Thank you for running the meetup Subhashish - it was a very worthwhile and productive afternoon!
On Monday 11 April 2011 10:10 AM, Subhashish Panigrahi wrote: > The 32nd Bangalore Wikimedia Meetup was organized on 2011April10 at 3 > PM in CIS, Bangalore. This meetup was headed by Subhashish Panigrahi > [[User:Psubhashish]] and attended by 7 Wikipedians. The speakers of > this meetup were Arjun Rao C, Achal Prabhala and Anirudh Bhati. > > 1st Talk: Arjun Rao C/ Experience in Berlin Wikimedia Conference, 2010 > > Arjun Rao talked about his participation in the Wikimedia conference > held in Berlin. He discussed about the new plans and ventures for > Wikimedia projects which will be the current focus for the chapters of > several countries. He also briefed the audience about the plans for > the proposed projects under Wikimedia India such as: > Knowledge kiosks in public libraries, Academies, Projects for > improvements in Indic language tools, Indic Wiki CD/DVD, improve > participation of women in Wiki communities, Wikimania for Indian > Wikipedians, etc. Arjun showed pictures of speakers from several > countries who he befriended and shared ideal structures of the the > Wiki projects in those all countries. > > 2nd Talk: Achal Prabhala/ “Open Citation” & its perpectives > > Achal introduced the audience about his ongoing project on “Oral > Citation”, its purpose, authenticity, possible issues and their > solutions. He explained the problems Malayalam Wikipedians faced when > they have created well constructed articles on several games played in > villages, but there was no proper citations as none ever tried to make > literature based documentations for them. Even he also stated the > similar experiences he has with the “Sapheri” speaking South African > tribe where many traditional games were never put under the modern > documented rules and regulations but they are great resources for the > anthropologists. Many such important heritage related articles could > be cited using oral citation which is easier to create, transform, > share and cite. He also explained how credibility and authenticity > were created by interviewing the people about the dance form/game/any > such intended aspect. Most of the verbal conversation could be > translated and added to the audio file itself and later can be > translated to any other language. The source and copyright info can > also be explained in the audio file itself which would make this a > very simplistic approach, but potentially more accessible. Audio files > would be more self explanatory, easy to share in the form of podcasts > and an elaborated audience could be targeted. > > 3rd Talk: Anirudh Bhati/ “Outreach Campaign in North-East” > > Wikimedia India member Anirudh Bhati has organized has visited to > NREST (North-Eastern Regional Institute), Arunanchal Pradesh in the > festive season of “Mopin”, a regional festival and “Srishti 2011”, > NREST's institutional function. Anirudh along with Wikipedian Nikhil > Sheth introduced Wikipedia and other WMF projects to almost 110 > students and lecturers in CREST. They demonstrated them “Editing in > Wikipedia” and students themselves created articles based on the > demonstration over there. Surya Vaigunth, a final year student and a > computer enthusiast personally took initiative to teach to masses and > bring out a set of persistent contributors. Though most of them were > interested to see the opportunities of Indic Wikipedias, majority of > the critical mass was more interested for English article speculated > more about Arunanchal Pradesh and even uploading more picture than > content development. He also has demonstrated how to use Indic > Wikipedias and editing them. Srikanth added a note to uploading > pictures and geotagging them using external maps which would be useful > for online searches. As a part of the outreach program Anirudh also > explained about the Offline package developed by taking selected > Wikipedia articles for school students as a part of SOS Children's > Village where Ashwin helped for creating list of important articles. 2 > major software programs OpenZIM and Kiwix are used for compilation and > running of the offline package respectively where the total package > (2.75 GB) could be burnt in a DVD. The team also had a video chat with > Portugese Wikipedian Beria Lima who had a talk about “Mirandese > language and Gender Gap”, Mirandese, being one of the dying languages > needs collaborative efforts and Wikipedia could be one solution to > protect it. She also discussed abput the low contribution of women > because of several reasons like Lack of Confidence, Lack of detailed > knowledge, Male oriented social set up , etc. Even she also connected > thr same problem in the Indian context. > > Nikhil introduced Wikipedia to Kendriya Vidyalaya students. 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