Thanks for the kind words, Naveen!  I agree fully (though I may be slightly 
biased!  :-))  ...Don't forget the superstar Campus Ambassadors!!!  Details at 
WP:INDIAEDU!  Send them some WikiLove as well!

Hisham Mundol

Wikimedia India Programs
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On Aug 21, 2011, at 7:36 PM, Naveen Francis wrote:

> There are many star students and star teachers from India Education Programme.
> Just loves how the program is turning out. 
> 
> Naveen Francis
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> On 21 August 2011 17:44, Hari Prasad Nadig <hpna...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 20, 2011 at 11:16 PM, Pradeep Mohandas 
> <pradeep.mohan...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> [..snip..]
>  
> 5. After the round of introductions, Hisham Mundol from the Wikimedia 
> Foundation India office provided an update. 
> 5. a. He said that two members were added to office staff - Nitika Tandon and 
> Shiju Alex. Nitika would be working with the Pune Education Program. Shiju 
> will join them in the end of October. 
> 5. b. He said that the Educations Program was successful. They expected 250 
> students but have now got about 1000 students. They are working on how to 
> manage this larger than expected outcome. One of the things they are 
> considering is having more Campus Ambassadors in Pune. 
> 5. c. The office is also (hopefully) to be registered as a public trust 
> soon.Various options were considered before they reached this decision. They 
> are also looking for premises in the National Capital Region.
> 
> (emphasis mine)
> 
> This is big news! 
> 
> Thanks for the update, Pradeep. 
>  
> 5. d.  Hisham introduced Nitika Tandon to the members present.
> 6. Nitika provided an update on the India Education Programme.
> 6. a. She said that she had recently taken up her work at posting in Pune.
> 6. b. She has also been talking to 2-3 colleges in Pune but they have been 
> taking it slow since they have to manage the current student count.
> 7. Hisham suggested that one of the star students is user:basic.atari 
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Basic.atari) who has been great and 
> requested Mumbai community members to send him some wikilove. (How? - Once 
> you log in, click on the heart in the top right of the user page to whom you 
> want to send wikilove and be led through some steps to send people wikilove)
> 8. Achal gave a small talk on Oral Citations project. We were (Again) not 
> able to show the video.
> 8. a. Achal said that the Wikipedia before ~2004 did not have citations and 
> they grew as the Wikipedia project grew over the years.
> 8. b. He said citations currently was currently done from the publications 
> industry which has stronger and wider presence in European and North American 
> countries.
> 8. c. This combined with the limitations on what are rules on what could get 
> cited, could be one of the reasons for decrease in the growth of new editors 
> on Wikipedia.
> 8. d. The limitation on citation and deletion of articles without good 
> citations turned off new Wikipedia users and also took away some of the 
> revolutionary ideas around which Wikipedia was born. Other form of citations 
> were thus to be considered.
> 8. e. Wikipedians in India and South Africa worked on the Oral Citations 
> project - http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Oral_Citations 
> 9. The meeting was concluded at 6 pm. 
> 
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