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This is the coordination page for Chennai Wikimeet up 5.


The Wikipedia Chennai meetup is a regular get-together of wikipedians (contributors and users) to meet up, discuss, share experiences, reach out and advocate for wikipedia and wikimedia. 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 done on the talk page please.

Date and Venue[edit]

  • Date: : Saturday, 9-March-2013 16:00 - 18:00 hrs IST
  • Venue : Classroom No 3, Areo Space Engineering department.
Near Gajendra Circle, IIT Madras.


The meetup is organised in partnership with the Indian Linux Users Group - Chennai (ILUGC). The Wiki part of the meet will begin at 4 PM. There will be three talks scheduled. Surya Prakash S. A, administrator in Tamil Wikipedia will be giving a talk on "State of the Tamil Wiki". Then Loganathan, administrator in Tamil Wiktionary will introduce Tamil Wiktionary. Finally Bala Jeyaraman, Member of the Wikimedia India Chapter's Executive Council will introduce the Chapter and talk about its activities and future plans.

English and other language Wikipedians, if interested in taking a session or giving a talk, please leave a message in the talk page.

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.


To add your name, click "edit" on the right side. Then add your name and click "save page" button below the edit box. You are also welcome to attend the event without registering your name here.

Signed up[edit]

  1. Sodabottle
  2. Surya Prakash S. A
  3. Thagaval Uzhavan
  4. Arunmozhi
  5. Thephoenix2k12
  6. தமிழ்க்குரிசில்
  7. Adethya Sudarsanan
  8. Vijayakeerthi Jayakumar

Regrets and Wishes[edit]

Hai friends.. thank u for wikimeetup.. last week i attend wikimeetup in banglore IIM.. without knowing our wikimedians in chennai.. Very happy to meet u in chennai..Contact numbers from Tamil wikimedians...? Hai friends when next meetup?


The audience at Chennai Wiki meetup 5
Surya Prakash S. A, Administrator in Ta Wiki giving a presentation on the state of Tamil wiki projects at Chennai Wiki meetup V
Sodabottle, Executive Council of Wikimedia India Chapter (WMIN) introducing the chapter at Chennai Wiki meetup

Around 25 wikimedians and non-wikimedians attended the meetup. The meetup opened with an Introdcution to Openstack by Yogesh G. The Wiki part was next. Surya Prakash. S. A gave a presentation on the state of the Tamil Wiki projects. Then Sodabottle introduced the Wikimedia India Chapter and its activities. There was a long question and answer session on Wikimedia's copyright policies, creative commons licenses, personality rights, OTRS system and notability criteria in various wiki projects.


  1. Sodabottle
  2. Arun Mozhi
  3. Surya Prakash
  4. Sengai Podhuvan
  5. Manian
  6. Sibichakravarthy. G
  7. Mohan. M
  8. Raj. M
  9. Manikandan. S
  10. K. Abdul Aleem
  11. G. Chinthan
  12. M. Vijayaranghan
  13. Gowtham Raam. J
  14. N. Baskar
  15. User:Iramuthusamy
  16. Sathish Kumar. E
  17. Adethya. S
  18. Vijayakeerthi. J
  19. R. Asir
  20. Hari Prasadh
  21. Alaguram Welkin
  22. T. Shrinivasan