Personally, I dont think Mumbai is in a position to do another one this year.
Also, imo, like Wikimania has an unofficial rotation policy wherein the event takes place in different continents each year, we should make sure that the locations are in different parts of the country to give everyone the opportunity and make sure its not the same people traveling long distances each time. > Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 13:03:59 +0530 > From: ashwin.bain...@gmail.com > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] WCI 2012 (Was: REMINDER: Wikimania 2013 - > invitation to bid) > > +1 to Pranav. > > Pranav's text serves to remind us why an annual WikiConference India > is a good idea. Now that we are mostly no longer thinking of Wikimania > 2013, it is time to begin thinking of WikiConference 2012. > > Can cities other than Mumbai & Pune please start considering on this > issue as to whether they have the whereall for this event? We would > naturally hope that cities having existing large community setups such > as Bangalore may please consider. > > Naturally, we may chose to do it simpler and easier than last year but > if it is happen at all in this year, then by the end of February, a > city community should volunteer. Else it may be difficult to do if > there is a later start. > > There is also a school of thought which feels that even WikiConference > India should be once in two years. > > What are your thoughts? > > Warm regards, > > Ashwin Baindur > ------------------------------------------------------ > > > > On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 12:43 PM, <wheredevelsd...@hotmail.com> wrote: > > Agree and disagree. > > > > Though WCI takes a lot of effort, yes, the results are for all of us to see. > > A new incubator has been initiated (Ahirani), there is talk of revival of > > other Indic pedias such as Kashmiri, several Photowalks, hackathons, > > Workshops and Academies have been held (or are being planned) in the last > > couple of months, COTM has been revived on en.wiki. Several people who came > > as attendees are now active members of the community. These are just some of > > the major happenings - When we came up with the idea, we never imagined this > > sort of impact. Each community seems to have taken a leaf out of anothers > > book. No one can take credit for this, it is just a result of mingling with > > one another. WCI was ridden with mistakes and severly short on manpower, but > > hey - it was our first attempt at anything like this and Im sure we did a > > decent job given the circumstances. Im also sure it is a lesson for the > > future, the start of a learning curve. > > > > On the other hand, there need to be resources available to do it all over > > again. So, IMO if a certain local community anywhere in the country feels it > > can take it up, yes they should go ahead with another version in 2012 as > > hosting it on an annual basis will only take the event to the next level and > > give us exposure that no local event can give. > > > > The only advice I can give to communities interested, dont think holding it > > is a cakewalk, horrendous things will happen and you will need to deal with > > them, be prepared to work your ass off (literally, 16 to 18 hours a day, 7 > > days a week), have atleast 5 people working on it full time and 20 people > > who can give atleast 5 hours a week to begin with and 10 hours a week in the > > last couple of months and be ready to face the worst with a brave face. > > > > We will soon be coming out with our report on WCI 2011 and hope that it > > would help future organisers of similar events in their endevours. > > > > ________________________________ > > Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 04:16:16 +0530 > > From: ravidre...@gmail.com > > To: email@example.com > > Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Foundation-l] REMINDER: Wikimania 2013 - > > invitation to bid > > > > Hi, > > > > I appreciate the wise decision from Indian Wikipedia community to opt out of > > Wikimania bid until next few years. > > > > Even Wikiconference India need not be an annual event considering the amount > > of human and financial resources spent on it. What we need is strengthening > > local communities in each language and city by means of more meetups, > > unconferences, outreach, on project activity and events with specific goals > > like hackathons. > > > > Ravi > > > > _______________________________________________ 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 > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > > Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com > > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > > > > _______________________________________________ > 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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