Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2022
Due to new wave in India, Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2022 is postponded and rescheduled for a better time.
|Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2022|
|Status||To be Conducted|
|Begins||18 February 2022|
|Ends||20 February 2022|
|Country||World Wide Web, India-focused|
|Previous event||Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021|
|For contact, please post on the Talk page or email:wmwmcis-india.org |
Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2022 is an online wiki-event by A2K which will be conducted from 18 – 20 February 2022. It is the second iteration of Wikimedia Wikimeet India, the first such event was organised in 2021 on the occasion of International Mother Language Day in the month of February. This meet will be an entirely virtual wiki event on the national level. Through this event, the engagement and participation will be outside India as well. So, event participation is not restricted to any particular country.
The meet is the platform where Wikimedia communities, volunteers and users can communicate or interact with each other.
A few objectives of the Wikimedia Wikimeet India are:
- To provide or create an entirely online platform for interacting regarding Wikimedia movement, wiki-learning and skill-share on anything related to Wikimedia projects.
- To highlight and introduce a few prior focus areas to Indic Wikimedia family or communities or individuals.
- Arrange some skill development training sessions and discussions on current important and relevant topics such as Wikimedia Strategy 2030 (this was also the major topic last time as well)
- To appreciate experienced Wikimedians who are being with us and welcome & thank newbies who are amazingly contributing.
Why Wikimeet again?
Wikimedia Wikimeet 2021 was the first India virtual meet that was conducted for three days, especially, for Indian Wikimedians to learn and share. It attempted to provide an online platform for Wikimedians in India and Wikimedians who are working or interested in Indian content on Wikimedia projects.
Due to COVID-19 and its worldwide restrictions, A2K decided to try online large-scale meet instead of on-ground events.
For the last two years, we have been gradually shifting our focus towards online training and workshops. Although the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting related restrictions are a reason for this shift in focus, this is not the only reason to conduct such an event.
Through Wikimedia Wikimeet we would like to further explore learning/greeting/meeting in the online space.
Wikimedia Wikimeet India was an experimental online meet because it was the first virtual meet on the India level or national level. That was the medium of communication, interaction and learning where international Wikimedians or WMF staff also participated. There were a few obstacles either but the platform to listen or learn from others is important. Therefore, the second iteration is necessary for the growth of the Wikimedia movement, Indic communities, Wiki projects etc.
This was the first iteration of Wikimedia Wikimeet India. Conducted for Indic Wikimedians to engage them.