Re: [Wikimedia-l] November 30 deadline for new Project Grant proposals

2018-11-15 Thread Marti Johnson
This is a friendly reminder that the open call for Project Grants is
underway, with a final submission deadline of November 30, 2018, end of day
all timezones. More information forwarded below.

Remember, this will be only the only open call for Project Grants during
this fiscal year, which ends June 30th, 2019.  If you have a project idea,
now is your chance to finalize a proposal.

If you would like to get feedback and support for your proposal, check
the upcoming
events schedule <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project> for
virtual proposal clinics throughout the month of November.  Take note that
we are offering three proposal clinics tomorrow (Friday, November 16, 2018):

   -

   General proposal clinic
   -

  with Chris Schilling (Project Grants Program Officer)
  -

  16:00 - 16:50 UTC
  -

  Click here to join this proposal clinic on Google Meet
  <http://meet.google.com/dha-snpz-inc> or ask questions on the
  #wikimedia-office IRC channel

  -

   Software-related proposal clinic
   -

  with Chris Schilling (Project Grants Program Officer) and Bryan Davis
  (Technical Engagement Engineering Manager)
  -

  18:00-18:50 UTC on Google Meet
  -

  Click here to join this proposal clinic on Google Meet
  <http://meet.google.com/npz-ytmk-moh> or ask questions on the
  #wikimedia-office IRC channel

  -

   Research-related proposal clinic
   -

  with Chris Schilling (Project Grants Program Officer) and Dr. Jackie
  Koerner (Educator and Researcher)
  -

  Click here to join this proposal clinic on Google Meet
  <http://meet.google.com/wkd-mexq-cce> or ask questions on the
  #wikimedia-office IRC channel

Contact us at projectgra...@wikimedia.org if you have additional questions!

Warm regards,

Marti Johnson

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On Sun, Nov 4, 2018 at 7:33 PM Chris "Jethro" Schilling <
cschill...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Hi folks,
>
> The open call for Project Grants is officially underway! As you prepare
> your proposals this month, please keep in mind that the final deadline is
> November 30th, and that this will be only the only open call for Project
> Grants during this fiscal year, which ends on June 30th, 2019. To learn
> more about this grant program and how to prepare an application, please
> visit our landing page on Meta. <
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project>
>
> In addition to the resources mentioned in the prior announcement, we have
> scheduled some proposal clinics where applicants will be able to discuss
> their proposals or ask questions with Wikimedia Foundation staff using
> Google Meet or using IRC. Some of these will be themed toward specific
> topics (such as proposals involving a GLAM-related project), and others
> will be more general. For a list of scheduled proposal clinics, please
> review the Project Grants landing page on Meta. <
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project#Upcoming_events>.
> Additional
> clinics may be added throughout the month.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Chris
>
> Chris "Jethro" Schilling
> I JethroBT (WMF) <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:I_JethroBT_(WMF)>
> He/His/Their
> Program Officer, Wikimedia Foundation
> <https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home>
>
>
> On Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 8:08 PM Chris "Jethro" Schilling <
> cschill...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
>
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > The open call for the Wikimedia Foundation Project Grants program will
> > begin on November 1, when we begin public review of new proposals.  The
> > final deadline is November 30th for all submissions. <
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project>. Importantly, this will
> > be the only open call for Project Grants in the current fiscal year,
> which
> > ends on June 30th 2019.
> >
> > We are also seeking additional volunteer candidates to expand the Project
> > Grants Committee.  More information is provided at the end of this email.
> >
> > Project Grant funds are available to support individuals, groups and
> > organizations to implement new experiments and proven ideas, whether
> > focused on building a new tool or gadget, organizing a better process on
> > your wiki, researching an important issue, coordinating an ed

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Strategic planning for conferences

2018-11-05 Thread Marti Johnson
Hi Pine,

The Program Officer for Conference Grants does serve as a single point of
contact for conference funding at the Wikimedia Foundation.  However, that
position has been open for last several months and we've been undergoing a
hiring process to fill it.

I'm copying in Alex Wang, who oversees that position so she can respond to
your questions.

