This Friday, the first WikiConference India will take place in Mumbai. The three day event will see over 600 participants discussing a wide range of topics related to Wikipedia, and will provide a significant boost to the reader and editor community of Indian-language Wikipedias.
Wikimedia UK has given four scholarships to attend the conference from the UK, all four will give presentations to share their experiences and knowledge. They are:
- Dr Toni Sant, Director of Research at the University of Hull’s School of Arts and New Media in Scarborough, UK, talking about Embracing Wikipedia as a Learning & Teaching Resource
- WereSpielChequers, a long-time contributor to Wikipedia and Wikimedia UK’s activities, talking about experiences of Wikimedia-GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) partnerships in the UK
- Dhaval Vyal, currently the only active administrator on the Gujarati Wikipedia, talking about Growth of Gujarati Wikipedia and possible aspects of dissemination
- Vinesh Patel, founder of the Imperial College Wikipedia Society, talking about Wikimedia and student societies: present and future
The scholarship recipients will be putting together public reports of their experiences which will be posted to the Wikimedia UK wiki over the next few months.