When is the WikiAcademy planned? dates?


On 7 November 2012 00:27, Outofindia <outofindia@gmail.com> wrote:

A wiki Academy at Goa University was being discussed for mid December.
Nitika will take that call.

It is the height of the tourist season so we need to think through accommodation options for out of state folk.

Warm regards


Harriet Vidyasagar



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On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 12:13 AM, Sudhanwa Jogalekar <sudhanwa.com@gmail.com> wrote:
Great work !!
And a nice report too!!

Is it possible to have some followup events for this activity. Some
women meetup every 2-3 months will be a good way to keep everyone in
touch and to have better interaction.

Congrats to all the volunteers, co-ordinators and participants for a
successful event.
Keep up the good work!!


On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 4:05 PM, Krutikaa Jawanjal <krutikaa05@gmail.com> wrote:
> A Day Spent well.
> The Wikipedia Women Workshop which took place on November, 4th 2012 in
> Vidyalankar Institute of Technology (VIT), Wadala was indeed a
> success.
> The people who volunteered in organizing this workshop were Bishakha
> Datta, Moksh Juneja, Karthik Nadar, Pranav Curumsey, Pradeep Mohandas,
> Anshuman Fotedar, Aditi Juneja, Harriet Vidyasagar, Nikita Belavate,
> Netra Parikh, Noopur Raval, Netha Hussain.  All discussions and
> planning done while organizing this workshop for women paid off. In
> all, 70+ women participants attended the workshop.
> The workshop started with a short introduction after which, wasting no
> time, the women participants moved on to learning how to edit
> Wikipedia which was though by the present on ground volunteers. The
> participants were were divided in groups and every group had to create
> a new article which wasn't already available on Wikipedia. In the
> process, women interacted with the volunteers, asked question
> regarding Wikipedia. Every group at least had added introduction to
> the new article.
> Having done with the basic editing, a general presentation on
> Wikipedia was given by some of the volunteers. This was followed by
> question and answers regarding the same. By this time, it was already
> 1.30pm, so the lunch was announced. After having lunch, the
> participants got back to their seats. Pretty much everybody stayed
> back post lunch. Moksh continued with teaching how to edit Wikipedia.
> This time it wasn't it in groups though. "References" and "Notability"
> were the main topics that were covered in this session.
> Anshuman and Karthik then proceeded  with teaching photo uploads on
> Wikipedia. Quiz was conducted towards the end and Wikipedia-Tshirts
> were given as prizes for giving right answers. Karthik, then also
> showcased the winning images of Wiki Loves Momunents 2012 India. The
> long day came to an end with an overwhelming response and a call for
> organizing many such activities. The feedback received was positive.
> The participants enjoyed the workshop.
> We are thankful to everybody who made this event a great one. Thanks
> to all the volunteers. Special thanks to Moksh and Karthik who went
> out of the way to get everything arranged before hand at the venue, to
> Netha and Noopur for making it to the workshop and for working hand in
> hand with the Mumbai Community, to Srikanth Ramakrishnan who
> constantly stayed in touch for online help.
> Special thanks to whole Vidyalankar team. Vishwas Deshpande, Founder
> of Vidyalankar, who gave us an opportunity to to do the Mumbai's first
> Wiki Workshop for Women at Vidyalankar. Milind Tadvalkar (Director)
> and Seema Shah (Principal), Jayprakash Kurmi and Vivek and the
> complete IT Team at VIT, Mahesh from Canteen for an awesome Pav Bhaji
> for Lunch. Another thanks to Netra Parikh, for giving us enough place
> at her office, Pinstorm, for all out pre-meetings. Thanks to all.
> Regards,
> Krutikaa Jawanjal
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