Point is: The Event. It is going to be a 4 hours Wikipedia Event – 1 hour of an Edit-a-thon with Kolkata based Wikipedians, followed by 3 hours of MediaWiki coding session on Wikipedia Gadgets and UserSrcipts.
What it is not?
- It is not a lecture session, so you will not be meeting people wearing black suites with scary voices and thousands of slides to show. Please do not address us as Sir/ Madam. It makes us feel distant. We’re community. 🙂
- We don’t give certificates a thought. Its not like, we hate it! But we just don’t think about it as a reason for you to meet up with us and work together. So, frankly, you won’t be getting any!
- It is not the end. It is the beginning of something very meaningful. We request people to bring their own laptops, as we don’t want you to leave your code/ setup to leave in our lab computers. We know you don’t love our lab machines. I know, they suck.
- It is not just about knowing a technology and doing a project. It is more about contributing to a website, without which you could not have managed to write any of your college projects. You love Wikipedia and it isn’t a secret. 🙂
The Schedule and The Plan:
I wish us all the best. May we code happily ever after.