I would like to specially thank Ravikant for the excellent facility he
arranged for the Hindi workshop at Sarai. Without his support this workshop
would not have been possible.
I hope this workshop will be a new beginning for the Hindi wiki projects.
One Hindi wikipedian traveled all the way from Kanpur to assist us for this
workshop. This is the first time Hindi wiki community got an opportunity to
interact directly with the speakers of the language. There is lot of
enthusiasm and interest among the people about the Hindi wiki projects.
There are lot of future potential users whom we need to reach to find right
people for the various Hindi wiki projects.
Even though our target for this workshop was people in and around New Delhi
City, to our suprise, the participants traveled all the way from states like
Punjab, Haryana, and UP to attend this workshop. This clearly shows how
people are desperately waiting for the active wikipedians of Indian language
wikis to interact with them.
Few photographs that I took are uploaded to commons. It is available at
Hindi wiki community has plans to hold wiki workshops at various locations
in the near future. Please contact Mayur or me if you can arrange facilities
for a Hindi wiki workshop at your place.
On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 11:32 PM, mayur <mayurdce(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Here is a short report of the first workshop for Hindi wiki projects that
was held on 2011 February 12 at Sarai-CSDS, Civil Lines, New Delhi.
The workshop was attended by more than 35 participants. The complete list
participants is available at http://hi.wikipedia.org/wiki/
विकि कार्यशाला सम्मेलन/नई दिल्ली
The workshop was divided into two sessions. The first session was an
Introductory presentation about wiki, Wikipedia, and Hindi wikiprojects. In
the second session we introduced wiki editing to the participants. There
also a short introduction about WikiBhasha by the representatives form
The participants asked many questions about wiki, Wikimedia Foundation,
Wikipedia, sister projects and so on. They also asked some queries
featured articles, protected pages typing tools, policies of Hindi
wikipedia, and so on. The participants are introduced to wiki wiki editing
in a simple way.We also gave them information regarding transliteration
and taught them to write in Devanagari on Hindi wikipedia.
At the end of the workshop all were introduced to WikiBhasha tool by
Microsoft representative, Ashwini. He demonstrated the tool by translating
an English Wikipedia article to Hindi.
Since this is the first Wiki workshop for Hindi there were participants
even from neighboring states like Punjab, UP, and so on.Hindi wiki
is planning to organize many more workshops in the near future.
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