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Blog Entry New Avenues: Media Wiki Groups
by Noopur Raval published Dec 27, 2012 last modified Jan 05, 2013 01:46 AM — filed under: , , ,
This blog post is a brief recap and snippets of my conversation with Harsh Kothari, a volunteer on Gujarati Wikipedia on what we've been doing to help with MediaWiki groups.
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Blog Entry A Wikipedia Workshop at SRM University, Chennai
by Noopur Raval published Dec 27, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society, Delhi in association with Metawings Institute organized a one-day workshop on contributing to Wikipedia at SRM University on December 17, 2012. About 40 students from different engineering colleges in Chennai participated in the workshop. Metawings coordinated for the logistics and for spreading the word among the students.
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Access to Knowledge Workshop @ NMAMIT, Karkala Taluk, Karnataka
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 19, 2012 — filed under: , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society in collaboration with Metawing Technologies (P) Ltd. is organizing a Wikipedia workshop at NMAMIT, Karkala Taluk, Karnataka on December 21, 2012, from 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
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Blog Entry Non Unicode ISCII Text Can be Converted to Unicode Now!
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Dec 19, 2012 last modified Dec 21, 2012 09:59 AM — filed under: , , ,
Odia Wikipedian Manoj Sahukar has designed a new tool which can convert non Unicode ISCII text to Odia Unicode text. A majority of the digitized text and web content of newspapers and books are in non unicode text which now could be used for Wikipedia and other Odia Wiki projects. This opens a new arena for digitized free license books in Odia language.
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Leslie Chan Lectures in Tiruvananthapuram and Mysore
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 12, 2012 last modified Dec 12, 2012 06:26 AM — filed under:
Prof. Leslie Chan from the University of Toronto, Canada is giving a series of lectures in Tiruvananthapuram and Mysore from December 17, 2012 to December 19, 2012.
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Blog Entry Random Hacks of Kindness Global December 2012 — A Report
by Yogesh Londhe published Dec 10, 2012 last modified Jan 08, 2013 04:12 PM — filed under:
A Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) hackathon in Bangalore was hosted at office of the Center for Internet and Society (CIS) in Domlur on December 1 and 2, 2012. CIS, Amnesty International India Office, Greenpeace India Office, HasGeek, Yahoo Research & Development and SimpleTechLife sponsored the event.
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Blog Entry Marathi Wiki Workshop at Tata Institute of Social Sciences
by Nitika Tandon published Dec 08, 2012 last modified Feb 04, 2013 04:55 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Centre for Indian Languages in Higher Education at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai is taking up a number of activities and conducting workshops focusing on Indian languages across cities. A series of workshops in Marathi, Kannada and Bangla have been planned with Wikipedia sessions in each of these events.
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A Report of Odia Wikipedia Workshop at IIT, Kharagpur
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 05, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
The Samaja, Odia daily, Kolkata edition, on December 3, 2012, published an article about the Odia Wikipedia Workshop organized in IIT, Kharagpur, West Bengal.
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Blog Entry Kolkata: Tasting the Sweetness of Wikipedia!
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Nov 30, 2012 last modified Dec 04, 2012 07:19 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Recently, Access to Knowledge team member Subhashish Panigrahi spent some time with wikipedians in Kolkata. Through this blog post he shares his experience and learning from the interaction. This post explores the journey of three wikipedians — Jayanta Nath, Deepon Saha and Ashwin.
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Blog Entry First Odia Wikipedia Education Program to be Rolled Out
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Nov 30, 2012 last modified Dec 14, 2012 12:17 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Odia Wikipedians gathered at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Dhenkanal on November 8, 2012 to start the first Odia Wikipedia Education Program. This program aims to bring students edit articles on Odia Wikipedia through a series of assessments by professors. The local community members from Nalconagar would be supporting the four month program.
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