Grants:TPS/Netha Hussain/Wikimania/2015/Report

Welcome back from Wikimania 2015!


Netha Hussain

en-wikipedia, ml-wikipedia


What was one useful outcome that was created at the event for the Wikimedia movement?
I contributed to the creation of the following pages/projects/ideas.

  1. Pitfalls, Protocols and Prior Planning : Making the most out of the education program : I represented India in this panel and created a write-up containing my learning about the education program in India. It can be read here.
  2. I helped in organizing the Indic meetup, which led to some interesting conversations. One outcome of the conversation was planning for a pan-India Wikimedia conference. The event page of the planned conference can be found here.
  3. I contributed usercases and suggestions for improving Collection tool.
  4. Created ideas for celebrating the 15th birthday of Wikipedia with User: Techistoria and User: Heatherawalls during the communications workshop.


I participated in two panel discussions and presented a talk. Around 30 people attended each of the panel discussions. My talk was attended by around 40 people. I picked up meaningful conversations with User: AddisWang, User: Bodhisattwa, User: Dineshkumar Ponnusamy, User: Hasive, User: hindustanilanguage, User: Jaluj, User: Mardetanha, User: NahidSultan, User: OR drohowa, User: psubhashish, User: Ravan, User: Ravidreams, User: Rohini, User: Rosiestep, User: Satdeep Gill, User: Sky Harbor, User: Techistoria, User: Thamizhpparithi Maari, User: Vini 175, User: Viswaprabha, User: Manojk, User: Keilana and many others. I also engaged in conversation with several of the staff members of WMF, WM-DE, WM-NL and WM-Sverige.

Anything elseEdit

I learnt about the Collections tool, Reasonator and University of California Education Program. I helped organize the Wikiwomen's Lunch, which was useful in connecting the women attendees of Wikimania among each other. I was able to connect Indic community members to some Wikimania attendees whenever I found that the connections will be meaningful.