User:Ananth (CIS-A2K)/Impact report 2018-19

Content Enrichment

Metrics and results overview - all programs edit

We are trying to understand the overall outcomes of the work being funded across our grantees' programs. Please use the table below to let us know how your programs contributed to the Grant Metrics. We understand not all Grant or grantee-defined Metrics will be relevant for all programs, so feel free to put "0" where necessary. For each program include the following table and

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Metric Achieved outcome Explanation
Participants 3,969 In this grant year, CIS-A2K had more collaborative work the Indic Wikimedians in many different projects and organised events in the FLA's. Also, Focused work on Wikisource with Indic communities especially Assamese and Gurjrathi Wikipedians, helped us to achieve the target. 
Newly Registered 1,670 The outreach event conducted for Marathi Wikipedia and the Wikimedia in Education at Christ University has helped us to achieve the targets. 
Content Pages

On Wikipedia

  • new Wikipedia pages
  • articles have been developed

On Wikisource

  • pages been proofread on Wikisource
  • pages been validated on Wikisource
  • folios has been OCRed


  • 2 website has been released under free-license
  • books have been released under free-license
Footprint Tracker 28

CIS-A2K events/activities took place in the following cities/places.

Community Evaluation 6 We have done community evaluation for the invidiulas events and hence we were not able to achieve the target. You can see 6 community evaluation received here

MediaWiki Training-2019 edit

MediaWiki 2019 Logo


CIS-A2K conducted the fifth iteration of the MediaWiki training to build/enhance technical knowledge of the Indian Wikimedians. This was a small workshop where advanced topics related to MediaWiki were discussed. In an effort to encourage participation from women, 20% of the participants were women.

  When and Where?

MWT 2019 was conducted at Jayamahal Palace Hotel, Bengaluru, on 7-9 June 2019


This workshop was focused on providing technical support to the Indic Wikimedia communities and to develop few tools which help the community members to Wikimedia sister project in easier way. This workshop had 10 participants in which 3 were from the language community and 7 of them were GSoC applicants. The topics discussed during the workshop were Intro to MediaWiki, MediaWiki Extensions, UserScripts Creation and Gadgets Installation.

Changes made?

Every year, we are tweaking the structure of the MediaWiki training based on the suggestions and observation from the participants and the organising team. In this interation, we had involved WMF staff member from the very first step of the Training which helped us to get participants with more technical knowledge.

It was a great event. I learnt a lot about the Wikimedia platform in general and also learnt about the various use cases it can be applied into. The best part was the hands-on experience we got. I learnt about Wikimedia API which is actually helping me a lot during my GSoC project as well.

Among the various improvements, I would like to see a platform with more people and so that we interact with the various communities such as the translator community and so on.

I would like to greatly thank Tito Dutta, Ananth Subray and Jay Prakash for this wonderful workshop. —User:Muhdusman

Impact made

With the help of this workshop, we were able to fix 8 patches on Phabicator and develop two Userscripts/Tools such as:

Followup plan

Zonal level MediaWiki training has been planned at Vasireddy Venkatadri Institute of Technology and Amritha University by the participants with the involvement of the local community members.


  • Encouraging community members to use their expertise in leading workshops.
  • More women involvement should be encouraged.
  • Small, focused and dedicated participants helped to achieve a better outcome for the technical events.
Mini MediaWiki Trainings
  • MediaWiki Training at Theni: To increase the awareness on MediaWiki, Indic TechCom members and CIS-A2K decided to reach out to students with the Computer science background and help them understand how to contribute on MediaWiki. As a pilot project, we reached out to Nadar Saraswathi College of Engineering and Technology and organised a two-day long Mini MediaWiki training for the students on 22nd and 23rd of January 2019. A detailed report can be seen here.
  • MediaWiki Training at VVIT: VVIT WikiConnect with the support from CIS-A2K organised a three-day workshop on MediaWiki and other technical spaces of Wikimedia projects. The participants were active members of the Wiki-club, and students of Vasireddy Venkatadri Institute of Technology(VVIT). This training was conducted to groom more contributors to Wikimedia technical spaces from India, especially capture the interest of students with a bit of coding knowledge, and also increase participation at Indic-TechCom. A detailed report can be seen here.

Wikimedia Education SAARC conference edit


Wikimedia Education SAARC Conference 2019 was organized by Christ (Deemed to be University) Bangalore, in association with the CIS-A2K. The objective of the conference was to bring together different community efforts in the Wikimedia education movement, identify and discuss learnings and challenges, and forge new collaborations to realise the broader goal of democratizing education for all.

  When and Where?

