Outside Wikipedia, he works as Assistant Treasury Officer at Sub-Treasury Walajapet in Vellore District of Tamil Nadu. He has authored few poetry books in Tamil. He is also an avid chess player.
See also: Featured Wikimedian Archive
- Chapter-Foundation: Co-ordination Call-December 2011 Update, published Jan 05,2012
- Wikimedia Chapter (India) November 2011 report, published Dec 15,2011
- Wikimedia Chapter (India) October 2011 report, published Nov 9,2011
- Wikimedia Chapter (India) Annual Report 2010-11, published Oct 21,2011
- Naveen Francis is elected as the Secretary. published Oct 18,2011
- Wikimedia Chapter (India) September 2011 report, published Oct 4,2011
- Naveen Francis, Sudhanwa Jogalekar, Tinu Cherian elected in the EC Elections.- 24 Sep 2011
Current & Upcoming Events
- 05-Jan-2011 Wiki Academy @ Cochin University of Science and Technology
- 11-Jan-2012 Wiki Academy @ SSN College of Engineering, Chennai
- 10-Feb-2012 Hackathon @ SICSR, Pune
- WikiAcademy @ OUCIP, Hyderabad
- Wiki Academy @ P S R Rengasamy college of engineering for women
- 09-Nov-2011 Wikiconference Mumbai, Pre-event Press Conference
- 13-Nov-2011 1st Odia WikiMeetup
- 13-Nov-2011 Bangalore Meetup
- 18-Nov-2011 WikiConference India 2011
- 18-Nov-2011 India Hackathon 2011
- 24-Nov-2011 Translation sprint cum Hackathon scheduled in Pune.
- 11-Dec-2011 First Wiki-Workshop at Salem
- 10-Dec-2011 Wiki Academy @ Jaya Engineering College
- 10-Dec-2011 First meetup at Coimbatore
See Event Archive
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The Wikimedia Chapter is an independent organization that supports, promotes and educate the general Indian public about the availability and use of free and open educational content, which includes the ability to access, develop and contribute to encyclopaedias, dictionaries, books, images, etc.. It is an autonomous entity that does not have any editorial control over content on Wikipedia and its related projects. The Chapter does not have access to the servers hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation in the USA.