Congratulations! Noopur.

warm regards,
Pradeep Mohandas

On 05/03/2012, Sohan Maheshwar <sohanmahesh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey Noopur
>
> Congratulations!
>
> On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 8:14 PM, Ram Shankar Yadav <ramshankarya...@gmail.com
>> wrote:
>
>> Congrats Noopur :)
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 7:49 PM, Pratik Lahoti
>> <pr4tiklah...@gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> Welcome and congratulations Noopur! You are indeed very inspiring! :)
>>>
>>> Best Wishes,
>>> Pratik Lahoti
>>> User:BPositive
>>>
>>> On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 7:19 PM, Hisham <his...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Dear All,
>>>>
>>>> I am pleased to announce that Noopur Raval
>>>> ([User:Noopur28<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Noopur28>]
>>>> has been selected as Consultant to the Wikimedia
>>>> Foundation<http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home>,
>>>> and will support Communications for India
>>>> Program<http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/India_Program>.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> This position will perform 4 key functions.  Firstly, it will support
>>>> communications with our community.  This involves a regular set of
>>>> updates
>>>> (such as newsletters) as well as specific communication projects such as
>>>> story-telling of local community initiatives (to document experiences,
>>>> celebrate successes and cross-pollinate ideas.)  This is *not* for
>>>> day-to-day program communications - which is a core part of each of our
>>>> responsibilities in the India Program team.  Second will be to support
>>>> media & PR for local community initiatives.  The single biggest
>>>> challenge
>>>> here will to be get more Indic language media coverage to support
>>>> community
>>>> building efforts. This will be done directly with community members and
>>>> also in co-ordination with the India Chapter <http://wikimedia.in/>'s
>>>> Communications
>>>> Media & PR team <http://members.wikimedia.in/Communications>.  The
>>>> third aspect is to build and expand existing community social networks
>>>> (such as WikimediaIndia <http://www.facebook.com/WikimediaIndia> on
>>>> facebook) and to help with the use of social networks to support
>>>> community
>>>> building.  Lastly, there is untapped potential of using digital outreach
>>>> -
>>>> to augment existing physical outreach efforts.  We need to (very, very
>>>> carefully) explore if we can reach out to our large and growing reader
>>>> base
>>>> and inform, encourage and enable them to become editors using online
>>>> channels and resources.
>>>>
>>>> Noopur is a community member and has supported outreach activities (in
>>>> Ahmedabad<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Takes_Ahmedabad>
>>>>  & Delhi <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Delhi/Delhi6>),
>>>> is a member of Delhi
>>>> SIG<http://members.wikimedia.in/City_and_Language_Special_Interest_Groups>
>>>> of
>>>> the Chapter, has participated in community collaborations like
>>>> Collaboration
>>>> of the Month <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:INCOTM> and has
>>>> been actively trying to start
>>>> GLAM<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Glam> in
>>>> India.
>>>>
>>>> Noopur is from Gandhinagar <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gandhinagar>
>>>> and
>>>> is graduating from
>>>> JNU<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jawaharlal_Nehru_University> with
>>>> a Master's in Arts & Aesthetics.  She has a triple honors Bachelor's
>>>> in Media Studies, Literature and Psychology from Christ College,
>>>> Bangalore <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christ_College,_Bangalore>.
>>>>  She has interned with Radio Mirchi, Times of India and the Centre for
>>>> Internet & Society (amongst others) - as well as done some teaching
>>>> assignments.  She is an active blogger (including for the India Art
>>>> Summit,
>>>> 2011.) She has published a novella and co-authored an anthology of
>>>> poems,
>>>> plays & short stories and has co-presented a paper on "Wikiwars" with
>>>> [User:Srikeit.]  She is also an amateur photographer and has contributed
>>>> to
>>>> Commons<http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Noopur28>
>>>> as
>>>> well as other platforms.
>>>>
>>>> The Communications position has taken a long time to fill.  The initial
>>>> call for selection was in
>>>> September<http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimediaindia-l/2011-September/004252.html>.
>>>>  I reported back to the community in
>>>> December<http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimediaindia-l/2011-December/006055.html>
>>>> that
>>>> I had failed to find the right candidate and hence the delay.  There
>>>> were a
>>>> number of deserving candidates and this selection has taken time because
>>>> of
>>>> the need to find the most suitable profile for a complex role.  This
>>>> role
>>>> requires the right mix of an academic foundation in communications,
>>>> domain
>>>> expertise as well as adequate familiarity with our community.  It also
>>>> requires adaptability and strong learning skills - because so much of
>>>> what
>>>> we are trying to do is pioneering.  I am confident that she brings the
>>>> right level of experience and competencies  - and I'm very excited by
>>>> the
>>>> opportunity of making a step jump in the impact of communications for
>>>> our
>>>> community.
>>>>
>>>> Do join me in welcoming Noopur.  She will start on March 12 and will be
>>>> based in New Delhi.
>>>>
>>>> Best
>>>>
>>>> hisham
>>>>
>>>>
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