The ADD-ON Workshop29th August 2017
This blog post is about “The Add-On workshop” for Firefox conducted on 29th
August 2017 at Bombay Street Café Bhopal. This was to share our knowledge
that Add-ons provide a safe, simple, and powerful way to personalize
your browsing experience. This was my first event organized after becoming
a Mozilla Representative.
It was a great experience interacting and giving a platform
to the attendees to learn development under this awesome
MozActivate initiative.Starting with, we reached the venue at 3:00PM IST
and arranged the setup and interacted with all the attendees
who more than we expected and more importantly keen to learn
add-on development.I started with the introduction of
Mozilla & its mission for the betterment of web .
Also talking about the MozActivate initiative
that why it was introduced to currently focus on specific
areas like Nightly,Testing,Add-Ons,WebVR etc.
After the introduction moving forward with the main topic ,
I shared my knowledge that with Web Extensions APIs,
it’s easier than ever to create extensions that can be
easily ported to Firefox, Chrome, Edge, and Opera.
Through this activity you’ll help connect new developers
with an opportunity to create add-ons to solve real problems
and make their lives and the web better. Then Mukesh introduced the
attendees about the basic environment for add-ons development ,
Manifest.jason and other related stuffs.
Some of the students were already a developer and had some
queries so we helped them with the same.
We then shared with them few extensions API examples
to make them comfortable about its structure and
environment. Now moving to the hands on session we ask them
to do the basic preparation. And then we tried them
like “Borderify” , “Beastify” and other basic things.
The students were interested in more such workshops
so looking forward for next advance workshop to develop some
add-ons using our creativity.And with this
we concluded the workshop taking their feedback,
pictures and snacks.
We’re very thankful to our mentors and our community for being a great support.