Diversity has always been an important aspect in how we co-exist and collaborate together. In order to help those around us accommodate with their surroundings, we need to bring these stories forward and take this forward as a community. While diversity for race, gender, religion, etc has been recognized, I found an outlet for the neurodiverse to step forward and be a part of a community. I found it as a part of the very lovely Mozilla Festival 2019, and I knew I just belonged. Which is why I ask you to consider if you do too?
The Mozilla Festival…
It’s been a long time since I hadn’t been to Rajasthan, especially for a talk. The last was in 2017, and it was to help school students learn about Rapid Prototyping. I was glad when Mozilla Rajasthan invited me to do this. I arrived in the morning, met up with Vishal, and we were ready to go for the event.
Vishal started off with his session and helped the audience understand Git & GitHub. …
Mozilla is launching a NEW Android web browser and they needed our help to get it ready for the free and open web. They asked US to become a fearless beta tester and BUG HUNTER to gather with friends and family, we installed this brand new browser and tested it until we could test no more! This is our experience! ❤
DATE & TIME:
June 09, 2019–1200 to 1700 Hours.
Soul Brew Cafe, Vasna, Vadodara
ATTENDANCE: 9 People
As we move to an era on the web where accountability is rare and everything is business, I was…
Common Voice is Mozilla’s initiative to help teach machines how real people speak.
Voice is natural, voice is human. That’s why we’re excited about creating usable voice technology for our machines. But to create voice systems, developers need an extremely large amount of voice data.
Most of the data used by large companies aren’t available to the majority of people. We think that stifles innovation. So we’ve launched Common Voice, a project to help make voice recognition open and accessible to everyone.
Now you can donate your voice to help us build an open-source voice database that anyone can use…
Hey Guys, we are looking for Volunteers to work on the Mozilla Gujarat website. I need a team to work on that and I need people who will be working on it constantly, and keep on updating it. The website is www.mozillagujarat.org, you can check it out.
We’ll be working on WordPress to update the website. If you’re willing to work on it, you can text me here. Since we also need to add blogs here, you can be helpful there as well.
I’d love for you to create this website with us, and work on it.
When I was organizing Maker Weekend, we were looking for people to who can speak at the event an inspire kids to do better with the technology they have in their hands is when my friend asked me if I’d want to be one of the two speakers. I would take this up in a heartbeat, and I almost did but I didn’t have a non-technical talk at my disposal. With kids who are like sponges at an age so tender, it’s important to come down at their level. I couldn’t be talking all about technology and how to code…
#PrivacyMonth is an exciting campaign to be a part of. I mean, who’d want to miss out on something so amazing!
You must be thinking why is it amazing, it’s simple if you ask me. There is no single social media campaign that’s simply designed towards users personally. This is an exciting campaign which helps users to enact on their current privacy settings.
I have previously worked on Privacy Month Social Media posts and the very rush of seeing your designs out there on Twitter, getting retweeted by Mitchell Baker feels superb! As much as I wanted to feel that…
Date: 15 & 16 Feb, 2019
Venue: Navrachana University, Vadodara
Another week, another talk!
I have given a few of these in the past so getting the pace up wasn’t an issue. We started and they were all so quiet and…
Date: 9 & 10 Feb, 2019
Venue: Parul University, Vadodara
As a Regional Coordinator of the Mozilla Community in the Gujarat region, I was invited to Mentor the projects at HexaHive Hackathon. I also got the opportunity to be a part of the jury which had the HOD of Parul University’s HOD of the CSE Department. It was amazing to share knowledge with professors who are very very experienced. …
Cross posted on my blog.
Writing this post Maker Fest 2018, Ahmedabad, after getting a lot(seriously, a lot!) of questions like, “Why Open Source?”, “Why do it, if they don’t pay you?”, “You’re just a college student and so am I, how are you representing Mozilla and I’m just visiting?”
The fate of a community depends on how the leaders of the community shape it, and take it forward. This is a vague statement to which many would nod and say, “It is how it is. We go the way they take it forward”. I beg to differ!