Heya, since I was unable to join in yesterday, can I have a link to the

On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 8:45 PM, Hisham <his...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> We're starting in 15 minutes at 9pm IST.
> Speak soon.
> *hisham*
> On Mar 22, 2012, at 7:14 AM, Hisham wrote:
> Dear All
> Reminder that there's an IRC for the community with India Program on 22nd
> March at 9:00 pm IST in #wikimedia-office.  This session is an open house
> with no specific topics to be discussed. (This was scheduled because we ran
> out of time in the previous IRC.  To avoid spamming lists, I won't be
> sending this to any other lists apart from this one.  Please do share this
> mail with whoever you know might be interested.
> (To join the IRC, all you have to do is go to:
> http://webchat.freenode.net/  and enter a nickname ( it does not require
> prior registration) and enter #wikimedia-office as the channel name.)
> I'll send a reminder 15 minutes before the session.
> *hisham*
> On Mar 17, 2012, at 7:35 PM, Hisham wrote:
> Here's the 
> link<http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_-_India_Programs/IRC_meeting_2012-03-15>
>  that
> gives the log of this meeting - for those who couldn't attend.
> As planned, the major topic of discussion was the Indic Languages
> initiatives.  We talked about the overall approach that Shiju has been
> following with several dozen community members.  We walked through the
>  Medical project - currently underway in 
> Assamese<http://as.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%A7%B1%E0%A6%BF%E0%A6%95%E0%A6%BF%E0%A6%AA%E0%A6%BF%E0%A6%A1%E0%A6%BF%E0%A6%AF%E0%A6%BC%E0%A6%BE:%E0%A7%B1%E0%A6%BF%E0%A6%95%E0%A6%BF%E0%A6%AA%E0%A7%8D%E0%A7%B0%E0%A6%95%E0%A6%B2%E0%A7%8D%E0%A6%AA_%E0%A6%9A%E0%A6%BF%E0%A6%95%E0%A6%BF%E0%A7%8E%E0%A6%B8%E0%A6%BE%E0%A6%AC%E0%A6%BF%E0%A6%9C%E0%A7%8D%E0%A6%9E%E0%A6%BE%E0%A6%A8>
> , 
> Telugu<http://te.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%B0%B5%E0%B0%BF%E0%B0%95%E0%B1%80%E0%B0%AA%E0%B1%80%E0%B0%A1%E0%B0%BF%E0%B0%AF%E0%B0%BE:WikiProject/Medicine>
> , Oriya 
> (Odia)<http://or.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%AC%89%E0%AC%87%E0%AC%95%E0%AC%BF%E0%AC%AA%E0%AC%BF%E0%AC%A1%E0%AC%BC%E0%AC%BF%E0%AC%86:%E0%AC%89%E0%AC%87%E0%AC%95%E0%AC%BF%E0%AC%AA%E0%AD%8D%E0%AC%B0%E0%AC%95%E0%AC%B3%E0%AD%8D%E0%AC%AA_%E0%AC%9A%E0%AC%BF%E0%AC%95%E0%AC%BF%E0%AC%A4%E0%AD%8D%E0%AC%B8%E0%AC%BE%E0%AC%AC%E0%AC%BF%E0%AC%9C%E0%AD%8D%E0%AC%9E%E0%AC%BE%E0%AC%A8>
>  & 
> Malayalam<http://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%B4%B5%E0%B4%BF%E0%B4%95%E0%B5%8D%E0%B4%95%E0%B4%BF%E0%B4%AA%E0%B5%80%E0%B4%A1%E0%B4%BF%E0%B4%AF:%E0%B4%B5%E0%B4%BF%E0%B4%95%E0%B5%8D%E0%B4%95%E0%B4%BF%E0%B4%AA%E0%B4%A6%E0%B5%8D%E0%B4%A7%E0%B4%A4%E0%B4%BF/%E0%B4%B5%E0%B5%88%E0%B4%A6%E0%B5%8D%E0%B4%AF%E0%B4%B6%E0%B4%BE%E0%B4%B8%E0%B5%8D%E0%B4%A4%E0%B5%8D%E0%B4%B0%E0%B4%82>.
>  (This seeks to create vital articles in Indic wikis with the help of
> community members with medical/healthcare background, or users who are
> interested in healthcare articles.)  During the IRC, Jayanta informed us
> that the Bengali community have also started 
> it<http://bn.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:MED>
> - which is great.   We also discussed the Translated Articles Enhancement
> Project<http://kn.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%B2%B5%E0%B2%BF%E0%B2%95%E0%B2%BF%E0%B2%AA%E0%B3%80%E0%B2%A1%E0%B2%BF%E0%B2%AF:%E0%B2%85%E0%B2%A8%E0%B3%81%E0%B2%B5%E0%B2%BE%E0%B2%A6%E0%B2%97%E0%B3%8A%E0%B2%82%E0%B2%A1_%E0%B2%B2%E0%B3%87%E0%B2%96%E0%B2%A8%E0%B2%97%E0%B2%B3_%E0%B2%B8%E0%B2%82%E0%B2%B5%E0%B2%B0%E0%B3%8D%E0%B2%A7%E0%B2%A8%E0%B2%BE_%E0%B2%AF%E0%B3%8B%E0%B2%9C%E0%B2%A8%E0%B3%86>
>  which
> has been started by the Kannada community.
> Thank you to every one but a special thank you to the new folks who came
> on today.  It's always nice to see new faces!
> We ran out of time on this IRC.   As discussed, I would like to suggest
> Thursday March 22nd @9pm IST for another IRC.  (This is in addition to the
> IRC planned for March 29th.)  The March 22nd IRCwill be an open house - and
> will not therefore have a predetermined agenda.
> As always, do visit the India Program 
> page<http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/India_Program> for
> more information on everything we do.
> Best
> *hisham*
> On Mar 15, 2012, at 8:45 PM, Hisham wrote:
> Reminder that we are starting in 15 minutes.
> Do join in!  Details below.
> *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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