GNUnify ‘ 18 | 17 February | Pune

GNUnify is an annual gathering consisting of Free and Open Source software workshops, talks, seminars and BOFs (Birds of a feather), hosted by the Pune Linux User Group(PLUG) and the Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research(SICSR) in Pune, India.
It is an amazing opportunity for people from FOSS communities all over India to meet each other and a good chance for newbies to find out how to get involved in FOSS projects and learn more about the free and open source culture. Mozilla has been actively participating at GNUnify since 2008!

More about Gnunify:
Twitter: @gnunify

This year Mozilla India community is organizing 6 Events.

  • Web VR session by Prathamesh
  • Marathi localization session by Narendra
  • Cook up Firefox- Privacy Settings by Ankit
  • Rust session by Mehul
  • Hardware track by Tripad
  • WebExtensions Workshop by Viswaprasath

When: February 17, 2018
Where: Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research,
Atur Centre, Gokhale Cross Road,
Model Colony, Pune-16, India
Hashtag : #gnunify
Event Page:

Excited to meet all amazing Mozillians there and make this event fun filled.

Quality Assurance in 2017

Let’s take a moment to remember and rejoice what we accomplished in 2017 as Mozillians. Walk through the past shows the path for future. Every contributor of Mozilla India is up in joy as their past year have a lot to be listed. The curve of Learning and contributions have a significant increase in every individual contributor. Though we have a lot of contributors at Mozilla India contributing to different projects, organising events and promoting the mission of Mozilla but what we believe is that “Quality rather than Quantity counts.”Now is the time to show our quality. Here we showcase our QA contributions from 2017.

QA Glimpse of 2017

In 2017, QA had 70+ vibrant contributors from Mozilla India who worked with enthusiasm throughout the year and participated in 100+ events. They actively took part in QA bug events like Bug Triage Day, Bug Verification day, QA Test Day, and Reporting bugs in-person and online. Our QA Team’s contribution was not limited to Test Day events. They started teaching the web to others. Several QA contributors organised bug events in their colleges and brought many new contributors to the community. Because of their precious time and efforts, we have got such broad contributions this year. Currently, we have 200+ members in our Mozilla India QA Telegram channel where information about QA projects and more are shared. On behalf of the Mozilla community, I convey special thanks to all of them for their hard work and for supporting us in several ways. Here is a list of our proud 71 contributors.

Aadhin Karthik Kaviya D Satchidanandam.M
Abhishek Haridass Kavya Kumaravel Saurabh Shubham
Abirami S D Kishore Kumar K M Selva Makilan
Aditya Anand Krishnaveni.B Shubhangi Patil
Aishwarya B Krithika Sowbarnika R Sonali Dhurjad
Aishwarya Narasimhan Madhuri Mittal Sreerag R
Amit Kumar Singh Manishaa B Sailesh Baskaran
Ankita Lahoti Mohammed Adam Sriram
Ankitkumar Singh Monesh B Subash.M
Aravind Arul Nagaraj Naidu Subhrajyoti Sen
Aswini Priya V Nagarajan Rajamanickam Sudarshan M G
Avinash Sharma P Nutan sonawane Sudarshan Seshadri
Balaji Paarttipaabhalaji Surentharan.R.A
Baranitharan Pavan Gudiwada Terry John Paul.P
Bharathvaj Varun Tiwari Pavithra Roselin. M
Bhuvana Meenakshi K Pavithra.R Vibhanshu Chaudhary
Deepak Chandh Ponmurugesh M Vignesh B S
Dhevendhiran Prasanth P Vignesh Kumar
Dhinesh Kumar Rajesh D Vinothini K
Fahima Zulfath A Rohit R Vishnupriya .V
Gunapathi S Ronit Jadhav Yadnyesh Mulay
Haritha Kamaraj Roshan Dawande
Karthikeyan S Roshini.S
Karthikruju Sakshi Prajapati
Kavipriya A Sankaraman

After thorough analysis, we have chosen the top five contributors from QA Team. We congratulate them on being the QA Contributors of the year 2017.

