Thanks a lot Arjuna. I think February will be good as exams won't be
there then. Meanwhile, I do hope that the Academy in Jan will help up
increase the active community members in Coimbatore for further
meetups to happen.

On 12/14/11, Arjuna Rao Chavala <arjunar...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Srikanth R,
>
> My previous discussion is about wiki academy for journalism students of
> Amrita institution in Coimbatore for Jan 2012. No such event happened in
> 2011.
>
> Getting regular meetups happen is a big challenge even in places like
> Bangalore. You can plan for once in two months or so to start with
> encourage people to edit, participate in nearby meetups, wiki academies,
> encourage membership in chapter to grow the movement on a sustainable basis.
>
> Cheers
> Arjuna Rao Chavala
> ---------------------
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> On Dec 14, 2011 11:10 PM, "Srikanth Ramakrishnan" <parakara.gh...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Heya, this just struck me. Arjuna mentioned to me that there was an
>> Academy held in Coimbatore back in April 2011. Maybe, we could get
>> guys from there to attend the next meetup, provided some experienced
>> community member attends it.
>>
>> On 12/13/11, Srikanth Ramakrishnan <parakara.gh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > 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
>> >>>
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>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> > Regards,
>> > Srikanth Ramakrishnan.
>> > Wikipedia Coimbatore Meetup on December 10th.
>> > http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetup/Coimbatore
>> >
>>
>>
>> --
>> Regards,
>> Srikanth Ramakrishnan.
>> Wikipedia Coimbatore Meetup on December 10th.
>> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetup/Coimbatore
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Regards,
Srikanth Ramakrishnan.
Wikipedia Coimbatore Meetup on December 10th.
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetup/Coimbatore

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