WikiConference India 2016/Report/Mouryan

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Welcome back from WikiConference India 2016!




Bengali Wikipedia Internal Community Meetup, on the Second day of the Event. (sixth from right) Photography Courtesy: Hasive.
Option 1: Shared Experience: What is one way you shared something from your experience with your community (either locally or globally), after the event?
Add a link here to a blog post or newsletter you wrote about your participation afterwards, or to a meet-up you organized to share your experience with your local community.
As I learnt many useful things both related to editing practices and tech-related aspects; I decided to host a Training Workshop for my Home Wiki community. I intended to share the best editing practices and other inputs that I gained from that program among contributors in Bengali wikimedians and with anybody else who were enthusiastic on learning them. I invited a handful of new people who were in touch with me over Internet; who were interested to contribute and volunteer for Bengali Wikipedia to the programme. Some of them committed to writing new articles, editing, adding images and contributing in ways that suited them and I am really elated to observe that they are now actively engaging in improving Bengali Wikipedia. Here's the Event page of my event and here is the event page of another similar event in which I took part.
Option 2: Learning Pattern: What is one useful learning pattern you can share with the Wikimedia movement?
Add a link to a learning pattern- either a new pattern you created with insights from your participation, or an existing pattern to which you added your endorsement and some significant new "considerations" or “examples” from your experience.
Grants:Learning patterns/Using 'Share a fact' to engage social media followers of small Wikipedias
Grants:Learning patterns/Plan a Wiki expedition
Option 3: New Creation: What was one useful outcome that was created at the event for the Wikimedia movement?
Add a link to something new that was created as a result of your participation in this event (for example, you might link to a new tool that you and your co-participants worked on at the Hackathon, or to pages created in a workshop you participated in).


As a result of this Conference I was glad and really lucky to make acquaintances with many like-minded Wikipedia editors and Open Knowledge enthusiasts representing almost all Indic Language Wikipedia communities. Besides the thoroughly insightful sessions, all the interactions with different volunteers and editors made my experience at WCI - 2016 even more enriching. To name a few would be illogical. However some of the amazing people I got to know included:

Balaji Jagadesh, Prolific Thamizh Wiktionary editor and contributor to Wikisource
Yohann Thomas, Presdient Wikimedia India Chapter (WMIN) (already knew him)
Prachatos Mitra, steward and Administrator, English Wikipedia
Tito Dutta (already knew him though), a great and prolific editor.
Abhinav Shrivastav, English wikipedian and former Executive Committee member, WMIN (already knew him)
Jayanta Nath, one of the senior-most and early writers of Bengali Wikipedia, also an Administrator
Nahid Sultan, steward and Administrator, Bengali Wikipedia
Mohammad Ibrahim Hussain Meraj, Bengali wikipedian
Bharathesha Alasandemajalu, Administrator Tulu Wikipedia
Afifa Afrin
Moheen Reeyad
Anup Sadi
Nurunnaby Chowdhury Hasive
Dolon Prova
Tahima Khan Tithi
Zachary McCune
Satdeep Gill, Administrator Punjabi Wikimedian and Member, Punjabi Wikimedians User Group
Stalinjeet Kaur, Punjabi wikimedian
Janak Bhatta, Nepali Wikipedian (already knew him)
Bisakha Datta, Fmr. Board Trustee Maria Kreuz
Syed Muzammiluden, Urdu and hindi wikipedian
Raju suthar, prolific Hindi wikipedian
Viswa Prabha, Malayalam wikimedian
Kanan Shanmugham, Malayalam wikipedian
Tony Thomas, brilliant MediaWiki contributor and code developer
Dr. Cenjary, Urdu wikipedian