Hi, >> How we can grow technical community?
Almost every technical college has a Linux User Group which meets once in a while. We could use their interest in Open Source to increase our contributor base. A few colleges also have groups dedicated to programming activities. We can reach out to them as well. Not just for technical community: Organize workshops on how to get started with Wiki development. Although the documentation is good, I have seen a reluctance and fear in people when they setup such an app that is being used by millions. We can also organize Wikiathons where people would try to make as many edits possible in a given time span. I am positive that we will see a lot of edits because people in college tend to carve their niche. Any thoughts are welcome. On Sun, May 12, 2013 at 6:54 PM, Sumana Harihareswara <suma...@wikimedia.org > wrote: > Harsh wrote: > > > Hopefully you all have subscribed mediawiki-india list. Since we all are > > technical contributors. We can fix the bugs of local wikis like gu wiki, > hi > > wiki etc. We can localize and port some gadgets on local wikis as well. > > Also can develop some new feature that particular community wants. We can > > also start some regular activity to boost technical community across > India. > > How we can grow technical community? Ideas are welcomed. Since we all are > > from different states. It is very useful to grow technical activities > > across India as well as to find new contributors. > > Here are some tutorials that coders could teach: > > http://wiki.wikimedia.in/MediaWiki_Workshop > > Here are some instructions regarding documenting, localising and porting > templates and gadgets: > > https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/mediawiki/4/49/Extension_cite.pdf > > > https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/mediawiki/2/2d/Documenting_noteworthy_local_templates.pdf > > According to Arjuna Rao Chavala, > > https://wikimania2013.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/Essentials_for_Nurturing_Small_Wikis > it's really helpful to smaller Wikipedias to help them adopt tools like > HotCat and Twinkle and bots. So that's something Indian technical > contributors could work on. > > I have a suggestion: > > And whatever languages you feel comfortable with, try making some small > improvements to a few pages for wikis in those languages -- Tamil > Wiktionary, Kannada Wikisource, Hindi Wikiquote, Bengali Wikipedia, and > so on. And then look at the wiki's village pump, watering hole, > scriptorium, or other community discussion forum. It's always nice to > have a bit of direct experience and observation. > -- > Sumana Harihareswara > Engineering Community Manager > Wikimedia Foundation > > _______________________________________________ > 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 > -- Aarti K. Dwivedi
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