A Saturday well spent!
I mentored a full day Addon workshop @ NIEC, Delhi. The event was organized by the IT department of the college in collaboration with IEEE team from the college.
After explaining Anatomy of extensions, I asked students to get started with their first extension. Within minutes everyone was ready with their first addon(borderify) .
I explained them various webextensions API, and how they can use them to modify functionalities of the browser, students were pretty enthusiastic to know the ease of development. Then on request of students I demoed some of my addons and as usual “Board” was superhit
We ended the workshop with idea collection from students and what next. We got many ideas, students were pushing their thoughts one of the idea which I really liked was following:
An Addon to make user profiles (open set of webpages that user uses), the catch is addon will use facial recognition, YES, you sit infront of your browser and it will open your preference pages \0/
What Next – I asked students they can hack on legacy featured addons from AMO, that way we will not face issues in FF57 where legacy addons will be discontinued.
Also many Mozillians from Delhi attended this event, we chatted over current advancements and about community building. And I got invites from few other colleges for addons session too B)
All in all super awesome crowd, super awesome response, weel spent Saturday