Grants:PEG/Hari Prasad Nadig - Wikimedians in Mysore/Wikipedia 10 Mysore

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This submission to the Wikimedia Foundation Grants Program was funded in the fiscal year 2010-11. This is a grant to a group.

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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
hpnadig@gmail.com
Grant contact title (position)
Volunteer
Project lead name
Hari Prasad Nadig
Project lead user-name or e-mail
hpnadig@gmail.com
Project lead title (position), if any
n.a.
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

Budget breakdown[edit]

  • 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.

Project scope[edit]

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.

Project goal[edit]

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.

Non-financial requirements[edit]

  • Wikipedia 10 merchandise

Fit to strategy[edit]

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.

Other benefits[edit]

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[edit]

Good participation, good coverage in media and increase in contributions from Mysore to the local language projects of Wikimedia.