CIS-A2K/Events/Train the Trainer Program/2019/Bids

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This page has information and links for Train-the-trainer bids to venue/host TTT 2019, the 6th iteration of Train-the-trainer program. A2K is planning to run the bidding process and selecting an Indian city to host Train-the-trainer 2019 which is going to happen in the first half of 2019. Indian community members can get together to propose the city to host upcoming Train-the-trainer.

Criteria[edit]

Following are per-requests to propose a bid.

  • Active local community which is willing to support conducting the event
    • At least 4 Community members should come together and propose the city. Women Wikimedians in organizing team is highly recommended.
  • City should have at least an International airport.
  • Venue and accommodations should be available for the event dates.
    • Participants size of TTT generally will be between 20-25.
    • Needed a venue which will have good internet connectivity and conference space for the above mentioned size of participants.
  • Discussions in local community.
  • The conference should be held in the month of February or early March. The conference should be on over a weekend, usually Friday to Sunday.

Notes[edit]

  • We can not do the event in the following cities: a) Bangalore (we have most of the TTTs in Bangalore, and this year we are not doing it in Bangalore), b) Mysore (TTT2018 took place in Mysore, we won't repeat this year)

Timeline[edit]

Deadline Milestone
14 January 2019 23:59 IST Bidding officially opens
30 January 2019 23:59 IST Deadline for Proposals to Host


31 January – 7 February 2019 Selection process by Jury
18 February 2019 Jury decision made; announcement of host city to bidders and public.

Bids: Show interest here to collaborate[edit]

If you are interested to collaborate on TTT 2019, please let us know here in the following format. Please note after you create a section below, we'll follow-up with additional questions and comments.

Format create a level 3 section below with city and community name like ===Bangalore, Kannada community === and please answer these questions:

  • City: city as mentioned in the subject line
  • Why do you want to host TTT 2019 in the city?
  • Do you have any venue in mind in your city?
  • Who are the community members who will work on this? If you have discussed this with the members or on the village pump please share a link here.
  • Do you have any TTT alumnus (anyone who participated in TTT) in your team? Please write the username(s).
  • Anything else you want to tell us?

City:Visakhapatnam, Community:VVIT WikiConnect[edit]

Why do you want to host TTT 2019 in the city?
  • We are members of VVIT WikiConnect which is a college based Wiki-club. Formed in 2017, we organised several activities both on and off campaign in 2017 and 2018, including edit-a-thons, a strategy salon, #1lib1ref. In this regard, we would like to use this opportunity organise and host TTT, in Visakhapatnam (Vizag). Andhra Pradesh has not observed any major Wiki-event till date. We have two cities which are feasible, but we discussed and decided on Visakhapatnam due to several advantages. The community discussion can be seen on the talk page VVIT WikiConnect here. We also informed and discussed about this with the Telugu community on te Wikipedia village pump here. Logistically, Visakhapatnam Airport is well connected air, road and rail. It has direct air connections from Bengaluru, Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bhuwaneswar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Kolkata and Kochi. It is also a major railway junction and well connected by road—APSRTC operates several buses from Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Tirupathi and also has connections to Bengaluru, Chennai and Bhubaneswar. The city has good options for venue (including accomodation) and also several places to visit such as the Tribal Museum. There can be a potential activity planned such as a photo-walk or like an educational tour.
Do you have any venue in mind in your city?
  • We have checked a few options in city considering their proximity from transport hubs. These can discussed upon request. Since we are not aware of the budget and also specific requirement (if any) we didn’t zero in on any venue.
Who are the community members who will work on this?
  • Sumanth699: He was the first lead co-ordinator of the club for the six months. He has over 11,000 contributions in en Wikipedia, Commons, and Wikidata. He has been a part of organising several activities including strategy salon in 2017, initial edit-a-thons in college, #1lib1ref etc.
  • Nivas10798: He is one of the co-ordinators of the club. He majorly contributes to en Wikipedia and Wikidata. He has conducted Wikidata workshops and participated in many wiki events. He is the organiser of VVIT Advanced Wiki Training in December 2018.
  • Mnavya: Navya is the current lead co-ordinator of the club. She has major contributions in Wikidata, en Wikipedia and te Wikipedia, with more than 6,000 global contributions. She is an organiser of WWWW 2018 for Telugu and also led several Wikidata workshops and awareness sessions in college with the help of other co-ordinators.
  • SuswethaK: She is one of the co-ordinators of the club and she contributes to Wikidata, en Wikipedia and te Wikipedia. She along with Navya organised WWWW 2018 in Telugu Wikipedia. She also conducted Wiki awareness sessions and Wikidata workshops with her fellow co-ordinators.
Do you have any TTT alumnus (anyone who participated in TTT) in your team?
  • KCVelaga: With over 48000 contributions, he contributes en Wikipedia, WCommons and Wikidata. He led several events, and was crucial to establishing the club in college. He’ll be guiding us in organising.
Anything else you want to tell us?
  • Contact emails: saisumanth532@gmail.com and kcvelaga@gmail.com
On behalf of VVIT WikiConnect, Sumanth699 (talk) 12:28, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

CityName: Guwahati Community:Assamese wikimedia community[edit]

  • City: Guwahati, Assam.
  • Why do you want to host TTT 2019 in the city?
Assam or the Assamese wikimedia community has not organized any national level wiki event till date. So we would like to host the TTT event this year and the most convenient place would be state capital Guwahati. Guwahati is well connected with all the major places of India by air and train. The airport is about 20 Kms from the city and the railway station is within the city. It has plenty of options for the venue.
  • Do you have any venue in mind in your city?
There are a number of hotels with conference rooms and other facilities. They can be contacted upon confirmation of city and intimation of budget.
  • Who are the community members who will work on this? If you have discussed this with the members or on the village pump please share a link here.
  1. gitartha.bordoloi: currently sysops in Assamese wikipedia and wikisource. He has over 13000 edits in Assmese wikipedia, wikisouce and commmons. Was one of the organizers in Assamese wikpedia's 10 year celebration back in 2012.
  2. Dibya Dutta: One of the few constantly active user in Assamese wiki projects. He has over 9000 edits in wikimedia projects including Bangla and English wikipedia.
  3. Joli: Currently the only active woman Assamese wikimedian with over 4500 edits. Instrumental in keeping Assamese wikisouce project in active state. Organized an Assamese wiki meet-up in Bangalore in 2014.
  4. Nayanjyoti sarma: Active in Assamese wikipedia with over 600 edits. Will be available in the city before and after the event for any help.
  5. Dipankar: Active in As wikipedia, wikisource and commons with over 3600 edits. Organized two Assamese wiki meet-ups in Tezpur (2012) and Guwahati (2014) respectively .
  6. অজয় দাস: Active in Assamese and Eng wikipedia, wikidata and commons with over 2400 edits.

Village pump discussion link: here

  • Do you have any TTT alumnus (anyone who participated in TTT) in your team? Please write the username(s).
No.
  • Anything else you want to tell us?
Contact emails: gitartha.bordoloi@gmail.com, joliborah@gmail.com

on behalf of Assamese wikimedia community Gitartha.bordoloi (talk) 11:50, 28 January 2019 (UTC)