On Wed, 2007-12-12 at 14:49 +0530, Akash wrote:
Bids for Wikimania 2009 are going to open on Saturday. There is
already an unofficial India bid made at
. Should we bid for
Wikimania? By that time we should (hopefully) have an active India
chapter and more people too. Take a look at
for more details. For
all those who are not aware - Wikimania is the annual conference of
the Wikimedia foundation. Wikimania 2007 was held in Taipei, Taiwan
and was attended by close to 500 people. Wikimania 2008 is going to be
held in Alexandria, Egypt (home to the first library in the world).
Do think and write your suggestions regarding Wikimania in India. We can then decide a
city and make the official bid.
I think it is a good idea to bid for 2009.
Delhi/Bangalore/Chennai/Kochi/Thiruvananthapuram/Darjeeling - any of
these could be considered for probable venue. Even Mysore could be one,
considering the infrastructure.
Mysore is considered the cultural and knowledge capital of Karnataka
). The city has deep
roots in Culture, Tradition, Education Excellence and has been a centre
of Knowledge. The famous Mysore University dates back to 18th Century.
Educational tradition here dates back to the Vedic times. :-)
The place is a tourist destination too.
Infosys has a huge campus there (we could probably talk to them). CFTRI
and CIIL also have huge campus each with facilities of International
standard. There are palace hotels to stay in and the place is well
connected from Bangalore.
- Hari Prasad