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Reports/Report 7

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Dear Wikimedia India Members and Community,

The highlights of Chapter for the preceding month are given below.

Secretary Election

Naveen Francis is elected as Secretary, following the resignation of Gautam John. Thank you Gautam John for helping the Wikimedia India movement.

Outreach and Wiki Acadamies

14 people participated in Wiki Academy organised as part of Tathva at NIT Calicut on Sep 24, 2011. The attendance was less than expected, as there were several parallel sessions happening at the same time. Arjuna Rao Chavala welcomed the participants and provided a overview of Wikipedia and Wikimedia Chapter. Netha and Viswam covered wikipedia literacy and essentials. Manoj and Abhishek helped the participants during hands on session. Pranav Ashok, 3rd year CS student at NIT-Calicut ably took care of the logistics and organisation of the event. Full report

There have been several enquiries for conducting similar events from different parts of the country following active promotion Wikipedia Academies through various social media. Chapter is following up with the proposers to firm up the schedules. Readers are requested to volunteer in identifying additional co-hosts for Wiki Academies and help in conducting the same.

Thanks Arjuna Rao Chavala,Abhishek,Manoj K Mohan ,Netha Hussain and Viswanathan Prabhakaran for organizing the Wiki Academy @ NIT Calicut.

First IRC Session

Chapter organised the first IRC session with community on Oct 29. The discussion focused on organising Wiki Academies across India in the coming months. Transcript is available.

City and Language SIG

Chapter would like to have strong City and Language SIG. Currently very few members have identified themselves with a city/ language SIG by participating in the voting process for Chairpersons. All the active people on City and Language SIG are requested to conduct few events and take up membership drive to strengthen the groups.

We look forward to your continued support

Best,

On behalf of Wikimedia Chapter Naveen Francis Secretary