Wikimedia Education SAARC Conference 2019 organized at Christ (Deemed to be University) from 20 June to 22 June 2019.


This was a three-day conference which comprised of 49 Wikimedians. This includes one member from Sri Lanka, four members from Nepal, seven members from Bangladesh and 37 members from India, all 14 language communities were represented.

This conference provided a platform to discuss learnings, knowledge gaps and best practices of the initiatives. The event also looked at broader strategies for developing institutional partnerships, addressing issues of student retention, developing new pedagogic models and increasing diversity in education. The programme also comprised of an introduction to Wikimedia tools and initiatives, such as Dashboard, Petscan, Wikidata, and GLAM. Questions of open access to education and the digital divide, the development of open educational resources and integration of these efforts with Wikimedia were discussed.

Followup plan

  • Local-level follow up done with the participants to enhance the quality of the Education programs going on.


CIS-A2K request page edit


CIS-A2K is maintaining a Request page to support the Activites conducted by the Indic Wikimedia Communities. Request can be made under three categories under which community members can request for such as:

  • Financial
  • Non-Financial
  • Technical

  When and Where?

CIS-A2K provides support to the Indic communities throughout the year. We are maintaining the request page on meta which can be seen at - CIS-A2K/Requests


The request page is open for all the Indic Wikimedia communities to request for the support. Between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019 we received 42 financial requests from 9 Indian Wikimedia communities. The following chart shows the distribution of requests we got from each community.

Some of the examples can be seen below:

  • Indian SVG Translation Campaign Request for Support: SVG Translation Campaign 2019 in India was a 38-day long campaign to translate the English-labelled SVG files into Indian languages for use on regional language Wikipedias. The campaign started on 21 February 2019, marking the "International Mother Language Day", and continued till 31 March 2019. During Wikigraphists Bootcamp in September 2018, several Wikimedians from India were trained on using Inkscape and other tools, to create vector illustrations. This campaign was a follow-up of that project and also with a goal to promote the idea of vector graphics among the larger Indian community.

Train The Trainer 2019 edit


CIS-A2K organised a sixth iteration of Train-the-Trainer(TTT) which attempts to groom the leadership skill among the Indian Wikimedia community members. TTT was conducted in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 previously.

  When and Where?

Train-the-Trainer was conducted from 31 May to 2 June 2019 in Visakhapatnam, India.


  • Collaboration with the community to organise TTT: This year instead of directly selecting a city we requested Wikimedia communities to collaborate in organising. 2 communities showed interest to host the workshop in their city. After studying the two applications, and with the jury's suggestion, Visakhapatnam was selected for this year's TTT.
  • Trainers: We had two expert trainers, User:Shyamal, and User:AshLin during TTT. Their role was not limited to training only, however they also helped in planning the schedule of the workshop.
  • Bridging gender gap attempt: Out of 25, 8 participants were women. In comparison to previous iterations, this year women participation ratio was much higher (almost 25%). From the local organising committee 2 out 4 participants were women (i. e. 50%).

Some of the topics discussed/trained in this workshop were: the importance of outreach events and activities, how to conduct events like edit-a-thons, workshops, GLAM activities, meetups and these events best practices, Global metrics, X Tools, P&E dashboard etc. The program schedule may be seen here. Wikimedia Strategy 2018-20 was an important discussion topic, and why this strategy is important, its structure, working groups, timeline etc were discussed. A detailed event report may be seen here.

ವಿಕಿಮೀಡಿಯದಂತಹ ಯೋಜನೆಗಳು ಯಶಸ್ವಿಯಾಗಲು ಅದರಲ್ಲಿ ಸಮುದಾಯದ ತೊಡಗುವಿಕೆ ಅಗತ್ಯ. ಸಮುದಾಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಹೊಸಬರಿಗೆ ನೆರವಾಗುವಂತೆ ತರಬೇತಿಗಳು, ಮಾಹಿತಿ ಒದಗಿಸುವಿಕೆ ಮುಂತಾದ ಚಟುವಟಿಕೆಗಳಿಗೆ ಸಹಾಯವಾಗುವಂತೆ ಮತ್ತು ಅಂತಹ ಚಟುವಟಿಕೆಗಳ ಮುಂದಾಳತ್ವ ವಹಿಸುವಂತೆ ಸಮುದಾಯದಲ್ಲೇ ಇರುವ ಸೂಕ್ತ, ಆಸಕ್ತ, ಅನುಭವೀ ವಿಕಿಮೀಡಿಯನ್ನರನ್ನು ಸಜ್ಜುಗೊಳಿಸುವುದರಲ್ಲಿ ಟ್ರೇನ್ ದ ಟ್ರೇನರ್ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವು ಸಹಾಯಕಾರಿಯಾಗಿದೆ. ಈ ನಿಟ್ಟಿನಲ್ಲಿ ೨೦೧೯ರ ಟಿ ಟಿ ಟಿ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವು ಹಲವು ತರಬೇತಿ ಮತ್ತು ಚಟುವಟಿಕೆಗಳನ್ನು ನಡೆಸಿದ್ದು ಭಾರತೀಯ ವಿಕಿ ಸಮುದಾಯದ ಬೆಳವಣಿಗೆಗೆ ಆಶಾದಾಯಕವಾಗಿದೆ. - Vikashegde

