Jaipuria, Lucknow hosts a Mozilla Web Application Development workshop and gives students an insight into the IT industry.
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow organized a workshop on Mozilla Web Application Development for the benefit of its students on the 11th of July. The theme of the workshop revolved around how the application can be used to promote an open source technology. The event drew big names, including Dr. Ankit Mehrotra, Area Chair, IS and Mr. Priyam Srivastava, Mozilla Firefox Student Ambassador, Webmaker mentor and Contributor. Ms. Ankita Mishra, student ambassador, also made her presence felt during the event that brought out different aspects of the field and offered a huge learning experience to the participants.
Jaipuria, Lucknow has always done its best to create initiatives where students not only gain practical exposure to important concepts, but also an opportunity to interact with the best minds in the business. This workshop ticked both those boxes as the experts made the students aware of various aspects of Mozilla Firefox, which is a free and open-source web browser developed for Windows, OS X, and Linux, with a mobile version for Android. Through different activities students were also offered insight into Firefox Operating System applications, which gave the gathering an introduction to new technologies.
The Mozillians present at the venue also took the effort to make the workshop highly interactive, which was something the participants appreciated to a great extent. The team distributed goodies like badges, t-shirts and stickers, much to the delight of the students. They also went a step further in guaranteeing student involvement by forming a club of some of the students from the institute to conduct similar workshops, not only in Jaipuria, Lucknow, but other colleges as well. Thus, the workshop offered them an opportunity to grow, innovate and share, which is something they are bound to cherish.
Mr. Srivastava played his part as the mentor, and was on hand to answer queries for the students. He also talked about the latest job trends in IT, saying, “Today, recruiters are looking for web developers more than candidates inclined towards JAVA and other languages. Mozilla is an open source platform, so one can simply join in and learn his way up. If you want to make a career as a manager in IT, you need to learn more and get a better understanding of the field.” As he offered examples from his own company to drive his point home with the students, the workshop became more than a learning experience – it was an interactive introduction to emerging technologies and an opportunity to witness the trends of the future.