Last month, the second Women’s History Month edit-a-thon began on Odia-language Wikimedia sites. With a theme of Women I am inspired by, the event aimed to improve articles on these notable individuals. Twenty articles were created and ten were improved, thanks to the dozens of participants—seven of which were women who went on to found an informal group for female editors on the Odia Wikipedia.
Among the participants, eight were brand-new. We reached out to Rajalaxmi Mishra to talk about their experience. Rajalaxmi is an MCA student who began editing the Odia Wikipedia after a Utkal University workshop. Annie Besant, an article she has been working on since the edit-a-thon (in part thanks to Content Translation), is now among the top ten longest articles on the site, and she has also put in time editing Sudha Chandran.
A four-hour-long workshop was organised at Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha on February 25, 2016 for the students of Master of Computer Applications (MCA) and Master in Arts, Department of Odia-language.
During May 28-29 in Pune, a two-day long train-the-trainer programme and a Mediawiki training are being organised for the contributors of the Marathi-language Wikimedia projects like Marathi Wikipedia and Marathi Wikisource.
During May 28-29 in Bangalore, a two-day long advanced training is being organised for the programme and project leaders of the Kannada-language Wikimedia projects like Kannada Wikipedia and Kannada Wikisource.
The Odia Wikimedia community is organizing the 14th birth anniversary of Odia Wikipedia on April 5 at Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The community and CIS-A2K are collaboratively planning to organise a series of training programmes to learn more about advanced editing on specific areas where they are facing problem with.
In this month we have organised or participated in this event: