Grants talk:Project/Rapid/BamLifa/One Computer, one Wikipedia

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Next steps to develop your idea[edit]

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Thanks for submitting your idea, One Computer, one Wikipedia, 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)

Feedback and questions[edit]

Hi BamLifa, thanks for submitting your idea to the Inspire New Readers campaign. Your idea sounds interesting, and it is great to hear that you have already tried this before. It sounds like the goal of your project would be to get the 50 CS students to be 'ambassadors' for Kiwix and offline access. I think it is a great idea to work with CS students for a project that requires installing Kiwix, since they are likely to have the skills necessary to solve problems during the installation process. I have a few questions about the idea and your past experience with this type of project.

  • Did you do any follow up with the students from your last Kiwix install project? If you have not, I suggest trying to contact them to ask a few questions, like whether they have continued to use Kiwix, or if they have shared it with friends or family. This kind of feedback could help you learn whether there is anything you should do differently this time.
  • Will you do anything to encourage the CS students to share Kiwix with friends and family, such as a contest, or providing a small amount of funding for them to have their own Kiwix download parties?
  • I know that the Kiwix file can be very large, have you considered making a small collection of articles that would be useful to other CS students and encouraging this group of 50 people to share that file with classmates, perhaps on mobile phones. I encourage you to think about what kind of content is most important to CS students when they are studying and looking at whether French Wikipedia has articles that would help.

I think you have an interesting idea, and I encourage you to create a rapid grant application, if you haven't already. The grant deadline is March 15th. I'm happy to talk with you about your idea or to plan the budget and timeline for your project. Cheers, --KHarold (WMF) (talk) 19:03, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

Hi KHarold (WMF),
Thank you for your feedback and questions. I am going to provide some elements of answers:
  • follow up: I did not do any kind of regular follow up, but what I have as result of my campaign is that people call me to get the app. I've been called last week to install on one computer. That's to say it was a success and people are still in need of it as many of our fellow don't have a good Internet access.
  • encouragement: I didn't plan any thing in that sens a part from giving the material to help them connect 2 PCs in order to share data (Kiwix)
  • That's a good suggestion! I plan to do it next week.
If there are some unanswered questions, do tell me. You'll have other clarifications in tomorrows conversation. BamLifa (talk) 20:31, 4 March 2018 (UTC)

Rapid Grant applications due tomorrow![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 by March 15th, 2018 (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) 18:25, 13 March 2018 (UTC)


Hello BamLifa thank you for working with the Inspire Campaign to develop your idea. I am approving your grant request. Please let us know if you have any follow-up questions on your proposal. Best regards, WJifar (WMF) (talk) 10:40, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Hi WJifar (WMF)!
I thank you so much for approving my proposal. How do we proceed then? BamLifa (talk) 10:58, 22 March 2018 (UTC)