Grants talk:TPS/Valeriej, DNarvaez/Grace Hopper Open Source Day

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A few questions[edit]

Thank you for this request. We have a few questions.

  1. We understand that your project goal is to encourage more women contributors to participate in MediaWiki (a Wikimedia Project). Are we understanding your project goal correctly? If so, would you add this information to the project goal section of this request.
  2. We see that you are requesting hotel budget for one person only, and yet your request is for two people. Could you clarify if both of you plan to share accommodation, or if one of you has another plan to provide for accommodation?
  3. US$150.00 per night is a bit high for Minneapolis. The GSA provides for a maximum lodging rate of US$121.00 per night, and WMF generally funds about 75% of that rate (per WMF's travel policy). We would expect a lodging rate closer to US$90 - US$100, unless there is a special reason you require the more expensive accommodation.
I was proposing $150.00 for the two nights, that's for staying at Quality Inn near the airport where I would be able to take buses to the venue of the event and back. Yet I just noticed I miscalculated the price because for the $63 + tax rate I saw in their web page, I would need to be a member of Choice Privilege, so the lowest fare is $79 + taxes. I've changed my proposal accordingly. DNarvaez (talk) 04:34, 12 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks, DNarvaez! Sounds good to us. Winifred Olliff (Grants Administrator)

Thank you for taking the time to answer the committee's questions. talk 16:11, 12 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cheers, Winifred Olliff (Grants Administrator) talk 22:56, 11 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I also wanted to add that I previously arranged to share a hotel with some friends and don't need to request support. Valeriej (talk) 03:25, 13 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for clarifying, Valeriej. Winifred Olliff (Grants Administrator) talk 19:43, 17 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request funded[edit]

Congratulations. This request will be funded. We will be in touch shortly with details. Cheers, Winifred Olliff (Grants Administrator) talk 19:44, 17 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]