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Reports/August 2012 Report

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Dear all,

Greetings from Wikimedia India !

Organisational Updates

Elections
Election preparations progressing well. 9 Candidates competing for 5 vacancies

Membership:
Membership as of 31 July, 2012 is 121.

Donations:
Amount of donations processed during the month Rs 1000/-

Board Meetings:
Board had one in person meeting in August

WikiConference 2011
Audit is completed.Report will be published along with Chapter Audit report after AGM on 23 Sep 2012

Legal services Consultant
Mr. Apar Gupta is appointed as the legal services consultant for the Chapter effective 15 Aug 2012 for a period of one year. Apar is presently a partner at the law firm of Advani and Co.. Having a background in litigation he specializes in legal issues involving technology and intellectual property. His services include legal advisory and consultation as well as representing the Wikimedia Chapter in courts.

Community & Special Interest Groups

Events:

  • The fifth elephant

Wikimedia India partnered with the organisers of The Fifth Elephant Conference held at at NIMHANS convention center on 27th & 28th July 2012. Read the blogpost at http://blog.wikimedia.in/2012/08/29/wikimedia-india-the-fifth-elephant/

  • Wiki Academy @ Dravidian University, 6 Aug 2012

Conducting Wiki Academy @ Dravidian university on 6 Aug 2012, is a special experience as majority of the audience was from the teaching staff. It is also the first ever multi lingual Wiki Academy conducted by chapter. As Dravidian university is focused on the major Dravidian languages, English, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam scholars attended the Wiki Academy. Read more at the blog http://blog.wikimedia.in/2012/08/29/wiki-academy-dravidian-university/

Upcoming Events

A round-up of Wikimedia events, academies and initiatives around the nation are updated here.

Media Coverage

Media Coverage on Wikimedia India and Wikipedia is updated here

Grants Funded

WikiSangamotsav's remaining request for funding T-shirt expense was paid.


We look forward to your continued support and active participation.

Best,
On behalf of Wikimedia Chapter (India)

Arjuna Rao Chavala
President