAppdays
  1. 1st Firefox OS App Days for 24 hrs by an FSA in coordination with Mozilla Rep
  2. 1st Firefox OS App Days in Hyderabad for 24 hrs
  3. 1st 24hrs event in the 16 years history of Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology
  4. 1st Firefox OS AppDays of the year 2014 in INDIA
  5. 1st Biggest event of Mozilla Club Hyderabad
This event has ended with lot of learning and experiences to share.
Event Pages:
Schedule :
  • 10:00 – 10:45 AM – Inauguration by Innovate & Creative Club
  • 10:45 – 11:15 AM – Mozilla & its Projects Intro By Srikar
  • 11:15 – 11:30 AM – Break
  • 11:30 – 12:30 PM – Introduction to HTML5 by Raghuram 
  • 12:30 – 13:30 PM – Lunch Break
  • 13:30 – 14:30 PM – Introduction to Firefox OS by Jay
  • 14:30 – 15:30 PM – Apps Marketplace & Demos of Firefox OS by Santhosh
  • 15:30 – 15:45 PM – Tea Break
  • —————————-Hacking——————————————–
  • 00:00 – 02:00 AM – TED Talks
  • 02:00 – 02:45 AM Find relation between Pictures by Sandeep
  • —————————-Hacking——————————————–
  • 04:00 – 04:30 AM – Mozilla Videos
  • 04:30 – 05:00 AM – New Inventions videos like Phone Blocks, Coin, Tile etc.
  • ——————————Hacking——————————————-
  • 07:00 – 08:00 AM – Breakfast
  • 08:00 – 09:00 AM – Demo’s Registration
  • 10:00 – 11:00 AM – Demos of Apps
  • 11:00 – 11:15 AM – Final Winners selection process
  • 11:15 – 11:30 AM – Announcement and Winners
  • 11:30 – 12:00 PM – Group Photo
  • 12:00 – 13:00 PM – Vote of thanks & Time to take rest 😀
Registration time:-
It was already Morning!! Finally reached the venue before an hour and checking the things for the event.
The seminar hall was already ready with decoration by the IC2 Team. The registration desk was set up and in a moment of time before Inauguration the entire hall was filled up.
It was a Dream and it came true for me , santhosh ,raghu ram for having such a Big-bang at the App Days.
Regarding Attendees:-
Obviously you feel awesome when lot of participants came from different places in which we expected people to come from local city. People from nearby Warangal and Karimnagar but people from far off places like Guntur, Nellore, Srikakulam, Vishakhapatnam travelled for about 400+ kms and joined us at Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology for the Firefox OS AppDays. 300+ attendees finally.
Inauguration time:-
Vineel Reddy Pindi, Community Liaison joined with us for the Inauguration. It was a super fabulous feeling to have him for the App days. The Inauguration took off in a Traditional way with welcome song and lightening the Dhiya.
Sessions Time:
Sessions started and running as per schedule 😉
FSA Meet up @ Lunch Time:-
There was introduction by FSA’s & also others so that we all know each other. Meet up was held for an hour.
There were about 10+ FSA’s and Vineel and few Reps for the meet.
Outcome of the meet up:
  • FSA’s had few questions and they are answered by Vineel.
  • Planning of events in Hyderabad in coordinating with FSA’s.
  • Questions about swag/organizing events in their colleges/ cities.
  • Feedback from FSA’s in order to improve program

Dinner Time:
I had best dinner during the App days. Even though the food was not much tasty but having dinner with 20 people around a single table and enjoying the time made it awesome. I would never forget the fun time I had with them.
Midnight – Hacking – Fun Time:
Loads of new people to interact with, Time to share your Mozilla story as well 😀
TED Talks  – One the wonderful time I say !! Seeing TED Talks in auditorium and large screen with good volume might have some impact which then make you really feel the essence in the talks 😀
We showed the talks regarding the entrepreneurs, achievements by Teen age kids and lot more!
Puzzle Games –  We show you few pictures and you find the relation between those pictures, which made participants more interactive etc.
New Inventions – Showed the participants what technology can do like Coin, Tile, Phone Blocks and more!!
The hall was illuminated with claps after every video. It was a great experience at night.
Registration of Apps developed -> App Demos -> Announcement of Winners (Tough time for participants)
I was totally amazed by the demos from the developers !!
There were apps related Social Importance, Science, Quizzes, Games, Utilities and many more
Hats off to all the Developers who made those apps.
Closing Ceremony:-
1st winner, 2nd winner ,3rd winner were given with mementos, swag.
Best tweets winner was given swag.


