I am a final year student at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and will be graduating next month. Although my graduating specialization is Civil Engineering, I am a programmer by heart.
I have been an active Firefox user since Firefox 3. I like the fact that Mozilla is an open source non profit organization whose primary goal is to improve the web. Ever since I started tracking the nightly branch via Mercurial, I have been more and more enthusiastic about Mozilla. I have been following all the latest changes and news regarding Mozilla ever since Firefox 3.7 alpha. In fact, my introduction to open source was by Mozilla Labs add-on Speak Words itself. I liked the add-on so much that I went on forking it. Since then I have contributed to Mozilla Labs Speak Words, Instant Preview and Awesome Bar HD. I have my own 4 add-ons whose source code is hosted on Github and some of them are very popular and useful (Location Bar Enhancer). Location Bar Enhancer has been blogged about in at least 4 Tech. Blogs. My experience with Developer Tools started with one of my add-ons (User Style Manager) in which I used the in-built source-editor (Orion) as the Style Sheet editor. I have also contributed towards Developer Tools by fixing a few bugs related to source editor. I also got selected as an add-on reviewer last month and am helping the Mozilla Add-ons team.
I will be contributing to Developer Tools via the Google summer of code project – Graphical Timeline of Events in which I will be aiming to create a new developer tool to display various events happening in your browser in real time. It would be a nice experience developing such a tool and on top of it, I am really excited to work for Mozilla.