Wikimania, the annual conference of the Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects, was held in Montreal, Canada during August 11–13, 2017. Sailesh Patnaik and Subhashish Panigrahi of O Foundation were awarded Wikimania scholarships this year for their contribution to Wikimedia projects, participated in this event, and divided their time discussing about First Nations language Wikimedia projects in a panel at BAnQ Vieux-Montréal, conducting a workshop on audio recording tool for Wiktionary and two lightning talks, and setting up a booth at the community village in collaboration with Odia Wikimedians User Group, and Wikitongues. and contributed towards several workshops and talks. The Odia Wikimedians User Group, Wikitongues, and we together set up a booth in the Wikimania Community Village. Our participation at Wikimania 2017:
- Edit-o-thon: First Nations on Wikipedia (Subhashish participated as part of a panel at Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ Vieux-Montréal)
- WikiTungi’s efforts for localising global projects (Lightning talk by Sailesh)
- Kathabhidhana: Recording words for Wiktionary and preparing for an AI assistant (workshop by Subhashish)
- 8 FLOSS tools and 4 hardware for audio, video and image editing for Commons (lightning talk by Subhashish. See submission)
We thank Wikimedia Foundation for offering the Wikimania Scholarship to Sailesh and Subhashish that enabled us to participate in this great event.