Introducing Mozilla Localizations to Telkom University Students

On Friday, September 5 2014, Telkom University Firefox Club held their 3rd event in Telkom University. This time, they introduced localizations efforts in Mozilla to other students in a small workshop event. I also came to the event and helped them a bit. Even though we only managed to gather 7 participants to this event, we got native speakers of Sundanese, Javanese, and Minangkabau language among them. This 3 languages are the local languages in Indonesia which Mozilla community is trying to localize to for Firefox.
In this event, we had some discussions with the participants about the importance of languages in the web, especially when it comes to browsers and the people who are genuinely new to the Internet. After the discussions, our Firefox Students Ambassadors, Bondan and Bagus, gave a short introduction about what Mozilla is, localizations of Mozilla projects in general, and then a tutorial to use Locamotion to localize our favorite browser to other languages. It didn’t take too long to get the participants excited to start trying the tools by themselves and spent a nice hour of localizing.

Ngabuburit Bareng Mozilla: Localization Workshop Bandung

On Saturday, July 19 2014, we held a workshop on localization titled Ngabuburit Bareng Mozilla (Waiting for Iftar with Mozilla): Localization Workshop Bandung. This event was organized by me as a Mozilla Reps with major help from Fadhil, also a Mozilla Reps from Bandung. There were 18 participants joining this event.

Special thanks to Telkomsel for allowing us to use their meeting room in Telkomsel graPARI Jalan Banda, Bandung, for this event. It’s a comfortable room with a dependable internet connection.

Spectrogram discussion

Spectrogram discussion

The event started with a spectrogram discussion session with “technology and language” as the topic. From several statements that was came up, we all agree that language plays a big role in technology and the web. It’s an important aspect that should be supported and handled carefully. We gave a Firefox t-shirt to one of the participants who contributed the most to the discussion.

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And then we moved to presentation sessions. I introduced Mozilla’s mission, projects, and community, then Fadhil talked about localization in Mozilla. We also held a video conference with Romi Hardiyanto as Indonesia L10n lead. He gave some general tips and insights on localizing Mozilla projects to the participants.

Romi

Romi

After the participants got the idea on what we were going to do, I demoed and explained how to use the tool that we’re going to use for that event, which was mozilla.locamotion.org. Then for about an hour, all of the participants (excluding the ones who didn’t bring laptop) localized some strings for Firefox 32 Aurora to Bahasa Indonesia and Sundanese. Because of how the Mozilla Locamotion server work, we should wait until Friday to get the update on the number of strings that these new users has suggested. When the numbers show up, we will find out 2 person who suggested most strings among the workshop participants and we will send them Firefox t-shirts!

Participants trying to localize

Participants trying to localize

The localization sprint ended at the same time with iftar. We broke our fast for that day together and enjoyed some meals. Afterward, we held a video conference again, but this time with Fauzan. He invited participants to #MozNyunda, an initiative to accelerate Sundanese L10n of Firefox.

All of the participants seemed to be enthusiastic with the whole l10n efforts and we all hope that they will continue their contribution to Mozilla by localizing it’s projects.

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More photos available here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/89627096@N08/sets/72157645446624467 , thanks to Fadhil.

Edit: added photos. There are also photos taken by participants below ;)

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Beberapa hari yang lalu tepatnya Sabtu, 21 Desember 2013, Komunitas Mozilla Indonesia mengadakan MozKopdar Bandung yang bertempat di Java Preanger Coffee House, di Jalan Cisangkuy no. 68 Bandung. Kafe bernuansa klasik ini berhasil membuat kami merasa di rumah sendiri karena kenyamanan dan keramahan yang kami rasakan. Terima kasih pada M. Fadhil dan juga Fauzan yang telah memilih tempat ini. Acara “kopdar” ini dihadiri 21 orang, plus 3 orang Mozilla Reps yang membawakan presentasinya masing-masing.
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Saya yang kebetulan juga sebagai host di acara ini menceritakan kesuksesan Mozilla di tahun 2013 yang dapat kita lihat pada gambar berikut.
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Membuat Aplikasi Firefox OS

Membuat aplikasi untuk Firefox OS konsepnya sama dengan membuat aplikasi web untuk mobile, hanya saja ditambah berkas manifest. Oleh karena itu, yang perlu dipersiapkan hanyalah berikut ini.

  1. Menginstal Firefox OS Simulator
  2. Kembangkan aplikasi HTML5 yang responsif dan memanfaatkan kemampuan offline HTML5 dan fitur-fitur canggih HTML5 lainnya. Ujilah di Firefox OS Simulator.
  3. Host aplikasinya atau buat menjadi packaged app.
  4. Submit ke Firefox Marketplace.

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Jika sudah masuk ke Firefox Marketplace, selain aplikasimu siap diinstal di perangkat Firefox OS, aplikasimu juga bisa diinstal di Android lewat browser Firefox for Android (saat ini masih hanya untuk Firefox for Android versi Aurora), atau bahkan di desktop (lewat browser Firefox) dengan mengakses Firefox Marketplace.

Mozilla Indonesia at Festival Komputer Indonesia 2012 – Bandung

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.

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Report on #XLaluBerbagi Bandung

Last month, XL and IdBlogNetwork invited Mozilla Indonesia to attend to their event, “Mobile Data Service” at 27th April 2012. Fauzan and I came to the event and had a great talk with blogger and IT enthusiast communities in Bandung, including Bandung Blog Village, Batagor, Promoote, Plurk-ID, Saung IT, and many others. There are approximately 50-60 people came this event.

Blogger and IT Communities in Bandung came to this event

Blogger and IT Communities in Bandung came to this event – photo taken by Aldy Putra


On the last session of this event, all of the communities leaders was invited to talk briefly about their communities’ activities in the front of the people there.
Fauzan Alfi was talking about Mozilla Indonesia activities

Fauzan Alfi was talking about Mozilla Indonesia activities – photo taken by Rika Verry Kurniawan


It’s fun to know that bloggers in Bandung know and really familiar with each other. It’s also a nice experience for me to meet with great new people.
XL, IdBlogNetwork

XL, IdBlogNetwork – photo taken by Aldy Putra


the people

the people – photo taken by Aldy Putra