On 17-Mar-2018, Mozilla MPCG community organized MozDevroom Session on Virtual Reality (MozVR) at NewVision Bhopal, This was a developer centric event where more than 80+ developers participated from different organizations.
KeyNote Session-Faisal Aziz
Event started with a Keynote session delivered by Faisal Aziz (Me). I took the dice to explain tone of the event and explain Mozilla and its different verticals and initiative to developers. I also explained the pathways of contribution to different Mozilla projects and how developers can engage themselves in open source contribution.
My Keynote is available here:
WebVR Session – Prathamesh Chavan
Post Keynote session our speaker Prathamesh Chavan took the dice and started with an interactive session on Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality & Augmented Reality. Parthamesh took the charge to explain the differences between these different yet confusing technologies. Later He started with A-Frame and brilliantly explained Aframe and why it is classified as one of the best open virutal reality framework,
In his flawless talk he was crawling across application of A-Frame with mind-blowing demonstration of VR application developed using A-Frame.
Firefox Nightly Edition – Aditi Agrawal
Soon after an amazing session by speaker Prathamesh, Audience is ready to take boost of another exciting session from Aditi Agrawal on Firefox Nightly. She is though HR by profession however she surprised audience with taking a deep dive in Mozilla Firefox Release Management and technical specification.
Its was a great experience from audience specially from developers to know about the facts about how Firefox is build and release. Aditi had put some startling facts about Firefox Nightly which many developers were unaware off.
This is indeed an inspiring session and received amazing response from women developers.
Firefox Developer Edition – Avinash Sharma
After a brief break, Avinash Sharma, Quality Engineer at NewVision started with his session on using Firefox Developer Edition. Developer Edition is always top charts among developers and participants were excited about this.
Avinash revealed some perplexing facts and features of Firefox Dev Edition which yield a great response from developers. Avinash also explained Firefox Dev Tools in details and how it makes developer’s day to day life easy.
Workshop – Prathamesh
and Here comes the exiting part, Prathamesh driven an excellent learning spree in workshop. Well that was not an easy task when you have 80+ developers around you, but his energy was on peak and these images speaks well about workshop session:
Mozmpcg community reps Vaibhav, Mukesh, Sagar lend a great help to setup VR stations and introduced audience with many VR demos. Feedback and responses were amazing, participants felt excited post experiencing VR Demos.
After a successful event, I took prathamesh for a tour of lakecity bhopal and had a sumptuous dinner. I beleive his tastebuds won’t forget our authentic Bhopali zaika.
On Day 2 after breakfast, Community reps and participants gathered for another refreshing day. Prathamesh started with community updates addressing issues and challenges among communities.
Being in council, Prathamesh aligned community with current goals and helped community to understand priority areas to work and explore.
He also urged all participants to do upstream contribution and bring Diversity and inclusion , a better gender ratio among community.
Follow up and Action Plan
Community brainstormed on following up with event participants and created an action plan to take it forward.
Best VR creations has been recognized by organizing team, a team of four members fount to be best with VR creativity and hence awarded with a VR device as a token of their contribution.
The event went with a great success and amazing metrics achievement, Mozilla India would like to thanks Anupam Pathak (Chairperson, ISC Software) and Kapil Godani (CEO, NewVision) for giving us opportunity to host this event and for their immense support and motivation to organize this event.
We also thanks to Ketan Parekh, Pradeep Sen ,Kuntal & Sanjay Borana for their generous guidance and resources during the event.
We specially thanks to Shreyas, Prakhar, Avinash, Aditi, Ashish and all vounteers of this event. Without you this event wouldn’t be possible.
We would like thanks all participants of NewVision and ISC and other organization for their active participation and patience.
Last but not least, On behalf of NewVision Family and MozMpCg community we would like to thank Prathamesh Chavan for investing his time and coming all the way from Pune to organize this event. Thank you for all your hard work and knowledge sharing.
Reps Portal Link: https://reps.mozilla.org/e/webvr-devroom-newvision/
Agenda and Proposal: MozVr Devroom Proposal
Live Video Feed : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9mtWFMP3Rk