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Mini TTT and MWT conducted in Hyderabad, India

Participants during the event

Mini Train-the-Trainer and MediaWiki Trainer program was conducted on 10 and 11 December 2016 in Hyderabad. 15 Wikipedians from 4 cities of Andhra pradesh and Telangana 2 Indic Wikimedia communities participated in the event. Here is a report.

The 2016 iteration of mini Train-the-Trainer (TTT) and MediaWiki training (MWT) was conducted on 10 and 11 December 2016 at Golden Threshold, Hyderabad. Train-the-Trainer and MediaWiki training are two of the biggest annual national events conducted by CIS-A2K. The first program attempts to groom leadership skills among Indian Wikimedians, and in the second event Indian Wikimedians are taught about MediaWiki, Wikipedia tools, scripts, gadgets and technical things. Following the national-level annual event state-level or city level iterations of the program are conducted.

In this year’s Hyderabad mini TTT and MWT, 15 Wikimedians from 4 cities of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana - Hyderabad, Vijayawada, West Godavari, and Visakhapatnam participated. It is unfortunate that only 1 among the 15 participants was female. 14 of the participants were Telugu Wikimedians, and 1 was from Bengali Wikimedia community. CIS-A2K representative Tito Dutta, from Bangalore, participated in the event as a resource person. Rahmanuddin Shaik, a Telugu Wikimedia administrator Rahmanuddin Shaik attended as a technical resource person. Another CIS-A2K representative Pavan Santhosh was the co-ordinator and also a trainer during the event. 3 student Wikipedians from Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada participated in the training.

On 10 December, the first day of the event, these topics were discussed:

  1. Editing Wikipedia with Visual editor (mainly for new editors)
  2. Enablings different options in the Wikipedia preference page, including Wikipedia skins, gadgets such as HotCat, Navigation pop up; (mainly for new editors)
  3. Conducting a program: group discussion: pre-event activities, conducting an event, post-event activities, preparing report, reimbursement process, Global Metrics;
  4. General discussion and knowledge sharing on topics like Wikimeetup, education program.

On 11 December, the second day of the event, these topics were discussed:

  1. Wikipedia articles structure, and different Manual of Style topics
  2. Wikipedia tools, gadgets;
  3. Wikimedia Foundation new grant structure and different grant options
  4. Introduction to Wikidata and Wikidata tools such as Wikidata game
  5. Discussion on Telugu Wikipedia’s workplan
At the end of the event two Telugu Wikipedians a) User:Pranayraj1985 and b) User:Meena_gayathri.s, who completed 100wikidays challenge recently, were congratulated and felicitated.


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