Everyone has highs and lows that they have to learn from, but every morning I start off with a good head on my shoulders, saying to myself, ‘It’s going to be a good day!’.
The day started off in a much delighted way, then I could expect.
A few word about the college.
Parisutham Institute of Technology and Science fondly referred to as PITS is a growing institution of excellence. Spread over an area of more than fifty acres, this lush green campus has one of the finest infrastructures in terms of academic environment and facility.
Parisutham Institute of Technology and Science (PITS) is an engineering institution in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India. The institution is affiliated to Anna University, Chennai. The institution had earlier been affiliated to Anna University of Technology, Tiruchirappalli before the merger in 15 September 2011.
It was founded in 2008 by Mr. S P Anthonisamy, entrepreneur and a member of the Parisutham Nadar family in Thanjavur. PITS provides technical education in the fields of Engineering and Management. It is a self-financing, minority institution. It has a Finishing School with a curriculum spread over four years for engineering students. The aim is to improve communication skills, soft skills, creativity, perception and assist students in self-development.
A few days earlier Dinesh – Club Lead of PITS had called me up expressing his interest to contribute to Mozilla and start a club in his college. We had pre-planned everything that was required for the event.
As per the discussion the previous night Dyvik and Myself had put up a checklist consisting of various points that needs to be discussed along with the students.
The event kick started at 09:30 AM and I was astonished by seeing a large number of girls than boys. It was really nice having so many WOMOZ up in the club.
Just to get the crowd a little warmed up, I started off with the Spectrogram. A real good argument was going on for a while. Next I started with the Firefox OS and how one could contribute to Mozilla through code.
Next I gave a talk on what exactly Mozilla as a community is and the ways in which you could contribute. Later I gave a talk on Webmaker and its various tools and also explained them the importance of Web-Literacy.
After this I took a session on Appmaker and explained the students about the various building blocks. Everyone loved working with the Appmaker tool since there was less of code and more of design.
Later I took a session on SuMo and localization. I explained them how they could contribute to Mozilla by helping users out with their problems. And how easy it is to convert something from English to your local language.
Of course the event wouldn’t have been possible without the constant help of Dyvik and Dinesh. Hats-off to Dinesh and his team for taking up the initiative.
Event Page Link: https://events.webmaker.org/events/6834