Grants:Project/Rapid/Jamie Tubers/Ilorin Wikimedia Hub Meetup + Wikipedia and Wikidata Workshop/Report
Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?
- Yes, we met all of our goals and we surpassed in some aspects.
Please report on your original project targets.
|Target outcome||Achieved outcome||Explanation|
|Number of participants: atleast 20||exactly 20 people attended the workshop.|
|Number of new editors: atleast 7||we recorded 11 new editors|
|Number of articles created/improved on Wikipedia/Wikidata: atleast 10 articles.||13 articles were either created or edited during the workshop.|
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?
- Editor retention: It's amazing, atleast 8 of the 11 new editors are still actively editing Wikipedia till today (more than a month after). An editor retention of over 70%, is a far cry from what we could ever imagine!
- Our communication platform WhatsApp got more active, with people ready to share their challenges on Wikipedia and also keen to inspire others.
- Meeting and surpassing our targets for the workshop.
- What did not work so well?
- We over-estimated attendance. Although, we anticipated 20 participants, we employed a registration process (through Typeform) which mandated that, only participants who are 100% sure that they'd attend should sign-up. A total of 36 people signed up. To be on the safe side, we ordered food and refreshments for only 30 people. It eventually turned out that almost half of those who signed up didn't show up.
- IP Block was a headache; both during the workshop (despite me having account creator rights), and after the workshop. This was discouraging to many attendees who really wanted to start and continue contributing.
- Unfortunately, WUGN leader was unable to make it to the meetup.
- What would you do differently next time?
- We'd try to be conservative with figures we work with while planning, regardless of the number of people who sign up to attend (hoping that we won't end up "under-planning")
Anything else you want to share about your project?
- See our event page here: here.
Grant funds spent
|S/N||Item||Quantity||Unit Cost (NGN)||Total cost (NGN)||Notes|
|1||Venue rent||1||10,000||10,000||A heavily subsidized fee, given by venue owners who also now allow us to use their address for any formalities.|
|2||Food and refreshments||30||3,500||105,000||We ordered surplus food, due to the number of confirmed participants; however, people who did very well at the conference (for example: created articles) were given extra food, when it became clear more people won't be joining the event.|
|3||Vouchers||2||500||1,000||2 participants won vouchers for being the first to create solid articles.|
|7||Miscellany||-||-||4,290||calls, logistics, taxis, bank charges, etc...|
|-||TOTAL EXPENDITURE||-||-||155,290||$508.8 (using $1/₦305.2 Central Bank rate)|
Do you have any remaining grant funds?
Yes, ₦24,710 ($80.96)
We can add the remaining funds, to the other projects we'll be having in Ilorin.