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Revision as of 15:07, 4 January 2011

Wikipedia turns Ten

Cities celebrating in India: 8 states, 10 cities. Chennai | Bangalore | Hyderabad | Indore | Kannur | Kolkata | Mumbai | Mysore | New Delhi | Pune
Cities events under incubation: 10 states, 15 cities and counting... Bhopal | Bhubaneswar | Bikaner | Chandigarh | Dibrugarh | Dombivli | Faridabad | Ghaziabad | Greater Noida | Noida | Jalandhar | Jammu | Kharagpur | Trivandrum | Ujjain

Want to organise one? You can organise one in your city. Contact the Tenth Anniversary India Coordination page!
Stay connected with Indian wikipedians: Sign up to be part of the Wikipedia India list.
Call for volunteers: in the following states: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura & Uttarakhand. Contact/email the Wikimedia India chapter
Call to Wikipedians: We need your help. Please Volunteer for Online Desk | Volunteer for Task forces

Wikipedia Tenth Anniversary - Bangalore planning page

15th / 16th January 2011, depends on date,availability of speaker / venue. 15th also is a festive holiday.
We are planning a one day event in Bangalore to celebrate Wikipedia's 10th anniversary. Below are notes of discussions at WP:MBL22. Please add your thoughts, discuss here / mailing list.
Wikimedia Community in Bangalore


Segment 1: Wikipedian Community

Time: 09:00 to 13:00
Audience: Wikipedia editors (others welcome too)
Purpose: Share Updates, experiences and Best practices


  • 09:00-09:30: Introductions
  • 09:30-10:30: State of Wikimedia India-> reports from all Indian Wikipedia communities. (in person or remotely)
  • 10:30-11:30: Discussion: Expectations from the Chapter.
  • 11:30-11:45: TEA BREAK
  • 11:45-13:00: Discussion: Plans for the Year 2011.

Other potential topics

  • Showcase of specific skill sets- Image creation, Map creation, DYK, Bots, Combating vandals, Running academies, Running meetups.
  • Wikithon

Segment 2: Connect with other city Special Interest Groups

Time: 14:00 to 17:00
Audience: Wikipedians and SIG members (others welcome too)
Purpose: Explore possibilities of working together and collaboration. Identify common projects.


  • 02:00-02:30: Introductions and Context setting
  • Teams split into respective Focus group tracks
  • 02:30-03:00: Wikimedia summary talk/presentation
  • 03:00-03:30: Special Interest Group's talk/presentation
  • 03:30-03:45: TEA BREAK
  • 03:45-05:00: Discussion to explore projects of mutual interest.

Suggested Format

  • 3-4 parallel tracks
  • Each Track led by a Wikipedian and SIG volunteer
  • Wikipedian Lead to be someone who has interest in the Focus group.
  • Wikipedian Lead to be able to take discussions and actions forward.

Potential SIGs to connect with

  • Photography
    • Potential groups:
    • Potential Facilitators: Kalyan/Planemad
  • Birding
    • Potential groups: BngBirds
    • Potential Facilitators: Shyamal
  • Techies
    • Potential groups: Barcampers, Mobile Monday, Open coffee club
    • Potential Facilitators: Jackerhack/Logicwiki
  • Art Culture & Literature - Arunram
  • Archives - GKJohn
  • Praja - SBC-YPR
  • Academia
  • Wikipedia and community heath/public health - prashanth

Segment 3: Public event

Time: 18:00 to 21:00
Audience: Everyone is invited. (Like Wikipedia, come on in!)
Purpose: Communicate Wikipedia Mission, facts, showcase its coolness, reach out to public, share India focus, discussion.


Open House -> Will be more of in an auditorium setup with more public participation.

other possibilities

  • Panel discussion on wikipedia with people from diverse backgrounds on usage etc.

Possible Venue

  • TERI ?
  • IIIT B ?
  • Intuit ?
  • NIAS ?
  • MSRIT ?
  • BMSCE ?
  • PESIT ?
  • IAT, Queens Road?

Note:- IIM B,IISc are out of sight after the efforts.

Other tasks

  • Finalize celeb speaker -- en:User:Arunram / en:User:GKJohn
  • Fix up venue
  • Freeze content after reaching out to special interest groups
  • Get content for Wikipedia Factoids,Best of Indian WP
  • Involve with educational institutions
  • Reach out to offices via posters, mail chains, social media
  • Media coverage pre-event, post-event
  • Documentary finalisation
  • Work on pamphlet/FAQ, CDs or any give aways if possible
  • Follow up on the merchandise
  • Work on the Ten/Bangalore/Grants if needed.