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Mini TTT and MWT Kolkata 2017/Report

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We have organized a Mini version of Train the Trainer Program and MediaWiki Training on 7th and 8th January 2017 at NUJS Kolkata. This very programme is supported by Centre for Internet and Society and West Bengal Wikimedians user group.The two-day programs holds a number of 20 participants of which 18 male and 2 female. We cordially thank to NUJS here for providing with such an accommodation and well-managed venue for the nice running of the programme.

Activities and lessons learned[edit]


Lessons learned[edit]

  • Wikipedia  : In Wikipedia session we have learned about how to create and edit article in proper way as well as how to upgrade an article and to make them as a good articles. To this effect we put emphasis on the references section and its related topics. We have also discussed about the different types of syntax required to use the references more aptly. Further more our emphasis was on the proper search of google engine with our view to getting the requisite references from a broad spectrum.
  • Wikimedia Commons : In commons section we are made to learn how to create a category, sub category for an image and maintain in proper form with the view to facilitated identification of the images concern. It was also discussed about the use of the Rule of thirds during shooting photographs which can enhance the effect and the purpose of the images concerned. Each images used in Commons must be supported with proper file name and detailed description of the same. Among the tools and gadgets popularly used in commons we have learned the
  1. Cat-a-Lot here
  2. Google images tab
  3. OTRS here
  4. Flicker to commons
  • Wikisource  : We have learned about Wikisource and related matters, Proofreading methodology (done practically), use of Gap template, NOP template, Image formatting like (Over-float image, under-float image). We have also learned formatting table of content, table access page break here, text divider etc and finally about tools and script of Wikisource here.

A user group namely West Bengal Wikimedians has been formed recently aiming at building a West Bengal volunteer community to encourage them to participate and go with different kind of Wikimedia movement. The participants of Mini TTT and MWT Kolkata 2017 programme were informed about this user group and they have expressed their interest in joining this.

Outcomes and impact[edit]


Progress towards targets and goals[edit]

Planning for ongoing event[edit]

  • Proof reading competition (7 month span)

Planning for upcoming event[edit]

  • Wiki Takes Kolkata VI here is a one day photo walk.
  • Necessity of Monthly meet up with a view to spreading the vast horizon of Wiki home and abroad Kolkata.