[Wikimediaindia-l] Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021: Important Updates

Hello all,

Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 is going to start the day after tomorrow and we have some updates for you.

  • The event will have the opening speech from Asaf Bartov, the title being "India: Looking back, looking ahead ". Asaf has been observing and supporting Wikimedia efforts in India
    since 2009, first as a volunteer, and later as a Wikimedia Foundation grants program officer and capacity builder. In this talk, he will offer
    some thoughts on the Indian Wikimedia journey so far, and on the road that still lies ahead, from his perspective. Please find the entire program schedule here - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Wikimeet_India_2021/Program
  • We closed the registration of participation yesterday. However, for the experienced WIkimedians, who have missed that deadline due to whatsoever reason, we have kept the option for instant registration at the last minute. For more details, please check here - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Wikimeet_India_2021/Registration#Instant_registration
  • We have sent necessary details and links to join the event to all selected participants. Please check your spam folders, if you have not found our mail. For any query, please reach out to us at


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We also want to inform you that Katherine Maher, the executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, has kindly agreed to give a keynote speech on Sunday 21 February 2021, 10:30 am IST / 5:00 am UTC. You can have a look at the entire schedule: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Wikimedia_Wikimeet_India_2021/Program

Please also read the latest issues of the newsletter: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Wikimeet_India_2021/Newsletter/2021-02-16

বুধ, ১৭ ফেব, ২০২১ তারিখে ৯:৪৫ PM টায় এ Bodhisattwa Mandal bodhisattwa.rgkmc@gmail.com লিখেছেন:


Correction: Katherine Maher’s talk is on Saturday 20 February 10:30 am IST / 5:00 am UTC.

Please follow the event page/program page for up-to-date information: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Wikimeet_India_2021/Program

বৃহস্পতি, ১৮ ফেব, ২০২১ তারিখে ৮:৪৪ AM টায় এ টিটো দত্ত Tito Dutta trulytito@gmail.com লিখেছেন:

Hi Bodhi,

Thanks for sharing the updates, and the program has interesting sessions.

I just feel that the eligibility threshold for instant registration is too high - 5,000 global edits is too high for instant registration. I believe it can be lowered, especially since it is an online event, and won’t add too much to the costs. My reasoning is last minute registration may generally be by people who are not very involved, and may not know about the event. People from other movement-aligned groups such as Creative Commons, Mozilla or even GLAM institutions might want to attend, expecting them to have a lot of edits might not be reasonable. A lot of newcomers may also get excluded with this.

Please see if this can be reconsidered.



Hello KC,

Where is the condition of 5000 global edits mentioned in the instant registration page?




Yes, at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Wikimeet_India_2021/Registration#Instant_registration


Opps! I missed it. Thanks

I agree. 5000 is a big number.





I have some concerns about your criteria of experience. It is only considering the online activity but is completely ignorant towards the offline work. Following the information on meta, I wouldn’t qualify for instant registration. I registered earlier, but there might be others interested but won’t meet the criteria requirements. If you are extending the option of instant registration, it should be open to all wikimedians.




বৃহস্পতি, ১৮ ফেব, ২০২১ তারিখে ১১:০৮ AM টায় এ Dr. Manavpreet Kaur dr.manavpreetkaur@gmail.com লিখেছেন:


I had registered myself before the registration last date, but failed to fill up the Google form to specify the program which I want to attend before the registration last date, is that is the reason I haven’t received any participation links yet? Or it will be send soon?

Kindly clarify if anything else I need to do.

Best Regards,

(U: Marajozkee)

Hello Rajeeb,
We have sent an email to you regarding your application of registration. The organising committee has made a decision regarding participation.


বৃহস্পতি, ১৮ ফেব, ২০২১ ১১:২৪ AM তারিখে Rajeeb Dutta marajozkee@gmail.com লিখেছেন: