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Summary[edit]

The Wikipedia Bangalore meetup is a monthly get-together of wikipedians (contributors and users) to meet up, discuss, share experiences, reach out and advocate for wikipedia and wikimedia.

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

Please note that this is a Kannada Wikipedia special Wikimeetup
See Meetup page on Kannada Wikipedia for possibly updated info

Date and Venue[edit]

Date: : Saturday, 25-December-2010 10:00 AM IST

Venue:
Inetframe solutions Pvt. Ltd.
No #23-26, Sri Kalyani Bhavan,
2nd cross, 2nd main,
Sarvabhauma Nagar,
Chikkalsandra
Bangalore - 560061
080- 26391661
Call: Hari Prasad Nadig at 9008322612.

Please note the change in venue for this meetup

Intended Audience[edit]

Anyone interested in KANNADA 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 in Kannada language. 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]

TBD.

Bus routes: All buses going towards Uttarahalli. Alight at Shani Temple and walk down the road right-hand-side adjacent to the Shani Temple, till you notice a condiment shop on 2nd main left corner. iNetFrame white building 'Sri Kalyani Bhavana' is visible from there.

Agenda[edit]

The intention is to get together, discuss on various issues, roadblocks on Kannada Wikipedia (including the limitations with input) that are slowing down editors and how to deal with it. There will also be a discussion on Google translation tool being used for translation of Wikipedia articles.

  • Talks
  • Discussions
  • Updates

Participants[edit]

Kannada Wikipedia Meet-up, December 25, 2010.jpg

Attended[edit]

  1. Hari Prasad Nadig
  2. Suma Nadig
  3. Please update the list.

Signedup[edit]

  1. Hari Prasad Nadig
  2. SK Shama Sundara
  3. M G Harish (talk)
  4. Suma Nadig
  5. Tinu Cherian -
  6. User : Radhatanaya (Rangakuvara (talk) 15:43, 22 December 2010 (UTC)) Interested. Not Possible to attend.

Regrets[edit]

  1. Legolas (talk2me) 13:39, 22 December 2010 (UTC) Not my language

Announcements/Event Notices[edit]

Please list external links announcing the meet-up here.

Post-meetup summary/Blogs/News[edit]

Twitter[edit]

Media coverage[edit]

Please list coverage of this event by media here.

Photos[edit]

Please upload to commons and add category Commons:Category:Bangalore Meetup 25Dec2010

Summary[edit]

It was quite overwhelming to see loads of people joining in for the Kannada Wikipedia meet-up beyond the expected numbers!

It was thought that less people would turn up given the difficulty getting to the venue and more importantly the holiday season. But it turned out to be a great day discussing Kannada Wikipedia and having some fun as well.

Most of the audience felt that everyone should do a bit more to improve Kannada version, and the difficulty mainly was in the 'input method' for Kannada and fonts.

There was this active set of several Wikimedians from Kannada wiktionary (which has of late been faring quite well). Few people using Google translator toolkit to add articles to Kannada Wikipedia were also present from the host, inetFrame solutions. There was an interaction between community members and this team on the translation process. Several doubts were resolved and few issues were sorted out. It was decided that a feedback/guidelines page would be put up on the Wiki for everyone using Google translator toolkit or the Microsoft Bhasha tool including those that were discussed today.

There was discussion about bringing back the weekly collaborations that were happening once upon a time. Community members were also keen to know more about using the Google kit to translate lengthy articles.

It was great fun discussing about translations and sharing some experiences on Wikipedia. Several people added in their thoughts about translations and about improving the overall quality of articles.

It was decided that work should be started on putting up videos to help normal (non-techie) users edit Wikipedia. In fact, it would be a good idea to start this for most of the Indian language Wikipedias

Some of them (especially some contributors who have been on and off on the wiki due to several roadblocks they faced while editing) were keen to know whether a PDF with hands-on FAQ (an e-book) could be readied in Kannada that would help them figure out how to overcome the issues they face without having to contact sysops or active editors who already have their hands full.

The participants were keen to have regular meet-ups of the kind that would allow more interactions off-line to clear the doubts, help each other clearing roadblocks in contributing. ( - HPN )