Grants:TPS/Dhanalakshmi .K. T/4CCON

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summaryGiving a talk on Wiki Women Mangaluru -bridging gender gap in Kannada & Tulu Wikipedias
event locationChennai, India
event date(s)Jan 27-28, 2017
amount requested17,250 INR (about 260 USD)
home countryIndia
submitted on10:37, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Proposed participation[edit]

I am an active Wikimedian editing Kannada and Tulu Wikipedias. I was an active participant of the Wikipedia editathons conducted at our college, St Agnes College, Mangaluru, which is a women's college. These editathons were organised to address the gender gap in Kannada Wikipedia. Later on I took initiative to create Wikiwomen Mangaluru and organised meetups and editathons. I would like to give a talk on my experiences in doing these. Abstract of my talk is here.

Goal and expected impact[edit]

The conference will be attended by the people who are active in the area of open source, open knowledge and community activities. By interacting with these people I will gain a lot by listening to their experiences. This will help me in improving my further activities in this area. Participants will also benefit by listening to my talk.

Budget breakdown[edit]

Total funding needed is INR 17250.

Beakup of the amounts in INR

  • Event registration - 500
  • Travel - 4,000
  • Accommodation - 10,500
  • Local travel - 1,050
  • Food - 1,200

Total = INR 17,250 (USD 253)

Other instructions[edit]

Due to vacations I was in a remote village without connectivity and hence could not make this request much earlier. I don't need any assistance in booking the tickets. I may be able to manage to spend now and claim it later if the funding is guaranteed and reimbursements is assured.


  • This request is definitely worthy of approval. Dhanalakshmi has shown enthusiasm and leadership during her Wiki journey by organising Meet-up and participation in WCI and other events. Lahariyaniyathi (talk) 10:01, 13 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Dhanalakshmi .K. T is a wonderful editor and I also feel her participation may add a lot of value.
    A request I put on every TPS I support, please share your experience and knowledge with community members in form of report, blog posts etc. Regards and all the best. -- Tito Dutta (talk) 10:05, 13 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Dhanalakshmi is a very enthusiastic Wikipedian working towards bridging the gender gap in Kannada and Tulu Wikipedias. She has taken initiative to develop a team of women Wikipedians at Mangaluru. She has participated in TTT at CIS Bengaluru and WCI2016 at Chandigarh. I strongly recommend WMF to support her so that she can benefit by interacting with like minded people.--Pavanaja (talk) 12:30, 16 January 2017 (UTC)
  • I support Grants:TPS/Dhanalakshmi.K.T to attend the conference. She is a active Women Wikipedians at Managaluru.--Vishwanatha Badikana (talk) 16:36, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Yes, she deserves for patronizing,it would encourage this young wikipedian. -BHARATHESHA ALASANDEMAJALU (talk) 18:06, 17 January 2017 (UTC).
  • I support Grants:TPS/Dhanalakshmi.K.T to attend the conference. She is a active Women in kannada Wikipedians at mangalore-Lokesha kunchadka (talk) 03:12, 18 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Yes, I support Dhanalakshmi K.T to attend the conference and present a paper. she deserves for patronizing,it would encourage this young wikipedian. -Kishorekumarrai (talk) 05:24, 18 January 2017 (UTC)