Thanks for this wonderful report, and congrats to all of you for surmounting the hurdles and pulling off the workshop.
Best Bishakha On Oct 6, 2012 1:04 PM, "swetapadma d. satpathy" <swetapadm...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > Greetings!! > > > I am Swetapadma Satpathy working as a programme Manager in RD department, > Govt. of AP. I am staying in Hyderbad since 1.6 yrs. Though I knew about > Wikipedia, but since last 6 months I started writing articles for Wikipedia > thanks to the motivation of Subhashish Panigrahi, one of the Odia > Wikipedian working in Wikipedia foundation. In Hyderabad city large > population of Odias reside and work in various sector. We have several > Odia friends who write very good articles in Odia language too. This led > us to plan for a Wikipedia workshop for the Odias staying in Hyderabad. > With the help and guidance of Subhashish, we planned to organize the Odia > Wikipedia workshop in Hyderabad. The date was finalized, so was the venue. > But it came as a matter of concern, when I came to know that roads would be > blocked due to Ganesh idol immersion followed up by Telangana Bandh. But > Shree Ganesh, being considered as the destroyer of evils and all > obstacles , how could He create problem for our workshop ? To our utter > surprise11 people turned up for the workshop. (yeah!! It was no less number > as per the wikipedian Subhashis) . The workshop though scheduled at 4.00 > PM started at 4.30 PM as several participants got late due to road blocks > and continued up to 7.00 PM > > > Another Odia Wikipedian Amaresh also supported for the event. We started > the workshop around 4.30 pm. We both introduced ourselves and asked our > participants to introduce themselves. We started the programme by > explaining the basic question” WHAT IS THE OBJECTIVE OF THE WORKSHOP?” > > Then a ppt was presented and print out of the ppt was also distributed to > the participants for future reference.( > http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Outreach_Document_or.pdf) the > History and current status of Odia Wikipedia and how it evolved. During the > course of presentations participants were encouraged to ask various > questions e. g. If there is any Admin from Wikipedia group for approving > the article etc. > > > > To create more enthusiasm among the participants, we asked them to come > forward and create their user account. We wanted the programme to be more > participatory rather a preaching session. Then we started demonstrating > them editing Odia wikipedia. 6 of the participants created their accounts > and started editing various articles from their home town to eminent > personalities such as P. Gopichand. This session continued for 2.30 hrs. > After the end of the session it was demonstrated how they can ask > questions in Chatasabha (http://or.wikipedia.org/s/3h), a newbie support > desk on Odia Wikipedia after they go back home. > > All of them were invited to join facebook group ( > https://www.facebook.com/groups/OdiaWiki) and share their ideas and take > help. For this emails and contacts were exchanged among the participants. > > > > > > And of course, at the end we shared hot* samosas* with hot tea cuppas > available in *Lamakaan* > > This was the first Wikipedia workshop we have conducted and it was just > so fulfilling. We hope to conduct a bigger event in near future with more > number of volunteers joining the Odia Wikipedia group. > > > > Wishing you peace and love, > > > > Swetapadma Satpathy > > Hyderabad > > Reference > OdiaWikipedia presentation: > http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Outreach_Document_or.pdf > Chatasabha,HelpdeskonOdiaWikipedia: http://or.wikipedia.org/s/3h > Odia Wikipedia on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OdiaWiki > > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > >
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