Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Santhosh Thottingal wins the President's Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman for 2019

2019-08-17 Thread Ravishankar
Awesome! Congrats, Santhosh! On Sat, Aug 17, 2019 at 3:20 PM balaji wrote: > Congrats Santosh and Rajeev. > > On Sat, Aug 17, 2019 at 8:44 AM Arun Ramarathnam > wrote: > >> Kudos to Santosh and Dr. Rajeev for this amazing honour!!! >> >> Regards >> Arun >> >> On Thu, 15 Aug, 2019, 22:27 manoj

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Tamil Wikipedia elects 10 sysops at a time

2019-04-25 Thread Ravishankar
Hi Anirudh, Thanks for sharing the recent developments in enwiki regarding sysop selection. As far as I have checked, fewer sysops getting elected every year seems to be a global trend. After the first three months period, bureaucrats automatically renew adminship * For next 6 months * After

[Wikimediaindia-l] New User Contest creates 918 articles in Tamil Wikipedia

2019-04-24 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, Tamil Wikipedians conducted an essay contest encouraging new editors. We created 918 articles over a period of 3 months where 25 new editors participated. The total prize money was 52,000 INR. More details can be found at our contest portal here . Feel

[Wikimediaindia-l] Tamil Wikipedia elects 10 sysops at a time

2019-04-24 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, Tamil Wikipedia elects 10 sysops at a time after a gap of almost 5 years. After 2013, we hit a policy deadlock where we couldn't agree on how to elect a new sysop, what are the qualities of an ideal sysop, etc., Even after repeated attempts, we could not solve this as the fear of being not

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Government of Telangana Re-licensed content and Felicitated Wikimedians

2018-10-18 Thread Ravishankar
Hi Telugu Wikimedians, Great news. Congrats for all the Wikimedians who won the honour and worked towards the re-licensing of works. Ravi ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org To unsubscribe from the list / change

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Thank You :-)

2018-09-13 Thread Ravishankar
Hi Tanveer, It was a pleasure working with you for the last few years in various capacities. WCI 2016 and Project Tiger will remember you for all the great support you gave. Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors. Ravi On Sat, Sep 1, 2018 at 6:26 AM Abhinav srivastava wrote: >

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Leaving the Wikimedia Foundation

2018-07-15 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
r even bigger >>>>> things!! >>>>> >>>>> Regards, >>>>> J. Balaji. >>>>> >>>>> On Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 2:36 PM Dhaval S. Vyas >>>>> wrote: >>>>> >>>>>> Hi Ravi, >&

[Wikimediaindia-l] Leaving the Wikimedia Foundation

2018-07-02 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
*Hi, I am leaving the Wikimedia Foundation to pursue other ideas and opportunities. I will be working until 15th of July 2018. During my time here, it was my honor to work alongside many brilliant colleagues from all the Asian Wikimedia communities, User Groups, chapters, and CIS-A2K. I am

[Wikimediaindia-l] Come cheer us for the Grand Finale of Project Tiger. It is Punjabi Vs Tamil.

2018-05-31 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, Come cheer us for the Grand Finale of Project Tiger here . It is Punjabi (1248) Vs Tamil (1177). 170 contestants have created or expanded 4181 articles so far. Contest ends midnight today UTC. Ravi

[Wikimediaindia-l] [Project Tiger] Final overs of the Wiki Premier League! Punjabi leads!

2018-05-25 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, At the end of 12 weeks (22:10, 24 May 2018 (UTC)) after the Project Tiger writing contest went live, 149 users have created 3230 articles adding at least 1,34,802 pageviews through newly created articles. Punjabi leads the contest with 908 articles followed by Tamil, Urdu, Bengali and

[Wikimediaindia-l] [Project Tiger]: Week 10 Stats update. Punjabi leads the contest.

2018-05-09 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, At the end of 10 weeks (18:41, 9 May 2018 (UTC)) after the Project Tiger writing contest went live, 131 users have created 2231 articles adding at least 87,852 pageviews through newly created articles. Punjabi leads the contest with 597 articles followed by Tamil, Urdu, Bengali and

[Wikimediaindia-l] [Project Tiger]: Week 8 Stats update - Punjabi leads ! Many users complete 100 articles!

