From Wikimedia India Chapter
Wikipedia Meetup - Chennai Nov 14, 2010
Tamil Wikipedia Workshop - Puducherry Feb 20, 2011
Tamil Wikipedia book release - Chennai Jan 15, 2011
Tamil Wikipedia Introduction for Native Language Tamil Conference - Bergen, Norway Sep 24,25 2010
Tamil Wikipedia Workshop in Eastern University - Batticaloa, Sri Lanka - May 6, 2011
Wiki Seminar - Jaffna, Sri Lanka - March 12, 2011
Tamil Wikipedia booth at Tamil Kids Day - Toronto, Canada - March 19, 2011
- During November 2010 - May 2011, Tamil Wikipedians conducted eleven Wikipedia workshops across the world. These workshops were conducted in Norway, Canada, India (Tamil Nadu) and Sri Lanka.
- Tamil Wikipedia was also introduced at the Native Language Tamil conference held by the Norwegian education directorate at Bergen, Norway and the Canadian Tamil Children's day celebrations at Toronto, Canada
- A Wikimarathon was organised on November 14, 2010 (to coincide with the Chennai Wikimeetup)
- Wiki 10 celebrations were organised in Chennai on January 15, 2011
- Tamil Wikipedian Theni. M. Subramani's book on Tamil Wikipedia (titled Tamil Wikipedia) was released as part of the Wiki 10 celebrations.
- The period October 2010 - May 2011, has witnessed a notable increase in Tamil Wikipedia's growth rate in terms of number of edits and articles. Number of articles created per day has jumped from around 20 a day in September 2010 to around 50 a day in April 2011; Similarly; the number of edits per month has increased from 13,000 to 28,000 for the corresponding months. This growth has been completely organic and the rate of growth seems to be holding.
- On April 8, 2011 Tamil Wikipedia crossed 30,000 articles. The growth from 25,000 to 30,000 was achieved in 6 months, compared to the 11 month period it took to add the previous 5,000 articles.
- Malayalam Wikipedia's inbuilt typing tool solution was customised for Tamil by Malayalam Wikimedians Junaid and Shiju with the help of Tamil Wikipedians and it was installed in Tamil Wikipedia in November 2010. (It has since been added to Tamil Wiktionary too)
- A short URL facility based on the Shortify URL system was implemented in March 2011. This facility was customised for Tamil Wikipedia by Wikipedians Yuvi Panda and Srikanth (Logicwiki)
- On April 20, 2011, Tamil Wikipedian P. M. Punniyameen assisted by his family members and other Tamil Wikipedians attempted a feat to create 200 articles within a 24 hour period. This collaborative effort was a huge success and 300 articles were created, proofread and categorised in a single day.
- The uploading of the technical glossary donated by the Tamilnadu Government and Tamil Virtual University to Tamil Wiktionary was completed in October 2010. This made Tamil wiktionary a Top 10 Wiktionary globally and earned it a place in the Wiktionary.org homepage. Nearly 70,000 words were added in this uploading effort.
- In May 2011, the uploading part of another word donation project was completed. This donation came from Sorkovai - a Tamil technical glossary project compiled by a group of Canadian Tamil enthusiasts. Nearly 2,000 words were added in this effort.
- Currently, Tamil Wiktionary has 2,01,000 words and has become the first Indic language Wiktionary to reach the 2,00,000 word mark.
Tamil Wikinews and Wikisource
- Apart from Wikipedia and Wiktionary, Tamil Wikinews is also an active Tamil Wikimedia project. With nearly 1500 news articles, it ranks 13th in the list of Wikinews sites. About 2 to 3 new news articles are published every day.
- Next in the list of Tamil Wiki projects (ordered by activity levels) is Wikisource with more than 10,000 pages. Current efforts include uploading of ancient Tamil literary works and the Tamil Bible.
- Tamil Wikipedian Surya Prakash. S. A. who took part in the Translatewiki April rally made more than 500 new translations. He was one among the winners who split a collective prize of 1000 Euro sponsored by Wikia.