Hmm, I think there should be a Bangladesh mailing list? Perhaps we can know
from that.


Swaroop Rao
(MikeLynch <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:MikeLynch>)



On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 10:59, Adethya Sudarsanan <adethyas...@gmail.com>wrote:

> Dear All,
>
> is there any means to know about the events happening in our neighbours
> house?.. like th one Unconference thing in B'desh?
>
> if there is any, can we have some one representing our India in those
> events..
>
> Jus a suggestion and curiosity. correct if i am wrong.
>
> Best,
> Ade.
>
> On 12 March 2012 11:49, Anirudh Bhati <anirudh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Forwarding a report published by Wikimedia Bangladesh regarding an
>> unconference organized in Chittagong.  According to Tanvir, at least 300
>> participants attended.
>>
>>  ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Tanvir Rahman <wikitan...@gmail.com>
>> Date: Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 11:44 AM
>> Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] Bangla Wikipedia Unconference 2012 in
>> Chittagong
>> To: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List <foundatio...@lists.wikimedia.org>
>>
>>
>> Hello everyone,
>>
>> I am so pleased to announce that Wikimedia Bangladesh, with the help of
>> Independent University, Bangladesh, Chittagong, and Bangladesh Open Source
>> Network, organized the first Bangla Wikipedia Unconference 2012 [1] in
>> Chittagong [2] to promote Bangla Wikipedia [3] in Bangladesh. This
>> outreach
>> event was held in 2 and 3 of March and was attended by around 300
>> participants. It was first big-level program of Wikimedia Bangladesh and
>> it
>> was outside of the Dhaka (the capital) to focus on country-wide outreach.
>> We called it an "unconference" to give it a less formal look and to make
>> the appearance more welcoming.
>>
>> This two days event was inaugurated by the Chittagong City Mayor and and
>> in
>> the last it was attended by the Since and Technology minister of
>> Bangladesh
>> Government. It was also attended by some other popular public figures,
>> writers, and university professors, and media personalties. During the
>> unconference we had events like workshops, photo exhibition, cultural
>> program, seminars, article writing contest, etc. We had several teams from
>> the schools, colleges, and universities in Chittagong as team
>> participants.
>> The unconference was hosted by Chittagong campus of Independent
>> University,
>> Bangladesh. You can see the some of the images of the events in the
>> Commons
>> category [4].
>>
>> Because of the presence of the popular public figures and government
>> officials, the event got a significant amount of media coverage in
>> national
>> print and electronic media. We also even had billboards in the city's main
>> crossings to let people know about Bangla Wikipedia which was the main
>> purpose of this event and current strategic priority of Wikimedia
>> Bangladesh.
>>
>> Wikimedia Bangladesh wants to thank everyone who supported us. We want to
>> thank our sponsors and donors who helped us to arrange this big event. We
>> want thank Wikimedia Foundation director Sue Gardner for her nice video
>> speech that we screened in the inaugural ceremony. And of course to our
>> participants, who eventually made this effort a success. And I apologize
>> to
>> let you guys know about this event in late. We are still working on
>> putting
>> everything on wiki.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Tanvir Rahman
>> Wikitanvir on Wikimedia
>> Secretary,
>> Wikimedia Bangladesh
>>
>> [1] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Bangla_Wikipedia_Unconference_2012
>> [2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chittagong
>> [3] http://bn.wikipedia.org
>> [4]
>>
>> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Bangla_Wikipedia_Unconference_2012
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