To everyone involved in this passionate push, thank you!

regards
Arun

Arun Ramarathnam
Bangalore, India
www.arunram.net | www.twitter.com/arunram



On Sat, Dec 8, 2012 at 3:42 PM, Outofindia <outofin...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks Nitika
>
> The person who deserves all the credit and has really worked to make
> it possible and pull it together is Prof "Alito Siqueira" of the Goa
> University.
>
> Ref accommodation for volunteers please reconfirm with who ever you
> have been talking to.
> As far as I know, currently  two rooms have been booked for you and me
> at the University Guest House. December is a tourist filled month in
> Goa so the accommodation needs to be confirmed in advance.
>
> If we don't have a formal venue...the steps of the Panjim church in
> the city square, in the moonlight or street lights with laptops is a
> great place to work. Prof. GN and I have worked there before! We have
> a picture too:)
>
> Regards
>
> Harriet
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On 12/8/12, 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
> > 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.
> > 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.
> > 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 and members of
> WikiProject
> >> 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
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
> --
>
>
>
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>
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  • ... Pradeep Nair
    • ... Nitika Tandon
      • ... Vickram Crishna
        • ... Frederick FN Noronha * फ्रेड्रिक नोरोन्या * فريدريك نورونيا
          • ... Nitika Tandon
            • ... Nitika Tandon
              • ... Debanjan Bandyopadhyay
              • ... Outofindia
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