Wiki 11 Celebration
Telugu Wikipedians celebrated 11 years completion of Wikipedia project in Hyderabad on
29-01-2012 with support from Wikimedia Chapter. Rajasekhar hosted the function in his office.
Users Rahimanuddin and Veeven demonstrated various ways of using and contributing to Wikipedia, including the support on smart phones. The top contributors in 2011 in both article and non article categories were recognized with small gifts thanks to the sponsorship of Kinige. A detailed
Telugu Wikipedia 2011 Overview is available. Mr Rajasekhar announced the operation of Telugu Wikipedia Help Centre, where he offered to take calls on his cell phone.
RaviShankar from Tamil Wikipedia shared the best practices behind the growth of Tamil Wikipedia with the participants. Telugu Wikipedians Arjuna Rao Chavala and Sujatha attended the function over Skype from Bangalore and Hyderabad respectively.
Wikipedian IRC meets
Weekly IRC meets were organised for three months from mid December 2011 to catalyze the Telugu community in contributing to Wikipedia. As part of this site notices were used, plans for 2012 were discussed, Home page layout was improved and one Wikiproject was launched.
Other Noteworthy news
- Telugu Wikipedia reached 50,000 article count on March 14, 2012.