The presentation, which was titled “Mozilla Community and Projects,” began at 1.00pm (GMT + 2hr) on October 1, 2008 and lasted for 30minutes. I was glad I made more effort to invite interested students and staff members of the University (University of Cape Town) to the presentation. The awareness, which was solely done by me, was by pasting of posters in public places rather than relying only on the mails sent to the postgraduate students in the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, which was done by the IEEE, UCT Chapter. Here is a link to the poster. There were few postgraduate students in attendance, mostly my colleagues, who came in to cheer me up.
I could say we had close to 30 people, mostly students, who attended the event, and the event was a successful one. I could only see few IEEE members in attendance, though I am also an IEEE member. I would like to say that we had the event under the auspices of the IEEE, UCT Chapter. Other people who came must have got the wave from the posters that I pasted. Here is a link to the pictures on the Google Picasa. On the giveways, I think the audience were not interested in the party hats, rather they went away with other gifts, like lanyards, pin badges, rubber bracelets, tattoo stickers and other sticker sets. I have the presentation slides published on the web in “.html” format, and here are the slides in the Microsoft Powerpoint “.ppt” format. I am happy to give the same talk or more information about hacking the Mozilla framework in the near future; perhaps, we could create a Mozilla Club here in the UCT like the one in Seneca College, Canada.