Dear all, Please note the Wikipedia week initiative taken by the IIIT Bangalore students. This is a great initiative to bring in students to actively contribute from that institution.
IIIT B students and few other colleges spontaneously volunteered for the recent Wikipedia stall we had in the World Sanskrit conference to create awareness for wikipedia in Sanskrit and other Indian languages. ( http://bit.ly/sansbookfair) It would be great to see more college students come up initiatives like these. Kudos Srikanta and team. Let us know how we can support this initiative. Best regards Arun ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Srikanta P <p.srika...@gmail.com> Date: Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 11:37 PM Subject: IIIT-B PGDSD Wikipedia Week To: "Mailing list for Wikimedians / Wikipedians in & from Bangalore, India" <wikimedia-in-...@lists.wikimedia.org> Cc: Arun Ramarathnam <arunra...@gmail.com> Hi everyone, As part of the 10th anniversary of Wikipedia, we at IIIT-B are running an event called "IIIT-B PGDSD Wikipedia Week" throughout this week. *Objectives of this event* 1. Volunteer at the World Sanskrit Book fair and motivate people to contribute articles in Sanskrit language. [3 students have volunteered] 2. Volunteer and participate at the 10at anniversary celebration [7 students have registered] 3. Pick an English article and translate it to the [Kannada, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil] and submit the articles to the respective wikis. *Impact expected* 1. Motivate students to participate in the Wikipedia anniversary event and take part in Bangalore chapter events 2. Empower students to contribute not only in English but also in different local languages @Arun I have a group of 7 students who are ready to volunteer, We thought that, we can take the responsibility of the logistics of Segment 1 and Segment 2 events. Let it be setting up the mike & speakers, wi-fi's, chairs, etc.. we could deal with it. Also any new student volunteer who shows interest for volunteering and sends a mail to the Bangalore wiki list could be integrated into this team. If the number increases slightly we can carve out a small group who will take care of front desk and registration too. So in this way there will be more student volunteers like us running around on the event day. Meanwhile you guys can concentrate on the main aspects of the event. Let me know what you think on this. I was unable to join the telecon tday, i shall join tomorrow and provide any clarifications in case you need it. Regards, Srikanta Student, IIIT-B
_______________________________________________ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l