Grants:PEG/Hari Prasad Nadig - Wikimedians in Mysore/Wikipedia 10 Mysore
This grant was approved in the amount of $500 for food.
- Legal name of chapter
- Not a Chapter Grant / Group request.
- Grant contact name
- Hari Prasad Nadig
- Grant contact user-name or e-mail
- Grant contact title (position)
- Project lead name
- Hari Prasad Nadig
- Project lead user-name or e-mail
- Project lead title (position), if any
- Full project name
- Wikipedia 10th Anniversary Celebration in Mysore
- Amount requested (in USD)
- USD 660
- Provisional target start date
- 13 January 2011
- Provisional completion date
- 16 January 2011
- Nominal fee at the venue: USD 60
- Food: USD 500
- Banners, print material: USD 100
Surplus amount will be re-allocated for future events in Bengaluru/Mysore.
The organizing team has received support from SJCE, Mysore and the institute will be providing the venue free of charge and the projectors, access to Internet at a nominal fee. The project volunteers will arrange for the proper organization and execution of the event on 16 December 2011. SJCE, Mysore has been center of activity for free software related initiatives in the state of Karnataka.
We are expecting ~100 participants at this point of time.
Mysore is one of the largest academic centers of the country. It has one of the oldest universities of India. The city is known as the cultural capital of Karnataka state. Although there is significant contribution from the city to English projects of Wikipedia, there is a sizable community contributing to the local language projects. The goal of this project is to gather the Wikimedian community and establish a stronger community with specific focus on language projects. The event would also help to gather some pace for outreach here.
- Wikipedia 10 merchandise
Fit to strategy
The event would help in gathering some pace for the language projects (especially for some languages spoken here locally - Kannada being the largest spoken). This event falls within the scope of the Wikimedia Foundation's strategy to increase readership and participation in the parts of the developing world.
The Wikipedia 10 celebration is a good opportunity to grab attention of the academic world of Mysore towards Wikipedia. Mysore has a vast academic community. The city is culturally rich. The media attention, participation would make it easier specifically in taking Wikipedia to institutions and in getting them to participate or free up content they own.
Measures of success
Good participation, good coverage in media and increase in contributions from Mysore to the local language projects of Wikimedia.