Thanks Krutikaa for a comprehensive report. I am happy to hear about the large participation and nice outcomes. Congratulations to all organisers and thanks to all participants for making it a successful event.
There was discussion some time back about formation of Women Special Interest Group (SIG) of India Chapter. I encourage the participants to discuss the same and follow up with the Chapter as required. Cheers Arjuna On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 4:05 PM, Krutikaa Jawanjal <krutika...@gmail.com>wrote: > A Day Spent well. > > The Wikipedia Women Workshop which took place on November, 4th 2012 in > Vidyalankar Institute of Technology (VIT), Wadala was indeed a > success. > > The people who volunteered in organizing this workshop were Bishakha > Datta, Moksh Juneja, Karthik Nadar, Pranav Curumsey, Pradeep Mohandas, > Anshuman Fotedar, Aditi Juneja, Harriet Vidyasagar, Nikita Belavate, > Netra Parikh, Noopur Raval, Netha Hussain. All discussions and > planning done while organizing this workshop for women paid off. In > all, 70+ women participants attended the workshop. > > The workshop started with a short introduction after which, wasting no > time, the women participants moved on to learning how to edit > Wikipedia which was though by the present on ground volunteers. The > participants were were divided in groups and every group had to create > a new article which wasn't already available on Wikipedia. In the > process, women interacted with the volunteers, asked question > regarding Wikipedia. Every group at least had added introduction to > the new article. > > Having done with the basic editing, a general presentation on > Wikipedia was given by some of the volunteers. This was followed by > question and answers regarding the same. By this time, it was already > 1.30pm, so the lunch was announced. After having lunch, the > participants got back to their seats. Pretty much everybody stayed > back post lunch. Moksh continued with teaching how to edit Wikipedia. > This time it wasn't it in groups though. "References" and "Notability" > were the main topics that were covered in this session. > > Anshuman and Karthik then proceeded with teaching photo uploads on > Wikipedia. Quiz was conducted towards the end and Wikipedia-Tshirts > were given as prizes for giving right answers. Karthik, then also > showcased the winning images of Wiki Loves Momunents 2012 India. The > long day came to an end with an overwhelming response and a call for > organizing many such activities. The feedback received was positive. > The participants enjoyed the workshop. > > We are thankful to everybody who made this event a great one. Thanks > to all the volunteers. Special thanks to Moksh and Karthik who went > out of the way to get everything arranged before hand at the venue, to > Netha and Noopur for making it to the workshop and for working hand in > hand with the Mumbai Community, to Srikanth Ramakrishnan who > constantly stayed in touch for online help. > > Special thanks to whole Vidyalankar team. Vishwas Deshpande, Founder > of Vidyalankar, who gave us an opportunity to to do the Mumbai's first > Wiki Workshop for Women at Vidyalankar. Milind Tadvalkar (Director) > and Seema Shah (Principal), Jayprakash Kurmi and Vivek and the > complete IT Team at VIT, Mahesh from Canteen for an awesome Pav Bhaji > for Lunch. Another thanks to Netra Parikh, for giving us enough place > at her office, Pinstorm, for all out pre-meetings. Thanks to all. > > > Regards, > Krutikaa Jawanjal > > _______________________________________________ > 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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