Hive Kharagpur, Experience at its BEST!!!

Hive Kharagpur, Experience at its BEST!!!

The definition of awesomeness was realized by me again, hell yea its all over again at Hive Kharagpur!!! Merely it was a place for fun, merely it was an event. Yes the thing it was, was the togetherness and determination of every mozillians in Kolkata & Kharagpur to make something good, to learn teach and share, to make Hive Successful. “Hive KGP” the best-est thing of 2014 according to me.

Overview of Hive:

Hives are comprised of organizations (libraries, museums, schools and non-profit startups) and individuals (educators, designers, community catalysts and makers). Together, they create opportunities for youth to learn within and beyond the confines of traditional classroom experiences, design innovative practices and tools that build the field for greater impact, and contribute to their own professional development within an active community of practice.

The Hive model is supported by three levels of engagement: Events: Organizations with shared learning goals unite to provide a fun, engaging event for youth as a first step towards exploring longer-term collaboration. Hive Learning Communities: Community organizers with an interest in Hive’s core principles come together to begin putting connected learning tools and practices into practice through regular meet-ups and events. Hive Learning Networks: Officially designated Learning Networks with an operational budget and staff commit to promoting innovative, open-source learning models in partnership with a communities’ civic and cultural organizations, businesses, entrepreneurs, educators and learners.


Umesh Agarwal – Mozilla Representative

Umesh Agarwal - Mozilla Reps
Umesh Agarwal – Mozilla Reps


Shahid Farooqui – Mozilla Reps Mentor

Shahid Farooqui
Shahid Farooqui

Location & Venue:

The location of this event was Kharagpur.

Venue Details: Prem Hari Bhavan (Beside Punjab National Bank) Malancha
Kharagpur-721304, West Bengal, India

Date: 20st & 21st December


Sumantro Mukherjee
Debapriya Bhattacharya
Biraj Karmakar
Srijib Roy
Ranodeep Saha
Soumik Saha
Radha Kumari
Rish Goenka
Subham Jha
Gautam Sharma
Afnan Kayal
Koustav Samadder
Sreemegha Guha
Ishita Mukherjee
Sukanta Pal
Swarnava Sengupta
Ayan Choudhury


As the event was divided into 2 days. So we had different agendas for different days. First day was 20th December – Saturday and the second day was the main event i.e. on 21st December – Sunday.

Agenda – 20th December, 2014 – Saturday

Time Activity Description Goal
09:00 AM to 09:30 AM Registration Registration of all Mozillians. (FSA + Reps + Volunteers) For better arrangements and communications.
09:30 AM to 09:45 AM Introduce yourself Introduction by individual Mozillians. It will help to know unknown and known Mozillians better.
09:45 AM to 10:00 AM Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves Fun warm-up dance. It will help to feel free and open.
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Agendas Brainstorming Discussion of event agendas. To set the objectives of the training based on participants interests and needs.
10:30 AM to 10:45 AM Why we #teachtheweb Provide some context and concepts for why we teach the web. To make everyone understand the importance of teaching web.
10:45 AM to 11:00 AM TEA BREAK
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Open Session Open Session for Web-literacy, Webmaker Tools, Fun Activities, etc To get basic ideas of all domains.
12:30 PM to 12:45 PM Teach in Pairs. Role play how to teach and learn. To get refreshment.
12:45 PM to 01:00 PM Open Session recap Individual Mozillians will share what they learned. To know the interest of each Mozillians.
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM LUNCH BREAK
02:00 PM to 02:30 PM Planning of Day -2 Maker Party What we are going to do tomorrow.i.e on Maker Party Day To get initial ideas of arrangement with respect to booths and activities.
02:30 PM to 03:30 PM Planning of Booths and Activity How each responsible Mozillians will have to handle his booth or activity. To teach them how to make their booth or responsibility better.
03:30 PM to 4:00 PM TEA BREAK
04:00 PM to 05:00 PM Decoration of Venue Setup of each booth with specific theme. To make participants feel like a wounder world.
05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Booth Testing Final testing of Booths will take place. To get the real-time idea of each booths.

Agenda – 21th December, 2014 – Sunday

Important Booths:


BOOTH-1 -> About Mozilla and its Mission  - Booth Leader - Ishita Mukherjee
BOOTH-2 -> Web-literacy - Booth leader - Umesh Agarwal
BOOTH 3 -> a. Thimble
           b. X-Ray Goggles   -    Booth Leader - Ayan Choudhury

BOOTH 4 -> Popcorn Maker  -  Booth Leader  -  Kumar Subham

BOOTH 5 -> Appmaker - Booth Leader - Sumantro Mukherjee


BOOTH 6 -> FSA - Booth Leader - Gautam Sharma
BOOTH 7 -> Open Badge - Booth Leader - Sukanta Pal
BOOTH 8 -> Mozilla Gear Store - Booth Leader - Soumik Saha


BOOTH 9 -> Firefox OS - Booth Leader - Biraj Karmakar & Sreemegha Guha
BOOTH 10 -> Lightbeam - Booth Leader - Koustav Samadder
BOOTH 11 -> Firefox for Desktop & Fennec - Booth Leader - Swarnava Sengupta

Important Fun Activities:


BOOTH 12 -> Robotics: How to make a simple manual and autonomous robot. With some cool Robots at display and for use - Booth Leader - Ranodeep Saha
   BOOTH 13 -> Electronics: How to make circuits on Breadboard. How to make cool stuffs with LED's with some demo stuffs at display - Booth Leader - Srijib Roy


BOOTH 14 -> T-shirt Painting: Make you own T-Shirt with theme as Web Technology and web-literacy.
Junkotronics:  Make something from scrap items. Turn scrap to gold by innovative ideas. - Booth Leader - Debapriya Bhattacharya


Registration Desk - Rishu Goenka
Help Desk - Radha Kumari


Overall Organization & Logistics Management - Umesh Agarwal & Shahid Farooqui
Photography & Videography - Afnan Kayal & Pinaki Bhandari

Participated School:

  • Sacred Heart High School
  • St. Agnes School
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya No-1 Kalaikunda
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya No-2 Kalaikunda
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya IIT Kharagpur
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya Jhapatapur
  • Christopher Day School Kharagpur
  • St Joseph School Kharagpur
  • DAV School IIT Kharagpur
  • Railway Mixed School Kharagpur


Day 1

Day 2

Picture & Camera Courtesy: Biraj Karmakar & Pinaki Bhandari

Event Links:

1. Reps Portal

2. Facebook Page

3. Mozilla Wiki

Doing Good Is A Part Of Our Code 🙂


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