[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia India activity report: Oct-December 2012

Karthik Nadar karthikndr at wikimedia.in
Mon Jan 28 14:19:55 UTC 2013

*Wikimedia India activity report: October 2012 to December 2012*Admin &
LegalTraining and induction of new EC

After the elections in September, a common meeting of the outgoing and
incoming Executive Council members was conducted. This had outdoor group
activities, induction training and also interaction with our consultant.
New office bearers were decided and roles and responsibilities of the new
EC members were defined. Our Executive Manager was also present and
participated in the activities.

Membership as of December 31, 2012 is 185.

Amount of donations received during Oct-Dec 2012 was Nil.

Abhijit Jayanti was appointed as Hyderabad SIG chair.
Technology & Cultural UpdatesWiki Loves Monuments

   - WLM India results were announced on November 3, 2012.


   - WLM Global results were announced in December 2012. First and Sixth
   prizes were won by Indian entries.

Grant UsageApproved Grants

   - Wikimeetup Bangalore 50 - 13 October, 2012 - INR 19,100
   - Wikipedia Workshop for Women, Mumbai - November 4, 2012 - INR 10,000
   - Wikipedia Workshop for Women, participation grant for Netha Hussain -
   November 4, 2012 - INR 8329
   - Wiki Vana-Vignana Yatra Event - December 8-9, 2012 - INR 17,600


   1. Bangalore meetup #50 was organised at TERI. The keynote speaker was
   WMF board member Bishakha Datta. It was a milestone event for the Bangalore
   Wikimedia community. City SIG chair Radhakrishna and other wikipedians were
   involved in its organisation.
   2. A Wiki Academy was organised in IIT Chennai on October 6, 2012.
   Speakers/Facilitators were Arjuna Rao Chavala and T. Sujatha (Telugu
   Wikipedian). Executive Manager of WMIN Sowmyan Trimurthi also attended.


   1. The Wikipedia Workshop for Women took place on November 4, 2012 in
   Vidyalankar Institute of Technology (VIT), Wadala. More than 70 female
   participants attended the workshop. The people who volunteered in
   organizing this workshop were Bishakha Datta, Moksh Juneja, Karthik Nadar,
   Pranav Curumsey, Pradeep Mohandas, Anshuman Fotedar, Aditi Juneja, Harriet
   Vidyasagar, Nikita Belavate, Netra Parikh, Noopur Raval, Netha Hussain,
   Rohini Lakshane. A detailed report on the community mailing list is
   available at
   2. Kannada Wiki Meetup -
   3. Wikipedia Bangalore Meetup 51 - November 18, 2012


   1. Wiki Vana vignana yatra was organised by the Malyalam Wikipedians on
   December 8-9, 2012. A public report is available
   2. Wikipedia Bangalore Meetup 52 - December 2, 2012

Thanks and regards,
Karthik Nadar,
Secretary, Wikimedia India Chapter.

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