Grants:TPS/Sivakosaran/Global Voices Summit 2017/Report

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Event name[edit]

Global Voices Summit 2017

Participant connections[edit]

We, Sivakosaran & Mayooranathan conducted a presentation on general introduction to Wikipedia and the journey and current status of Tamil Wikipedia for 1 hour, followed by a session to show how to edit Wikipedia in your language with English Wikipedia as an example. 10 participants attended each event, including 2 Wikipedians from Colombo - Rahman & Azeez.


Option 1: Shared Experience: What is one way you shared something from your experience with your community (either locally or globally), after the event?
Add a link here to a blog post or newsletter you wrote about your participation afterwards, or to a meet-up you organized to share your experience with your local community.
Option 2: Learning Pattern: What is one useful learning pattern you can share with the Wikimedia movement?
Add a link to a learning pattern - either a new pattern you created with insights from your participation, or an existing pattern to which you added your endorsement and some significant new "considerations" or “examples” from your experience.
Option 3: New Creation: What was one useful outcome of the event for the Wikimedia movement?
Add a link to something new that was created as a result of your participation in this event (for example, you might link to a new tool that you and your co-participants made as a result of attending this event, or to a set of articles that the participants in your workshop created at the event).
Meeting 2 Wikipedians from Colombo, especially meeting User:Rehman who moderate the UG-LK usergroup was very useful. It was decided that Mr. Mayooranathan to act as president and Mr. Sivakosaran to act as Vice President for the UG-LK usergroup for Tamil medium activities of the group in Sri Lanka. It was a great opportunity for the 4 Wikipedians to meet in person and discuss future collaborations.
Link: Sri Lanka User Group
An article was created on the topic of Global Voices Summit for the purpose of introducing Wikipedia Editing in English Wikipedia. This article needs was later redirected to Global Voices page because it is not considered notable. Link: Edit History
Sivakosaran participated in the panel discussion on the topic of 'Is Credibility Cross-Cultural?' with reference to Tamil Wikipedia editing. This was attended by over 20 persons and the participants were enthusiastic to hear about the Wikipedia experience.


Expense Description Amount (LKR) Notes
Bus - Jaffna to Colombo - Mayooranathan 1300 Ticket Provided
Bus - Colombo to Jaffna - Mayooranathan 1300 Ticket Provided
Taxi - Friend's Place To Event Location - Mayooranathan 450 Ticket Not Provided
Taxi - From Event Location to Bus - Mayooranathan 480 Ticket Not Provided
Taxi - Home To Railway Station - Sivakosaran 200 Ticket Not Provided
Train - Jaffna to Colombo - Sivakosaran 520 Ticket Provided
Taxi - Railway Station to Friend's Place - Sivakosaran 600 Ticket Not Provided
Taxi - Friend's Place to Event Location - Sivakosaran 450 Ticket Not Provided
Taxi - Event Location to Friend's Place - Sivakosaran 500 Ticket Not Provided
Taxi - Friend's Place to Bus Stand - Sivakosaran 150 Ticket Not Provided
Bus - Colombo to Jaffna - Sivakosaran 1300 Ticket Provided
Taxi - Bus Stand to Home - Sivakosaran 600 Ticket Not Provided
Total Amount Spent 7850
Bank Charges 250
Total 8100 USD 53.58

Amount left over[edit]

I did not get the amount in advance.

Anything else[edit]

Sivakosaran and Mayooranathan will share the experience in a local meetup, likely within a month.

The photos were shared by Rehman: GV Summit 2017 Photos

Exchange Rate as at 17 Dec 2017: 1 USD = 151.18 LKR. Link: Exchange Rate of Central Bank of Sri Lanka