Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?
Yes! We hosted during January 2020 & January 2021 9 Edit-a-thons, 2 network-meetings for the German speaking community (including 1 weekend conference called FemNetz2021) and 3 online lectures. All talks and events included a range of new editors as well as experienced editors. On a longterm view we do not intend to gain new editors only, but also to keep them writing and therefore may influence given structures.
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|5 Edit-a-thons + print material
|9 Edit-a-thons, 2 network-meetings for the German speaking community (including 1 weekend conference called FemNetz2021) and 3 online lectures + print material
|2020/2021 as we all know turned out to be different as originally planned. Therefore a lot of events/Edit-a-thons had to be rescheduled or held online. But we continued working and networking.
Please find more information (in German) on our internal wikipedia page Who writes his tory?
Not all listed events were directly financially dependent on the rapid grant only. For the German-Network meetings (February 2020 & January 2021) we collaborated with Wikimedia Germany and the Edit-a-thons with Solothurner Filmtage January 2020, June 2020, January 2021) were each in collaboration with Wikimedia CH. Just to be transparent, that there was no parallel funding at any time.
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- What worked well?
The interest to host Edit-a-thons or the interest in editing Wikipedia kept going eventhough the lockdown and covid 19 was present all over the place.
- What did not work so well?
In the beginning we struggeled to change to online edit-a-thons as exactly the personal experience is valuable. But we grew with the time and learned to get more flexible. Eventhough we see online Edit-a-thons as one possibility it all comes with pros and cons as some of our elderly participants sometimes had technical problems, which isn't always easy to help from afar on the same time people who do not live in city centers tend to appreciate the opportunity of more access to online events.
- What would you do differently next time?
Maybe not so much, but in future we plan to put more effort on structural work as well as networking, as there are many gaps to cover, especially from our experience within the German Wikipedia
Grant funds spent
Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on.
- CHF 408.25 Food & Beverages
- CHF 181.30 Infrastructure (Data, Rent, Website Host)
- CHF 80.00 Print material (Postcards)
- CHF 625.00 Travel Expenses
- CHF 300.00 Professional Websupport (Backup & Infrastructure Update)
- Total amount spent: CHF 1594.75
Due to the global pandemic some Edit-a-thons and events had to be cancelled, some rescheduled and some online Edit-a-thons and Webinars occured. Who writes his_tory? reached its audience best via a Newsletter, social media and through different festivals and art institutions. Therefore we spent a part of the grant for webhosting and printed postcards, as we had to change the communication strategy during the pandemic to a more online presence and therefore spent some money on online infrastructure. Otherwise the expenses did not change much to the original rapid grant: food & beverages, travel expenses, internet costs.
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