[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia India - June 2012 report

2012-07-22 Thread Naveen Francis
Dear all,

Greetings from Wikimedia India !
Organisational Updates

Chapter audit is expected to be complete in couple of weeks.

Income tax department has responded to our income tax exemption (12A
registration) application and requested for additional information. Arjuna
Rao Chavala along with Chapter Consultant Mr MN Rao met with IT authorities
and clarified how the Chapter activities are charitable. As IT authorities
could not be convinced fully, it is decided to withdraw the application and
reapply at a later date.

Election rules were approved by the EC. Election Committee consisting of Mr
Gautam John and Mr Balasundara Raman were appointed. Further communication
regarding Elections will follow soon from Election Committee.

Membership as of 31 June, 2012 is 76, which includes all the renewals that
were processed till 18 July 2012.

Donations till date for the current FY is Rs 100/-

*Internet Relay Chat(IRCs):*
IRC on WLM was conducted and

   - Karthik Nadar
   - Noopur Raval
   - Yuvi Panda

have been volunteered for core team of WLM India.

*Board Meetings:*
We had one meeting in June.

*WikiConference 2011*
Accounts are submitted to Auditor. We expect Audit report in couple of

*Upcoming Events*

   - The Fifth Elephant http://fifthelephant.in/2012/,Conference on the
   big data ecosystem, 27  28 July 2012, Bangalore - Wikimedia Chapter is
   participating as Partner

Community  Special Interest Groups

A round-up of Wikimedia events, academies and initiatives around the nation
are updated here http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Events.
 Media Coverage

Media Coverage on Wikimedia India and Wikipedia is updated
Grants Funded

   - Kannada Wikipedia Anniversary

We look forward to your continued support and active participation.

On behalf of Wikimedia Chapter (India)
Naveen Francis
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Tilman Bayer officially joins the Wikimedia Foundation staff

2012-05-19 Thread Naveen Francis
Congrats HaeB !!!
Really a good news for movement communications.


On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 4:10 PM, Barry Newstead (WMF) 
bnewst...@wikimedia.org wrote:

  Hi everyone,

 I am pleased to announce that Tilman Bayer has officially joined the
 Wikimedia Foundation's Global Development team as Senior Operations Analyst
 focused on movement communications starting this week. He has just
 relocated to SF after receiving his work visa.

 As most of you will be aware, Tilman has been working in the
 communications team focusing on movement communications since last July, as
 a remote contractor based in Germany. He has been instrumental in the
 enhancement to our monthly reporting, continued improvement to our blogging
 and the development of our last annual report among other things. Tilman
 and Dario Taraborelli co-founded and continues to edit the monthly
 Wikimedia research newsletter. In particular, I'd like to highlight his
 work to get our reports translated, so that they are more accessible for
 the whole community.

 In his new role as a staff member, Tilman will continue to work closely
 with the communications team in support of the whole foundation team, e.g.
 working on the WMF blog, editing the WMF monthly reports and annual report,
 and developing multi-lingual communications solutions . His role will now
 include the analysis of quantitative data and other research to understand
 and address movement communication challenges.  He will work on projects to
 improve our communications systems in partnership with other groups in the
 Foundation.  He will report to me for the short term, but will transition
 to reporting to our soon to be announced Director, Global Learning and

 As User:HaeB, Tilman has been active in both the German and English
 Wikipedia since 2003. He was a checkuser on the German Wikipedia for half a
 decade, and until joining WMF last year was the editor-in-chief of the
 Wikipedia Signpost, the English Wikipedia's community newsletter.  He holds
 degrees in mathematics from the University of Cambridge and the University
 of Bonn.

 Please join me in welcoming Tilman to the Wikimedia Foundation team in San


 Barry Newstead
 Chief Global Development Officer
 Wikimedia Foundation

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