Wednesday, October 27, 2010

#Kerala loves its #Malayalam #MediaWiki

When you wonder why the Malayalam Wikipedia is doing so well, it is not only because of its enthusiastic community. It is as much because Indian organisations like IT@school are happy to support the logistics of workshops in six districts in Kerala.

These workshops will be held in the next two weeks on October 30,31 and November 6,7. The participants will get an updated version of the FAQ book with information about Wikipedia, WMF ... (old version)


IT@school runs its own wiki called Schoolwiki. As you can see it is in the Malayalam language. One reason why its chances of success are good is because of the quality of the localisation of MediaWiki in Malayalam. It makes sense for IT@school to support the promotion of these workshops. With more people understanding MediaWiki, it gains mindshare.



The workshops are happening in the following districts:
  • Kottayam, Kannur - October 30
  • Kasargod - October 31
  • Kollam, Malappuram - November 6
  • Alapuzha - November 7
 Thanks,
      GerardM
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