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  1. 1. Building a Local Language community Challenges and Opportunities Thursday, 3 October 13
  2. 2. The Difference Participants from related regions and dialects. Target audience - smaller, sparse. Contributors - scarce, widely differing. Varied Competence. many more... Thursday, 3 October 13
  3. 3. Rural Urban NRI Thursday, 3 October 13
  4. 4. Understanding the ecosystem It is nothing like the English community. No magic wand to build it, eh. Progress is gradual, peaks when necessity and awareness are at their individual peaks. Thursday, 3 October 13
  5. 5. Understanding the ecosystem Sociocultural aspects. Health of the community and the project. Aspects derived from English community. Extent and utility of UI translation. Thursday, 3 October 13
  6. 6. Opportunities Connecting to the roots. Exploring the unexplored. Share better understanding. Add to the overall knowledge of humanity (The most important and priceless). Thursday, 3 October 13
  7. 7. Opportunities Contribution to the language content on the web (very important). Knowledge/Content for those who prefer local language. Learning. Improving Skills. Thursday, 3 October 13
  8. 8. Challenges Plagiarism The problem of citations and verifying them. Weird scenarios. An instance: Contributors adding their own biographical page! ... and more. Thursday, 3 October 13
  9. 9. Challenges Stubs. Content that is not up to the mark. Editing madness. Bots. Lack of consensus whilst lesser participation. Dealing with sensitive sociocultural scenarios. Thursday, 3 October 13
  10. 10. Challenges Argumentative individuals, anonymous editors, time wasters and trouble makers. Thursday, 3 October 13
  11. 11. Take away for trainers Promote culture of volunteering. Involves: Identifying resourceful people. Motivating individuals to take up tasks based on their strengths. The collective. Thursday, 3 October 13
  12. 12. Take away for trainers Asserting importance of Leadership skills, Skills to resolve disputes. Good reasoning. Neutral Point of view. Firm, assertive yet friendly approach. Knowing when to get into argument. Thursday, 3 October 13
  13. 13. Take away for trainers Pushing contributors to not be protective. Understanding collaborative flow of work. Being nice to others. Firm, assertive yet friendly approach. Thursday, 3 October 13
  14. 14. Take away for trainers Look for all-rounders. yet, ensure distribution of tasks through discussion. COTD or COTW can help. Virtual community place can help. Thursday, 3 October 13
  15. 15. Take away for trainers Being assertive about Ethics. Thursday, 3 October 13
  16. 16. The last mile Spread WikiCulture. Organic is better. Enthusiasm overrides challenges, technical hurdles. Good luck! Thursday, 3 October 13
  17. 17. Contact Thursday, 3 October 13