Congratulations to the Malayalam Wikimedia community for doing such
detailed planning! Inviting Wikimedians from across India is a wonderful
idea!! It's a new bench mark!!!
Wishing you all lots of fun filled learning.
With a belief that this will bring more energy to the Wikimedia movement in
On Friday, 22 November 2013, Netha Hussain <nethahussain(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
> WikiSangamotsavam 2013, the annual gathering of users and well wishers of
Malayalam Wikimedia projects, will take place from 21-23 December, 2013 in
YMCA Alappuzha, Kerala. Please click here to go to the official page to see
more details. .
> WikiSangamotsavam - 2013 is our first attempt to invite and host selected
members from other Indian Wikipedia communities. We are planning to invite
our friends and well-wishers from 14 different language wiki communities
in India to this most auspicious occasion hosted by Malayalam wiki
community! We are also planning to arrange few scholarships for
non-Malayalam Wikimedians who are interested in participating in this
event. With all these, we expect this year’s conference shall become the
largest outreach program any Indian wiki community have ever attempted.
> As a part of WikiSangamotsavam-2013, we are organizing edit-a-thons,
WikiVidyarthiSangamam (a conference of students interested in Wikimedia
projects), WikiYuvaSangamam (a meetup of youth interested in Wikimedia
projects), a computer training session for the differently-abled, a
digitization drive to digitize the information regarding wetlands in Kerala
and WikiJalaYathra, a wiki voyage through Vembanadu backwaters.
> We cordially invite you to participate in WikiSangamotsavam-2013 to share
your experiences, to connect with your peers and create partnerships
thereby strengthening the Indian Wikimedia community.
> To participate in WikiSangamotsavam, please register here
> Looking forward to meeting you in Alappuzha from 21-23 December, 2013!
> On behalf of Malayalam Wikimedia Community,
> Netha Hussain
> User: Netha Hussain on Wikimedia projects
> Netha Hussain
> Student of Medicine and Surgery
> Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode
> Blogs : nethahussain.blogspot.com
We from the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS-A2K) thank you all for your support and collaboration and wish you a very Happy New Year. We bring you the details of our work for the month of December 2013:
CIS-A2K: Work Accomplished on Konkani Wikipedia
We are pleased to share with you the key accomplishments on Konkani Wikipedia from September to December 2013 in this report. It has been found that there has been an increased editing activity on Konkani Wikipedia, and an increase in the number of articles on Konkani Wikipedia. Konkani Vishwakosh was re-released under Creative Commons License, we initiated Konkani Vishwakosh Digitization project and signed a MoU with Goa University to build Konkani Wikipedia: http://bit.ly/1l6ttmp.
Telugu Wikipedia completes 10 years (by Rahmanuddin Shaik, DNA, December 16, 2013): http://bit.ly/19OAvUV. The article was edited by Rohini Lakshané.
First ever Train-the-Trainer Program in India (by Nitika Tandon, December 5, 2013): http://bit.ly/1euwSXt.
Priyadarshini Tadkodkar on Konkani language (by Subhashish Panigrahi, November 17, 2013): http://bit.ly/1hldNM8. We are featuring this here as we didn’t carry this in the last newsletter.
Varsha Kavlekar on Konkani Wikipedia Incubator (by Nitika Tandon, December 12, 2013): http://bit.ly/KmxyFo.
Darshan Kandolkar on Konkani Vishwakosh Digitization Process (by Nitika Tandon, December 13, 2013): http://bit.ly/1cqKyQ2.
Darshana Mandrekar speaks on Konkani Wikipedia (by Nitika Tandon, December 16, 2013): http://bit.ly/1keWyya.
Pooja Tople on Wikimedia Projects (by Nitika Tandon, December 17, 2013): http://bit.ly/1hlbubU.
(2-6 are videos of participants from the Konkani Vishwakosh Digitization project (jointly organised by CIS-A2K and Goa University) speaking on their experiences with Wikimedia projects.)
You Too Can Write on Wikipedia! — Training workshop (National Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, December 5, 2013): http://bit.ly/1edmx1z.
Telugu Wikipedia Training Workshop (KBN College, Vijaywada, December 16, 2013): http://bit.ly/1i8ScnL.
Kannada Wikipedia Workshop at Alvas Vishva Nudisiri Virasat (Moodabidre, December 19 – 22, 2013). Dr. U.B. Pavanaja gave a presentation about Kannada Wikipedia and also conducted a workshop on Kannada Wikipedia as a parallel track. The event was covered by Prajavani (December 22), Hosadigantha (December 22), and Deccan Herald (December 22): http://bit.ly/1dGTBkw.
Wikipedia Orientation Workshop (organised by CIS-A2K and Christ University, Bangalore, December 2, 2013): http://bit.ly/1lrkwEy.
Wikipedia Training Session @ Tiruvur (organised by CIS-A2K and Telugu Wikipedia community, Srivahini College, Tiruvur, December 19, 2013). T. Vishnu Vardhan and Rahmanuddin Shaik conducted the workshop: http://bit.ly/1e3oQX7. It was covered by Andhraprabha (http://bit.ly/1bU5VsQ).
After many weeks of effort, CISA2K is happy to share with you
tutorial videos released under #CC
<https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/cc>-BY-SA 4.0. The entire training
module was produced in collaboration with the Christ University
students, faculty and staff, as part of the
Wikipedia-in-the-UG-Language-Classroom program. CISA2K is grateful to
the wholehearted supported extended by the Christ University towards
this endeavour. A total of 10 videos are thoughtfully produced to teach
anyone how to edit Hindi Wikipedia and are being uploaded here on
All the videos can also be streamed on YouTube here
CISA2K will be happy to share the entire module in HD on a disk upon
Video tutorials on Kannada Wikipedia will follow soon.