Monday, February 24, 2014

Decrypting Wikipedia


How many of us have not used information from Wikipedia…?

How many of us have not used the content from Wikipedia for our work and benefited from it?

How many of us have not felt that Wikipedia should have more content in it?

How many of us have found some errors in the text or missing photos for a subject in Wikipedia?

How many of us have not felt that we should contribute and help Wikipedia grow?

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If you say yay to any of the above, then here is an excellent opportunity to ‘decrypt Wikipedia’ and ways to contribute and help make it more comprehensive and better.

We are conducting a free session for all interested people to know how to contribute to Wikipedia either in the form of articles, photographs or help improve the existing content.

Mark the date: Saturday, 1st March 2014 @ Thoughtworks Office, Koramangala, Bangalore between 5:30pm to 8pm.


More details of the event here on Facebook and please register yourself here for arranging the logistics. I repeat entry is free and any interested individual can attend.

About the Author: Shyamal Lakshminarayanan is a Wikipedia expert and volunteers as a ‘Wikipedia Online Ambassador’. By far, as I’m aware, he has edited/contributed most number of articles on Wikipedia around here.

Event Details:

Wikipedia and the Indian Wilderness
Topics to be covered in brief:
- Philosophical foundations, encyclopaedias and knowledge compendia, libraries
- Copyright, the public domain and licensing
- The mechanics of uploading, editing on Wikipedia
- Referencing, quality control, social and other aspects of Wikipedia


It’s time to learn from the expert. Please feel free to share the word.


Note: Feel free to carry your laptops and any images you would want to contribute or content you wish to add to wiki ( Wi-fi available)





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