Grants:PEG/Srikanth Lakshmanan- Wikimedians in Bangalore/Bangalore Wikipedia X Anniversary Celebration/Report

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Report accepted
This report for a Project and Event grant approved in FY 2010-11 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.
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Project Goal:

  • To organize a large scale celebration of 10th Anniversary of Wikipedia reaching out to large audience about the Wikipedia,Wikimedia and the movement in general.

Description of actual activities: Detailed Event Summary Posted to India List

What lessons were learned that could help others succeed in similar projects?

  • Organizing capability and strengthing of the Bangalore commuinity was a big learning from the event

What impact did the project have on WMF mission goals of Increased Reach, Increased Quality, Increased Credibility, Increased and Diversified Participation?

  • Significant number of participants got a glimpse of inner workings of Wikipedia by its volunteers.
  • More contributors to the movement, Significant being Revival of Oriya Wikipedia was made possible by an existing active Wikimedian and a enthusiast who attended the event, who is now spearheading Wiki movement into Oriya.

Detail of expenditures:

The funds remaining from this grant in the amount of {{{amount}}} were deducted from another grant payment for Grants:Pradeep Mohandas and Pranav Curumsey - Wikimedia Chapter, India and Mumbai and Pune WikiCommunities /WikiConference India 2011.
  • Food was sponsored by Microsoft Research India and direct payment was made.
  • Venue was sponsored by NIAS
  • There were some petty expenditure incurred by members though and they are fine not having the same reimbursed.


Amount underspent in US Dollars:

  • 600$. The entire event eventually got sponsorship from corporates and the grant money was unutilized.

Will you be requesting re-allocation of remaining grant funding?

This is approved. Ijon 15:59, 22 August 2011 (UTC)