Venue DPS Technologies Office, NAM Complex, Kolkata - 53
Region West Bengal
Agenda For the Meetup:-
Creation of a formal Mozilla community in Kolkata to serve as a base for all volunteers as well as anyone interested in contributing to Mozilla from Kolkata and the surrounding regions.
Recruiting new volunteers/community members.
Organizing Mozilla events in Kolkata and deciding upon tentative dates and venues for these.
Getting more students involved in FOSS related activities in Kolkata.
Interacting with other FOSS / Tech groups to spread greater FOSS awareness in the Eastern parts of India.
People Turnout: 30
Outcomes From The Meetup:-
Creation of Mozilla Kolkata Community.
Identifying key areas of improvements for the local community.
Identified potential venues for future events in the area. Namely:-
- Bengal Engineering & Science University, Shibpur;
- Netaji Subhas Engineering College;
- Techno India College;
- St.Xavier's College;
- Dr. B.C. Roy College, Durgapur.
Formal Discussion with the local FOSS groups resulted in a lot of great ideas, including:-
- Creation of a common events calendar for all local FOSS communities to share plan out their events in collaboration with each other;
- Planning out incentives for teachers/mentors from various institutes who promote FOSS activities among the students in the region;
- Planning out various competition-type online/offline events for students in the area to keep interest levels high.
Future Events Planning:-
Planning started for next event at BESU in January First Weekend
Follow up BESU event with a series of Mozilla Campus Konnect Events at:-
- Netaji Subhas Engineering College,
- Techno India Institute,
- St. Xaviers College,
- B.C. Roy College, Durgapur.