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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.

  • Intro talk with factoids about Wikipedia
    • 10 second factoids by many wikipedians one by one?
    • Any wikipedia(n) short video from youtube?
    • Quick Q & A by public to make it interactive
  • Best of Wikipedia in Indian context and recognising people behind scenes.
  • Celeb talk
    • Wikipedia and me
    • Wikipedia and society at large?
  • Chapter update
    • What is chapter, need for it
    • Impact on public policy making towards open access
    • Call for support
    • Current status.
  • Documentary screening
    • Note: Truth in numbers not advised

other possibilities

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

Possible Venue

  • TERI ?
  • IIIT B ?
  • Intuit ?

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.