Last Saturday, I attended a online workshop on Pywikibot. It is a python library to interact with mediawiki and all wikipedia websites, programmatically. The event was arranged by "Small Wiki Toolkit - South Asia" team. The trainer was Joaquin from Spain. we got some 25 participants. He started with introduction to python as we were … Continue reading Minutes – Workshop on Pywikibot
Last week, we had a Indic Wikisource Proofreadthon 2020 event. see here for full details https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Indic_Wikisource_Proofreadthon_2020 Though I did not participated in this event, (feels sad for this. Life is too messy nowadays), I thought to build a small tool to give report on any wikipedia user’s contribution on given wikisite for a given date … Continue reading Releasing a small tool to explore wikipedia users contributions
Today morning, I attended a online workshop on "Writing Wikidata Queries" as a part of Small wiki toolkits–Indic workshop series Get more details here - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/SWT_Indic_Workshop_Series_2020/Workshops#Writing_Wikidata_queries Thanks Mahir and wikidata team for the nice workshop. What is wikidata? Wikidata is a free, collaborative, multilingual, secondary database, collecting structured data to provide support for Wikipedia, Wikimedia … Continue reading Writing Wikidata Queries – Workshop Notes
Last weekend, I attended "Wikimedia Remote Hackathon 2020". Due to the pandemic period, all the events are being moved to remote. Like other events, wikimedia hackathon also moved to remote. It was on May 9, 10 2020. Though it was remote, it was well planned and the organizing team took same efforts like the in … Continue reading Indic Wiki stats as grafana dashboard – wikimedia remote hackathon 2020
Recently, Wikimedia Foundation, Google and Center for Internet Security - Access to Knowledge jointly executed a competition on Indian Wikipedia Communities to bring more new articles. It was a tight competition. Punjabi and Tamil wikipedia communities were leading. Finally Punjabi won. 🙂 We, Tamil people felt that it is our success. Though the language is … Continue reading Event Notes – Project Tiger Training 2018 – Wikipedia
Hello all, We have bengali wikisource friends requesting for web scrapping PDF files from a dspace based library. http://dspace.wbpublibnet.gov.in:8080/jspui/ The site seems down some times. But will be up in few hours. Can any one contribute to this project? If you are interested, reply here or mail to me on email@example.com Thanks.
Last week, I had an interesting meeting with Panjabi Wikimedian community and CIS-A2K team. Panjabi wikimedia community is small in count. But each of them are contributing with their best. Many of them doing 100-days-of-wiki, personal wiki edithathon for 100 days. Few of them do in in multiple sites and many times a year. Their … Continue reading 30 Project Ideas for contributing to Indic Wikipedia Projects
2017 was a great year for me, as all the years. Sharing here on how it went. Yes. It is too late to write this now. It is because of the few lifestyle changes I am following. Its is OK to do many things slowly and drop few things. Am I right? Health : I … Continue reading Annual Review – What I did on 2017?
Today, from Indian Linux Users Group, Chennai, we conducted a mini hackathon on Wikipedia. We asked for ideas to the Tamil wiki community. Collected the ideas here - https://ta.wikipedia.org/s/6t7w We got 7 people. Balaji is a second year CS student. Syed Abuthahir is joining his first company as Python programmer tomorrow. His college senior Ajees … Continue reading Notes : Wikipedia Mini Hackathon Chennai July 23, 2017
Announcing our second hackathon on July 23. This time it is all about Wikipedia. Venue : Hexolabs Interactive Tech Pvt Ltd, Type II/17, Dr.VSI Estate, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai 41. Phone - 044 42169699 Near NIFT, Opposite to Origin Towers. https://goo.gl/maps/XtTZXXDf3Ku https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/4978570060#map=17/12.98271/80.25278 Date : July 23, 2017 Time : 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM Must: * Bring … Continue reading ILUGC Hackathon – 2 – Wikipedia Hackathon – July 23, 2017