Grants talk:Conference/Wikimedia Portugal/Wikidata Days 2020

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Detailed budget table[edit]

Hi DarwIn, Please provide a detailed breakdown of project expenses. You can review other proposals to see examples for the required budget table. Best CAlmog (WMF) (talk) 18:35, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

Hi CAlmog (WMF), thanks for the heads up. We will provide that very shortly.--- Darwin Ahoy! 18:39, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

WMF comments[edit]

Dear Miguelmcorreia,DarwIn and CatarinaMReis.

Thank you for submitting this proposal! We are happy to explore the opportunity to support Wikidata Days 2020 at Campus at Carcavelos.

This event has multiple strong partners coming together to organize it, and we are excited to see how you will bring together your separate networks of people, resources and expertise to make the event impactful.

I reviewed your proposal, and have some follow up questions.

Goals and objectives

  • Over the course of your report, you mention a variety of goals at various scales, with a diverse spectrum of partners/participants. If you were to try to narrow down your vision for this event to the three most important outcomes you hope it will achieve, what would they be?
  • The proposal is very focused on skills and capacity building. As this is indeed a great cause with a great potential impact, it also requires very clear and well defined metrics. Can you please share what will success look like? What are your metrics and objectives?

Outreach and Partnerships

  • In your proposal, you shared that you are ultimately envisioning a revitalized Wikimedia community in your region, with an emphasis on open data sharing through Wikidata. This is a great goal, and also an ambitious one! What kind of support do you see in place already, or might you create through this event, to sustain the ideas and connections that will be created at this event, in order to maintain the momentum and move you toward an active, productive and cooperative community? Are you planning on having (or already have) cross- communities partnerships with GLAM, Academy or other institutions? Do you currently partner with other regional chapters or UG, on existing Wikimedia projects?

Scholarships and Participation

  • I really appreciate the mindset considering new and intermediate editors. Can you please share how will you address the ‘welcoming newcomers’ goal when targeting the conference audience?
  • Do you intend to reach out to mainly local OpenStreetMap, Mapillary, Here volunteers, or do you have any plans on how to engage with regional non -wikimedian volunteers as well?
  • You stated that proposals for projects/communication to be included in this event will be evaluated by a designated Scientific Committee. Can you say more about the composition of this committee and the criteria you will use for selection?

We will definitely be happy to support and provide any guidance needed through the scholarship selection process. However, we can not at the moment commit to fully review scholarship proposals. Please keep that in mind when evaluating the necessary resources. Furthermore, I am not very clear on what do you mean by ‘other eventual sponsors’ to evaluate scholarships, but I do want to emphasize that the scholarship committee should consist of mainly Wikimedia movement members, with a wikimedia context and experience.

  • How will you address the gender gap risk when selecting scholarship recipients? Are you planning to allocate some scholarships to female participants?
  • The same question goes to emerging and underrepresented communities.


  • I’m not clear regarding the Hotel. Will in be in Lisbon? Or near the Campus?
  • Can you please confirm you are interested in offering 5 local + 17 international scholarships?

Thank you for the work you have done on this grant proposal. We are excited to see your motivation and initiative to encourage growth within the community. Best CAlmog (WMF) (talk) 12:48, 20 September 2019 (UTC)