Hi all,

The event went very well. About 70-80 people from various open source / open content communities attended the sessions over two days. Apart from the usual benefits, Tamil Wikipedia has gained an important tool - automated front page maintenance. The code for this was written using Lua by Surya Prakash under the guidance of Yuvipanda.  If other wiki projects want to make use of this, it is available at  http://ta.wikipedia.org/wiki/Module:Main_page. Please get in touch with Surya if you need any help.

A special shout out to Dwarak and team of Mozilla India, for making this excellent event happen. We hope to have more such open weekend events in Chennai regularly.

Reports, slides, pictures and thoughts are available at the following links

1) http://ta.wikipedia.org/s/2u3b
2) https://www.facebook.com/events/152064334973643/155602711286472
3) https://picasaweb.google.com/102002010785949271518/OpenWeeekendsDay1
4) http://www.flickr.com/photos/dtsdwarak/sets/72157633728520541/
5) https://www.dropbox.com/sh/sk8abb4irbcy2xx/GbCMxHE5p

Bala Jeyaraman

On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 8:30 AM, Bala Jeyaraman <sodabottle@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi all,

Chennai Wikimeetup 6 is happening on 26 May 2013. Besides the usual intro session on Wikipedia, there will be intro sessions on Wikidata, Translatewiki, Bots in Wikimedia projects and a photography tutorial.[1][2] The meetup is a part of the two day "Open Weekends" event organised by Mozilla India and supported by Indian Linux Users Group and Wikmedia India.[3] The Wikimedia part will be concentrated on Sunday (26 May).

Venue: Railsfactory, Sedin Technologies Private Limited, # 38/39, 3rd Floor, White's Road, Royapettah, Chennai (Near Sathyam cinemas)
Time: 26 May, 10 AM - 1 PM

If you are planning to attend please do consider filling up the sign up sheet - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1uDJLNWY2ZFKvrTc20QdzzeVogj5mAc8KB4aUKrz3qqs/viewform (for easing up the security process at the venue)

Bala Jeyaraman
Executive Council Member
Wikimedia India

[1] http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Events/Open_Weekends
[2] http://ta.wikipedia.org/s/2u3b
[3] https://reps.mozilla.org/e/open-weekends/