Excellent summary, Anirudh. I'm particularly excited about the prospect of Gujarati Lexicon getting added to Wiktionary. With our experience of uploading several thousand words to Tamil Wiktionary using a custom bot as well as AWB recently, we may be able to help in the task.
- Sundar "That language is an instrument of human reason, and not merely a medium for the expression of thought, is a truth generally admitted." - George Boole, quoted in Iverson's Turing Award Lecture ----- Original Message ---- > From: Anirudh Bhati <anirudh...@gmail.com> > To: Wikimedia India list <email@example.com> > Sent: Thu, November 25, 2010 2:35:38 PM > Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Meetup in Ahmedabad - 21 November 2010 > > Hi all, > > The Ahmedabad Wikipedia Meetup was organized on 21 November 2010 at > CEPT University. It was received with enthusiasm from the tech > community of the city. Twenty-seven people attended the meet > including the members of the press. > > The meeting began with a round of introductions. Most of the > participants were from the marketing and PR side of the tech industry > and expressed a keen interest in understanding how Wikipedia works. I > began with a brief history of Wikipedia and the philosophy that guides > our projects. Further discussions entailed [[WP:CORP]], naming > conventions, difficulties faced by new users on English Wikipedia; > localization with Gujarati projects; local events for Ahmedabad (viz. > Wikipedia Takes Ahmedabad for photographers and Gujarati WikiAcademy). > > Kartik Mistry, who was formerly associated with Gujarati Lexicon, > informed me that he had met the representatives of Wikimedia India at > the last Mumbai meetup and expressed that his former associates would > be interested in transferring content to the Gujarati Wiktionary. > Keyur Parmar came up with a proposal for automated updation of cricket > related facts, figures and stats from commercial websites. I have > asked them to join this mailing list for following up with us. > > The pictures from the event are available here and future > notifications about the Ahmedabad meet up will be posted on the India > mailing list and the newly created Ahmedabad mailing list. The > meetup was covered by DNA and Divya Bhaskar. > > Special thanks to CEPT Councilmen Vishnu Kolleri and Mustaqeem Khan > for making this happen. > >  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Ahmedabad_Meetup_Nov2010 >  https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-in-amd >  >http://www.dnaindia.com/lifestyle/report_free-knowledge-for-all-in-gujarati-is-our-goal_1470321 > >  >http://www.divyabhaskar.co.in/article/MGUJ-AHM-free-knowledge-for-all-in-gujarati-is-our-goal-1574306.html > > > anirudh > > 00 0 91 9328712208 > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > _______________________________________________ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l