And Hearty Congrats to all the winners 🙂
Followed by Group Photo:
Special thanks:-
+Vineel Reddy Pindi : We all know that he is kinda busy with his packed schedule, He accepted our request to be guest for this event which means a lot to us and added lot of value by sharing his valuable experiences and It made us feel great with his auspicious presence. Thanks a lot for spending your valuable time.
+Santosh Viswanatham : For actively participating in activities of Mozilla and active FSA. Execution of the event in fashion manner and coordinating throughout the event.
 +sandeep akkinapelli : For taking lot of time to prepare the questions for the Puzzling Game 🙂
 +Raghu ram : For guiding students in developing apps and also for designing ID Cards and Event Badge which is super awesome !! Hats off to his innovative idea !!
+Vivek Balijepalli & Innovate & Creative Club Team : I would your team, It would not be this awesome. Kudos to team once again. These are the team who worked a lot to made handicrafts and super coordination. Thanks once again.
Firefox Club @SNIST:  Thanks a lot for staying with us and help us to coordinate all the things.
I got many super cool pictures but sorry, could only accommodate a few here 😛
Social Media:
Few tips we followed are:
  1. Use eventbrite app for android/iphone in order to checkin the registered participants.
  2. TED Videos /Inspirational talks were shown to participants tonight so it has impact on attendees.
  1. Participants were given “Open badge” but not certificates.

    –Open Badge Design–
  1. Request for Swag few weeks before (Of course we got it on time- a day before the event 😀 )
  2. Obviously lot of pictures I say !!
Metrics Achieved:
  • 16+ Apps into Market place
  • 10+ new FSA’s
  • 30+ new contributors
  • Promoting Open Source
Blog posts from others:

Special Clicks:

Srikar Ananthula.

Mozillian’s Meet @SNIST

Hello All,
     Here comes another Meet from the Active Mozillians of Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology,Hyderabad.It has been about three months after the formation Firefox Club at SNIST, The Technical Enthusiasts Irrespective of all Branches and Years have joined the Club to contribute to the World of Open Source.


  • Discussing about the Last week session and the Response from Students.
  • Discussions and Decisions about the upcoming Firefox app days in January.
  • Welcoming New Students to the Club.
  • Distribution of Mozilla Badges and Stickers.

      And Finally wishing everyone with “All The Best” for their Exams… 🙂


                Santosh Viswanatham ,Mozilla Student Rep,Firefox Student Ambassador.

                 The meet was about 40 minutes and was attended by 30 students of the club.It was all kind of awesome meet that we never had.That was all funny.we discussed about the happenings after the Last week session and the response from students.The response was beyond the expectations,we never expected such a response from students.Everyone is so excited to build applications for Firefox OS mobile.So the intention to Host Firefox OS Days has Strengthened and most Probably the Firefox Club is Planning for the Event in January. Finally the people felt so Happy and Determined to have Firefox Stickers for their Laptops and PC’s.
            Hoping for a Great Support and Encouragement from Mozilla India!!!

Firefox OS Application Development

Hello All,
      The Firefox Club of Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology has organised an Open session Regarding Development of Applications for Firefox OS Device.The session was for about 2 n half hours from 16:30-19:00 on 19th November 2013. The Session went great with half n hour of Interactive session and the Excitement flushed up when people were given some goodies(Thanks to Srikar Ananthula for the Goodies 🙂 ) .The First student Sudarshan reddy who got his App Published in the Marketplace was Awarded with a Mozillian T-Shirt from Santosh.Congratulations Sudarshan!!!
Speaker and Organiser:  Firefox Student Ambassador and Mozilla Student Rep Santosh Viswanatham

Session provided topics for attendees:
Number of Attendees: 100+



                   The Session had a kick start introducing #About_to_be_released firefox OS mobile and then allowing every one to touch test press wat ever and what not….!It was followed by introduction about OPEN SOURCE, the word that ignited their minds and pop up with questions about “Security, Plagarism” etc. Now started the technical part, about “DREAM” weaver that makes app developers dreams come true.After few queries, I explained how to do a basic app and then deployed it on Firefox OS simulator.
            Thank you Sreenidians for your Kind Support and Involvement!!!

The Story of a Hyderabadi Mozillian

Hello Mozillians,
     Here comes the story of a  Firefox Student Ambassador from
Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology,Hyderabad , sharing his experience about Firefox OS application development and his passion towards Technology.


Here comes his Story!!!     

