Hello all,

I attended the Wikipedia 10th anniversary celebration with the expectation that something like this would be active in Chennai.  I can participate and support the activities for such a group. Leading such an activity would not be possible because of my lack of experience in editing Wikipedia.


On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 3:17 PM, Srikanth Lakshmanan <srik.lak@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello all,

The tenth anniversary Wikipedia meetup went on successfully. I have posted a brief summary here[1]. I would like to thank Manian,Mahir,Parithimathi,Ravichandar,Theni Subramani for their efforts in making the meetup successful.Keeping the momentum,at this juncture I would like to propose monthly meetups focusing in detail on editing / contributions apart from Introduction to Wikipedia. Meetups however small will help in sharing ideas,experiences, how-tos in the Wiki world would be useful for wikipedians.

I would like to share the success story of Bangalore meetups here. Every second sunday Bangalore wikipedians meet and share things related to Wiki-world activities. A typical meetup would have one / two persons doing a talk for 30 minutes each and then will have discussions. We also had Skype discussions from Wikipedians across the globe. The talks can be at any level of expertise starting from getting introduced to editing or even advanced topics like bot creation etc. The series of meetups helped us over a period of one year to have ~25 people contributing to Wikipedia with additional level of expertise. We would also have introduced to Wikipedia to over 200 people easily who attend one or the other meetups. I think its time we do a similar exercise in Chennai as well.

I request someone from Chennai to take the lead and start the meetups. I could help in getting a venue. All that is required is atleast 3 - 4 people committing their Sunday afternoon for Wikipedia and am sure the initiative will be a successful one :)

[1] http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimediaindia-l/2011-January/001761.html


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