Grants:Project/Rapid/MurielMary/Aotearoa New Zealand Wikipedia 20 Event
- What kind of event(s) or activities are you planning to hold for your Wikipedia 20 event? Please let us know if these events include a meetup, edit-a-thons, workshops, photowalks, contests, or any kind of campaign.
- An in-person weekend conference in Hokitika, 20-21 March 2021 to:
- Share editing experience and tools
- Provide training for new editors
- Discuss strategic vision of the Wikimedia User Group of New Zealand and progress our work towards the 2030 Wikimedia Strategy
- Increase the profile of the Wikimedia Movement in New Zealand
- Increase the diversity of the editing community into under-represented demographics e.g. rural residents, non-Pakeha people, women
- Create content to fill knowledge gaps e.g. locations on the West Coast, or local flora and fauna that are under-represented
- Commemorate and celebrate the 20th anniversary of Wikipedia: give a presentation on the origins and development of the Wikimedia movement, and some of the highlights of Wikipedia activities in Aotearoa New Zealand e.g. getting macrons into New Zealand language articles.
- An in-person weekend conference in Hokitika, 20-21 March 2021 to:
- If participants will be contributing to Wikimedia projects (such as in an edit-a-thon), do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event?
- If participants will be contributing to Wikimedia projects (such as in an edit-a-thon), do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?
- Yes. Less experienced participants will be provided with training prior to the sessions on creating and uploading content for Wikipedia, Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons. Equipment needed will be minimal e.g. a regular mobile phone. The Westland District Library is supplying Chromebook computers for the event it is hosting.
- How will you promote and let participants know about your Wikipedia 20 event? Please describe or link to the spaces you will be using to inform your community about your activities. Please note there are resources available to support your communications for Wikipedia 20 events.
- In November 2020 we ran an online survey to gather information from prospective participants about possible content, timing, location and cost of the event and our proposed goals. 25 people completed the survey and we have used this feedback to develop the conference plans. We will promote the event on the User Group Facebook page, with the User Group Twitter account, on the WikiProject NZ noticeboard, and through mailing lists of previous participants at editathons or meetups. We will also issue a press release for local and national newspapers, and invite local and national media to cover the event.
- How will you keep participants engaged after the event is over? How will you be sharing photos, videos, or other content from your activities after they are completed?
- Photos, videos, or other content from our event will be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons and shared on our social media platforms. During the event participants will be encouraged to join at least one of the User Group communication channels (Facebook, Twitter or mailing list). Following the West Coast Wikipedian at Large residency there have been sporadic meetups of new editors in this region, and these will become regular with the launch of the West Coast task force. This event will support these new editors by providing encouragement and additional training.
- Are you running any in-person events or activities? If so, you will need to complete the steps outlined on the Risk Assessment protocol related to COVID-19. When you have completed these steps, please provide a link to your completed copy of the risk assessment tool below:
- Yes, we are running in-person events both indoor and outdoor, and have completed a Risk Assessment. New Zealand's most recent case reported due to community transmission was on 18 November 2020,, so there are currently no restrictions on gatherings and events, although participants are all encouraged to check in with the national COVID-tracing app to enable contact tracing.
- Please confirm below that you have listed your event on the WP20 page on Meta-wiki.
- Yes, listed here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_20/Events/New_Zealand
- Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?
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 specific to your project:
- Number of total participants: 20
- Number of new participants: 8
- Number of people who will help organize the event: 4
- Number of articles created or improved (if applicable): 20
- Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons (if applicable): 40
- Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects (if applicable): 10
If you are organizing a meetup or event without any contributions to celebrate Wikipedia 20, we request that you ask participants to complete a brief survey to understand their experience and impact of your event. This survey will not request any personally identifying information. Will you be able to collect this information either during or after your event? (If you are not doing this kind of event, please write N/A or leave the section below blank)
- Not sure what this question means - does "contributions" here mean "funds"? or "activities"? In any case, though, we will survey participants to gather feedback on their experience of the event, and include this data in the report on the impact of the event.
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).
- There is a group of 4 editors working on organising the event: MurielMary, Einebillion, Giantflightlessbirds and Noracrentiss. Development West Coast is supporting the event by providing a venue for free and advising on catering and accommodation providers. Westland District Library has also offered a conference room at their venue if there is a need for two venues at any point e.g. if there are two sessions running simultaneously. InternetNZ is willing to consider an application for funding support on a top-up basis.
What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.
- Total request is for USD$1972/NZ$2776, to be utilised as follows:
- Funds for catering: total for 20 people NZ$1890
- Friday night dinner from Pipi’s Pizza
- Morning teas on Saturday and Sunday from Woodstock Kitchen (delivered to venue)
- Saturday night dinner at Gatherer Wholefoods
- Saturday and Sunday lunches from Woodstock Kitchen (delivered to venue)
- Funds for celebration 20th birthday cake with the Wikipedia globe on top: Greymouth's Blanchfield’s Bakery = NZ$86
- NZ$800 to subsidise accommodation and/or travel for any out-of-region participants who would otherwise be unable to attend. The West Coast is a socioeconomically underprivileged area and also relatively remote, so there are barriers to people attending a physical meetup there, but it is also now an active centre of new Wikimedia projects and editor recruitment; any funding that can help new local editors attend and let them meet and learn from more experienced Wikimedians will encourage participation and retention in the area.
Endorsements are not needed for events related to Wikipedia 20. Community members are welcome to provide feedback or questions on the talk page.
- Information about confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand Accessed 08 December 2020