This is a link I recommend you to bookmark.
This list is useful for outreach & also whenever someone needs Wiki-Help in
a particular city. It would be great if Wikipedians could update this
We have the following completely unrepresented states/UTs:
* Andaman & Nicobar Islands
* Arunachal Pradesh
* Dadra, Nagar & Haveli
* Daman & Diu
* Himachal Pradesh
* Jammu & Kashmir
* Jharkhand (AngPradesh is in Mumbai)
* Punjab (oye, ye ki hoya!)
* Uttar Pradesh
Okay, all you admins, please update your status (Mikey my boy, that means
Abroad, we dont have Indic Wikipedians listed for:
* Asia (other than India)
* Middle East
* North America
* South America
Unless you would like to stay off list, of course that's acceptable too.
May I also request Tinu / list admins to please forward it all the Indic
language & city Wikimedia lists. We need this resource to be as
comprehensible as possible.
Hope everyone is doing great.
TLDR: WikiToLearn is a young but fast-growing project within the
Wikimedia movement, with the support of the academia, tackling education
needs with new tools. I am happy to set up a discussion with anyone
interested in education;
Building on the discussion held during the Wikimedia Summit, Berlin about
the strong need of tools for education, I would like to take this
opportunity to introduce WikiToLearn to the Wikimedia India community.
WikiToLearn is an open platform where students, researchers and key people
in the academia can create and refine notes and textbooks, tailored
precisely to their needs, and giving them the power to customize teaching
beyond traditional textbooks.
WikiToLearn was founded in September 2015, when a group of students from
the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy had the necessity to share their
notes to study for their exams. Many different universities and research
centers from all around the world (CERN, Imperial College,
Milano-Bicocca, just to name a few...) have since decided to join. We
are a Wikimedia
User Group and supported by Wikimedia Italy. We are also working with
other chapters and Wikimedia affiliates, such as Wikimedia CH and WikiMed.
Since the project is not hosted directly by WMF (on similarly resilient
infrastructure from GARR) means we are not subject to restrictions on
the software and are open to customizing the platform for the best book
editing experience. For example, we integrate external elements in our
infrastructure, provide a solid PDF generation feature, and in general
offer a streamlined and compelling user experience for textbooks editing
We are also working to provide features which are very hard to integrate
into a standard MediaWiki, such as collaborative editing and many other
features needed for using a wiki platform in an educational environment,
releasing all improvements under open licenses.
We also have a strong focus on the offline usage of the content, from the
layout of the pages to the content type.
I would like to take this opportunity to connect with all the amazing
developers, editors, and translators. I would like to check the interest of
community members for such a project and discuss a future plan in India. In
particular, if there is interest, I would like to host a call where we can
figure out how to take things to the next level and create some action. In
spite of the young age of the project, WikiToLearn is a vibrant community
and I believe there are chances to have a great impact which would add to
the wider Wikimedia Foundation movement mission! :)
: https://www.garr.it/it/ <http://www.garr.it/it/>
Thanks and Regards
Srijan Agarwal <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Srijancse>
Core Developer at WikiToLearn <http://www.wikitolearn.org/>
Blog <http://www.srijanagarwal.me/> | Github <https://github.com/Srijancse>
| ThinkFOSS <http://www.thinkfoss.com/>
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Pine W <wiki.pine(a)gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 11:03 PM
Subject: [Wikimedia Education] New guide for organizing Edit-a-thons at
To: Wikimedia Education <education(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Forwarding a resource.
From: Jonathan Morgan <jmorgan(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 10:23 AM
Subject: [Wiki-research-l] New guide for organizing Edit-a-thons at science
To: Wiki Research-l <Wiki-research-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
I just ran across a new-ish (Feb 17) resource for people interested in
running editathons for scientists, developed by the Simons Foundation. You
can read the blog post and download the guide in PDF form.
The guide provides a well-organized and comprehensive set of practical tips
for organizing, publicizing, and running editathons and is tuned to the
needs and interests of science SMEs.
Forwarding because I know there are many folks on this list who are
involved in this sort of work and/or could be.
Jonathan T. Morgan
Senior Design Researcher
User:Jmorgan (WMF) <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Jmorgan_(WMF)
Wiki-research-l mailing list
Education mailing list
This may interest some of you.
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From: Leila Zia <leila(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 9:45 AM
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Why We Read Wikipedia in your language
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
In November 2016, I presented the result of a joint research that
helped us understand English Wikipedia readers better. (Presentation
at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIaMuWA84bY ). I talked about how
we used English, Persian, and Spanish Wikipedia readers' inputs to
build a taxonomy of Wikipedia use-cases along several dimensions,
capturing users’ motivations to visit Wikipedia, the depth of
knowledge they are seeking, and their knowledge of the topic of
interest prior to visiting Wikipedia. I also talked about the results
of the study we did to quantify the prevalence of these use-cases via
a large-scale user survey conducted on English Wikipedia. In that
study, we also matched survey responses to the respondents’ digital
traces in Wikipedia’s server logs which enabled us in discovering
behavioral patterns associated with specific use-cases. You can read
the full study at https://arxiv.org/abs/1702.05379 .
==What do we want to do now?==
There are quite a few directions this research can continue on, and
the most immediate one is to understand whether the results that we
observe (in English Wikipeida) is robust across languages/cultures.
For this, we are going to repeat the study, but this time in more
languages. Here are the languages on our list: Arabic, Dutch, English,
Hindi, Japanese, Spanish (thanks to all the volunteers who have been
helping us translating all survey related documents to these
==What about your language?==
If your language is not one of the six languages above and you'd like
to learn about the readers of Wikipedia in it (in the specific ways
described above), please get back to me by Monday, April 24, AoE. I
cannot guarantee that we can run the study in your language, however,
I guarantee that we will give it a good try if you're interested. The
decision to include more languages will depend on: our capacity to do
the analysis, the speed at which your community can help us translate
the material to the language, the traffic to that language, a couple
of sentences on how you'd think the result can help your community,
and your willingness to help us document the results for your language
(Quite some work will need to go to have readable/usable
documentations available and we are too small to be able to guarantee
that on our own for many languages.)
Senior Research Scientist
Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:
New messages to: Wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org
As per my previous mail, you all know that we have successfully completed
the *Wiki Loves Butterfly (WLB) part-1* and duly submitted the report of
This gives me a great pleasure to announce the second part of *Wiki Loves
Butterfly (WLB)* project is going to start 1st June,2017.
Hereby the WLB team is requesting all wikimedians to visit the project and
contribute as per their choice species and create or develop articles in
their respective native languages and thus resulting in a multilingual
approach to the project. Your honest feedback and suggestion is also
If anybody wants to start a similar project in his or her native language,
the WLB team is willing to support in every possible aspect.
For further details https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Loves_Butterfly
With warm regards,
(Project manager WLB)
As you are all aware, in the Wikimedia India elections 2016 for all the 7
executive committee seats, there are almost 200 members in the voters list.
Due to this huge number, it took more time than expected to prepare ballot
papers this time. As a result election committee eventually could only send
all the ballot papers on last Saturday (8th April 2017).
In order to have more time for all members to send back the papers,
election committee has decided to re-schedule the Elections and annual
general meeting from 30th April 2017, instead of 23rd April 2017. This
decision has been taken so that everyone gets enough time to send back
their ballot papers.
Thanks and regards,
Dr. Abhijeet Safai