[Report] 3rd Odia Wikipedia Workshop, Cuttack, on 17 April, 2011

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[Report] 3rd Odia Wikipedia Workshop, Cuttack, on 17 April, 2011

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Hi, here is the report of the 3rd Odia Wikipedia Workshop, Cuttack, 2011, April 03.

The 3rd Odia Wikipedia Academy has been organized on 17April 2011 at Image Institute of Technology & Management, Cuttack. This was the second outreach academy of Odia Wikipedia in Odisha and the first one organized in the Silver City, Cuttack in order to create an awareness about odia wikipedia and to motivate common mass from different educational and social background to use the same. Odia Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia with a substantial motive of making knowledge freely available  to the masses in Odia Language, was started way back in 2002. It was among the first four Indian regional language wikipedia, other three being Asamese, Malayalam, & Punjabi. But due to the dearth of proper awareness and activism there was a snail pace movement for almost 8 years. Shiju Alex of Malyalam Wikipedia introduced Odia Wiki projects to many fellow Odias which later motivated them to recapitulate the Odia Wiki movement through the first Odia Wikipedia Academy, conducted in Bengaluru on 6 March, 2011

Sambidhan Mohanty, Founder, Inmohven along with Ashutosh Kar, a Bangalore based software engineer and an alumni of the prestigious National Institute of Design formally inaugurated the event. A Video Tutorial which illustrates and demonstrates the usage & the complete know-how of odia wikipedia was launched on this occasion. A FAQ Booklet was distributed among the first time participants of the Wikipedia Workshop. Cuttack based wikipedian Srikant Kedia took active part in facilitating the event. The whole Academy/Workshop was conducted in 2 main sections, in the first session Mr. Kar & Mr. Mohanty introduced Odia Wikpedia to the audience, giving them a brief overview about the history, development and current status of Wikipedia Movement. The second session, conducted by Srikant Kedia, focused on how to type in Odia using the transliteration/Inscript tool, which has been incorporated recently in odia wikipedia; solving typing issues, searching existing articles, creating articles and editing for improvement of old article. He also demonstrated the technique of adding content to the articles by using the commonly used syntaxes, the methodology for adding pictures and other media files to odia wikipedia. This session was followed by an interactive session in which the audience interacted with the demonstrators and among themselves. Several discussions based on several major issues were carried out as well. The participants included students from the various management & engineering colleges, entrepreneurs, journalists, writers & College students. At the end of the session contributors came forward with several suggestions which included motivating more number of students and freelancers to contribute to Odia Wikipedia.There was a discussion on how to build a stronger community and the ways to be implemented for improving the articles both in terms of a standard quality and quantity. The participants also put forth their suggestions on the ways to tackle vandalism and monitor the wiki user's activities. Many such activism & events have been planned to be conducted in the coming future with the involvement of people from all fields of life, who are passionate about the development of Odia language on the web. Odia Wikipedia can be accessed at or.wikipedia.org and the Facebook page for Odia Wikipedia is facebook.com/OdiaWiki 

As of now there are 714 articles in Odia Wikipedia, many of them are yet to be refined & enhanced with more information and references through larger participation.



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Re: [Report] 3rd Odia Wikipedia Workshop, Cuttack, on 17 April, 2011

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Thank you to everyone who took time out to conduct and participate in this workshop.  It sounds like very interesting and useful sessions.

Whenever you get some time, Srikant, do share the ideas about building a stronger community that were discussed.

I'm quite sure the 714 number will grow rapidly!

Happy Editing!

Hisham Mundol

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gtalk: [hidden email]
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On Apr 18, 2011, at 12:09 AM, Srikant Kedia wrote:

Hi, here is the report of the 3rd Odia Wikipedia Workshop, Cuttack, 2011, April 03.

