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This submission to the Wikimedia Foundation Grants Program was funded in the fiscal year 2012-13. This is a grant to a group.

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Legal name of organization or individual requesting this grant
Grant contact name
Michel Castelo Branco
Grant contact username or email
wikimediabrasil at wikimedia dot org
Grant contact title (position)
Project lead name
Michel Castelo Branco
Project lead username or email
michelcastelobranco at gmail dot com
Project lead title (position), if any
Full project name
WikiBrasil 2012
Amount requested in USD
Provisional target start date
Oct 2012
Provisional completion date
Nov 2012

Budget breakdown[edit]

Cost per unit
Units Total cost
Total cost
Travel tickets 11 4,828 2371
Brasília 576
2,122 1042
Curitiba 374 2 749 368
Natal 617[2] 1 617 303
Recife 767 1 767 377
Rio de Janeiro 191 3 573 281
Venue 3,600 1768
Venue 3,600 1 3,600 1768
Accomodation 360 177
Hotel/Hostel at downtown - 2 nights 120 3 360 177
Transportation 450 221
Metro cards 18 25 450 221
Catering 1,500 737
Lunch 60 25 1500 737
Accessories 3,000 1473
Rental of 5 TV + 5 Notebooks 2,850 1 2,850 1399
Printed material 150 1 150 74
Reserves (15% of the total) 2,079 1021
TOTAL 15,817 7766
  1. 1 BRL = 0.491 USD
  2. 594,60 plain ticket + 22,50 bus ticket

Project goal[edit]

WikiBrasil 2012 is the first national meeting of the Brazilian community, planned to be held in São Paulo in October 2012, with the participation of volunteers from seven different cities. With this project, we want to promote WMF projects and to get more experienced in organizing such events, preparing ourselves for organizing regional meetings in the major cities in Brazil in the next six months. Also, we plan to define collaboratively the main projects to be done by Wikimedia Brasil with the participation of the community in general. The attendants will present the past and the present of Wikimedia Brasil Movement, and they'll have the opportunity to define our future actions, during creative sessions (unconferences, working groups, panels and general discussions).


Time Friday, October 12 Saturday, October 13 Sunday, October 14
08:00 – 09:00 Welcome coffee
09:00 - 10:00 Opening Future activities
Unconference: GLAM, Wiki Loves Monument, Communication, Law (copyright, law project on Internet), etc.
Working Plan
Synthesis of the plans for the next months
10:00 - 12:00 Lighting talks
Past & present activities
Presenting results of the working plan and defining schedules, working groups, resources needed
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:30 Present activities
Unconference: Brazil Program, Education Program, Languages (Nheengatu, Esperanto, Arabic), Events (Campus Party, Wikimania, Iberoconf), etc.
Small groups will propose action plans for each topic
15:30 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 18:00 Wikimedia Brasil
Unconference: Next steps, legal requirements, General Assembly, ideas for the internal procedures, etc.
Presenting results of the workshops
Night Happy Hour/ Meetups / Free time

Project scope and list of activities[edit]

Funding for this project will pay for travel, accommodation and transportation expenses of the attendees of WikiBrasil 2012, as well as the venue location, catering and equipments to be used during the conference.

Non-financial requirements[edit]


Fit to strategy[edit]

The project align with WMF Strategic Plan to increase participation and reach in countries of the so-called Global South and to improve quality in projects that we are more involved in. In order to achieve this, we intent to organize a national meeting to be held in São Paulo, during which the attendants will be able to define the next steps of the whole movement, including the Wikimedia Brasil chapter activities.

Other benefits[edit]

We expect to present us as a potential partner to run the Brazil Program.

Measures of success[edit]

We will consider this project a success if we get:

  • 25 ideas for activities to be done in the next 6 months;
  • a good general feedback from the attendees.

Team members[edit]

  1. CasteloBrancomsg 21:15, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
  2. Solstag (talk) 21:17, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
  3. Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton m 21:43, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
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