Blogs by Sangram Keshari Senapati

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Odia Wiki 16: Day 1

Sangram Keshari Senapati July 07, 2018 1
Odia Wiki 16: Day 1
It's the 3rd part of the series of blogs for Odia Wiki 16. If you hadn't checked the previous blogs, then click on the link. In those blogs, I've shared the things about our preparation for this event. So, it's the Day 1 of the Odia Wiki 16 event. 


In the early morning around 7 O'clock, there was a know on our door, so I opened the door and Mrutyunjay Kar bhai was there. He reached in the morning and we finally woke up for the day. Then quickly prepared for the breakfast.


For the day 1, I was wearing the white colored Wikipedia T-shirt, which I got from TTT-2018, Mysore. And we had planned to wear the new T-shirt for this event tomorrow. Since it is white in color and we couldn't get risk about that. At the breakfast table, Chinu and Nihar had joined us. The breakfast was by the hotel. So, quickly we grabbed some and here those on my plate.


This was a fun pic, captured by Chinu.
Yes, we could share his photos. You might know him; He is our "Most Active" Admin, Mrutyunjay Kar.
Let's come to the event part. First fixed the projector, banners, standy, etc. Approximately all had arrived and then we started the event. As we had decided to document everything, Subha bhai was ready with all his stuff to make the video. Form the Wiki Advance Training, I was much acquainted with the etherpad, so I started updating everything on etherpad. Since most of our members were not present in this event, they could see everything from etherpad and could add their views there directly.
The very beginning part was the introduction part, which was documented by Subha bhai and I've updated their name and their purpose etc. So, here sharing some photos for the introduction session.

Gayatree Tripathy
Nihar Ranjan Mohanty
Gyana Sahoo
Chinmayee Mishra
Prateek Pttnaik
Sailesh Pattnaik
Subhashish Panigrahi
After the introduction, the admins gave some basic and formal introdutions about Wikipedia and other wiki projects. Gyana bhai had described about benifits to have the proper documentation. Murutyunjay Bhai had described how we should learn from other communities and how could we motivate more people to join Wikipedia. Subhashish bhai had described about some technical issues and how could we focus on community building.

Gyana Sahoo, Admin, Odia Wikipedia
Mrutyunjaya Kar, Admin, Odia Wikipedia and Wikisource
Subhashish Panigrahi, Admin, Odia Wikipedia
After that discussion, we took a quick Tea break and within that time we started discussion with each other, that how could we imrove us. That discussion was a huge discussion.


Within that discussion, we took the sticky notes and wrote the problems we are facing individually and community wise one by one and we paste those notes on a wall. So that everybody could read those easily and if he/she has the solution for that problem, then paste the answer note bellow the quesion note. Like that we had discussed lots of things there.





We had devided the problem in four parts like, Community, Technical, Project related issues and the Rules we should have for our community. 


As I've mentioned this discussion was a huge discussion, within that we took our lunch break and had our lunch at the hotel. So, here placing some snaps from the Lunch.





It was Saturday, So, I'm veg for the day. That's why the plate was veg. During the lunch break, we had discussed a little bit with each other. And yes we could talk hours during our lunch, but we didn't have that much of time. Quickly we finished our lunch and back to the discussion again.

After that discussion, we had discussed little bit about the structures and some new tools which we sould implement for our community. Gyana bhai ana Mrutyujaya bhai had shown some interesting features aobut Wikipedia. After that, I shared my experiences about the Wiki Advanced Training in short. And the meeing winded up at 6.00 pm.


Here are some more photos from day 1;














Before finishing our day 1, three members from Anugul joined us. With them, Mrutyunjaya Bhai's wife had sent some hand made cake for us. The cake was delicious.


Then after some discussion and chit-chat, we went for our dinner. I haven't remembered the Resturant name. After dinner we returned back by walk. And in the night I had finished the articles for the 100wikidays in both Wikipedia and Wikisource.



Friday, 6 July 2018

Reached Bhubaneswar for Odia Wiki 16

Sangram Keshari Senapati July 06, 2018 0
Reached Bhubaneswar for Odia Wiki 16
As per our plan, we have to reach Bhubaneswar on 6th July so we could prepare something for the Odia Wiki 16 event. Previously I've mentioned the event and some work in the last blog. I'm traveling with Subhashish bhai from Bangalore.

Our flight was at 8.10 am through Indigo airlines. So, we have to reach the airport by 7.00 am. Again this time, he booked a cab for me from my PG to the airport with a halt at his home. So, I picked up him from this place and we both reached the airport. For the 1st time, I saw the web check-in systems at the airport. Yes, previously I saw those but hadn't know why those are used. So, Subha bhai selected 2 side seats in 3rd and 4th Row. Then we drop our luggage bags at the baggage drop counter. After that, we went for the security check. After the security check, both had our breakfast there. Then wait for our boarding at gate number 21.

