Wikimedia Conference 2017
The Wikimedia Conference 2017 took place in Berlin from 31 March to 2 April, 2017. It is the annual meeting of all Wikimedia organizations (Wikimedia chapters, thematic organizations, user groups, and the Wikimedia Foundation), as well as other committees to discuss the future of the Wikimedia movement in terms of collaboration, structures and organizational development. Rahul Deshmukh and Sanket Oswal attended on behalf of Wikimedia India.
Project Tiger Writing Contest
The second phase of the pilot project, named the "Project Tiger Edit-a-thon 2018", started from March and continued through the end of May. The participating Indian language Wikipedia communities had competed for three months on a writing contest focused on content gaps. 10 Indic languages; Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu, along with English took part in the contest.
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Project Tiger Editathon at RMNH Bhopal 2018
Editathon for Project Tiger is being organized in association with 'Regional Museum of Natural History, Bhopal' on 14 April 2018.This Editathon will help to create Hindi articles under Project Tiger Editathon 2018.Wikimedia India executive committee member Suyash Dwivedi hosted this event. Report
Wikipedia is one of the first stops for readers and researchers. The goal of the activity is to add one reference to Wikipedia! Any citation to a reliable source is a benefit to Wikipedia readers worldwide. Wikimedia India executive committee member Krishna Chaitanya Velaga hosted two event in Warangal and Guntur. Report
|Sangram at Mysuru|
From his contributions, it can be said that Sangram is an ambassador of #100Wikidays challenge. After having participated in Rathajatra Edit-a-thon, Nabakalebara Edit-a-thon, and Wikipedia Asian Month in 2016 & 2017, he decided to regularly commit himself towards improving the coverage of information on Odia Wikipedia. His first challenge was #100WikiWomanDays, which he started on 8 March 2017 i.e. International Women's Day. Having successfully completed it on 15 June, he took up another #100Wikidays on 13 July. Immediately after its completion 20 October, he took up his third challenge on 21 October, and completed it on 28 January 2018. As this journey continues, he is now amid of his fourth Challenge, which was started on 29 January. With these, he aspires to complete his WikiYear some day.
Sangram is a graduate in Computer Science and Engineering, and is now working as an editor at an Odia magazine. He also an avid photographer, and maintains a photography club. He advocates that new editors need to focus on learning the rules of Wikipedia, and contribute to good quality article
He sees lots of potential in the Wikidata and has been its contributor since its inception. He briefly served as an administrator there and has now 39000+ edits. He believes that it will be the central data repository of the internet with its effects going very far. He wants to revive Gujarati Wiktionary through upcoming Lexicographic Data on Wikidata.
Though by profession he is a dentist, he rarely contributes to the health-related subjects. He now wants to expand his contributions to dental and other health topics on English and Gujarati Wikipedias. He considers the lack of good resources in Indian languages and on Indian topics is a challenge and he is working to improve the situation with help of fellow Gujarati editors. He believes: One edit is too many and thousand is never enough.