2018-04-25 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, At the end of 8 weeks (20:29, 25 April 2018 (UTC)) after the Project Tiger writing contest went live, 104 users have created 1345 articles adding at least 42,374 pageviews through newly created articles. Punjabi leads the contest with 413 articles followed by Tamil and Malayalam. Besides

[Wikimediaindia-l] [Project Tiger]: Week 7 Stats update - Punjabi leads the contest!

2018-04-19 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, At the end of 7 weeks (18:27, 19 April 2018 (UTC)) after the Project Tiger writing contest went live, 89 users have created 1121 articles adding at least 36,927 pageviews through newly created articles. Punjabi leads the contest with 335 articles followed by Tamil and Malayalam. More stats

[Wikimediaindia-l] [Project Tiger]: Stats update - Punjabi leads the contest!

2018-04-15 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, After 45 days (11:41, 15 April 2018 (UTC)) since the Project Tiger writing contest live, 172 users have created 1121 articles adding at least 32,464 pageviews through newly created articles. Punjabi leads the contest with 304 topics. More stats here.

[Wikimediaindia-l] [Project Tiger] More topics added for the contest

2018-04-15 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, Based on feedback from community members, we are adding more topics for the contest. Besides topics that were already provided based on readership of English Wikipedia, now you can also write articles based on following lists: * List of 10,000 articles every Wikipedia should have * List of

[Wikimediaindia-l] [Project Tiger] Week 4 stats - Tamil, Punjabi, and Malayalam continue to lead

2018-03-28 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, At the end of Week 4 (21:25, 28 March 2018 (UTC), Tamil, Punjabi, and Malayalam continue to lead the Project Tiger Writing Contest. 110 users have created 583 articles adding at least 23,757 pageviews. More stats here.

[Wikimediaindia-l] Creating a list of articles that every Indian language Wikipedia should have

2018-03-22 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, Please see a proposal to create a list of articles that every Indian language Wikipedia should have . Special focus is on educational needs

[Wikimediaindia-l] [Project Tiger] Week 3 stats: Tamil, Punjabi, and Malayalam lead the contest

2018-03-21 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, At the end of Week 3 (18:40, 21 March 2018 (UTC), Tamil, Punjabi, and Malayalam lead the Project Tiger Writing Contest. 76 users have created 326 articles. More stats here. Besides monthly prizes

[Wikimediaindia-l] [Project Tiger] Week 2 stats: Punjabi, Malayalam, and Tamil lead the contest

2018-03-14 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, At the end of Week 2 (04:41, 15 March 2018 (UTC), Punjabi, Malayalam, and Tamil lead the Project Tiger Writing Contest. 42 users have created 171 articles. More stats here . Ravi

[Wikimediaindia-l] [Project Tiger] Week 1 stats: Malayalam, Tamil, and Punjabi lead the contest

2018-03-07 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, At the end of Week 1 (20:15, 7 March 2018 (UTC), Malayalam, Tamil, and Punjabi lead the Project Tiger Writing Contest. 20 users have created 46 articles. More stats here - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Supporting_Indian_ Language_Wikipedias_Program/Contest/Stats Ravi

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Project Tiger: Article writing contest for addressing content gap in Indian language Wikipedias

2018-03-01 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Hi, The contest starts from today. All the best for all participants and communities. Ravi On Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 7:27 PM, Ravishankar Ayyakkannu < rayyakka...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hi, > > As part of the program for Supporting Indian language Wikipedias, we are >

[Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: [Wikimedia-l] User:Bhadani has passed

2018-02-17 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Hi, I am sad to know this news about User:Bhadani's demise. I knew him as a very wise person with an open mind. That he chose to write his autobiography as a Wikipedian shows how much he valued the movement. My heartfelt

[Wikimediaindia-l] Project Tiger: Article writing contest for addressing content gap in Indian language Wikipedias

