South Asia Open Community Call

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About[edit]

The Open Community Calls (OCC) is an online space to share activities like Edit-a-thons, Workshops, and meetups (especially updates related to WikiConference India 2023) with a wider community audience who are contributing to Indic Wikimedia projects and beyond. This is a monthly call where communities come together. Everyone is welcome to participate, share their community activities, and ask questions in the moderated discussions.

  • Any community member who is contributing to Wikimedia projects in the Indic language and beyond can join these calls.
  • These are monthly calls which will be scheduled every month on a Sunday.
  • Please click on this public link and add the Open Community Call calendar to get meeting invitation directly to your calendar, so that you don't miss out on any calls.
  • To share your ideas/suggestions/thoughts with the organizers of OCC, you are free to use the talk page.
  • Alternatively, you can join the Telegram group for the same

Moderator Sign-up[edit]

Interested in moderating one of the Open Community Calls? Sign up below by adding your username. You can also reach out to us at contact(_AT_)wikiconferenceindia.org

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Details of the upcoming meeting[edit]

The next Open Community Call is on 18 February 2024.

18 February 2024[edit]

Moderator: Chinmayee Mishra

  • Agenda:
  • Welcome and Ice Breaker- 5 mins (Moderator)
  • Movement Strategy Session- 30 mins (Kaarel)
  • Updates from WMF
    • Newcomers Onboarding Tools- 10 mins (Benoit Evellin, WMF)
    • South Asia Regional Grants Committee- 5 mins (Jacqueline Chen, WMF)
    • Wikimedia Foundation Affiliates Strategy - 5 mins (Suyash Divwedi or Manavpree Kaur)
  • Open Community Updates- 15 mins
    • Tulu Community In-Person Events or Activities: Babitha Shetty

Previous meetings[edit]

21 January 2024[edit]

Moderator: Shabab Mustafa

  • Agenda:
  • Welcome and Introduction to the call
  • Movement Strategy
    • Presentation
    • Activity
  • Open for community updates
  • TBD

17 December 2023[edit]

Moderator: Sanjog

  • Agenda:
  • Welcome and Introductions- 5 mins (Sanjog)
  • Introduction to Movement Strategy- 30 mins (Kaarel)
  • Open Community Updates- 20 mins
  • Updates from Indic MediaWiki Hackathon- 5 mins (Nivas and Gopa)
  • Updates from Indic Oral Culture Project- 5 mins (Amrit Sufi)
  • Update from Punjab WikiEducation Program- 5 mins (Jagseer)
  • AOB and Closure- 5 mins

19 November 2023[edit]

Moderator: RockyMasum

  • Agenda:
  • Introduction and Icebreaker activity: 10 mins
  • Announcements & Community Updates: 23-25 mins
  • Updates from Bangladesh Chapter by Tanvir Rahman: 10-15 mins
  • Hindi Community activity updates by Praveen/Rachit: 5 mins
  • Wikimania 2024 Scholarships announcements by Rachit: 3 mins
  • Major Changes to the Open Community Call by Nivas: 10 mins
  • Activity on Movement Strategy by Nivas/Rachit/Praveen: 15-20 mins

29 October 2023[edit]

Moderator: Nitesh

  • Agenda:
  • Opening: 3 mins
  • Affiliate strategy and AffCom elections: 15 mins
  • Stories from recent events:
  • WWC 2023: 10 mins
  • TTT 2023 : 10 mins
  • Community Spotlight:
  • Maithili Wikimedians User Group: 7 mins
  • Karavali Wikimedians Project: 5 mins

10 September 2023[edit]

Moderator: Nitesh

  • U4CBC (Universal Code of Conduct Building Committee) Conversation
  • Learning experience from Wikimania Participants
  • Community Update

16 July 2023[edit]

Moderator: Nitesh and Nivas

  • Agenda:
  • Opening and Welcome - 4 mins
  • Streaming "WikiConference India 2023 — Recap and Highlights" - 6 mins
  • Global Council Draft by MCDC (Ciell, Manav, Runa) - 35 mins
  • Upcoming WMF fundraising campaign in India (Julia) - 10 mins
  • Open space for Communities, Closing, and next call update - 5 mins

18 June 2023[edit]

Moderator: Yakshitha

  • Agenda:
  • Welcome and Introductions
  • WCI 2023 Updates - 10 mins
  • Honorarium for attendees
  • Report
  • Blogs & Films
  • Movement Charter Drafting Committee Updates - 10 mins
  • WikiWomenCamp (Info on Scholarships) - 5 mins
  • GLAM Conference (Info on Scholarships) - 5 mins
  • LanguageWiki Celebrations - 10 mins
  • Punjabi Wikipedia - 5 mins
  • Kannada Wikipedia - 5 mins
  • Updates from CIS-A2K work - 5 mins*

Etherpad Link: https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/South_Asia_Community_Call

  • Meeting details:

21 May 2023[edit]

  • Agenda:
  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Updates from WCI
  • WCI 2023 Overview
  • Stipend Update
  • Your best memory from WCI in one word- Open Question
  • Next Steps
  • Video- Work in Progress
  • Reporting and Feedback
  • WikiCelebrate
  • Leadership Development Working Group Updates
  • Any Community Updates
  • AOB

16 April 2023[edit]

  • Agenda:
  • Conference updates
  • Pre-conference activity update
  • Board of Trustees lead affiliate strategy interaction during WCI
  • Anual Program Plan & Fundraising
  • Women’s Month Datathon update
  • Stories by Communities

19 March 2023[edit]

  • Agenda:
  • Hello and Introductions- 5 mins
  • CIS-A2k and CPUG- Women’s Month DataThon- 5 mins (Suyash)
  • Wikimania and Upcoming Hackathon- 10 mins (Rachit)
  • WCI Updates- 30 mins (Nitesh/Nivas)
  • Program Updates
  • Scholarship Updates
  • Self Funded Updates
  • Key Announcement Dates
  • Pre-Conference Activities
  • Open Question- 10 mins

19 February 2023[edit]

  • Agenda:
  • Conference update & Update about Meta page updates: 5 mins
  • Programs update & Pre-conference activity: 10-12 mins
  • Other Community activities:
  • Hardware Donation Program: 3-5 mins
  • 2nd Wiki Technology Summit by Kasyap: 2-3 mins
  • Women's health edit-a-thon announcement by Netha: 3-5 mins
  • Brief Introduction to Diversity&Inclusion (D&I) at conference and why by Manav: 3-5mins
  • Privacy & Digital Safety by Max from the WMF legal team: 10-15 mins
  • Scholarship updates: 15 mins
  • FAQ update & AOB: 5 mins