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Elections2014/Nominations/Hiran Venugopalan

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Nomination form for Wikimedia Chapter Executive Committee Elections-2014

(To be initiated by Proposer and updated by Seconder and the Candidate wishing to contest for Election and submitted as per the due date)

Proposal details

Name of the candidate: Hiran Venugopalan

Membership ID (can be updated by Candidate later): INDI - 429

Member Since (can be updated by Candidate later): 14/07/2014

(As per Wikimedia Chapter by-laws, a Member for election to Executive Committee should have been member for at least 3 months before the date of the meeting of the AGM/Election).


Name: Nandaja Varma

Signature(Use Wiki Signature): Nandaja 21:19, 22 October 2014 (IST)

Membership ID: INDI - 437


Name: Sebin Abraham Jacob

Signature(Use Wiki Signature): Sebinaj 22:40, 22 October 2014 (IST)

Membership ID: INDI - 470

Acceptance by the Candidate

Short Profile* (including past involvement in Wikimedia activities in not more than 100 words):

I am a 26 year old developer, designer & entrepreneur based in Kerala, India, with four years of experience in the Advertising and Branding industry. I co-founded Saltmangotree, Indian digital media company, which got acquired by a French Advertising group during its third year. I am an ardent supporter of Free culture and have contributed to various free software & free knowledge projects in various capacities such as designer, artist, trainer and developer since 2005. To add to that, I have conducted numerous sessions and workshops and public talks in these domains. I started my journey with wiki projects by initiating Electronics wikia on my college days and became an active registered user in english wikipedia from June 2008.(User:Hiran). As a font developer and developer, I have contributed to various Wikipedia related events and projects( eg. Design and Brand Artworks for Malayalam Wikipedia offline CD V.1.0 Wikisource Offline CD V. 2.0 ) too, over the years.

Position Statement/Letter of intent* (in not more than 200 words):

If I have the privilege of being elected to the post, I will work along with the Executive Committee and the community to take WMIN to its next level. With the significant amount of experience that I have as a technologist, manager, designer and advertiser, I can creatively contribute towards the WMIN institution building process by taking an active role in designing and executing campaigns, marketing as well as different growth strategies. Ultimately with a clear focus of knowledge growth in wikipedia by focusing on campaigns for contributor growth, content donations and increasing reach.

Conflict of Interest disclosure (if any)

N. A.

I, Hiran Venugopalan, solemnly affirm to hold the aims and objectives of Wikimedia Chapter in highest esteem and strive to the best of my ability in serving the cause of Wikimedia Chapter.

Place: Kochi

Date: 23/10/2014

Signature(Use Wiki Signature):--Hfactor 13:14, 23 October 2014 (IST)

Name:Hiran Venugopalan