Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Hackathon Gwalior vol-1

As the scrollback family is growing day by day. We at scrollback doing great stuff and the latest example of this is Scrollback app. Which was recently launched, So as the part of the Scrollback Community we at Scrollback community Gwalior took initiative to test the app between our community members.
Scrollback app

The event started late in the evening with the community members following a fixed agenda decided by us before the event during planning.

  1. Installing the app.
  2. Initial boot and RAM compatibility of app. 
  3. Sign up feature. 
  4. Sign up with different mode. 
  5. Creating Chat room. 
  6. Using existing chat room. 
  7. Switching between chat room. 
  8. Chat response of the app. 
  9. Setting feature.
  10. exiting app.
The started with great enthusiasm with most of the participants getting to scrollback channel before the specified timing. Then gradually we got lots of scrollbackers joining us we started the event by following the above mentioned agenda.

Initially i told them to install the scrollback app from the google store using the link.

I told them to closely follow the performance of the app on various devices as most of them were using android devices of different configuration. The app worked quite well on most of the devices the starting time was also very short.

The amazing thing was that we had participants from different location like kolkata and hyderabad also. As the hackathon got momentum we moved to other point in the agenda like device compatibility, and it worked on almost all the devices.
Then the sign up feature was tested and we saw that it was smooth signing up through different mode like.
  • Google
  • Facebook
  • E-mail
Other features like creating chat room, using existing chat room and switching between chat room and other cool features of scrollback.

The passed all most the parameters and the hackathon ran for 3 hours with all the bugs filed on the pad created specially for event.
Participants had great time while exploring more about the app and its feature.

Looking forward for more awesome events from scrollback community Gwalior.... :) :)


Friday, 10 October 2014

Buddies meet 1.0


The Buddies meet was a great success with lost of planning and responsibilities. My "Army Of Awesome" that is the energetic campus buddies were on time to join me in the meet up. The meeting started sharp 9 pm with lots of questions in the mind of curious campus buddies and at the same time lots of plans in my mind.
As the meet started i interacted with each of them and asked the new buddies about scrollback to check their level of understanding of scrollback. They explained it very well and asked me few very obvious questions which i was expecting to be asked by them. Like 
  • What is MLP?
  • How to embed scrollback to your website?
  • How to contribute in code base etc.

After all this i started telling all of them about various field in which they can contribute and how they can get benefited with it.
I have divided them in various team and assigned them tasks like:-
  1. Graphics team.
  2. Writing team.
  3. Social media team.

Then i gave briefing about how to perform and complete these tasks and deadline to complete those task. The participants were so excited to contribute and complete their task which could be seen through their chats on our official scrollback chat room.

And in the last session we planned about future events. The participants were so excited to hear that our community is performing so well and we have got community super star badge.

Overall it was a productive session with solid outcomes for future contribution by buddies from Gwalior.

Event :- Buddies meet 1.0
Date :-   10/10/2014

Special thanks to :- 

Vishal kumar.

Himanshu choudhary.

Shantanu prakash.

Saurabh gupta.

Apoorva pachauri.

Mohita pritam.

Neeraj kumar.

Saurabh gupta.

Rahul raj.



Wednesday, 3 September 2014

"My experiences with Scrollback"


Hello friends I want to share my experiences with scrollback in this last month. My journey with scrollback started with just a simple post on social networking site Facebook which says join Scrollback campus ambassador program. I explored about Scrollback on all the resources available online and applied for this program. Then started my journey to be part of this awesome open source organization. 
Then the day came when i got to know about that i am the part of the fifty scrollback campus ambassador from India. The first meeting was really a great experience when i got to interact directly with the team of scrollback specially Gaurav sir and Priyanka. This show the height of professionalism and seriousness the organization is putting towards this program. The meeting continued for almost 2 n half hr which covered the whole structure of the scrollback chat service and the team behind this.
As days passed the program got more matured with different level introduced in it like Scrollback campus buddies, Scrollback campus ambassador, Scrollback mentor and the leader. Which provide motivation to the team member to work hard to raise up in the ladder and get more recognized.

I started buzzing about this program in my college with my friends and juniors. They started appreciating the whole idea behind this program and showed their interest to be part of this then i shared this link with the to get registered for the program:-

I got a great response and was ready with my first set of scrollback enthusiast who were ready to contribute and spread the word of scrollback. I organized an orientation program for them were we covered all the thing required to be known by any scrollbacker like:-
  • What scrollback is?
  • Technologies used by it.
  • what is open source?
  • About scrollback campus ambassador program
  • Ways to contribute.
  • How to raise up in the hierarchy of scrollback program.
 The participants were too good and interactive they understood the whole program well and were looking determined to contribute to the best of there ability.

