Hi everyone, The 3rd Wikipedia Ahmedabad Meetup was arranged on 19th
February 2012, at Seva Cafe Navarangpura. Total 5 wikipedians attended the
meetup(excluding a volunteer from the venue who also joined us, I've led him to
Facebook Mumbai Wikipedia group, he might attend future meetups there.)
The meetup started with the discussion on Wikipedians in Ahmedabad.
There aren't many people from the city (even Gujarat) who actually edit wikipedia
regularly, so we discussed the ideas on getting people aware of what Wikipedia is.
Inspired by Bangalore Meetup 42 I'm planning to post a GeoNotice to Wikipedians from
Ahmedabad, so if there are users that edit but aren't in active in the community, can
come forward. The other ideas that we put on table included a proposal to Smit Shah, a
student from LD college of Engineering to lead WikiAcademy in the same college in March or
April and as part of GLAM project, try getting information on obtainable and/or given
permissions in the Museums in Ahmedabad.
Afterwards Kartik Mistry talked about the Gujarati Wikipedia interface
translation (on Translatewiki.net
). He and another user translated about 1500 interface
files to Gujarati, couple of weeks before the meetup.
I introduced them to some major details of Wikipedia's Policies and
Guidelines and Citing sources, some gadgets that can help them in editing Wikipedia more
efficiently, the google books and JSTOR citation tool (which Ashwin Baindur posted on the
mailing list some time ago).
Finally we had off project discussion about Raspberry Pi and Linux
community and stuff like that, and a photo session of course.
I would like to thank the Wikimedia India Chapter for their help and guidance with
organizing the event,On behalf of Wikimedia Ahmedabad Community,
--Konarak Ratnakar | kondi