Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/2023 Wikimedian Hackathon In Ilorin Kwara state (ID: 22088982)

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statusNot funded
2023 Wikimedian Hackathon In Ilorin Kwara state
proposed start date2023-05-10
proposed end date2023-05-31
budget (local currency)1625758 NGN
budget (USD)3550 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Favourdare123
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.


Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

Hopilo12 Akintundedaniel



Are you a member of any Wikimedia affiliate or group, including informal groups like Wiki Fan Clubs, emerging language communities, not recognized Wikimedia groups etc.? Please list them all.

Wikimedian User Group Nigeria

Grant Proposal[edit]

M. Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be the Meta-Wiki page title.

2023 Wikimedian Hackathon In Ilorin Kwara state

Q. Indicate if it is a local, international, or regional proposal and if it involves several countries? (optional)


Q2. If you have answered regional or international, please write the country names and any other information that is useful for understanding your proposal.

R. If you would like, please share any websites or social media accounts that your group or organization has.

1. What is the change that you are trying to bring about and why is this important.

This project is aimed at participating in the 2023 Wikimedia Hackathon event. An active community of technical writers have been built in Kwara state as a result of the 2022 Hackathon post-event meetups.

This year's hackathon is targeted at training and equipping new and active technical contributors on how to effectively make use of wikimedia pharicator to report bugs and get tasks to work on. And also, organize a hands-on session for participants to contribute to the Wikimedia tools.

Through this hackathon we hope to train new and active Wikimedian community members on how to effectively make use of the Wikidata technical tools such as Quickstatements, Mix n Match, Depictor and Close to Me tool, etc as this will enable them to pass the knowledge and information gained across to other Wikimedian community members.

2. Describe your main approaches or strategies to achieve these changes and why you think they will be effective.

1. Creating Awareness About Wikidata Technical tools: We aim to create awareness about this wikidata technical tools, many editors are familiar with the the basic editing skills of wikidata but only a few are aware of this technical tools and thus enhancing the need for this approach.

2. Creating an Advocate for Open Learning: we hope that educating and training, new and existing technical contributors about Wikidata tools would empower and equip them with this skills to become advocates for the incorporation of wikidata tools into course work as a part of larger commitment to Open Learning.
3. Pre hackathon, Main hackathon and Post hackathon: We will be having this three events as this events will enable participants to become experienced editors and master the act and art of incorporating this four major Wikidata technical tools, which includes:

i. Wikidata Query ii. 'Mix n Match' iii. Quickstatement iv. Wikipedia articles linked to Wikidata items.

3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

1.Sensitization and awareness: Before the event there will be a open call for scholarships where community members can apply. 30 successful participants would be awarded the scholarship to attend the event, After which an online registration form will be passed across to the designated platform to enable participants register for the event.

2. Pre Hackathon Workshop Day: This is a full day practical training that will be broken down into multiple sessions. The first is the introduction sessions where participants will be trained on the general basic and editing guidelines, how to make searches and retrieve information on Wikidata which will be followed by the Main sessions. This session will entail training the participants on the four Wikimedia technical tools mix and match, wikidata query tools, quick statement and linking Wikipedia articles to wikidata items. Additionally, the last session will feature reporting bugs, creating and bug fixing challenges putting in to practice the knowledge and skills so as to solidify their knowledge. Below is the link to our proposed Pre hackathon event

The Main Hackathon Day: The main Hackathon Day will coincide with the main Wikimedia Hackathon to allow participants participate directly in the main Hackathon. Moreover, there will be a continuation of the challenges and tasks from the pre Hackathon Workshop Day. There would also be a special monitoring and presentation sessions about the Wikimedia technical tools as this will serve as a forum for participants to learn more and interact.

Post Hackathon Virtual Meet Up: This will be an online event to survey and gauge the participants impact the event has on them. There would be an open avenue for asking of questions and addressing the challenges encountered by participants as this will serve as a forum for participants to learn more and solidify their knowledge also.

4. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign or event? If so, please select the relevant campaign below. If so, please select all the relevant campaigns from the list below. If "other", please state which.

Other (please specify)

2023 Wikimedian Hackathon
5. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

Favourdare123(project Lead) : I am an active and experienced Wikimedian editors, I have facilitated some major wiki projects which includes Wikivibrance 2022 amongst other, I also facilitated the 2022 Wiki Hackathon in Kwara State, I will be leading the Project.

Hopilo12 (facilitator): An active Wikimedian editor, she will be assisting us in this hackathon by providing her technical support under volunteer capacity as one of the facilitators of this event.

Akintundedaniel (Communications and Logistics): He is an active and experienced Wikimedian editor, he will be in charge of communication and Logistics.

6. Please state if your proposal aims to work to bridge any of the identified CONTENT knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select up to THREE that most apply to your work.

Other global topics for impact (topics considered to be of global importance)

6.1 In a few sentences, explain how your work is specifically addressing this content gap (or Knowledge inequity) to ensure a greater representation of knowledge.

7. Please state if your proposal includes any of these areas or THEMATIC focus. Select up to THREE that most apply to your work and explain the rationale for identifying these themes.

Education, Advocacy, Open Technology

8. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities?

Not applicable

9. Who are the target participants and from which community? How will you engage participants before and during the activities? How will you follow up with participants after the activities?

Our target participants are new and existing technical community members in Nigeria. To ensure sustainability of the participants, new members will join as members of the Wikimedian User Group Nigeria community, participants will be added to the designated social media platform as this will keep them updated and encourage participation in future hackathons and wiki events..

10. In what ways are you actively seeking to contribute towards creating a safer, supportive, more equitable environment for participants?

We will adhere strictly to the Wikimedia friendly space policy and UCoC all through the project activities.

11. Please tell us about how you have let your Wikimedia communities know about the planned activities and this proposal. Use this space to describe the processes you carried out to make the community more involved in planning this proposal. Please link the on-wiki community discussion(s) around the proposals.,kwara_state

12. Are you aware of other Rapid Fund proposals in your local group, community, or region that are being submitted and that align with your proposed project?


If yes:

12.1 Did you explore the possibility of doing a joint proposal with other leaders in your group?
12.2 How will this joint proposal allow you to have better results?
13. Will you be working with other external, non-Wikimedia partners to implement this proposal? Required.


13.1 Please describe these partnerships and what motivates the potential partner to be part of the proposal and how they add value to your work.

14. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select a maximum of THREE options that most apply.

Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement, Improve User Experience, Innovate in Free Knowledge

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

15. What do you hope to learn from your work in this fund proposal?

1. We hope to learn how the participants makes use of the Wikimedia tools during the event that will allow for an adjusted to any observed error.

2. Develop a new tool amidst the existing one.
16. Based on these learning questions, what is the information or data you need to collect to answer these questions? Please register this information (as metric description) in the following spaces provided.
Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
N/A Created and Improved tools on Wikimedia Phabricator 50
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants Number of Participants 30
Number of editors Number of existing and new contributors 30
Number of organizers Number of organizer and facilitators 3
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
17.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

18. What tools would you use to measure each metric selected? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support.


Financial Proposal[edit]

19. & 19.1 What is the amount you are requesting from Wikimedia Foundation? Please provide this amount in your local currency.

1625758 NGN

19.2 What is this amount in US Currency (to the best of your knowledge)?

3550 USD

20. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it.

We/I have read the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friendly Space Policy and Universal Code of Conduct.


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