Have you ever felt so excited that you couldn’t sleep? That time seems to be slower and the clock ticks longer? I felt both on this campus tour.
The night before the event I was preparing my talk which is all about being a Mozilla Student Representative, my heart is beating fast and got nervous on how my talk would go. 3 years have passed since the last time I presented in front with my talk(Except for Thesis defense that is). I did rest my eyes for an hour or so then prepared myself.
The hour came for me to leave my humble abode, and I am still powered by my excitement. This is going to be the first activity for me being a ReMo that adds up to my excitement. I would also be on Adventure mode because even if the venue is near my town I have never been on that part area before! (Thanks Google Maps for the quick response on directions!! :D)
As I arrived in the venue I was welcomed by a student-committee and led me to the place where the event would take place, there I saw Mozilla Philippines Team composed of Mr. Eusebio Barrun Jr, The Community Manager and Student Reps Earl Palad, Jerico Servo, Joanna Balagot. They are preparing the registration booth. I prepared my laptop because it would be used for registration purposes.
(I am the one with the Headphones, Kevin Ventura is the one infront of me, Beside me is Mr. Eusebio, Behind me is Joanna Balagot)
Registration started at exactly 9am, students lined up and were given swags. there were 27 students who have registered and a professor. Mr Eusebio barrun started his talk all about Mozilla for Students also included in his talk the general overview of the community
(Jericho Servo in purple shirt, Earl Palad in Campus Reps Tshirt)
(he took almost 2 hours for his keynote, included there are the questions by the students. the audience were very active)
The next speaker is Mr. Jean Austin Rodriguez who shared Free Open Source Software on Resume writing, it was all about how can you pump up your resumes when you are helping Open Source Softwares like for example for L10n(Localization) if they have translated 5000 strings to tagalog it would be a great for the L10n team and would be like a badge for you to tell everyone.
I also acted as the Social Media updater. I used twitter and facebook
(that is my laptop,huge ain’t it :D)
Followed by Kevin Ventura who shared Web Dev basically its all about Web development and web designing, he also defined to them the difference between a Web App and a Web site, Shared to them WordPress. He also told them that Web Dev is like playing Lego “there are so many pieces and parts waiting to be used. You need to pick carefully the technologies for one to be able to create a web application/page” quoted from Kevin Ventura
The last to give a talk was me. It was really a short talk it basically wraps up everything. what is being a Student Representative for their University would be like, I just shared to students the benefits they would receive being a StudentRep, how to join the Student Reps Program and what could be their contribution to the community.
The Students who asked questions were given an additional Mozilla ID lace and Stickers, There are also raffles that were given away included are 4gb flashdrives, Headphones sponsored by Mr. Jean Austin Rodriguez, and for the grand prize was a year of free hosting and Domain sponsored by Mr. Robert Reyes
The event was Great! every one enjoyed and it seems that time just flew by that time! and DEFINITELY there would be a next event with them 😀
Mozilla Philippines Team – Speakers and Student Reps doing the Mozilla Philippines Pose.