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As of January 2012 we had agreed on we would have to create three teams which we called The Power of 3, and Yes 2012 was a success with Engagement team and Localization team moving forward and rapidly expanding! and the Development team a bit slow.So I was thinking way before to at the very least establish a core group of volunteer developers to help the MozillaPH Development team to get started.

With the help of a student volunteer Marcus Ang who also specializes in development, we had discussed of a meet-up, at first we just had thought of a simple gathering of developers just to hear what the current trends in terms of development today and other events that might come for Devs ,and we reached the final decision to conduct a MozCoffee for Developers. I’ts almost 2 months of preparation and yes the day Finally arrived when MozillaPH Development team IGNITES!

Core members for the MozillaPH Development Team

The MozCoffee of the MozillaPH Development Team was held in our usual MozCoffee Spot! in The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf at the Two-ecomm tower. to begin I started a short spiel and introduction of myself. then for the latest news and updates of the Mozilla Philippines Community, The Community Manager Eusebio “Jun” Barrun Jr. IMG_3974

Followed by Robert “bob” Reyes to update them about the progress of FirefoxOS,

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and last but not the least, Kevin Ventura for another short talk about the webmaker program

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After this we had discussions on how we would make the team more active and move forward towards the future this is a milestone for the Mozilla Philippines Community. and now for those who received the shirts!

Marcus Ang of College of Saint Benilde

T-Shirt Winner: Marcus Ang

Allan Tolentino of Fluxion Inc.

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Sep Sallao of Far Eastern University

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and for the girls!

Charlee Cabusas a graduate of University of Sto. Tomas

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Erika Gatmaitan also from Far Eastern University

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So stay tuned for more updates from us! Always  if anybody out there who wishes to join this Team just ping me. And thanks to all those who attended our event! hope to see you all again! And now meet the core members of the MozillaPH Development Team!
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We all know that famous Rock Stars has a very tight schedule, as they tour around the world doing their concerts, Fan’s day and everything in between. Our Community has their very own rock stars(that’s how we felt during the tour). We had 3 events lined up for 3 days with 3 different locations  that a bit far away from each other. Let me Tell you the journey of our Rock stars over the weekend.

Mozilla Campus Tour: Colegio De San Juan de Letran – Calamba, Laguna

The start of our journey, September 20,2012 the first event we would do was in Colegio de San Juan de Letran – Calamba, Rock Stars present in this event was ReMo PHL Eusebio “Jun” Barrun jr. , Joell Lapitan and I together with my Student Reps Ryan Ermita, Jyra Bulan, Joanna Balagot, Kenneth Sungcaya, Daryl Abulencia and Rofus DelaCruz. We know that this event would be another fun filled event as students fill up the venue.

Students of Letran Calamba

Students of Letran Calamba

Jun as always Starts the event with his AMAZING Keynote – a general overview of the community. and in between his presentation he gave freebies and Firefox T-shirt.

Rock Star Jun on his Overview of the Community

Jun on his Overview of the Community

followed by Joell on Firefox Mobile OS(B2G),

Rock Star Joell Lapitan on B2G

Joell Lapitan on B2G

and the last one was Me on Mozilla Student Reps Program.

Rock Star Kemuel Domanog on Mozilla Student Reps

Kemuel Domanog on Mozilla Student Reps

This was really a wonderful opportunity to share our knowledge and our advocacy to our Alma mater. after this event. Jun and I readied our selves to another journey going far north. Muñoz, Nueva Ecija

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Mozilla Web Day Conference:  Central Luzon State University – Muñoz, Nueva Ecija

With almost 6 hours of travel from Calamba, Laguna going to Muñoz, Nueva Ecija which is about 260km away. We arrived at CLSU at 3am in the morning of September 21,2012 and stayed at their beautiful Alumni Hostel. The Rock stars of this event includes ReMo PHL Jun, Ren Gabas, and I together with recently active Student Rep Sister Tandem, Shane and Ivy Aringo and a community volunteer.

Touchdown at CLSU grounds!

Touchdown at CLSU grounds!

This event was a full day event. A fully packed event for our Rock stars.  each ReMo has 2 sets of Presentation. one for the Morning session and another for the afternoon session. Students of CLSU had already been using open source technologies, like PHP and MySQL. Our Point Person for the event was Jojo Macabales, the acting director for the IT department, also a long time friend of Ren.

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Rock stars and our Point person sir Jojo

Students in CLSU had a great response on the team, every one was eagerly to learn from what the team had been imparting. they even formed a team for their very own Student Reps Group there. *clap clap clap*

The New Student Reps From CLSU

Student Reps hailing from CLSU

Ren also had a chance to let students of the school try localization. with only 67 new strings. students race their way to the top to get their Firefox Tshirt as a Prize!

Top 10 Translators

Top 10 Translators(rank)

The fun started from 8am and ended at 7pm. after that we immediately leave the vicinity and heads home for another event back South. Los Baños, Laguna.

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Summer Code Party: University of the Philippines – Los Baños, Laguna

The team arrived at Edsa around 12am and every one of us heads home. I arrived at  home at 3am and still can’t sleep(lucky aren’t I). Slept at 4am woke up at 6am and left the house at 7am of September 22, 2012 a Saturday and heads straight to the nearest Jeep Terminal to go to Los Baños. With me is my sister Joyce Domanog.