OMGGG!!!  Developing Mobile Applications without an IDE ?

Are you kidding me? Without Changing a single line of code? 
May be in your dreams (* I thought)…With full support of HTML5 included with new set of API’s ? Hahaha…Now am sure you must be kidding…

These are my first reactions I gave after seeing the website I have been a mobile Application Developer from the past 6 months and has been developing applications for Windows phone and Nokia Asha Series. But as a developer I was never satisfied with my work.

It all happened about a month ago when I got selected as Firefox Student Ambassador. “App of the Month”contest is running from the past two months with a new special theme for every month.The contest is really exciting but I could not participate in it for the past months because of some other stuff. Finally the theme for September is being announced as “Study” and This time, I am not gonna leave you is what all I actually thought. As I am new to this environment I started out with a simple Hello World app and wrote the required app manifest file but I could not run it on the emulator(*some evil minded errors and warnings interrupted me). So I had two choices, either to leave this shit or clean this shit (As a mozillian I selected the later one). I started googling all the errors,read many developer blogs,used some sample app manifest files.Anyhow I made it (*Thanks Google and my fellow Mozillians).
       The First stage of my application development with theme as “STUDY” has begun with Brain storming, Information Bubbling, Discussions, Free Writing, Being Creative (*Most difficult part for a Coder!!!Yeah it hurts.) After 3 days of continues analysis I came to realize that I am a student and I have better idea about theme STUDY :O (*The Funniest Part) …Then I got an Idea to develop my application.
What I thought is Why should not I make an Application that helps students (*with Short term memory loss Like me) to remember the essential things that are required while going out for a Study or an Exam like pen,pencil,eraser kind of things (*so important sometimes) so that people could check the list before leaving out for a night out or exam.
Yipeeeee!!!The Crucial stage of application development(*getting an Idea) is done which is later followed by Designing and Coding.Now the final Stage is publishing this app into the Marketplace,which is no way better than playing a game of “Truth or Dare“. I uploaded my app into the store , then started experiencing awesomeness again i.e.,  ***Errors*** . not a problem!!! I should wonder if I didn’t get any errors in the First attempt.
There came IRC(*My saviour). I pinged to one of IRC Channels #marketplace.The guys were really amazing and also so kind (*Yes I mean it!!!).They listen to all your dumbstruck,stupid,silly problems and comes up with an ultimate,awesome,victorious solutions.One after the other I solved out all the errors and successfully uploaded my app around 2:00 AM.Yes!!! midnight is the finest time for making some things to happen.people get some Magical Powers during this time which helps them to come up with new theories to solve out some hilarious problems.
     Choosing an app name is as important as picking up a Title for a New Hollywood Movie.I had questions in my mind while choosing the name.What does my app do?(Helps to remember things) Any movie name which is apt for the present situation…“REMEMBER ME“…yeah It feels silly but Robert Pattinson helped me to choose a name for my application.Finally I got my app reviewed and approved in less than a day.
      Hufff!!!Finally a Happy Ending same as that of a bollywood movie in which villian dies or go to jail (Like my errors),Hero and Heroine gets married (like my app got published),Claps and comments from the audience(like rating and review for my app).

Hope this Journey Continues!!! 🙂 


Facebook :

Mozillians Profile :

Firefox OS Link published :
Mozilla Rep,
[email protected]

Mozilla Club Initiative by SNIST | 14-SEP-2013

 Hello All,
         Finally Firefox club is being Initiated at “Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology(SNIST)”,Hyderabad which is Top Technical Institute in India.It all happened a couple of days before the initiative where Santosh(FSA of SNIST) had a discussion with Rep Srikar about initiating Firefox Club so that people would get a chance to work with the world’s largest open source community Mozilla.Then again a final Agenda was setup and There were about 15 Enthusiastic Students joined in the club.Srikar and Raghuram shared their Experience working with Mozilla followed by santosh telling them about coming up Activities and Events of the Club.
                 This Week i.e.22-09-2013 to 29-09-2013 The Students are going to Celebrate Firefox days at Sreenidhi. The Facebook page for Firefox [email protected] is being  inaugurated and the Registrations of the club are made available for the students.The page is already flushed up with many queries and suggestions. We were surprised by the Overwhelming Response from the Students and their interest for Open Source.
          Hope this Journey Continues!!!

Event Details:

           The Event was all about Intiating Firefox Club in Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology,Hyderabad.

Reps Event Page :

Who Organised?:

          Santosh Viswanatham,Firefox Student Ambassador.
          Mozillians Attended: Srikar AnanthulaRaghuRam


Mozilla Club Initative by Aurora Technological and Research Institute | 14th September,2013

Hi all, thank you for joining us. Today I want to share my experience about Mozilla as a Firefox Student Ambassador, which gave me few credits from C.S.E department (faculty and students). I would thank Srikar Ananthula and Raghuram Korukonda for this!!!! Okay now let me tell you how Mozilla-Firefox got started in my campus.Event Page Link :
The representatives of Mozilla had arrived to seminar hall at 10.00 A.M and students are slowly taking their chairs in the hall. While students were settling, we checked all our arrangements are up-to felt tensed at one point and thanks to my Club mates they acted cool in that point.Time has come to start the session, took the mike introduces myself as representing Mozilla-Firefox as student ambassador for 2013-2014. Now our guest orator took the floor and started his seminar with a question which made interactive.Then started introduced about him to students and started telling about Mozilla and its uses which makes life easy.
session was followed with :

  •  Mozilla & Its Products.
  • What is Mozilla Mission ?
  • Mozilla Manifesto Video!!
  • About Firefox OS!!
  • Firefox OS App Demo!!
  • How to contribute to Mozilla?
  • Q & A

Now after seeing unprecedented response and excitement to Mozilla-Firefox program, we have formed a club and we are going to start telling student to use Mozilla products and find-out what about them by organizing competitions and program in campus.

Logo Of Aurora Technological and Research Institute :

Goal Of Aurora Technological and Research Institute

  • To organize events on Mozilla products and promote them in campus. 
  • To make people put their thinking hat on.
  • Make it easy ans useful for everyone to learn. 

Credits :
First of all things I would like to thank Miss.Sujatha madam (Head Of Department of C.S.E ) for accepting our proposal and encouraging us to introduce Firefox Club in Campus and organize events on Mozilla. Hope we continue getting support in future from Miss.Sujatha madam and students as-well.

Now, I would thank our speaker Mr.Srikar Ananthula & Mr. Raghuram Korukonda for their support which was awesome.  They are good orator and makes things interesting and interactive, my friends who where present in session were thanking me for organizing the session the only reason of Mr.Srikar Ananthula & Mr. Raghuram Korukonda cause they share their experience and life in I.T industry as well-as Mozilla Representative.


Contact Aurora Technological and Research Institute

Facebook : 
Charan Reddy,
[email protected]

Womoz Rise @ Bhoj Reddy Engineering College for Women | 31st Aug,2013

Hi all,This is the first women targeted event to encourage Women Contributors to contribute to Mozilla by +Mozilla Club Hyderabad which has got good response in which more than 130 young engg students from Bhoj Reddy Engineering College for Women. attended this session.Event planning and executing took very long time, since in Hyderabad its very difficult to get the permissions from the colleges to conduct sessions i.e., this kind of sessions related to open source & stuff.

And hardly found a student from Bhoj Reddy college named “Sruthi” who is very passionate and wanted to learn and make others learn about Open Source, hence forth mozilla 🙂

I said that there are very less women contributors from our area, so we need to focus on this in order to get the number of women up, so I was planning for a “Womoz” session in their college. She approached Head of the Department(HOD) regarding the same, she accepted. Even though HOD accepted, due to exams and hectic schedule & several other issues we are not able to conduct the session.After a month, got a call from faculty (Faculty name is Naresh Sir, who helped a lot to do this) of that college lets do it tomorrow !! Are u ready ?? As usual I replied “Yes ! I am” .

Started on the next day i.e., today reached the college, all set and woww thats amazing 120 Young girls are ready to listen to my session. OMG !!!!!!! Thinking now in my mind !! “Can I take session to these many girls, and only one man army here”  ???? It seems like very tough task to me !

How ever started by motivating myself !! Started with What is difference between open source & proprietary  ??? Why Open Source ?? Why not Proprietary ??

Discussion started, & questions bombarding too !!

Answered all of them, and many are interested to start contribution.

Explained them various projects like SUMO,NEMO. Explained about WOMOZ etc.,

Thanks a lot to +Sruthi Yapalapalli who helped me a lot in organizing this, Thanks a lot to Naresh Sir, Shravan Sir, HOD of CSE for giving me this chance to present to Mozilla and motivating lot of women to contribute to open source. Hope they motivate students and help them in contributing to open source projects. Thanks a lot once agian.

Event page link :
Flickr link :

Ananthula Srikar,
Mozilla Rep(REMO) Hyderabad,INDIA