Talk:WikiConference India 2011/Schedule

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Suggestions to the Program team


  • Day one people will arrive from all over India - you may want a later start on that day to allow them to arrive the morning itself - around 11am.
  • For Saturday and Sunday you could start at 9am.

Cheers, AroundTheGlobe 06:29, 22 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Suggested tracks[edit]

  1. Indic wiki projects (All the points mentioned by Achal can be covered in this track) (Suggestion by Shiju)
  2. Wikipedia and Indian Society : Wikipedia and Indian Copyright Law can also be part of this (Suggestion by Shiju)
  3. Technology track.- Offline access to Wikipedia (Suggestion by Shiju)
  4. GLAM - the way forward in India (Suggestion by AroundTheGlobe)
  5. WikiMahila - gender bias on Wikipedia (WikiMahila coined by user Bishdutta, WikiMohtarma suggested by user Ashlin, suggested as track by AroundTheGlobe)
  6. An Editathon (Guiness World Record attempt?) (Suggestion by user Prad2609)
  7. Best Practices in Outreach: How do increase the number of editors in India from ~1000 to ~100,000 Hmundol 06:52, 22 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. Wikipedia in Education: Learnings from Pune & Roll-Out Plan Hmundol 06:52, 22 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  9. Old is Gold: How do we tap the enormous potential of senior citizens in Wikimedia projects (especially Indic languages) Hmundol 06:52, 22 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  10. Wikipedia & Indian Society (thread). AshLin 07:20, 22 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  11. A lecture on Indian Biodiversity in Wikipedia - Issues, challenges & the way ahead (or something like that) by User:Shyamal. AshLin 07:20, 22 June 2011 (UTC) Lecture confirmed. AshLin 05:05, 23 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  12. "State of the Wikipedia" - a roundup session where each language wikipedia speaks for five minutes on its state, statistics, achievements &challenges. AshLin 07:20, 22 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  13. Offline Wikipedia & Wikipedia for Schools (Offline edition). AshLin 07:20, 22 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  14. Some Indians got selected for some coding projects etc. Indian GSoCers on Wikimedia They could be asked to give a presentation for what they did. AshLin 07:20, 22 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  15. Ask Tory Read & the person researching Hindi Wikipedia's formation history to give a presentation/talk of their findings. AshLin 07:20, 22 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  16. Partnering with Wikipedia - What commercial companies can help with (Controversial but might be interesting?) Gautam John
  17. Home grown technology / tools / technical practices inside Indic Wikipedia -- Open discussion, sharing best practices. User:Logicwiki
  18. Tech track - developing *for* mediawiki (Extensions) or developing with mediawiki (API) User:YuviPanda
  19. Inter-chapter virtual collaboration. This could be a discussion and a live multi-language improvement experiment supported by a live IRC channel on an Indian cultural topic of interest internationally. As an example see V&A Wikilounge. (WM-UK)

Suggested Activities[edit]

They can happen after the sessions, but ideally sometime in day when most people would be available.

  1. Making videos like "You too can edit" in as many languages. WikimediaFoundation videos were made at Wikimania 2010.
  2. Talk page signing (?) like Keysigning , so that more Wikipedians will be connected by face, on talk pages. -- More of a networking activity.
  3. Of course a group photo. Its ideal a time is earmarked before. Logicwiki 09:35, 22 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. A youth fest/bashup - strictly for kids & teens? We have a few such Wikipedians in Pune. AshLin 13:02, 22 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. Release of the CD etc, if executed :-). AshLin 07:20, 22 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. Open street Map talk -- Naveenpf 17:53, 30 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]