100ChicasWiki was an editathon that took place within the framework of the International Women's Day, in collaboration with Wikimedia Venezuela and with the support of the Busca Tu Espacio project (a program of the British Council). The event was part of the global campaign Art + Feminism. This year the organizations Soy Mujer, the Hispanic American Center for Women FREYA and EmpoderaRSE were added as local partners.
Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?
- 1. Recruit new editors and volunteers: we expect to attract 30 new Wikipedia editors and engage 5 new volunteers for our local chapter.
22 new editors participated in the editathon of March 9, this time around the team of volunteers worked on having additional material handled over to the participants prior to the editathon (creation of accounts, frequent doubts like notability issues, list of women without article, among others things) to avoid delays during the event.
- 2. Increase skills for existing editors: we open the invitation for participants of previous editathons.
We opened the invitation for the participants of Chicas Wiki 2017. Three persons who had participated last year, doing a small survival survey, none had edited since the last event.
- 3. Add or improve content: add & improve content about women from Venezuela, with special focus in women in arts.
Improve a total of 100 different articles during the editathon.
According to the statistics from the Dashboard, the participants made editions in 41 different articles during the dates of the event, which is significantly inferior to the expected outcome of 100 editions. To avoid deletions of articles without notability, participants were indicated to start their article in their personal workshop, so that once the article was finished a volunteer with more experience would have the decision to move the article to the main space in the Spanish Wikipedia. Doing this, we have not had complaints of unilateral deletions during or after this event.
Please report on your original project targets.
|Target outcome||Achieved outcome||Explanation|
|Number of events: 1||Number of events: 1||Result reached according to the original goal. See Learning for analysis|
|Number of participants: 30||Number of participants: 26||The result was less than the original goal. See Learning for analysis|
|Number of new editors: 20||Number of new editors: 23||The result was more than the original goal. See Learning for analysis|
|Number of of articles created or improved: 100||Number of of articles created or improved: 41||The result was less than the original goal. See Learning for analysis|
|Repeating participants: 5% -10%?||Repeating participants: 11.5%||The result was more than the original goal. See Learning for analysis|
Projects do not always go according to plan. Sharing what you learned can help you and others plan similar projects in the future. Help the movement learn from your experience by answering the following questions:
- What worked well?
- Participants were able to create accounts beforehand, meaning there was no IP block in the event site.
- Local partners (Soy Mujer, the Hispanic American Center for Women FREYA and EmpoderaRSE) boosted support on social networks and helped with the creation of new women biographies. The partners sent an email to all participants with general suggestions regarding to editing, which allowed to created better biographies.
- No new articles have been unilaterally erased as of a month after the editathon.
- The event gave the opportunity to organize Editatón Feminista on March 24, the first event that the chapter did in Maracaibo, the second largest city of Venezuela.
- Because of the Metro delay, the opportunity to organize a a follow up event in Banco del Libro in Altamira on April 7 arised.
- What did not work so well?
- Caracas Metro reported malfunctioning in the morning, causing some participants to arrive late or not be able to come. Of the 40 participants capacity for the editathon, only 26 arrived.
- There were complaints regarding the scheduled time in the morning, which was 20 minutes instead of the planned 40 minutes.
- What would you do differently next time?
- Due to the time consuming aspect of the editing workshop, we would consider doing the workshop one day prior to the editathon as such.
Grant funds spent
Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on.
|Category||Item description||Number of units||Actual cost per unit||Actual total (local currency)||Actual total (USD)*|
|Refreshments||Coffee Break for participants and event staff||2||VEF 5.975.200,00||VEF 11.950.400,00||451,341 USD|
|Transport||Pocket money for transport||1||VEF 3.000.000,00||VEF 3.000.000,00||113,303 USD|
|TOTAL 564,644 USD|
|FUNDED AMOUNT 490,00 USD|
|DIFFERENCE 74,64 USD|
* At an official exchange rate of VEF 26.477,50/USD (see Here). The funds were converted on March 7, due to Currency Exchange Control.
Do you have any remaining grant funds?
No. WMVE members provided the difference between the grant and the final amount from their own funds.
Anything else you want to share about your project?