Submissions/Go Wiki! - From a reader to a contributor at a blink of an eye

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This is an Open submission for Wikimania 2017 that has not yet been reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

Submission no. 2088 -- C8
Title of the submission
GO WIKI! FROM A READER TO A CONTRIBUTOR AT A BLINK OF AN EYE (WHY WIKIMEDIA AND LOCALISATION ROCKS)

- My story of a young housewife transformed to a wikipedia enthusiast

Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)

Lecture

Author of the submission

Urvashi Rajan

type of submission

Lecture/Posters

Language of presentation

English

E-mail address

rajan.urvashi2@gmail.com

Username
Urvashirajan
Country of origin
India
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Hindi Wikipedia
Personal homepage or blog

Urvashi Rajan


Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

In this talk, I would like to share my experience working on wikipedia for the first time (though I was an active reader on the hindi wikipedia for some years now) and why I have started liking the same and why I feel wikipedia should be localised even more so that housewives like me can convert our knowledge more effectively. In short this talk would give a 30k feet overview on why anyone can contribute to wikipedia (especially how housewives can invest their time into something really worthwhile and exciting stuff)

What will attendees take away from this session?

How anyone can contribute to wikipedia in their own language in their own way in a simple effective manner the way I am finding out wikipedia to be

Theme of presentation
Sister Projects (Wikipedia Hindi)
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?

Beginning

Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?

Yes

Slides or further information (optional)
In Progress as of now
Special requests
NA
Is this Submission a Draft or Final?
Info

This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.


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  1. Daniel Mietchen (talk) 14:39, 28 March 2017 (UTC)