Grants:Project/Rapid/Wikipedia Day LA, 2019

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Wikipedia Day LA 2019
Wikipedia Day LA, a celebration of Wikipedia's 18th Anniversary at the Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.
targetEnglish Wikipedia
start dateDecember 3
start year2018
end dateMarch 31
end year2019
budget (USD)$1250.00
grant typegroup
contact(s)• juliefarmanllc@gmail.com• stacey.allan@gmail.com
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedians of Los Angeles
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WP Day LA has been rescheduled for February 24, 2019

Project Goal[edit]

  • Activate and grow the Los Angeles User Group.
  • Educate new and veteran editors on WP initiatives and issues.
  • Build local awareness of Wikimedia activities within the region.
  • Socialize with community members and build offline relationships.

Project Plan[edit]

Activities[edit]

As in previous years, we'll be planning a full day of thematic programming with lightning talks, panel discussions, and Talk Page Theater! For real. We will select our theme and begin inviting speakers in early December.

Impact[edit]

  1. Number of total participants: 50
  2. New editors recruited
  3. A monthly/bi-monthly event calendar for LA Wikipedians is developed.

Resources[edit]

  • Ace Hotel: rental space, staff support, soft beverages for 50, PR support, parking, gratuity: $3800.00
  • Additional parking for volunteers/speakers/panelists: $300.00
  • Snacks for attendees, purchased through the Ace Hotel, lunch for speakers/volunteers $300.
  • Materials such as posterboards, handouts, name badges, sharpies, copying, etc. $100
  • A cake/cupcakes to celebrate Wikipedia's birthday! $300.
  • Miscellaneous expenses and volunteer reimbursement: $250..
  • Total budget: $5100.00, less In-kind donation from the Ace Hotel: $3800., Funds requested: $1250.00 (Please see discussion page.)