Grants:Project/Chinmayisk/Community toolkit for Greater Diversity/March Update

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Team[edit]

In the month of March 2018, we added the profiles of team members on Meta: [[1]]. We also identified potential team members, module writers and reviewers who will approach in April with a proposal to join our team.

Advisory Board[edit]

We identified the need for advisors to help shape the project and started conversations with potential advisors. We hope to have a 5-member advisory team by the end of April.

Confirmed Advisors (As of March 31)[edit]

Soraya Chemaly -- Director, Women’s Media Center

Volunteers[edit]

For the literature survey, we posted a call for volunteers on the WikimediaIndia-l mailing list, which attracted some interest. We followed up with the people who expressed interest and gave a comprehensive briefing to them over the phone. Unfortunately, we could not engage with the volunteers further because of their lack of responsiveness.

Finances[edit]

For the first month our expenses have been mainly salaries.

Timeline[edit]

We have posted the project timeline on [[2]]. The timeline has details on milestones and activities. We will update this as and when there are changes.

Literature Survey[edit]

We identified approximately 50 academic papers and approximately 12 non-academic texts and reports for conducting a literature survey. We have drafted research questions for the literature survey. Here is the first draft: [[3]]. We will sharing a near-final draft at the end of April.

Other Work[edit]

Submitted a proposal to conduct a session on the project at Wikimania 2018. This session would enable us to disseminate the project and seek feedback from the Wikimedia communities present at a large platform such as Wikimania.