Maker Party FEU Manila

After the MozTour FEU Manila, we had the opportunity to conduct a Maker Party in FEU Manila. With the some idea with the Webmaker tools, the attendees deepened their understanding on what the Webmaker project is. In this session, we introduced the Webmaker tools and Teaching kits, which can be used by students for learning & outreach purposes.

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Ryan giving a demo on the Webmaker tools

After a few introduction of what the Webmaker project, Maker Party, and Mozilla. We did some demos on how to use the Webmaker tools. We got a lot of positive opinions regarding the statement “Making is always learning”.

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Students creating their makes

To give the attendees a hands-on experience of using the Webmaker tools after demonstration, we asked them to group themselves with their fellow students who were able to bring a laptop & an internet connection, and let them explore the Webmaker tools: (1) Thimble; (2) X-ray Goggles; (3) Popcorn Maker; and (4) Appmaker. As we roam around and guide them using the tools, we saw that they are enjoying the activity and most of them are interested in the Appmaker, tool.

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Making is learning indeed

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Participants collaborating on their makes and asking some questions to Ryan

After an awesome collaboration on exploring the Webmaker tools, we let the participants present their makes by telling us what their make is and its purpose. We out more awesome swags to the top 3 group who presented their work.

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You can view all photos taken during the event here.

MozTour FEU Manila

Along the busy sidewalks of the well-known University Belt, the Mozilla Philippines Community went to the home of the Tamaraws – Far Eastern University Manila for a MozTour last February 28. With the help of our awesome Firefox Student Ambassadors in the university and their club lead, Joma MiƱoza, they were able to gather BS Math students to come and join us with the fun.

The team consisted of Robert Reyes, Kemuel Domanog, Ryan Ermita, Arjay Oboza, Fate Cabag and Tina Verbo (me), we were also assisted by our Tamaraw FSAs.

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Bob Reyes discussed about Mozilla

The MozTour started with Bob Reyes with an introduction of Mozilla, where he talked about the mission, projects and products. He also discussed on what the Mozilla Philippines Community is doing and how they can join us in promoting Mozilla’s mission & the open web.

Bob talks about the existence of a Firefox OS device in the Philippines

Bob talks about the existence of a Firefox OS device in the Philippines

Bob also discussed about Firefox OS, where he talked about its history, core technologies and its existence in the country with Cherry Mobile Ace. Students had this impressed reaction when they heard that it is being sold for just Php 999. He also gave a brief run-down on how easy to create a Firefox OS App.

Kemuel Domanog talks about the FSA program

After the Firefox OS discussion, Kemuel Domanog talked about the Firefox Student Ambassadors Program – how to be part of the program, its perks and what FSAs do.

Time for some giveaways!

Time for some giveaways!

We then asked a question to know if they are listening attentively and gave the awesome winner a shirt.

Ryan Ermita talking about the Webmaker project

Ryan Ermita talking about the Webmaker project

Then Ryan Ermita discussed the Webmaker project and the Webmaker tools, Thimble, Popcorn, Xray goggles and Appmaker – which made them excited about the idea that they could create a Firefox OS app with just drag-and-drop.

Before ending the MozTour, I talked about the WoMoz advocacy, the reason why such advocacy exists and how they could be part of it.

A student asking a question to the speakers

A student asking a question to the speakers

To finish off the MozTour, we had a Q&A to answer all their questions.

Group picture!

Group picture!

Pictures from the MozTour FEU Manila can be seen here.