We had been doing lots of Summer Code Parties since June 2012 and to end with a bang we had this huge celebration for it.Rock Stars present are ReMo PHL Jun, Joell, Bob Reyes,Faye Tandog, Melchor Compendio, Kevin Ventura, Jean Austin Rodriguez, and I together with Student Reps Jam Zulueta, Pau Guilalas, and Ralph De Leon. and another 3 Volunteers.

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The Crowd was filled with Student Developers

So what is difference? Well this time we had this Live Conference with our Asian Buddies(Japan, Indonesia,Bangladesh,Thailand and Malaysia) who are also celebrating their own Summer Code Parties.(Thanks to PREGINET) We gave 20, one year web hosting (Thanks to Solidhosting) as prizes, we made sure it would be a big event so we partnered with an awesome Telco and we also brought the Firefox Mobile OS demo Device with us.

Live Conference

Live Conference with Asian Buddies

Attendees are doubled as well as the freebies :D, Summer Code Party did end. but we the Mozilla Community would still Pursue on sharing, teaching our knowledge for the next generation of Web Makers.

Summer Code Party Attendees

Summer Code Party Attendees with the Mozilla PHL Pose

Mozillians Striking a pose!

Mozillians Striking a pose infront of Oblation

Mozillians Striking a pose infront of Oblation in UPLB

Thanks to all organizers of the events. you are the true Rock Stars out there! Cheers to every one!

 

Maupay na Udto! which means Good Afternoon the only translated word I know before going to this trip. Its been a month of preparation for this MozTour at Leyte: Visayas State University which was spear-headed by our fellow Mozilla Representative Melchor “Chor” Compendio, The team was composed of our Community Manager Eusebio “Jun” Barrun jr, Localization Lead Robert “Bob” Reyes, Remo Applicant Kathleen Joyce Domanog, Chor and Me the photographer(hehe).

As Early as 3am Joyce and I left our humble abode and was brought to the Airport by our Very Handsome Dad.(THANKS!), we waited for our friends to arrive at the entrance of NAIA Terminal 2. First to arrive was Bob, and we immediately entered the terminal and did all Airport SOP’s, and sat around the waiting area to wait for Chor and Jun, our flight would leave at 5:40am and we arrived on Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport at about 7:00am. We took a ride on a jeepney heading to a shuttle van service namely Van-Van’s, this would take the team from Tacloban to Baybay the first stop of the Tour.

MozTour Leyte Travel Map

“We literally crossed mountains  and bridges” quoting Bob to use it on our blogs. our first agenda after the long trip would be lunch!, Andok’s at Baybay City is quite different from those we see near our place. This branch has a dine-in service and has a nice view from the bay and the ambiance is very good as well. The weather that time was great, warm and dry.

Team arrived at Baybay Terminal

After we ate our lunch and got a good rest. Chor called a Multi-cab(it is something like a portable jeepney, commonly used by barangay tanods in Manila) and we headed to VSU a 15 minute ride from Baybay Terminal. When we arrived at the venue, we immediately prepared our equipments to be used and how the venue would look. My sister Joyce, readied at her station for the registration booth.

Preparing for the Event

My happy sister proudly wearing her first Mozilla Firefox Tshirt :D

Proud Mozilla Firefox Tshirt Owner

The MozTour at Leyte: Visayas State University event started with Jun’s Keynote entitled Mozilla for Webgeeks. and “THE KEYNOTE” have returned, explaining the General  Overview of the community, even if  “THE KEYNOTE” was long(approximately 2 hours), the audience had fun and surely was listening well. The venue was jam packed that even the second floor of the venue suddenly got full and some are already standing beside the door.

Jampacked Session with Jun

Next in line was Bob, his presentation is about HTML5 Cross Platform Mobile Development, and of course including Firefox OS(B2G). Bob showed and demonstrated the first ever Unit of Firefox OS here in the Philippines to the audience. including screenshots of the User Interface and Firefox Mobile OS’ capability running on a local TELCO simcard. Bob even dared the attendees quoting

If anyone’s smartphones here can boot faster than the Firefox Mobile OS, Talk to me I’ll give you a prize.

Firefox Mobile OS with BobSome tried turning off their smartphones including my sister and Chor. but their units failed the boot test.

After Bob’s Presentation it was my turn. I was kinda nervous because it was my first time to present with more that 30 persons. My Presentation was about Mozilla Student Reps. I was always known as a happy person and always seen smiling, being like that as my nature, I decided to bring the happiness to the audience.

Mozilla Student Reps and Me

Since I am a product of the Student Reps Program I shared to them all of my experiences, what Student Reps do, and their benefits. I also discussed the difference of a Mozilla Representative to a Student Rep.  Seems my way of presenting is effective

 All I can say is MozTour at Leyte: Visayas State University was a success. Everyone enjoyed the seminar everyone received their SWAGs. For those who asked questions and to those who answered they were rewarded Mozilla Tshirts. We have 3 Winners namely Darrel Kim Destriza, Ral Itong and sorry I still have no info of the name of the third winner.

Mozilla Firefox T-Shirt Winner

Mozilla Firefox Tshirt Winner 2

Mozilla Firefox Tshirt Winner 3

The MozTour at Leyte: Visayas State University concludes a tour around their campus where buildings has similarities with University of Philippines Los Baños Campus in Laguna. (Photo Below Courtesy of Bob’s Cam)

Visayas State University Campus Tour

MozTour at Leyte: Visayas State University, another success for the team. We welcome everyone as a part of our community as we do our Mozilla Philippines Community pose Proudly

MozTour at Leyte: Visayas State University Community Pose

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Next Stop. Southern Leyte State University.