Wikimedia Hyderabad Meetup with CIS A2K Programme Director Mr. Vishnu : Minutes of Meeting

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Abhijith Jayanthi-2
Hi All,

The following are the minutes of the meeting: 

In Attendance: 
Mr. Vishnu  - CIS A2K Programme Director
Mr. Abhijith Jayanthi 
Mr. Rahimanuddin Shaik 
Dr. Rajasekhar 
Mr. Tausif 
Mr. Sai Anudeep
Ms. Akhila Thumma 
Mr. Veera Venkata Chowdary (User: Veevan)

Minutes of Meeting:

(1) The meeting opened with a round of introductions about self and then Mr. Vishnu introduced CIS and A2K Programme - little history and  his proposed ideas for shaping up the future course of the Programme and open up for discussions. The summary of the presentation and comments/suggestions that followed as indicated below:

Summary
(1) Greater Coordination is envisaged between CIS/ India Chapter + SIGs and the Wiki Community at large 

(2) Volunteering efforts of Wiki Community (snow balls) and the engagement needs to be better utilized with the support of CIS (positioning the start point for the snow ball to start rolling) so that impact is better captured. 

Suggestions/Comments
 Two approaches to volunteer engagement were suggested - merits/demerits need to be evaluated and are indicated below

(a) Recognition in terms of participation certificates/ appreciation letters   and setting an hierarchy of achievement will motivate the volunteers and engage them better.

(b) Wiki Volunteering should stem out of passion for knowledge and should be structured on a ''No - Expectations-in-Return" Model 

(3) Mr. Vishnu gave an update on the institutions in Hyderabad that he is trying to connect with (initial level)

(4) Few proposals were discussed as part of the initiative:

(a) Engaging on a Mobile Model for Wiki Academies: With volunteers and SIGs taking active role in engaging on a small-groups/local setup structures - making Wiki Academy a more sustained dialogue rather than touch and go activity (one day engagements); move towards a longer engagement pattern

(b) WikiRTI#: A platform/initiative was discussed and received support from everyone present - to create a repository for anyone to upload RTI responses and thus move towards a general archive/knowledge bank schematic.

# Mr. Tausif and Mr. Abhijith will be coordinating on creating a template design for this platform - anyone who is interested and wants to be part of this activity may contact Mr. Abhijith at [hidden email]

(5) Mr. Vishnu proposed a tentative plan to engage a staff member based out of Hyderabad to roll-out activities in Hyderabad and around the state of Andhra Pradesh; proposal for which is expected to be discussed before taking forward. Mr. Abhijith expressed interest to make a necessary donation for the same post finalization

The meeting concluded with all the participants seeking to have a greater engagement with A2K Team in Hyderabad involving various languages. 

regards
Abhijith 


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Dear Friends,

@Abhijith - Thank you for succinctly sharing the key points of our meeting. It was amazing to see the energy all of you guys and gals have. It was a very useful discussion we had. We will surely ensure that we meet these plans one by one.

To give an update... We have been successful in getting an institutional partner English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) to schedule an outreach event in March 2013. This will be a focussed training workshop for Researchers working/using Telugu material as part of their research. Telugu Wikipedians Dr. Rajashekar, Rahim and Veeven will be conducting the training. Our objective is to explore a long term and sustained relationship with the researchers (potential wikipedians) at EFLU.

Thanks to CIS-A2K adviser Dr. Niranajana for providing this lead.

More updates on this anon.
Best wishes,
Vishnu



On 15 February 2013 15:28, Abhijith Jayanthi <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi All,

The following are the minutes of the meeting: 

In Attendance: 
Mr. Vishnu  - CIS A2K Programme Director
Mr. Abhijith Jayanthi 
Mr. Rahimanuddin Shaik 
Dr. Rajasekhar 
Mr. Tausif 
Mr. Sai Anudeep
Ms. Akhila Thumma 
Mr. Veera Venkata Chowdary (User: Veevan)

Minutes of Meeting:

(1) The meeting opened with a round of introductions about self and then Mr. Vishnu introduced CIS and A2K Programme - little history and  his proposed ideas for shaping up the future course of the Programme and open up for discussions. The summary of the presentation and comments/suggestions that followed as indicated below:

Summary
(1) Greater Coordination is envisaged between CIS/ India Chapter + SIGs and the Wiki Community at large 

(2) Volunteering efforts of Wiki Community (snow balls) and the engagement needs to be better utilized with the support of CIS (positioning the start point for the snow ball to start rolling) so that impact is better captured. 

Suggestions/Comments
 Two approaches to volunteer engagement were suggested - merits/demerits need to be evaluated and are indicated below

(a) Recognition in terms of participation certificates/ appreciation letters   and setting an hierarchy of achievement will motivate the volunteers and engage them better.

(b) Wiki Volunteering should stem out of passion for knowledge and should be structured on a ''No - Expectations-in-Return" Model 

(3) Mr. Vishnu gave an update on the institutions in Hyderabad that he is trying to connect with (initial level)

(4) Few proposals were discussed as part of the initiative:

(a) Engaging on a Mobile Model for Wiki Academies: With volunteers and SIGs taking active role in engaging on a small-groups/local setup structures - making Wiki Academy a more sustained dialogue rather than touch and go activity (one day engagements); move towards a longer engagement pattern

(b) WikiRTI#: A platform/initiative was discussed and received support from everyone present - to create a repository for anyone to upload RTI responses and thus move towards a general archive/knowledge bank schematic.

# Mr. Tausif and Mr. Abhijith will be coordinating on creating a template design for this platform - anyone who is interested and wants to be part of this activity may contact Mr. Abhijith at [hidden email]

(5) Mr. Vishnu proposed a tentative plan to engage a staff member based out of Hyderabad to roll-out activities in Hyderabad and around the state of Andhra Pradesh; proposal for which is expected to be discussed before taking forward. Mr. Abhijith expressed interest to make a necessary donation for the same post finalization

The meeting concluded with all the participants seeking to have a greater engagement with A2K Team in Hyderabad involving various languages. 

regards
Abhijith 


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Rahmanuddin Shaik
Hi Abhijith and Vishnu,

Thank you for the updates.
We look forward to make Hyderabad SIG more active.


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