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Barry Newstead, Chief Global Development Officer, Wikimedia Foundation is in town.. So let us catch up to meet him. He is very eager to talk to the Wikicommunity.

Pre-Meeting discussions can be on the talk page please.

Date and Venue[edit]

Date: : Friday, 24-September-2010 6:30 PM IST

The Centre for Internet and Society
No. 194, 2nd 'C' Cross,
4th Main
Domlur 2nd Stage
Opposite to Domlur Club
Bangalore 560 071

Intended Audience[edit]

Anyone interested in Wikipedia (user, contributor or curious about it). Wikipedians from any part of India or the world and anyone who is interested in Wikipedia! Meetup is open to members of all Wikimedia projects and Wikipedians from all languages. All are welcome, and we are especially interested in seeing newcomers to join the experienced Wikipedians/Wikimedians. If you are interested in coming, please add your name below.

Getting there[edit]

See Directions- Click on the picture to enlarge
  • By Road:
    • From MG Road, Brigade Road, Central Business District, Vidhan Soudha - Come straight on Old Airport Road towards Domlur, and take a Left after Steves Gym / Paratha House. Go straight, and continue straight after the Domlur BDA Complex crossroads. Further, go straight, cross bridge over storm water drain, and take Left AFTER The Energy Research Institute [TERI]. You will see Domlur Club on the LEFT. Take a right onto the SECOND lane, opposite the gate of the Club. The CIS building has a white gate and is on the RIGHT-hand side, first gate.
    • From Hosur Road, Electronics City, Koramangala, Sarjapur, Bannerghatta - Take Inner Ring Road/Intermediate Ring Road towards the Domlur-Old Airport flyover. Proceed straight towards Indra Nagar by taking the flyover. Take a Left just AFTER the flyover, before the Pedestrian Foot Over Bridge [FOB]. Proceed forward and take the Third LEFT towards TERI. Take a Right before TERI and proceed as above.
    • From Old Airport, HAL, Marathalli, Varthur - Come on Old Airport-Varthur Road, cross Domlur flyover, take a Right AT the flyover proceed towards IndraNagar and proceed as per above to reach.
    • From Old Madras, Road, Indira Nagar, Ulsoor - Take 100feet Road [Under Metro] to Domlur flyover. Take a Right BEFORE the flyover, at the Pedestrian Foot Over Bridge [FOB]. Proceed forward and take the Third LEFT towards TERI. Take a Right before TERI and proceed as above.
  • By Bus:
    • From Kempegowda Bus Station [Majestic], KR Market, Shivaji Nagar, take a bus towards Old Airport, Domlur and get down at the Water Tank and Proceed as above.
    • From Banashankari, Central Silk Board - Take a bus terminating at Domlur. Get down after the Indira Nagar FOB, and walk towards TERI as mentioned above. Take a bus going toward Indira Nagar. Get down before the flyover, walk towards, the Water tank, and proceed as above.


  • Meet and connect: Introductions by Wikipedians.
  • Wikipedia and Wikimedia India introduction - Arunram
  • Talks
    • Barry Newstead, CGDO, Wikimedia Foundation
    • Release of Wikimedia India newsletter
    • Reports from Pune, Mumbai, Delhi community meetings -Bishakha , Anirudh, Barry
  • Discussions  :
    • Hearing from the community: thoughts on how to stimulate wikipedias etc in India? - Moderated by Bishakha Datta
  • Networking & Snacks.


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Wikimedia India newsletter release

Approximately 40 people attended the Wikimeetup.


  1. Barry Newstead, CGDO, Wikimedia Foundation
  2. Bishdatta
  3. Aprabhala
  4. Tinu Cherian
  5. Arunram
  6. Srikanth (Logic)
  7. Magician Philip
  8. naveenpf
  9. Ravishankar
  10. Arjunaraoc
  11. Shijualex
  12. Rameshng
  13. Nearly Headless Nick {C}
  14. SBC-YPR
  15. Arafath.riyath
  16. Vivek Rp
  17. Gurubrahma
  18. GKJohn
  19. Byju Veedu
  20. H P Nadig
  21. Sundar
  22. Rindo
  23. Ezhuttukari
  24. Kiran Gopi
  25. Parvathi Jayaraj
  26. Shahid M
  27. Aishwarya Raghavan
  28. Shamrez Zack
  29. Shalini Nair
  30. Balaji Ganesan
  31. Sujay
  32. Please complete this list ...

Signed up[edit]

  1. Barry Newstead, CDO, Wikimedia Foundation
  2. Bishdatta (talk) 17:29, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. Aprabhala - Achal Prabhala
  4. Tinu Cherian - 18:33, 10 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. Srikanth (Logic) 19:36, 11 September 2010 (UTC)
  6. Arunram (talk)
  7. Magician Philip
  8. naveenpf (talk) 04:05, 16 September 2010 (UTC)
  9. Nearly Headless Nick {C} 07:40, 18 September 2010 (UTC)
  10. Ravishankar (talk) from Tamil Wikipedia
  11. Arjunaraoc (talk) 03:40, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
  12. Shijualex (talk) 09:40, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
  13. Sujay27 (talk) 10:21, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
  14. Rameshng (talk)
  15. SBC-YPR (talk)
  16. --Arafath.riyath (talk) 15:05, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  17. Kashkomp - Kashyap Kompella
  18. Vivek Rp[1], CEO, Oxi Technologies
  19. Abhishek Shivkumar
  20. Sunil Abraham , CIS
  21. Gurubrahma
  22. GKJohn
  23. Byju Veedu
  24. --H P Nadig \Talk \Contributions 07:27, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
  25. Sundar \talk \contribs 10:00, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
  26. Balaji Ganesan
  27. Rindo
  28. Anticipator
  29. Shovon
  30. Ganesh ranganathan (talk) 08:18, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
  31. Kiran Gopi (talk)
  32. Samyo (talk)
  33. Natrajdr (talk) 11:40, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  34. Ezhuttukari (talk)


  1. --Anticipator (talk) 11:19, 24 September 2010 (UTC)


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  2. Indian Express

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