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Wiki Academy/Netaji Subhash Engineering College

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Registration

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Date and Location

  • Date : 25th January,2012

Agenda

WikiAcademy is the Half-Day workshop to sensitize participants about Wikipedia and to enable them to use and contribute to the sum of human knowledge.

Structure:

  • Theory: 1.5hour
  • Wikipedia History and Overview
  • Wikipedia Policies
  • Setting up computer for Indian Languages ( For participants interested in Indian Languages)
  • Internet Lab: 1.5hour
  • Browsing Wikipedia
  • Editing Wikipedia
  • Using the Sandbox


Schedule:

Time Venue Activity Speakers
03:00 PM -03:30 PM OS Lab Video and Welcome (Video of Jimmy Wales) - With English Subtitles
03:30 PM -04:00 PM OS Lab Basics of Wikipedia and Five Pillars Hisham Mundol, Jayanta Nath, Kalyan Sarkar
04:00 PM -04:15 PM OS Lab Interactive Games Hisham Mundol
04:15 PM -04:45 PM OS Lab Live Workshop Hisham Mundol, Jayanta Nath, Kalyan Sarkar
04:45 PM -05:00 PM OS Lab Interactive Games Hisham Mundol
05:00 PM -05:30 PM OS Lab Live Workshop Hisham Mundol, Jayanta Nath, Kalyan Sarkar
05:30 PM -05:45 PM OS Lab Indic Languages and Wikipedia Jayanta Nath, Kalyan Sarkar
05:45 PM -06:00 PM OS Lab Q and A session


Objectives:

  • Get to know the fifth website in terms of highest page views
  • Acquire and share knowledge
  • Learn how to edit Wikipedia

Target audience and preferred language

  • Students of Netaji Subhash Engineering College.
  • Internet Users.
  • Wikipedia readers.
  • Wikipedia Contributers.


Preffered language

English , Hindi and Bengali.

Speakers/Facilitators

  • Jayanta Nath, Administrator, Bengali Wikipedia and Bengali Wikibooks, Bengali SIG Chair
  • Hisham Mundol, Consultant, Wikimedia Foundation India
  • Kalyan Sarkar, Kolkata SIG Chair

Discussion Forums

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WikiAcademyNsec/

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wiki-Academy-Netaji-Subhash-Engineering-College/231147090300137?sk=wall

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Coordinators

  • Kamal Bahety

destinykamal.bahety@gmail.com, Call at: 9674298412 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001337662437

sbose78@gmail.com, Call at: 9433017458 ; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shoubhik.bose

sucheta.ghoshal@gmail.com, Call at: 8981153387 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001018403952

  • Ayon Banerjee ,

ayon5000@gmail.com, call at: 9830122434 , Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000663343057

shankhamita@yahoo.co.in , Call at: 9051820546 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1390243093

