Me....exclusive and uncut!!!!

Posted by Priyanka Nag on 4:08 AM
Wrote so much....but never wrote about myself. Today, on a not so beautiful Sunday morning, got sometime to talk to myself and so thought of writing about myself for a change.
Well, there is absolutely nothing wrong with this Sunday to call it a not to beautiful Sunday other than the fact that I didn't step outside my room since morning to look at its beauty.

After a long time, I did spend a day with no one else but myself. I sat and completed my assignment, but those were not sufficiently sufficient to keep me occupied  enough. When done with all work, thought of speaking to myself today. Long time since I last listened to my heart.

All interviewers' have a favourite question, always-"Tell us about yourself" and all interviewees have a per-defined answer to that question. I have one too....but I actually am a bit more than that answer simply.

What am I? Who am I?
I am a dreamer! I am a philosopher.
Well, actually thinking of it in a not so poetic way, I am a person who likes to dream....dream a lot and then chase those dreams. Ever filmy. All Bollywood masalas and Mills&Boons rule my head...totally!

For me, happiness lies in the simplest and smallest of things. The rising orange sun, the meting view of the evening sky, the smoothest drops of the rains, the softest petals of the flowers, the innocent smile of a child, the taste of melting ice-creams...

Sometimes I am a typical girl...a girl who loves being loved and cared. A girl who loves hugging her teddy bear, a girl who loves yellow flowers, a girl who everyday dreams about her prince charming. Again at times, I am so much not a typical girl....no sense of dressing, no love for shopping, no beauty knowledge!!!

That was my dreamy part. But sometimes I am a lady. A lady who likes to fight her way out....who likes success. A lady who understands her responsibilities and knows to care for others.

I am a complete bag of mixed personalities. The problem only lies in the fact that the balance in the mix is always not proportionate. Sometimes I am too sentimental (well, most of the times I am too sentimental), sometimes too demanding and sometimes just running away from problems and life.

So thats me...too stubborn, over loving....but life of my friends and my pappa's princess!!!!


The story of MozCarnival 2012

Posted by Priyanka Nag on 10:08 AM

The story of MozCarnival 2012

On the 15th of September, Pune witnessed a really amazing tech carnival organized by the Pune community of Mozilla. Mozilla doesn't need an introduction for sure.
The carnival wasn't a one night plan, it was the result of months of hard work. Loads of planning, putting plans into actions, so much of man power into work and now finally we can call the event a success.
Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research (SICSR) had already been all decorated and set to the mood of Carnival a night ago. 15Th morning began with Sayak Sarkar's speech, giving the audience an informal introduction about Mozilla, its products and its initiatives. Sayak was followed by Ankit Gadgil on the podium. Both Sayak and Ankit explained the crowd the purpose of their gathering, the events lined up for the day and purpose of choosing 15th as the day of this event. 15Th of September is celebrated worldwide as the 'Software freedom' day. Which day have been better to celebrate the success of party of Mozilla Summer Code than this day!
The entire event was divided into two tracks- the 'hands on' sessions and the 'talk' sessions. Both tracks were held simultaneously and the audience had their choice which one to sit for.
There were several very interesting 'hands on' session throughout the day. The computer lab of SICSR was brightened up by Gautamraj sir's session of Webmaker where he taught the audience several web-making tools of Mozilla like Thimble, X-Ray goggle etc. Later that day, several other interesting sessions kept the audience busy. Students and visitors undoubtedly enjoyed being techy for a day. Other awesome hands on session contained Sayak's Open Badges, Banana Bread, Anwesh's web-config and Soumya sir's session on URL and Routing Logic.
The non-techy people who chose to sit through talks also did enjoy their day as there were some awesome talks lined up for the day like the one on Localization by Faizal sirji, Rajesh sir and Aman sir.
The visitors had an awesome opportunity to bag in some awesome Mozilla goodies during the Quiz session held by Vineel sir. Vineel sir's session on Firefox Flicks was really an amazing one.
Now I am left with only one session to talk about. The session on WoMoz. The session conducted by Hema and me. The day when Vineel had asked me to give a talk in MozCarnival on WoMoz, I was excited and at the same time scared. I remember ringing Sayak up in the middle of night asking for his help! As I started my research on WoMoz and on Mozilla, even before realizing, I started getting deeply connected with it. Talking to Melek, listening to Mitchell Baker's interviews.....and so much more. The session finally was way more than just a session. It was right from my heart!
The award came when on 15th night I saw a post on facebook. Shruti, one of the WoMoz attendee had posted that inspired by the WoMoz session, she had started her blog and decided to get involved with Mozilla and WoMoz.
The day ended with Vineel sir's session about how everyone can contribute to Mozilla. MozCarnival had 100+ attendees that day along with 'Mid-day's reporter on campus to cover the event.
Mozilla is so much a part of me now. I sincerely thank Ankit and Sayak for getting me involved into it.

#Photo courtesy: Soumya sir.

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