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From: Sucheta Ghoshal
Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] First Ever MediaWiki Workshop in Kolkata!
Date: 30 December 2012 1:54:09 AM GMT+05:30
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This 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 event’s official website: http://moztiatbesu.co.nr/
I have been planning this workshop with Yuvi Panda and Harsh Kothari and here’s
basically what we had in mind for the workshop:
Userscripts and Gadgets:
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)
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 on freenode.
So, 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
Thanks for the support!
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