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Mozilla India Meetup 2014
Hyderabad, 5-6 April 2014


Hosted by Mozilla Community in India, Active and Core contributors to Mozilla in India are invited to attend the Mozilla India Task Force Meetup & Community India Meetup 2014.

This is our biggest Pan-India meetup so far and we are super excited! This year, the meetup will be held at Hyderabad (nicknamed as the City of Pearls).

Hyderabad is a global centre of information technology, home to more than 1300 IT and ITES firms, including global conglomerates such as Facebook, Microsoft, Google, IBM, Yahoo!, Dell, and is known as Cyberabad (Cyber City).


Mozilla India Community meet-up is open to all the existing active and core contributors/volunteers of Mozilla but registration is required. Participants include but not limited to:

Staff Participants:

  • Gen Kanai
  • Brian King
  • Madalina Ana
  • Jane Hsu

Invited participants RSVP here.


April 4(Friday) | Task Force Teams Meet

This meet is only on invitation basis. More information regarding the task force can be obtained at here. About 20 Area leads are attending this meet.

  • Discussion about Task Force agenda/updates
  • All the Mozilla India task force owners and mentors meet for two days to discuss upon the agenda/ topics raised at the meeting
  • Each task force team would have a lead + helper who design meetup for next two days for their respective area. For Example: localization team will plan for sessions/ discussions that they would like to drive/discuss at the community India meetup which will be held on April 5-6, 2014.

April 5, Saturday | Community India Meetup

This meetup is for all Active & Core contributors which include but not limited to Mozilla Task Force Teams, FSA's, Mozilla Reps, etc.

  • 9.30 - 10.30 Talks in the main Track: (1 hour)
    • 9.30 - 10.00 AM: Quilt Updates by Task Force in the main hall
  • 10.30 - 11.00
    • CEO Update
    • I am a Mozillian video
    • Million Mozillians talk [Brian & Gen]
11.00 - 11.15 Tea break

Parallel Tracks:

  • 11.15 - 1.00: Parallel Tracks
    • L10N (Rajesh, Ani)
    • SuMo & QA (Swarnava, Jayakumar)
    • Development & Infrastructure (Sankha, Saurabh, Kaustav & Soumya)
    • Documentation and MDN (Priyanka, Kaustav)
    • Webmaker (Gauthamraj, Ankit)
  • LUNCH: 1.00 - 2.00 PM
  • Individual Tracks - post lunch (applicable to most or all):
    • 2.00 - 3.00: Community Building [Events & Campaigns/Evangelism] (Galaxy, Vineel) | Social Media/ Design/ Newsletter (Krishna, Jafar)
    • 3.00 - 3.45: Australis Launch [Gen ~ discussion]
  • 3.45 - 4.15 Tea Break
    • 4.15 - 5.00: Optimising the Firefox Platform [Gen]
    • 5.00 - 6.00: ReMo & FSA - Talk by Brian (Sayak, Vineel | Galaxy, Gauthamraj)
    • BOF Sessions (Parallel Tracks): New task force introductions - Evangelism, QA and Testing, PR and communications
  • Dinner at 7.30 PM: At hotel itself

April 6, Sunday | Community India Meetup

  • Drafting 2014 action plan:
    • 10.00 -10.30: Developer Engagement & Evangelism (Kaustav & Deb)
    • 10.30 - 11.15 - Recap on highlights from yesterday
Tea break at 11.15 AM to 11.30 AM
  • 11.30 - 12.00 Parallel Tracks in the morning: (2 hours)
Continued refining action items + Finalise goals/ action items for 2014
    • L10n (Rajesh, Ani)
    • SuMo & QA (Swarnava, Jayakumar)
    • Development & Infrastructure (Sankha, Saurabh, Kaustav & Soumya)
    • Webmaker (Gauthamraj, Ankit)
    • Documentation and MDN (Priyanka, Kaustav)
    • Evangelism (Kaustav, Deb + Members)
12.00 - 12.30 PM - Group pic
12.30 - 1.30 PM - LUNCH

  • Individual Tracks - post lunch (applicable to most or all):
    • 1.30 - 2.00: Jeff ~ L10n
    • 2.00 - 2.45: SUMO - Madalina
    • 2.45 - 4.15: Firefox OS: Market research + Community Launches [Jane & Brian]
    • 4.30 - 5.00: Update Action Items & Owners here
    • 5:00 - 6:00: BOF Sessions (Parallel)
Tea break at 4.15-4.30 PM
Dinner at 7.30 PM:

Travel & Accommodation


Everyone will be staying at The Park Hotel.Below are the hotel details:

The Park Hyderabad
22, RajBhavan Road,
Somajiguda, Hyderabad - 500082 , India
T: - +91 40 23456789 / 44990000   F: +91 40 23331010

More information regarding the hotel can be available here.

