This Wikimedia Participation Support request was funded in the fiscal year 2012-13. A report is available.
- User name
- User location (country)
- Event name
- SMWCon Fall 2012
- Event Web site
- Event date(s)
- October 24-26 2012
- Event location (city)
- Cologne, Germany
- Amount requested (remember to specify currency!)
- USD 1554 (Request for advance disbursement)
Budget breakdown 
- Travel: INR 70,000 = USD 1296 (approx)
(Bangalore,India to Cologne,Germany Economy round-trip)
- Accommodation: EUR 50 per night x 3 nights = EUR 150 = USD 184 (approx)
- Visa : EUR 60 = USD 74 (approx)
Proposed Participation 
I am an active contributor to MediaWiki (contributions). I have been selected in Google Summer of Code under WikiMedia Foundation for my project GreenSMW . At SMWCon I will meet with other MediaWiki developers and Wikimedia staff to exchange ideas that solve technical problems and create new features, I will thus have the chance to work on technical issues directly with other MW developers. I will also be giving a talk about my GSoC (Google Summer of Code) work, where I will be speaking about performance improvements I did, this will be helpful in usage of MediaWiki and Semantic MediaWiki in wikis (most of these provide free knowledge). I will also be encouraging others to contribute to MediaWiki by illustrating how beneficial it has been to me.
Goal and Expected Impact 
As a result of my participation, I will be able to contribute more to MediaWiki and specifically to Wikidata (I will be meeting with members of the Wikidata team). As a result of my talk, audiences will understand and share more technical details in MediaWiki.
Other sources of Scholarships 
I have also looked for other scholarships and Google's Open Source Programs Office is ready to endorse USD 500 for such a GSoC mentor approved travel. However, this isn't a public announcement and will be awarded only after the program. In that case, I will return USD 500 to Wikimedia Grants.
- A waiver might be awarded see here