The Indic MediaWiki Developers User Group
happy to announce Indic Wikimedia Hackathon 2023 on 16 & 17 December 2023
in Pondicherry, India. The event is for everyone who contributes to
Wikimedia’s technical spaces code developers, maintainers, translators,
designers, technical writers and other related technical aspects. Along
with that, contributors who don't necessarily contribute to technical
spaces but have good understanding of issues on wikis and can work with
developers in addressing them can join too. You can come with a project in
mind, join an existing project, or create something new with others. The
goal of this event is to bring together technical contributors from India
to resolve pending technical issues, bugs, brainstorm on tooling ideas, and
foster connections between contributors.
We have scholarships to support participation of contributors residing in
The scholarship form can be filled at
and will close at 23:59 hrs on 7 October 2023 (Sunday) [IST].
Please reach out to contact(a)indicmediawikidev.org if you have any questions
or need support.
Indic MediaWiki Developers UG
I hope this message finds you all in good health. We are thrilled to share
the exciting news that Train The Trainer 2023 is set to kick off tomorrow,
September 29th, and will continue until the 1st of October in Kochi. We are
pleased to inform you that a total of 26 scholars representing over 15
different languages will be participating in this enriching event.
For detailed information about the program, including schedules and
activities, please visit the TTT Meta page by following this link:
Thank you for your attention.
I trust this email finds you in good health. We are excited to announce the
upcoming Image Description Month in India description-a-thon, a
collaborative effort, Image Description Month
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image_Description_Month>, aimed at
enhancing image-related content across Wikimedia projects. This event is
scheduled to run for an entire month, from October 1st to October 31st,
During the course of this event, our focus will revolve around three
primary areas: Wikipedia, Wikidata, and Wikimedia Commons. We have several
tasks lined up, including adding captions to images on Wikipedia,
associating images with relevant Wikidata items, and improving the
organization, categorization, and captions of media files on Wikimedia
To stay updated and get involved, please visit our dedicated event page
encourage you to sign up on the respective meta page and generously
contribute your time and expertise to make essential and impactful edits.
*Please note that our event page is currently under construction, and we
are diligently working to complete it by October 1st.*
If you have any questions or require further information, please do not
hesitate to reach out to me at nitesh(a)cis-india.org.
Your active participation will play a significant role in enriching
Wikimedia content, making it more accessible and informative for users
Hello everyone, glad to inform you that the Indic Oral Culture Project
has been funded. There is a requirement for a communications and community
coordinator for the project. It is a part time job for 6 months. The role
expectations and requirements are mentioned in the PDF attached below.
To apply, send your resume and cover letter to amritsufi2(a)gmail.com by 27th
September 2023. The chosen individuals will go through an interview for
selection. Please share the job opening with other relevant individuals as
I hope this message finds you well. We are excited to invite you to the
third call of the Indic Community Monthly Engagement Calls initiative
scheduled for September 8, 2023, where we are hosting “Learning Clinic:
Collective learning from grantee reports in South Asia” by Let’s Connect.
This event is designed to foster collaboration and knowledge-sharing among
community members interested in the region's progress, grantees, potential
grantees, and Regional Fund Committee members. Here are the details:
Date: September 8th
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM IST
Facilitation: Jessica Stephenson (WMF - Let’s Connect), Pavan Santhosh
(CIS-A2K), Chinmayee Mishra (Let’s Connect working group)
Duration: 1.5 hours
Zoom Link: We will share the Zoom link by the 6th of August on the mailing
list and event page.
Event page: Indic Community Monthly Engagement Calls/September 8, 2023 Call
What is this Learning Clinic for?
This clinic aims to collectively reflect on the work happening in South
Asia using data from grantees' reporting in 2022. We will focus on one or
two topics for discussion, drawing practical recommendations for future
work in the region, especially within the next round of grant proposals
starting in September 2023. This will include elements that grantees can
incorporate into their organizational and programmatic work, as well as
ways CIS and/or the Wikimedia Foundation can offer support.
What Do I Need to Prepare?
To make our session productive, please prepare the following:
Read this Learning document: Analysis based on grantee reporting in
Be ready to engage in a collective understanding of key work happening
in the region, which can inform future grant proposals and regional
Help draw practical recommendations that can be considered in the next
round of funding proposals and for ongoing work in the region.
If you have any questions or need further information, please do not
hesitate to contact nitesh(a)cis-india.org.