Reminder that we are starting in 15 minutes.
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On Mar 15, 2012, at 8:42 AM, Hisham wrote:
Gentle reminder. Do join in.
On Mar 11, 2012, at 7:03 AM, Hisham wrote:
> cross-posting to reach pan-community; apologies if you received it from other mailing
> Hi Folks,
> One of the essential things that India Program needs to constantly work out is
keeping the community informed of the work that we are doing - so that this work is
clearer but also to help cross-pollinate ideas amongst a wider set of community members
who might not have been engaged on specific village pump / talk page discussion or
involved in particular activities (e.g. outreach events) or wikiprojects.
> We used to have a monthly IRC with the community and India Program. (For those who
are not familiar with IRC, it is an Internet messaging system similar to a regular chat
room. It's very simple to use and you can join in by clicking on the following link:
.) I have been remiss in
conducting these for the past few months - and I'd like to make amends by restarting,
with a couple of modifications.
> a) I'd like to propose fortnightly instead of monthly. (I was wary of doing it
any more frequently than monthly earlier because I didn't know if there would be
enough on the plate to discuss. I have changed my mind now - because there is too much to
discuss to cover in a single monthly session.) I'd like to propose that we do it in
the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month at 9pm IST (which is GMT + 0530) - THOUGH NOT
THIS MONTH - BECAUSE I HAVE MISSED THE TIMELINE. Just for March, we will do it on March
15th and March 29th (both at 9pm IST which is GMT + 0530)
> b) I'd like to propose that we do it focussed on specific work streams instead of
general. The reason I say this is that - as with many community meet-ups, folks will give
time to attend a meet-up or participate in an IRC only if there is a topic of relevance to
them. To that extent, we could do one IRC on Indic languages and one on Outreach &
Communications. I'd start both the IRCs with a re-cap of India Programs activities
for the fortnight (or so) prior to the IRC and forward from the IRC - and then we could
talk about either Indic langauges or Outreach & Communications.
> The March 15th one will be focussed on Indic Languages and the one on March 29th will
be on Outreach & Communications.