Importance of Internet Privacy & Getting started with Web based Virtual Reality

I was invited as a Tech Speaker at Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University where I gave a talk on Importance of Internet Privacy and Getting started with Web based Virtual Reality.
Event was attended by more than 150 attendees.

Selfie with attendees

I explained about what is Data Privacy, why one should care about their Internet Privacy and various generic Solutions to ensure Privacy.

Importance of Internet Privacy
Mozilla Firefox privacy tools

I also talked about what is Virtual Reality, Problems of Virtual Reality, what is Web based Virtual Reality and How to create a Web based Virtual Reality scene. After the event received an excellent feedback from attendees.

Getting started with web based virtual reality
Selfie with attendees
Reward and felicitation after the event

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Organized Webinar on How to Contribute to Mozilla & Getting started with Virtual Reality

I organized a Webinar on How to Contribute to Mozilla & Getting started with Virtual Reality.
Webinar was attended by Computer Engineers. I explained about How one can contribute to Mozilla Technically and Non technically, various ways of contribution and why one should contribute to Mozilla.

How to contribute to Mozilla

I also explained in detail about what is Virtual Reality, problems of Virtual Reality, what is Web based Virtual Reality and How to create a Web based Virtual Reality scene.

Getting started with web based virtual reality
web based virtual reality scene

The feedback of attendees after the webinar was excellent. A huge thank you to those who attended, and especially those who took extra time to email or message me with appreciation.

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Importance of conferences and meet-ups for developers

I am fortunate enough to attend and speak at many meet-ups and events. I do try to attend local meet-ups in my city.
This got me thinking – why do developers attend or speak at meet-ups and conferences and how beneficial are they to developers and their careers ? This brought up 2 main topics that could answer these questions: Learning and Networking.

Learning

Many developers go to meetups and conferences to learn something new, about either a specific topic or just something new that they might not have heard about. With many resources out there such as blogs and online courses, we have many platforms to learn from, so what do meet-ups and conferences give us that’s different?

Well first, we get to learn from the best. Most of the time, speakers and attendees are people that have been working with a specific technology for a while and have experienced the good and bad.
You also find people sharing different ways of using a specific technology that maybe the speaker didn’t mention. In person communication is something awesome and helps any developer grow.

The transfer of knowledge during these events can help with the growth of a developer and even their organization.

Microsoft Insider Dev Tour

Networking

Meetups and conferences are the places where we share ideas, learn from each other and help each other grow. I found that I have learnt the most from awesome people.

Networking is all about how we collaborate with other people, by speaking about open source projects you might be working on or talking about the amazing culture you have at your company. This opens up so many opportunities for developers to explore.

For me personally, I think that having these type of communities in the software engineering space is amazing. They help many people become part of this learning, sharing, networking and collaborating environment that so many other industries don’t have.
These events are also fun because you get to speak to so many amazing people.
I would say, if you get an opportunity to join a developer community do grab this opportunity. You will get to meet some awesome people along the way.

Mozilla Firefox Annual Meetup
Microsoft Insider Dev Tour

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Firefox Dev Tools 3 Panel Web Inspector – HTML + CSS + Extra options

Beginner friendly guide to Firefox Dev Tools

I want to show you two really quick things about the Firefox Dev Tools that are little tiny icons that you might not notice, but you definitely want to know about.

I’m here, on a random web page, working on the CSS, HTML and right there, you’ll see that there’s this little icon, that you can click, that toggles the Firefox Dev Tools to switch from having two panels to having three panels.

Toggle on 3 pane inspector

Now there’s a good chance when you downloaded Firefox, and you opened it for the first time, it will open with three panels, but in case if it didn’t, or in case you switched back to two and you didn’t realize it, this is where the button is.

You click this little button, and it goes from having HTML and CSS to having HTML and CSS and other options.

And these other options include layout tools, a panel that gives you the computed values for everything in CSS, the changes tab lets you know when things have changed or keeps track of your changes, the Font inspector gives you a way to adjust and change fonts and mess around with variable fonts, (if you’re using a variable font) and the Animations inspector (if you have animations on the page) is a place where you can see exactly what’s going on with animations.

I think it’s really handy to be able to see the HTML in one panel, CSS in another panel and to see other things about CSS in the third panel.

