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MediaWiki Training

MediaWiki Training (MWT) is a residential training workshop to groom technical leadership skills among the Indian Wikimedia community members.
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MediaWiki Training or MWT is a residential training program. The program attempts to groom technical leadership skills among the Indian Wikimedia community members. The second iteration of MWT will be held between 24-26 February.

Event details[edit]

  • Dates: 24-26 February 2017 (add this event to your Google calendar or Yahoo calendar)
  • Venue:The Centre for Internet & Society(#194, 2nd C Cross Road, 2nd Stage, Domlur, Stage 2, Domlur, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560071)
  • City: Bangalore
  • Location Map:Google maps
  • Etherpad: MWT17 etherpad


CIS-A2K is conducting this training program to

  1. Create awareness about MediaWiki.
  2. Explore technicalities of Indic Language Wikis.
  3. Helping volunteers in creating bots.
  4. To create and grow tech leadership in Indic language communities.

Points to note[edit]

Who can apply[edit]

  • Any active Wikimedian working with the technical of aspects such as tools, scripts, gadgets, project cleanup of Indian Wikimedia communities is welcome to apply.


  • Travel support will be provided.
  • Accommodation will be provided.
  • Food will be served following a participant's dietary preferences (veg, non-veg, vegan etc.)


  • Pre-event works may be given.
  • A candidate may need to inform their receptive language village pumps about their participation and pre-works.


  • All participants must come to the venue on 23 February and attend all the days of the program. Partial attendance won't be allowed.
  • Participants are not allowed to bring friends or relatives to the event.
  • All participants should bring their laptops. If you don't have a laptop please let us know.


Day 1[edit]

Time Session Resource Person
10 AM MediaWiki Training Introduction and Objectives Viswa and Tito
10.30 AM MediaWiki software basics Tito
11 AM Wiki technical audit-Introduction Tito
Technical audit-Short Pages, Long pages, Orphan pages, Dead-end pages, Dormant pages, New pages Pavan
Technical audit-Broken Redirect, Double redirect, Uncategorized pages, Wanted pages, pages and templates Sailesh & Ananth
1 PM Lunch
1: 45 PM [cont.] Wiki technical audit-Script error, reference error, infobox errors Tito
3: 30 PM Tea
3: 45 [cont.] Wiki technical audit-Using prefixes, using advance search, List of pages, files, subpages Pavan
Wiki technical audit-Blocked users, protected pages Tito Ananth
Metrics Tito & Ananth

Day 2[edit]

Time Session Resource Person
9: 30 AM Templates and info boxes creation and management

Working tea

1 PM Lunch
1: 45 PM Bots Gadgets and scripts
Wikipedia tools:Copyvio, Duplication detector, Google books citation, Citation generator Pavan
Wikimedia Commons tools Tito
Introduction to Hay's tool directory Tito
WMF labs tools Tito & Ananth
3: 30 PM Tea
3: 45 AWB Tito & Ananth

Day 3[edit]

Time Session Resource Person
9: 30 AM Quarry

Working tea

Viswa Prabha
1 PM Lunch
1: 45 PM Wikidata and Wikidata tools Ananth, Sailesh
3: 30 PM Tea
3: 45 Bots Tito


Please fill this form, if you are interested to attend the workshop. The last date to apply is 28 January 2017.


Participants' list will be updated after the selection.


If you have question, please post on the talk page or email