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.
On the occasion of the inaugurating the Firefox Club of WBUT, Mozilla Kolkata Community organised an event. The main purpose of the event was to promote the awareness of FOSS and Mission Mozilla and to invite new contributors, recruiting new FSA and many other things.
This is my first Mozilla Developer Network event conducted by our very close Biraj Karmakar, the local leader of bn-IN L10n. He organized it on 9th November. This event was not only for MDN but also we celebrated Firefox’s 10th Anniversary.
Brief discussion about MDN
How to start hacking MDN
Intro to MDN glossary
Hands-On hacking of MDN glossary elements together
After a long venue problem at last we were done with Maker Party Kolkata. The venue was Gurunanak Institute of Technology.
Date:- 13.09.2014 Venue:- Guru Nanak Institute of Technology, Sodpur, Kolkata. Time:- 10 am to 5.30 pm.
It was the first ever maker party organized by Mozilla Kolkata Community in a very short span of time and specially the event was organized without any budget. From Gurunanak Institute of Technology our organizer was Sayantan Saha. From Mozilla Community all the responsibilities were on Me and Srijib Roy.
This was the first exclusive Firefox for Android Launch event all over the India. Mozilla Bengali India Community hosted the Bengali India Firefox for Android (Fennec) Community Launch Event which has been designed as an invitation-only event for core contributors to Firefox for Android in Bn-In. The event was to recognise and celebrate the milestone of releasing Fennec in Bengali language and the extra efforts of the Bengali India Firefox for Android (Fennec) Bengali localization community in India, public recognition for the contributors and inviting more participation in the Bengali community’s efforts in making Firefox for Android, and Mozilla software available in Indic languages and driving public adoption and use of these newly available localization.
The main attraction of the Event was the BN-IN Localization Lion. Here is this:
MozCafe 4.0 hosted by Sayak Sarkar was the 4th iteration of MozCafe of Mozilla Kolkata Community. This was my second MozCafe and was very successful. On that day we basically discussed about the finalization of maker party in Kolkata and Firefox OS launch activities in or around Kolkata.
20 enthusiastic Mozillians were present that day. We discussed about the maker party 2014 at Kolkata. We decided about the venues. Many of the participants were coming up with different ideas. As a main speaker Sayak Sarkar and Koustav Das Modak gave us a lot of instruction regarding the maker party and also the Firefox OS launch.