On June 6th – 10th, 2012, Fauzan Alfi and I set up a Mozilla Booth on Festival Komputer Indonesia 2012 – Bandung (another link). We were helped by 8 volunteers, which are loyal Mozilla Firefox users and fans from Bandung. One of them, Daeng, always come to Mozilla events in Bandung lately. He is also a member of Firefox Sundanese L10N team and currently applying to be a ReMo too. Good luck bro’!
Festival Komputer Indonesia 2012 was also held in other cities in Indonesia and Mozilla Indonesia was also participated in FKI 2012 Jakarta and Makassar.
Our booth in Bandung was set up to help people with their Mozilla Firefox (we call it a “Firefox Clinic”). Besides the clinic, we also introduced our community, Firefox 13, and Firefox Beta for Android to the people. And on the last two days of the festival, Fauzan Alfi talk on the stage about what’s new on Firefox and other Mozilla projects (WebFWD, B2G, and L10N). At the end of the talk show, we gave a t-shirt to a festival visitor who asked a question about Mozilla.
Approximately > 250 people coming to this event on each day and we gave Mozilla swags to the festival visitors who came to our booth. Most of them already using Firefox but didn’t have any idea which version they are using, so we encourage them to upgrade to version 13. The most common problem they consulted to us was start-up time and crash issues. We helped them and told them how to check their plugins/add-ons and to use reset feature on Firefox 13 if really necessary. There was also some visitors, power users, who came to ask us questions about specific add-ons. It was so much fun sharing our knowledges and experiences on using Firefox to it’s users in Bandung.
I think we need to open Mozilla Booth in more events, also events like this, to reach more people and to let them know about our community and Mozilla projects. Mozilla Booth is also a great place where we can discuss about many things with people.
Here are some photos (belong to massol507.wordpress.com) around the festival:
Here are another photos taken by Fauzan and me: