2016 : A Year in Memory : Thanks to Mozilla and Mozillians

2016 was all about myself being an leader. Throughout the year, I have gone through many volunteer leadership activities. Like my year of 2014 and my year of 2015, 2016 was also a blast. I contributed to my regular functional activities as well I have explored some other contribution opportunities. 2017 is going to be a big year for me, but all the behind scene happened in 2016 and I wish to recall all the memories!

The Year started with Privacy Month Campaign, initiated by Mozilla India. Mozilla Bangladesh community planned to join the initiative by organizing our own Privacy Week. To make it happen, we invited all the facilitator who will help us to organize talks/activities in their campus in “Mozilla Bangladesh, Privacy Week : Train the Facilitators” where we shared, discussed about Privacy Week and all the needful things.

The next day, I along with more 8 mozillians (including 6 Reps) went to Singapore to join Mozilla’s Leadership Summit, Singapore.

Mozilla’s Leadership Summit, Singapore was my first event outside the city. I got to meet many Mozillians, Reps, Mozilla Staff for the first time. Also, I could hear about many strategies in and around Mozilla. This event helped me to inspire a lot and energized me to inspire my community more.

 From 28 January to 04 February, Mozilla Bangladesh organized Privacy Week , a week dedicated to raise awareness about privacy among friends, family and anyone who is a user of the Web. and luckily, I contributed as one of the leader of Privacy Week.

  • Privacy Talk @ Gono Bishwabidyalay
    Privacy Talk @ Gono Bishwabidyalay
  • Privacy Talk @ East West University
    Privacy Talk @ East West University
  • Privacy Talk @ Brac University
    Privacy Talk @ Brac University
  • Privacy Talk @ Feni Computer Institute
    Privacy Talk @ Feni Computer Institute
  • Privacy Talk with friends @ East West University
    Privacy Talk with friends @ East West University
  • Privacy Talk @ American International University Bangladesh
    Privacy Talk @ American International University Bangladesh
  • Privacy Talk @ Dhaka Polytechnic Institute
    Privacy Talk @ Dhaka Polytechnic Institute
  • Privacy Talk @ Eastern University
    Privacy Talk @ Eastern University
  • Privacy Talk @ Daffodil International University
    Privacy Talk @ Daffodil International University
  • Privacy Talk @ North South University
    Privacy Talk @ North South University
  • Privacy Talk @ Port City International University
    Privacy Talk @ Port City International University

During the privacy week, I got the opportunity to join few talks organized by many Mozillians. I was invited by Saddam Hossain to join his Privacy talk @ Eastern University.

A day later, I joined Privacy Talk @ GONO BISHWABIDYALAY organized by Hasibul Hasan Shanto. This was the first activity of Mozilla in Gono Bishwabidyalay.

On the way back, I joined Privacy Talk @ East West University organized by a awesome series of Mozillians ( Sayed Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Maruf Islam, Muktasib Un Nur, Ehsanul Hassan, Fahmida Noor, Kazi Nuzhat Tasnem). I saw a good number of people waiting to know about privacy and all the way, it was good.

Mozilla Bangladesh organized first community event for the year with “MozCoffe Dhaka Meetup”. I met many QA contributors in the event. As it was my first interaction with my contributors, I along with them planned for the quarter and beyond.

And obviously, there was Mozillians from different contribution areas. It becomes special when the whole community meets 🙂

Inspiring from all the plannings i brought from Mozilla’s Leadership Summit, Singapore, I thought of reaching my contributors and along with other QA community mentors, I organized Firefox 45 Beta 3 Testday.

I joined SuMo Contributor Mentoring Day – Dhaka to cherish my past functional contribution area. Meeting with ex co-workers and seeing them to work for achieving goals is really inspiring. Passed an awesome day with Mozillians, I used to work with.

Finally, I received this opportunity to be an Regional Ambassador Lead of Firefox Student Ambassadors, Bangladesh!

It’s been long, since we have been getting to meet all the contributors somewhere in a single place. And also it was about defining the same goals for contribution for everyone. So, I along with other QA Community mentors, Many Mozilla Staff including SoftVision people, planned to organize our first contributor only event Mozilla QA: Bug Marathon, Dhaka. This event was 2 day long. In this 2 day, we tried to leverage the power of community, while learning and doing contribution. This was one of the greatest initiative for 2016.

Then the Best moment came! I was invited to Mozilla All Hands, London 😀 But, Unfortunately, My Visa was refused, So, I missed the opportunity to join this global meet.

During Ramadan, We again met together for Mozilla QA Bangladesh : Community Iftar.  The motive was simple, have iftar together and be united as community and well, it was success.

I became Mozilla Reps Mentor, this year. This was one of the opportunity I was looking forward for a long time. More time needed to explore as a Reps Mentor!

The community was going strong, but we needed more strength from the Mentors. To sync up with each other and make more fluent, I organized Mozilla QA Bangladesh: Train the Trainers V1.0 

And it was time for MozillaBD second Mid-term planning 2016. I joined the event and tried to collaborate with other QA contributors and reviewed what we promised in the first midterm and what we could have achieved till now. The good thing is, we were the only pathway that could have completed all the plannings 😀

Firefox Team was prioritizing things with Firefox Test pilot and as we contribute to support the team, we were trying to shape our activity to include Test Pilot. To make it happen, We planned to organize Firefox Hack Day, Dhaka to see our learning’s together.

I organized Web Compat and Firefox Test Pilot Sprint : Train the Trainers to have a understanding about our strategies for Test Pilot with our core contributors.

In August, I got the opportunity to volunteer as Reps Regional Coach for for my region ( China, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Japan )

I was also invited to Mozilla All Hands, Hawaii! All Hands is always inspiring and this couldn’t be a more happy thing for me!

I supported EWU Mozilla Club and their awesome Mozillians by organizing Mozilla Awareness Booth @ East West University. There was a huge crowd from people to know more about Mozilla and contribution opportunities. More pictures are Flickr.

A new program with a new responsibility. Hope to do more goodness. Hoping to provide more support to Campus Clubs in Bangladesh in and around.

To promote QA, We started Mozilla QA : Contributor Engagement Tour, Bangladesh. We approached Rajshahi College to host our first event in Rajshahi and we received a tremendous support from them.

We also received huge support from Varendra University and their students who helped us to organize the event and participated in the event.

To revamp our hectic activity, I organized Bug Day, Dhaka ( which starts Mozilla QA Bangladesh: Contribution Week, where the goal was to achieve our goal throughout the week )

Become ReMo – Mozilla Reps of the Month for October, 2016. This is an honour to have the same privilege for the second time!

To empower our Woman contributors and inspire more to contribute, I supported our woman contributors to organize Mozilla QA Bangladesh: Woman in QA. Azmina Akter Papeya, Kazi Nuzhat Tasnem, Mahfuza Humayra Mohona, Rezwana Islam Ria, Saheda Reza Antora played an fabulous job by successfully organizing this event. Not only that, they are following up with the participants till now to do more help.

And Finally, I reached Hawaii to be apart of global awesomeness, Mozilla All Hands, Hawaii! Passed 2 weeks of hectic travel and adventure and one of my bestest memory dripped event.

To promote QA more, I approached Hasibul Hasan Shanto to help us organize Mozilla QA: Contributor Mentoring Day @ Gono Bishwabidyalay. We get immense feedback from the event about many Test Pilot features.

And the year ended, with meeting with everyone \o/

SO, That was my year 😀

Though, this year was not much eventful but this was something more than only events. I along with my community had gone through enormous plannings, strategy to shape community, worked together to fix working module and many more.

If you think, all this things are done by me, You are right 😀 Well, there are many people who loves to put me forward, hiding their faces. So, all the things that I wrote above is because of all the support I received from people around me. Otherwise, It was never possible to rise as a leader and lead the community.

If you are seeing the output, I wish to thank everyone without whom this would have never been possible. I want to thank each and every one for the contribution they did in my life. At first and as always, I want to thank Ashickur Rahman for everything you did, It was more than a community person, A close brother, on whom I can always depend even in dead hours 😀

I would like to thank Faisal Aziz (Faisal Bhai) for all the help and support that he did this year. Thanks a lot, bhai. I was in true need of yours and you have supported me in every place and space where I would have need you.

I wish to thank Mike Hoye, without whose support I would be struggling a lot. You had been and you have been helping and guiding the community for a long time. Thanks for all the support.

Thanks to Ryan VanderMeulen for all the support you did to me and my community last year and first 2 quarters of this year. Thank you, Ryan.

I want to thank the whole Softvision Desktop QA team for their amazing support to me and Bangladesh QA Community. On behalf of the community, I would like to thank all of you – Florin Mezei, Andrei Vaida, Bogdan Maris, Mihai Boldan, Cornel Ionce, Paul Silaghi, Petruta Rasa, Camelia Badau and everyone else in the Desktop team who has been making the Testday, Triage Day and Verification Day more awesome. Thank you people. ( P.S. : Next time, we meet, I will make sure you receive a gift from my community 😉 Keep in loop )

I want to thank Ada Lucinet for helping me with plannings and be a friend always. Thanks for all of your support. Thank you.

I want to thank Rezaul Huque Nayeem, Nazir Ahmed SabbirRatul Islam, Mohammad Maruf Islam. Well, You were always behind me, So I never can be more grateful to anyone for helping me all the way and leading together the most awesome community.

Unlimited Thanks continues this year also to Towkir Ahmed and Sashoto Seeam for helping whenever I needed both of you. Thanks for all the artwork and banner design and every bit of help that you guys did. And Seeam, for you, We have our very own Tshirt design 😀

Special thanks to a lot of buddies: Asif Mahmud Shubho, Muktasib Un Nur, Ehsanul Hassan, Almas Hossain Tushar, Maruf Rahman, Rahim Ul Islam Rifat, Majedul Islam Rifat, Sayed Ibn Masud, Tarikul Islam Oashi, Azmina Akter Papeya, Meraj Kazi, Mahfuza Humayra Mohona, Nawaf Chowdhury, Saddam Hossain, Tanvir Rahman, Forhad Hosain – You all had been amazing on your parts. Without all of you, my last year wouldn’t be possible. Thanks for doing all the things and help you did. You guys are ইয়ে দুনিয়া পিত্তালদি, বেবি ডল না সোনে দির বেবি ডল :p

There are still many names, I want to thank each and everyone who helped me throughout the process. All the QA contributor who are part of Mozilla Bangladesh QA Community. Sometimes, thanks is not enough but still I want to thank everyone and wish, maybe I will get your help and support in future, too.

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3 thoughts on “2016 : A Year in Memory : Thanks to Mozilla and Mozillians

  1. Bogdan says:

    Thanks for mentioning me and my colleagues in your post but you are not correct in saying that we make the Testdays awesome, you guys do that 🙂 Without you, there would not be a single testday 😀 Wish you and all the contributors a Happy new year and keep up the awesome work you are doing!https://www.iamikram.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_good.gif

  2. Mihai Boldan says:

    Thank you too Ikram for helping Mozilla and bringing all the contributors together in order to have fun, learn new things and make Firefox better.

    Keep up the good work 😉

    Cheers,
    Mihai Boldan

  3. Ryan VanderMeulen says:

    It was great finally getting to meet you in Hawaii! Congrats on a great 2016 and here’s to hoping for even more in 2017!

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