Mozilla Kerala Regional Sprint, another best event of 2018!
It was planned to be conducted on 18th May 2018–19th May 2018. Since KTU keeps on changing their exam date, the organizers started to receive a number of emails requesting to change the scheduled date. By considering the request from the students all over Kerala, the date of sprint has changed.
Another date was fixed in July, but sadly due to spreading of Nipah virus the honorable government of Kerala has banned community gathering. Thus the organizers were forced to change the date again. Finally, after all those issues, Mozilla Kerala Regional Sprint was held on 14th July 2018- 15th July 2018 at Kerala Technology Innovation Zone, Kalamassery.
As someone said, the longer you wait for something the more you appreciate it when you get it. Because anything worth having is always worth the wait. This proves true in the case of MKSprint 2k18. I had heard so many positive comments about the event from participants.
Around 400+ registration was received and since the seats are limited, 300+ registrations are kept in the waiting list. After continuous mail, RSVP’s, calls and filtration, tickets are provided to around 100 participants. From them, 80+ participants attended the event.
With 80+ participants, 30+ volunteers and 2 speakers, I would say MKSprint 2k18 was a huge success.
13th July 2018
The best part of an event is always the previous day before the actual event. I reach the venue on 13th morning around 11:00 am. Some of the other volunteers and the core team has already present there since morning. Everyone was busy with their work as well as excited for the next day. syam Kumar , rep of Mozilla was running the whole day with background works. Everyone was engaged in re-checking the checklist again and again and making sure everything is on track!
14th July 2018
MKSprint 2k18 was a 36-hour event. The registration started at 7:30 am. Most of the participants came on time. We kick off the event at 9:30 am soon after having breakfast. Yadev Jayachandran the young and budding designer of Kerala gives an introduction about Mozilla and Mozilla Kerala and welcomed everyone for the event.
15th July 2018
The 36 hours event is still on track, some are taking rest after long coding while some others are keenly involved in their project without even taking a power nap. Happened to meet an amazing person @Vipin sir, we had a small discussion about KTU University, syllabus etc. The hackathon session ended at 12:00 pm. After having lunch, it was time for pitching. All the teams came forward with an amazing set of projects. Some of them haven’t completed their project, but they are interested to go ahead with those projects and that is obviously a great thing!
Some serious discussions and planning on projects.
Thanks, Mozilla Kerala!
Happened to meet a bunch of amazing people. There were peoples from Kasargod to Trivandrum. Each person presented there was special and are not like ordinary people, everyone was unique and special in their own way. I wish if I could meet @Rijin, another rep of Mozilla Kerala. I had heard a lot about him from @Navaneeth, but sadly he was not present for the event.There were fun-filled moments, memorable incidents and never-ending laughs…!