Marathi Wikipedia Workshop at Department of Mass Communication,Solapur University,Solapur,Maharashtra,India

Background edit

The Solapur University was established in 2002. It is catering to the needs of Quality Higher Education by providing professional education, training and skill development to the youths of country.
The University is eager to implement innovative projects for the students. It has decided to integrate Wikimedia Projects and academic assignments for capacity building of students and faculty. To get the overall introduction of Wikimedia Projects and basic skills, this workshop was organised for faculty and selected students.
The goal of Wikipedia Workshop was to build resources on Marathi Wikipedia and equip its participants with the process of contributing to Wikipedia, and to introduce it as a concept to them. Another focus of the workshop will be on integrating academic assignments with Wikimedia Projects.

Goals edit

  1. To introduce Wikipedia as an encyclopedia for research and a concept to new editors.
  2. To Promote Marathi Wikipedia Community & promote the use of regional languages in Wikipedia.
  3. To have an open interaction within the editors, existing as well as new.
  4. To spread the awareness of Wikipedia as a powerful tool.

Organisers edit

Expert Trainer edit

  • Subodh Kulkarni, Program Associate - CIS-A2K

Facilitators edit

  • Prof.Ravindra Chincholkar

Launch edit

Date : 15th September 2017
Time : 11AM to 5PM
Place : Solapur,Maharashtra,India
Venue : Dept. of Mass Communication, Solapur University
Participants : 25

Output edit

The workshop was aimed at introduction to Wikimedia Projects and creating/editing Wikipedia articles. Extensive discussion on integrating academic assignments with Wikimedia Projects was conducted to develop the theme and basic concepts. Participants were completely unaware about Marathi Wikipedia and editing. They were trained in basic editing skills and search for the concerned articles, categorisation and translation from other language wikipedias. Participants worked on @60 articles and made around 90 edits. 15 images were added to Commons and into articles.

Participants edit

  1. --वृंदा राजेंद्र काळे (चर्चा) १४:१८, १५ सप्टेंबर २०१७ (IST)
  2. --शेख सुहेल अजीज (चर्चा) १४:१९, १५ सप्टेंबर २०१७ (IST)
  3. --अमोल साळूंखे (चर्चा) १४:२०, १५ सप्टेंबर २०१७ (IST)
  4. --अंबादास लक्ष्मण भासके (चर्चा) १४:२१, १५ सप्टेंबर २०१७ (IST)
  5. --विजय लक्ष्मण थोरात (चर्चा) १४:२२, १५ सप्टेंबर २०१७ (IST)
  6. --अनोज चिक्कय्या कदम (चर्चा) १४:२२, १५ सप्टेंबर २०१७ (IST)
  7. --आनंद मारुती लोखंडे (चर्चा) १४:२३, १५ सप्टेंबर २०१७ (IST)
  8. --सागर श्रीमंत खंदारे (चर्चा) १४:२४, १५ सप्टेंबर २०१७ (IST)
  9. --प्रियांका लगशेट्टी (चर्चा) १४:२५, १५ सप्टेंबर २०१७ (IST)
  10. --राहुल राजू सोनवणे (चर्चा) १४:२७, १५ सप्टेंबर २०१७ (IST)
  11. --तेजस्विनी कांबळे (चर्चा) १४:२९, १५ सप्टेंबर २०१७ (IST)
  12. --पंकज तुकाराम सोणवने (चर्चा) १४:३३, १५ सप्टेंबर २०१७ (IST)
  13. --रवींद्र चिंचोलकर (चर्चा) १५:०३, १५ सप्टेंबर २०१७ (IST)
  14. --ऋतुराज बालिंग स्वामी (चर्चा) १५:०८, १५ सप्टेंबर २०१७ (IST)
  15. --स्नेहल शिवानंद पवार (चर्चा) १५:२२, १५ सप्टेंबर २०१७ (IST)
  16. --वर्षा कणसे (चर्चा) १५:२३, १५ सप्टेंबर २०१७ (IST)
  17. --शरण्या गोखले (चर्चा) १५:३३, १५ सप्टेंबर २०१७ (IST)
  18. --शितल देवेंद्र कांबळे (चर्चा) १५:३५, १५ सप्टेंबर २०१७ (IST)
  19. --बिसलसिद्ध धुलाबा काळे (चर्चा) १५:५०, १५ सप्टेंबर २०१७ (IST)

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