Kind regards,

Marti




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*Pronouns: she/her/hersProgram Officer*
*Individual Grants*
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*1 Montgomery, Ste. 1600*
*San Francisco, CA  94104*
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On Sun, Nov 4, 2018 at 10:16 PM Pine W  wrote:

> Hi Ad,Thanks for pointing out that open position. I am glad that WMF seems
> to agree that at least some of these questions are worth asking and that
> WMF is willing to dedicate staff time for this purpose.This is not a job
> that I am seeking. I have too many disagreements and have had too many
> disappointing experiences with WMF to want to work for them in a staff
> role. Maybe that will change someday. I am already in the difficult
> position of wanting work to get done by staff and/or potential grantees (I
> include myself in the latter category) when I distrust WMF, and becoming an
> employee myself is unlikely to be something that I would agree to do. Some
> things and people are not for sale.I don't know what your qualifications
> for the job are, so I would feel uncomfortable saying one way or another
> whether I think that you are a good candidate. If you want to apply for it
> then I wish you good luck.Regards,Pine(
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
>  Original message From: Ad Huikeshoven <
> ad.huikesho...@gmail.com> Date: 11/4/18  12:11 PM  (GMT-08:00) To:
> Wikimedia Mailing List  Subject: Re:
> [Wikimedia-l] Strategic planning for conferences hello Pine,Did you have a
> look at the events team manager job description? It is anopen position, so
> there is currently nobody at the wmf to answer yourquestion. For me the
> concept of 'event' is broader than the range ofconferences you described.
> Would you consider yourself as a candidate forthe position. Wpuld you
> consider me?greetings,AdOp zo 4 nov. 2018 20:58 schreef Pine W <
> wiki.p...@gmail.com:> Hello,>> My request from September has gone
> unanswered, so I am trying again. I> don't think that there is a single
> point of contact for conference funding> and strategy at WMF, but I think
> that there should be, and perhaps the lack> of such a person is why there
> hasn't been a response to this email. I don't> know who I should ping but
> I'm hoping that Katy can provide at least a> partial response, or direct
> this email to someone who can do so.>> Thanks,>> Pine> (
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )>>> On Sat, Sep 29, 2018 at
> 5:55 PM Pine W  wrote:>> > Mindful of the ongoing
> discussions about conferences, I think that it> > would be helpful to have
> a big picture understanding of the goals, plans,> > and budgets for
> conferences collectively.> >> > As far as I know, these are the types of
> recurring conferences:> >> > (1) Wikimania, which seems to be a
> multi-purpose international> conference,> > with somewhat open admission if
> someone can afford to attend, is willing> to> > attend, and can get the
> necessary legal permissions;> >> > (2) the Wikimedia Summit (which I hope
> will get a name change to reflect> > its actual scope, because it's not an
> all-Wikimedia summit) which will> > focus on WMF, WMF committees that work
> with WMF affiliate organizations,> > and WMF affiliate organizations;> >> >
> (3) thematic conferences, such as the Wikisource Conference;> >> > (4)
> regional conferences, such as WikiConference North America;> >> > (5)
> organization-specific meetings of various kinds, including affiliate> >
> organizations' annual general meetings and WMF All Hands, and> >> > (6) the
> Wikimedia Technical Conference.> >> > I believe that WMF intended to do
> some strategic planning for the> > collection of conferences as a part of
> the larger WMF-led strategic> > planning process. Is this type of planning
> underway for conferences, and> if> > so can we get an update from someone
> who is familiar with the situation?> If> > the person who will respond is a
> paid staff member, then please feel free> > to

[Wikimedia-l] Project Grants program will fund 11 community-led projects

2018-05-18 Thread Marti Johnson
.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Wiki_In_Africa/Wiki_Loves_Women_2018
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Wiki_In_Africa/Wiki_Loves_Women_2018>>15.
<http://www.wikiafrica.org/wiki-loves-women/wiki-loves-women/
<http://www.wikiafrica.org/wiki-loves-women/wiki-loves-women/>>16.
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/New_Zealand_Wikipedian_at_Large
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/New_Zealand_Wikipedian_at_Large>>17.
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Giantflightlessbirds
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Giantflightlessbirds>>18.
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Wiki_loves_Rural_Areas_-_Bimenes
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Wiki_loves_Rural_Areas_-_Bimenes>>19.
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Outreach_in_Northern_Nigeria
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Outreach_in_Northern_Nigeria>>20.
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFjo8wg4wKw
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFjo8wg4wKw>>21.
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project>>22.
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Quarterly/Committee#committee-criteria
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Quarterly/Committee#committee-criteria>>23.
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017>>*
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*Individual Grants*
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*San Francisco, CA  94104*
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[Wikimedia-l] Project Grants program will fund 11 community-led projects

