CIS-A2K/Events/Indic Community Monthly Engagement Calls/December 9, 2023 Call

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Event Details[edit]

Indic Community Monthly Engagement Calls' December version is scheduled for December 9, 2023, where we are hosting a panel of Indic Wikimedians with substantial Wikimania participation experience and a strong understanding of the general scholarship process. This is part of an effort by CIS-A2K to Support Indic Wikimedians' Wikimania Scholarships and read more about it here.


  • This call is part of of A2K's initiative where A2K is aiming to provide comprehensive support to Indic Wikimedians in navigating the Wikimania scholarship process. Our focus is on enhancing equity, accessibility, and the overall quality of scholarship applications.
  • This session aims to equip participants with a deeper understanding of Wikimania's importance and the scholarship context. Following topics will be covered in the session:
    • Experience of Wikimania and its relevance to Indic Wikimedians.
    • Key elements the committee looks for in scholarship applications.
    • Q&A session for participants to seek clarifications.

Call Schedule[edit]

  • Date: December 9, 2023
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM IST
Time Discussions Speakers
6:00 - 7:30 PM (IST)
  • Experience of Wikimania and its relevance to Indic Wikimedians.
  • Key elements the committee looks for in scholarship applications.
  • Q&A session for participants to seek clarifications

Safe space policy[edit]

Please read carefully and follow the Universal Code of Conduct (UCOC) during the event. You can find the link in here.


The Indic Community Monthly Engagement Calls are open to all Indic-language Wikimedians, community members, and individuals interested in Indic-language Wikimedia projects. We encourage active participation and contribution from participants to enrich the discussions and generate collaborative ideas.

Join Us[edit]

Call Link: Zoom Link

  • Meeting ID: 854 0562 5624
  • Passcode: 703150

Interested participants[edit]

Please Indicate your interest here. Note that you do not need to sign up here before joining the call:

Summary of the Call[edit]

On December 9, 2023, a call was held from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM with the purpose of discussing the Wikimania Scholarship process. The call, attended by 31 participants, commenced with an introduction by Pavan Santosh from CIS-A2K. Subsequent speakers included Wikimania lead Nadzik, who provided insights into Wikimania's significance and what the Wikimania 2024 team is seeking. Nitesh Gill shared personal Wikimania learning experiences, while Abhinav discussed the importance of crafting scholarship applications effectively, drawing from his own experience in 2017/18.

Rachit Sharma, WMF offered insights into the relatively low number of South Asian participants applying for Wikimania. The final speaker, Sailesh, shared his experiences from his initial Wikimania attendance to the present.

Following these discussions, four breakout rooms were organized, featuring speakers demonstrating how to fill out a successful scholarship form. The emphasis was on clarity, relevant links, form structure, and what aspects to prioritize. This informative session lasted for 20-25 minutes.

Towards the end of the call, A2K announced that those needing assistance or support for filling out the form, or requiring translation support for their application, could reach out by emailing or