With less than a month to go for WikiConference India 2011, Im sure you are all 
excited about the event. I thought it might be a good idea to give an update of 
whats going on behind the scenes:

Venue: University of Mumbai's Fort Campus Confirmed. Hackathon Venue: MACCIA 
Halls (on Rampart Row) confirmed (Hackathon scheduled for 19th and 20th 
November 2011)

Registration: We have run out of Early Bird as of last week. Currently about 
430 registrations. Currently running a site notice campaign geo-located to 
India for this purpose.

Sponsors and Partners (Confirmed thus Far): Microsoft Research, Ang India 
Technologies, SarkariNaukri.com, Yebhi.com, Kal Nirnay, eRegNow.com, Avignyata 
Inc., Kores India, Text 100.

Scholarship Applications: 7000+, Scholarships offered: Aprox 100

Call for Participation: 550+ responses, Accepted Speakers: Aprox 57. A draft 
Program Schedule is available on meta

Keynote Speaker: Jimmy Wales (During Opening Ceremony)

WM-UK Scholarships awarded by WM-UK for persons from UK to attend WCI 2011: 4

WMF offered Scholarships for persons outside India to attend WCI 2011: 5 

WMF will be represented by Barry, Erik and Alolita among others.

Official meta page: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiConference_India_2011

For tweeting use the hashtag #wci11

Looking forward to hosting Wikipedians across India at WCI 2011!

Kind Regards,

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