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Train the Trainer Program
Train the Trainer (TTT) is a residential training workshop to groom leadership skills among the Indian Wikimedia community members.
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CIS-A2K is going to organize Wikipedia Train the Trainer Program 2015 (TTT 2015). This is the second iteration of this program.

TTT 2015 will be conducted by CIS-A2K during 26 February to 1 March 2015 in Bangalore, India. Please see Wikipedia Train the Trainer for more details about the program.

Important dates[edit]

Please mark these important dates if you are interested to take part in TTT 2015. As it is a residential workshop the participants are expected to stay with us during the entire course of the program.

Dates Number of Days Details
14 January — 27 January (2015) 14 Days Applications are open
28 January — 1 February 5 Days CIS-A2K evaluates the applications and shares details of selected candidates via e-mail and on this page.
2 February — 9 February 8 Days Travel & other logistics Coordination
26 February — 1 March 4 Days TTT Workshop
  • Note: YesY All selected participants will be expected to reach the event venue the previous night (i.e. 25 February) and leave by the evening of 1 March 2015.

The selected participants are requested to kindly confirm their participation by writing to tanveer(_AT_)cis-india.org.


Please note this is a two step registration process.

  1. First you are requested to register in the table below (don't share sensitive information like phone number, email address here)
  2. Then fill up the google form available at bit.ly/cisa2kttt

Registration for TTT 2015 is closed. Please do not register.. Please note that registration does not confirm participation. Selection by CIS-A2K will be final. Before registering here please go through the selection criterion.

# Wikipedia User ID Wikimedia projects
active in
Community nomination
(if any)
Travelling from Returning to Status
(selected or not)
Mode of Transport Attended?
1 Nrgullapalli Te Wikipedia, Wikisource, Wiktionary Hyderabad Hyderabad Selected Train/Bus Yes
2 Tito Dutta En WP Kolkata Kolkata Selected Flight Yes
3 Ahmed Nisar Te, En, Ur & Hi Pune Pune Selected Flight Yes
4 Ayan Talk Meta, enwp, bnwp, Commons, Bengali WikiSource, Bengali Wiktionary Kolkata Kolkata
5 Sujay Chandra Bengali Wikipedia, Bengali Wikisource,
Bengali Wikitionary, Commons
Kolkata Kolkata Selected Flight Yes
6 Nehal Dave Sanskrit Wikipedia, Commons Ahmedabad Ahmedabad Selected Flight Yes
7 Nahid Sultan here, bnwp, Commons, enwp Dhaka Dhaka
8 Sarban Bandyopadhyay Bengali Wikipedia, Commons Kolkata Kolkata Selected Flight Yes
9 Sailesh Patnaik or WP ,or WS , occasionally Hi & En WP Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar Selected Flight
10 Tanmay Bir Bangla, English Kolkata Kolkata
11 Bodhisattwa Mandal Bengali Wikipedia, Bengali Wikisource, Commons Kolkata Kolkata Selected Flight Yes
12 Bhaskaranaidu telugu wikipedian , wikipedia, wiktionary,wikicommons,wikisource, Hyderabad. Hyderabad Selected Train/Bus Yes
13 Fr.Luis Xavier Gomes Konkani Wikipedia , Commons Goa. Goa Selected Flight Yes
14 darshan kandolkar Konkani Wikipedia ,Commons, Wikisource Goa Goa Selected Flight Yes
15 Pavan Santhosh Telugu wikipedia, Telugu wikisource, Telugu wiktionary, Telugu wikiquotes, Commons Hyderabad Hyderabad Selected Train/Bus No
16 Abhinav Garule Mr, Hi & En Pune Pune Selected Flight Yes
17 Santosh Shingare Mr, Commons Mumbai Mumbai Selected Flight Yes
18 Sushant savla Gu WS, Gu WP, Occasionally Commons, occasionally Mr WP Mumbai Mumbai Selected Flight Yes
19 Harish satpute Marathi Wikipedia, Commons Mumbai Mumbai
20 Narayanan V T samskrit Wikipedia, Wiktionary Bangalore Bangalore Selected Local transport Yes
21 Sayant Mahato Samskrit Wikipedia, Wikisource, Commons Bangalore Bangalore Selected Local transport
22 Kiran Ravikumar En, Kn and Commons Bangalore Bangalore Selected Local transport Yes
23 hibayathullah(SUL) Ta Wikipedia, En Wikipedia Kumbakonam(TN) Kumbakonam (TN) Selected Train/Bus Yes
24 Kalyan Sarkar En, Bn, Commons Kolkata Kolkata
25 Sajal Karikkan En, ML, Wikivoyage Kannur Kannur Selected Train/Bus Yes
26 S.Meena gayathri Telugu wikipedia Tadepalligudem Tadepalligudem Selected Flight Yes
27 Zeetendra Maithili wikipedia Biratnagar,Nepal Biratnagar,Nepal
28 Sukanta_Pal Bn, En, Commons Kolkata Kolkata
29 Gaurav Jhammat Punjabi Wikipedia Community Support chandigarh chandigarh Selected Flight Yes
30 Bijay chaurasia Maithili Wikipedia Biratnagar,Nepal Biratnagar,Nepal Selected Flight No
31 Biplab Anand Mai, Ne, Incubator, Commons Rajbiraj,Nepal Rajbiraj,Nepal Selected Flight Yes
32 t.sujatha Te Wikipedia, Te Wikisource,Te Wiktionary -- Chennai Tamilnadu;India Selected Train/Bus Yes
33 Abhiram C Sa-Wikisource, Sa-wiktionary Bengaluru Bengaluru Selected Local transport No
34 sriramamurthy Te Wikipedia, Te Wikisource -- chennai tamilnadu;india Selected Train/Bus Yes
35 Raghbirkhanna Punjabi Wikipedia Community Support Khanna, Punjab Khanna
36 ♪Karthik♫ ♪Nadar♫ En Wiki, Wiki Commons Mumbai Mumbai Selected Flight Yes
37 Nirjal Shrestha Ne, En, commons Kathmandu, Nepal Kathmandu, Nepal
38 Nvvchar en, commons Endorsements New Delhi, India New Delhi, India Selected Flight Yes
39 Info-farmer (SUL) Ta-Wiki & Wiktionary;Commons, Wikidata ... Attur Attur Selected Train/Bus Yes
40 User:Vigyani (SUL) En-Wiki; Commons, Wikidata ...

