Grants talk:APG/Proposals/2013-2014 round1/Wikimedia Sverige/Progress report form/Q2

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Notice of delay[edit]

I am sorry to say that due to Swedish holidays our financial information will unfortunately not be completed today (we still expect documentation from third parties that will effect Q2). Everything else in the report is done though, and might make for some good reading in the mean time. Jan Ainali (WMSE) (talk) 21:09, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Dear Jan : Thank you for notifying us of the delay. We will proceed with reviewing the report without the financial information in the meantime, and we will review the financial information once it is available. Please be sure to submit it before 30 August 2014. Cheers, Winifred Olliff (FDC Support Team) talk 23:44, 30 July 2014 (UTC)
We verify that this financial information has been received by the date agreed. Thank you! Winifred Olliff (FDC Support Team) talk 19:28, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Comments from FDC staff[edit]

Thank you for this detailed report, and for including tables that clearly show your measured progress against your targets for each program. These numbers are quite useful and informative for us! It is terrific to see the high number of articles you have created; we’d love to see this highlighted in the “Highlights” section of future reports. As usual, we very much enjoyed the pictures and videos you included to bring your accomplishments to life this quarter.

Congratulations on securing funds from The Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society to continue the Women on Wikipedia projects! While WMSE is not yet gaining large amounts of content or numbers of contributors through this program, the program appears tis gaining momentum and we hope to see more results in future quarters. We were interested to learn about the training you provided for staff in the area of language, gender, and power. It might be something you are interested in extending to more community members and volunteers as well, if that approach is scalable.

We enjoyed learning about your successes in the area of content donations, which continues to be a strong focus area for WMSE, with several important donations from institutions as well as funding from several partners to continue this work. Media uploaded with WMSE’s assistance through this program and through programs like the technology pool totaled 2,152 files. Your photo accreditation work is exciting! We are glad your years of work are starting to pay off in this area (content liberation), and also that you have found that giving expert support to motivated volunteers has been an effective strategy. Congratulations also on the success of the Umepedia writing competition, which produced more than 600 articles in 49 languages. We liked seeing the integration of your work in Umea with other projects, such as the Women and Wikipedia project and the Meet Wikipedia project. We look forward to seeing how WMSE’s learns from this success and adapts this approach to other contexts as applicable.

Thanks for your observations around what did work and didn’t work with the education program this quarter. It was interesting to read that the longer workshops worked better for teachers and also to learn that the popularity of IPads among that group has presented a challenge. We also found your experiment with using the Wikipedia Adventure with a group interesting, although it didn’t work out. We would encourage you to share some of these lessons by creating learning patterns, so others doing similar work might benefit!

As discussed, we are still awaiting financial details for Quarter 2, which we expect before 30 August.

Best regards from FDC staff! Winifred Olliff (FDC Support Team) talk 22:57, 26 August 2014 (UTC)