Finally, the long weekend and the holidays are over.
Team Mozilla Philippines Community is back on its feet with a
series of activities this summer starting off with a Hands-on Training
for Student Reps on Localization.
The training, which was held at Netopia Internet Café inside
the SM Mall of Asia last Saturday 14 April 2012, was conducted by Mozilla Philippines’ Lead Localizer for
the Tagalog Mozilla Firefox Project Robert “Bob” Reyes. Participants were given
a quick look on the basics of Narro – the primary web-based tool used for the
translation efforts. Some of the Mozilla Reps (ReMo) were also present to assist
during the hands-on training.
Some technical glitches haunted the start of the training:
(1) The venue doesn’t have an LCD Projector, thus I instructed
the in-house technician to install iTALC days
before the training – which he did. We tested, and it worked in the machines.
There was another group who used the venue before us; low and behold, when it
was our turn to use the function room, iTALC doesn’t want to work anymore! We
then resorted to TeamViewer.com – only the “teacher” will have to
install an app and his/her “students” will be able to see the shared desktop
screen from within a browser;
(2) Summer is almost at its peak here in the Philippines – the
airconditioning unit seems to be undercapacity.
(3) One good thing about Netopia, though: the Mozilla Firefox
installed in their PC units were up-to-date (version 11) – kudos!
Right after the training, the group headed to the iconic
Two E-Com Center within the SM Mall of Asia Complex
to meet with fellow Pinoy Mozillians for a MozCoffee
at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (CBTL). The café was
strategically located at the 4th Level veranda, with an awesome view of the
Manila Bay (sunset then followed by the weekend fireworks display). Thank you
very much to the awesome crew of CBTL for their warm hospitality and
Fellow ReMo’s shared their passion and stories on how they
became part of the Mozilla Philippines Community.
Until the next hands-on training and MozCoffee – next month?
Visit http://www.mozillaphilippines.org to be in
the loop on the latest events of the Mozilla Philippines Community.
By the way, did we mentioned that all attendees went home with
this limited edition Mozilla Communities tote bags with Mozilla swag items
inside (thanks a million to the people from the HQ for sending the items on
time!)? The tote bags were donated by the CEO of TurfSite Computing, Inc. – who
happened to be the wifey of Bob.
NB: Original blog post from TurfSite Manila.