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The first Annual Report of VVIT WikiConnect

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Summary: VVIT WikiConnect is a college-based Wiki-club at Vasireddy Venkatadri Institute of Technology, located in the vicinity of Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India. Starting academic year of 2018–2019, the club started off with its first full-fledged annual plan with a series of activities. The annual plan was supported through a rapid grant by WMF, and partly by CIS-A2K. This report speaks about the club's activities, organisation, impact achieved, lessons learnt, and relationships with various entities, during its first academic year.

Starting the academic year of 2018-2019 in July 2018, the first activity on the college campus was the Wiki Awareness Session. Students were given a broad of the movement, and various Wikimedia projects. The major focus projects had been Wikidata, English Wikipedia, and MediaWiki. Three workshops and a week-long editing campaign were conducted on Wikidata. The English Wikipedia Training Program resulted in creation of eight articles, and five of them were featured as DYKs on English Wikipedia's main page. An advanced training workshop was conducted by Asaf Bartov, during which the participants were introduced to some advanced tools on Wikidata, and also policy-related discussions on Wikipedia. Towards the end of the academic year, a Mini MediaWiki Training was organised. Several thematic edit-a-thons such as, 1lib1ref, Independence Day Label-a-thon etc. were conducted throughout the year. Activities for the year were concluded with the Annual Meet, during which a review of activities was conducted, and the new coordinators for the upcoming academic year were elected.

Calendar of Activities
June 2018
July 2018
August 2018
1.) 1Lib1Ref session
2.) Wiki Awareness Sessions
3.) Wikidata Workshop 1
4.) Wikidata Workshop 2
5.) Wikidata Editing Campaign
6.) Indian Independence Day 2018 Label-a-thon
7.) English Wikipedia Training Program
September 2018
October 2018
November 2018
8.) Meetup at Annamayya Library
9.) GLAM meetings in Amaravathi
10.) WWWW 2018 Edit-a-thon 11.) Hockey World Cup Edit-a-thon
12.) F1H20 Photo-walk
December 2018
January 2019
February 2019
13.) Wiki Advanced Training 14.) 1Lib1Ref session
15.) Wikidata Workshop 3
16.) Mini-MediaWiki Training
March 2019
17.) Wikipedia Tales dubbing project
18.) Wikimedia Experience Survey
19.) STC19IN Onsite
20.) Annual Meeting