Hey, I'd love to help out regarding this. Also being in Pune, it'll be quite easy for me also to travel to Goa.
I'd really like to get back to the movement with as much enthusiasm I had before. So I'd love to help out regarding this one. On Dec 8, 2012 1:12 PM, "Nitika Tandon" <ntan...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Dear All, > > I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Harriet Vidyasagar and > Frederick Noronha for helping us kick start Wikipedia activities in Goa. > They have put in a lot of hard work in the past few weeks to organise > Wikipedia events. So far we have 3 confirmed events between 12th Dec and > 14th Dec while they are still working on squeezing in more events during > these dates. I wanted to share details of these events with everyone and > also invite suggestions. > > *Details of events* > > 1. A WikiWorkshop to introduce students and a few faculty on how to > edit the Wikipedia on12th and 13th December from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm at Goa > University, computer lab. The lab has 24 computers and we will have about 6 > persons with laptops i.e a total of 30 persons. We got 60 registrations for > this event but since the lab has limited capacity we'll only be able to > accommodate first 30 registrations. We're trying to host another academy > for the remaining 30 sometime on the 14th provided we're able to arrange > for a venue. Even if no venue is available; we'll still try and do a small > talk with these registrations. We definitely don't want to loose out the > opportunity of touching base with 30 more interested people. > 2. We have a meeting scheduled with The Krishnadas Shama State Central > Library, Patto, Panjim on 13th morning from 10.30 to 12.30 noon to > discuss GLAM opportunities. > 3. Harriet and her team are still trying to organise the following: > > > - Public program to create awareness on about Wikipedia and how to > contribute at Central Library > - Event at NIE where all are invited on the topic of Wikimedia in > Schools and Wikipedia for Teachers > > *Calling for participation as volunteers* > * > * > Frederick is a long time Wikipedian who lives in Goa and will be available > to provide on ground support for these meetings. I wanted to check if we > can have 2 more or at least one more volunteer from Mumbai or Pune who > could come down to Goa for these events. CIS will be able to support > train/bus travel for these volunteers and Goa University will take care of > accommodation in their university guest house. Please respond at the > earliest so that we can make arrangements accordingly. > > Looking forward to hear from al of you. Thanks a ton! > > Regards, > Nitika > > > > On 07-Dec-2012, at 12:50 AM, Nitika Tandon wrote: > > > On 06-Dec-2012, at 1:21 PM, Frederick FN Noronha * फ्रेड्रिक नोरोन्या * > فريدريك نورونيا wrote: > > Dear Nitika, Is it possible to get in touch with others who have been > contributing to the Goa pages in the past? > > Absolutely! We can invite Wikipedians from Goa > <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Goan_Wikipedians> > and members of WikiProject Goa<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:GOA> > . > > Also, some of us have bandwidth problems here, otherwise we would have > contributed more. Is it possible to set up a small team to continue this > process, in Goa itself, after the workshop is done? > > The Central Library has a lot of space and tend to be supportive in such > work. Its Curator, Carlos Fernandes, was even supportive when Richard > Stallman of the FSF visited many years ago. They understand the importance > of creating sharable resources. At the library, you can spot some displays > of open journal websites, etc which researchers can freely access. You > could build on such synergies. > > We have a meeting scheduled with the State Central Library on the 13th Dec > at 10.30am. We can most definitely work out a plan with them. I'm hoping > you'll be able to join for this meeting too. > > I have raised a ticket to lift IP rate limit: > https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=42767. Hope it gets > resolved at the earliest. > > Thanks > Nitika > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > >
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