Grants:Project/Rapid/Wikimedia UG Nigeria/ African Wikimedian Developers
Please see the sample Editathon/Training application before drafting your application.
Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.
- Recruit new volunteer developers from the continent.
- Create a community of developers on the African continent.
- Participate in solving technical problems from the larger community.
- Increase the awareness of volunteer developer opportunities in Africa.
- Ensure participation from Africa in tech related community events such as Wikimedia Hackathon.
- Promote participation in continental and international programs that will benefit the community (GSoC, Outreachy, etc.).
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 will be hosting or conducting a 2 days training in Nigeria in collaboration with the Africa Wikimedia Developers (AWMD) Team, to create awareness about the technical or development aspect of the Wikimedia Movement and to build the capacity of participants in areas that they may be lagging yet important to becoming a volunteer developer in the movement.
We hope to achieve this via:
- Awareness creation;
- Training and capacity building;
- Ensuring a continuous communication to enforce a going concern.
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.
- An email will be sent out to the African Mailing List;
- A message will be shared on our WikimediaNG Facebook and WIkimediaNG Twitter pages;
- An email will be sent to the Wikimedia Nigeria mailing list.
3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event?
We currently have the AWMD Team with experience with this project to lead the event. Also we have experience editors from our community who will support the project.
4. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?
Yes, invited participants are experienced developers from Nigeria.
5. How will you engage participants after the event(s)?
We will ensure sustainability of this project through the initiation or creation of developer communities in Nigeria. There will also be constant engagement through the mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org and through the leaders of the communities created.
6. 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:
- Have at least 30 people attend the event.
- Recruit a minimum of 20 volunteers.
- Maintain a minimum of 5 active developers at the end of the pilot phase.
- If 1/2 of the total number of communities in Africa know about us.
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).
Will be coordinating the Nigerian community.
AWMD Team Members & Trainers
- Felix Nartey - Will be responsible for all project management issues, community engagement and will deliver aspect of the training focused on volunteer burnout and significance of the project.
- Alangi Derick - Will be responsible for training and providing technical support to the team and volunteers.
- Quim Gil
- Srishti Sethi
What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.
|ITEM||QUANTITY||UNIT PRICE NGN||TOTAL BUDGET NGN||TOTAL BUDGET USD||COMMENTS|
|Ghana||1||400||Return air ticket of team member and presenter.|
|Cameroon||1||800||Return air ticket of team member and presenter.|
|Accommodation||3||20000||60000||197||Shared accommodation for trainers for 3 nights|
|Feeding||8||120||Feeding expenses of trainers for 4 days ($15 *4 days * 2 trainers)|
|T-shirts||35||3000||105000||344.26||Needed as a marketing tool for the event during and after|
|Event Venue||2||50000||100000||327.87||Hiring of training facility for two days|
|Food||70||3500||245000||803.27||Feeding for an average of 35 participants per day for two days ( 2x35=70) .|
|Internet||1||40000||40000||131||The program will require internet usage, we plan to buy at least 40G for the two days.|
|Local Transport||3||15000||45000||147.54||To cover chattered local transport for 3 days that will convey local organizers (2) and the foreign trainers (2)to and from training centre|
|Phone calls||1||2000||2000||65.57||Cost of phone calls for the execution of the project|
|Total||3,336.51||Total amount including both Travel and Event Logistics|
|Amount to be funded||1939.51||Without the travel budget (Amount expected to be funded under Rapid Grant)|
|Travel budget||1,397||(Will be funded partly by the developer relations team)|
NB: The amount requested to be funded under the rapid grant is 1,939.51 USD, specifically to cover event logistics. The amount of 1,397 USD as stated for the travel logistics will be covered by the developers relations team at the WMF.
Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!
- Support A strategic shift in growing developers on the African continent. The narrative is being changed through this project as a community of developers now exist on the continent. Flixtey (talk) 22:53, 17 January 2018 (UTC)
- Support As a way of fulfilling the Wikimedia mission, Wikipedia is backed by a strong foundation of software engineering on MediaWiki and supporting extensions to make Wikipedia work. Contributions from this part of the continent on the backbone of Wikipedia and its sister projects will be very useful hence fulfilling the Wikimedia mission. --Alangi Derick (talk) 14:54, 18 January 2018 (UTC)
- amazing! Mahveotm (talk) 02:07, 12 February 2018 (UTC)