Heartiest Congratulations, Shiju!

On Sat, Oct 1, 2011 at 7:50 PM, Shiju Alex <sh...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Dear Indic wikimedians,
>
> Thank you very much for the welcome messages and for making me feel at
> home.
>
> Over the past few years I have interacted with many of you for the various
> Indic Wiki related activities and we have done many successful projects.
> Thank you very much for all those wonderful projects. Now when we are moving
> to a different phase of growth of Wikimedia in India, I request  more
> support from your side.
>
> To get started we shall together develop a plan for Indic language wikis
> and design few pilot projects to gain learnings to drive growth. I propose
> to develop this plan collaboratively and openly - in true wiki style.  This
> will include focused Indic language meetups, virtual meetings, desk research
> and constantly synthesizing the findings from all of these into learnings.
> These learnings will then flow into pilots that we will implement and review
> and learn from.
>
>
> For this purpose, I will be using the following page
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_-_India_Programs/Indic_Languages.
> It is very preliminary right now - but will keep updating it.  The page will
> give you a flavor of the kind of process and methodology I plan to use - and
> also give you a hint of the end output.  However, I stress that is nothing
> more than a stub right now. So please provide your suggestions.
>
> I will be in touch soon and regularly on the next steps and I will keep you
> constantly posted on progress - both positive and whenever we face setbacks.
>
> The task is huge.  The potential is even more massive.  I will need a lot
> of your help.  I invite and welcome and urge all of you to contribute to
> this process - during physical meetups, in virtual meetings, one-on-one
> conversations or meetings, on the talk page to the Indic Languages page and
> in any and every manner that you can imagine.
>
>
> As part of the India Programs of WMF, my official ID is
> sh...@wikimedia.org. You can reach me anytime regarding any WMF's Indic
> wiki related topic.
>
>
> Thanks
> Shiju
>
>
>
>
>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 7:24 AM, Hisham <his...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
>>
>>> cross-posting to reach pan-India; apologies if you have got it from other
>>> mailing lists.
>>>
>>> Dear All
>>>
>>> As I had mentioned in a previous posting (and as was so touchingly
>>> welcomed by so many of of you), Shiju Alex is joining us to lead our Indic
>>> Languages initiatives.  In this mail (
>>> http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimediaindia-l/2011-July/003845.html),
>>> I had indicated that he would join around September-October.
>>>
>>> I'm really pleased to inform you that he has now joined India Programs
>>> (on September 24th.)
>>>
>>> Indic Languages is an important priority for us - and Shiju intends to
>>> start work on this urgently.  He'll be in touch shortly on this matter.
>>>
>>> Welcome aboard, Shiju!
>>>
>>> Warmest Regards,
>>>
>>> hisham
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
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