The other thing I wanted to make sure you know about is a little button for messing around with print style sheets.

Toggle print media simulation for page

You can see in the above image , there’s a little icon, that looks like a piece of paper and it makes the browser think that it’s about to print a piece of paper.

It will turn on any media queries that you have set for Print, it will activate the kind of rendering engine behavior that gets activated whenever someone goes to actually print the page.

So it’s a quick way, if you’re styling print style sheets, you can check print media simulation of the page, and not have to actually find a printer and print it out.

Highlighted buttons, navigation links will be removed after clicking on print media simulation

You can see in above image which displays a MDN CSS grid layout webpage, the buttons, navigation links (highlighted in the image above) is not needed when you’re printing it out.
Because None of these buttons will actually do anything on a piece of paper.
Below image displays the webpage after clicking on tiny button to toggle print media simulation

Result after clicking on print media simulation

That’s one of the things you want to do, when you have to print style sheets, is to remove things that you don’t necessarily need.

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Data Safe App

Data Safe app

My new application Data Safe is now available for free download on Firefox Marketplace

This app allows one to choose files from phone and encrypt them with a pass phrase. One can even decrypt the encrypted file.

Note that the app does not encrypt the actual file, but a copy of it, so you would not lose the original. One can encrypt any file like documents, music, videos, pictures, etc.

This app have more than 15k+ downloads

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You can download the app from:  https://marketplace.firefox.com/app/data-safe/

                            prasad seth data safe

Article related to the app was featured in newspaper “Maharashtra Times”

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MozoGeek Event at Zeal College of Engineering Pune

MozoGeek Event at Zeal College of Engineering

Event Name : Mozogeek

Agenda :

1.Web app development
2. Introduction to Firefox OS
3. Firefox OS Application development – Foxication
4. Hands on training on Appmaker

Day and Date :
Saturday, 22nd August

Venue :
Computer Department, ZES’s Zeal College of Engineering and Research, Narhe, Pune

Hashtag :  #mozogeekzfc

I started the session with an introduction to Mozilla and it’s mission. Then in the next session I  gave the introduction of Firefox OS. I explained the advantages of Firefox OS and why it is a great mobile OS,demo of FirefoxOS on simulator.

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Then in the next session I gave hands-on training to the attendees on how to make a web application. I explained them about Webmaker with hand-on training of Thimble and Appmaker. Some Remixes and makes were made by the attendees.

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I explained them about Firefox Marketplace… Attendees were asked to download different apps and review the apps which they liked.

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Mozilla Pune Annual Community Meetup

Mozilla Pune Annual Community Meetup
Event Name: Mozilla Pune Annual Community Meetup
Time: 10am to 6pm
Date: 20th June
Venue: Red Hat, Pune
Hashtags:  #MozPune
Event agenda :
1. Introduction
2. Pune community analysis
3. Taskforce Introduction
4. Making inter-community communication better
5. Mozilla Pune 2015 Goals
6. Inter-community collaboration work
It was an awesome annual meetup at Red Hat,Pune with all Pune Community members
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Mozilla Awarness Program @ VIIT Pune

Mozilla Awarness Program
Event Name: Mozilla Awareness Program @ VIIT Pune
Time: 1 am to 3 pm
Date: 11th July
Venue: Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology,Pune
Hashtag : #viitFSA
Students in VIIT are enthusiastic for contributing to Mozilla as an FSA. This event helped them to know about Mozilla’s mission, web app development, open web and different ways of contributing to Firefox.
I started the event by giving an introduction about Firefox. Then in the next session I introduced students about Web app development and Firefox OS. Along with me Hrushikesh and Pooja introduced attendees about FSA program.
We registered the attendees for the FSA program. Attendees were very curious to know more about different Firefox products.
Mr. Kailas Patil Sir guided us for the event !!
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Firefox Student Ambassador of the Month- February

Firefox Student Ambassador of the Month

I got selected as Firefox Student Ambassador of the Month- February.

It feels really awesome to get recognized and to get featured on the official blog of Firefox Student Ambassador.

Thanks a lot Firefox for appreciation !!

Love Firefox.

https://blog.mozilla.org/studentambassadors/2015/03/05/fsa-firefox-club-of-the-month-february-2015/