2018-02-15 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Hi, As part of the program for Supporting Indian language Wikipedias, we are glad to announce an article writing contest to address the content gap that exists online. This contest has a special focus to create articles that are most sought out by users online but not yet present in Indian

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Supporting Indian Wikipedia Program resource distribution: Applications open

2018-02-12 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
for this support. Thanks, Ravi On Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 1:17 PM, Ravishankar Ayyakkannu < rayyakka...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hi, > > Just 2 days left to apply for laptop and internet support for Wikimedians > in India. Please encourage and help those who are in need to apply. > https

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Supporting Indian Wikipedia Program resource distribution: Applications open

2018-02-09 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Hi, Just 2 days left to apply for laptop and internet support for Wikimedians in India. Please encourage and help those who are in need to apply. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Supporting_Indian_Language_Wikipedias_Program/Support Thanks, Ravi On Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 8:19 PM, Tito Dutta

[Wikimediaindia-l] Launch of pilot project supporting Indian language Wikipedias

2017-11-14 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Hi everyone, The Wikimedia Foundation, in partnership with Google and the Centre for Internet and Society, is launching a pilot project to address local online knowledge content gaps in India. The project is designed to engage and support active Wikipedia volunteers to produce valuable new

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Invitation for office hours with the Wikimedia Foundation’s Partnerships & Global Reach team (INDIA)

2017-10-02 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
rships & Global Reach team (INDIA) > > > > +1 Manoj Khurana Jee > > On Friday, September 29, 2017, Manoj Khurana <he...@manojkhurana.com> > wrote: > > Hi Ravi, > > I'm afraid 30th evening may not be a suitable date/time as it's coinciding > with Dash

[Wikimediaindia-l] Invitation for office hours with the Wikimedia Foundation’s Partnerships & Global Reach team (INDIA)

2017-09-28 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Hi, On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation’s Partnerships & Global Reach team, we invite all Indian language Wikimedia communities to our office hours to discuss our India partnerships plan for 2017-18 . Meeting Details

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: Installing Tamil Text-to-Speech system from IITM Donlab

2017-09-21 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Hi Shrini, This is great news. I am excited to imagine the benefits for Wikisource and other similar projects. Ravi On Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 7:40 AM, balaji wrote: > ​Heard the voice. really nice.. keep doing the project. Hope we would get > a working TTS soon for

[Wikimediaindia-l] Job post - Program Officer: Rapid Grants.

2017-08-10 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Hi, Job post - Program Officer: Rapid Grants . Candidates having experience working with grants programs in the emerging regions like India are encouraged to apply. Please let me know if you need any clarification. Ravi --

[Wikimediaindia-l] Job post: Contract Community Outreach Coordinator for India

2017-08-04 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Hi, Please help us spread the news about a job opportunity for a Contract Community Outreach Coordinator for India . Please let me know if you need any clarification. Thanks, Ravi -- Regional Manager, Strategic

[Wikimediaindia-l] Diversity Conference

2017-07-21 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, Check https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Diversity_Conference_2017 You can apply for a scholarship now. Ravi ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Invitation for office hours with the Wikimedia Foundation’s Partnerships & Global Reach team (ASIA)

2017-07-05 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Hi, Just a reminder! The office hours start in the next 45 minutes. Please arrive early to sort out technical glitches. Thanks, Ravi On Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 7:09 PM, Ravishankar Ayyakkannu < rayyakka...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hi, > > On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation

[Wikimediaindia-l] Creative Commons community activities fund

2017-06-28 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, Check this! Creative Commons community activities fund . Ravi ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing

[Wikimediaindia-l] Invitation for office hours with the Wikimedia Foundation’s Partnerships & Global Reach team (ASIA)

2017-06-28 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Hi, On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation’s Partnerships & Global Reach team, we invite all Asian Wikimedia communities to our office hours to discuss findings from the ongoing Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy discussions. Meeting Details Date: Friday, 30th June 2017 Time: 15:00 UTC/20:30 IST

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Using Content Translation tool for new editor retention

