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Elections 2015/Profiles at a glance

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India EC Elections 2015
* Elections 2015
* Announcement
* Election Procedure
* Nomination process
* Electorate
* Candidate Profiles
* Timeline & Status
* Connect and Engage
* Archive: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Abhinav Srivastava

(Proposer: Palav Shah INDI-476; Seconded by: Santoshi Tiwari INDI-654 )

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

I am involved with Wikinews, WikiCommons and Hindi Wikipedia. My involvement started with Wikipedia India Education Program.

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

I plan to engage wikicommunity in the rural base of India (The heartland of India). I believe the potential of Wiki projects would remain unrealized until and unless we do not explore the rural and semi-urban communities who are now exposed to Internet (majorly through Mobile phones.)

Krupal Kasyap Palivela

(Proposer: Pavan Santhosh Surampudi INDI-609; Seconded by: Sailesh Patnaik INDI-624) Short Profile* (including past involvement in Wikimedia activities in not more than 100 words):

My Name is Palivela Krupal Kasyap my login ID is Kasyap, I started editing in Telugu Wikipedia from 2006, my contributions more in outreach activities,

I conducted several workshops in Telugu Wikipedia, I am co-founder for etelugu.org, I conducted various workshops on developing web application in Telugu, evangelist for free software conducted workshops on Ubuntu , Telugu Wikipedia Bookfiair , speaker in wikimedia-hackathon. I have very good network with community members in Human resource network in Hyderabad chapter, as part of my wiki volunteering activity ,I was a part of executive member elected as Treasure for annual events and served wikipedia community in 2013, 2014

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

As Executive Committee member I can able to deliver wiki community engagement activities , I am excited to Explore their possibilities to support co wikipedians, new contributors , I am looking for opportunity Continuous mentoring, monitoring and evaluation with my varied wiki experience. As Executive Committee member I will gain exposure of wiki ecosystem that offers personal, Professional growth while being resourceful, innovative and flexible.

Noopur Raval

(Proposer: Srikant Kedia INDI-11; Seconded by: Sandra Thomas INDI-323)

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

Noopur has been a Wikipedia editor for the past three years. She has also worked as a consultant with the Wikimedia Foundation and served on the Wikimedia India - GLAM SIG.

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

I want to help revive the Wikimedia India chapter and contribute to its activities and community development. I would also like to use my prior experience to help reduce gender gap in the Wikimedia community.

Santoshi Tiwari

(Proposer: Palav Shah INDI-476; Seconded by: Sandra Thomas INDI-323)

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

-Working on the project and team lead(with 20 members) for Nashik wikipedia page.

-Added more photos of Nashik under the community campaign "Wiki loves Nasik".

-Conducted Wikipedia awareness activities at two different colleges in Nashik.

-Founder of "Wikipedia Club Nashik"

-Recently proposed a Bid for Nashik for WikiConference India 2016

Future goals: - To create more pages related to health, Women Entrepreneu, Women in architecture.

- Along with Text writing, to engage people for working on Photos, audio and visual contents.

- More data creation and updating on Local Languages like Marathi and Hindi.

- Engage in collaborative editing to improve quality of articles

- Conduct tours like Wikipedia Loves Nashik

- Organize social events to raise awareness

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

I want to contribute to Wikimedia India chapter initiatives. Activities like Wiki Awareness camps, involving more people to join the editathon and create quality articles are my major concerns. I want to help the chapter to get more community/individual to participate in their activities and mostly encourage people to write/edit in Indian Languages, creating featured articles. I want to encourage "female participation" in edits and activities.