The best part of this program is it appreciate you hard work and my first appreciation was the tag of "Scrollback campus ambassador of the month" which was really over whelming for me. I got my scrollback campus ambassador badge to which provide me inspiration to contribute more and work hard.... :)

  Keep contributing........ :)     

Saturday, 30 August 2014

First Scrollback Event @ITMU

                                   Scrollback campus buddies orientation

Hey guys we have started our campaign to increase awareness in our campus for that we organized orientation program for our first set of scrollback campus buddies.So that the idea behind the scrollback is clear to the scrollback buddies who can start contributing in scrollback.
 As expected the participants were unaware of the program so i started with very basic so that they can relate themselves with scrollback.The event started with a little awareness check like what is open source, what are the various social networking platforms and how they are different and what are basically a forum is? So that the content of whole event can lead to a particular direction.

After basic introduction about Scrollback i explained them about the technologies used in scrollback and how it is different from other forum.
I explained them various feature like:-
  • It uses open source technology that is node.js.
  • It follows MLP algorithm which convert conversation into thread.
  • It can be easily embedded into any website. 
  • Any conversation can be directly tweeted and many more which make it awesome.

After putting light on the technologies and features, I moved on to the  hierarchy structure of the Scrollback Campus Ambassador program and how can any scrollback campus buddies get promoted to next level. I specially mentioned the transparency which provided in this program each scrollback campus buddies will get promoted and SCA only and only if two SCA will suggest his/her name which leads to transparency. I shared with then the benefits they will get at personal and technical level.This made them more convinced and getting related with he whole program.

In the end we discussed about the various areas of contribution and appreciation system of scrollback how they can start contributing and badges they can earn which will lead them to up in the ladder as SCA.

Participants were so excited and motivated to contribute more and more in different ways.We are looking forwards for an awesome community developing here in Gwalior and MP.

Event venue:- ITMU campus.
Event Date:- 30/08/14
Organizer:- Gautam sharma(SCA) 


Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Contribute & colaborate with scrollback



In the series of my blogs to increase awareness about
scrollback. I am back with some areas to collaborate with scrollback and open source.

Scrollback is providing awesome opportunity to the all the open source enthusiast to become part of the league of scrollback supporter. The most amazing thing about Scrollback campus ambassador program or the elivator program as it said by scrollbackers is its hierarchy which provide opportunity to all member in the ladder from Bottom to top. 

Its start with scrollback buddies, becoming a scrollback buddies is very simple just register yourself by filling the form on this blog-post. This is the first step to move up the ladder and become scrollback campus ambassador, Keep on contributing in the areas you are good in and campus ambassador will have a close look on your activities and will have the right to promote any of the scrollback buddies as SCA. The scrollback campus buddies can earn badges according to there contribution. All the badges have some set of task which have to be performed in order to earn that badge.For criteria and list of badges visit this doc

The next step in the ladder is SCA(Scrollback campus ambassador). The SCA is responsible for recruiting new scrollback buddies and in campus activities to promote scrollback. The scrollback buddies is the starting point each and every campus ambassador has to enter from that point only and after two SCA will approve the buddies then only they can become SCA.. The SCA can also earn badges after performing task like organizing events, Recruiting new buddies and documentation (blogging) etc.

After continuous and community development the SCA will get a chance to become the mentor and will be working closely with the scrollback team. One of the mentor will get chance to become the leader from a city for one year.

So here is a great opportunity to showcase your talent and enhance your skills join the Scrollback campus ambassador program and contribute in open source. 

Useful links :- Introducing the Scrollback buddies.
                       Explore scrollback.
                       Elevator program.
                       Scrollback badges.

For anything related to SCA program contact me.

Gautam sharma

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Explore Scrollback


hello friends,

his is for all the tech lovers who love to explore new technologies and use them. There is a lots of buzz about open source and open source companies

  • But what basically an open source is???
       Open source is basically a development model where peoples around the world have access to the specific piece of code or more precisely source code.

So here comes another master piece of open source technology
" Scrollback " .

What is scrollback???

Scrollback is a beautiful, open source text chat service designed for communities. Scrollback chat rooms can be embedded in websites and linked with Twitter hashtags or IRC channels. It is written in Node.js and its source code is open on Github which can be access easily and peoples around the globe can contribute to it.

This was originally incubated in Bangalore August 2012 by Gaurav and Aravind. It moved from a community based chat service to an amazing chat service in the year 2013.

Few features which makes Scrollback unique.
  • Scrollback can be linked with IRC channels 
  • Scrollback chat room can be easily linked with Twitter handle and various hashtags.
  • It uses Artificial Neural network so that all the conversations can be achieved easily and can be shared as link on web.
  • It also provides ability to the user to search messages through keywords.
  • Logging inis super easy just log-in through your FB or persona account. :)

So cool? enjoy the all new experience of awesome chatting with Scrollback.

     ---------------Get started with scrollback--------------- 

  •  Create a chat room.

  • sign in to your scrollback account.

  • View list of online users

  • All set now chat man....... :)

hope you all got what scrollback is all about and what makes it interesting.