Grants:Project/Frimelle and Hadyelsahar/Scribe: Supporting Under-resourced Wikipedia Editors in Creating New Articles/Timeline

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Timeline for Scribe[edit]

Timeline Date
Start Project 15 July 2019
Hire developer 15 October 2019
Publish interviews with editors 15 December 2019
Community outreach: Collect Wikipedias to consent to deploy the tool 15 March 2020
First deployable version to test live on Wikipedia 15 April 2020
The tool used on Wikipedia 15 June 2020
Publish all datasets 15 June 2020
Research publication on Scribe 15 June 2020
Wrap up the project, closing 15 July 2020

Monthly updates[edit]

Please prepare a brief project update each month, in a format of your choice, to share progress and learnings with the community along the way. Submit the link below as you complete each update.




Month 4[edit]

Month 5[edit]

Month 6[edit]

Is your final report due but you need more time?

Extension request[edit]

New end date[edit]

15 July 2020


We would like to request to shift the start date of the project to be on the 15th of July instead of the 1st of June. Accordingly the end date will be shifted as well (15th of July 2020). This is mainly because my PhD. defense date has been scheduled to be on the 5th of July. The month before the defense will be full of rehearsals and preparations. Accordingly we would like to shift the start date of the project to be after the thesis defense so we can dedicate more time and focus while kick-starting the project.

Thank you --Hadyelsahar

New end date (Mid point report)[edit]

24. January 2020

Rationale (Mid point report)[edit]

As the midterm report is due on the 6th of January, we would like to request an extension. This will allow us to have time to write up in more detail what we have been doing over the last months. We ask for the extension as we didn’t get as much time to work on Scribe during the holiday season and focused in that time on extending the features of the tool rather than writing the report only. Therefore, we would like to extend the deadline and write a detailed report for the mid-term of our project. --Frimelle (talk) 11:23, 3 January 2020 (UTC)

@Frimelle: Happy New Year, and I hope you both had a good holiday. I'm happy to approve your extension request for your midpoint report on Scribe, but can you let me know of a new deadline that will give you enough time? I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 16:05, 3 January 2020 (UTC)
I would suggest the 24th of January as the new deadline. --Frimelle (talk)
@Frimelle: Sounds great! Your extension request until 24 January 2020 for your midpoint report has been approved. :) I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 18:14, 3 January 2020 (UTC)

Extension request[edit]

New end date[edit]

15 September 2020


Given the current global situation and the cancellation of Wikimedia events, we want to propose the following two changes to the Scribe planning:

(1) Extension of the project of 2 months until 15 September 2020. Given the restrictions with the events not happening, we will stretch out the community communication and testing to move it online instead of at the in-person events.

(2) Rebudgeting: We want to redistribute the money we planned for travelling towards the extension of the involved project members so that we can continue paying for their work for part of the extended time period.

@Frimelle: Thanks for this request, Lucie. Happy to approve the extension given the restrictions and challenging you are facing with regard to project activities and community engagement. Let us know if you need more time. Your project end date is now set for 15 September 2020, with a final report due on 15 October 2020. Regarding the budget change, this can be approved, but please use the "Request a budget change" button on your finances tab with a new budget table with the new amounts reflected in the "approved amount" column. Once you've posted, feel free to ping or e-mail me for review. I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 19:26, 20 April 2020 (UTC)