|Train-the-trainer and Mediawiki training for Indian language Wikimedians
After two iterations of the Train the Trainer in 2013 and 2015, CIS-A2K organised the third programme during June 15-17 at Bengaluru. The Mediawiki training was designed to help groom technical leadership skills of the technical contributors of the communities. A total of 45 participants, that were selected by a collaborative consultation with the community, took part in these events. The trainers for both the events consisted of subject experts from the Wikimedia community, the free knowledge movement, the free and open source software community and CIS-A2K programme staff. CIS-A2K thanks Wikimedia India for their support and participation in these events.
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||Community celebrates birthday of Odia Wikipedia and Odia Wiktionary
Chinmayee Mishra (Community member)
Subhashish Panigrahi (CIS-A2K)
and Sailesh Patnaik (CIS-A2K):
Odia Wikipedia's 14th year celebration event. Photo by 2sarojkumar, CC BY-SA 4.0.
With the Odia Wikipedia and its sister projects, a handful of dedicated volunteer editors are taking the Odia language to the world outside. The editor community that has recently celebrated Odia Wikipedia’s 14th anniversary in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India is collectively growing two more projects; Odia Wikisource, an online library that already has over 300 volumes of text, and Odia Wiktionary, an online dictionary that has over 100,000 entries. With these live projects and more projects in the pipeline, this community is bringing a digital revolution in Odia by sharing valuable content online and creating many language tools inside and outside the Wikimedia projects.
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