April 14, 2024
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#24: Preserving Languages thru Tech

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…in today’s world, I think even humanities is about digital humanities. So you have to start forming those connections. You have to think about what’s the state in the digital world? Can I directly contribute to that aspect if it’s not really digitized?

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Satdeep Gill, a linguist working to preserve languages and cultures with the help of technology. He is the Senior Program Officer, Culture and Heritage at Wikimedia Foundation. His journey with Wikipedia started in 2009 by becoming a volunteer and then a few years later he was representing the Punjabi language community at national and international forums within Wikimedia Foundation and other places as well. Most recently he represented the Wikimedia Foundation at the G20 Culture Working Group organised by UNESCO and Ministry of Culture, Government of India. Satdeep is a passionate story teller, poet, writer and traveller and is fluent in Punjabi, Hindi, English, French and is currently learning Balinese Bahasa.

Satdeep and I met online at an internal event of an online media organisation. Since then we have stayed in touch and admired each others’ work and our passion towards that.

He appeared in Episode 24 of Season 2 talking about Preserving Languages thru Tech

Know More about him —  https://www.linkedin.com/in/satdeepgill/
https://medium.com/@satdeepgill

Wikisource Loves Manuscripts — https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikisource_Loves_Manuscripts


Satdeep’s Interview at Global Voices — https://globalvoices.org/2022/04/25/digitizing-a-language-with-two-scripts-satdeep-gill-on-growing-punjabi-online/amp/


Listen to an excerpt from the conversation here:

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Authors

  • Satdeep Gill

    Meet Satdeep Gill , a linguist working to preserve languages and cultures with the help of technology. He is the Senior Program Officer, Culture and Heritage at Wikimedia Foundation. His journey with Wikipedia started in 2009 by becoming a volunteer and then a few years later he was representing the Punjabi language community at national and international forums within Wikimedia Foundation and other places as well. Most recently he represented the Wikimedia Foundation at the G20 Culture Working Group organised by UNESCO and Ministry of Culture, Government of India. Satdeep is a passionate story teller, poet, writer and traveller and is fluent in Punjabi, Hindi, English, French and is currently learning Balinese Bahasa.

  • Saurabh Nanda

    Saurabh Nanda is an Educator, a Career Consultant, and an International Youth Mentor. He is an ardent supporter of the Sustainable Developmemnt Goals (SDGs). He is associated with hundreds of schools and institutions across India, the Middle-East, Japan, Denmark and other countries. He is the official mentor for colleges in Delhi University, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jalandhar, Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Jalandhar. He is the official youth and start-up mentor for global organisations such as Youth and United Nations Global Alliance (YUNGA), Japan, Purpose in Motion (PIM), Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and many others. He gets his mentees to do research projects on all SDGs. He is the recipient of the national level Josh Education Awards for “Best Initiative for Mental Health Awareness” by the Dainik Jagran group.

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