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Promotion/foss.in

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Wikimedia Foundation promoted Wikipedia and its sister projects through a stall at FOSS.IN exhibition. Erik, Danese, Alolita attended the event. Danese presented the inaugural keynote address on Wikimedia technology issues. Eric conducted a walkthrough for developers with MediaWiki and its extensions in which Sundar participated in a supporting role.

Pin-up badges with Wikipedia logo, press publicity material, T-Shirts with Wikipedia written in many Indian languages were provided by Wikimedia Foundation. Publicity material was used to decorate the stall. Three Wikireader pocket devices and a laptop with internet connectivity was made available to visitors to experience Wikipedia. T-shirts were distributed as part of the delegate kit of foss.in.

Anirudh and Arun Ganesh hosted the stall. They were supported by Arjun, Dileep and Ravi. There was a lot of interest from visitors on Wikireader and about how they can contribute to Wikipedia. Information of visitors was logged in an online form, which can be used for future outreach events.

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