The day Mozilla Webmaker announced the dates of Makerparty 2014, an FSA Aanand Pant reached out to me and showed his interest to host one in his college. So, we with Ankit Gadgil and Awesome community members from Nashik started planning a Makerparty. We decided that this event would be more like a testing for other makerparty(s) of this year. We also organized an online meetup on 10th July at this etherpad.
We planned to do something different this time so Ankit came with his Awesome idea that we will change the structure of the event. We decided to have parallel sessions on each webmaker tool including Appmaker like HIVE events with one difference that each attendee will have hands on for the tools they like or interested in.
So Finally on 12th July we started with our first maker party of 2014 in Nashik. We Kicked off with spreading awareness about Mozilla, FOSS , Open Web and What Internet is!!!
Following the introduction to Webmaker, we gave a short (5 mins) demo of each tool to everyone and then we gave them choice to go for any tool they are interested in.
The idea of having a parallel session worked a lot. Thanks to Ankit Gadgil 🙂 .
For the first time we introduced Appmaker as a fourth Webmaker tool and the scenario was really amazing and surprising that the Appmaker session was most crowded of all whereas initially x-ray goggles session was empty which is totally opposite from the previous event scenarios. Ankit and Mayur Patil conducted a UCD(User Centered Design) for appmaker and they really did a good job (y) .
As this was a testing Makerparty , we got many ideas, suggestions and learning which we are going to implement in coming MakerParty(s).
Also, as the webmaker banners weren’t available, I made few posters of webmaker tools.
— Michelle Thorne (@thornet) July 14, 2014
— Amira Dhalla (@amirad) July 13, 2014
Here are some useful links from the event:
Event page: https://events.webmaker.org/#!/events/3457
Makes from the event: https://india.etherpad.mozilla.org/Makerpaty-PVG-Makes
Pictures : https://www.flickr.com/photos/126100932@N02/