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hisham On Mar 15, 2012, at 8:38 AM, Hisham wrote: > Gentle reminder. Do join in. > > hisham > > On Mar 11, 2012, at 6:41 AM, Hisham wrote: > >> Hi Folks >> >> One of the essential things that India Program needs to constantly work out >> is keeping the community informed of the work that we are doing - so that >> this work is clearer but also to help cross-pollinate ideas amongst a wider >> set of community members who might not have been engaged on specific village >> pump / talk page discussion or involved in particular activities (e.g. >> outreach events) or wikiprojects. >> >> We used to have a monthly IRC with the community and India Program. (For >> those who are not familiar with IRC, it is an Internet messaging system >> similar to a regular chat room. It's very simple to use and you can join in >> by clicking on the following link: >> http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#wikimedia-office.) I have been >> remiss in conducting these for the past few months - and I'd like to make >> amends by restarting, with a couple of modifications. >> >> a) I'd like to propose fortnightly instead of monthly. (I was wary of doing >> it any more frequently than monthly earlier because I didn't know if there >> would be enough on the plate to discuss. I have changed my mind now - >> because there is too much to discuss to cover in a single monthly session.) >> I'd like to propose that we do it in the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every >> month at 9pm IST (which is GMT + 0530) - THOUGH NOT THIS MONTH - BECAUSE I >> HAVE MISSED THE TIMELINE. Just for March, we will do it on March 15th and >> March 29th (both at 9pm IST which is GMT + 0530) >> b) I'd like to propose that we do it focussed on specific work streams >> instead of general. The reason I say this is that - as with many community >> meet-ups, folks will give time to attend a meet-up or participate in an IRC >> only if there is a topic of relevance to them. To that extent, we could do >> one IRC on Indic languages and one on Outreach & Communications. I'd start >> both the IRCs with a re-cap of India Programs activities for the fortnight >> (or so) prior to the IRC and forward from the IRC - and then we could talk >> about either Indic langauges or Outreach & Communications. >> >> The March 15th one will be focussed on Indic Languages and the one on March >> 29th will be on Outreach & Communications. >
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