Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Ravishankar Ayyakkannu
Program Director, Wikimedia India

About me

I serve as Program Director for Wikimedia Chapter, India. I am an active contributor for Tamil Wikimedia movement. I was involved in various projects of the movement that dealt with the State Government of Tamil Nadu and Google. My experiences working for the movement have been featured in The New York Times and BBC. I am also actively involved in promoting Free and Open Source projects and Free Culture movements in Tamil.

My work

  • Undertake leadership of Wikimedia India.
  • Build and develop relationships with museums, universities and other partner organisations, diversify income sources, and maintain a high profile with the media.
  • Advise board on planning and performance, providing progress against key objectives and managing risks and opportunities as they arise
  • Liaise with government on matters of free and open knowledge
  • Liaise with other chapters and coordinate on projects of mutual benefit
  • Ensuring the financial sustainability of Wikimedia India.

Contact me

  • E-mail: ravidreams(_AT_)wikimedia.in
  • Skype: ravidreams_03
  • On Meta-Wiki as Ravidreams (WMIN)
  • Ravidreams is my volunteer account on all Wikimedia projects including Meta