Maker Fest 2018
MakerFest has always been very closed to my heart because from here what my journey as a #Mozillian started and as result, this is my 2nd consecutive year as a Lead organizer and 3rd year as a volunteer from Mozilla India. 😎
This year, Makerfest is back with awesomeness upgrades — 150+ makers, 50 workshops, 25 awesome speakers, and 30,000+ spectators.
A Brief Introduction to Maker Fest:
Maker Fest is the Indian continuation of Maker Faire hosted across America, Europe, Africa and Japan. Maker Faire, which launched in California in 2006, now hosts hundreds of thousand attendees. It is the amalgamation of festivals celebrating the innovators and an art show with booths for inventors, demonstrations, and workshops for attendees.
Maker Fest is about developing a great maker community where people can learn and share about making. Creators, artists and hobbyist across the country are invited to present their contemporary applications of ideas using the vast ocean of art, science and technology.
The schedule can be found here :
We are loaded with topics to interact with you on. Come soon if you haven’t, already and if you have, come again to interact anyway! :)
First, Let me introduced to you with my super energetic squad of Maker Fest 2018.
Pranshu, Rishita and Prathamesh led the charge for #WebVR at the #MakerFest2018. Equipped with VR Demos, they helped people recognize the power to do more with simpler tools through AFrame.
Some explored tweets :
HariOm, Kamlesh, Nilima, Drashti and Haard have been working on Pontoon by contributing in their languages to make their favourite browser accessible for people who would want to use their browser in their favourite language! ❤
During the fest, our volunteers met different age groups and found one thing common is that ‘Language matters on the internet’ and that’s why Localization is the important part of the web where it will open doors for all age groups where language is no more barriers.
Sameer, Viral and Pranjal helped people realize Why Privacy Matters, and how Privacy is a Priority in today’s age!
We strongly believe that it is necessary for the people who use the web for various purpose to stay safe by understanding the impact of their digital footprint.
I’m being the only Rust Contributor in the Squad for the MakerFest made people ponder about how this new-age language is secure, versatile, light and fast, All-in-One! Thanks, @mozillagram for featuring me & team. 😍
Rust is a systems programming language sponsored by Mozilla Research, which describes it as a “safe, concurrent, practical language”, supporting functional and imperative-procedural paradigms.
Feel free to ping me anytime on telegram or twitter and I’m happy to share amazing things about Rust.
On Day 2, we also had a workshop on VR & Aframe, You might be wondering what is Aframe?
Aframe is a web framework for building virtual reality experiences. Make WebVR with HTML and Entity-Component. Works on Vive, Rift, desktop, mobile platforms. Get started here :
People explored VR during the workshop :
We had 3 amazing WoMoz in our squad this time and all 3 have done a splendid job. Kudos to you. 👏
Thanks Girls for making it more diverse. The best example is this question by Indian housewives.
During this fest, Antonela who is Designer at Tor Project gave us a surprise visit at our stall and we had a great discussion about privacy over the web and how Tor & Firefox browser makes the web a better and secure place. One more thing, she has a super awesome smile. 😀
Sharing #MozLove ❤ @firefox
Really appreciate the work done by the all the volunteers. I believe, volunteers are doing good for others and the community, which provides a natural sense of accomplishment and being the team lead I have seen that in them.
Hey Team, your role as a volunteer can also give me a sense of pride and identity. Thanks for your all hard work and I hope you enjoyed volunteering this fest.
Volunteers experience :
Pure Creativity 😍
In my every event I am always seeking for feedback’s from participants/attendees/visitors, doesn’t matter its positive or negative because if you know the feedback you can definitely work on it to improve for next time to make it better.
Why is Feedback important? so I believe Feedback allows us to build and maintain communication with others and the most important information collected from post-event surveys is whether attendees found value in the event, whether it was worth their investment of time and resources, and whether they would participate in the event again.
The Squad for #MakerFest2018 made sure people knew about the Web they are in, and how fast and far they can go if they go together. Often questioned, why are we doing this? We let them know that we are mere volunteers who are working to make the huge Web we are a part of, a healthier and a better place to be in! ❤
Divided by Regions.United by one Open Web.We are #OneInAMozillian!❤
Hope you enjoyed my blog! :)
Curious to know more? Follow the #MozillaAtMF18 hashtag on social media.
Full Album — MakerFest 2018!
Originally published at Rowdy’s Caf`e.