Grants:TPS/AbhiSuryawanshi/Harvard India Conference and Wiki Workshop

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statusnot funded
Harvard India Conference and Wiki Workshop
summaryParticipation in conference followed by Indic Language Wiki Workshop.
event locationBoston,USA
event date(s)7th and 8th March 2015
amount requested1125$
home countryPune,India
submitted on19:46, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Proposed participation[edit]

I am active Wiki-ctonrubutor and outreach coordinator. This conference is one of the biggest Indian conference in USA. We are planning to conduct Wikipedia workshop for Indic Languages in Harvard Business School (HBS SABA - South Asian Business Association) agreed to offer all on-ground help and support for same.

Goal and expected impact[edit]

Contribution to Wikimedia Foundation Mission[edit]

Increase participation
The India Conference at Harvard is one of the largest India conferences in the US. It is hosted at the Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School by the graduate students of Harvard University.
This crowd of Indian community scientists, writers, academics, students, and online activists are an ideal pool of candidates both for potential editors and spreading the message of the importance of wiki participation by their colleagues and respective organization's volunteers.
Personally I am using Wikipedia to enhance learning by adding related topics content and it is helping me alot.
I will encourage students to follow same.
Improve quality
During Indic Language Wikipedia Workshop, local Language Wikipedia Projects can be improved.
Participants can give feedback to proposed Indic Language Wiki Workshops which will improve overall proposal.
Increase reach
In addition to possible editor recruitment, the organization and community leaders present have enormous influence over how tools like Wikipedia are both used and promoted by organization and community projects.
Indic Language Wiki Projects increased reach.

Anticipated outcome[edit]

This is hypothesis based (anticipated) outcome:

  • Increased participation by Harvard Scholars in Wiki Project.
  • Volunteer recruitment for proposed Indic Language Wiki Workshops
  • Possible Bridge between Harvard and Wikipedia Education Program
  • Increased visibility and usage of WMF projects by Indian students in Harvard and Boston area.
  • Improvement of Indic WikiProjects.
  • Wikipedia Club at Harvard Business School

Budget breakdown[edit]

  1. Travel (round trip airfare from Pune to Boston): USD 995
  2. Meals : USD 20 x 4 days = USD 80
  3. Misc : USD 50
  4. Conference Registration : USD 90
  5. Accommodation: USD 100 per night x 4 nights = USD 400
  6. Visa : USD 150
  7. Workshop Seminar Hall : ~1000$
  • Total Budget : USD 2465
  • Request Amount : USD 1125

Other instructions[edit]