Centre for Internet & Society

To help Wikimedians learn about essential tools that are used across Wikimedia projects, a tools orientation session was organised during the monthly meetup on July 10 at Hyderabad.

Six Telugu Wikimedians; Murali Mohan, Pranayraj Vangari, Rajasekhar, Gullapalli Nageswara Rao, Santhosh Panjala and Sravani participated in this session. CIS-A2K member Pavan Santhosh facilitated this event. The major discussions were around Wikipedia citation templates and Twinkle.


“After the training, I have started using the citation templates in a series of articles about Avadhanam,

a literary performance in ancient India and I will use more in coming days. I have also suggedted for creating a thorough documentation about citation templates so that more Wikimedians could find them online” shares Murali Mohan, one of the participants.

Long time Wikimedian Rajasekhar shares, “I am yet to use everything I learnt from this session. I wish I could have learnt these tools much. I also have shared the idea of connecting experienced Wikimedians with those who want to learn using fast online platforms. These could be using social-media based chat clients like WhatsApp or Facebook messenger or anything of that kind that many would otherwise use in life. This will also reduce the pain of the trainers to travel.” “Most tools, gadgets and extensions are available in English and many are not available in Telugu Wikipedia even though they are useful. It would be useful to have more sessions for us to know which of these these could be useful for us to use”, he adds.

More details about the event could be read here in the event page.

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