2017-12-18 Thread Marti Johnson
Hi all,

In the latest round of Project Grants, 26 proposals were submitted for
review. The committee has recommended 11 projects for a total of $321,010
in funding. WMF has now approved all 11 grants. Here’s what we’re funding.
[1]

Software: seven projects funded

   -

   Nigerian keyboard project
   :
At present, Wikimedian editors working in Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo have to
   cut and paste vowels simply to write sentences in their own languages.
   This project will support new keyboard layout software to improve editing
   experience, allow for searches of Wikipedia articles, and contribute to the
   development of an internet culture in these languages. [2]

   -

   Feature improvements to Wikimedia Programs & Events Dashboard
   
:
The Programs and Events Dashboard is the global Wikimedian community’s
   platform to organize projects like edit-a-thons and education programs,
   tracking all contributions by participants. This grant project will build
   specific new features and improve known shortcomings of the tool.  Among
   other improvements, it will extend access to the Dashboard by enhancing
   usability on mobile devices. [3]

   -

   Wikipedia Cultural Diversity Observatory (WCDO)
   
:
The content of each language edition of Wikipedia is skewed toward the
   cultural and geographic context associated with its own language.  WCDO
   aims to correct this underrepresentation, providing focused data and
   strategic recommendations for cross-language collaboration so that each
   language edition will have a truly international representation of the
   world’s knowledge. [4]

   -

   WikiInAfrica/WikiFundi
   :
Wikifundi expands the Kiwix offline reader experience to include an
   offline editing platform and a suite of training tools that allow educators
   to adopt the Wikipedia in the classroom program in schools without reliable
   internet access.  These improvements greatly expand the territory of this
   important educational initiative which teaches critical skills like
   research, digital and information literacy, and collaboration while
   training a new generation of Wikipedia readers and editors. [5]
   -

   Kiwix/User Experience
   :
Though Kiwix is a widely used tool for bringing Wikimedia projects to
   areas with limited or nonexistent internet access, its desktop version has
   become increasingly buggy as the software has deprecated.  This project
   will revamp the user experience and architecture so that Kiwix can continue
   to serve users around the world for years to come. [6]

   -

   Soweego :
Based out of the University of Trento, the highly trained soweego team
   will create a fully automatic robot that syncs giant volumes of external
   information with Wikidata.  This robot will directly connect Wikidata with
   a variety of large, reliable knowledge databases, so that Wikidata can
   serve as centralized, structured repository of open data. [7]

   -

   LinguaLibre
   :
For the past two years, LinguaLibre has been facilitating recordings of
   pronunciation audio files and encourage contributions in minority languages
   into Wikimedia projects.  This project will extend the impact of this
   successful project by improving user experience and storing rich and
   linguistically useful metadata using the Wikibase software. [8]

Online organizing: one project funded

   -

   Community toolkit for Greater Diversity
   
:
A team of experienced Wikimedians will develop tailored online and offline
   training modules to equip veteran volunteers to create a more inclusive,
   diverse editing community on Indic language Wikipedias.  The project aims
   to design and develop a community toolkit for recruiting, onboarding and
   retaining editors from underrepresented demographics. [9]

Offline outreach: three projects funded

   -

   Les Classes Wikipedia (Wikipedia Classroom)
   
:
This project will continue a successful pilot program in Abidjan, Côte
   d’Ivoire.  Teens and young adults will be trained to create and improve
   Wikipedia articles, focusing on the 100 most notable Ivorian writers. [10]

   -

   Les sans pagEs
   

[Wikimedia-l] September 26 deadline for new Project Grant proposals

2017-09-15 Thread Marti Johnson
The open call for the Wikimedia Foundation Project Grants program is
currently underway.  There is still time to submit a proposal, with a final
deadline of September 26 for all submissions. <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project>

Funds are available to support individuals, groups and organizations to
implement new experiments and proven ideas, whether focused on building a
new tool or gadget, organizing a better process on your wiki, researching
an important issue, coordinating an editathon series or providing other
support for community-building.

We offer the following resources to help you plan your project and complete
a grant proposal:

* Tutorials for writing a strong application:



* General planning page for Project Grants:  <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Plan>

* Program guidelines and criteria:



Program officers are also available to offer individualized proposal
support upon request.  Contact us at  if you
would like feedback or more information.

