Software Engineer, Editing, Wikimedia Foundation
"There's no shortcut to Freedom"- Pete Seeger
I work as the Associate Software Engineer in the Editing team of Wikimedia Foundation. I was also an OPWomen Intern at Wikimedia, and worked on the EtherEditor project with Mark Holmquist. And, became a volunteer contributor to Wikimedia Foundation's Language Engineering Team afterwards and served for the Language Engineering team as a contractor for a year afterwards. I am also an active contributor to various open source projects and an active Wikimedian from Kolkata chapter.
My Proposal for OPW Internship[edit | edit source]
My proposal for OPW internship is publicly available in a wiki page. Have a look:Sucheta_Ghoshal/OPW-EtherEditor
WikiDays[edit | edit source]
I got actively engaged with Wikipedia and the movement since Wiki Conference India 2011. My submission (on Expanding Bengali Wikipedia) for presenting in the conference was selected as a Talk, and I got an opportunity to present my ideas in front of a thousand awesome people!
Moreover, I was a speaker at the Panel Discussion on Gender Gap:"Where are the Women?" moderated by Bishakha Datta, at Wiki Conference 2011.
I love to excite people about Wikipedia, its beauty and the charm. Writing code for a wonderful cause, attending the monthly meetups, the summits and the work-days, and being surrounded by amazingly passionate Wikimedians -- I am blessed! :)
Best ever contribution to Wikipedia[edit | edit source]
I have taught my 65-year old Great aunt to edit Wikipedia. Yes, I do consider it to be my Best Ever Contribution to Wikipedia. :) You can read about the experience in Wikimedia Blog. It was such pleasure writing for them! :)