  • Rooms are booked for everyone on a twin sharing basis.
  • Note: If you would like to arrive earlier or stay extra days, you have to make your own booking arrangements.

If you have any questions, please contact us

Reaching Hotel

Google Maps:

Detailed Instructions:

From Airport to Hotel

(please check the arrival time of other participants and co-ordinate with them):

  • CAB: Take a cab (Only if 3 people traveling together or at night) - get down at The Park, Rajbhavan road
    • 38 KM ~45 Min drive - Don’t get carried away with people asking to get into their cab
    • There is a pre-paid taxi counter at the ground level and a huge board with fixed prices listed. Collect the receipt.
  • Shuttle: At ground level, you find Airport shuttle service and a ticket counter.
    • Get down at ----

Traveling by bus:

Drop points:

  • Punjagutta or Hyderabad Central Mall
    • Map details are here
  • Ameerpet or Maitrivanam
    • Map details are here
  • Lakdikapool
    • Take a bus from the above drop points - get down at Khairtabad bus stop, get an auto ~2KM to The Park
    • Take a cab if 3 people traveling together or at night) and get down at The Park, Rajbhavan road
    • Map details are here

FYI: When you open above map links in smartphone, destination is already mapped so that you can find address easily.

Traveling by train:

Drop points:

  • Hyderabad/Secunderabad/Begumpet

There are three options to reach hotel:

    • Option 1 - Local Train:
      • Take a local MMTS train to Necklace Road station (‘The Park’ is < 500 meters from Necklace Road Station).
        • Here is the link for Local MMTS Trains Map. Make sure you get into the right train :)
    • Option 2 - Bus:
      • From Secunderabad station - Come out of the main station, then get an auto/bus
        • If Bus, you can board bus with numbers 49A,49NM. Map details are here
        • If Auto,its 8KM ~20 Min drive - pay reasonably
      • From Hyderabad station - Come out of the main station, then get an auto/bus
        • 6KM ~15 Min drive - just as above (pay reasonably)
    • Option 3 - Cab
      • Take a cab only if 3 people are traveling together or at night and get down at The Park, Rajbhavan road
And if you are still stuck up somewhere in Hyderabad, say hello to us:
* Galaxy Kadiyala at +91 8951192943
* Vineel Reddy Pindi at +91 9985258603
* Srikar Ananthula at +91 9293151370

FYI: Everyone in Hyderabad can understand and speak Hindi.

About Event city


A variety of options are available. Most loved local food include Hyderabadi dum biryani, pathar-ka-ghosht, nahari, haleem, double-ka-meetha, khubani-ka-meetha, seviyon-ka-meetha and kheer. Get ready to try some spicy food :)

  • Avoid tap water and street food(for those of you are not used to it).
    • All participants will enjoy traditional, as well as continental foods throughout the event. The following meals will be organized and paid for by Mozilla:
      • Friday (4 April): Dinner
      • Saturday (5 April): Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
      • Sunday (6 April): Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
      • Monday (7 April): Breakfast


    • Max temp: 40 Degree Centigrade :D
    • Min temp: 24 Degree Centigrade

(dry weather; humidity ~ 14%; precipitation ~ 0%)

Expect Air Pollution in crowded locations (mostly from automobile traffic)

More info here.


  • Most spoken languages are: Telugu, Urdu, Hindi and/or English.
  • English signs are common.
  • Most shopkeepers/ drivers understand basic English

Stay Safe

Hyderabad is a rather safe metropolis. Most crime involves thefts. Avoid staying out late at night, especially if you are a woman.

  • The usual tourist-oriented scams in India are not as bad in Hyderabad as they are in other places.
  • However, foreigners will be hounded for money at tourist sites like the old city.
  • Just ignore the beggars/street sellers and they will go away.
  • One has to be watchful while going into crowded areas.
  • Make sure you always have an eye on your belongings (Especially if those are costly items :P )
   Emergency Numbers
   * Toll Free Number for Medical, Police and Fire ☎ 108
   * Police Control Room 100 (The response is very swift.)
   * Child Line Facility ☎ 1098

Communications Channels

Social Media


  • IRC: Server - at channel: #india.Learn more about IRC here.

Local Contacts

If you have any questions about the Meetup contact us through IRC or if you need more information, please don't hesitate to contact:

  • Events Team - events at mozillaindia dot org
  • Srikar Ananthula - ananthulasrikar at gmail dot com - (+91) 9293 1513 70
  • Galaxy Kadiyala - igalaxyk at gmail dot com - (+91) 8951 1929 43

Online Meeting

  1. 26th February, 9.00 PM IST: Online pan-India community meeting-2
  2. 26th March, 9.00 PM IST: Online pan-India Community meeting-1
  3. update etherpads links

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