Attending

  1. Sucheta Ghoshal
  2. Shankhamita Choudhury
  3. JNUI CHATTOPADHYAY
  4. Prantik Mukherjee
  5. Yati Sagade
  6. Ayush Agarwal
  7. Soumya Sinha
  8. basit seraj
  9. Dwaipayan Kundu
  10. aditya nath
  11. Sougata Das
  12. Sujan Chakraborty
  13. TAPAS NATH PAUL
  14. Aditya kumar jha
  15. ASHISH KUMAR
  16. SUMIT NANDI
  17. Sayantani Sensharma
  18. Kaushik Basak Chowdhury
  19. Nirmalya Dhar
  20. Pratip Aditya
  21. milap mukherjee
  22. md ali mejar
  23. Subhamay Ghoshal
  24. RAJEEV
  25. Asit Krishna Deva
  26. MURCHHANA
  27. Pradeep Kumar Singh
  28. Atanu Ghosh
  29. ANURAG MANDAL
  30. PRAKASH KUMAR SINHA
  31. Ankita Agasti
  32. ALOK KUMAR
  33. Sneha Bhattacharya
  34. vikash kumar
  35. Debjeet Sarkar
  36. Shoubhik Bose
  37. sushant kumar
  38. Shiv shankar
  39. Saurabh Suman
  40. debanjan kundu
  41. dwaipyan paul
  42. Shamik Ray
  43. Tanuj Kar
  44. rajarshi mukherjee
  45. PRIY RAHUL MISHRA
  46. Puja Singh
  47. Amit Kumar Pandey
  48. Ranjan kumar singh
  49. SOUVIK BAGH
  50. Somdut Dey
  51. Sandeep Joy
  52. Kunal Gaurav
  53. Arindam Sarkar
  54. SURANJAN GANGULY
  55. debanshu roychoudhury
  56. Debangika Chakraborty
  57. NAYANIKA SEN
  58. VIJAY KUMAR
  59. Rohon Ghosh
  60. Abhishek kumar
  61. Arijit Bhattacharjee
  62. MANU BAJPAI
  63. Sourya Dewan
  64. KAMAL BAHETY
  65. Vishal Anand
  66. TAPOMOY BHOWMIK
  67. SNEHA MUKHERJEE
  68. Shukla gupta
  69. DEBASHIS SAHA
  70. Mrityunjay Kumar Ray
  71. Bhaswar Dutta Gupta
  72. Arindam Sarkar
  73. chandra shekhar kumar
  74. Shivam Guha
  75. Sougata Satpati
  76. DEVAMRITA BISWAS
  77. Ravi Shankar Mishra
  78. Moazzam Iqbal
  79. Rahul anand
  80. DEVAMRITA BISWAS
  81. Sombuddha Banerjee
  82. Srinjoy Das
  83. Ayon Banerjee
  84. ARUNAVA MITRA
  85. angshuk dutta
  86. sushant kumar
  87. santanu jana
  88. suprit raj
  89. Sujan Banik
  90. BIKESH KUMAR SINGH
  91. Suvam Koley
  92. Rubel Bhattacharjee
  93. Diptyajit Das
  94. Nirnoy Dass
  95. SOUVIK BISWAS
  96. Mayukh Saha
  97. Ravi kumar
  98. TITHI BANERJEE
  99. SAYARI ROY
  100. Soumaydeep Chandra
  101. SOUMYADEV GUHA
  102. Preetha Mukherjee
  103. arindam dutta
  104. sourav baul
  105. ABHAY BHUSHAN
  106. Raghabendra Nath Das
  107. Arpita Bhunia
  108. archan sarkar
  109. Baidyanath Dutta

Attended

  1. Sucheta Ghoshal
  2. Shankhamita Choudhury
  3. Prantik Mukherjee
  4. Sougata Das
  5. Tapas Nath Paul
  6. Ashish Kumar
  7. Sumit Nandi
  8. Sayantani Sensharma
  9. Nirmalya Dhar
  10. Pratip Aditya
  11. Milap Mukherjee
  12. Rajeev
  13. Pradeep Kumar Singh
  14. Atanu Ghosh
  15. Anurag Mandal
  16. Ankita Agasti
  17. Alok Kumar
  18. Sneha Bhattacharya
  19. Shoubhik Bose
  20. Debanjan Kundu
  21. Shamik Ray
  22. Puja Singh
  23. Souvik Bagh
  24. Somdut Dey
  25. Sandeep Joy
  26. Kunal Gaurav
  27. Debanshu Roychoudhury
  28. Debangika Chakraborty
  29. Nayanika Sen
  30. Vijay Kumar
  31. Rohon Ghosh
  32. Kamal Bahety
  33. Sneha Mukherjee
  34. Bhaswar Dutta Gupta
  35. Shivam Guha
  36. Devamitra Biswas
  37. Ravi Shankar Mishra
  38. Sombuddha Banerjee
  39. Srinjoy Das
  40. Ayon Banerjee
  41. Angshuk Dutta
  42. Sushant Kumar
  43. Santanu Jana
  44. Suprit Raj
  45. Sujan Banik
  46. Diptyajit Das
  47. Nirnoy Dass
  48. Tithi Banerjee
  49. Sayari Roy
  50. Soumaydeep Chandra
  51. Soumyadev Guha
  52. Preetha Mukherjee
  53. Sourav Baul
  54. Abhay Bhushan
  55. Raghabendra Nath Das
  56. Baidyanath Dutta
  57. Taniya Saha
  58. Abhra Layek
  59. Manish Kumar
  60. Ravi Ranjan
  61. Aamna Najmi
  62. Md. Sharib Kausher
  63. Ankit Sinha
  64. Avishek Mitra
  65. Kundan Kumar Sharma
  66. Sruti Dey Sarkar
  67. Rituparna Sarkar
  68. Soumi Talukdar
  69. Roshni Roy
  70. Payel Lakhotia
  71. Sanchita Basak
  72. Soumik Dutta
  73. Abhishek Kumar Singh
  74. Rajan Bhardwaj
  75. Subodh Kumar
  76. Gaurav Bose
  77. Rajeev Kumar
  78. Indrajeet Singh

