Centre for Internet & Society

A two-day-long Kannada Wikipedia edit-a-thon was organised at Sagara, Karnataka during January 26-27. A photowalk was also organised on the 25th to cover places of encyclopedic importance.

The theme of this edit-a-thon was Mechanical Engineering. 12 editors including seven new editors participated in this event. 20 articles were created/improved and four media files were uploaded. This was first of its kinds of edit-a-thon in Sagara and was useful to improve articles related to the field of mechanical engineering in Kannada Wikipedia which otherwise did not much content nor many editors to contribute in this domain. Six full fledged articles were created during the event. It was planned to organise more such events at Sagara in the future to gather people interested in the same subject area and expand the reach of mechanical engineering in Kannada language.

A day before the edit-a-thon, four active Kannada Wikimedians and I went on a photowalk and clicked about 100 images of places that are important and could be used for Wikipedia articles.

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