[Wikimediaindia-l] Hindi wiki workshop at New Delhi - report

mayur mayurdce at gmail.com
Tue Feb 15 18:02:25 UTC 2011

Dear Wikimedians,

Here is a short report of the first workshop for Hindi wiki projects that
was held on 2011 February 12 at Sarai-CSDS, Civil Lines, New Delhi.

The workshop was attended by more than 35 participants. The complete list of
participants is available at http://hi.wikipedia.org/wiki/विकिपीडिया:हिन्दी
विकि कार्यशाला सम्मेलन/नई दिल्ली

The workshop was divided into two sessions. The first session was an
Introductory presentation about wiki, Wikipedia, and Hindi wikiprojects. In
the second session we introduced wiki editing to the participants. There was
also a short introduction about WikiBhasha by the representatives form

The  participants asked many questions about wiki, Wikimedia Foundation,
Wikipedia, sister projects and so on. They also asked some queries regarding
featured articles, protected pages typing tools, policies of Hindi
wikipedia, and so on. The participants are introduced to wiki wiki editing
in a simple way.We also gave them information regarding transliteration tool
and taught them to write in Devanagari on Hindi wikipedia.

At the end of the workshop all were introduced to WikiBhasha tool by
Microsoft representative, Ashwini.  He demonstrated the tool by translating
an English Wikipedia article to Hindi.

Since this is the first Wiki workshop for Hindi there were participants came
even from neighboring states like Punjab, UP, and so on.Hindi wiki community
is planning to organize many more workshops in the near future.

With Regards
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