The upcoming Wikipedia Workshop@National University of Laos (Dongdok) is an outreach event where workshop participants will be introduced to the basics of Wikipedia and how to go about editing it. Wikipedia's sister projects such as Commons, Wiktionary, Wikisource, WikiVoyage etc. will also be brought into focus. Participants will be introduced to Wikipedia's conventions on identifying and using reliable sources for writing encyclopedic articles on Wikipedia. This is aimed at promoting a culture of scholarship among students at institutions of higher learning, young researchers and professionals.
Apart from being the world's largest encyclopedia, Wikipedia also features in the top 5 websites of the world in terms of traffic. If you are someone who is interested in knowing more about how Wikipedia works and how thousands of editors, contributors and volunteers support the development of content and the project's eco-system, please write to us immediately as we only have limited seats available for this event. You can reach us here: anirudh [at] mekongresearch [dot] org.
This event is supported by the Wikimedia Foundation and hosted by the Faculty of Economics and Business Management at the National University of Laos in Vientiane.
About the speakers:
Anirudh Bhati is an India-qualified lawyer with over six years of experience counseling clients in Cambodia and India. He is a co-founder with Wikimedia India, a non-profit chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation, which is dedicated to the advocacy of free knowledge. Anirudh is an editor and administrator on the English-language Wikipedia since 2006. He speaks English, Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu and Khmer.