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Вики-конференция 2017
summaryPresenting about development of Buryat Wikipedia, learning the ways to host and fund local awareness events and requesting technical support,
event locationMoscow, Russia
event date(s)October 14—15, 2017
amount requestedUSD 700
home countryRussia
submitted on04:21, 7 September 2017 (UTC)

Proposed participation[edit]

I am a sysop at Buryat Wikipedia and so far one of the only few consistently active participants. I am drafting a submission for a report on the past and future development of Buryat Wikipedia with the aim to summon technical and material support to Buryat Wikipedia. In particular, I am interested in participating in several workshops on the use of Wikidata, on the Wikimedia grant programs and on automatic article creation.

Most importantly, I plan to discuss and prepare the necessary documents for registering a User Group for Wikimedians in minority languages of Russia with User:Frhdkazan and User:Рөстәм Нурыев.

Goal and expected impact[edit]

As a result of my participation, I want to increase participation in Buryat Wikipedia and to increase the quantity and quality of articles on it by finding ways to solving some technical problems that have plagued it for a long time. In particular, I am going to discuss the status of development of the Translator into Buryat language and the possibility of incorporating this into the content translation tool with people from Yandex.Translate. Furthermore, I am going to make contacts with other participants from sister projects (with the majority of whom I am acquainted only online) and to request their continious support in developing Buryat Wikipedia. I view application for a User Group for Wikimedians in minority languages of Russia an important outcome of my participation there.

Budget breakdown[edit]

  • Airfare (round trip from Ulan-Ude (UUD) to Moscow (DME)): USD 550
  • Accommodation: USD 75 per night x 2 nights = USD 150

Other instructions[edit]

Although this is a Wikimedia event, the number of scholarships awarded through Wikimedia RU is very limited due to the foreign agent laws. I would be happy if someone booked my flight and hotel for me. Otherwise, I would like to request an advance disbursement, however I might need an additional USD 91 for covering the income tax (13%).