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summaryDoing a TEDx talk about my journey into Wikipedia and having an editathon.
event locationPort Elizabeth, South Africa
event date(s)1 and 2 July 2016
amount requestedUSD 230
home countryJohannesburg, South Africa
submitted on20:23, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

Proposed participation[edit]

I have been invited to speak at a TEDx talk in Port Elizabeth about my journey on Wikipedia, how I got involved? What are some of the things I've learned along the way. I'll also highlight on the projects we are running in the WM ZA chapter paying a special attention to our Wiki-towns project Joburgpedia.

Goal and expected impact[edit]

Most Wikimedia activities in South Africa are taking place in Johannesburg and Cape town. The goal here is to spark an interest and activate a Wikimedia Community in Port Elizabeth. Hence the following day on 2 July 2016 after my talk, I will be running an editathon that I organised with a fellow Wikimedian from Port Elizabeth which I'll be periodically monitoring.

Budget breakdown[edit]

  • Travel (round trip airfare from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth): USD 157
  • Gautrain from Johannesburg to the O.R Tambo Airport: USD 13
  • Incidental costs: USD 50

Other instructions[edit]

If possible I would like to have an advance disbursement. Or you guys can book the flight for me, it's still fine.