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The Mini TTT কলকাতা 2019 will be organized on 29-30 June 2019, at Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Event details[edit]

  • Dates: 29-30 June 2019 (28th is Pre-event)
  • Venue:Indismart Hotel
  • City:Salt Lake Sector- V, Near College More, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Location Map:
  • Etherpad: [1]
  • Status: Pre-announcement stage


  • Any active Wikimedian contributing to Bengali language Wikimedia project is eligible to apply.
  • An editor must have 500+ edits before 31 March 2019.
  • Anyone who has interest to conduct offline/real-life Wiki events.


  • The participants are supposed to arrive at the venue on 28th Jun and attend all the days of the program. Partial attendance not allowed.
  • Participants are not allowed to bring friends or relatives to the event, unless it is absolutely necessary (only with prior information and approval).
  • All participants should bring their laptops. Participants without a laptop have to inform earlier.


  • Travel support will be provided to participants.
  • Accommodation will be provided to participants.
  • Food will be served according to the participant's dietary preferences (non-veg, veg, etc.)


How to apply[edit]

  • Please apply yourself at here then fill this form to show your interest to join.
  • Please fill the form before 20th June 2019, 11:59PM.


Program schedule[edit]

Day 0 (28.06.2019)
Time Agenda To be conducted by
7 pm - 8:30 pm General discussion, 1 to 1 conversation
8:30 pm - 10 pm Dinner
Day 1 (29.06.2019)
Time Agenda To be conducted by
9 am - 9.05 am Introduction to Mini TTT and Welcome note Tito (CIS-A2K)
9.05 am - 9.10 am Friendly space policy and Code of conduct Tito (CIS-A2K)
9.10 am - 9.20 am Welcome note as event organizer Tarunsamanta
9.20 am - 9.30 am Welcome note as West Bengal Wikimedians User Group Representative Atudu
9:30 am - 12:00 noon Different policies, Advanced tools, General discussion, Ongoing and Upcoming event related to Wikipedia (with Tea Break of course!) Tito (CIS-A2K)
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm Wikimedia Education Program Ananth (CIS-A2K)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Wikimedia Commons User:Yann
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Introduction and Orientation of Wikisource, Hands-on training Yann and Jayanta (CIS-A2K)
Officially closed for the day
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm Open Session to solve bugs, issues on 1:1 basis or group work as preferred (optional)
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm Dinner
Day 2 (30.06.2019)
Time Agenda To be conducted by
9:00 am - 10:30 pm Wikidata - Introduction, Orientation, Basic Hands-on training on manual editing, SPARQL query etc. Bodhisattwa
10:30 am - 11:30 am Wikidata - Special topics Mahir256 (remote)
11:30 am - 11:45 noon Tea break
11:45 noon - 1:00 pm Hands on Basic SPARQL query
1.00 pm - 2.00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm West Bengal Wikimedians User Group strategy and work plan
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Open Session on 1:1 basis or group work as preferred
Officially closure of the event


Mini TTT Kolkata 2019 is the second edition of Mini TTT happening in Kolkata after a similar event happened two years ago. CIS-A2K organized and funded this event in collaboration with West Bengal Wikimedians User Group (WBG). The event was held on 29 June to 30 June 2019 at Indismart Hotel, Kolkata.

Day 0[edit]

Yann felicitated by Atudu

A pre-event was planned on 28 June, 2019 late evening at the hotel lobby for ice-breaking among the participants. Participant was selected one at a time serially according to the sitting order in a round table manner and other participants were asked to share something about that participant which they feel good about him/her.

Day 1[edit]

Day 1 started by welcome notes from Tito (CIS-A2K) as CIS representative, Tarunsamanta as primary organizer, Atudu and Bodhisattwa as WBG representatives. Atudu handed over First Light, a English translation of প্রথম আলো which is a novel written by famous Bengali writer Sunil Gangopadhyay on the era of Bengali Renaissance, to Yann as a gift from WBG, who had came for the event as a resource person. Tito (CIS-A2K) explained Code of Conduct (CoC) to all after that and asked participants to the CoC document, which was already supplied to each table.

The main event started with a session on Wikipedia policies and participants were engaged in a multi-way interactive session on how to propose a policy in Wikipedia. Participants were divided into groups and asked to engage in an imaginary situation of proposing a policy to delete stub articles in Bengali Wikipedia. After lunch, Yann presented a session on copyright policies in Wikimedia Commons. The participants were shown several examples of images and asked for explanation, if they can be uploaded to Commons or not. After this session, Jayanta (CIS-A2K) conducted a session introducing Wikisource. Each and every participants were alloted 4-5 pages of Bharatbarsha, a book written by Rabindranath Tagore and was asked to proofread them. Basic formatting templates were introduced to the participants and all confusions were cleared during the hands-on session. At the end of the session, more than 50 pages were proofread.

Day 2[edit]

Day 2 started with a introductory session on Wikidata by Bodhisattwa with some hands-on manual item creation by the participants followed by different data visualizations by Mahir256 who was kind enough to present remotely. After the session, hands on training on basic SPARQL was conducted by Tito (CIS-A2K) and Bodhisattwa to show how the data can be easily retrieved from Wikidata. After the lunch, Ananth (CIS-A2K) presented a session on Wikimedia Education Program and shared the success stories which happened in India. Members of West Bengal Wikimedians User Group then sat together and discussed their bylaws, future plans and strategy for next year activities.