Dear Wikimedians,

Malayalam Wikimedia community is conducting the 4th edition of WikiSangamOtsavam (Wikimedia Annual Festival) on 19th and 20th December, 2015 at Kozhikode. After Kollam, Alappuzha and Kannur, this year we are meeting in Kozhikode, the historic city (where Vasco da Gama landed with his fleet, the first ever successful attempt in finding a sea route around Africa).

The program is scheduled to align with the 14th birthday of Malayalam Wikipedia which falls on Dec 21st. We expect to host some 50 Wikipedians from around Kerala, as well as 100+new WP aspirants, students and teaching community.

Taking advantage of a viral and symbiotic digital phenomena now occurring at Kozhikode under the lead ership of a young and extremely popular District Collector N. Prasanth, eminent personalities of the city are now contemplating to start 'Kozhipedia', a digital ecology along the lines of MediaWiki software, to involve common public in the administration and welfare of the district. We, at Malayalam Wikimedia community, are looking forward to join and work together with this team. Particular sessions on this aspect will be part of the festival.

The Sangamotsavam-2015 will also include workshops, poster exhibitions, hackathons, story telling, photo-walkathon, editathons, OSM surveys, biodiversity expeditions and definitely a lot of fun too.

The details of program is updated  here (, predominantly in Malayalam language. Some discussions and elaborations in English can be seen here at the A2K-CIS requests page. There is also an event page at the Facebook here.

We cordially solicit your compliments and co-operation to this event.

For and on behalf of Malayalam Wikisangamotsavam team and Malayalam Wikimedia community,
Viswaprabha, Adarsh VK and Dinesh Kumar.