This was my first time visit to Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur (BESU) or IIEST  for the mozilla ProgramIIEST event. It was a two days event, happened on 28th  to 29th march, 2014.  The “ProgramIIEST”, a symposium of programmers and designers. A totally dev-centric event organized by Mozilla Kolkata Community mainly focusing on RUST programming language, Open Badges and Persona and their applications. This time  focusing of three-dimensional aspect of software engineering and attracting and gathering engineers, designers and developers from students to professionals. The name “ProgramIIEST” came from the fact that BESU has recently been converted to an ‘Institute of National Importance’ and name has been changed to Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology [IIEST], Shibpur.


Attendees are:  Soumya DebSaurabh AnandSayak SarkarSumantro MukherjeeManish Goregaokar ,Sukanta PalGaurab PatraSwarnava SenguptaAvik Pal, Srijib RoyJaipradeesh JanarthananPrasanna moharana

Event  scheduled :

28th March, 2014:

  • Session on Programming Paradigm and RUST (Alumni Seminar Hall, 10 am – 1 pm)
  • Session on Open Badge (M.N.Dastur Hall, 10 am-1 pm)
  • Lunch (1 pm-2 pm)
  • Session on Persona (Alumni Seminar Hall, 2 pm – 4 pm)

29th March, 2014:

  • Programming in RUST (Venue to be decided, 10 am – 1 pm)
  • Persona Hackathon (Venue to be decided, 11 am-5 pm)
  • Lunch (1 pm-2 pm)
  • Open Badge Design Hack (Venue to be decided, 2 pm – 5 pm)


It was  a first time introduced RUST Programming in this event. On the very first day planning to conduct a workshop on RUST  programming (from basic to advance) and a amateur level programming  exercise to familiarize the programmers with RUST. Manish explain a lots more stuff regarding RUST. Audience are packed full and asked more question related RUST and after the section people are solving their queries about RUST. This was very new things that’s why people are excited about this.

    This section of event was promoted RUST as an alternative  programming language. As Mozilla is now building Servo using RUST, So that more core developers can be involved into Mozilla India Community.
13752892023_f8e132be94_k 13753234794_79cfc74345_k

After Lunch break Deb, Sayak, Jai, Saurabh  talked about some mozilla projects and contribution areas. It’s very interesting first time Highlighted Open Badge Project in a nice way and organized a competition for design the Open Badge. Then Click some pictures group photos and wrap up for the day.


On 2nd day a contest was held. The questions will be based on from basic  algorithm, data structure to advance topics in computer science (like  networking). An instant documentation and resources was provided to  the contestants. In the next section was Persona Hack, an introductory session was taken on utility of open standard of authorization and persona‘s  contribution. This session, participants was taught how to  implement persona for building web app. A hackathon was  organized mainly focussing on ‘applying persona in  web-development’. Contestants  tried to make web-app with compulsory use of persona. 

13752914253_b47f37bd9f_k 13752912793_d9a63cac07_k

more Pictures are here ,  Others Blog : Soumya Deb , Manish Goregaokar

Thanks for reading my blog 🙂 hope you like it.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s