WikiMeetups/Bangalore/Bangalore46

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Summary

Date and Venue

Date: : Sunday, 13-May-2012 Time: 3:00 PM IST

Venue:
Alcatel-Lucent,
Silver Oak,
Manyata Embassy Tech Park,
Nagawara Village,
Outer Ring Road,
Bangalore-92

GeoPosition

Group Photo
Alcatel-Lucent, the venue
Alcatel-Lucent, the venue
Hebbal to Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent in Manyata
Take 2nd Exit on Hebbal Flyover
KR puram to Manyata
KR puram to Manyata, if you already crossed Manyata

Intended Audience

Anyone interested in Wikipedia (user, contributor or curious about it). Wikipedians from any part of India or the world and anyone who is interested in Wikipedia! Meetup is open to members of all Wikimedia projects and Wikipedians from all languages. All are welcome, and we are especially interested in seeing newcomers to join the experienced Wikipedians/Wikimedians. If you are interested in coming, please add your name below.

Getting there

  • By Road:
    • From Hebbal move towards MarathaHalli/SilkBoard direction. After approx 3km (from hebbal), Manyata Embassy Tech park comes on your left.
    • From MG Road, take second exit on Hebbal Flyover. This takes towards MarathaHalli/Silkboard direction on Outer Ring Road.
  • By Bus:

Agenda

  • Kannada Wikipedia Celebration Planning
  • Wikimedia Conference-2012- feasibility of organizing in Bangalore

Participants

Attended

  1. Arkrishna
  2. KishoreAT
  3. Tinucherian
  4. SBC-YPR
  5. Rahmanuddin


Signed Up

Add your name as " # ~~~ " if you have an username or else add " # Name" or use the [ facebook event page]. You may require to Create a username & confirm the email address to edit this page. If you don't wish to create a login but wants to add your name here, please let us know at arkrishna at wikimedia.in or tinucherian at wikimedia.in

  1. Arkrishna
  2. Bharath (CTS)
  3. Tinucherian 22:11, 12 May 2012 (IST)

Best wishes

  1. Out of town, sorry. MikeLynch 22:53, 12 May 2012 (IST)
  2. Won't be attending due to personal issues.--Rameshng 14:52, 13 May 2012 (IST)
  3. Unable to attend due to prior commitment. Apologies. Arunram

Announcements/Event Notices

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Post-meetup summary/Blogs/News

Twitter

Media coverage

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Photos

Please upload to commons and add category Commons:Category:Bangalore Meetup May 2012

Report

The 46th Wikipedia Wikimeetup at Bangalore (http://wiki.wikimedia.in/WP:MBL46) was conducted in a new Venue, at the Alcatel-Lucent office in Manyata Embassy Tech Park. This new venue, which is in Northern side of Bangalore, is intended to gather more north side wikipedians in the future. This is different from our regular venue Wikimedia India Chapter office ( CIS building), where we were hosting most of our previous Wikimeetups of Bangalore. We plan to rotate the venues at the different corners of Bangalore in the future so as to attract more interested people.

This meetup was just after 2 weeks after the special meetup 45, which Barry & Hisham attended. The venue was new and it announced on short notice too, Nevertheless it was good to see 5 Wikipedians attending this meetup, the first meetup at the new location.

We initially tried to have Google-Hangout, but due to technical difficulties, we were not successful. Hence Arjuna Rao, who tried connecting with us remotely couldn’t participate further.

We were happy to meet the Telugu SIG chair Rahmanuddin, who had recently relocated to Bangalore :)

We discussed about the feasibility to submit a bid for Bangalore city as the venue for the WikiConference 2012.

We discussed the various approaches that are needed to cater to different spectrum of people in Bangalore through Wiki Academies. Also, it was suggested the use of about MiFi devices at WikiAcademies & meetups, where there may be lack of internet facilities at the venue.

Tinu Cherian said that he is working on creating a separate namespace for WikiAcademies & Wikimeetups on wiki.wikimedia.in, that allows anonymous edits, thereby avoiding the need to register for an user account for people to sign up for the event.

We also proposed the introduction of (person-independent) mail addresses like bangalore@wikimedia.in; telugu@wikimedia.in etc) to contact experienced Wikipedians who can ready to help.

Our Bangalore Meetups are incomplete without the photos sessions, so don’t miss them :)

Commons:File:Bangalore_Meetup_May_2012_17.16.43.jpg Commons:Category:Bangalore_Meetup_May_2012

We would also like to thank Alcatel-Lucent for giving us this beautiful conference for the meetup.

Our next monthly meetup (47th) is on June 10, 2012.

- ( Report by RadhaKrishna Arvapally)

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