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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. Bangalore Wiki community is entering 2 years of regular monthly meetups as the first Bangalore meetup was started on July 2009.

As discussed in the Bangalore Meetup 3 in July, Wikipedians in Bangalore (Bangapedians) will meet up every month on the 2nd or 3rd Sunday at 3 PM. The meetups are intended to be structured as follows —Introductions, a few focused talks by Wikipedians to share experience / expertise followed by demos and open discussions on topics of common interest.

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

Date and Venue[edit]

Date: : Sunday, 10-July-2011 3:00 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
CIS Domlur Office, the venue
  • 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.
Shiju Alex introducing the Oral citation project in 35th Bangalore Wiki meetup, 10July2001


  • Talks
  • Discussions
    • Preview of Oral Citations Project Video - Achal Prabhala , Shiju Alex
    • Bangalore Community Engagement with Wikimedia Chapter
  • Updates
  • Networking


Add your name as " # ~~~ " if you have an username or else add " # Name"

35th Bangalore Meetup attendees


  1. Achal Prabhala
  2. Shijualex
  3. Sohan Maheshwar
  4. Tinu Cherian
  5. User:Arjunaraoc
  6. Rameshng
  7. Sen Marie
  8. Sheetal Mahesh
  9. B G Mahesh
  10. Lynch
  11. ସୁଭପାSubha PaUtter2me!
  12. Rajesh Kumar
  13. Ralph
  14. Ansuman Giri

Signed up[edit]

  1. Achal Prabhala, Member, Wikimedia Foundation Adv. Board
  2. ସୁଭପାSubha PaUtter2me! 07:57, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
  3. User:Arjunaraoc
  4. Tinu Cherian - 08:12, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
  5. -ansuman (talk) 19:46, 9 July 2011 (UTC)
  6. Shijualex (talk) 08:35, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
  7. Lynch7 (This time, I'll take a bus early, and get there, no matter what :P )
  8. Rameshng (talk)
  9. Prateekramachandra


  1. Saikrishna.rao (talk) 07:32, 9 July 2011 (UTC)


  1. Will sadly be out of town. Rather sad I will miss this milestone meetup. Gkjohn (talk) 07:52, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

Best wishes[edit]

  1. --Srikant Kedia
  2. Would've loved to attend and see the Oral Citations project, but sadly cannot, if you guys can take a video of it and upload to the commons, I'd be happy. Cheers, all the best guys. --Rsrikanth05 (talk)

Announcements/Event Notices[edit]

Please list external links announcing the meet-up here.

Post-meetup summary/Blogs/News[edit]

The 35th Bangalore Wiki meetup was held on 10July2011 at CIS, Bangalore. This was the 2nd year celebration of Bangalore Community meetups.

It was attended by 14 Wikipedians.

The main agendas for this meetup were:

  • Discussions
  • Preview of Oral Citations Project Video - Achal Prabhala , Shiju Alex
The Oral Citations Project is a strategic research project funded by a Wikimedia Foundation grant to help overcome a lack of published material in emerging languages on Wikipedia. It is being undertaken by Wikimedia Foundation Advisory Board member Achal Prabhala as a short-term fellowship.

Shiju introduced the project to the audience and described about the main goal of the project, how may literary, cultural and living customs and important aspects of humanity could be cited with the lively "Oral citations". There was a 45 mins video shown to the audience to explain the whole project and its outcome. The details of the project can be accessed at

  • Bangalore Community Engagement with Wikimedia Chapter
Arjuna, President, Wikimedia Chapter has spoken about the community engagement with Wikimedia Chapter, registration and EC Elections details.



Please sign up and write your ideas in the facebook event page.

Media coverage[edit]

Please list coverage of this event by media here.


Please upload to commons and add category Commons:Category:Bangalore Meetup July2011

35th Bangalore Meetup