I'm really excited to attend the Bangalore event tomorrow. I plan to
be there all day, so if you need my help with anything at all, please
let me know. I'm happy to help with whatever is needed.
See you tomorrow!
415.839.6885 x 635
There's a new gift from Pulkit Gupta for Wikipedia's tenth birthday. A few days
back, he got in touch with me through a common friend.
As a regular reader of technical articles in English Wikipedia, Pulkit saw the
big shortage in the coverage of academicians in India.
He wanted to fix it and had ideas for collecting data about professors to create
articles. I pointed him to the relevant policy pages on notability etc., and
helped him create a Wikiproject
He has done a lot more groundwork forming a team of volunteers and enlisting
the support of his professor at IIT-B to objectively frame notability
Let us welcome Pulkit and please support the WikiProject and help them reach
100% coverage in the coming year.
"That language is an instrument of human reason, and not merely a medium for
the expression of thought, is a truth generally admitted."
- George Boole, quoted in Iverson's Turing Award Lecture
[Press] : DNA : "Wikipedia India chapter to become a reality"
Please note some of the factual errors with the article :
1) The 10th anniversary gathering is on Saturday , not Thursday
2) I will forgive the journo for writing as Tinu Cheriyan instead of Cherian
but perhaps not Hari Prasad Nadig as Nadek.
3) The Anniversary venue is NIAS ( National Institute of Advanced studies )
, an institution behind IISc and not IISc itself. NIAS is related to IISc,
4) It is Wikimedia India Chapter , NOT Wikipedia India Chapter.
Altough I wanted the article to emphasize on the anniversary event ( to
drive people to participate in the event) , somehow the article focus went
to chapter, which was still yet to be announced on its formation.
The journalist is not the regular one in DNA newspaper ,whom I am usually in
touch with for Wikimedia/Wikipedia news and had to be educated on our
history , still he made some serious errors.
I have already communicated the errors to the journalist and he promptly
The *good thing* was that the article with emphasis on chapter came on the
exact day of announcement on its formation.
On January 15, 2011, Wikipedia will turn 10. Wikipedia communities
across the world will be celebrating the anniversary by organising
various events and activities to commemorate the tenth anniversary.
There will be celebrations in Pune also and you are all invited for the event.
Chief Global Development Officer of Wikimedia Foundation Mr Barry
Newstead will be present for the celebrations.
The meetup will be conducted on 15 January 2011 from 1830 - 2000 hrs,
at Symbiosis Institute of Computer Sciences and Research, Atur Centre,
Model Colony. Room No 707. 7th floor.
Please checkout the details of the event here:
Do join the celebrations!!
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Bishakha Datta <bishakhadatta(a)gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 9:41 AM
It was wonderful waking up to this:
The only casualty of the bad phone connection is the number of wikipedia
users - 410 million each month, not 10 million.
In any event, enjoyed the article and look forward to seeing you at the