It was really awesome to meet lucky ali today in bangalore in a tweetup arranged by @superchooha and @dhempe.

It was such a wonderful experience to meet and talk to @luckyali..Thanks @dhempe, @superchooha, @grabbon and mattea coffee for the #meetlucky
Wikipedia completed 9 years on 15 Jan 2010.
A Wikipedia Day celebration was celebrated in Bangalore on Saturday January 16, 2010.

People from different background came together for celebrating the Wikipedia Day.

A nice presentation given by Arjun rao on Telugu Wikipedia - "Telugu Wikipedia status thoughts for future".
Even heard about the Telugu version of Firefox.
Check this link for more localized version of firefox here. Its available in Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam and many more indic languages.

After that a talk given by A. Ravishankar about Tamil Wikipedia on phone as he was not in bangalore.
Checkout his website -

Shiju alex gave information about malayalam Wikipedia.

Some must follow people on twitter

If i am missing some twitter ids please let me know :)

If you want to know more about what happened in Wikipedia Day Bangalore on 16 Jan 2010 then search on twitter with #hashtag as #wikipediadayblr If you want to tweet then use #wikipediadayblr as hashtag.

More news related to Wikipedia day bangalore 16 Jan 2010

Some more pics

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          Malayalam wikipedians hav hlped Kerala govt setup schoolwiki 4 running prjects. #wikipediadayblr

Panel Discussion
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People who were there for Wikipedia Day Bangalore
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If I am missing something or if there is something wrong then let me know to correct it.

Bangalore Wikipedia MeetUp 9

Hi everyone,
It was a great day for me (10 Jan 2010) as it was my first time i attended a Wikipedia meet in my life. It was in Bangalore.

What is bangalore Wikipedia meetup ?
-The Wikipedia Bangalore meetup is a monthly get-together of Wikipedians (contributors and users) to meet up, discuss, share experiences, reach out and advocate for Wikipedia and wikimedia.
Check the wiki page about Bangalore Meetup 9 -

I was just thinking that Wikipedia is a place where so much data is available, but how ? who enters this data ? who are they ? what they do ?
First time in my life i met those people, ya really i met them personally.

Highlights -

Demo of AWB (AutoWikiBrowser) given by Tinucherian. It was awesome. I was not knowing about mass wiki editing.

Even heard about Samskrita Bharati - India. And came to know that Sanskrit learners and speakers are increasing. Checkout website -

Something new i heard is about dbpedia site. Still i have to test it practically.

Some discussions about Wikipedia day which is on 15 Jan this Friday.

See more photos here -

See here are profiles of my new friends on twitter
@vaibhavsk - Its my twitter id :)

If i am missing some names please let me know. :)

If you want to know more about Wikipedia bangalore meet 9 happened on 10 jan 2010 then search it on twitter with hashtag #WPMBL9. you will get lot of information about it.

If you want to twit about it then please use hashtag #WPMBL9

Today on twitter i am getting these screens at 11.45am india.

Its hacked by Iranian.
Checkout screenshots.

At some place site is not opening.
I hope this problem will be solved soon.

May b site may b down after finding this problem. So may b you will not get this screenshot.

Before getting it noticed by many people it will be up again.

But see the reality below.