A workshop on “Wikipedia and the Indian Wilderness” by Shyamal Lakshminarayanan, was organized on the 1st of March, 2014, at ThoughtWorks, Koramangala. Shyamal’s presentation started with a short history of Wikipedia, and how the present structure of Wikipedia and its administrators has evolved. He narrowed down the field to contributions to the field of natural sciences, particularly in India, and pointed out how contributions by each “ordinary person” could somehow add value to the information available on the net. He fielded several questions from the audience, and proceeded to demonstrate how people can contribute both content and images on Wikipedia. Members of the audience who had brought their laptops were free to follow his directions, login to Wikipedia themselves, and contribute whatever they wanted to. The workshop was organized by Chandrashekhar Bandi and N Kesava Murthy, and Sumeet Moghe of ThoughtWorks kindly allowed the use of the office premises for the workshop, and provided refreshments to the audience.
The second Sunday outing of the Bird Watchers’ Field Club(BWFC) in Lalbagh had an unexpected event, with a happy ending. U Harish Kumar writes: On Sunday, the 13th July 2014, at our usual 2nd Sunday »
An initiative where everyone who is a birdwatcher, can contribute to the database of a worldwide organization that logs the birds seen during this time. Advertisement The annual Great Backyard Bird Count is back and »
If you are concerned about Bangalore’s lakes, then this is one event you do not want to miss. Advertisement SBLT’s workshop “Namma Kere, Namma Bengaluru” (originally scheduled for 10th November) is now on 30th November »