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Grace Hopper Celebration India
summaryFurther expand my horizon in tech and beyond
event locationBengaluru, India
event websitegracehopper.org.in
event date(s)December 2 - December 4, 2015
amount requested13,000 INR (approx 200 USD)
home countryIndia
submitted on08:12, 15 October 2015 (UTC)

Proposed participation[edit]

I am Ankita Shukla, an OPW alum. I have been involved with the Mediawiki community since September 2014. I worked on Collaborative Spelling Dictionary and my mentor was Kartik. After completing my OPW project, I continue to be a FOSS user. I am a passionate developer and highly enthusiastic about technical advancements. In order to further expand my horizon in tech and beyond, I am willing to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration India in December (Dec 2 - Dec 4, 2015).

Goal and expected impact[edit]

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (India) is India's Largest Gathering of Women Technologists. It is produced by the Anita Borg Institute and presented in partnership with ACM India. A lot of people, including a significant number of females and students attend this conference. I am looking forward to utilizing this opportunity to evangelize about open source and my enriching experience with MediaWiki, and thus get some newbie developers to contribute to MediaWiki.

Budget breakdown[edit]

  • Travel (Round trip bus cab fare from Roorkee to Delhi) : INR 1500 6000
    • Changed bus to cab since bus is not available at any apt time. I looked up for some trains too, but the timings when the train reaches Delhi are not safe for females to travel alone in Delhi, India
  • Travel (Round trip economy class airfare from Delhi to Bengaluru): INR 10,000 12,283
    • Updated as per the current price for a round trip
  • Transport (Round trip taxi commutes from Delhi railway station to airport, Bengaluru airport to venue) : INR 1500
  • TOTAL = INR 19,783 (if any amount remains unused, I will wholeheartedly return it)

Other instructions[edit]

I have won the student scholarship for the event. However since it is not sufficient to cover all my expenses with it, therefore, I'll need some financial aid for the travel expenses. I am ready to present all my bills, if required. I'd appreciate if I can get the amount in advance as I need to get the flight tickets booked.


  • Support Support Ankita has achieved partial funding, and it would be great if we could help her completing her travel budget and participating in this event.--Qgil-WMF (talk) 14:25, 16 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support seems like a reasonable request. Theo10011 (talk) 17:39, 20 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support I endorse Ankita's application as she has contributed in several ways to the Wikimedia movement. Her presence at Grace Hopper Celebration India will truly help the movement. Sankoswal (talk) 12:00, 2 November 2015 (UTC)