Inaguration is on Fire!

11737869_947942835227723_4279858185680381904_nThe inauguration of ‘Zeal Firefox Club’ which was being planned for almost over a month was scheduled to be held on 10th July 2015. All the coordinators started working in full swing to make the event a huge success. We invited the Heads of all departments with a personalized printed invitation. The Executive Director, the Principle and the Head of Computer Department were presented with hand made invitations of the event.All the volunteers and coordinators gathered in the college early in the morning to complete the final preparations. I was half and hour late because day before that event, at night I was busy in some event stuff.

50% arrangement was done but The lab dedicated to the club – ZFC Lab – still needed some decoration. Beautiful rangoli was drawn at the entrance of the lab with the club logo. The entrance was decorated with mesh and the ribbon for the inauguration was placed.

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The clock struck eleven and the dignitaries and the guests arrived. Our speakers for the event were Siddhartha Rao, Sumedh Bhalerao and Shagufta Methwani. The event began with the inauguration of ZFC Lab. Zeal Education Society’s Executive Director Mr. Jayesh Katkar sir, the Principal Dr. A. N. Gaikwad sir and the Head of Computer Department Prof. S. M. Sangve sir, accompanied by the guests, were present for the same and Shagufta Methwani performed the honors.

Then I gave a small introduction about the club to all the dignitaries and addressed to their queries about the functioning of the club and it’s objectives.

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Now, it was time to get to the next important part of the event. All the dignitaries and guests were escorted to the Seminar Hall which was packed with students from the Computer Department. The event began with the lightning of the traditional diya followed by a formal welcome of all the dignitaries.

The guests were welcomed by the Principal of ZES’s ZCOER Dr. A. N. Gaikwad sir. then I took the reins and gave a detailed introduction about Mozilla, it’s missions, the Firefox Student Ambassador program and the Club objectives.

my slideson slideshare http://www.slideshare.net/nishu21031995/inauguration-presentation-51379893

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This was followed by inspirational speeches from Zeal Education Society’s Executive Director Mr. Jayesh Katkar sir and the Principal of ZCOER Dr. A. N. Gaikwad sir.

It was now time to make the attendees aware about their privacy and security on the Web. Sumedh Bhalerao and Siddharth Rao were the first of the guests to interact with the students. They introduced themselves to the attendees and then moved on to prove how Firefox protects your privacy on the Web. They introduced to the students a Firefox addon – Lightbeam – which shows detailed information about all the trackers that keep a check on your activity on the Web. They apprised the attendees about the Mozilla Missions and the Mozilla Projects. The session ended with an introduction to Mozilla Stumbler.Mozilla Stumbler is an open-source wireless network scanner that collects GPS data for the Mozilla Location Service. Mozilla Location Service is open, crowdsourced geolocation service based on publicly observable cell sites and Wi-Fi access points. Next, it was Shagufta Methwani’s turn, She gave a short introduction about Webmaker and some Webmaker tools.

It was past 01:30 pm and it was time to wrap up the event. We thanked everyone for being patient listeners throughout the event and encouraged the students to present any type of questions/queries. A registration drive was conducted in the ZFC Lab and we were able to register a total of 65 students.

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The students registered themselves as Firefox Student Ambassadors and also as members of the club. A feedback page was put up outside the seminar hall so that the students can express their thoughts about the club and the event. Have a look:

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———–Our Zealous Crowd :)————

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I would like to thanks all the dignitaries of Zeal Education Society for supporting the club and providing all the necessary resources. and also I would like to thanks speakers and all the coordinators for their huge support.

Thank you guys …

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