2017-06-27 Thread Ravishankar
the time. Starts here <https://youtu.be/8Euhu4Q7HF4?t=4m38s> and goes on till 36 minutes. Ravi 2017-06-16 15:39 GMT+05:30 Ravishankar <ravidre...@gmail.com>: > Hi, > > Have you tried the Content Translation tool > <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Content_translation#T

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Opportunity to conduct a Wikimedia Movement Strategy discussion

2017-06-27 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Hi, The deadline for submitting an application to conduct an affiliate salon has been extended until *July 15*. Ravi On Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 5:24 PM, Ravishankar Ayyakkannu < rayyakka...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hi, > > Just a reminder that the deadline for submitting the appli

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Opportunity to conduct a Wikimedia Movement Strategy discussion

2017-06-21 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
please consider submitting the application first to register your interest. Please feel free to ping me if you need more help. Thanks, Ravi On Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 6:02 PM, Ravishankar Ayyakkannu < rayyakka...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hi, > > As part of the Movement Strategy discu

[Wikimediaindia-l] Wikidata Conference

2017-06-16 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, Wikidata Conference is being organized this October. A limited number of scholarships are available. Check https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikidataCon_2017 for more details. Ravi ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list

[Wikimediaindia-l] Using Content Translation tool for new editor retention

2017-06-16 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, Have you tried the Content Translation tool ? I recommend encouraging the use of this tool for new users trained through outreach programs. The Tamil Wikipedia community has started promoting the usage of this tool for new

[Wikimediaindia-l] Invitation to join the community review team for Wikipedia awareness campaign in India

2017-06-12 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Hi, We are beginning a unique creative project in India, and we would like your help. As you may know, recent research has shown that Wikipedia awareness is low across India. How low? Just 25% of 9,200+ Indians said they had heard of Wikipedia

[Wikimediaindia-l] Opportunity to conduct a Wikimedia Movement Strategy discussion

2017-06-06 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Hi, As part of the Movement Strategy discussions, the Wikimedia Foundation welcomes Wikimedia affiliates and communities to host local discussions. There is a quick grant available. You can find

[Wikimediaindia-l] Tamil Wikipedian T. Shrinivasan wins Tamil Computing award

2017-06-02 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, T. Shrinivasan , a Tamil Wikipedian, wins 2016 Sundara Ramaswamy award for Tamil Computing for his contributions to Free Tamil Ebooks and Indian language Wikisource projects. This is the fourth year in a row that people supporting Tamil Wikimedia projects are

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] "Marathi Bhasha Din" celebrated on 27 February

2017-03-03 Thread Ravishankar
Hi Sudhanwa and all Marathi Wikimedia community members, This is great news. Getting the State Government to spread awareness about Marathi Wikipedia is a brilliant move. Congratulations for all who were involved in this effort. Ravi 2017-02-28 1:57 GMT+05:30 Sudhanwa Jogalekar

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Invitation for Office Hours with WMF's Global Reach team

2017-02-02 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
utube.com/watch?v=qD-VCpQkVSk=6m8s>. Ravi On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 4:58 PM, Ravishankar Ayyakkannu < rayyakka...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hi, > > On behalf of Wikimedia Foundation’s Global Reach Team > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Global_Reach>, we would like to in

[Wikimediaindia-l] Need more moderators for this mailing list

2017-01-17 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, Could we please add more moderators to this list? I understand this is a low traffic list and current admins/moderators are quick to respond when we reach out to them. But, I have seen many new users who are confused why their first emails are not getting published at once. There are many

[Wikimediaindia-l] Invitation for Office Hours with WMF's Global Reach team

2017-01-17 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Hi, On behalf of Wikimedia Foundation’s Global Reach Team , we would like to invite all the South Asian Wikimedia communities to our office hours to discuss our work in the region. Meeting Details Date: Thursday, 19th January 2017 Time: 16:00

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Announcing Ravishankar Ayyakkannu as Manager, Strategic Partnerships - Asia

2017-01-04 Thread Ravishankar
t;Dhaval S. Vyas" <dsv...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >>> Very good news, >>> >>> Congratulations Ravi, >>> >>> Kind Regards, >>> Dhaval >>> >>> On 22 Dec 2016 5:14 am, "Adele Vrana" <avr...@wi

[Wikimediaindia-l] Survey: How to better explain Wikipedia?

