NIT Warangal in coordinating with Mozilla Club Warangal has successfully hosted "Firefox OS App Days", the first ever kind of 24 hours over night hackathon in Mozilla India Community on 17th August,2013.Sudheesh, Mozillian from NIT W was the main organizer for the event on NIT W behalf , where in I was the Organizer on Mozilla's behalf.Jaipradeesh, Srikar, Devendra Dora, Jayanth, Sai Kiran, Srikanth ,Hema, Hitesh, Rahman, Ajay,Hemanth,Maniraj,Bhargav and Kranthi were all the Rep and Mozillian Attendees for the event.
The Event started with an Introduction to Firefox OS, why it is important to build apps for Firefox OS and how to earn money out of it by Sudheesh and then Jai gave an introduction on b2g project, clearly explained what gaia and geecko means, and also introduced Firefox OS MDN. There were newbies in html5 but who had a great interest in making apps for Firefox OS. For them Sudheesh took a session on basic tags of html5 and Devendra Dora a Mozillian from NIT W took a session on CSS3. Now all the participants were familiar with building basic web page and then I took a chance to Introduce Mozilla Web Maker Project, introduced the most popular tool "Thimble" of Web Maker Project. Later I introduced the various ways to get involved in Mozilla.
Delicious lunch was arranged by NIT W, every one had their belly full of lunch and returned back to the hall to develop apps. In the next 2 hours after lunch, participants came to an idea on what app to build and how to build. Jai and Sudheesh were continuously helping the participants in building the web apps, API's etc. The hackathon continued till 8 pm and then again it was time to have dinner. All the participants had their dinner and came back to the hall by 9:30 pm.
An informative talk by Prof. Anjaneyulu DRDO Resource Person, Professor at NIT W was given a presentation on Open Source and it's importance in real world. Sir also gave good suggestions to the students which boosted their enthusiasm towards their Open Web App Development for Firefox OS. Muted BAT MAN movie was played from Mid Night in order to not to disturb the serious developers.The hackathon continued till morning 7 am.
Participants tested their apps till morning on Emulators and also on Dreamulators (A new word invented for those who emulated their apps in their dreams..:) ).
Before moving to break fast, Sudheesh and Jayanth from NIT W have explained a detailed step by step procedure to push their apps on to github and made participants feel happy and proud for their first open source application available in their repositories. Then all of us moved to have breakfast, then after their was apps showcase, Great news was that we expected 8- 10 apps but the outcome was around 23 apps. A professor from NIT W was the main judge for the apps, where in best three apps were selected based on their UI,Creativity and Social Cause.
List of Apps:
7.Tic tac toe
10.Warangal & Techno jits
11.Programming c guide
12.Geek clock + rock paper
13.My links + clicks
This is the first event in the history of Mozilla Club Warangal which was a huge and huge success. Kudo's to Sudheesh, Jayanth, Jai,SaiKiran and Srikar for putting their lot of efforts and for making this event a huge success.