Grants:Project/Rapid/2 Laptops for innovative products Edit-a-thon

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statusNot funded
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Research and write on new green innovation globally; product, process and technology
start date15 May
end date30 May
budget (USD)please add the amount you are requesting (USD)
grant typea group
non-profit statusNo, non profit

Please see the sample Equipment application before drafting your application.

Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed. You can add details to each goal. For example, if you want to add content on a specific subject.

  1. Add or improve content
  2. Recruit new editors
  3. Engage existing editors

Project Plan[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:
1. What content gaps will you be filling with the equipment?

Cover green innovation globally,offer Wikipedia English a comprehensive list of small productive technology, changes in design to meet current climate challenges and how they are affecting traditional production and manufacturing process 2. What activities will you organize in the next 6 months to create content and use it on Wikimedia projects?

We would, with the new Laptops gather information, reach out to communities, find out more on utilities, effectiveness and necessity; monitoring smart and green technology and offer a brief "how to make " procedure for science class project for students. 3. How will the equipment be shared/tracked/cared for by members of your community?

I am an old Editor, and will keep one of the Laptops to help me curate contents. Ugo -- an potentially new editor-- would keep and use the other one. 4. How long will the equipment be used, and by whom?

Through the duration of this project, and for subsequent Wikipedia driven projects.

The 2 laptops would be for each of Us, I would manage one, Ugo would manage another. But the laptops would be volunteered out to help invited or visiting interests, and people take part in the project when they lack laptops. 5. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?

We also hope to encourage a few to join our team during and after the duration and improve wikki articles.


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets and feel free to add more:

  1. Number of photos uploaded
  2. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects
  3. Number of project covered
  4. Number of articles created/improved


What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

Access to a workspace, electricity and free WiFi. The project is a joint endeavor between Ugo and I ( kpodosky ) to curate contents on innovation around green futures. Both will manage and control each of their laptops, as it would be assigned individually. Ugo would manage the collection of information from Middle East, North Africa and Central Africa. While I would cover Southern and Western Africa , and South America. What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.


Laptops = $847


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