Travel and accommodation information[edit]

All the selected participants' costs like travel, stay and food will be entirely borne by CIS-A2K. Please take note of the following essential details:

  1. Low fare flight costs will be considered if your travel by bus/train is more than 24 hours to the event location.
  2. Stay will be provided by CIS-A2K on a twin sharing basis.
  3. All other incidental costs of the selected Wikimedians will be reimbursed on actual basis upon submission of original bills to CIS Office in Bangalore within 10 days of receipt.
  4. It is essential to submit boarding passes along with tickets if you travel by a flight.
  5. CIS will help with your flight booking, accommodation and food during the entire course of the program.
  6. If you are planning to stay for additional number of days, you need to make arrangements for your stay and food.
  7. We will provide you (once selected) over e-mail the essential contact numbers to coordinate your travel and stay arrangements.

Expectations from participants[edit]

As part of your participation in TTT-2015 we expect you to actively take part in programme. This is a residential program and you are expected to stay back on campus/at the event venue during the entire duration of the program.

Pre-event work[edit]

Each selected candidate will be given some pre-work. You're expected to come to the event having finished these assignments.
We expect you to take lead in translating outreach documents (including presentations, banners, FAQs, handouts) in your respective language and share those with your respective Wikimedia communities.


Participants will be expected to make presentations based on the pre-work and on the interactions that they have had with the community.

Peer evaluations[edit]

Participants will be taking part in peer evaluative exercises where they shall evaluate and discuss their peer's presentations and offering constructive suggestions that shall help them improve their presentation.

Participation in activities[edit]

Active participation in the learning activities and discussions is expected out of all the participants, as the TTT is a peer learning exercise and can serve its purpose only with active cooperation and participation.

Commitments for future outreach activities[edit]

It is expected of all the participants that they come up with an action plan regarding the outreach activities that they plan to conduct after TTT. A significant takeaway from the TTT is to come up with a action plan and timeline for the proposed outreach activities.

Support for future outreach activities[edit]

At the end of TTT programme, CIS-A2K team after consulting with the participant trainers will arrive at concrete individual and community based outreach activities that will be rolled out in the next one year. CIS-A2K is committed to facilitate and support the outreach activities as per the plan decided.

Event details[edit]


For any further queries please email—

  • tanveer(_AT_)cis-india.org +919844439247
  • ajoy (_AT_)cis-india.org +919845492122
  • vishnu(_AT_)cis-india.org +919845207308

Program schedule[edit]

26 February, Thursday[edit]

Timing Session Topics to be covered Coordinator/Resource Person
7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am - 9:00am Registration
9:00am - 10.30am Welcome & Introduction
  • Introductions (activity based) Creating name tags for yourself and your friends
  • Energiser/Activity. Meet and greet Wikimedians
T. Vishnu Vardhan (VV) and Tanveer Hasan (TH)
10:30am - 11 am Why TTT? Design and Objectives of the TTT VV
11 am - 11.30 am ☕ Tea/Coffee Break
☼ 11.30 am – 1 pm Participant presentations Individual presentation based on pre-work TTT Participant
1 pm – 2 pm Lunch
2 pm – 3.30 pm Participant presentations Individual presentation based on pre work TTT Participant
3.30 pm - 4 pm ☕ Tea/Coffee Break
4 pm - 5 pm Presenting with impact
  • Effective Communication
  • Forceful Introduction
  • Organizing your speech (Opening, Body Closing)
  • Get to the point (General purpose and specific purpose)
  • Communicate clearly, accurately and vividly
  • Body Language (Stance, Movement, Gestures, Facial expression and eye contact)
  • Vocal Variety (Volume, Pitch, Rate and Quality)
5.30 pm - 6.30 pm Break
6.30 pm - 8 pm Parallel Sessions
  • Personal coaching on Presentation Skills using video recordings of Presentation
  • Multilingual Edit-a-thon (theme - Jnanpith_Award)
  • Sunil Abraham(SA)
  • VV
  • TH
  • Rahmanuddin Shaik (RS)
  • Subhashish Panigrahi (SP)
  • U.B. Pavanaja (UBP)
☾ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Dinner

