What started as sessions primarily to energize the Mozilla developer community and update each other as to what works each one is involved with in the beginning, has now grown to become extremely purposeful in Bangalore.
What is MozCoffee? “This is a small scale informal meetup of up to 20 persons where a report is given of recent activities and upcoming projects of a community as well as get ideas and feedback from the general public. The idea for this event is to be easily reproducible and as frequent as possible, serving as a meeting point and reference event for local communities.” says the official wiki page. MozCofeeBlr v7.0 Well that’s exactly what happens at MozCoffeeBlr. This time around, we had a special surprise. For those who came in for version 7.0, it was a dream come true. Well for those who didn’t, hard luck. Three brand new Firefox OS keon devices (popularly known as geeksphones) were unboxed thanks to Galaxy who has been a constant Santa-Claus (though not yet Christmas time) for all of us!
“Ah, the smell of new phones!”, you must be wondering. I was particularly ecstatic because until now I had to run all my apps and never had tested an app on an actual Firefox OS phone. Now I had the chance to really understand how my app’s users feel. We all sat together and immediately started hacking on the three available devices. Kaustav and Deb showed us the trips and tricks about how to push our apps on the devices.
We went on to discuss about the various plans for the launch of Firefox OS in India which is anytime soon. Considering that the Web Maker month has officially started, plans were made to conduct maker Maker Party in Bangalore. All in all, it was a great MozCoffee once again and every time such events happen, it feels great to be a Mozillian and renews hope in the entire FOSS culture.
PS: For more pictures, click here. A word of caution, they might make you jealous!