As most of you might be aware, CAN InfoTech 2016 is at your doorsteps for this week and next week. This year we are expecting 400,000 (Four hundred thousand) visitors to visit CAN InfoTech 2016.
Few Nepali Wikipedia volunteers like Srijan and his team from Islington College had been following up with me with their keen interest to volunteer in sharing information, skill and motivation on Wikipedia, Nepali Wikipedia, and how they can become a contributor to the Wikipedia.
In this regard, I am thankful to CAN Federation, for allocating a stall/desk for FOSS Nepal Community, where we will have many of the Free and Open Source enthusiast / volunteers will sharing this space to raise awareness among the visitors about Open Development Ecosystem worldwide and in Nepal. In this same space, I have requested Srijan and other Wikipedia volunteers to plan for showcase information about the Nepali Wikipedia and how these visitors can become a contributors.
Hence, I will be requesting for a generous support of the Nepali Wikipedians in this forum to help these volunteers as per your expertise and time suitably in upcoming CAN InfoTech 2016 from January 29-February 03, 2016. Further, with all your kind consent, I will be releasing 500-1000 pieces of Nepali Wikpedia broucher, book Mark, and Wikipedia Cheat Sheet, that we had printed more than a year back with support from Wikimedia Foundation Grant. Please do share if someone wants to assist in this responsibility as well.
As, I myself am in the organizing committee of the CAN InfoTech 2016 and CAN ICT Conference 2016, I will myself be unable to stay in the this information desk as well as support the day to day requirement for these volunteers. To support these volunteers, FOSS volunteers will be raising funds from their own efforts, but all your support would be greatly helpful.
Further, please do share if anyone has any other ideas about making this activity more productive.
With kind regards,
Chairperson: R&D Committee | Executive Member: CAN Federation
G.P.O Box: 5501 | Kathmandu, Nepal