Tamil Wikipedia edit-a-thon – Automation

Tamil Wikipedians are conducting a two day automation workshop & edit-a-thon to Upload articles about Temples in Tamil Nadu.

Recently, Tamil Nadu government provided data about ~40,000
temples in Tamilnadu in an excel sheet. As the data is authentic, Tamil Wikipedians wish to publish all the details in Tamil Wikipedia.

Instead of manually creating articles with the content, we can write bot, a.k.a small program to publish the contents in ta.wikipedia.org, automatically.

Tamil Wikipedia team, conducting a two days event to complete this task in a single go.

We invite you learn about Wikipedia, Wikipedia API, writing bots for wikipedia etc.,

Dates : Feb 18,19 2017 (two days)

Time : 10.00 – 4.00

Venue : Chennai Institute of Technology

Sarathi Nagar, Kundrathur, State Highway 113, Chennai – 69

Route : Free College bus will be available from Kundrathur Bus stand by 9 AM.

Govt buses are available from Pammal Bus Stand. Google Map directions here . https://goo.gl/maps/VJrtpHmj3Mx

Contact : Ravi – (Nine 94316830 Four, Nine 98699333 Six)

All are welcome.

Formal announcement on Tamil Wikipedia can be found here.

Attend the event to learn wikipedia APIs, writing bots, helping wikimedia community with programming.

Attending the event, any one the day also fine.

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