Dear Wikimedians, Here is a short report of the first workshop for Hindi wiki projects that was held on 2011 February 12 at Sarai-CSDS, Civil Lines, New Delhi.
The workshop was attended by more than 35 participants. The complete list of participants is available at http://hi.wikipedia.org/wiki/विकिपीडिया:हिन्दी विकि कार्यशाला सम्मेलन/नई दिल्ली १<http://hi.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%A4%B5%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%95%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%AA%E0%A5%80%E0%A4%A1%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%AF%E0%A4%BE:%E0%A4%B9%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%A8%E0%A5%8D%E0%A4%A6%E0%A5%80_%E0%A4%B5%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%95%E0%A4%BF_%E0%A4%95%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%B0%E0%A5%8D%E0%A4%AF%E0%A4%B6%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%B2%E0%A4%BE_%E0%A4%B8%E0%A4%AE%E0%A5%8D%E0%A4%AE%E0%A5%87%E0%A4%B2%E0%A4%A8/%E0%A4%A8%E0%A4%88_%E0%A4%A6%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%B2%E0%A5%8D%E0%A4%B2%E0%A5%80_%E0%A5%A7> The workshop was divided into two sessions. The first session was an Introductory presentation about wiki, Wikipedia, and Hindi wikiprojects. In the second session we introduced wiki editing to the participants. There was also a short introduction about WikiBhasha by the representatives form Microsoft. The participants asked many questions about wiki, Wikimedia Foundation, Wikipedia, sister projects and so on. They also asked some queries regarding featured articles, protected pages typing tools, policies of Hindi wikipedia, and so on. The participants are introduced to wiki wiki editing in a simple way.We also gave them information regarding transliteration tool and taught them to write in Devanagari on Hindi wikipedia. At the end of the workshop all were introduced to WikiBhasha tool by Microsoft representative, Ashwini. He demonstrated the tool by translating an English Wikipedia article to Hindi. Since this is the first Wiki workshop for Hindi there were participants came even from neighboring states like Punjab, UP, and so on.Hindi wiki community is planning to organize many more workshops in the near future. With Regards Mayur
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