Grants talk:IdeaLab/QR Codes

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Comments from I JethroBT (WMF)[edit]

Hi Michaeljoslyn, I'm Chris Schilling, a communinity organizer at the Wikimedia Foundation who is involved with supporting this campaign. Thanks for your idea to place QR codes at local places of interest in the Philippines. I had a few questions/comments about the idea, and wanted to see where I might be able to help you:

  • You will want to look into some past projects that have used QR codes, especially QRpedia, a project maintained by Wikimedia UK. If you'd like, I can help you reach out to them to get the support you need.
  • It's neat that the idea is tied into this 81 Challenge trend you described. That might make for good messaging around this specific project.
  • I think to start, it would be useful to decide on a small number of places (say, 3-5 places of interest) you'd like to implement these QR codes at. Ideally, these are places for which Wikipedia articles in English / Tagalog already exist, but we can also consider places without articles if we can find editors who might be interested in supporting this idea. What are a few places, either local or within travelling distance, that you think would benefit from most QR codes? Where are people most likely to use them?

Let me know if you have any questions. You can reply here, or you can in touch with me over e-mail at Thanks, and looking forward to helping you develop this idea further. I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 19:01, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

Next steps to develop your idea[edit]

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Thanks for submitting your idea, QR Codes, for the New Readers Inspire Campaign. In order to help develop your idea further, we want to ask you to respond to the following questions here on the discussion page. Please refer to this document, which contains examples and resources to help you answer these questions:

1. Describe one or two versions of this idea that are smaller than your initial one.
2. List three assumptions about your project and why you think those assumptions are true (see the document for some examples).
3. List three skills or resources you don’t have, that you need for this project to succeed.
4. How can you determine if your project is successful?

Please contact me on my talk page if you have any questions. I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 21:58, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

Rapid Grant applications due March 15th[edit]

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Thanks for starting your idea with the New Readers Inspire Campaign. I'm Chris Schilling (User:I JethroBT (WMF)), a community organizer supporting the campaign.

If you think you may need funding for your idea, Rapid Grants are available for ideas submitted during this campaign. Grant applications for ideas related to new readers are due by March 15th, 2018 (23:59 GMT). You can convert your idea into a Rapid Grant proposal by clicking on the Expand into a Rapid Grant button at the bottom of your idea page. Please review the guidelines and criteria before starting your grant application. If you need help completing your grant application, please contact me at cschilling(_AT_)

While applications for Rapid Grants can normally be submitted at any time, we have implemented a deadline for ideas on this specific topic. The reason for this deadline is because we plan to develop specific criteria later in 2018 for grant applications related to new readers and awareness-building activities. The applicants and project plans we receive from you in the coming weeks will help us define these guidelines and set expectations for future work in inviting people to use Wikimedia projects generally.

Also, if you do not need funding but would like to discuss other questions or needs for your idea (such as on-wiki volunteers or advising), please feel free to contact me on my talk page or at cschilling(_AT_), and we can discuss your needs over e-mail or schedule a time to have a conversation about your needs over Skype / Hangouts / IRC. Thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) 15:47, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

Inspire Campaign Rapid Grant applications due today[edit]

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This is a final reminder that the deadline for Rapid Grant applications for ideas submitted for the New Readers Inspire Campaign are due today (March 15th 2018) by 23:59 GMT. IF you think you need funding for you idea, please review the following instructions:

If you haven't drafted your Rapid Grant proposal: Click on the Expand into a Rapid Grant button at the bottom of your idea page and fully respond to all the questions. Once you've answered the questions and are ready for your proposal to be formally reviewed, submit your draft proposal and change the status=draft to status=proposed in the {{Probox}} template.
If you've already drafted your Rapid Grant proposal: Be sure to fully respond to all questions regarding your activities, measures of impact, and budget, and then change the status=draft to status=proposed in the {{Probox}} template.

If you're not sure you know how to change the status of your proposal or aren't sure if you've changed it properly, please contact me at cschilling(_AT_) or on my talk page and I can make the changes for you. Thanks, User:I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 15:54, 15 March 2018 (UTC)