Great idea! Nitika, the need of the hour! Real outreach sessions are
preferable, but this is a good substitute in many cases. I feel we should
have a variety of options/resources/tools for dealing with different
sessions.

Warm regards,

Ashwin Baindur
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On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 8:57 PM, Nitika <ntan...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Hi Folks,
>
> I was thinking of experimenting conducting online outreach.  I want to try
> out if we can do an effective outreach event using a google+ (video)
> hangout.  Virtual outreach has a number of advantages:
>
> * No investment of time/effort/cost in travel
> * Personal attention to each participant (because of individual
> video/screenshare facilities.)
> * No complications of no laptops available at the venue or a limit on
> creating user names from a single IP address during the event
> * Lower dependency on institutions/college fests to organize an event for
> us.
> * Not limited by physical presence. Sitting in Kanyakumari,  one can
> conduct outreach for interested folks in Kashmir!
>
> This is just a trial to test if online outreach is effective, doable and
> manageable. This could be one of the ways forward!  (Potentially, we could
> have more community members doing more events with a more diverse audience.)
>
> I'm really excited.  Fingers crossed!
>
> Thanks
> Nitika
>
>
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