Grants:PEG/Srikanth Lakshmanan- Wikimedians in Bangalore/Bangalore Wikipedia X Anniversary Celebration/Report
- 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:
- 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?
- Yes, We are planning to use this money for WikiConference_India_2011. Please suggest.
- This is approved. Ijon 15:59, 22 August 2011 (UTC)