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summary1 hour workshop on Basic of MediaWiki Gadgets and Extension making
event locationSingapore
event websitehttp://fossasia.org
event date(s)13th to 15th March
amount requested700 USD
home countryIndia
submitted on13:49, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Proposed participation[edit]

About Me[edit]

This is Harsh Kothari, from Gujarati Wikipedia Community. I am right now working on a project called |Mediawiki Extension : ActivityMonitor. It is a tool to monitor recent changes in real time I have been a Google Summer of Code intern in Wikimedia Foundation in summer, 2013. Moreover, I am mentoring at Google Code In for Wikimedia Foundation. I have been contributing in Wikipedia and Mediawiki for last 2 and half years, and as a volunteer. I have also been involve with different outreach programs across Gujarat. I also worked on http://2015.wikiwomen.in.


I will deliver one 1 hour workshop on Basic of MediaWiki Gadgets and Extension making.

Goal and expected impact[edit]

FOSSASIA is renowned open source conference across ASIA and developers from different parts of ASIA as well as from the world will attend the conference. This thing is very important. I am delivering workshop on MediaWiki Gadgets and Extension. This user scripts , gadgets are the easiest possible ways to start contributing to MediaWiki. Thus, it will be helpful to get newbies start contributing and will thus turn out good for MediaWiki. The ultimate goal is to make the participants familiar with the gadget, userscript, the concept and technology behind it with some practical gadget making session.

This event is in Singapore which is growing as a IT hub in ASIA. So these thing will definitely lead to increase reach and technical participation in MediaWiki as well as Wikimedia movement from ASIA. Right now, there is very less contribution from ASIA region to MediaWiki. This talk will be helpful to get some newbie developers to contribute to MediaWiki.

Budget breakdown[edit]

  • Travel (round trip airfare from Ahmedabad to Singapore) : 430 USD
  • Accommodation : USD 40 * 4 = 160 USD
  • Visa : 30 USD
  • Local Expense : USD 80 (20 per day) (if any amount remains unused I wholeheartedly will return it )
  • Total : 430 + 160 + 30 + 80 = 700 USD

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