2017-01-04 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, How to better explain Wikipedia for Indians? Please participate in this survey . Please help by sharing the link across social media channels for various Wikimedia communities in India. Thanks, Ravi ___ Wikimediaindia-l

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Indic Wikisource Update September 2016

2016-09-07 Thread Ravishankar
Jayanta, Thanks for compiling these stats. Glad to see Indian Wikisource projects gathering steam. Ravi ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit

[Wikimediaindia-l] Signpost's Focus on India—WikiConference produces new apps; state government adopts free licenses

2016-08-19 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, The recent edition of Signpost focuses on India. WikiConference produces new apps; state government adopts free licenses . Ravi ___ Wikimediaindia-l

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Government of Tamil Nadu orders its departments and institutions to release content under CC-BY-SA

2016-08-18 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, Thanks for the wishes. Signpost has covered this news in detail at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/Single/2016-08-18#News_and_notes Ravi ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org To

[Wikimediaindia-l] Government of Tamil Nadu orders its departments and institutions to release content under CC-BY-SA

2016-08-14 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, Tamil Development and Information Department of Government of Tamil Nadu has issued a Government Order (Number: 105, Date: 01. 07. 2016) to Tamil University, Thanjavur and all other government departments and institutions to release all their publications, archives and collections under

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] WikiConference India 2016: media coverage, blogs and reports

2016-08-10 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, Please add any WCI2016 news report you find at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiConference_India_2016/Press Ravi 2016-08-07 22:29 GMT+05:30 Nurunnaby Hasive : > WikiCon news published today at The Daily Prothom Alo (Leading Bengali > daily) written by me! >

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wiki conference india 2016

2016-08-04 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Hi, We faced unexpected issues with our accommodation, food and pickup arrangement today. On behalf of the organizing team, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. The host institution has owned responisbility for this shortcoming and has agreed to lodge us at

[Wikimediaindia-l] Last day for WikiConference India program submissions

2016-07-19 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, Today is the last day for WikiConference India program submissions. Please submit your proposals for a presentation, workshop or a lighting talk at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiConference_India_2016/Call_for_Participation Please help us spread this news. Ravi

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Scholarship decision for WCI 2016 participation has been finalized

2016-07-15 Thread Ravishankar
the scholarship recipients !! > > Is there any regret mail sent to other applicants? > > Regards > -Sudhanwa > > > On Sat, Jul 9, 2016 at 2:34 PM, Ravishankar <ravidre...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> Hi, >> >> Scholarship decision for WCI 2016 participation has

[Wikimediaindia-l] Scholarship decision for WCI 2016 participation has been finalized

2016-07-09 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, Scholarship decision for WCI 2016 participation has been finalized. We have offered 103 scholarships covering 20 language communities and five different Wikimedia projects. Among them, 25 recipients are women. The recipients have been informed about the decision through email. Please check

[Wikimediaindia-l] WCI 2016 Updates

2016-06-29 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, * PEG request for WCI 2016 has been approved. We appreciate WMF PEG team's support and decision in facilitating this. We thank all community members who endorsed and contributed to this initiative. We are

[Wikimediaindia-l] WikiConference India 2016 Programs Survey

2016-06-18 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, Please take this WikiConference India 2016 Programs survey and help us learn more about WCI 2016 participants capabilities, needs, interests and expectations regarding conference programs. Ravi ___

[Wikimediaindia-l] Call for Scholarship applications to attend WikiConference India 2016

2016-05-11 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, We welcome scholarship applications to attend WikiConference India 2016. Please check https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiConference_India_2016/Scholarships for details. Ravi ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