Inside the aircraft, I had to exchange my seat with someone else, because his family was there in the 3rd row, so I shifted to the 5th row. And we landed safely, but during the landing, the break was so had, everyone got scared. The hard break was the first time for me.


After collecting our luggage, we took an Ola cab to the hotel and wait for some time for our check-in. I shared the room with Subha bhai. Yesterday, I had released the Wiki Advanced Training Vlog on my YouTube Channel. Everyone from the event appreciating the video. After the check-in in the hotel, I've improved the Bhaswati Basu article, on which I had added the deletion tag. Subha bhai had told about the article, and the works she did. So I've expanded that as per the actress style.


For the lunch, we had decided to go to the Ananta Basudev Temple. We took a cab to the temple, Prateek had joined us from his college. There we ate Abhada. As usual, the taste was awesome. For the 1st time, I saw that part of Bhubaneswar. Previously I hadn't seen the Bindu Sagar pond also. It was there next to the temple. Then we returned to the hotel by dropping Prateek at his home.



Then we slept for some time. Around 4.00 pm, Prateek had come and we had discussed some plans for the event. Then Sailesh, Gyana bhai, Chinmayee, and Diptiman bhai had joined. I went with Diptiman bhai to his home and brought the T-shirts and some other stuff. Then we had finished our dinner at the same hotel. After that Diptiman bhai and Chinmayee had left.

Then we had started to write the script for the learning session. After so much discussion, wrote the script for the introduction part. Subhashish bhai had brought all the stuff for the video making process. So, Prateek and he started recording, Sailesh and I hold the lights and Gyana bhai was our actor. It took more than 3 hours to record a 2-3 minutes video. That part was too much fun. Finally, slept around 3 O'clock, since we have to wake up early and should prepare all the stuff for the event.

File:Jnanaranjan Sahu during preparation for a Wikipedia tutorial shoot on 6 July 2018 before Odia Wikipedia's 16th anniversary.jpg

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Odia Wiki 16 Work in Bangalore

Sangram Keshari Senapati July 04, 2018 0
Odia Wiki 16 Work in Bangalore
Odia Wikipedia turned 16 on last June 3rd. So, we had planned to organize the 16th Anniversary at Bhubaneswar. Previously I've attended the 14th Anniversary celebration organized at IMAGE, Bhubaneswar on 4th and 5th of June in 2015. On 4th June, I had my last exam in Bhawanipatna so could join there, but joined on 5th June. 

We had planned for a big event for the 15th Anniversary, but that couldn't happen and the full event plan got flopped. So, this time we have planned for this 16th Anniversary at Mango Hotel Prangan, Laxmisagar, Bhubaneswar. 

For the event, Subhasish Panigrahi and I would go from Bangalore on 6th June 2018. So that we could be there in time on 7th and 8th July. Before the event, we need to gather some basic things which to collect from Bangalore. When I was at Wiki Advance Training, Ranchi, he had called me to join him to buy a projector. But I was unable to go with him.

But today I would go with him to the printing shop and to the CIS-A2K office to collect some stickers, standy, banner, etc. Previously we had planned to go on 5th but due to some of his works, we re-scheduled our plan to today. 

I took a cab from our PG to Subhashish Bhai's home. I don't have an app to book a cab, so Subhashish bhai had booked that for me and I took it from the SGR Dental College front gate. But I can't figure out the root of his home. Thanks to the Google map, the driver drop me at the proper location and from there we drove to the printing press shop in his car.

The root was not so crowdy, so we reach at the shop easily and collect the 16th-anniversary stickers and some emoticon stickers as well as some funny palm cards. Then we came to the CIS-A2K office. On the way to CIS office, Subha bhai and I ate some snacks and ate jackfruit.

We got these things.

When I reached the CIS-A2K office, I got surprised by seeing lots of people there. Usually I saw some 5 to 6 people, but today I saw more than 12. Gopala Krishna and Tanveer da were there. Tito dada is at home. He went home from Ranchi. The standy ordered by Subha bhai reached there in that morning, so we collect that from Neema Ji, the security of the office. Gave some stickers to Gopala Krishna, then left.

On the way to Subhashish bhai's home, he dropped me at HAL-Old airport road which connects to Marathahalli Bridge. From that place, I couldn't get a bus, so I started walking towards the bridge. But suddenly the traffic increased and I face huge traffic on my way. So, I reached at the PG by walking 6 to 7 kilometers.

