Grants talk:Project/Kaspo/Editathons in Pistoia district
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Hi @Kaspo:. This looks like you want to create a really engaging series of activities that would definitely help develop interest and investment from existing members of the community. I have a few questions about the project:
- On multiple occasions you mention the importance of developing deeper/greater GLAM partnerships as part of the project, and you also mention on multiple occasions the importance of engaging experts and retaining them in the community. However, I am not sure if I understand the how you plan to engage these experts and collaborating institutions: what kinds of education and outreach do you need to do to engage this audience? Do you have a community of experts that you are drawing from?
- 4 days for editing and contributing to a Wikimedia project is a quite in-depth and extensive ask -- even of enthusiastic volunteers. Do you have evidence that this depth of engagement is something that your community wants to do?
- Also, because multi-day events are so expensive: elsewhere in the movement extended events typically include some more extensive goals around developing skills/capacity in the community. I see that you have OpenStreetmap skills and an introduction to Wikimedia projects there: is that calibrated for the right audience (of mostly experienced Wikimedia contributors)? How might you do other skill transfer in the workshop (i.e. Wikidata skills, querying, sharing some of the skills on doing outreach for "freeing" monuments")?
- @Astinson (WMF): You can find the answers in my grant, but if you asked me maybe I think I wrote that unclearly. So I'm going to write better. Anyway the answer:
- We have contacts in many Municipal councils and GLAM istitutions, they can give us experts. Until we'll have confirm this grant i can't ask them to join.
- We organize a 4 days editathon last year and each participant told me who will join again the next year.
- Sorry but i don't understand the question.--Kaspo (talk) 23:47, 27 December 2018 (UTC)
Aggregated feedback from the committee for Editathons in Pistoia district
|(A) Impact potential
|(B) Community engagement
|(C) Ability to execute
|(D) Measures of success
|Additional comments from the Committee:
This proposal has been recommended for due diligence review.
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- Following due diligence review, a final funding decision will be announced on March 1st, 2019.
Round 2 2018 decision
Congratulations! Your proposal has been selected for a Project Grant.
The committee has recommended this proposal and WMF has approved funding for the full amount of your request, 10,085.10 EUR / $11,472.40 USD
Comments regarding this decision:
The committee supports the proposal to conduct a multiday edit-a-thon focused on the Pistoia district, and appreciates the degree of community support and the commitment to use this project to develop a model for event planning for other localities. The committee did express concerns over the overall cost and sustainability of the project in terms of retaining experts, and encourages the applicants to consider approaches that are more sustainable when planning future events, such as recruiting contributors who are more local.
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