Thanks Gautam for getting back to me, Well I guess meetup wouldn't be possible right now because I don't know any Wikipedian from there also I don't know if anyone is interested in it or not. So I think I would start from Wikipedia Academy only. Hope to hear from Tinu and Hari soon enough.
On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 11:46 PM, Gautam John <gau...@prathambooks.org>wrote: > Hey Arnav: > > Welcome to the list and it's great to hear that you want to do outreach > work. > > There are three usual methods: > > 1. A Wikipedia meet up. For example: > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/India > 2. A Wikipedia academy. See: > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Academy/India > 3. A Photo Walk. See: > http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Projects:_Bangalore_loves_Wikipedia > > They are all unique in their own ways - a meetup is a great way to > figure out who is interested locally and start to build a community in > that area. An academy is a good way to introduce people to Wikipedia, > in particular, editing Wikipedia. A photo walk is an easy way to > engage within a geography to do something fun - collect pictures and > then to upload that on to Commons and see it being used to illustrate > articles. > > It might be easiest to start with a meet up and take it from there? > > I'm hoping Tinu and Hari and others will respond as well - they have > done much outreach and will be able to help. Also, I know Hisham has > been dealing with outreach as well and has some ideas here: > http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_-_India_Programs > > (As an aside, could I please request community members who have > conducted outreach to help populate FAQs of some sort on these and > other activities under the "You can help" section on > wiki.wikimedia.in? It will help serve as a very useful starter guide.) > > Thank you. > > Best, > > Gautam > ________ > http://social.prathambooks.org/ > > > > > On 9 June 2011 18:57, Arnav Sonara <sonara.ar...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Hello everyone, > > > > As the subject suggests, I am planning to carry out few outreach sessions > in > > Gujarat since I will be there for my vacations starting in few days. > These > > sessions are simply intended to let people over there know what exactly > is > > wikipedia and how it is growing in other parts of country and if they are > > interested in it how they can start contributing to wikipedia. Now since > I > > am a newbie and this would be my first kind of presentation, so I need > help > > from you guys. Please feel free to suggest me anything related to it. I > have > > downloaded few presentations from various Wikis and might create one > > presentation from those only and the sole purpose would be "Introducing > > Wikipedia" to them, and am planning to start this from my Hometown and my > > own school St. Xavier's High School Jamnagar, and would later contact > other > > school/colleges in Jamnagar and if I get good response or anyone is > willing > > then I am ready to move down to nearby cities also. As far as I know > these > > kind of activities have not yet been conducted in that part of country > yet, > > I want those people also to know where exactly Wikipedia and India are > > headed and since I belong from that locale only the communication would > not > > be a problem between us. Also I basically plan to go to schools first and > > meet teachers and students on how they can use and contribute to > wikipedia > > and how other people are using it and contributing to it. > > > > So please everyone I want your feedback regarding this, and also if > anyone > > on this list is from Gujarat please contact me so that we can plan things > > and work accordingly. > > > > -- > > Thanks > > Arnav (ricku). > > (User:Rangilo_Gujarati) > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > > Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com > > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > -- Thanks Arnav (ricku). (User:Rangilo_Gujarati) <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Rangilo_Gujarati>
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