Below is your approved budget. Please use this table to keep track of actual funds spent for each line item and list the difference from the approved budget at the end of the grant period.
|Expense||Approved amount||Actual funds spent||Difference|
|Community engagement (was Travel pre-COVID)||$5,500|
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Shifting more money into the UX Researcher and Frontend Engineer Roles
Budget change request
As currently approved, the Frontend Engineer (Eugenia Kim) is scheduled to earn $10,000 and the UX Researcher (Sejal Khatri) $7,000. This requested change is to increase both these roles to $13,000 each. That represents a $9,000 increase in wages. The $9,000 would be found by reducing the Data Engineering position (Max Klein) from $10,000 to $6,000 - saving $4,000; and repurposing $5,000 of the $5,500 travel budget to online community engagement (blogs, videos, webinars), for which the UX Researcher would be responsible to complete.
The project is taking longer to complete than expected, as many software projects do. Since this is a passion project for Max Klein (the grantee and data engineer) he is willing to sacrifice part of his wages to pay for an extra month of the rest of the team's effort, to ensure the project's success. Additionally, the conference travel budget cannot be used due to COVID, but its spirit can continue through online community engagement efforts. The UX Researcher possess the knowledge and skills to engage the community through writing, and virtual communication and so can utilize travel budget still to advertise humaniki to the movement. Maximilianklein (talk) 04:52, 29 October 2020 (UTC)
This budget change request is approved, allowing the budget for Frontend Engineer and the UX Researcher roles to be expanded to $13,000 each by reducing the Data Engineering position by $4,000 and repurposing $5,000 of the $5,500 travel budget to online community engagement that the UX Researcher will complete. --Marti (WMF) (talk) 23:38, 9 December 2020 (UTC)