Nominations for the Executive Committee-2013/Santosh Shingare
Nomination form for Wikimedia Chapter EC Election
(To be initiated by Proposer and updated by Seconder and the Candidate wishing to contest for Election and submitted as per the due date)
Name of the candidate: Santosh Shingare
Membership ID (can be updated by Candidate later): INDI 356
Member Since (can be updated by Candidate later):
2011 2013 ( Correction by Election Committee: As per membership records)
(As per Wikimedia Chapter by-laws, a Member for election to Executive Committee should have been member for at least 3 months before the date of the meeting of the AGM/Election).
Signature(Use Wiki Signature):Suyog 22:20, 14 July 2013 (IST)
Membership ID:INDI 127
Signature(Use Wiki Signature):Hari777 20:19, 14 July 2013 (IST)
Membership ID:INDI 377
Signature(Use Wiki Signature):Sagarmarkal 00:27, 14 July 2013 (IST)
Acceptance by the Candidate
Short Profile (including past involvment in Wikimedia activities in not more than 100 words):
- Currently working at IIT bombay as Research Associate,Working on various open source platform like mediawiki, lua.
- Contributing to Marathi Wikipedia since 2011. News in Loksatta Newspaper
- Contributed in developing “Narayam” font in wikipedia hackathon-2011. News in Sakal Newspaper
- Organised Wiki academy and Techathon at L&T Mumbai and IIT Bombay -2012 .Techathon
- Organized Photothon for marathi wikipedia for two consecutive years (2012,2013), and gathered more than 1500,and 3000 images from various individual contributors . News in SakalNewspaper
- Developed android photo sharing application and published in Gnunify-2013 for sharing photos on marathi wikipedia. Google Play News in MumbaiTimes Newspaper
- Member of porting of marathi wiki on CD. News in Sakal Newspaper News in IBN Lokmat Channel
Position Statement/Letter of intent (in not more than 200 words):
- I am making efforts to take wikipedia on regional level and will encourage contribution from all india regional language.
- In India every year 750,000 student pass engineering, I will target this population in college and encourage them to contribute in wikipedia. it will be a huge pool of talent available for wikipedia as well as these students will get hands on practical experience on various technologies.
- India is worlds largest software and services industry,and boast of having few of worlds finest talents in software and programming,but people don’t know how to use/handle Wikipedia project or technology and that the reason why India has only 10% of wikipedia editors.
- I will encourage participation in wikipedia from india which will enhance scale of operation of wikipedia in india, will help improving finances of community.
I Santosh Shingare solemnly affirm to hold the aims and objectives of Wikimedia Chapter in highest esteem and strive to the best of my ability in serving the cause of Wikimedia Chapter.
Signature(Use Wiki Signature): Cherishsantosh 20:37, 14 July 2013 (IST)
Name: Santosh Shingare