QA Champions 2017


Number of Test Days participated in 20
Number of Bug Triage Days participated in 33
Number of Bug Verification Days participated in 45
Number of Bugs Reported 53
Members in Telegram channel 200+


Apart from bug events we organised and involved ourselves in many important campaigns. Here are a few Interesting stories we had while hosting testing events.

“Women shouldn’t be afraid to put themselves forward”Sarah Wood

To celebrate International Women’s day and women in tech, our QA contributors and Womoz organised events with their respective campus clubs on March 8, 2017, and had hands-on on QA. Many among the audience were not Mozillians and helped female students to join this community.

During May and June 2017, we organised a campaign called India Uses Firefox Nightly to bring more power users to use Firefox nightly in India to improve the future stable Firefox build. We thank Biraj Karmakar who initiated this campaign in India. Nearly 15 events organised in India and there was a good impact on social media too. We appreciate all the organisers for taking this campaign forward in their local communities.

October was an exceptional month for Mozilla. Mozillians around the world worked day & night for the launch of #newfirefox called Quantum. Mozilla community organised Firefox Quantum Sprint to test the power of Quantum, and made sure websites around the world would work well on it. As a part of this happy moment, Mozilla India enthusiastically organised nearly 50 events in India and tested 1000+ websites for compatibility.

At the end of the month, we had a QA call for newbies to help them participate in QA Test Days and this call has been archived on YouTube.

We had amazing times together as a community in 2017. We express sincere gratitude to all community members for their wonderful initiatives and their unrelenting support in all aspects. We also like to thank Mihai Boldan, Mike Taylor and Pascal Chevrel for mentoring us.

My personal thanks also to Prasanth, Surentharan, and Krishnaveni for their companionship and leadership in organising bug events. Let us continue with this momentum this year and bring on more leaders.

#MozLove to all the contributors, because you are the key to this success community!!!

Happy Contributions!!!

Happy Testing!!

Maker Fest 2018, Ahmedabad – Call for Participation

Hey Mozillians!

We are thrilled to announce that Mozilla India is partnering with India’s largest Maker Festival, Maker Fest 2018 for the 5th consecutive year. The call for participation is open to all Mozillians.

Mozilla India has partnered with Maker Fest 2018 to map and empower a community of educators and creative people who share a passion to innovate, evolve and change the learning landscape. This year, Makerfest is back with awesomeness upgrades – 150+ makers, 50 workshops, 25 awesome speakers, and 30,000+ spectators.
About Maker Fest :

Maker Fest is the Indian continuation of Maker Faire hosted across America, Europe, Africa and Japan, among others. Maker Faire, which launched in California in 2006, now hosts hundreds of thousands of attendees twice a year across California and New York. It is the amalgamation of festivals celebrating innovators, an art show with various booths for inventors and demonstrations, and workshops for attendees. Creators, artists, and hobbyists across the country are invited to present their contemporary applications of ideas using the ocean of art, science, and technology. Also, it is non-commercial and free for the public to attend.


Please note that we have an active community in Gujarat region and we give first preference to Mozillians from Gujarat as we are on limited resources and sponsorship is available only for limited number of Mozillians. However, this event will be well documented. If you cannot attend in person, do not worry as there shall still be many ways to participate and shape the program. As this is an open event, anyone interested can join the event on their own.

Note that the deadline to apply for the event is on or before December 16th.

Also published on Medium.

Rain Of Rust Campaign – Live

Hey awesome Mozillians!

As announced in our earlier email, the Rain of Rust Campaign would be starting from today. It is a month-long global campaign which is specifically focused on the Rust language. This is a global campaign that will take place in the month of June 2017 in collaboration with the Rust community.

Here are all the things you need to start with the campaign

You can join the campaign Telegram channel

Interested in joining us? Let us know by adding a comment on this discourse topic.

Boots up! Its gonna get Rusty! 🙂

[Teaching kits link]
[Github Link]
[Telegram group]

Mehul Patel.
On behalf of Mozilla India