Wikipedia at Avenir

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Event Contacts
Program, Schedule:
Sucheta Ghoshal

A 4 hours Wikipedia event at Avenir, 2013, held at Netaji Subhash Engineering College, Kolkata, West Bengal on 11th March 2013.

Basic Agenda[edit]

  • 1 hour Wikipedia edit-a-thon Workshop with Kolkata based Wikipedians.
  • 3 hours long MediaWiki Workshop on Wikipedia-Gadgets and UserScripts.


A 2 hours long Wikipedia editing workshop with Kolkata based Wikipedians.

Why an Edit-a-thon[edit]

  1. It helps build the encyclopedia
  2. It builds relationships in the community
  3. It can help new Wikipedians to contribute
  4. It's fun :)


Bring your own laptops if possible, we will be creating things!

What will you have learnt at the end of it?[edit]

Along with the idea of how to create and edit articles in Wikipedia, you will get to know about Wikipedia, about setting knowledge free, about all those awesome things, that make us believe in this huge repository of knowledge.

Articles Planned[edit]

Lascar War Memorial, Calcutta (Kolkata)


  1. Rangan Datta
  2. Jayanta Nath

MediaWiki Workshop[edit]

3 hours long MediaWiki Workshop on Wikipedia-Gadgets and UserScripts with Developers from Wikimedia.


The Wikipedia community needs small bits of web tech that make the site better for lots of users. We'll take people who know wiki stuff and also a little programming stuff, and have them be able to write code for Wikipedia.


Please bring your laptops! This is a hands on session, and you'll be creating things!

  • Basic grasp of Javascript, CSS
  • An account on Wikipedia
  • A modern browser (preferably Chrome, but Firefox with Firebug will also do)

What will you have learnt at the end of it?[edit]

  • Understanding how user scripts work
  • Be able to use the MediaWiki API appropriately
  • Improve your own wiki experience / experience for your language wikipedia by writing scripts

Lesson Plan[edit]

  • Environment (JS, Dev Toolbar, Common.js, importScript)
  • Data (API, API Sandbox, actions)
  • Accessing Data from the Environment (AJAX concepts, mw.API, mw.loader.using)


  1. Sucheta Ghoshal
  2. Yuvi Panda
  3. Harsh Kothari

Register Yourselves![edit]

Folks who are interested to join us, are requested to fill up the form and register themselves for the event. We shall send you an invitation via email!