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I have been a Kannada Wikipedian since 2004
I started my career in Bhabha Atmoic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai, in 1981. I did my PhD from University of Bombay while working in BARC. I did advanced post-doctoral research at IAMS, Taipei, Taiwan. In 1997, I resigned from BARC and moved to Bengaluru with a passion for computers and Indian languages on a broader perspective and Kannada as specific interest. I worked for many companies and organisations under various capacities. Prominent among them are Tally Solutions as Head of Indian Language initiative, Consultant on Indian Languages to Microsoft India, Adviser to Microsoft Research Labs India on Natural Language Processing activities for Indian Languages, General Manager Academics to Manipal Education, etc. I am a member of the Kannada Software Committee of Karnataka Government. Some other advisory bodies and panels that I am member are - Kannada University, Hampi, Bangalore University, National Translation Mission, etc.
I am highly passionate about Indian language computing. I have been in this area for more than 2 decades now. I have conducted many workshops and given presentations on this topic all over India and at Nepal.
I am a passionate Wikipedian. I am one of the earliest editors of Kannada Wikipedia. I am active in Kannada Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikiquote and Wikisource. I am also active in Tulu Wikipedia and the just now started Tulu Wiktionary in incubation.
Wikipedian/Wikimedian since 2004.
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Wikimedia conferences attended/participated - Wikiconference India 2016 Chandigarh, Wikimania Canada - Montreal, Wikimania South Africa - cape Town, Wikimedia Diversity Conference Sweden - Stockholm, Wikisummit Germany - Berlin
Projects initiated/anchored/advisor by me in Kannada and Tulu Wikipedias - Kannada Science articles, Articles about Medicinal Plants, Women articles editathons, diversity articles editathons, Tulu textbook articles project, QR Code project for Indian Medicinal Plants, and many more
Partnerships - Brought entire 14 volumes of Kannadaa Encyclopedia published by Mysore University under CC-BY-SA and got them into Kannada Wikisource; brought 122 books published by Dept of Kannada and Culture,Govt of Karnataka under CC-BY-SA.
Education institutions - Initiated/anchored Wikipedia in Education Programs at Christ University Bengaluru, St Aloysius College Manglauru, SDM College Ujire, Alvas Educational Institutions, Dr G Shankar Government Women's First Grade College & PG Study Centre Ajjarkadu Udupi
- E-mail: pavanajavishvakannada.com
- English Wikipedia: Pavanaja U B
- Meta: Pavanaja U B
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