I'm told in a Facebook post is that we have a silver lining - that you have
four new editors thanks to the Outreach so imho I'd say your event was not
a fiasco but a success for us in retrospect.

Warm regards,

Ashwin Baindur
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On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 12:31 PM, Sohan Maheshwar
<sohanmahesh...@gmail.com>wrote:

> I think the discussion has gone off on a bit of a tangent here.
>
> As far as the hospitality (or lack of it) goes, its not *that *big a deal
> and certainly does not deter me from conducting any academies in the
> future. (and it shouldn't deter Srikanth as well)
>
> That being said we should not overlook the fact that the 2 hour session
> was cut short to a paltry 1 hour (with interruptions in between) because
>
> a. The organizers arrived late.
> We were told the session would start at 9 and we there on time. The crowd
> trickled in by 9.30 and the organizers shortly after that.
>
> b. The internet wasn't working
> which is why we had to wait for the organizers. By the time the issue was
> solved, it was 10 am.
>
> c. One of the main sponsors (Temenos, for those who might be interested)
> had to give a presentation. Hence the organizers cut short the wikiAcademy
> to fit that presentation in.
>
> Thus we were forced to wind up by 11.10am. Which is hardly sufficient for
> even an introductory session.
>
> I think we all can agree that it isn't easy at all for a speaker with a
> set presentation, to adjust to this sort of sudden change. IMHO, Srikanth
> handled it well but few things were out of our hand.
>
> Cheers!
>
>
> On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 9:16 PM, Noopur <noopur.ra...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hey Srikanth,
>> Let's start fresh. I think you put in tremendous effort and it is a shame
>> that you put in so much of work and call it a great fiasco. In my humble
>> opinion, every experience is good to learn. I was simply asking you to
>> concentrate more on the session and tell us what was good and bad about it.
>> This will provide interesting insights and help us avoid more unpleasant
>> experience.
>> I am sorry if I sounded rude. All I wanted to know is whether the fest
>> was a fiasco or the interaction in the session. And I hope you don't stop
>> doing this work in the future.
>> Cheers
>> Noopur
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 9:08 PM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan <
>> parakara.gh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> An MoU is a Memorandum of Understanding, not Memorandum of Agreement.
>>> It's not a binding contract. Hence it was informal. Also, wasn't it me
>>> who told Nitika and Naveen bout the Mou in the first place? Makes it
>>> my fault. We should've said no at that point itself. I'll stay away
>>> till such time I earn a Laptop so I can follow Bala's practical
>>> methods.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Regards,
>>> Srikanth Ramakrishnan.
>>> Wikipedia Coimbatore Meetup on February 12th.
>>> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetup/Coimbatore
>>> Aliens invaded Tamil Nadu, left their Spacship and now it is a Toll
>>> Plaza.
>>>
>>> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:IVRCL-Vijayamangalam-Toll-Plaza.JPG
>>>
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>>
>>
>> --
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>> Student
>> Arts and Aesthetics
>> Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
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