The 3rd Odia Wikipedia Academy has been organized on 17April 2011 at Image Institute of Technology & Management, Cuttack. This was the second outreach academy of Odia Wikipedia in Odisha and the first one organized in the Silver City, Cuttack in order to create an awareness about odia wikipedia and to motivate common mass from different educational and social background to use the same. Odia Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia with a substantial motive of making knowledge freely available  to the masses in Odia Language, was started way back in 2002. It was among the first four Indian regional language wikipedia, other three being Asamese, Malayalam, & Punjabi. But due to the dearth of proper awareness and activism there was a snail pace movement for almost 8 years. Shiju Alex of Malyalam Wikipedia introduced Odia Wiki projects to many fellow Odias which later motivated them to recapitulate the Odia Wiki movement through the first Odia Wikipedia Academy, conducted in Bengaluru on 6 March, 2011

Sambidhan Mohanty, Founder, Inmohven along with Ashutosh Kar, a Bangalore based software engineer and an alumni of the prestigious National Institute of Design formally inaugurated the event. A Video Tutorial which illustrates and demonstrates the usage & the complete know-how of odia wikipedia was launched on this occasion. A FAQ Booklet was distributed among the first time participants of the Wikipedia Workshop. Cuttack based wikipedian Srikant Kedia took active part in facilitating the event. The whole Academy/Workshop was conducted in 2 main sections, in the first session Mr. Kar & Mr. Mohanty introduced Odia Wikpedia to the audience, giving them a brief overview about the history, development and current status of Wikipedia Movement. The second session, conducted by Srikant Kedia, focused on how to type in Odia using the transliteration/Inscript tool, which has been incorporated recently in odia wikipedia; solving typing issues, searching existing articles, creating articles and editing for improvement of old article. He also demonstrated the technique of adding content to the articles by using the commonly used syntaxes, the methodology for adding pictures and other media files to odia wikipedia. This session was followed by an interactive session in which the audience interacted with the demonstrators and among themselves. Several discussions based on several major issues were carried out as well. The participants included students from the various management & engineering colleges, entrepreneurs, journalists, writers & College students. At the end of the session contributors came forward with several suggestions which included motivating more number of students and freelancers to contribute to Odia Wikipedia.There was a discussion on how to build a stronger community and the ways to be implemented for improving the articles both in terms of a standard quality and quantity. The participants also put forth their suggestions on the ways to tackle vandalism and monitor the wiki user's activities. Many such activism & events have been planned to be conducted in the coming future with the involvement of people from all fields of life, who are passionate about the development of Odia language on the web. Odia Wikipedia can be accessed at or.wikipedia.org and the Facebook page for Odia Wikipedia is facebook.com/OdiaWiki 

As of now there are 714 articles in Odia Wikipedia, many of them are yet to be refined & enhanced with more information and references through larger participation.



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Re: [Report] 3rd Odia Wikipedia Workshop, Cuttack, on 17 April, 2011

CherianTinu Abraham
Good job Srikant and others. Curious to know about the total number of attendees and would love to see the photos if any ..

Regards
Tinu Cherian

On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 12:27 PM, Hisham Mundol <[hidden email]> wrote:
Thank you to everyone who took time out to conduct and participate in this workshop.  It sounds like very interesting and useful sessions.

Whenever you get some time, Srikant, do share the ideas about building a stronger community that were discussed.

I'm quite sure the 714 number will grow rapidly!

Happy Editing!

Hisham Mundol

Wikimedia Foundation 

India Programs 

skype: hisham.wikimedia
gtalk: [hidden email]
twitter: @mundol

On Apr 18, 2011, at 12:09 AM, Srikant Kedia wrote:

Hi, here is the report of the 3rd Odia Wikipedia Workshop, Cuttack, 2011, April 03.