We are excited to see your grant ideas that will support our community and
make an impact on the future of Wikimedia projects.  Put your idea into
motion, and submit your proposal by September 26! <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Apply>

Please feel free to get in touch with me (mjohn...@wikimedia.org) with
questions about getting started with your project!

Warm regards,

Marti


*Marti JohnsonProgram Officer*
*Individual Grants*
*Wikimedia Foundation *
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[Wikimedia-l] Project Grants program will fund 10 community-led projects

2017-06-09 Thread Marti Johnson
Hi all,



In the third round of Project Grants, 32 eligible proposals were submitted
for review. The committee has recommended 10 projects for a total of
$224,900 in funding. WMF has now approved all 10 grants. Here’s what we’re
funding. [1]



Online organizing: two projects funded



   -

   Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 coordination
   


This year, the Wiki Loves Monuments International Team will continue to
encourage content on diverse cultural heritage sites in this annually-run
contest. By addressing the need for partnerships and development of tools
to support participants, this project hopes to bolster local communities to
contribute and collaborate on the Wikimedia projects, with a focus on
Commons and Wikidata.[2]



   -

   Contest toolkits and prize funds
   


Led by a prolific English Wikipedian, Dr.Blofeld
, this project aims to
equip prospective contester organizers with toolkits and design ideas,
enabling them to customize their own campaigns. In addition, the project
will include a large contest to boost the geographic diversity of
representation of women on English Wikipedia.[3] [4]





Offline outreach: seven projects funded



   -

   Wiki Loves Monuments in Perú
   


Recently-recognized affiliate Wikimedians of Peru User Group will organize
a Wiki Loves Monuments contest through outreach efforts with the Ministry
of Culture in Peru as well as with newer participants outside of Lima to
contribute national and cultural heritage to the movement.[5]



   -

   Multimedia Documentation of Traditional Trades and Crafts of Eastern,
   Northern and Up-Country Sri Lanka
   


Through extensive outreach in underrepresented regions in Sri Lanka, this
project plans to expand knowledge of the traditional industries,
agricultural trades, and crafts of Sri Lanka. With integrated support from
the Noolaham Foundation, engagement with local communities through their
livelihoods will be a significant step toward documenting cultural heritage
in Tamil Wikipedia, Commons, Wiktionary, and Wikibooks.[6]



   -

   First Wikipedian in (Academic) Residence in Latin America
   


El Colegio de México will lead and coordinate with libraries and academic
institutions in Mexico to develop and disseminate best practices in
knowledge-sharing through Wikimedia projects.[7]



   -

   Wikimedian in Residence at UNESCO 2017-2018
   


As a follow-up to a previous WMF grant

with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
(UNESCO), John_Cummings 
and Navino Evans  will
facilitate long-term infrastructure to support ongoing content donations,
including media and text for Wikipedia and Commons, and structured data for
Wikidata.  Using the UNESCO partnership as a model, they will educate and
encourage other scientific and cultural institutions to contribute open
license material.[8][9][10][11]



   -

   Engaging with Academic Librarians and Sororities to Address the Gender
   Gap
   


A returning grantee

from the Inspire Campaign, West Virginia University Libraries’ Wikipedian
in Residence for Gender Equality will foster partnerships with three other
academic institutions. The project will develop a scalable model for cross
training student life and university library staff to promote Wikipedia
editing as an option for sororities to meet their community service
requirements. [11][12]



   -

   Wikimedia UG Nigeria/Wikipedian in Residence
   


Partnering with pan-African cultural and tourism program Goge Africa,
Wikimedia User Group Nigeria aims to contribute and provide support for
media of heritage content.[13]



   -

   UG GLAM Macedonia/Wikipedian in Residence
   


Through education and training, two 

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Project Grants program will fund 10 community-led projects

2017-06-09 Thread Marti Johnson
Hi all,



In the third round of Project Grants, 32 eligible proposals were submitted
for review. The committee has recommended 10 projects for a total of
$224,900 in funding. WMF has now approved all 10 grants. Here’s what we’re
funding. [1]



Online organizing: two projects funded



   -

   Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 coordination
   


This year, the Wiki Loves Monuments International Team will continue to
encourage content on diverse cultural heritage sites in this annually-run
contest. By addressing the need for partnerships and development of tools
to support participants, this project hopes to bolster local communities to
contribute and collaborate on the Wikimedia projects, with a focus on
Commons and Wikidata.[2]



