Congratulations Deepon for your excellent work!
On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 9:48 AM, Deepon Saha <hideeponh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Forgot to mention, Lots of students were enthusiastic about building a
> community in Agartala. Since there prime language is bengali, I have asked
> them to communicate with Jayantada (our Administrator) & Kalyanda.. It
> would be nice if we can collaborate with them...:)
> On Sun, Apr 1, 2012 at 10:36 PM, Deepon Saha <hideeponh...@gmail.com>wrote:
>> Greetings everyone,
>> I was in Agartala for an outreach session of Wikipedia. Here's a quick
>> wrap around of my visit:
>> My flight landed nearly at 5pm evening, a fine breeze was flowing and
>> there was Nikhil, waiting for me outside. Nikhil & Aveek has been
>> co-ordinating the whole event.
>> The NIT campus was nearly 45-50mins journey via car (trust me its quite
>> long, but you'll love the natural beauty you get to see even when the sun
>> is falling down).
>> The following day comprised of two events primarily, a lecture by Dr.
>> D.Udaya Kumar, asst. Prof, IIT Guwahati* *(The man behind the Indian
>> currency symbol)* *follwed by the Wiki workshop. I started off with the
>> basic meaning of the term 'Wiki+pedia' then informed them about the
>> Wikimedia Foundation & its projects. As the presentation moved forward,
>> lots of queries started to pour in. It was nice to see that everyone did
>> little bit of googling on Wikipedia before attending the workshop which
>> made it easier for me to explain. Along with normal queries on pages
>> created & the 'neutral point of view', the SOPA issue was also raised & I
>> had to explain how its going to affect Wikipedia. I tried to be as clear as
>> possible regarding the copyright vios as they have been an issue through
>> out the India Education project. In the edit session we had lots of fun
>> together editing, though the Wifi connection was troubling us, we
>> managed to do quite a bit of editing.
>> I have created a wikiacademy page on this (still updating the 53
>> participants list..) :
>> *P.S: It was an honour having Dr. D. Udaya Kumar in the Workshop, he was
>> very much interested in Wikipedia. He promised me to help us in organising
>> a similar workshop in IIT Guwahati..:)*
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