[Wikimediaindia-l] Meetup with WMF's Langauge Engineering team in Bangalore

2016-04-11 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, Please join us for the next Bangalore meetup on 20th April 2016 6 PM. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Bangalore/Bangalore62 WMF's Langauge Engineering team is in Bangalore, and they are very keen to meet the community and receive our feedback. If you are not able to attend,

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [WMIN-Members] WCI PEG Draft - Pending

2016-04-09 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Satdeep, Thanks for the alert. How about doing a PEGathon (!) for the next 24 hours and wrap this up? I welcome everyone to be available at http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#wikiconferenceindia to discuss the draft proposal live. Thanks, Ravi

[Wikimediaindia-l] Updates regarding WikiConference India 2016

2016-02-24 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, * Chandigarh will host WikiConference India 2016. * Tentative date for the event is last weekend of July 2016. * Please sign up for team roles at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiConference_India_2016/Community_and_Team/Team_Role . Each one may join two teams to ensure diversity and

[Wikimediaindia-l] Signing off as WMIN Program Director

2016-02-06 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Hi, Effective 01 February 2016, I have changed the nature of my engagement with Wikimedia India (WMIN) from staff to volunteer. I joined WMIN when the overall scene in the Indian Wikimedia movement was tumultuous. It wasn’t easy getting things back on track. In the last 16 months, I hope I have

[Wikimediaindia-l] Next Bangalore meetup: Meet the WMF grants team

2016-01-29 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Hi, Join us for the next Bangalore meetup. *Date:* : Sunday, *31-January-2015* 4:00 PM IST *Venue:* Center for Internet and Society, No. 194, 2nd 'C' Cross, Domlur 2nd Stage, Bangalore - 560071 Katy Love and Winifred Olliff from the WMF grants team are here. This is a good opportunity to get

[Wikimediaindia-l] Wikimedia India welcomes Interns

2016-01-24 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Hi, Wikimedia India offers internships for students and budding professionals who would like to have an experience with the Wikimedia movement. We hope this program will help us engage more talent in the Indian Wikimedia community proactively. We welcome User:Jim Carter as our first intern.

[Wikimediaindia-l] WMIN, on behalf of Global Tamil Wikimedia Community, signs an MoU with Tamil Virtual Academy

2016-01-13 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Hi, On 09th January 2016, WMIN, on behalf of Global Tamil Wikimedia Community, signed an MoU with Tamil Virtual Academy, Chennai. We will collaborate with or seek support from Tamil Virtual Academy under various domains including and starting with the following: - Policy initiatives for

[Wikimediaindia-l] 2000+ books nationalized by The Government of Tamil Nadu released in Public domain

2016-01-13 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Hi, The Government of Tamil Nadu has declared all books that have been nationalized so far and all books that will be nationalized in future will be released under CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication license , when their

[Wikimediaindia-l] Appeal to let new Wikipedians attend Wikimania

2015-12-31 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, Applications for Wikimania 2016 scholarships are accepted until Jan 09, 2016. https://scholarships.wikimedia.org/apply I have an appeal for Wikimedians from India who have attended Wikimania more than two times. As you all know, attending Wikimania is a very proud and motivating moment in

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] OCR4wikisource

2015-12-18 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Shrini, Thanks for this awesome work. Wikisource is available in the following Indian languages: 1. Assamese 2. Bengali 3. Gujarati 4. Kannada 5. Malayalam 6. Marathi 7. Odia 8. Sanskrit 9. Tamil 10. Telugu We need help to test this tool in all these languages. You will need: 1. Linux system

[Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia 15 Celebrations in Indian cities

2015-12-17 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Hi, Wikipedia turns 15 on Jan 15, 2016. Wikimedia communities across various cities in Indias are celebrating this. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_15_events_in_India Please check https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_15 for details and to arrange an event in your city.

[Wikimediaindia-l] Reviving Bangalore Wikimedia Community Meetups

2015-12-09 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Hi, We welcome you all to gather on December 13th for the next Bangalore Wikimedia community meetup. Asaf Bartov from the Wikimedia Foundation will be our guest for the meetup. It will be a good opportunity to meet all other Wikimedians after a long time and chart our plans for reviving the

[Wikimediaindia-l] State of the Commons 2015

2015-12-08 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Hi, State of the Commons 2015 report is live now. Check out the translations from Creative Commons communities in India here - https://stateof.creativecommons.org/2015/#translations . More translations in other languages can be added. If you are interested, please reach out to me. This is the

[Wikimediaindia-l] Requesting review on WMIN's PEG

2015-10-19 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Hi, WMIN will be applying to receive a grant from the Wikimedia Foundation through its new Simple Annual Plan Grants program soon. Until then, we are applying for a grant through its PEG program to support our ongoing programmatic activities.

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Call for Host City Bids - WikiConference India 2016

2015-10-01 Thread Ravishankar
Ashwin, Thanks for the announcement. Bids can be posted at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiConference_India_2016/City/First_Bids Ravi ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org To unsubscribe from the list / change

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] WikiConference India 2016

2015-08-06 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, It is overwhelming to see that almost 50+ contributors (more through Google form registrations) have signed to volunteer so far. Let us gather in IRC on August 8th, 09:00 PM at #wikiconferenceindia to take this forward. More details can be seen at

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [WMIN-Members] Phase 1 of Wiki Loves Food contest extended till May 7, 2015

2015-07-05 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Hi, Voting for Wiki Loves Food Phase 1 Community award is open now at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Food/Phase_1/Community_Award Please participate and help us share the best picture for community award. Thanks, Ravi ___

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [WMIN-Members] A report on WMIN activities during February to April 30, 2015

2015-07-05 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Ashwin and Arjuna, Thanks for sharing feedback on WMIN progress reports. Ravi ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: Re: [Wikimania-l] Wikimania '15 social events

2015-07-01 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Dhaval, Netha Hussain has initiated this already at https://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/wiki/Indic_Meetup Ravi ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Scanner machine

2015-06-18 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Hi, Based on Omshivaprakash's recommendation, Wikimedians in Kolkata were convinced about using Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600 after trying a demo. This has been now bought as part of the GLAM for Kolikata Little Magazine Library O Gabeshana Kendra grant

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Results of WMF Elections 2015

2015-06-09 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, //Having least number of eligible voter among the community was a major challenge to the Indic candidates. Mean time in future indic community support is mostly important.// We are missing the larger perspective here. All three winning candidates and others who lost closely did not get

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [WMIN-Members] Phase 1 of Wiki Loves Food contest extended till May 7, 2015

2015-06-09 Thread Ravishankar
Sudhanwa, Here are few examples of professionally shot images received in Phase 1: * https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kesari_bhath.jpg * https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Salt_lassi.jpg Please follow our social media channels where we will publish more such pictures in the coming

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Wikipedia-BN] 10th year founding anniversary of Bengali Wikipedia

2015-06-07 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Hi Hasive, On behalf of Wikimedia community from India, my best wishes for the Bangladesh Wikimedia community. We look forward to more interaction between both the communities in the coming months. Thanks, Ravi On Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 12:35 PM, Hasive Chowdhury nhas...@wikimedia.org.bd wrote:

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [WMIN-Members] Phase 1 of Wiki Loves Food contest extended till May 7, 2015

2015-06-07 Thread Ravishankar
Hi Sudhanwa, Phase 1 of contest is a pilot conducted to understand the dynamics of Commons community. It has helped us refine various aspects in Phase 2. I agree that there are certain things that could have been done better in the pilot phase. But, as far as we know, this is the first time any

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Scanner machine

2015-06-07 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Shyamal, Omshivaprakash, Dhaval Thanks for the feedback. We are also seeking feedback from the global GLAM community. Will appreciate if anyone can connect us to vendors who can provide demos for various scanners in Bengaluru or Kolkata. Ravi ___

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Results of WMF Elections 2015

2015-06-07 Thread Ravishankar
Tito, Feedback about elections can be posted at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections_2015/Post_mortem Ravi ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Report on WMIN activities and learnings at Wikimedia Conference 2015

