IEDC Summit, Asia’s largest student Entrepreneurship Summit, a place where students from all over the state come together to share their story. This year’s summit was held at Sahradaya College of Engineering, Kodakara. This was my first time volunteering at an event for Mozilla. So I arrived at the venue around 9 in the morning and the entire campus was flooded with students from all over the state. I met up with my fellow Mozillian Ann and Yadev and went to the spot allocated for us in the activity hub. I was terrified when I came to know that we were allocated a room on the top floor of the building, not so later after the shocking news Kumaresan and Shebin arrived, with an optimistic mind we setup our laptops at the desk…
Now the big question. What did we do? Why did we come here? A few days earlier we had a group call on how we are going to prepare for the event, what all we were going to do, we assigned tasks to each other so that the students and other participants follow a track. Now back to the room we got, honestly after we setup the stall many students flooded to us, this was really unexpected but we were really happy to know that a lot of people came in search of us.
We interacted not only with the students but also with many young professionals and professors, we talked about the Mozilla Manifesto, the Mozilla Campus Clubs, we even put up a live session using A-Frame. We made many people realize how Firefox fights for them, protecting their privacy and keeping them safe. One thing I am happy about is that I was able to help a lot of students who came inquiring about Mozilla Campus Clubs, we were able to help a lot of students who wanted to get started with Open Source, moreover we were able to help people who weren’t interested in code contributions, we showed them Common Voice and Pontoon to that they can contribute to Mozilla, this is what I love about Mozilla, everyone can find their place to fit in, either it’s technical or non-technical.
Before ending this blog, I’d like to thank the volunteers at IEDC Summit for helping us out, I’m also really happy that I could help many people with open source contributions, and guide them in contributing to Mozilla
“The Beast adopted new raiment and studied the ways of Time and Space and Light and the Flow of energy through the Universe. From its studies, the Beast fashioned new structures from oxidised metal and proclaimed their glories. And the Beast’s followers rejoiced, finding renewed purpose in these teachings.” from The Book of Mozilla, 11:14