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.
I am happy to announce, chandigarh hackathon WCI2016, close with 7
application, which is useful to all community.
*1)* *WikiSpeak with native language :* (Hindi) (*Web Application* + *Android
*2)* *Edit Tamil Wiktionary **(Tamil community request)** :* - (*Android
*3)* *Audio file upload to WikiData (Punjabi community request) :* (*Android
*4) Wikipedia articles on google map :* find wikipedia articles on google
map (with latitude and longitude) as per city.
*5) OCR (Native Application) *: Convert scanned book copy to Indian
language text with google doc (Tested for Hindi and Malayalam).
*6) Communication platform[WebRTC] (Web Application)* : Community used this
to talk or conference (Audio/video web conferencing application)
*7) Notification (Event based)* : showing popup on event eg (If recent
changes happen, It will show popup which article was updated)
Thank you all participant. who participate in hackathon and deliver a big
*Note : I will share code, links and other details very shortly.*
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Begin forwarded message:
> From: "Art + Feminism" <info(a)artandfeminism.org>
> Date: 28 November 2016 at 3:03:07 AM IST
> To: abhinav.srivastava(a)wikimedia.in
> Subject: Art+Feminism is Hiring: Program Coordinator Wanted
> Dear Art+Feminism organizer,
> We are writing to let you know that we are hiring! We were awarded a grant from the Wikimedia Foundation amounting to almost $100,000. Some of those funds will go to hiring a Program Coordinator to help better serve our community.
> Please forward the description onto anyone you think would be interested in the role. Or direct them to our website: http://www.artandfeminism.org/program-coordinator/. If they apply, have them note who directed them to our attention. Application review will begin in two weeks.
> In solidarity,
> Siân + Jackie + Michael
> Organization: Art+Feminism
> Website: http://www.artandfeminism.org/
> Position Type: Part Time Temporary
> Position Tite: Program Coordinator
> Position Description
> The Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon seeks a Program Coordinator to support the exponential growth of our global initiative.
> Art+Feminism is an award winning campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia, and to encourage female editorship. Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. We organize an annual editathon in March; at our 2016 Edit-a-thon, 2,500 participants convened at 180 locations on all 6 inhabited continents to create or improve over 3,500 articles. Our annual edit-a-thons have been widely covered by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, ARTnews, and Art in America amongst over one hundred others. Our organizing practices are horizontal and rhizomatic and our feminism is trans-inclusive and intersectional.
> The Program Coordinator will play a key role in the development and success of a project that promotes inclusivity in Wikipedia editing, and women in the arts. We have built a robust set of digital tools and practices that the Program Coordinator will be able to build upon. The Program Coordinator will manage communication and project pipelines alongside the core organizing committee. The ideal candidate has strong project management skills, a demonstrated history of work in social justice and an interest in feminist work, a working knowledge of the Wikipedia community or other online technology community, and a flexible schedule. Fluency in a language other than English is preferred.
> The Program Coordinator’s responsibilities will include:
> Point person for onboarding all Art+Feminism events, internationally
> Communicating with stakeholders and field event organizers
> Ensuring timely updates with node events in the lead up to the March events
> Updating our website and social media platforms with pertinent information
> Planning and Administration
> Arranging and leading meetings between the lead co-organizers and Regional Ambassadors
> Coordinating with institutional partners at the Museum of Modern Art to produce the central New York node event
> Coordinating with organizers and institutional partners internationally to ensure execution of edit-a-thons
> Maintaining and updating Trello and the CRM
> Delegating to and overseeing Regional Ambassadors, Project Assistants and Consultants
> Managing finances and event funding reimbursement in collaboration with our fiscal sponsor Wikimedia DC
> Assisting with grant and metrics reporting
> Planning and setting goals for future sustainable growth model
> This is a 1 year contracted position for an average of 24 hours per week at a pay rate of $35 per hour. The Program Coordinator can work either remotely or in person; the lead co-organizers are based in New York and Baltimore. The position requires meeting on evenings and weekends as the lead co-organizers have a standing Sunday work session.
> Art+Feminism provides equal employment opportunities to all without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics. Candidates from groups generally underrepresented in tech are especially encouraged to apply.
