On Sat, Oct 13, 2012 at 11:33 AM, Vickram Crishna
> Great. Just one question - do we have a cross-country statistic on per
> capita contribution for wlm?
Stats on WLM are @
> And a request to list members – please circulate key parts of Naveen's
> report to journalists of your acquaintance.
> Fool On The Hill
> "The cameras were all around. We've got you taped; you're in the play.
> Here's your I.D. (Ideal for identifying one and all.)
> Invest your life in the memory bank; ours the interest and we thank you."
> Jethro Tull: A Passion Play (1973)
> On Oct 13, 2012 8:40 AM, "Naveen Francis" <navee...@wikimedia.in> wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> Greetings from Wikimedia India !
>> Organisational Updates
>> The second Annual General body meeting was held on 23 Sep 2012. Annual
>> report for
>> released on the occasion.
>> Elections were conducted during the AGM. Karthik Nadar Nikita Belavate,
>> Pranav Curumsey, Srikanth Ramakrishnan and Viswa Prabha were declared
>> Membership as of 30 Sep, 2012 is 126. M/s Arnion Technologies Pvt Ltd,
>> Ahmedabad became the first institutional member, following the grant of
>> membership on 19 Sep 2012.
>> Amount of donations processed during the month is Rs Nil.
>> *Board Meetings:*
>> Board did not have in person meetings in September.However AGM was
>> attended by five EC members.
>> *WikiConference 2011*
>> Conference Audit
>> along with Chapter Audit report during AGM on 23 Sep 2012
>> *Executive Manager*
>> EC after an exhaustive search and selection process has appointed Sowmyan
>> Tirumurti as Executive Manager of the organisation. This is the first
>> position to be staffed. Mr Sowmyan has over 40 years of experience in
>> Aerospace, and Computer peripherals industry. He has worked with Indian
>> Space Research Organization, DCM Data Products, ORG Systems, TVS
>> Electronics, and Honeywell Technology Solutions in India. He has held roles
>> related to R&D management, Quality improvement, Cost improvement,
>> Marketing, Sales and service support, Strategy planning, Supply chain
>> management, Contract management, and Compliance monitoring.
>> After retiring from Honeywell Technology Solutions in 2008, he has
>> explored many web based content delivery methodologies meant for continuing
>> education. He has promoted webcasting at low bandwidth, created a web site
>> for lessons on Six sigma and Hoshin kanri, taught Japanese language through
>> a Youtube channel, and attended Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) on
>> Coursera and Udacity.
>> Sowmyan joined Wikimedia India on 1st October 2012 as Executive Manager
>> based in Bangalore. His primary role is to support the members and the
>> community in organizing and running the various promotion programs.
>> Sowmyan's photo is at http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Staff
>> Wiki loves monuments
>> Here are some statistics and updates from India:
>> - 16,796 photos have been uploaded from India thanks to Wiki Loves
>> Monuments 2012.
>> - There were 2,230 participants from the country, meaning India had
>> by far the most participants.
>> - Anupamg <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Anupamg>,
>> Maari <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Thamizhpparithi_Maari>,
>> Sthitaprajna <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Sthitaprajna>,
>> Darwinacitizen <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Darwinacitizen>and
>> Vu2sga <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Vu2sga> were the top
>> five contributors from India.
>> - Taj Mahal(Indian Monument N-UP-A28-a) is the world wide winner - a
>> monument which was clicked by maximum no of photographers. It was
>> photographed by 114 different users in Wiki Loves Monuments 2012.
>> First round of filtering is going on and it is expected to be completed
>> by Oct 15,2012.
>> Community & Special Interest Groups
>> - AGM,23 Sep 2012 See blog
>> - Wiki Academy at IIT, Madras, 6 Oct 2012.
>> *Upcoming Events*
>> - 50th Bangalore Meetup.
>> - New EC induction program is being planned for 13-16th at Bangalore.
>> New office bearer election and induction of new EC members by outgoing EC
>> members on various aspects of running the organisation and planning for
>> 2012-13 are the expected major outcomes from this meeting.
>> A round-up of Wikimedia events, academies and initiatives around the
>> nation are updated here <http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Events>.
>> Media Coverage
>> No much media coverage this month.
>> Grants Funded
>> No grant requests.
>> We look forward to your continued support and active participation.
>> On behalf of Wikimedia Chapter (India)
>> Naveen Francis
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