Blogs by Sangram Keshari Senapati

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Odia Wiki 16: Day 2

Sangram Keshari Senapati July 08, 2018 0
Odia Wiki 16: Day 2
The day 2 of Odia Wiki 16 started another knock by Mrutyunjay Kar bhai. It was around 6 to 6.30 in the morning and we woke up. He was there for some casual talk but asked me about Wikidata. I didn't have any knowledge about Wikidata. There was a workshop about Wikidata by Asof, but at that time I was absent. Again at Mysore, Gopala had taught me a little bit about Wikidata, but I couldn't understand. 

So, he taught me a little bit about Wikidata and described me, why should we use Wikidata. We did some edits that time and then I got the basic idea about Wikidata and how to edit Wikidata items. Then we freshen up and got ready for the breakfast.

So for the day 2, I was wearing the new T-shirt made for the event. The front side of the t-shirt was filled by one Wikipedia article written in Odia. The article is about Odia Wikipedia (ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଉଇକିପିଡ଼ିଆ). It's quite interesting, people would definitely stop you and wish to read what written on it. And we printed this id card from Bangalore, which we collected on 4th July. And tripod connected to my camera was borrowed from Subhashish Bhai. I love its structure to hold for vlogging. 

After getting ready, we all went for our breakfast. It's Sunday and I'm not veg at all. So, today you could see the non-veg items on my plate. 

So, the day 2 started with Sailesh. He had shared some basic goals for the coming year. In that plan, On wiki development, Existing Community development, how New Editors would join, how we could reach New Readers, etc.

Then Dr. Subas Chandra Rout sir had joined. He was absent yesterday due to some problem. He had shared some of his experiences and some basic structure we should follow while writing an article in Wikipedia. What basic things an article should have like, proper pinpointed statement, references, etc.

File:Presentation on WikiProject Med by Subas Chandra Rout during Odia Wikipedia 16.jpg

Then Mrutyunjay bhai had described some more structure like why we use templates in an article, what should we place in an article, how we could import or translate a template etc. After that, we continued that four-part discussion from yesterday. And then we had shared some basic ideas how could all could resolve those problems. Then we took a quick tea break.

After that Sailesh had shared the goals achieved by Odia Wiki community in a collaboration with CIS-A2K. And discussed the projects which we did previously and how we could learn from those, how we should concentrate on the Tungis (small communities) to grow our community. Then we had discussed the projects on which we participated last year and how others should participate and why they should participate in those projects, etc.

After that, we took our lunch break, but before that, we cut the cake for the 16th Anniversary. Dr. Subas Chandra Rout, senior most editor, and Gayatree Tripathy, Junior most editor cut the cake.

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Then we went for the lunch. Like yesterday, the Lunch was planned at the hotel itself. During the lunchtime, we couldn't get much time for chit-chat. But managed to get some time for some basic conversations.

After the lunch, we had discussed the individual plans for the coming year. All those things had documented on Etherpad. Yes, on day 2, I couldn't add much to the etherpad, but others had added them. Then I had shared my experiences for the 100wikidays and the wiki year work. And also shared, why should we take part in that challenge for both Wikipedia and Wikisource.

Then Dr. Subas Ch. Rout had shared his experiences of how he started translating the medical articles and why he is adding them consistently. Then Aliva Sahoo and Silesh Patnaik had shared the experiences about the Wikipedia Asian Month 2016 and 2017.

Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, Ryan Merkley, the CEO of creative commons and Katherine Maher, Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation had sent their greetings message from the Odia Wiki 16. We played those in front of all.

File:Odia Wikimedians listening to Ryan Merkley's message during Odia Wikipedia 16.jpg

After that, we had discussed to start some new projects or restart the inactive old projects. I wish to start the Odia Film project, within which we could add all the movie list and should add more references, etc. Aliva Sahoo for Food, Sashank Sekhar for God/Goddess, etc. Some of our members had shared their problem why they are not active in Wikipedia projects.

After that, we were live on Facebook for some time. This was our 1st Facebook live and we didn't have much idea about Facebook live. So, in that small period of time, we had shared some things about Odia Wikipedia.

Then the event officially winded off after a group photo and I took a leave for my home. Diptiman Bhai come to the bus stop and it was all fun and I learned lots of things from this event too.

This was all about our day 2 and now sharing some more photos.

File:Sangram Keshari Senapati, Chinmayee Mishra, and Gayatree Tripathy at Odia Wikipedia 16, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.jpg

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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.