Thanks for the positive response guys. I'll try and arrange a meetup in the second week of January. Since the only two Wikipedians are out of town and it also will be Wikipedia Day, presence of a member of chapter or foundation would be welcome.
On 12/13/11, ansuman <ansum...@gmail.com> wrote: > 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 >> > -- Regards, Srikanth Ramakrishnan. Wikipedia Coimbatore Meetup on December 10th. http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetup/Coimbatore _______________________________________________ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l