[Wikimediaindia-l] Update related to CIS-A2K offline events and COVID-19 outbreak


You are aware of the unfortunate coronavirus outbreak globally. In light of the concerns with respect to COVID 19/Coronavirus outbreak in several parts of the world, CIS-A2K, after getting instructions from WMF[1] and recommendations from the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) management and the board, will be implementing the following measures:

  1. Given the risk of human to human transmission, we are currently cancelling/postponing our all offline/on-site Wiki-events such as workshops, conferences etc. You might have noticed in another thread[2] on this mailing list that we have decided not to conduct Hackathon at this moment, which was supposed to be conducted at the end of March. Similarly, Advanced Train-the-Trainer has been kept on hold as well.

  2. CIS-A2K request page[3] currently won’t support any offline/onsite Wiki-events such as photowalk, workshop etc.

As of now, this will be applicable till 15 September 2020.

To keep the energy of the Wikimedia communities in India, CIS-A2K is planning to support and organise online Wiki-events (remote participation, where no physical presence is required), we’ll get back to you with further details.

Thank you for your understanding and co-operation. For any question, please reply in this thread or email tito+wetogether@cis-india.org

Stay safe.

With regards and good wishes,