ಕನ್ನಡ ವಿಕಿಪೀಡಿಯಾದ ಅನೇಕ ಯೋಜನೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಕೆಲಸ ಮಾಡಿದ, ಗುರುತಿಟ್ಟುಕೊಳ್ಳಬಹುದಾದ,
ಅತ್ಯಮೂಲ್ಯ ಸಂಪಾದಕರುಗಳಿಗೆ ವಿಕಿಪೀಡಿಯಾ ಇಂಡಿಯಾ ದ ಮೊದಲನೆ ಅಧಿವೇಶನದಲ್ಲಿ ಗೌರವಿಸಲು
ನೀವು ನಿಮ್ಮ ನೆಚ್ಚಿನ ವಿಕಿಪೀಡಿಯಾ ಸಂಪಾದಕರನ್ನು ಈ ಗೌರವಕ್ಕೆ ಸೂಚಿಸಬಹುದು, ಅಥವಾ ನೀವೇ
ಬಹಳಷ್ಟು ಸಮಯ ವಿಕಿಪೀಡಿಯಾಗೆ ಮುಡಿಪಾಗಿಟ್ಟಿದ್ದು ಈ ಗೌರವಕ್ಕೆ ಅಱರು ಎಂದೆನಿಸಿದಲ್ಲಿ
ಸ್ವತ: ತಮ್ಮ ಹೆಸರನ್ನು ಕೂಡ ಸೂಚಿಸಬಹುದು. ವಿಕಿಪೀಡಿಯಾ ಇಂಡಿಯಾದ ವಿಕಿಯ ಮೂಲಕ ಹೆಸರನ್ನು
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As you might be aware, the Consultant, Team Support position is to be filled as part of the India Programs team. (http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimediaindia-l/2011-September/004251….)
I am really pleased and excited to announce that Subhashish Panigrahi has agreed to join as Consultant, Community & Program Support.
Some of you might know Subhashish (or Subha as he's also called.) He is all of 23 and a wonderful Wikimedian from Odisha. He has a BE in Biotechnology from Sapthagiri College of Engineering, Bangalore. He has worked for about 1 1/2 years in business development and is currently based in Bangalore. He's been an active Wikimedian since a friend of his attended a Wikipedia 10th event in Bangalore in January and told Subha about Wikipedia. Subha then spent considerable time - quite a bit of it in Shiju Alex's living room apparently :-) - learning about Wikipedia. Since then, he's been on fire! He's helped the Bangalore community organise the monthly meet-ups, been a central figure in building community & momentum for Odia Wikipedia and has conducted outreach programs for Odia projects back home in Odisha as well as in Bangalore. He's also been helping out other projects and communities; a couple of weekends ago he was in Chennai conducting a WikiAcademy there. He is a fantastically inspiring example of a complete outsider being welcomed into the family, having his hand held in his growth as a newbie, charging forward taking responsibility & ownership and then spreading his skills & knowledge to others. He is also one of the sweetest human beings I have ever met. He is a perfect example of the Wikimedia Dream.
His interests (outside of Wikimedia) are cooking, graphic design and handwriting analysis. (I bet most of you who know Subha don't know that last bit about him. So the next time you see him, show him your writing and get him to reveal your deep dark secrets!) He has also been involved with campaigns for social work during the floods and cholera outbreak in Odisha and been involved with a Odisha community organisation, eOdissa.com.
Originally, the Consultant, Team Support position (http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_-_India_Programs#Team_S…) was to manage the back-end aspects of India Programs (basic accounting, basic personnel management, office administration, travel support, expense statement management, logistics support for the community, etc.) I have been looking at the actual work load involved and I do not think this is a full time role. The functions listed are essential and need to be done - but there is an opportunity to improve the richness of the position and it's value to the community. I'm therefore proposing that the Consultant, Team Support be redesignated to Consultant, Community & Program Support. I envisage this position to have about 1/3 of time spent on the back-end work listed above but 2/3 of time can be very productively utilised supporting community efforts - such as helping community building & outreach and supporting community-led initiatives. An important consideration I have for this redesignation is after looking at the specific skills that Subha brings to the table; I want to make sure that he has the required space to realise his potential and to support the community and movement.
Subha will of course continue to pursue his personal voluntary work for and as part of the Wikimedia community. The one question that he emphasized during the selection process was whether he would retain the flexibility to continue to pursue his personal passions on Wikimedia; the answer he got was a loud Y-E-S!!! :-) I'm delighted to have another community member joining the team.
He'll formally start in Delhi on January 9th 2012.
Do join me in welcoming him.
I am sharing the statistical report of Indian language wiki projects for
the month of 2011 October. It is available here.
Some interesting facts that I discovered this month are:
- Nearly *4.3 crore* readers are there for all Indic language
wikipedias! This number is huge and increased by nearly 1/3 in just 1
month! So Indic wikis has huge reader base.
- Marathi wiki community has increased its active editor base by nearly
33% in just 1 month.
- Sanskrit wikipedia has been amongst the shining stars of *all* Indic
language wikipedias in terms of adding new articles (12 new articles every
day in October) and edits per article (nearly 18 edits across all articles,
old and new.)
You can find more interesting facts from the report at
As part of my discussion with Indic language Wikipedians I spoke with few
Kannada wikipedians. I have summarized the discussion in meta wiki. It is
Kannada with more than 4 crore speakers and is one of the 22 scheduled
languages of india. Kannada is primarily spoken in the Indian state
Kannada Wikipedia has a very interesting heritage. This is the community
that started Wiki outreach programs in India. In fact, the first Indic
wiki workshop that I am aware of was organized by HPN way back in 2004! A lot
of interesting things happened for a while and there was a time when Kannda
has a vibrant 40+ strong community.
However, off late, things appear to have slowed down and the number of
active editors is on a relative decline. Having said that, the seeds have
already been sown in this community and I am confident that with a little
nurturing, we can see activism in Kannada wikipedia coming back. I am
basing my optimism on Kananda Wiktionary -where the community has taken it
to the 2nd largest wiktionary in the country. There is much activism
happening around kannada wiktionary. In Kannada wikipedia I got opportunity
to interact with high prolific editors like User:Radhatanaya who is
silently doing wonderful job.
Kannada wikipedia has more than 11,000 articles now and kannada wiktionary
has whopping 1,50,000 entries (making it the second biggest Wiktionary
among Indic language wiktionaries).
Kindly read the experience of Kannada Wikimedians at: