WOW! Pretty impressive! Congratualtions to the entire Ghoomakad team, Konarak, Avneesh and others for handling it!
On Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 11:13 AM, Pranav Curumsey <pra...@wikimedia.in>wrote: > > > ---------- Forwarded message ---------- > From: Soujanyaa Boruah <soujanyaabor...@gmail.com> > Date: Sat, Jan 11, 2014 at 8:46 PM > Subject: Wikimedia Hackathon 2013, Rakkar > > > Hello Wikimedians, > > > It was great to host the Wikimedia Hackathon at > Mindgrep<http://mindgrep.com/> in > Ghoomakad. On behalf of the entire team I'd like to convey many thanks to > Konarak and Santosh for making it a great success. > > > > Here is a summary on the Wikimedia Hackathon 2013! I am sharing the > etherpad <https://mindgrep.etherpad.mozilla.org/14> note on the summary > here. Please feel free to make changes and add your points to it. > > DAY1// > > It started on the 27th of December with Konarak introducing Mediawiki, > extensions and installation. He and Santosh gave a demo on mw.Api and > QuickRC.js. These sessions were attended by the Mindgrep tech team. > > > > DAY2// > > On the 28th, we had a session on localization / internationalization using > jquery.i18n and use of jquery.ime and jquery.uls, which was followed by a > hacking session. This session was attended by more than 20 local and > visiting techies. > > During the second half there was a Wikimedia editing session at > Nishtha's<http://nishtha-hp.org/> community > center, which was attended by a bunch of school students from Rakkar > Government School. > > > DAY3// > > Five primary school students from Rakkar inaugurated Rakkar's wiki page > based on the information they had collected during past one month > interviewing local villagers and taking their videos as a part of The > Village School Project<http://wiki.wikimedia.in/The_Village_School_Project> > carried > out by us at Infinity <http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/Ghoomakad>. This wiki > will be hosted on Mindgrep's servers and will have video citations from > local villagers on the information presented. > > > > Followed by that was a session of hacking with the Digital Dhasa Community > at McLeodganj. By the end of this session they made a plugin to input > Tibetan script directly using keyboard. The Tibetans were absolutely > delighted to type in Tibetan directly on forms and emails. > > > DAY4// > > We concluded the event with the final presentation where everyone shared > the hacks they made during the first three days of the Hackathon. Avneesh > from Mindgrep, contributed to jquery.ime by using the jquery’s virtual > screen keyboard library [http://mottie.github.io/Keyboard/] to write text > in various scripts. Konarak demoed the Tibetan keyboard that they built. He > also presented a program he developed, to fetch capitals of places using > Wikidata. Santosh presented a plugin he made, to directly upload public > images from Flickr to Wikimedia Commons. > > > > Overall, it had been great mix of enthusiasm, enjoyment and bonding, which > saw immense support from the local tech community and an active > participation of the members of Tibetan Community, Srijan and Mindgrep. It > turned out to be quite promising in terms of bridging technology with the > local community. We hope to have more of such collaboration with the > Wikimedia foundation in the future. > > > We would also like to attribute the effort made by the Wikimedians by > publishing special mentions on our website [ > http://mindgrep.com/works/wikimedia-hackathon-and-editathon/] and writing > a blog about it. Looking forward to your go aheads on this. > > > Here are some visual > highlights<http://www.flickr.com/photos/soujanyaaboruah/sets/72157639300249844/> > from > the event! > > > Cheers, > > Soujanyaa Boruah > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > > -- Srikanth Ramakrishnan Treasurer, Wikimedia Chapter [India] Donate to the Wikimedia India Chapter today<http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Donations>
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