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 lists already
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.