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The first Wikipedia Academy in India for 2010 is planned for the Jan 23, 2010, at the CIS offices, Bangalore.

About Wikipedia Academies[edit]

Wikipedia Academies are public outreach events aimed at engaging academics, other subject-matter experts and anyone else who are not familiar with wiki culture or online communities. In presentations and workshops, experienced Wikipedia authors teach the participants how to contribute to Wikipedia and orient the audience to Wikipedia’s structures and community policies.

Intended Audience[edit]

This Wikipedia Academy is intended for the following:

  • General public Wikipedia users - current users of Wikipedia or any Wikimedia projects. (interested to contribute content)
  • Wikipedians - Contributors to Wikipedia content in all languages. (You can help, introduce new wikipedians to the fold.)
  • Sanskrit Language specialists and those working on Computing in Indian languages.

This is a free event and open to all.

Date and Venue[edit]

Date: : Saturday, 23-Jan-2010 3:00 PM onwards IST

The Centre for Internet and Society
No. D2, 3rd Floor, Sheriff Chambers
14, Cunningham Road, Bangalore,
Karnataka 560052, India
Phone: (+91)-80-4092-6283‎

Getting there[edit]

Wikipedia Academy - Wikipedian volunteers

Directions to Cunningham road

  • From Shivaji Nagar Bus stand , come to Indian Express Bus Stop Junction, and go straight to Cunningham Road.
  • From Vidhan Soudha/GPO come directly to Indian Express Bus Stop Junction from there left turn into Cunningham Road.

Directions from Cunningham road to Venue

On Cunningham Road, about half a kilometre from the Indian Express Junction, Center for Internet and Society (CIS) is located behind Wockhardt Hospital (in the same building). This building is right next to Sigma mall.

You will need to walk to the rear of the Wockhardt building and get to the 3rd floor.

If you still need help call Royson - 98807 20579 for help with directions.

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Wikipedia volunteers[edit]

Core volunteer team
  1. Arunram
  2. Rsrikanth05
  3. Naveenpf

A special thanks goes to CIS for the venue.

Event proceeedings[edit]

A team of roughly 3 wikipedians volunteered to assist the Sanskrita Bharathi participants in their first steps of editing, not only on the day of the Academy, but in the weeks and months to follow.

There were 11 Sanskrita Bharathi participants at the Academy. They were be introduced to Wikipedia and contributing to wikipedia content.


Wikipedia Academy (Samskrit) participants

भागं स्वीकुर्वतां नामानि (Names of participants)

  • श्रीनिवासन् (Srinivasan) - Volunteer of Samskrita Bharati, fund raising.
  • सत्यनारायणः(Satyanarayana Bhat) - Full time volunteer & Project Head, Samskrita Bharathi, Karnataka.
  • धर्मवीर सिंहः (Dharmavir Singh) - Engineer and Volunteer Samskrita Bharati, Marathhalli coordinator.
  • नरसिंहरावः (Narasimha Rao) - Volunteer Samskrita Bharati, Shankarpuram coordinator, Chartered Accountant.
  • विमला (Vimala S) - Volunteer Samskrita Bharati, Learner Sanskrit, Former Banker.
  • कुमार होळ्ळः के (Kumara Holla K) - Prof. in Pharmacy, Volunteer Samskrita Bharati (since 1985), City coordinator for Sambhashana SandeshaH (Monthly Samskrit magazine).
  • सूर्यनारायणः (Suryanarayana KN) - Volunteer Samskrita Bharati, Teacher Sanskrit, Kendriya Vidyalaya Malleswaram.
  • राघवेन्द्रः (Raghavendra)- Volunteer Samskrita Bharati, Engineer, Blogger, Dabbler.
  • वसुवज् (Vasuvaj) - Full time Coordinator, International Division, Samskrita Bharathi.
  • कृत्तिगा (Krithiga) - Volunteer Samskrita Bharati, RT Nagar coordinator, Blogger.
  • श्रीरामः (Sriram) - Volunteer Samskrita Bharati, RT Nagar coordinator, Engineer & Blogger.

Things to be resolved before next Samskrit Academy[edit]

Please list here.

  1. Support for search in samskrit in sa.wikipedia
  2. Firefox addon support for Samskrit-- Asked the author of addon to add Samskrit.
  3. Google Bookmarklet for Samskrit-- Mail sent to Google Indic Team.
  4. Create Samskrit wikipedia logo -- Wikipedia currently has English Wikipedia logo. Samskrit specific logo to be created.

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