Wikisangamotsavam-2018/FAQ

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Wikisangamotsavam is the annual conference of Wikimedians of Kerala. The first Wikisangamotsavam was started on 2011. Every year we are organizing this annual conference as a gathering of active Wikimedians in Kerala. The main objective of the event is to increase the Wikimedia offline activities in Kerala, develop skills of the new Wikimedians and bring together all the Wikimedians in Kerala.


General Information

What is WikiSangamotsavam?

WikiSangamotsavam is the annual gathering of Wikimedians of Kerala. Anyone interested in Wikimedia projects are welcome to participate in WikiSangamotsavam. It would be the sixth WikiSangamotsavam happening in 2018. This year, WikiSangamotsavam is scheduled to be held from 19-21 January 2019 at Kodungallur, Thrissur, Kerala. WikiJalayathra, an opportunity to travel to see Musiriz heritage sites has been arranged for the 21st of January 2018.

The first Sangamotsavam took place in Kollam, Kerala.

Where is WikiSangamotsavam taking place?

Wikisangamotsacam 2018 is scheduled to held from 19-21 January 2019 at Kodungallur, Thrissur, Kerala. Kodungallur is a town in Thrissur district, Kerala. Kodungallur is situated near Kochi.

The exact location of the venue can be found on the maps ഗൂഗിൾ മാപ്പിൽ ഈ സ്ഥലം കാണുക ഓപൺ സ്ട്രീറ്റ് മാപിൽ ഈ സ്ഥലം കാണുക GeoHack, Commons

What will happen at Wikisangamotsavam 2018?

At Wikisangamotsavam there will be presentation, talk, panel discussion, workshops, or interactive demonstrations about Wikimedia projects and related subjects. If you do not want to attend a scheduled presentation then you can meet other wikimedians or do Wikipedia at the lounge.

Who can attend Wikisangamotsavam 2018?

Wikisangamotsavam is open to everyone, but is particularly designed for those who have an interest in Wikipedia, Wikimedia projects, the Wikimedia movement, open knowledge and/or free culture. A primary goal of Wikisangamotsacam is to bring together those with a diversity of experiences and expertise. Any active contributor to a Wikimedia project and/or Wikimedia volunteer in any other capacity, from anywhere in Kerala/near by states, is considered eligible. Participants in other free knowledge, free software, and collaborative and/or educational initiatives are also encouraged to attend Wikisangamotsavam. There is no age bar in attending Wikisangamotsavam.

Do I have to be a Wikipedia editor to attend Wikisangamotsavam 2018?

No, it is not mandatory to be a Wikipedia editor to attend the conference. People who can have an interest in Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects can also attend the conference. We invite newcomers to experience the Wikipedia Adventure, a beginner’s introduction to Wikipedia.

Is this event just for Malayalam Wikipedia?

This event targets Wikimedians in Kerala, but anyone is welcome to attend, particularly, people interested in Wikipedia and Wikimedia movement. The event will be conducted in Malayalam and English(Upon special request) but those editing other language Wikipedias of Kerala are welcomed to attend.

Venue Information

How do I get to the event venue?

The event is happening at Vikas Auditorium, Kottappuram, Kodungallur, Thrissur District, Kerala. There are lot of busses are playing from Thrissur town to Kottappuram. It is recommended you take public transportation to reach the event venue- Vikas Auditorium. Get down at Kottapuram and take an auto/Taxi to get into the location.

Will there be food at the WS 2018?

Yes! A light breakfast, tea, lunch, hi tea and dinner will be served during the Wikisangamotsavam 2018.

Who do I contact for special dietary restrictions?

Please contact wikisangamotsavam@gmail.com, if you have any special dietary restrictions. We will try and accommodate your needs.

Will there be Internet available at the Wikisangamotsavam 2018?

Yes, we are trying to provide sufficient internet connection. It is advisable to bring your own interent connection for smoother connectivity.

Will the event be recorded and live streamed?

We have plans to record the sessions of Wikisangamotsavam 2018. Later all the recordings will be available on Youtube and Commons.

Is there a code of conduct for the Wikisangamotsavam 2018?

The Wikisangamotsavam 2018 organizing team is dedicated to provide a harassment-free event experience for everyone. Alike other movement events, the Friendly Space Policy, which is maintained by the Wikimedia Foundation, will be applied. All attendees are expected to read and agree to the policy.

Organized by : Wikimedians of Kerala User Group, Funded by : Wikimedia Foundation