Grants:TPS/OrenBochman/WikiSym

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Information

This had been a submission to the Wikimedia Participation Support process, but was withdrawn or otherwise cancelled (not denied).

User name
OrenBochman
User location (country)
Hungary
Event name
WikiSym2012
Event Website
http://www.wikisym.org/ws2012/bin/view/Main/
Event date(s)
August 27-29 in
Event location (city)
Linz
Amount requested (remember to specify currency!)
765 USD
Endorsements

Budget Breakdown[edit]

  • Travel: USD 43 (Based on EURO 35 cost for a round-trip train ticket from the Budapest to Linz)
  • Accommodation: USD 43 per night x 4 nights = USD 172
  • Registration: USD 550 is the registration fee.

Proposed Participation[edit]

  1. I am an active Wikimedian (11,000 edits in the last year), Volunteer Mediawiki Developer and Information Scientist and Mathematician. I have written a paper reporting new models created while attempting to reverse Wikipedia's editor loss. The submission was accepted at this conference, where I will be able to participate in the demo sessions about game theoretic modeling of editor loss and consensus.

Goal and Expected Impact[edit]

As a result of my talk, other researchers will become aware of this new approach to modeling of behaviour and its application in other areas. I hope in particular to explain:

  • Operational failures at CSD, AFD, NPP, RCP and the Adopt-A-User
  • Discuss how incentives may be adjusted to reduce these failure.
  • explain how the gender gap is exacerbated by Wikipedia's promotion process.

The expected impact should be in the form of future collaboration with researchers looking to find solution in this area. Though ultimately one hopes that these may be used to resolve/reduce editor loss and the gender gap.

OrenBochman (talk) 22:41, 23 July 2012 (UTC)