is Sucheta. I am an OPW intern at MediaWiki, based in Kolkata. The
newly formed Mozilla Community of Kolkata is organizing a 2 day ( Jan 5 -
Jan 6 ) event dedicated to Free and Open Source Software and various
Mozilla initiatives, where participants will get chance to interact with
professional developers and renowned FOSS activists as well as some
Mozilla Representatives from the Mozilla India Community. And they want
to have a MediaWiki part as well and had approached me for the same. I
had approached few people from MediaWiki and checked if they could come
over. But Santhosh, Yuvi Panda, and Harsh Kothari seem to be occupied at
that specific period of time, although they are ready to help remotely.
So, I am planning to do one small workshop on MediaWiki there, with
10-15 students maybe. It would be great to have your support, and
suggestions are welcome too.
Here is the eventís official website: http://moztiatbesu.co.nr/
I have been planning this workshop with Yuvi Panda and Harsh Kothari and hereís basically what we had in mind for the workshop:
Environment (JS, Dev Toolbar, Common.js, importScript, mw.loader.load)
Data (API, API Sandbox, actions)
Accessing Data from the Environment (AJAX concepts, mw.API, mw.loader.using)
if you know people in Kolkata who would be interested in getting a
technical introduction to Mediawiki, please ask them to attend! Do
forward it to the relevant lists too!
Thanks for the support!
Introduction to IRC: People should get the idea of the amazing community out there! So, I thought
IRC environment should get them that feel, and would also help them for
future work. I am thinking of introducing them to the channel #mediawiki