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Dear Fellow Wikimedians, Happy Gandhi Jayanti!
Hope all of you are doing well. I am writing this email to start an initial
conversation to host WikiConference India 2020 in Hyderabad.
Many of us know that we had two national conferences in India till date -
the first one in 2011 in Mumbai, and the second one in 2016 in Chandigarh.
Both the conferences had been effective in bringing the diverse and massive
Indian community together for a collective effort. The cross-community
connections made during these conferences led many future collaborations
across the country.
I was one of the participants in 2016, and as I clearly remember, during
the closing note, it was stressed upon that WCI should ideally happy
annually, at least bi-annually, and we shouldn’t be waiting years all
together for the next conference. But it has been more than three years
since the last conference, and we are yet to have one. With this as a
background, we have been discussing this for quite some time, and we
decided recently to take the baton forward and host the WCI in Hyderabad in
2020. We are willing to invest the required time and energy to make this
happen. Also we have had an initial conversation about this on Telugu
Wikipedia Village Pump, and the local community is in support of this. The
discussion can be seen here
In 2018, the Community Resources team at the Wikimedia Foundation
which stressed on more and regular regional conferences. Such conferences
are being organized in other parts of the world such as WikiIndaba, CEE
Meeting, North America, Iberocoop, Francophone convention, Wikiarabia,
ESEAP etc. Even next year’s Wikimania is being organized by a group of
affiliates and that journey started with them organizing ESEAP conference
This conference can and will bring our energies, ideas, learnings, and
hopes together. It will help us in our journey towards better
collaborations, diverse efforts and reinforce our identity as the Indian
Wikimedia community. This conference will enable us to have better
knowledge about current capacities, the gaps and also to build leadership.
Exploring opportunities, bringing out leadership, empowering communities,
providing a strategic understanding are some of which this conference can
bring out. Apart from all these, providing a national-level platform for
Indian Wikimedians to connect, re-connect, and establish their
collaboration itself can be a very important purpose on it’s own.
I hope we, the Indian Wikimedia Community members, come together in our
various capacities and make this a reality by 2020. I believe we all will
take learnings from earlier attempts and improve processes & use best
practices in conducting this conference purposefully and fruitfully.
Our entire thought has been put into this Meta-Wiki page
which has a more detailed explanation of what is what, and why. Since this
tends to large and an important discussion, please keep all the
conversations to talk page
of above link. We can’t comfortably converse about multiple issues on
one email thread (unlike sections on a page), and multiply emails can be
annoying by spamming inboxes and tough to keep a track. So we would kindly
urge all the conversations to be kept on the above-mentioned talk page.
Thanks & regards,
Pavan Santhosh and Krishna Chaitanya
Thank you Abhinav for the suggestion. An IRC will be on *14th September*
(Saturday) at 6.30 P.M. Sorry for sending the wrong date.
On Mon, Sep 9, 2019 at 8:19 AM subodh kulkarni <subodhkiran(a)gmail.com>
> This is first similar mail to India list.
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: Abhinav srivastava <abhinav619(a)gmail.com>
> Date: Sat, Sep 7, 2019, 10:26 PM
> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Project Tiger 2.0 - call with community
> To: Wikimedia India Community list <wikimediaindia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
> On Sat, 7 Sep 2019 at 22:19, Suswetha Kolluru <suswetha316(a)gmail.com>
>> Hello all!
>> You are aware that Project Tiger 2.0 has started. Thanks for your
>> involvement so far and hope to see enthusiastic participation from the
>> In order to discuss different areas of Project Tiger 2.0 with the
>> community members regarding community generated article list, jury etc. we
>> are planning to have a Hangouts call on 16 September 2019 (Saturday) at
>> 6.30 P.M
> How about IRC instead ? Generally with many people (which I believe this
> would find) on the same Video call, we generally switch over to say
> BlueJean or Open-source meet.jitsi.si, however problems continue to
> Bandwidth problems may also be there for many community members.
> Just a suggestion.
>> Anyone who is interested can join the call. The link to attend call will
>> be sent in a few days.
>> Looking forward to your participation!
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As you know, Article Writing contest as a part of Project Tiger 2.0 has
started on 10 October 2019 and will run till 10 January 2020.
If you are interested to participate or to know more about the contest,
please visit this page.
Offline edit-a-thons definitely enhance participation of the community and
help in bringing in new editors! If you are interested in conducting
offline events as part of this contest, please write to Nitesh Gill (
gillteshu(a)gmail.com) or Suswetha Kolluru (suswetha316(a)gmail.com)
The last date to apply as jury for article writing contest in respective
communities is 15 October 2019. If you are interested in reviewing and
assessing articles written by your community members, please visit this
page and add your name. 
Let's join our hands and play our role in growing the Wikimedia movement in
*Project Tiger coordinator 2019*
As the Wiki Loves Monuments 2019 photo competition ended today, it's time
to review the images.
WLM India 2019 organizers have already started screening the photographs
primarily and will do so for next few days. After that, selected
photographs will be sent to the jury team for final review. Jury will
select 10 photographs as national winners, which will then be sent for
Like previous year, the entire process will be finished within deadline.
Categorization of the images properly and data related works are also going
On behalf of WLM India 2019 organizing team
Wikimedia Café - Online video meeting is to discuss *Wikimedia activities
and organizations in India*
24 October 2019 at 22:30 IST
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From: Pine W <wiki.pine(a)gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Oct 13, 2019 at 7:29 AM
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Café online meeting for October 2019
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <Wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
The tentative plan for month's Wikimedia Café online video meeting is to
discuss *Wikimedia activities and organizations in India*, and to start the
meeting one hour earlier in the day than the previous Café meeting started.
Please see the page on Meta
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Caf%C3%A9> for more information,
and watch the page for any updates particularly to the schedule or the
agenda. Signing up for the meeting is optional, but is helpful to the
organizers so that we can estimate how many people will attend. Signing up
for the meeting also informs us who we should notifiy individually if there
are significant changes, such as to the schedule for the meeting.
The meeting style will emphasize discussion rather than presentation.
People are welcome to participate as listeners only if they prefer.
If there are any problems with connecting to the meeting or if you have any
questions or comments then please write on the Meta talk page.
( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
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