   -

   Contest toolkits and prize funds
   


Led by a prolific English Wikipedian, Dr.Blofeld
, this project aims to
equip prospective contester organizers with toolkits and design ideas,
enabling them to customize their own campaigns. In addition, the project
will include a large contest to boost the geographic diversity of
representation of women on English Wikipedia.[3] [4]





Offline outreach: seven projects funded



   -

   Wiki Loves Monuments in Perú
   


Recently-recognized affiliate Wikimedians of Peru User Group will organize
a Wiki Loves Monuments contest through outreach efforts with the Ministry
of Culture in Peru as well as with newer participants outside of Lima to
contribute national and cultural heritage to the movement.[5]



   -

   Multimedia Documentation of Traditional Trades and Crafts of Eastern,
   Northern and Up-Country Sri Lanka
   


Through extensive outreach in underrepresented regions in Sri Lanka, this
project plans to expand knowledge of the traditional industries,
agricultural trades, and crafts of Sri Lanka. With integrated support from
the Noolaham Foundation, engagement with local communities through their
livelihoods will be a significant step toward documenting cultural heritage
in Tamil Wikipedia, Commons, Wiktionary, and Wikibooks.[6]



   -

   First Wikipedian in (Academic) Residence in Latin America
   


El Colegio de México will lead and coordinate with libraries and academic
institutions in Mexico to develop and disseminate best practices in
knowledge-sharing through Wikimedia projects.[7]



   -

   Wikimedian in Residence at UNESCO 2017-2018
   


As a follow-up to a previous WMF grant

with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
(UNESCO), John_Cummings 
and Navino Evans  will
facilitate long-term infrastructure to support ongoing content donations,
including media and text for Wikipedia and Commons, and structured data for
Wikidata.  Using the UNESCO partnership as a model, they will educate and
encourage other scientific and cultural institutions to contribute open
license material.[8][9][10][11]



   -

   Engaging with Academic Librarians and Sororities to Address the Gender
   Gap
   


A returning grantee

from the Inspire Campaign, West Virginia University Libraries’ Wikipedian
in Residence for Gender Equality will foster partnerships with three other
academic institutions. The project will develop a scalable model for cross
training student life and university library staff to promote Wikipedia
editing as an option for sororities to meet their community service
requirements. [11][12]



   -

   Wikimedia UG Nigeria/Wikipedian in Residence
   


Partnering with pan-African cultural and tourism program Goge Africa,
Wikimedia User Group Nigeria aims to contribute and provide support for
media of heritage content.[13]



   -

   UG GLAM Macedonia/Wikipedian in Residence
   


Through education and training, two 

[Wikimedia-l] Open call for Project Grant proposals (Feb 13-Mar 14)

2017-02-13 Thread Marti Johnson
Hi everyone,

The Wikimedia Foundation Project Grants program launches its third open
call today, February 13.  We will be accepting proposals through March 14
for new ideas to improve Wikimedia projects. <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project>

Funds are available to support individuals, groups and organizations to
implement new experiments and proven ideas, whether focused on building a
new tool or gadget, organizing a better process on your wiki, researching
an important issue, coordinating an editathon series or providing other
support for community-building.

Ideas from the current Inspire Campaign on developing outside knowledge
networks are very welcome. <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab/Inspire>

We will be hosting weekly proposals clinics via Hangouts for real-time
discussions about the Project Grants Open Call.  Links for Hangouts will be
posted by tomorrow here: <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project#Upcoming_events>


In addition, we have just launched our new tutorial videos to help guide
applicants through key portions of the proposal writing process: <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Tutorial>

We are excited to see your grant ideas that will support our community and
make an impact on the future of Wikimedia projects.  Put your idea into
motion, and submit your proposal between February 13 and March 14! <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Apply>

Please feel free to get in touch with me (mjohn...@wikimedia.org) or Alex
Wang (aw...@wikimedia.org) with questions about getting started with your
project!

