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Wiki Advanced Training at VVIT


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Group photograph of participants with Asaf Bartov
Asaf speaking during interaction session with faculty

Summary: Asaf Bartov visited India in December 2018, taking the role of a trainer at several Wikimedia activities across India, including Project Tiger Training 2018 in Amritsar and Advanced Wikidata Training 2018 in Mumbai.

During his visit, VVIT WikiConnect, along with the support from CIS-A2K, organised a two-day advanced Wiki-training workshop on 11–12 December 2018, for its students editors at VVIT, who have been contributing to Wikimedia projects for the past one year. The first day of the workshop kicked off with a discussion around the Neutral Point Of View (NPOV), where Asaf mentioned some key points to remember with regards to NPOV. This was followed by hands-on session, where the participants were provided to various instances to decide check for neutrality and other guidelines. Before that, there was a talk on use of Wikidata beyond Wikimedia projects. Post-lunch, the entire day was dedicated to learn the basics of using SPARQL to query Wikidata.

Following that, some of the participants build some queries which may be seen on this page. On the second day, some issues from the practice queries were discussed and rectified. Following that, Asaf demonstrated several tools that help Wikidata editors. These are TABernacle, Listeria, QuickStatements, and Wikipedia+Wikdiata tools on Google Sheets. Before concluding the two-day workshop, Asaf delivered a talk on Wikimedia and Education can hand in hand to the faculty and college management. It was attended by more than 25 staff members from various departments. Asaf also interacted with the college's chairman.

Tags: Wikidata, Advanced training, CIS-A2K, VVIT, India