Grants:Project/Rapid/UG GR/WikiFemHack

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Combined edithon/hackathon event that aims to increase female participation in Wikipedia and at the same time educate students on Wikimedia software.
start date7 October
end date7 October
budget (local currency)€550
budget (USD)654
grant typeGroup
contact(s)• Magioladitis
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedia Community User Group Greece
website (if applicable)

Please see the sample Editathon/Training application before drafting your application.

Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Recruit new editors
  2. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. Add or improve content
  4. Recruit new developers

Project Plan[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:

1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings?

We are planning an editathon, a hackathon and talks about Gender Gap in a single event. The event will be held with the assistance of SheSharp and Open Knowledge Greece.

2. How will you let your community know about the event? Please paste links below to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions.

WikiFemHack page on Greek Wikipedia and announcement in Village Pump.
Open labs (Press release in English)
Facebook event
Annouchment in Why Women Don't Edit Wikipedia blog
Magioladitis' personal blog
User group blog
Open Knowledge Greece Event Anouncement

We also sent emails and organisd hangouts meetings with Wiki Loves Women, WikiWomenCamp, WikiDonne. Event was also advertised in Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2017 in Warsaw, Poland.

3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event?

On our team we have three experienced editors to help lead the editathon and to support participants and three developers who will help lead the hackathon. We have organised similar events (gender gap editathon, hackathon) last year.

Magioladitis has been organising similar workshops all over Greece for the last 12 months, Geraki is a long-standing editor and event organiser, ArielGlenn will also join the team and they are very experienced programmer and WMF staff.

4. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?

Online mentors will send a welcome message to new editors after the event. They will monitor the work done by new editors during and after the event so they can answer questions and offer feedback.

5. How will you engage participants after the event(s)?

Online mentors will send a welcome message to new editors after the event. They will monitor the work done by new editors during and after the event so they can answer questions and offer feedback.

6. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?

Magioladitis has a WMF grant to organise Wikimedia workshops to help reduce the gender gap and this event will be part of this series of workshops.
We are also planing to meet with the collaborating teams and staff the morning after the event, for a post-event breakfast and talk about how the event went, ways we can improve and ideas for future events.


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

  1. Number of events: 1
  2. Number of participants: 100
  3. Number of new editors: 40
  4. Number of of articles created or improved: 20
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events): N/A


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).

We have the following:
  • OkThess, a pre-incubator in Thessaloniki, Greece is offering us the venue for our event for free. The venue will also provide Wi-fi.
  • Voxxed Days Thessaloniki is offering us two tickets to give away as prizes to our attendees.
  • Other sponsors will also provide minor prizes.
  • Magioladitis' travel expenses will be partially covered by Magioladitis' grant.
  • All staff (A. Glenn, et al.) will cover their own travel expenses.
  • Open Knowledge Foundation Greece (OKF Greece) will partially cover print materials and provide personell for the registration desk.

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.

We will need the following:
No Category Description Units Cost/unit Total Amount
1 Print materials Handouts, certificates, name tags etc. 100 €0.50 €100.00
2 Staff t-shirts T-shirts with Wikipedia logo 10 €15 €150.00
3 Posters Colourful posters for the event to distribute to the University etc. 20 €0.50 €10.00
4 Soft drinks For the event 20 bottles of 1.5lt €1.50 €30.00
5 Bottles of water For the event 20 bottles of 1.5lt €1.00 €20.00
6 Lunch, plastic cups, rolls of paper For the event 30 €2.00 €60.00
7 Post-event breakfast For the stuff and the collobarating teams 20 €6.00 €120.00
8 Travel Train/Bus tickets for 1 speaker to come to the event 2 €25.00 €50.00
9 Incidentals Expenses that are not projected in the budget but may still occur n/a €30.00 €30.00
Total cost of project


  1. For the total substract €31.91 remaining from Corfupedia grant.
  2. The t-shirts will have the user group logo and will be re-used in other events. This way we save money and we resolve an issue that occurred in previous events where the participants could not easily spot the volunteers and the mentors.
  3. Snezana Shtrkovska has been invited to give a talk and accepted. We would like to cover her train tickets.


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