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Odia Wikipedia


Option 1: Shared Experience: What is one way you shared something from your experience with your community (either locally or globally), after the event?
Option 2: Learning Pattern: What is one useful learning pattern you can share with the Wikimedia movement?
Option 3: New Creation: What was one useful outcome that was created at the event for the Wikimedia movement?
a. Attended many useful sessions, and live-broadcast three sessions that were valuable but were not being recorded so that others could watch them (A Facebook Live session by Wikitongues on preserving languages, Talk "One Image at a time - How Governments can help in bridging the information gap on Wikipedia" by Sailesh Pattanaik, and Facebook Live recording - Working towards Growing Local Language Content on Wikipedia (GLOW))
b. Attended presentation on Lingua Libre and met the Wikimedians behind the project. It was so moving that I started recording right after coming back from Wikimania. I have uploaded over 1900+ pronunciations (and growing..) in Odia language on Commons to help fix some bugs and expanding the scope for improvements, and made a Facebook Live show for the Odia speakers to learn how to use Lingua Libre. I will be creating a tutorial soon which does not exist at the moment.
Tutorial on batch-recording pronunciation of words using Lingua Libre.
c. Updated our toolkit for multimedia documentation of marginalized languages. This will be available soon on Outreach/Wikiversity wiki.
d. Connected with several Creative Commons contributors. Hosted a live show on Facebook and one more on Twitter for Odia speakers to learn about using CC licenses for the creative work
e. Helping relaunch the Creative Commons India Chapter by gathering
Add a link to something new that was created as a result of your participation in this event (for example, you might link to a new tool that you and your co-participants worked on at the Hackathon, or to pages created in a workshop you participated in).


  • Anasuya Sengupta, Siko Bouterse and other colleagues at WhoseKnowledge? - working together for building research and open resources on marginalized topics (people, languages, cultures)
  • Sunil Abraham and Amira Dhalla from Mozilla Foundation - Sunil is a former colleague and has advised on several open knowledge projects. Discussed on scope of support from Mozilla for future projects
  • Interviewed several Wikimedians who are native language speakers of about 8 languages. Videos will come on Wikimedia soon.
  • Mandana, SOAS University, London - discussion on documenting endangered languages
  • Daniel Bogre Udell and Freddie Andrade (Wikitongues) - collaborated for staffing a booth in community village and worked together documenting many native languages during Wikimania
  • Met several Wikimedians and WMF staff at the strategy meeting
  • Participated at Wikimedia brands - 2030 research and planning where I met with several Wikimedians and a comms agency - participated in brainstorming for bettering Wikimedia's brand structure

Anything elseEdit