2015-06-07 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Hi, One can find more about these topics at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Evaluation We hope to incorporate these learnings in upcoming WMIN activities. Thanks, Ravi ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org To

[Wikimediaindia-l] A report on WMIN activities during February to April 30, 2015

2015-06-05 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Hi, A report on WMIN activities during February to April 30, 2015 can be read at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Proposals/2013-2014_round1/Wikimedia_India/Progress_report_form/2 Thanks, Ravi ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Net Neutrality and Wikipedia

2015-04-21 Thread Ravishankar
Karthik, Thanks for starting this discussion. We may not have enough time or consensus or precedence to launch India specific official / community led campaign regarding this by April 24th. But, net neutrality debates are happening all over the globe and it will be good for the global Wikimedia

[Wikimediaindia-l] Wikimania 2015 participants from India

2015-04-13 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Hi, I request Wikimania 2015 participants from India to register at http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Wikimania_2015#Participants Please correct me if I am wrong, but it looks like Indian citizens will have to personally appear for an interview at the Mexico Embassy in New Delhi. For people far away

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] IRC with Indian language Wiktionaries communities

2015-04-09 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Hi, Log for the IRC chat with Indian language Wiktionary communities can be found at http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Internet_Relay_Chats/April_8,_2015 Thanks Bodhisattwa for organizing this. Ravi ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list

[Wikimediaindia-l] IRC with Indian language Wiktionaries communities

2015-04-07 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
(forwarding) Hi everybody, Those who are interested and active in Wiktionary Projects, please feel free to join at an Internet Relay Chat to be held on April 8, 2015 at #wikimedia-in IRC Channel. *Date and Time* April 8, 2015, 9:00 pm *Topic* Status and growth of Indian language Wiktionaries

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Need Copyright status advice for Nationalized books in Tamil Nadu

2015-03-31 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Tito, I am aware about the expectations from Commons Community. That is why I am seeking legal interpretation for the current situation. I will appreciate if anyone can connect us with Copyright experts in India. Even if we are going to establish contact with the government and get something

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Need Copyright status advice for Nationalized books in Tamil Nadu

2015-03-31 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Shyamal, Thanks a lot for your insightful comments on using archive.org facilities for Wikipedians' needs. Ravi ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit

[Wikimediaindia-l] Women's History Month activities in Indian language Wikipedias

2015-03-27 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Hi, You can track Women's History Month activities in Indian language Wikipedias through the following stats pages. http://2015.wikiwomen.in http://ta.2015.wikiwomen.in/ http://ne.2015.wikiwomen.in/ http://bn.2015.wikiwomen.in/ http://od.2015.wikiwomen.in/ We are working on adding more

[Wikimediaindia-l] Need Copyright status advice for Nationalized books in Tamil Nadu

2015-03-27 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Hi, Govt of Tamil Nadu regularly pays Tamil Scholars and writers or their legal heirs some lump sum amount and then declares that all their works are nationalized. Then, everyone is free to publish and sell their works. This is actually putting those works in public domain before they

[Wikimediaindia-l] IRC with Punjabi Wikipedia Community on March 11 at 9 PM (IST)

2015-03-10 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Hi, May I invite the larger Wikimedia community to join us for a chat with Punjabi Wikipedia Community? They have been displaying tremendous energy and doing interesting activities recently. It will be a good opportunity for other budding communities to learn from them. Such interactions will

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] WikiTrends - Most visited articles in Indian language Wikipedias

2015-03-02 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Yes, Ashwin. Tamil community has started working on these. Most of the topics seem matching the popular interest (Our most visited article is Sachin Tendulkar) and home work needs of school students :) However, http://tools.wmflabs.org/wikitrends/bengali-most-visited-this-month.html doesn't

[Wikimediaindia-l] Infrastructure Scholarship program for active Wikimedians

2015-03-01 Thread Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Hi, Are you an active Wikimedian? Need an equipment or a service to contribute more and better? ( Example: Computer, Scanner, Camera etc, Monthly internet bill.) Wikimedia India welcomes you to apply for a Infrastructure Scholarship *with your community's recommendation*.

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