27 February, Friday[edit]

Timing Session Topics to be covered Coordinator/Resource Person
7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am - 9.15 am Copyright, CC and Wikimedia
  • Introduction to Copyright and Creative Commons slides
  • Creative Commons
  • Wikimedia Applications
L. Shyamal (LS)
9.15 am - 10 am Internet research techniques (Session 1) Information literacy and Internet research techniques for Wikipedia editors LS
10 am - 10.30 am ☕ Tea/Coffee Break
☼ 10.30 am – 11 am Internet research techniques (Session 2) Information literacy and Internet research techniques for Wikipedia editors slides LS
11 am - 11.30 am DIY Digitisation Techniques for Wikimedians Viswa Prabha(VP)
11.30 am - 11.45 am ☕ Tea/Coffee Break
11.45 am – 1 pm DIY Digitisation Techniques for Wikimedians-Hands on Session Group Activity
1 pm – 2 pm Lunch
2 pm – 2.45 pm Spectogram Interactive activity to critically discuss the importance of NPOV SA
2.45 pm – 3.30 pm Importance of NPOV NPOV as an essential quality for Wikimedians with English Wikipedia as a case study NVV Char and Tito Dutta
3.30 pm - 4 pm Panel Discussion Importance of NPOV in Indian Languages Participant Panel (TBD)
4 pm - 4.30 pm ☕ Tea/Coffee Break
4.30 pm - 5 pm Essential FOSS Tools Demonstration RS
5 pm - 6 pm Essential Foss Tools for Wikimedians Hands on Session Rahamanuddin
6 pm - 6.30 pm ☕ Tea/Coffee Break
6.30 pm - 7 pm GLAM Projects in Indic Wikipedia Context Feasibility, Scalability and Scope Rohini Lakshane(RL)
7 pm - 8 pm Parallel sessions
  • Personal Coaching
  • GLAM Projects Do's and Dont's
  • FOSS Tools Support and Discussion
  • CIS-A2K Team
  • RL
  • RS
☾ 8 pm - 9 pm Dinner

28 February, Saturday[edit]

Timing Session Topics to be covered Coordinator/Resource Person
7 am - 7.30am Breakfast
7:30am Departure to Janapada Loka
9 am - 9.30am Expectations from GLAM Activity Design,scope and expected outcomes TH
9.30am - 1 pm * GLAM Activity
  • Interviewing Janapada Loka Staff
  • Documentation of Janapada Loka exhibits
  • Resource Collection for Wiki Commons
  • Material collection for GLAM Edit-a-thon
  • VP
  • RL
  • CIS-A2K
1 pm – 2 pm Lunch
2 pm – 3.30 pm Group Activity GLAM Editathon in Indian Languages VP and VV
3.30 pm - 4 pm ☕ Tea/Coffee Break
4 pm - 4.30 pm Panel Discussion Need and importance of GLAM Activities TBD
4.30 pm - 5.30 pm Focused Group Discussion GLAM Activities to be pursued (Individual and Community) Participant Groups
5.30 pm - 6.30 pm Departure to CEO Centre
☾ 8 pm - 9 pm Dinner at CEO Centre

1 March, Sunday[edit]

Timing Session Topics to be covered Coordinator/Resource Person
07:30 am - 08:30 am Breakfast
08:30am - 9.30 am Media and Social Media Strategies for Wikimedians
  • Mobilizing mainstream media to cover Wikimedia success stories
  • Best practices of Social Media

Tinu Cherian

9.30am - 10 am Building Communities for Wikimedia Movement Introduction to Wikimedia India (WMIN) Ravishankar Ayyakkannu (RA) and Yohann Thomas (YT)
10am - 10.30 am Building Communities for Wikimedia Movement CIS-A2K Trials and Success VV
☼ 10.30 am – 11:00 am ☕ Tea/Coffee Break
11am - 11.30 am Group Discussion Challenges & Opportunities in building an Indian Language Community online Participant Groups
11.30 pm – 12.30 pm Participant Presentation Participant Presentations
12.30 pm – 1 pm Lunch
1.30 pm – 2 pm Focused Group Discussion Road Ahead for GLAM activities in India Languages Participant Presentations
2.30 pm – 3.30 pm Participant Presentation Submission of Outreach and GLAM Draft Plans
3.30 pm – 3.45 pm Feedback Session
3.45 pm – 4 pm Closing Remarks
4:00 pm Departures or Visit to CIS


Feedback form[edit]

  • To be updated


  • To be updated


Main article: /Gallery


Main article: /Report

Resource person list[edit]

  • To be updated