Hi all,

TLDR; Want to learn new technical skills to help improve your wiki? Sign up for workshops on scripts and bot development, organized by the small wiki toolkits initiative: <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Small_wiki_toolkits/Workshops> [1].

Small wiki toolkits (SWT) is an initiative to build technical capacity in smaller language wikis by developing toolkits, conducting workshops, and providing technical support <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Small_wiki_toolkits> [2]. The first set of workshops for 2022 will teach individuals how to automate work in their wiki community by developing, maintaining, and hosting bots. These trainings build upon the lessons learned from two regional initiatives in 2021: <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Small_wiki_toolkits#Past_events> [3].

To sign up for a workshop, add your signature under a specific workshop section on this page <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Small_wiki_toolkits/Workshops> [4]. The first workshop is scheduled for February 25th, 16:00 UTC. The organizing team will share more details on mailing lists and on your talk page closer to the date of the workshop.

The SWT Organizing Team is also exploring issuing digital certificates and badges to attendees of these workshops. More information on that will be available in the coming weeks.

We look forward to your participation!


(On behalf of the SWT Workshops Organization team)

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Small_wiki_toolkits/Workshops

[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Small_wiki_toolkits

[3] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Small_wiki_toolkits#Past_events  

[4] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Small_wiki_toolkits/Workshops
Srishti Sethi
Senior Developer Advocate
Wikimedia Foundation