Submissions/My 100 Wikidays

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Submission no. 5028 - C7
Title of the submission

My 100 Wikidays: Continuously 3 #100 wikidays and one 100 wikicommons days

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

lightning talk with presentation

Author of the submission

Sidhique Kappan

type of submission

lightning talk

Language of presentation


E-mail address



Country of origin


Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Personal homepage or blog

Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

Though I created my user account in February 2007, I could contribute more to Wikipedia only after accepting the #100wikidays challenge on August 14, 2016. I completed my first challenge successfully - 200 articles in 100 wikidays- on November 21, and immediately started the second run of the challenge on the next day, without missing a single day. After 21 days, I also undertook the 100WikiCommonsDays challenge in parallel.(started third 100 wikidays attempt). With this lightning talk I would like to explain how #100wikidays transformed an ordinary user of Wikimedia to an active contributor. And I have a lot of risky and funny experience I can present: internet connectivity problems, family and job-related journey issues and sleepless nights... etc. I would like to use this opportunity to explain what is #100wikidays for me and how it magically influenced the increase of number of articles in Wikipedia. Again I strongly believe that through this presentation I can advise others how to prepare before taking up #100wikidays challenge, the hurdles, uncertainties, difficulties and happiness I faced on accepting the challenge and the ways and means I had chosen to overcome those hurdles, and the factors that helped me in that.

What will attendees take away from this session?

I think,they will take away inspiration and motivation to contribute to wikipedia more regularly themselves. They will learn about how to overcome difficulties in editing and realize the different problems and chances that exist in editing Wikipedia from India.

Theme of presentation

WikiCulture & Community

For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?


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

Depending on the scholarship

Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests

Need a LCD Projector

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  1. --Kritzolina (talk) 07:55, 20 February 2017 (UTC) (would love to hear that!)[reply]
  2. -- Mehman97 (talk) 10:06, 20 February 2017 (UTC) (Good idea)[reply]
  3. --Omicroñ'R (talk) 11:36, 20 February 2017 (UTC)[reply]