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Wiki Advanced Training: Day 3

Sangram Keshari Senapati July 03, 2018 0
Wiki Advanced Training: Day 3

For 3 days, we were in Ranchi for the Wiki Advanced Training 2k18 at Le Lac Sarovar Hotel. This was the last day of our Training, where we had to learn some and had to leave that place too. As we had decided yesterday to start at 8.30 am but started around 9.00 am. The previous night we slept after 3.30 am, that's why we took this extra 30 minutes to start. 


The day 3 started with the coffee, and then had our breakfast. At the breakfast table, all were discussing some things. 



After the Breakfast, Muzzamil sir had left for Airport. But before that, we took the group photo in front of the hotel entrance. In that group photo Tanveer da, Mallikarjuna, and Sailesh were missing since Tanveer had left and they were getting ready. 



Then our sessions started with the introduction by Tito da since Tanveer da wasn't there to start the day. The first presentation of the day was given by Satdeep and Krishna about Reliable sources which we should use for the Wikipedia Articles. 

Then we had discussed with each other and for some specific topic, we choose the reliable references as well as some exceptions. Then we did a presentation for that. So, all the communities could take those as their references. In this work, we had our tea.


After the community presentation, we had shared our future prediction for our community, for the articles and as per discussion, we should write 10 good articles in near future. Then the participants had shared their experiences for this event and then the organizer team thanked us as per their style.

After this, we had celebrated Paligiri Sir's B'day there. He cut the Cake and then we had our lunch quickly. We had to catch our return flight.





After lunch, Bangalore and Delhi people left the hotel. I joined Manav, Rupika & Jay Prakash for the airport. We boarded as per the time and had some interesting conversations there too. After that our Bangalore flight left at 4.20 and they were there for a little more time. 


At the time of our take up, it was raining there. After the take-up, the sky was clear, and in that 2.20-hour journey, I slept around 1 hour. Then we landed in Bangalore, from where Jinoy had to catch his next flight to Kochi, and Loganathn sir had to catch his train for his place. I and Mallikarjuna had taken the KIA-8 bus to reach our places. Vikas had taken another bus for his place. Finally, I reached my room at around 8.30 pm.


This was all about our Day 3 at Wiki Advanced Training. You could follow this Label for all the blogs related to this event. 

P.S.: Due to some health issues, I couldn't write this blog on 1st or 2nd of July. 

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Wiki Advanced Training: Day 2

Sangram Keshari Senapati June 30, 2018 0
Wiki Advanced Training: Day 2

It was day 2 of our Wiki Advanced Training at Le Lac Sarovar Hotel in Ranchi. Yesterday, our sessions started at 10.00 am, we couldn't cover all the allotted topics of yesterday, so today we had to start at 8.30 am.

As per the plan we all woke up early and after refreshment, I had finished the Wikipedia and Wikisource article of the day and we four went for breakfast together. And as usual, at the breakfast table, we had started some of our conversations, but to avoid being late, we had kept that short.



As per the time, we couldn't start exactly at 8.30 but started just before 9.00 am. First Tito da had explained a very good thing, i.e. about Google Advanced Search which would help at the time of citation of any articles. Yes, he had explained this to me at our last meeting at the CIS-A2K office, when I asked him to help me with the prework for this event.

After that, Satdeep and Rupika had shared some interesting things about edit-a-thons and contests running to create and improve articles in various communities, where they had added about Punjab edit-a-thons, Project Tiger, etc. Previously I didn't have many ideas about edit-a-thons, but now-a-days, I'm also participating in edit-a-thons, that's why I found this interesting. And all the community members should show their interests for a successful edit-a-thon.

Tanveer da has some work, that's why he had left today only, but before that, he had an important session, which would help a community for improving their quality content. He had explained how we could engage others for our community like Collaboration, Request one article, Adopt an article, 1Lib1Ref, etc. 

After that, we had shared or you can call it exchanged some of the ideas with others. Since I'm only one from the Odia community, I had joined with Bengali, Gujarati, and Sanskrit community and we made the cross-community group and shared our ideas to reach more readers.




After this, we took 40 minutes brake for lunch, then AddisWang had presented about Wikipedia Asian Month over a voice conference call, which was co-ordinated by Sailesh and Rupika. Then Krishna and Manav had shared about Good Articles and Featured Articles.

Then Tito and Satdeep had presented about Neutral Point of view, under which we had discussed about some articles. Then we had shared some of our community rules about this. After that, we took a 10 minutes tea break.




After the tea break, Jay Prakash had given a presentation about Media Wiki, and in that session, he had explained about Mediawiki extensions. This was the last session of the day and had finished around 6.15 pm. After that, we had our dinner at 8.00.




This was all about Today and now see this beautiful image when it was raining here. Tomorrow again we have to start at 8.30 am again.