Ashwin - Thanks for the update, we very much appreciate having Pune on-board. 
In an event of this sort it is important nearby communities collaborate, this 
improves their relations (unity) and the event outlook. Just to confirm - 
proposed dates are 5,6,7 November (Saturday, Sunday, Bank Holiday Monday). Once 
again, we (Mumbai Community) request maximum attendance for Saturdays meet-up 
where this will be the agenda (21 May 2011 at office of Pinstorm, Santacruz) - 
everyone is requested to attend the meet.

Kind Regards,

Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 10:34:35 +0530
Subject: [Wikimedia-IN-PUN] WikiConference 2011 discussions in Pune meetup      
on 14 May 2011

Hello friends,
On Saturday representatives of Mumbai Wikipedia Community, Amitabh Kundan and 
Pranav (User:Wheredevelsdare), came over to Pune on 14 My 2011  for discussing 
the forthcoming Wikiconference India 2011 and met up with representatives of 
Pune community, Sudhanwa Jogalekar, Radha Mishra, Suhel Bohra, Srikeit, Harshad 
Gune and Ashwin Baindur. The Wikimedia India chapter was represented by Arjuna 
Rao Chawala (chapter President), the Wikimedia India National Office by Hisham 
Mundol. Bishakha Datta, Trustee, Wikimedia Foundation graced the meeting with 
her presence. 

The Pune Wikipedia Community acknowledged the great honour done by Mumbai 
community in asking the Pune community to co-host the event and promised all 
cooperation. Subsequently in the evening meetup the members of the Pune 
Wikipedia Community were informed about this prosal and the Pune community 
unanimously agreed to particpate and support the venture. 

Pranav gave a presentation on the progress so far - the suggested dates for 
finalisation i.e. 4 to 6 Nov 2011, the proposed venues for the meetup, the 
accomodation, a marquee event featuring Jimbo Wales and a social get-together. 
Also discussed at the meeting were the proposed makeup of organising committee, 
the modalities, likely budget, and other issues. The Mumbai meetup where they 
will discuss these issues is being held next weekend. After that we assume the 
planning will begin in right earnest. 

Kudos to Mumbai community for all the footwork and hard work put in to date.  
Warm regards,

Ashwin Baindur

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