On World Disability Day (3rd December 2012) special workshop was conducted
at U.S Consulate Mumbai.

Event started with talk by U.S Consul General Peter Haas on 'Internet
Freedom' and he explained how internet is working as catalyst throughout
globe.
Bishakha Datta, Trustee of Wikimedia Foundation spoke about Wikipedia in
21st century, and how it is useful to share knowledge.
Q & A was conducted after both talks.

Basic introduction to Wikipedia session was conducted. After session, there
was brainstorming session on How Spoken
Wikipedia<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Spoken_Wikipedia/Indic_Languages>can
empower India and how it can be beneficial to disabled.

Many attendees agreed to volunteer to record developed articles on Indian
Language Wikipedia. Another discussion happened regarding having tie-up
with cell phone companies to circulate recorded articles.

Event concluded with presentation by U.S Embassy Adviser on 'Education and
US' followed by visa related questions and answers.

Times of India covered event on next day -
'Come 2013, Wikipedia will start talking'
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Come-2013-Wikipedia-will-start-talking/articleshow/17472682.cms

We are thankful to U.S Embassy, Bishakha Datta, Pai-ILS and everyone who
helped us to organize this workshop. There is possibility and scope for
such similar workshops in other U.S Consulates.


Keep Supporting, Keep Inspiring!



Best Regards,
Abhishek Suryawanshi,
User:AbhiSuryawanshi <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:AbhiSuryawanshi>



On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 12:39 PM, Abhishek Suryawanshi
>
>
> Hi,
>
> Wikipedia workshop is scheduled at U.S Consulate,Mumbai on 3rd December
> 2012 (Monday).
>
> Event is free and open to all, but due to Embassy Security protocols,
> advance registration is compulsory.
>
> http://apps.facebook.com/wiki-workshop/
>
> Registration is free. Successful registrations will be confirmed via
> email. Only confirmed participants can attend the workshop. Registration
> close at 3 p.m. on November 29.
>
> Further details will be provided upon confirmation of registration.
>
> In the Introductory Wikipedia Workshop participants will learn how to edit
> Wikipedia and how their knowledge (as non-typical contributors) is valuable.
>
> If you are interested in volunteering for same workshop, please do send us
> a mail.
>
>
> Keep Supporting, Keep Inspiring!
>
>
>
> Best Regards,
> Abhishek Suryawanshi,
> User:AbhiSuryawanshi <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:AbhiSuryawanshi>
>
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