Hope you all are doing well.
As you all may know the Open Community Call, a community call for South
Asian Community members, once every month which started as an initiative of
WikiConference India 2023 is scheduled to happen on 19 November 2023.
Starting from this call, we are planning to make some changes in the format
of the Open Community Call to give a new direction and focus on holding
conversations that are important for the communities in the South Asia
Region besides open space to share the ongoing activities among the
The detailed changes will be discussed during the upcoming Open Community
Call. The agenda, Etherpad, call timings, and meeting link are available on
the meta page
Please add the following to your respective calendars and we look forward
to seeing you on the call.
[OCC] Open Community Call
Date: 19 November 2023
Time: 1800-1900 [6 pm to 7 pm] (IST)
Google Link: https://meet.google.com/ubk-ugun-qzu
Please join the General Chat telegram group <https://t.me/+X9RLByiOxpAyNDZl>
to share your ideas, thoughts, inputs, suggestions, or questions.
Alternatively, you can also leave us a message on the talk page
Look forward to connecting with you all,
Hey! If you are interested in joining these calls, click on this public link
and add the “Open Community Call” to get meeting invitations directly to
your calendar so that you don't miss out on any of our future calls. If you
are interested in moderating one of these calls, you can sign up under
We are happy to announce the Indic Wikimedia Hackathon 2023 by Indic
MediaWiki Developers User Group!
This exciting event is set to take place on the 16-17 December 2023. We
invite all enthusiastic contributors, developers, translators, designers,
technical writers, and anyone passionate about Wikimedia's technical spaces
to join us.
- Dates: 16, 17 December 2023
- Location: Pondicherry, India
- Event Page:
*At the Indic Wikimedia Hackathon 2023, you can:*
- Collaborate on technical projects
- Contribute to Wikimedia's development
- Address technical challenges and bugs
- Brainstorm tooling ideas
- Network with fellow contributors
The event is for everyone who contributes to Wikimedia’s technical spaces,
code developers, maintainers, translators, designers, technical writers and
other related technical aspects. Along with that, contributors who don't
necessarily contribute to technical spaces but have good understanding of
issues on wikis and can work with developers in addressing them can join
too. You can come with a project in mind, join an existing project, or
create something new with others. The goal of this event is to bring
together technical contributors from India to resolve pending technical
issues, bugs, brainstorm on tooling ideas, and foster connections between
Scholarships are offered to assist you in attending the event, which will
cover expenses such as travel, accommodation, food, and related costs.
for scholarship applications is 15 October 2023 (Sunday)*.
Please apply at
We look forward to your active involvement in the Indic Wikimedia Hackathon
2023 as we come together to enhance Wikimedia's technical spaces and build
Indic MediaWiki Developers UG