Evangelists

Evangelists are the prime-movers. If you are passionate about Wikipedia, tell us ASAP how you wish to contribute to the community.After all, the 5th busiest website in the world runs merely on passionate people contributing to the trove of knowledge !

Custom brochure for the event

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Report

Prior to the official start of the workshop , Hisham Mundol and Jayantha Nath checked out the arrangements in the OS and System Programming lab. After we were all set, students who had been waiting outside filled up the lab and within a span of 20 mintues, 80 passionate young learners were sitting in the lab. It was a spectacle to see students boot their computers to the Wikipedia homepage in their Firefox browsers.

Hisham Mundol kicked off the workshop by appreciating the passionate work of the coordinators who along with Phoenix ( the official tech club of NSEC) had made the necessary arrangements for the workshop. He started proceedings with a flurry of mind-boggling questions like “Who writes Wikipedia articles? “ , “Why doesn’t Wikipedia collapse?” . The introductory session yielded great enthusiasm which set the stage for the 3-hour Wikipedia learning and editing session. Statistics were given to the students and they include : “Wikipedia, the 5th most visited website” and” India is the 6th greatest contributor to Wikipedia (in terms of funds)”.

WikiAcademy NSEC Jan

The workshop continued with the “Anatomy of a Wikipedia article”. “Let it be” (Song by Beatles) was used as a reference.

There was an unexpected glitch when users were blocked from creating new user accounts (only 6 were allowed). After some debugging, we realised the exception of the 6-accounts-per-IP address had been added for an incorrect IP Address. The issue however remained unsolved.

The session progressed with Jayantha Nath explaining ”How to edit Wikipedia”. Students edited some articles and ran the “Show preview” feature. Doubts related to the Wiki markup was discussed.

Jayantha Nath explained the significance of references and how to add them.He and Kalyan Sarkar discussed the state of Bangla Wikipedia and that a lot of regular contribution was necessary to make it grow, considering the low ratio of Bangla Wikipedia articles and Bengali speakers in the world.

Hisham Mundol discussed how important NPoV (Neutral Point of View) is while writing/editing a Wikipedia article. He also discussed why bloggers are not always great Wikipedia editors.

Topics and issues like: “Do not argue that corporations are criminals, even if the author believes it to be so.” , “‎Do not copy-paste to Wikipedia what I got from somewhere else.” were discussed extensively.

Hisham continued explaining the identification and significance of reliable and unreliable sources. Then he moved on to demonstrating how to add articles in the user space without actually publishing it. We learnt that Wikipedia enhances writing and research skills. Moreover, Editing Wikipedia helps you to learn to analyse situations neutrally .

The rigorous yet fun session ended with the distribution of Wikipedia badges and stickers. We concluded the session by felicitating the speakers with bouquets and souvenirs.

Future plans if any