I am new to the community.. I had been an avid wiki user since my school
days. I am now working and still continue to use Wiki extensively as a part
of my professional practice.
I was wondering, if I will be able to participate in meetings and express my
views and ideas.
On 30 August 2011 10:06, Subhashish Panigrahi <psubhashish(a)gmail.com> wrote:
My sincere apologies for the late writeup.
The 36th Bangalore Wiki Meetup was organized on 14 Aug 2011 at CIS,
Bengaluru and attended by 8 Wikipedians.
Shiju was formally greeted by the Bangalore community for being appointed
as a consultant by the foundation for Indic initiatives. He shared his
experience in Wikimania-2011, Hafia, Israel, how he interacted with the
attendees over there, the motivation and interest and also the growth
perspectives which could also be part of his initiatives in the coming days.
He spoke about the discussions held over.
Hisham has explained about the tidbits of the Pune pilot program to the
Bangalore community, the details of the outreach movement and its outcome.
He also explained about the mobo initiatives of the foundation to make
Wikipedia available for handheld mobile devices. Indic initiatives would be
one of the other prime focus of the foundation in terms of facilitating the
growth of Indian Wikipedias. Wikipedias of The Netherlands and Germany might
be used as a helping entity where the substantial growth and the strategy
lying therein would also help program new plans for Indian as well as
English Wikipedia in India. He also spoke about GLAM, successful initiatives
in several museums in the UK and how the same strategies could be applied
here to guide people to contribute more for Wikipedia. Hisham also talked
about distribution of 90,000 laptops in Government schools in Assam and
helping the students use and contribute for Wikipedia. He showed the glimpse
of Pune programs, how Nikhil from the Pune community visited school to
school to bring out an active mass for the pilot program. He also mentioned
the statistics of the Pune how 20 Campus ambassadors with the guidance of
100 teachers brought out thousands of articles.
Hisham introduced Nitika to the Bangalore community. She then was greeted
by the community and talked briefly about her new position, the motivation
and participation and interests.
Srikanth spoke about the geo-tagging in commons, explained how it would
help to locate places in off and in-Wiki, demonstrated photo upload in
Commons and spoke about the benefits of uploading high quality photos in
Commons with the commercial tags attached by the photographer as most
photographers about their photos uploaded in Commons can never be sold by
EC president Arjuna interacted about the chapter and its coordination with
the community where Arun had interaction with the other members.
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