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Promotion/FSMWB Howrah FOSS Workshop

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Wikimedia Foundation promoted Bengali Wikipedia and its sister projects through Free Software Mancha West Bengal, Hawrah District Committee at Lalbaba College organized by Kalyan Das.Bishakha Datta and Jayanta Nath attended the event. Jayanta presented the Bengali Wikipedia and its sister project. Bishakha Datta also present nutshell of wikipedia.

There was a lot of interest from visitors on Wikireader abd FOSS member including Indranil Dasgupta and about how they can contribute to Wikipedia.


  • There was a high level of interest in wikipedia applications such as editors and viewers for the mobile phone
  • Wikipedia Bengali FAQ Book and Cheatsheet distributated among the pertinent.
  • Lot of inquiries about swag like wikipedia buttons and stickers. Being a popular brand, everyone wants to show their association with wikipedia.
  • Inquiries on how to contribute to the code development and UI improvements of the project
  • Confusion regarding "wikipedia" and "wikimedia"
  • Confusion regarding potent and policy.
  • Information on meetups and local groups