Hii ! Thanks for your query and that you cared to ask.
The Women-only-conference will be on 12-13th Jan 2013, however we can or I
think we should have an after-party till 15th (i.e Wikipedia-Birthday)
wherein for the those two days(i.e 14th and 15th), male-Wikipedians and
friends are most Gladly Welcome :)
We now have to chart out programmes and *do let know* if you have*
Ideas*that can be executed on any of those two days.
@ Sudhanwa Jogalekar
Thanks Alot for your Support !
That is one reason of having thought of doing it in Pune, after discussing
places like Mumbai etc.. There are women editors and women campus
ambassadors who can be of Great help for the 'on-ground support'.
Regarding venue, since there are so many universities around, we shall be
optimistic about getting place for free. Your help will be needed :). We
will have to form a core-team and entrust work so that things get going
Am also planning to attend the meetup on 18th,Sat in Pune and hope to meet
more women contributors or members from Pune. Keenly looking forward to
have interesting and constructive discussion about the Conference
face-to-face with all members !!
On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 11:10 PM, Sudhanwa Jogalekar <sudhanwa.com(a)gmail.com
> Dear Nikita,
> Nice to know about the initiative and the event in Pune.
> Wikipedians in/around Pune will be very happy to conduct the event.
> We do have women editors in SNDT, Ranade institute, Jnanaprabodhini
> school and some other places who will be really interested in the
> Please let us know about your ideas of the event. We can surely help
> in organising things especially venue and other arrangements (that too
> most likely free of cost)
> Best regards
> On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 2:20 AM, nikita belavate <niki8891(a)gmail.com>
> > Dear All,
> > Am very Glad and Honoured to tell you about the First of its kind,
> > Wiki-Women Conference to be held in India. We have been talking about the
> > huge gender imbalance among Wikipedia contributors (not unlike science,
> > technology, engineering, and mathematics fields). However the gender skew
> > seems particularly prominent here.
> > With the Aim of attracting and sustaining larger Women population, a
> > Conference for Women would be a Great place without any influence that
> > undermine the confidence(just a possibility) in any way from Male
> > contributors. With this agenda in mind The National Wiki-Women Conference
> > would be a two day Event (a weekend) in Pune. It has been a place of lot
> > historic reforms particularly in the field of Education with the
> > of Women-Education movement and establishment of the first Women's
> school in
> > India. And this seems to be a Good place for the first Women's Conference
> > considering some other practicalities as well.
> > As per, User:Netha Hussain has created a Meta-page for the conference
> Here .
> > Dates for the conference have been proposed as 12th-13th Jan 2013
> > tentatively on the eve of Wikipedia Birthday on 15th Jan. Followed by an
> > after-party till 15th which will be open for males. This will bring in
> > Wikipedians from different areas under one roof and make it a memorable
> > celebration ! The page will be developed as the programme shapes further
> > here-on.
> > Would be Great to carry the discussion further with your inputs about the
> > first Wiki-Women Conference in India. Look forward with sincere hope to
> > this happen and increase Indian women contributors and that Wikipedia
> > benefits from a wider and more divers community of contributors.
> > --
> > Warm Regards,
> > Nikita Belavate.
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