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Maker Party Pune
Pune, 6th - 7th September 2014
Maker Party Pune

Maker Party 2014 was kick-started by President Obama at White House Maker Faire this June. From June 15 – Sept 15, Mozilla Foundation is hosting a Global Maker Party, with small to large Webmaking events happening everywhere. Mozilla India will be hosting/ be part of the flagship Maker Party World Tour.


Maker Party Pune is being held on the 6th of September 2014. The executive director of Mozilla Foundation, Mark Surman, is going to be personally present for this event. This event is an attempt to map and empower a community of educators and creative people who share a passion to innovate, evolve and change the learning landscape.

The event has a simple format called ‘Hive Pop-up’, it’s like a science fair, where facilitators are sharing cutting edge technologies, teach something new in a engaging way. This event is a platform to connect diverse organizations with learners and encourage connected learning.

We are asking organizations to host a learning station, i.e. a simple table-top activity, based on their programs/ background, by planning hands-on activity that is easily understandable by any age group/ skill level.

The audience age group would be *13+ and above*, the attempt to target tweens, teens and adults is, we think it is the right time to tap their interest and get the ‘Maker‘ thinking right from the young age than being a ‘consumer’. i.e. Encourage the youth to change from ‘technology/web consumers’ to ‘technology/web makers‘.


Saturday [6th September 2014]:

Floor Room Room Room Room
Ground Floor Lobby (Registration desk) Lobby (Mozilla booth) Lobby (Robo Inventions) -
2nd Floor - - 206 (Origami and Lets Craft) 207 (Mozilla Workshop)
3rd Floor 304 (Navstik) 305 (Makers Asylum) 306 (Ant Farm Robotics) 307 (Josh)
4th Floor 402 (Urban Byte) 403 (Internet of Things) 406 (Redd Robotics) 407 (Main Tracks)
  • Schedule:
    • 207 [Mozilla Workshop]: (Vishal, Mayur, Gauthamraj, Ankit)
      • 2pm to 3pm – Appmaker
      • 3pm to 4pm – X-ray goggles
      • 4pm to 5pm - Thimble
      • 5pm to 6pm – Popcorn maker
    • 407 [Main tracks]:
      • 10am to 11am – Mozilla Introduction (Sayak Sarkar)
      • 11am to 12am – Hive and hive initiatives (Vineel Reddy Pindi)
      • 12.15 am to 1pm - Rohit Lalwani - Fools theory of success
      • 2pm to 3pm - Pipe lamp making by Anool from Maker's Asylum
      • 3pm to 4pm - Film Making by Suyash Kamat
      • 4pm to 5pm - Film Making by Suyash Kamat (Repeat session)
      • 5pm to 6pm - Pipe lamp making by Anool from Maker's Asylum (Repeat session)
      • 6pm to 6.30pm – The journey of a Mozillian, by Mark Surman (Executive director at Mozilla Foundation)
      • 6.30 to 7pm – Prize distribution

Sunday [7th September 2014]:

    • 1st Half: Community Meetup and Discussions on the future roadmap for Hive India, Long term partnership prospect meeting with partners.
    • 2nd Half: Community training sessions on Hive and Train the trainer events.

List of Hive India partners

Attractions at the event

  • Electro Bricks: Teaching electronics to the young at heart, ages 12 and up. [by Robo Inventions]
  • Quadcopter: Let your imagination take flight in our Quadcopter & get a never before seen, birds eye view of Symbiosis Pune. [Robo Inventions]
  • 3D printing: An awesome new technology called 3D printing is gonna change a lot of things about the physical world in the near future. How we could design something in 3D, convert it to a machine readable format and how the machine gives shape to a physical object is what you can learn in this booth. [by Redd Robotics ]
  • Learn the 'Fools theory of success' which suggests that one has to be a fool in today's time to be successful. [by Rohit Lalwani]



Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research
Atur Centre, Gokhale Cross Road,
Model Colony, Pune,
Maharashtra - 411016

Map : SICSR on Maps


Hotel Sahara,
Senapati Bapat Road,
Opposite International Convention Centre,
Near Chaturshinghi Temple,
Pune: - 411016.

Phone : +91 20 25655405/ 06/ 08/ 09
Web :
Map : Sahara Hotel


Pune participants, travelling to the event by bus, car or autorickshaw are asked to purchase their own travel and request reimbursement after the meetup is over.

All guest participants of the contributor event are expected in Pune by evening on Friday, 5th September and leave Pune on Sunday, 7th September by the noon (unless opted of extended stay on their own).

  • The travel details for all non-local participants can be found here. Every Mozillian is encouraged to check if someone else's travel time matches their's and travel together in groups.


Contact persons

Sayak Sarkar [sayak dot bugsmith at gmail dot com]
Priyanka Nag [priynag at gmail dot com]
Vineel R. Pindi [pindivineelreddy at gmail dot com]
Ankit Gadgil [ankitgadgil at gmail dot com]

Social Media

Communication channel

Meetup page

Getting Around




  • 22-27 Degree Centigrade
  • Rainfall expected, so please carry your umbrellas

Need to Know

  • Food here may feel a bit spicy to some people but is manageable.
  • In case anyone is away from the hotel and doesnt know how to return back, always ask some people how far the hotel is before renting a taxi so that you will have idea of whether it really is necessary to rent a taxi or not.
  • This one is a personal suggestion: It would be better to have at least one person who speaks Hindi/Marathi in the grooup while travelling separately because almost all people can understand Hindi here even if they do not understand English, so it can be easier to communicate.


Places of Interest:

Sponsorship policy

Mozilla will cover all accommodation, food and travel expenses during the contributor event only for invited guests. This includes hotel expenses for 5th and 6th, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Other important information

Please go through the task list and enroll yourself for the task where you think you will be able to contribute most.