+1 .Excellent idea Nitika ...keep it up.. :)


Regards,

Gaurav Pruthi



On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 10:06 PM, Deepon Saha <hideeponh...@gmail.com> wrote:

> good idea..:)
>
> Deepon
>
>
> On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 10:03 PM, Ramesh N G <rames...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I think thats a good initiative. ... I would love to see something like
>> this happen....
>>
>>  On Mar 1, 2012 8:59 PM, "Nitika" <ntan...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
>>
>>>   Hey Everyone,
>>>
>>> There are over 500 people on this mailing list - but I know quite a few
>>> folks who might not be too comfortable editing Wikipedia.
>>>
>>> I'm organising something where we can try and solve that - all while you
>>> are sitting in your cozy home corners and sipping on a hot cup of chai.
>>> Simply put, it's a virtual outreach session.
>>>
>>> Here's how it will work. It will run for 3 hours on a Sunday afternoon.
>>>  It will be conducted as a Google+ Hangout.  (If you are not familiar, this
>>> is a feature that allows for free video conferencing.)  It will be a
>>> combination of a presentation, hands-on editing session and an open house
>>> to get queries solved.
>>>
>>> Agenda of the event
>>> 1. Introduction to Wikipedia
>>> 2. Overview of Core Wikipedia Policies, etc. (Neutral Point of View,
>>> Referencing, Notability, Writing Style, Avoiding CopyVio, Courtesy,
>>> Controlling Vandalism, etc.)
>>> 3. Basic Editing (creating user accounts & user pages, understanding
>>> talk pages, adding content & references, inserting links, using Wiki
>>> markups, etc.)
>>> 4. Community Citizenship (Understanding how we communicate with each
>>> other on Wikipedia and the protocols for this.)
>>> 5. Q&A & Next Steps (Discuss what your first edits after the session
>>> might be: what kind of article?  what kind of edit?)
>>>
>>> Medium of the event: Google+ Hangout.
>>> It is free and there's nothing to install.  Do make sure you check your
>>> mic and speakers beforehand (and the screen also asks you to check your
>>> hair!)  It allows everyone to see each other's video - making it a more
>>> human experience.  Also, we'll be able to view each other's screens which
>>> will make it simpler to conduct this session.  We can have a max of 10
>>> people doing a hangout at any point in time.  In case we have more than 10
>>> interested participants, we will organize multiple sessions.
>>>
>>> Proposed date and time: 11th March, 3pm to 6pm.
>>>
>>> Participants/Volunteers/Facilitators: Do drop me an email at
>>> nit...@wikimedia.org.  Also, if you are an experienced editor and
>>> interested in conducting the event, drop me an email. I'll then send you
>>> details of how this event wil be conducted.
>>>
>>> Do share this with anyone you know who might not be on this list but
>>> might be interested (friends, family, whoever!)
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>> Nitika
>>>
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