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Hi Horadrim~usurped. Thank you for this grant request and all your efforts in organizing the activities. We are excited this is a continuation of activities from 2016 and that the focus is on continuing to engage participants from the previous events. The cost for posters seems quite high. Also, if you are engaging past participants I imagine that posters for general outreach may not be the most effective way to communicate with them. Please let us know if you would like to re-consider this outreach strategy or if you feel that the posters are the most effective means for engaging participants. Thanks, Alex Wang (WMF) (talk) 20:17, 19 January 2017 (UTC)Reply

Hi @AWang (WMF):! Thank you very much for your time and consideration. I have consulted with the others involved in the project and we believe you are correct. The activity is primarily thought as a reconnection, building a community inside USP. However, we're still reaching for new editors as well, and that's why we don't want to let go of promoting the event to newcomers. We have a few target audiences, mainly in nine schools at USP, such as we have done last year, but we can reduce this number, reaching specifically to Math, Biology and Journalism Departments, were we have good connections, which would save in printing. The unit value would increase, however, so I'm resetting the value to BRL 450 per activity (total of BRL 900 for posters). Any remaining funds would, of course, be returned to WFM. On a site note, I have seen Morgan's e-mail requesting information and will reply soon. Again, thank you very much for all the support in this process. Horadrim~usurped (talk) 15:50, 23 January 2017 (UTC)Reply

Request for extending period for the second event[edit]

We have already organized the first event that was funded --report here--, and we have realized we are running out of space. We can easily accommodate 20 people in the lab from the research center we have partnered with, but in March 24 people attended our edit-a-thon. This was probably too much. We would like to try to find a larger room for the second edit-a-thon (though it is not sure we will find one!).

In order to provide time for looking for this larger room, we would like to extend the final period to organize the second event. It is currently scheduled to happen before May 31st; would it be possible to extend it to June 30th? This will give some time to check if an alternative is possible; and if not, resume to our current venue.

Thank you in advance.

--Joalpe (talk) 01:48, 25 April 2017 (UTC)Reply

Hi Joalpe. Thank you for the update. It is fine to extend the end date to June 30th. Your new report due date will be July 30th. Cheers, Alex Wang (WMF) (talk) 02:36, 25 April 2017 (UTC)Reply
@AWang (WMF): Hi! I hope you are doing fine. Just writing to let you know the second edit-a-thon will take place on June 29. The event page is created, and we have produced a poster for outreach. Talk soon! --Joalpe (talk) 05:22, 22 June 2017 (UTC)Reply

Hi Joalpe. Thanks for the update and good luck with the event! Alex Wang (WMF) (talk) 03:06, 27 June 2017 (UTC)Reply