*Oneindia.in : "Mumbai to witness 1st Wikipedia conference on Nov 18"*
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*The online encyclopaedia - Wikipedia, which has opened its first ever
officein India, is going to hold its first ever national conference in the
country. The three-day-long conference will be held in Mumbai from Nov 18.*
*The founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales also will attend the first ever
WikiConference in India which will be organised at the Convocation Hall,
University of Mumbai, Fort Campus.*
*Stating about the mega event, President of Wikimedia chapter, Arjuna Rao
Chavala said, "We look forward to organising the conference on an annual
basis to bring together Indian Wikipedians from 20+ Indian language
projects to share learnings and best practices. The event will help
catalyze contributors in building Knowledge Society through free and open
education projects."*
*Supporting Mr Chavala's views, Pranav Curumsey, Chairperson, Organizing
Committee, WikiConference India stated, "It gives us great pleasure to be
hosting such a phenomenal conference in India. The conference aims to
promote the vision of the founder Mr. Wales, ‘Imagine a world in which
every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all
human knowledge.’ It is very encouraging to see ad-free participation
showing a keen interest in attending this conference confirming our belief
that India is free knowledge ready."*
*Here it can be recalled that the first Wikipedia office in India has been
set up at the national capital (New Delhi) with the aim to attract more
online readers through local languages. It has been reported that Wikipedia
has set up its first ever office outside the USA.*

Tinu Cherian

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