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CIS-A2K/Reports/Newsletter/January 2019

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Centre for Internet and Society
Access to Knowledge
January 2019
Volume 1

Mini MediaWiki Training Theni
Marathi Language Fortnight Workshops
Wikisource training Bengaluru
Indic TechCom members and CIS-A2K decided to reach out to students with the Computer science background and help them understand how to contribute on MediaWiki. As a pilot project, we reached out to Nadar Saraswathi College of Engineering and Technology and organised a two-day long Mini MediaWiki training for the students on 22nd and 23rd of January 2019. read more... CIS-A2K started collaborating with State language dept. in 2017. In the first series of workshops, we conducted three workshops. In the second series in 2018, we conducted six workshops out of total 17 workshops conducted across the state. In the year 2019, the awareness spread to more educational institutions located in different regions of the state. In this third series, CIS-A2K conducted five workshops out of total 21 workshops read more... During the Indic Wikisource Community Consultation at Kolkata, India on 24–25 November 2018,User:Shubha requested to conduct a Wikisource specific Workshop for Sankrit Wikisource Team at Bengalurum Samkrit Bharati. The the CIS-A2K Team conducted a workshop for Sanskrit Community at Bengaluru, Karnataka on 23 - 24 January 2019. read more...
TWLCon (2019 India)
1lib1ref session at Goa University
Punjabi Wikimedians meetup
TWL Con or the The Wikipedia Library conference was supported by the CIS-A2K. The aim of the conference was to spread awareness about TWL among the Indian languages community, understand and identify diiferent challenges of the movement in India. read more... Marathi language department and faculty from other languages organised the #1lib1ref event at Goa University. The practice of Marathi typing in Unicode was carried out through preparing articles as Word document. The students selected the articles on history of Goa, writers & artists of Goa, Tourism in Goa and villages in Goa. Total 37 editors actively participated in the workshop. They learnt basic editing skills, adding references and uploading on Commons. read more... Punjabi Wikimedians had an online meeting on 27 January 2019. 11 participants joined this meeting.read more...
Upcoming Events

Project Tiger Community Consultation
Gujarati Meetup & Workshop, Ahmedabad
Train the Trainer-2019(Bids)
Project Tiger Community Consultation is a consultation program that will take place on 2-3 March 2019 at Chennai (most probably). The objectives of this workshop are:
  • Revisit Project Tiger edit-a-thon
  • Presentation by the participants about their individual and community performance
  • Future idea
CIS-A2K along with the Gujarati Wikimedia community is planning the Gujarati Wikisource Workshop and Gujarati Wikimedia Meetup in Ahmedabad. The goal of the meetup is to introduce Wikisource and help the community better understand the scope and future of Wikisource. Brief introduction about the Wikisource workflow read more... The bids for Train-the-trainer program 2019 has already taken place. Currently, the jury members are deciding the place for the TTT 2019. TTT 2019, the 6th iteration of the Train-the-trainer program.read more...