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Submissions/Getting Newbies to Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects

From Wikimania 2012 • Washington, D.C., USA

This is a rejected submission for Wikimania 2012.

Submission no.


Title of the submission
Getting newbies to Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Author of the submission
Ram Shankar Yadav
E-mail address
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

A year back I joined the Wikipedia movement and my life has a dramatic impact with that. I got selected as Campus Ambassador for India Education Program and worked with more than 300+ students, 10+ faculties, 2 Directors and 30 fellow Campus Ambassadors. I've also participated in Outreach activities and interacted with 100+ folks . I would love to share my experience and observations on

  • Why people few folks join this movement with passion and others leave it after a while?
  • How to identify the selected few/perspective editors who will definitely go and "edit" after you Wiki sessions?
  • How to bring the sense of belonging in the virtual world of Wikipedia?
  • How to do an effective outreach and measure it?
  • How existing community members can help newbies at the initial stage before they learn to fly on their own?
  • How to encourage women editors to contribute to Wikipedia?
  • How to encourage the participation on language Wikipedia, and creating the sense of pride for language editors?
  • Last but not the least, my experiences and stories, successes and failures and most important part the FUN I get by doing this :)
  • WikiCulture and Community;
Length of presentation/talk
20-25 minutes 25 Minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?

Yes, I've applied for the scholarship and would definitely attend Wikimania if I get it.

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