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Mini MediaWiki Training at VVIT
Summary: VVIT WikiConnect with the support from CIS-A2K organised a three-day workshop on MediaWiki and other technical spaces of Wikimedia projects. The participante were active members of the Wiki-club, and students of Vasireddy Venkatadri Institute of Technology. This training was conducted to groom more contributors to Wikimedia technical spaces from India, especially capture the interest of students with a bit of coding knowledge, and also increase participation at Indic TechCom. Event page at CIS-A2K/Events/Mini-MWT at VVIT (Feb 2019).
The main workshop (on site) was conducted for three days, from 21 to 23 February. Jayprakash12345 led the training, along with the support from Tito (CIS-A2K). Day 1 of the training was largely spent on revising the points discussed during the two online sessions. Day 2 of the workshop was kicked off by a remote-talk by SSethi (WMF). It was followed by a demonstration and hands-on session on creating manual extensions on local machines, using OOUI in MediaWiki, creating widgets, HTML form. Before closing, the participants along with trainers brainstormed on taking this training forward, and how further follow-ups should be planned. On Day 3, the participants were introduced to Gerrit, and took up various pre-created tasks on Phabricator and worked on them. Before the closing, each participant worked on at least one task. All of these have been listed in the following table;
|User name||Task Number||User name||Task Number|
|B leelasai||Sri Lekha Pathakamuri|
|Naga sai sravanth||SuswethaK|
Social Media channels or hashtags: MWT2019, VVIT