MozCafe, Kolkata

DEC 2012

Category Campus, Firefox Mobile, Localization, People, Public Relations, Recruiting, User Engagement


Hashtag #MozCafeKolkata

Description First MozCafe meetup event at Kolkata.

Venue DPS Technologies Office, NAM Complex, Kolkata - 53

City Kolkata

Region West Bengal

Country India

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.