The 3rd Odia Wikipedia Academy has been organized on 17April 2011 at Image Institute of Technology & Management, Cuttack. This was the second outreach academy of Odia Wikipedia in Odisha and the first one organized in the Silver City, Cuttack in order to create an awareness about odia wikipedia and to motivate common mass from different educational and social background to use the same. Odia Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia with a substantial motive of making knowledge freely available  to the masses in Odia Language, was started way back in 2002. It was among the first four Indian regional language wikipedia, other three being Asamese, Malayalam, & Punjabi. But due to the dearth of proper awareness and activism there was a snail pace movement for almost 8 years. Shiju Alex of Malyalam Wikipedia introduced Odia Wiki projects to many fellow Odias which later motivated them to recapitulate the Odia Wiki movement through the first Odia Wikipedia Academy, conducted in Bengaluru on 6 March, 2011

Sambidhan Mohanty, Founder, Inmohven along with Ashutosh Kar, a Bangalore based software engineer and an alumni of the prestigious National Institute of Design formally inaugurated the event. A Video Tutorial which illustrates and demonstrates the usage & the complete know-how of odia wikipedia was launched on this occasion. A FAQ Booklet was distributed among the first time participants of the Wikipedia Workshop. Cuttack based wikipedian Srikant Kedia took active part in facilitating the event. The whole Academy/Workshop was conducted in 2 main sections, in the first session Mr. Kar & Mr. Mohanty introduced Odia Wikpedia to the audience, giving them a brief overview about the history, development and current status of Wikipedia Movement. The second session, conducted by Srikant Kedia, focused on how to type in Odia using the transliteration/Inscript tool, which has been incorporated recently in odia wikipedia; solving typing issues, searching existing articles, creating articles and editing for improvement of old article. He also demonstrated the technique of adding content to the articles by using the commonly used syntaxes, the methodology for adding pictures and other media files to odia wikipedia. This session was followed by an interactive session in which the audience interacted with the demonstrators and among themselves. Several discussions based on several major issues were carried out as well. The participants included students from the various management & engineering colleges, entrepreneurs, journalists, writers & College students. At the end of the session contributors came forward with several suggestions which included motivating more number of students and freelancers to contribute to Odia Wikipedia.There was a discussion on how to build a stronger community and the ways to be implemented for improving the articles both in terms of a standard quality and quantity. The participants also put forth their suggestions on the ways to tackle vandalism and monitor the wiki user's activities. Many such activism & events have been planned to be conducted in the coming future with the involvement of people from all fields of life, who are passionate about the development of Odia language on the web. Odia Wikipedia can be accessed at or.wikipedia.org and the Facebook page for Odia Wikipedia is facebook.com/OdiaWiki 

As of now there are 714 articles in Odia Wikipedia, many of them are yet to be refined & enhanced with more information and references through larger participation.



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Thanks & Regards,
Srikant Kedia (User:Odisha1)
Odia (Oriya) Wikipedia Community

Odia Wikipedia Support Mail ID - [hidden email]
Facebook- facebook.com/OdiaWiki
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Re: [Report] 3rd Odia Wikipedia Workshop, Cuttack, on 17 April, 2011

asutosh kar
Dear Wikipedians

sorry for updating the Cuttack wiki workshop images a bit late. it was a great experience being the part of the workshop in a relatively nascent place.i am putting down few points from my side as the workshop report.
  • total 10 people attended (7 relatively new/unique +  3 existing wikipedians )
  • 2 of the attendees were from seeing the web banner on the Odia wiki site
  • Duration of the session 2 hours (1+1 hr)
  • we see lots of enthusiasm from people , we need to channelize this to specific Odia Wiki projects 
  • main points/concerns discussed
  1. problems with input in Odia script on Computer
  2. Native Wiki/Microsoft/Google input tools/ platforms (microsoft ILIT seems impressing the audience)
  3. what can go as wiki article (5 pillars or wiki)
  4. can i put my personal page as wiki (do and donts, 5 pillars again) > this can go into FAQ, Subhashis
  5. i have large volume of article in Odia, Non Unicode version, what is the most effective way to put it in wiki(Unicode conversion)> this can go into FAQ, Subhashis
  6. Some of the translation , terms used in the Interface of Th Odia Wiki are not appropriate, May be a team of people have to formed to take it further.
Thank you Srikant & Sambidhan for the support in Organizing it . we also discussed about organizing another workshop in the school in coming weeks .Hope it/ works

Regards
Asutosh kar



On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 12:39 PM, CherianTinu Abraham <[hidden email]> wrote:
Good job Srikant and others. Curious to know about the total number of attendees and would love to see the photos if any ..

