Grants:TPS/Nasir8891/WikiConference India 2011

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User name
nasir8891
Event name
WikiConference India 2011
Event Web site
WikiConference India 2011
Event date(s)
November 18 - November 20, 2011
Amount requested (remember to specify currency!)
USD 550
Endorsements

Budget breakdown[edit]

  • Travel: USD 350[1]
  • Accommodation: USD 120[2]
  • Others: USD 80[3]

Reasons for Participation[edit]

I am active in some of the Wikimedia projects. Mainly i am involved with Bengali Wikipedia, and commons:Wikimedia Commons. I am one of the founding members of the recently established chapter Wikimedia Bangladesh. At the very beginning i am working for this chapter formation. I have conducted workshops on Wikipedia (how to edit, necessity of Wikipedia and ways to get involved) in different universities.

I have checked the program schedule and found that if i can attend a number of sessions (1, 2, 3) then it will be very helpful for me and some cases(like 1,2,3) i want to replicate this idea . Though i have not submitted any presentation but i can contribute on the discussion sessions. And a big number of contributors are form West Bengal, India. i will get the chance to discuss and will to find the solutions about make Bengali Wikipedia more successful.

Wikimedia Bangladesh has established only a few days ago, and by attending this conference i will be able to discuss with the members of other established chapters. I believe that this will help me to make the Wikimedia Bangladesh more successful.

Goal and Expected Impact[edit]

Through this conference i will be able to introduce Bengali Wikipedia as well as the Wikimedia Bangladesh. I have some prior experiences on conducting workshops and some outreach events in different universities. I can share these with the other participants.

And recently we have formed a chapter in Bangladesh and we had to go through some hard times too. We had faced different type of problems and finally overcome them. As a founding member i can share these among the other groups who are on the way of chapter formation.

Notes[edit]

  1. Round-trip economy class ticket from the Dhaka to Mumbai and back
  2. Accommodation will be organized by WCI organizers as per their policy about scholarship holders
  3. Visa and registration fees, and other incidentals