On the event day(6th September) we (all volunteers) reached early at the event venue. We had to take and arrange the partners’ stuff at the venue. We at the last moment changed the plan to move partners to the classrooms. The weather was unpredictable. People coming to the event had to register first and then were handed out the event schedule.
We started at 10am. Sayak introduced Mozilla and Vineel talked about Hive. Mark arrived just after we started. Sessions were going on in one classroom and partners booth were setup in different classrooms. The Exhibition started at 12 noon. Till then all booths were set up. All were excited about the exhibition. Rohit Lalwani explained the Fools theory of success. Suyash Kamat explained Film making and also showcased some of his own work. People were already at the booth before the exhibition started at 12pm. Here’s what everyone’s been doing at their booth.
These guys had a Quadcopter. They were demoing as well as explaining the technicalities of the Quadcopter.
Surendranath Reddy from Redd Robotics had a 3D printer with him. He was tirelessly explaining the awesomeness of 3D printing. People were amazed to see live 3D printing of an owl. Most of the guys/gals were like, “Can i take this one home?”. Surendranath Reddy was kind enough to give away a few 3D printed owls as souvenirs.
These guys were amazingly enthusiastic about making. They had pipe lamp, 3D pen and few other tools which they use. Here’s where people were experimenting with their creativity. The result was creative stuff coming out of it.
These guys made different kind of drones. They were showcasing some of their work. They explained how they made drones with minimal stuff. The most amazing thing about these drones was they were all automated.
Subojit Basu from Antfarm Robotics was explaining about swarm robotics and home automation. Swarm is all about how ants(robots) make their own decision about collecting maximum food for reproduction.
Vinay Mehta from Urbanbyte was explaining about creative photography and technical aspects of it. He was also showcasing trigger trap with explaining the use and advantages.
Art and Craft:
Diwanshi Pandey initiated the Art and Craft community into Mozilla. She was showcasing her work as well as explaining how art and craft can be made with minimal things.
Webmaker sessions started after lunch. People experimented with Thimble, X-ray goggles, Popcorn and Appmaker. They remixed some of the makes. We were totally amazed with the dedication with which the people were working on their remixing.
Before closing the event Mark Surman how Mozilla and its initiative Hive is working towards bringing the educators/makers together. He also explained how important we are in making this happen.
We selected the best makes that happened in the Webmaker sessions and gave away swags to their remixers. We had a group photo after formally closing the event.A big thanks to SICSR. They readily agreed to us for the venue. They helped us in every way they could. 400+ people attended the event. Collaboration, Sharing of Ideas, Fun and Creativity, these things happened. In short, the Maker Party Pune was a big success.
Thats’ all with Event day. Read the next blog about what happened at the Community meet-up. Thanks! for reading. 🙂