Monday, August 25, 2014

Firefox OS Apps Day (App Day in a Box (ADIAB)), Pune

Event Name: Firefox OS Apps Day (App Day in a Box (ADIAB)), Pune
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Date:  24th August 2014
Venue: VIIT, Pune
Hashtags: #apphackdaypune, #firefoxstudents

-= Audience and size =-
There were 20 people who attended the event. All participants were Third Year and Final Year (B.E) engineering students of Information Technology and Computer Engineering in VIIT Engg College, Pune. Overall, they seemed to have good knowledge of web technologies ( HTML, JavaScript) and interested in open source contributions.

-= Our Goals =-

  1. Educate and inspire developers to work on HTML5 apps and submit them to the Firefox Marketplace
  2. Create opportunities for local developers to showcase their apps
  3. Raise awareness of Firefox OS and the developer ecosystem
  4. Brainstorm app ideas

-= Session Agenda =- 
  1. Introduction to FirefoxOS - by Ankit Gadgil
  2. AppMaker Introduction and Demonstration  - by Tripad Goswami
  3. Building an app without using AppMaker -- by Siddharthrao
  4. Brainstorm the App the to Marketplace  - by Kailas Patil

-= OutCome of the Event =-

  •  Participants are interested in building apps after the event
  •  Developed Two apps during the event & submitted to Marketplace.  One of them was approved at the time of writing this blog.  (
  •  Participants become aware of the tools they need to get started. 

This event aimed to educate developers/students about Firefox OS and open web apps and inspire them to start building apps for the Firefox Marketplace.

-= Was it worth it? =-
According to my knowledge, Yes. The audience was satisfied with the content of the event.

-= Should we go again? =-
Yes. I feel its worth the investment.

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