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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:
- Produce keynote by iWork for presentations (like Education Toolkits for Liberal Studies Project)
- Produce publications by iWork/CS5 for public (like Education Toolkits for Liberal Studies Project)
- Produce high-definition video by Final Cut for the Project (for the video taken from events and presentations)
- Give presentations in seminar by using those Macbook Pro
- Use those Macbook Pro at least 3 years

Description of actual activities:
As we talked in the last section, all notebooks are benefited for the process of general operations like meetings (take minutes), design and document edition at home, special events (presentation), etc. iPod Touches are giving us more mobility during the meeting for record down short format information and browse for the presentation and meeting materials. For the printer we print our document with it.

What lessons were learned that could help others succeed in similar projects?
Some company can provide student discount, like Apple's "Back to school", you can find some students to "help" you to do so =P.

What impact did the project have on WMF mission goals of Increased Reach, Increased Quality, Increased Credibility, Increased and Diversified Participation?
We can say that this project highly reduce our constraints of mobility of work (work anywhere), we also let public to know we have sufficient funding for purchasing mobility hardware for our works, and keep Wikimedians with most-updated and work efficient image in Hong Kong.
For those notebooks has 3 years warranty which we can guarantee the mobility and working performance during this period.

Detail of expenditures:

Documentation of expenditures has been received by WMF.

Fujitsu LifeBook LH530 HKD$4680'
Samsung R440 HKD$5240'
MacBook Pro 15" HKD$12988'
MacBook Pro 13" HKD$8288'
Apple Care for MBP 15" HKD$2168'
Apple Care for MBP 13" HKD$1568'
Adobe CS5 Design Premium Student and Teacher Edition x 2 HKD$2360'
Parallel Desktop HKD$301'
Notebook Lock x 4 HKD$73'
Protector for iPod x 2 HKD$102'
Belkin Surge Protector x 4 HKD$397.8'
Total: HKD$38165.8 = USD$4893

Amount underspent in US Dollars:
None (overbudget). Although USD$5000 was granted, the actual spending is just above the funded amount in HKD due to currency exchange overheads.
Will you be requesting re-allocation of remaining grant funding?