This is a link I recommend you to bookmark.
This list is useful for outreach & also whenever someone needs Wiki-Help in
a particular city. It would be great if Wikipedians could update this
We have the following completely unrepresented states/UTs:
* Andaman & Nicobar Islands
* Arunachal Pradesh
* Dadra, Nagar & Haveli
* Daman & Diu
* Himachal Pradesh
* Jammu & Kashmir
* Jharkhand (AngPradesh is in Mumbai)
* Punjab (oye, ye ki hoya!)
* Uttar Pradesh
Okay, all you admins, please update your status (Mikey my boy, that means
Abroad, we dont have Indic Wikipedians listed for:
* Asia (other than India)
* Middle East
* North America
* South America
Unless you would like to stay off list, of course that's acceptable too.
May I also request Tinu / list admins to please forward it all the Indic
language & city Wikimedia lists. We need this resource to be as
comprehensible as possible.
For a year or more I have been looking for an individual grant to buy a
simple image scanner.
My most recent application was at Ta Wikipedia
>From that application:, I need a scanner regularly, so I would not be able
to do all works in a particular period (for example, someone says, "take a
scanner for two weeks and return after that)
Can anyone give me oive me one?
Please join me in wishing a fond farewell for Sowmyan as he is getting
relieved from his role as an Executive Manager for Wikimedia India
His 40 years of experience and wisdom served the movement well when we were
going through a crucial phase. Those who were closely involved with the
chapter operations know that he went many miles beyond the call of his
Sowmyan has promised to serve the movement as a community member and I
greatly look forward to it.
As many of you may know Bengali Wikipedia completed 10 Years on March 2014.
To celebrate this historic milestone the Bengali Wikimedia Community has
planned to meet over for two days Bengali Wikipedia 10th Anniversary
Celebration Conference during January 9 and 10, 2015 in Kolkata. We have
also undertaken a series of On-Wiki and Off-Wiki activities. It will the
gathering of users of two nation ( India & Bangladesh) and well wishers of
Bengali Wikimedia projects. Please click here
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/BN10> to go to the official page to see
more details. .
This conference is our first attempt to invite and host selected members
from other Indian Wikipedia communities. We are planning to invite our
friends and well-wishers from most of all active Indic language wiki
communities in India to this most auspicious occasion hosted by Bengali
Wikimedia community! We are also planning to arrange few 30 scholarships
for non-Bengali Indic Wikimedians who are interested in participating in
this event. With all these, we expect coming year’s conference shall
become the largest outreach program any Indian wiki community have ever
As a part of Conference, we are organizing edit-a-thons, a conference of
students interested in Wikimedia projects, a meetup of youth interested in
Wikimedia projects, photography contest and Workshop/Hackathon.
We cordially invite you to participate in Conference to share your
experiences, to connect with your peers and create partnerships thereby
strengthening the Indian Wikimedia community.
To participate in Conference, please register here
To participate in Conference as a speaker please submit your paper here
To participate Photography Contest , click here
Looking forward to meeting you in Kolkata from 9-10 January, 2015!
On behalf of Bengali Wikimedia Community,
User: jayantanth on Wikimedia projects
Today Odia Wikimedia community is celebrating "Odia Wikisource Sabha 2014". This is to celebrate the success of getting the project out of incubation last month, getting about 65 Odia books relicensed under CC-by-SA licenses, and rolling out a short term and the first Odia Wikisource project at Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) Bhubaneswar.
Date, time and venue:
28 October 2014
3 - 7:30 pm
Jayadev Bhawan (Soochana Bhawan), Bhubaneswar
Event page: https://or.wikipedia.org/s/qtn
Join us if you are in Bhubaneswar! :)
Programme Officer, Access To Knowledge
Centre for Internet and Society
Completely agree with Dr. Abhiraj that we need the guidance and support of
each and every community member for making the Wikimedia India Chapter even
stronger & better.
The Proposed roadmap discussed in the community consultation will be our
primary focus in the EC.
On Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 11:37 AM, Dr. Abhiraj Suryawanshi <
> Dear Wikimedia India Members and Community,
> Thank you so much for giving us opportunity to serve Wikimedia Mission.
> Special thanks to Election committee as well as everyone involved in
> election process.
> Wikimedia India Chapter is becoming truly Indian in character with diverse
> representation In Executive Committee.
> Current demographics of Wikimedia Executive Committee :
> (7 members from 6 different states)
> - Mr. Jayanta Nath : West Bengal
> - Dr. Ekbal Bappukunju : K
> - Dr. Abhiraj Suryawanshi : Maharashtra
> - Mr. Sanket Oswal : Rajasthan
> - Mr. Nikhil Kawale :
> Madhya Pradesh
> - Mr. Yohan Thomas : Kerala
> - Ms. Priyanka Tiwari : Uttar Pradesh
> Though most of them might be staying in another cities/states for
> educational or professional reasons, they actually represent their native
> places and truly length and breadth of India.
> We are looking forward to work with Community as well as Wikimedia
> Our primary focus for term will be to follow *'Proposed Road map for
> Wikimedia work in India'*.
> We need your valuable guidance and support to make Wikimedia India Chapter
> much stronger and diverse and to make it reach to every nuke and corner of
> Indian territory.
> Best Regards,
> Dr. Abhiraj Suryawanshi.
> Executive Committee Member,
> Wikimedia India Chapter.
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A great idea. Would be great if we could try it in India.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: "Christophe Henner" <christophe.henner(a)gmail.com>
> Date: 24-Nov-2014 11:52 pm
> Subject: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia France] WikiCheese crowdfunding - Let's
photograph 'em all
> To: "Wikimedia Mailing List" <wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
> Good news everyone,
> Cheese articles are gonna get improved!
> As french, it was dreadful for us to see so few illustrations of cheese on
> Wikipedia. This is about to change.
> A group of french Wikimedians, lead by Pierre-Yves Beaudouin, designed a
> project to photograph many cheeses, up to 200 for the moment.
> This project is perticular as we aim to have it found through a french
> crowdfunding platform, KissKissBankBank.
> Of course Wikimedia France could have funded it itself, but we wanted to
> use the project as a way to get the larger audience aware of their ability
> to contribute and to give a fun image of contributing.
> The project in few words iss follow :
> * 10 cheeses per session
> * During the session the cheeses are photographed and their articles
> * During the sessions experimented wikimedian would train new editors
> * At every session every participant would enjoy eating good cheese too
> If you want to read more, or even contribute, about the project you can go
> on KissKissBankBank :
> If you have any questions, please feel free to shoot them on or off list.
> All the best,
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