> To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to us at info(a)artandfeminism.org.
> *apologies for cross-postings*
> Siân Evans + Jacqueline Mabey + Michael Mandiberg
> Lead Co-Organizers
My name is Ahmen Khawaja and I work for the BBC. I would like to get in touch with the Wikimedia community in Delhi to see if a volunteer can take part in an event we are collaborating and planning with Wikipedia to run in Delhi. We would appreciate it if we can get a couple of volunteers on board to take part in our Mass Participation event on the 8th of Dec. It's a part of our annual BBC 100 Women Series which celebrates inspirational women across the world.
The information about it is below.
Looking fwd to hearing from you,
100 Women needs you! The internet needs you!
As part of BBC 100 Women 2016 we're asking the question is the internet sexist?
We watch 1 billion videos on YouTube every day but 4 out of every 5 voices we hear are male. If you're a woman, you're 27 times more likely to be abused online. If you're in the developing world, nearly 25% fewer women than the men around you have access to the Internet
So if we don't hear women, if they're harassed, if we don't see them represented and if they can't get online at all...is the internet sexist? And can you do something about it?
Only 15% of Wikipedia editors are women and less than 15% of notable profiles are of women. Half of the BBC's 100 women over 3 years still do not have a Wikipedia page.
Are you outraged? Don't worry, you can do something about it on Thursday 8th December.
100 Women is joining up with Wikipedia to hold a 12 hour edit-a-thon to encourage more women to become editors on the site and increase the articles and profiles about women written by anyone. Anyone can edit a Wikipedia page. We will provide you with the tools and help you need
We will be combining the reach and resources of both Wikipedia and the BBC and this project will run for the whole day in various countries, in various languages simultaneously. Editors in locations from around the world will include BBC staff, our audience, special guests and the Wikipedia community, to add forgotten women to the site and edit some entries of their choosing.
We're looking for volunteers to come to one of our events - or to start their own. To get friends, guests or colleagues together, learn how to edit Wiki articles and add their nomination of a women forgotten history, a notable woman that has never made it on to the site, or fill in more details of an inspirational woman whose small profile doesn't reflect her contribution.
When? Thursday 8th December 0800-2000 GMT. Main events are 1100-1400 GMT.
Why? 100Women ends with a mass participation event - last year 150 simultaneous debates happened in 50 countries in 10 languages - we exist to increase female presence and make content that is particularly attractive to young women around the world. This is the finale of our season and what we are asking people to get involved with this year.
How? Get in touch BBC100.women(a)bbc.co.uk<mailto:BBC100.firstname.lastname@example.org> or Ahmen.Khawaja(a)bbc.co.uk<mailto:Ahmen.Khawaja@bbc.co.uk> and will help you set yours up and contribute to the live page and content on the BBC outlets throughout the day.
What will be the content?
All edits in all languages will be recorded and live tweeted, gathering around shared hashtags #100womenwiki. The BBC will have a live page and the event will be reported on various programmes and platforms over the course of the day.
The goal is to make a visible impact on the 7th most visited site in the world. We're hoping for new pages, new edits, better citations, longer articles and more language editors.
What do I need? The best way to make a Wiki entry is via Laptops as they are the most friendly. You don't need to bring anything if you're coming to our event in London. For all other bureax and audiences at home, please try and use laptops to make your entries as it will be easier!
Exactly will I need to do on the day? You have 3 options to participate -
1. Come to an event and we will provide you with the knowledge and info to make small edits that you can do like adding photos, information and stubs (the basic new page of a wiki article)
2. If you can't come to an event - check out www.bbc.co.uk/100women<http://www.bbc.co.uk/100women> and watch a how to video on becoming a wiki editor - make your changes on the 8th of December and tweet using #100womenwiki so we can pick up your edit and share it.
3. If you know of a woman that you believe should be on Wikipedia, do some research, come to an event equipped with your sourced facts and we will try to help you add her. You can check out what makes a notable person. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Notability_(people) You can't add yourself or your mate but there are thousands of women who should be on and who aren't.
Why? This is your chance to add your voice, to recognise women's achievements and be part of something. You will be able to say.....today, I made the internet (a little) less sexist.
Producer 100 Women