Grants:PEG/UG KO/WikiConference Seoul 2015

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UG KO/WikiConference Seoul 2015
The formal event for both Wikimedia project users and non-Wikimedia project users. This event will cover legal, educational, technical issues related to Wikimedia projects.
targetKorean Wikipedia
strategic priorityIncrease participation
start dateOctober 20
start year2015
end dateNovember 21
end year2015
budget (local currency)1,557,750 KRW
budget (USD)1,310 USD
grant typeGroup
non-profit statusYes
contact(s)• mineralsab(_AT_)• manjai48(_AT_)
created on15:16, 14 August 2015 (UTC)


Please briefly describe what will be accomplished if the project is successful (2–3 sentences).

  • We want to share a recent legal issue which happened in South Korea regarding Creative Commons license
  • We want to share a way of using contents of Wikimedia projects in education.
  • We want to share a recent technical issue regarding Wikidata.



Since a conference to celebrate 10th anniversary of Korean Wikipedia on October 13, 2012, a conference for Korean Wikipedia have not been held. Wikimedians of Korea User Group (UG KO) decided to host a conference this year to share information and experiences related to Wikimedia projects with Wikimedia project users and people who are not the project users but interested in the projects.

We will focus on new subjects which have not dealt with in conferences held by Korean Wikimedia community before. First of all, the legal presentation will analyze a legal case which is related to Creative Commons License and happened in South Korea, and this will help Wikimedia project users understand meaning of CCL deeply. Second, in the educational presentation, a speaker will explain a way to write a textbook using contents in Korean Wikipedia, and this will suggest an other opportunity for the Wikimedia contents to reach out non-Wikimedia users. Third, the technical presentation will introduce Wikidata. Because the Wikidata is one of the newest projects and very technical, many people including Wikimedia users have a difficulty understanding the project. The presentation will help the attendees to understand a concept of the project. Final presentation will be about the result of FANTasia Edit-a-thon which will be held on. This edit-a-thon event is the first one for women in South Korea.

We also will hold a small group talk for only women editors. We will share their experience on Wikimedia projects, and think of a way to resolve the gender gap in Wikimedia projects together.

Program Schedule[edit]

Opening Ceremony 10 min.
Presentation 1: Legal Analyzing a Legal Case in a Korean Wiki-site, Focisng on CCL User:Mineralsab 30 min.
Presentation 2: Educational Developing a Textbook Using Wikimedia Contents User:Neoalpha 30 min.
Presentation 3: Edit-a-thon Success of FANTsia Edit-a-thon under the Subject of Asian Women and Art 20 min.
Group Talk Sharing Experiences as a Woman Editor 30 min.
Presentation 4: Technical State of Wikidata User:Jmkim dot com 40 min.
Activity Experiencing Wikidata 30 min.
Closing Ceremony & Free Talk 1 hour


Target readership[edit]

We will hold the conference in Seoul, South Korea, so most of participants will be Korean speakers.

Fit with strategy[edit]

What crucial thing will the project try to change or benefit in the Wikimedia movement? Please select the Wikimedia strategic priority(ies) that your project most directly aims to impact and explain how your project fits. Most projects fit all strategic priorites. However, we would like project managers to focus their efforts on impacting 1-2 strategic priorities. Examples of strategic priorities can be found at here.

  • Increasing participation
    • By dealing with a recent legal case which happened in South Korea related with Creative Commons License, we can improve understanding of CCL of Wikimedia project users.
    • By sharing and experience of an edit-a-thon which we will hold on September 9, we can plan better edit-a-thons for new editors.
  • Increasing reach
    • By introducing a project to write a textbook using contents of Korean Wikipedia, we can give more chance for students to read Wikipedia contents.

Measures of success[edit]

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  • About 100 participants (We will invite students who will attend our other event FANTasia Edit-a-thon)
    • About 10 women editors
  • 4 presentations to help participants understand issues related to Wikimedia projects
  • 1 group talk for women editors to share their experiences

Resources and risks[edit]


Team members
A previous similar project
We held a ceremony to celebrate 10th anniversary of Korean Wikimedia on October 13, 2012 in Seoul, when we were a preparatory committee. We distributed press materials and many newspapers reported about the event. About 100 people including Wikimedia users and non-Wikimedia users participated in the event, and we estimated the event was successful.


  • Too few participation
We will distribute press materials to news agencies to promote the event, and we ask administrators of Korean Wikipedia to display a massage for the event on the site notice or announce notice. We will visit some universities in Seoul and invite students. If it snows or rains on the day, the number of attendees would decrease.


Please provide a detailed breakdown of project expenses according to the instructions here. See Budget Guidelines. Grantees are subject to line-item scrutiny of expenses. Changes to the approved budget beyond 10% in any category must be approved in advance.

Project budget table[edit]

Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Cost per unit Total cost KRW Total cost USD Notes
1 Venue rent A hall 2 hours 2.5 185,900 464,750 392 Cheong-dam Lifelong Learning Center (located in en:Gangnam_District) venue borrowed for free
2 Food and beverages Snacks Per person 100 90 10,000 13,200 1,000,000 1,188,000 8401,001.50 Quote from Korea Buffet to provide snacks at the event.
3 Food and beverages Snacks per person 30 13,200 396,000 334 This will be paid from our membership fee. Over 160 people applied to join in the event. We need more food and beverages.
4 Food and beverages Beverages 1 package 1 100,000 100,000 84.30 This will be paid from our membership fee.
5 Publishing a banner A standing banner 1 print 1 33,000 33,000 28 Quote from Dain Gihoek (Publishing) to print a banner for the event.
6 Publishing posters A2 size color posters 1 print 4 15,000 60,000 50 Quote from Kinko's Korea to print posters for the event.
7 Souvenirs T-shirts Wikipedia-logo printed 1 piece 100 4,433 443,300 + 44,330(VAT)
= 487,630
411 Quote from Team Play Mall to print posters for the event. We will paid our membership fee for these.
Total 2,264,630

Note: To gather more participants, we need to hold the event in Gangnam-gu which has very convenient transportaions.

Total cost of project[edit]

1,965,300 KRW

2,045,380 KRW

Total amount requested[edit]

Total amount requested from the Project and Event Grants Program.

1,522,000 KRW (About 1,110.64 USD)

1,557,750 (about 1,310 USD)

Additional sources of revenue[edit]

Additional sources of revenue, other than the Project and Event Grants Program, that may fund part of this project, and amounts funded.

We will pay our membership fee for the special T-shirts for attendees. (5)

Non-financial requirements[edit]

See a description of non financial assistance available. Please inform the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) of any requirements for non-financial assistance now.



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