Hope you are all doing well, and keeping safe.
I am happy to share with you all an update about the Small wiki toolkits
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Small_wiki_toolkits> initiative in the
South Asian region. As part of the Small wiki toolkits initiative, in the
second half of 2020, Indic-TechCom, in collaboration with WMF's Developer
Advocacy team, designed and conducted a technical workshop series: "Small
wiki toolkits - Indic workshop series 2020.” A report of the same can be
seen at https://w.wiki/Yqf.
There has been positive response from community members, as the workshops
have been helpful in understanding basic to intermediate level technical
processes on wikis. Two more workshops have been conducted towards the end
of last year. So, we are now planning to continue to run these workshops
(one per month on average) and expand them to the Wikimedia communities in
the South Asian region. The objective is to impart basic to intermediate
level technical skills for volunteers working on Wikimedia projects of
languages in the South Asian region. More information can be found at
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/SWT_South_Asia/Overview, and we have also
applied for rapid grant to support this initiative through 2021, the
proposal for the same can be seen at https://w.wiki/tWE.
The first session will be a brainstorming session on technical challenges
faced by contributions on their wikis, from 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm (NPT) on 24
January 2021. It will be facilitated by Birgit Müller (Director of
Technical Engagement at WMF). If you are interested, please register at
discussion will be crucial to decide topics for future workshops. Community
members are also welcome to suggest topics for future workshops anytime at
These workshops are being organized with the help of a handful of
volunteers from India, Nepal and Bangladesh, and if anyone is interested to
help in organizing, please let us know.
on behalf of SWT South Asia organizers