It was raining since the dawn, obviously not a good start of the day when you are supposed to attend the conference of which you waited for so long.
This was going to be my first Mozilla conference. I, being an open source enthusiast regarded it as nothing less than the start of an incredible journey.
The weather seemed to have a plan to ruin my first conference & I was afraid that the rain may cause people to stay indoors.
I reached the conference hall right on the time, was expecting very few attendees but the hall was quite full, it felt as if the rain had no impact on the mozillian community! This shows how much people are interested in Mozilla rep events!
I grabbed the nearest seat to the stage; the environment was exciting, everyone discussing code with people whom they barely met a minute back!
Here’s a confession, I was a bit sceptical about the conference as I thought that only hardcore coders will understand most of it! But Within 2 minutes of the start of the conference, the speaker ‘Pushpita Dey’ cleared that the conference wasn’t just for coders; anyone can attend & gain a lot from it! This really calmed me down.
I had been searching for ways to contribute in Mozilla since long but unfortunately, I always found Mozilla’s website confusing. Pushpita dey cleared everything from why to contribute to how to contribute! All the doubts I had since months got cleared within moments.
After a great introduction about Mozilla by Pushita, the other speaker ‘Trishul’ lead the event forward. It was Mozilla’s add-ons day & Trishul not only explained the need of add-ons but also showed the audience how easy is it to create add-ons.
The best part of the event was how the speakers engaged with the audience, riddles & fun questions were regularly thrown at the audience & it kept the audience engaged.
I met a lot of people from different college, and everyone wanted to contribute to Mozilla in some way. I found some great people & we will be working a project as a team soon!
By the end of the event, we made some 3-4 add-ons. The mozillian volunteers helped attendees a lot; they made sure that no attendee faces any technical problem.
The people from Mozilla community, the speakers & the volunteers really impressed me, I talked with all of them personally, they were so eager to help me! This is probably the most helpful community I ever been part of!
By the time the conference ended, I couldn’t wait to register myself as Mozillian & start contributing!
Can’t wait to attend more such conferences!