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Rahul Deshmukh


Rahul Deshmukh
2017 July-

Rahul Deshmukh from IIT Bombay, Powai Mumbai is an active editor on Marathi Wikipedia. He is among the top 10 contributors on Marathi Wikipedia and also working as Admin science 2011. He is founder and first Admin on Marathi Wiki source.

Being an engineer by profession is focus is to applying technological solutions to Wikimedia projects to better utilise editor’s time for intellectual and creative work and minimising the labours work by use of automation.He is advisor to Encyclopaedia board Government of Maharashtra. He is member of Govetnment of Maharashtra, Language Advisory Board’s (Bhasha Sallagar Samiti’s ) policy framing committee for media. He was actively involved in making the Marathi Vishvakosh copyright free for public use.

Some of his major contributions include Porting of Marathi Wikipedia on Android Tablet (Aakash),Development of web font for Marathi Wikipedia,Wikipedia Arm based solution for Net-book and preinstalled it on Govt of India Netbooks distributed to youth in rural India under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan.

Apart from delivering lectures, speeches, interviews and conducting academies he organises many events and activities for Marathi Wikipedia on regular basis. Some of the yearly activities conducted are : Photothon science 2012 on every year on Marathi Bhasha day (every year),Woman’s Ediathon science 2014 every year on women’s day ( every year),Hackathon science 2014 every year in summer (every year),Reading week science 2015 every year on Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam’s Birth anniversary (every year), Marathi Bhasha Gaurav Din with Government of Maharashtra Science 2017

He was elected to the Wikimedia India Executive Committee in April 2017, and currently serves as President.

Krishna Chaitanya Velaga

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Krishna Chaitanya Velaga
Member 2017 May-

Krishna is an undergrad Mechanical Engineering student from Andhra Pradesh. He is pursuing graduation from Vasireddy Venkatadri Institute of Technology, Guntur, and is an NCC cadet.

Contributing since December 2014, Krishna has been one of the most active English Wikipedians from India. He predominantly contributes to the Indian military history domain. He holds the credit of several good, A-class, featured content and also the first good topic from Indian military history on en Wiki. He exercises several user rights including as the License reviewer on Wikimedia Commons. He was awarded the title of Military history newcomer of the year for 2016, and was the Featured Wikimedian of the Month for January 2017. His vision is to the strengthen the grass roots of Wikimedia Movement in India by serving with the Chapter and simultaneously spread the concept of free access to knowledge among the educational community.

Apart from Wikimedia, Krishna is an avid photographer, and contributes to various news websites and magazines in scope of warfare and military history. He believes in multidisciplinary approach.

He was elected to the Wikimedia India Executive Committee in April 2017.