It gives WMIN and CIS-A2K great pleasure to announce that we have started preparations for MediaWiki Train the Trainer Program. It is a matter of grave concern that while the Indian Language Wikipedias are slowly improving their content and expanding their volunteer base, there is very less and often zero representation from the Indian Language Communities towards MediaWiki software and the available tools around.
CIS-A2K intends to bridge this gap by creating and grooming 'tech' leaders in the MediaWiki sphere from the existing Indian Language Wikipedians. MediaWiki Train the Trainer program aims to facilitate discussions around nurturing leadership regarding tech related issues, file bugs that hinder the growth of Indian Language Wikipedias, active contribution towards improving the existing MediaWiki software and understanding the importance of mediating technology for outreach activities. The 4 day residential event will happen in last week of June, 2015.
Exact dates and venue will be announced soon.
We welcome specific issues that should be discussed during the MWTTT as well as feedback and suggestions. Please write to us if there are any concerns.