Very nice report. I hope to see more active wikipedians. And hope the community grows. You rock, Keep it up.
Regards ansu * ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଉଇକିପିଡ଼ିଆ * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Ansumang On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 4:15 PM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan < rsrikant...@gmail.com> wrote: > Heya all, > This should've come in elaier but didn't as my lab was shut. > To Pradeep, who's been asking for two days, > And Noopur, the only other Wikipedian who asked about this meet. > > Our meetup was held at the KG Inst. of Tech [KITE] who offered us an > A/C presentation hall for this event. > KITE, is a part of KG Information Systems Ltd, one of the city's most > respected IT establishments. > The meetup space was offered by Mr. Ashok Bkathavatsalam himself, the > MD of KGISL, who in turn was told about this meet by Gautam John and > Venkat Mangudi. Thanks you two. > > The meetup started at 11am. > > We had ~14-15 attendees, out of which 8 or 9 were part of ILUGC Pondy > [Indian Linux User Group Puducherry]. > One Wikipedian saw the link to the meetup on my signature on an online > forum SkyScraperCity and came from Chennai. > Bala Jeyaraman, aka Sodabottle joined me a few minutes into the meetup > and it was him who spoke for the rest of the day. > Pre lunch, we basically spoke on how and why the Wikipedia model > worked, the principles of the project, with Bala using the age old > debate of whether Coimbatore or Madurai was the second largest city in > Tamil Nadu as an example for verifiability. > > Bala explained the ease of typing in Tamil, etc. > > Post lunch, we were joined by two faculty members of KITE, while Mr. > Ashok himself stepped in. Interestingly, he himself has an account on > the English Wikipedia and contributes too. > > The meetup ended at around 4, we took a few photos. I shall ask > Prasanna to upload them soon. > > It was a success, there were three existing Wikipedians, and the rest > were interested newcomers. I wouldn't call it an academy though. > > We've not scheduled a meetup for January yet, as the most probable > date is 15th Jan [Wikipedia Day] because both Bala and I won't be in > town. If anyone from the chapter/foundation can help lead it, I can > get people to attend and myself attend virtually thru Skype or so from > Kakinada. > > Comments, suggestions most welcome. > > All brickbats my way, bouquets to Bala please. > > --~~~~ > > -- > Regards, > Srikanth Ramakrishnan, > Sathyamangalam-Gobichettipalayam Star Gazers > My Commons uploads, now exceeding 75. > http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:ListFiles/Rsrikanth05 > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l >
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