Followup plan

Right after the workshop, User:Tarunsamanta, a participant of TTT 2019, organised, with support of West Bengal Wikimedians organised a regional Train-the-Trainer workshop in Kolkata, India.


  • This was the first time we collaborate with a community to host/organise TTT. Wikimedians from VVIT added a lot of value in organising. We find this practice helpful for both the supporting community and also A2K.

Wikipedia in Education edit


CIS-A2K entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Christ University, Bangalore to introduce the Wikimedia and it's sister project among the students through their Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) of 1,300 undergraduate students who enroll to the University every year.

  When and Where?

Wikipedia in Education is a year long event hosted at Christ University.


  • Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA):Students who take Hindi, Kannada & Sanskrit as the second language will be working on the Wikimedia sister projects mainly focused on Wikipedia and Wikisource. This platform creates and builds student’s skills in editing and typing. and students work on the following aspect in each semester:

Semester 1

  1. CIA 1 - Type and digitize given text on Wikisource.
  2. CIA 3 - Type and proofread texts on Wikisource

Semester 2

  1. CIA 1 - Create their user page on Wikipedia.
  2. CIA 3 - Add relevant images.

Semester 3

  1. CIA 1 - Write an article on Wikipedia related to Culture and Language.
  2. CIA 3 - Add images to the articles (from commons) which were written for CIA 1.

Semester 4

  1. CIA 1 - Creation of articles related to their core subjects.
  2. CIA 3 - Add images to the articles (from commons) which were written for CIA 1.
  • Certificate course: To increase the participation of students in the Wikimedia Movement, a Certificate course was introduced for the interested students of the University in 2016. The course helps the students to improve their knowledge of the Wikimedia movement and to help them understand how to contribute to Wikimedia projects in vernacular languages, helping them to learn basic digitisation skills in the local language.
  • Internships: The internship activity was introduced by the CIS-A2K team at the Christ University which offers students to work with the staffs of the team and the Wikimedia community members to understand the broader Wikimedia movement. This gives an opportunity for students to have hands-on experience from the learning they had from the classroom programs.

This activity is mainly focused on the creation of articles in several languages and proofreading and validations of the folios in Wikisource. During this time students improve the quality of the articles and improve the quality of the folios in Wikisource, which is created by the students during the regular assignments. It was conducted in the month of October and September. Students who have taken Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, and Sanskrit as their second language are given this opportunity which is very limited and hard to find.

Impact made

  • Enhanced the skills of students such as digital skills, critical evaluation of information, consumption, and creation of open knowledge resources.
  • Enriched the content of Indic language Wikimedia projects, which also train the students to access the information in vernacular languages and contribute to the worldwide web.

Social Media campaign started by CIS-A2K helped me to know that the article which I had created as a part WEP was used as Google doodle and I felt very happy at that time and also it helped me and my friends to understand the output of the work we do. —Guru Sharan, Educator at Christ University, Bangalore, India


  • To have more educators, student-community leaders.
  • To involve the community in the complete procedure of Wikipedia in Education.
  • Quality of the articles should be up to the community expectations.

In-kind support edit

Conversion rate

  1 → US$ 0.015

Table 2 Please report all spending in the currency of your grant unless US$ is requested.

  • Please also include any in-kind contributions or resources that you have received in this revenues table. This might include donated office space, services, prizes, food, etc. If you are to provide a monetary equivalent (e.g. $500 for food from Organization X for service Y), please include it in this table. Otherwise, please highlight the contribution, as well as the name of the partner, in the notes section.
Revenue source Currency Anticipated Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Cumulative Anticipated ($US)* Cumulative ($US)* Explanation of variances from plan
Volunteer support INR - - - - 8,000 8,000 - 120
Travel & Stay INR - - - - 112,500 112,500 - 1,687.5
Event organization and logistics INR - - - - 20,500 20,500 - 307.5

* Provide estimates in US Dollars