Grants:PEG/WM HU/WikiCamp

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This submission to the Wikimedia Foundation Grants Program was funded in the fiscal year 2009-10. This is a grant to an organization.

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Legal name of chapter
Wikimédia Magyarország
Grant contact name
Bence Damokos
Grant contact user-name or e-mail
Grant contact title (position)
Board member
Project lead name
Gábor Hanák
Project lead user-name or e-mail
Project lead title (position), if any
Board member
Full project name
WikiCamp (in Hungarian: Wikitábor)
Amount requested (in USD)
Provisional target start date
July 2009
Provisional completion date
August 2009

Budget breakdown[edit]

The money would cover three main aspects of the camp:

  • organisational costs (communication, travel, etc.)
  • costs of the programs and infrastructure (covering the costs of invited guests and speakers, internet access, etc.)
  • scholarships and subsidies for the travel and accommodation of the participants who need financial help.

Project scope[edit]

It has been a long standing plan of Hungarian Wikimedians to extend one-day meetups to a longer camplike gathering. Wikimedia Hungary plans to support this idea, believing that we can provide the organisational background and support that has been lacking, so far. The camp would be a multi-day gathering where established Wikipedians and those who are interested in Wikipedia can come together, socialize and hold workshops on various subjects (ranging from basic [to advanced] editing skills to pressing questions of copyright and related project policies, lobbying potential, etc.).

Initiation camps of different kinds have a tradition in Hungarian higher education (with universities and student associations), we believe we could capitalize on this tradition in the media and for those who are already members of our chapter.

Project goal[edit]

The goal of this project is to organize a multiday gathering of Wikimedians and would-be Wikimedians to hold seminars, workshops and lectures for them and provide an opportunity to socialize.

Non-financial requirements[edit]

We would welcome a mention on the Wikimedia blog, as this project - though fitting in the line of Wikimedia Conferences held by other chapters - would be a first of a kind (under this name and in Hungary for sure).

Other benefits[edit]

Measures of success[edit]

The project will be considered a success if we can organize at minimum a 3-day long meetup with at least 20 participants and hold at least three different workshops.