Regards
Tinu Cherian


On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 12:27 PM, Hisham Mundol <[hidden email]> wrote:
Thank you to everyone who took time out to conduct and participate in this workshop.  It sounds like very interesting and useful sessions.

Whenever you get some time, Srikant, do share the ideas about building a stronger community that were discussed.

I'm quite sure the 714 number will grow rapidly!

Happy Editing!

Hisham Mundol

Wikimedia Foundation 

India Programs 

skype: hisham.wikimedia
gtalk: [hidden email]
twitter: @mundol

On Apr 18, 2011, at 12:09 AM, Srikant Kedia wrote:

Hi, here is the report of the 3rd Odia Wikipedia Workshop, Cuttack, 2011, April 03.

The 3rd Odia Wikipedia Academy has been organized on 17April 2011 at Image Institute of Technology & Management, Cuttack. This was the second outreach academy of Odia Wikipedia in Odisha and the first one organized in the Silver City, Cuttack in order to create an awareness about odia wikipedia and to motivate common mass from different educational and social background to use the same. Odia Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia with a substantial motive of making knowledge freely available  to the masses in Odia Language, was started way back in 2002. It was among the first four Indian regional language wikipedia, other three being Asamese, Malayalam, & Punjabi. But due to the dearth of proper awareness and activism there was a snail pace movement for almost 8 years. Shiju Alex of Malyalam Wikipedia introduced Odia Wiki projects to many fellow Odias which later motivated them to recapitulate the Odia Wiki movement through the first Odia Wikipedia Academy, conducted in Bengaluru on 6 March, 2011

Sambidhan Mohanty, Founder, Inmohven along with Ashutosh Kar, a Bangalore based software engineer and an alumni of the prestigious National Institute of Design formally inaugurated the event. A Video Tutorial which illustrates and demonstrates the usage & the complete know-how of odia wikipedia was launched on this occasion. A FAQ Booklet was distributed among the first time participants of the Wikipedia Workshop. Cuttack based wikipedian Srikant Kedia took active part in facilitating the event. The whole Academy/Workshop was conducted in 2 main sections, in the first session Mr. Kar & Mr. Mohanty introduced Odia Wikpedia to the audience, giving them a brief overview about the history, development and current status of Wikipedia Movement. The second session, conducted by Srikant Kedia, focused on how to type in Odia using the transliteration/Inscript tool, which has been incorporated recently in odia wikipedia; solving typing issues, searching existing articles, creating articles and editing for improvement of old article. He also demonstrated the technique of adding content to the articles by using the commonly used syntaxes, the methodology for adding pictures and other media files to odia wikipedia. This session was followed by an interactive session in which the audience interacted with the demonstrators and among themselves. Several discussions based on several major issues were carried out as well. The participants included students from the various management & engineering colleges, entrepreneurs, journalists, writers & College students. At the end of the session contributors came forward with several suggestions which included motivating more number of students and freelancers to contribute to Odia Wikipedia.There was a discussion on how to build a stronger community and the ways to be implemented for improving the articles both in terms of a standard quality and quantity. The participants also put forth their suggestions on the ways to tackle vandalism and monitor the wiki user's activities. Many such activism & events have been planned to be conducted in the coming future with the involvement of people from all fields of life, who are passionate about the development of Odia language on the web. Odia Wikipedia can be accessed at or.wikipedia.org and the Facebook page for Odia Wikipedia is facebook.com/OdiaWiki 

As of now there are 714 articles in Odia Wikipedia, many of them are yet to be refined & enhanced with more information and references through larger participation.



--
Thanks & Regards,
Srikant Kedia (User:Odisha1)
Odia (Oriya) Wikipedia Community

Odia Wikipedia Support Mail ID - [hidden email]
Facebook- facebook.com/OdiaWiki
Tweet @OdiaWiki

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