Warm regards,

Marti


*Marti JohnsonProgram Officer*
*Individual Grants*
*Wikimedia Foundation *
+1 415-839-6885
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[Wikimedia-l] Project Grants program will fund 12 community-led projects

2016-12-16 Thread Marti Johnson
Hi all,

In the second round of Project Grants, 21 eligible proposals were submitted
for review. The committee recommended 12 projects for a total of $194,490
in funding. WMF has now approved all 12 grants. Here’s what we’re funding.
[1]


   -

   Kiwix/Offline medical
   


Wikimed is a medical encyclopedia app that runs on the offline platform
Kiwix . It
serves as a powerful resource for its users, who are predominantly based in
areas of the Global South with limited connectivity. This project will
update the existing Kiwix code to improve access and content quality,
benefitting both Wikimed and other Wikimedia projects supported by Kiwix.
[2][3]


   -

   Video templates
   Video
   is used by Wikimedians for many reasons, like sharing on social media,
   providing trainings, reporting on successes and more. This project will
   produce templates to enable volunteers to more easily develop
   professional-level videos compatible with our visual identity guidelines
   . The
   templates will be developed for open source software. [4][5]



   -

   GLAMpipe
   GLAMpipe is an
   open source web application that allows GLAM institutions to upload and
   process more complex data sets.  Initially developed in 2016 with support
   from the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, the grant will fund the
   next phase of improvements, focused on adoption by key GLAM-Wiki
   contributors, and extension of the tool to bring data to Wikidata. [6]

   -

   Fountain
   


Running wiki contests involves extensive preparation for organizers and
volunteers, from devising requirements and guidelines, to scoring edits and
determining winning participants. Fountain is a tool that creates and
organizes online contests, and includes the ability to review edited
quality articles. It has already been used on Russian Wikipedia, and was
used by organizers of Asian Wikipedia Month
 in
November 2016!  This grant will expand the tool for multiple-language and
multi-project environments. [7][8]

Offline outreach: seven projects funded


   -

   Offline Wikipedia outreach in Mongolia

   
Progress
   Gateway, an NGO that specializes in building better education in Mongolia,
   will lead a pilot project that will integrate offline Wikipedia into
   classroom curriculum in both urban and rural areas. The project aims to
   build skills in utilizing English Wikipedia, and provide an introduction to
   editing in Mongolian Wikipedia. [9]

   -

   Let’s fill the gender gap through community building

   
This
   project seeks to build on the success of the Let’s fill the gender gap
   workshops
   

   for another year.  Focused on building motivation among new female
   volunteers in the Geneva region, regular meetings will be hosted to
   build personal relationships among participants and a sense of belonging to
   the Wikimedia community as a whole. [10] [11]

   -

   Joburgpedia 2016
   


Wikimedia South Africa, in partnership with South African History Archives,
will be engaging participants in edit-a-thons and in a digitization
initiative as part of Johannesburg-based JoburgpediA
.  Notably, this
project will include documentation of the work of photojournalist and
activist Gille De Vlieg, who photographed life in South Africa’s townships
and shanty towns during the Apartheid era. [12][13]


   -

   Music in Canada @ 150: A Wikipedia and Wikidata Project

   
This
   project aims to fill a gap in content about Canadian music. Through a
   collaboration between music communities, librarians and archivists across
   the country, a series of offline events will strategically encourage new
   contributions to both Wikipedia and Wikidata. [14]

   -

   Bashkortostan User Group Event Planning for Q1 2017

   
Through
   this multi-part project, Bashkortostan Wikimedians will run contests,
   conduct trainings and offer social meet-up 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open call for Project Grant proposals (Sep 12-October 11)

2016-10-01 Thread Marti Johnson
There is just over a week left to submit a Project Grant proposal <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project> by the October 11
deadline.  If you have ideas about how you could enhance the work of
Wikimedia volunteers, start your proposal today!  Please encourage others
to apply as well.  Support is available if you want help turning your idea
into a grant request.

   -

   Submit a grant request <
   https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Apply>
   -

   Learn from examples of completed Individual Engagement Grants <
   https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG#ieg-engaging> or Project and
   Event Grants <
   https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:PEG/Requests#Grants_funded_by_the_WMF
   >

If you have any questions or would like to brainstorm with us about your
proposal, we're hosting a few help sessions this month in Google Hangouts:

* Tue, Oct 4, 2200 - 2300 UTC

* Tues, Oct 11, 0200 - 0300 UTC

* Tue, Oct 11, 1600 -1700 UTC

<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project#Upcoming_events>

Please feel free to get in touch with me (mjohn...@wikimedia.org) or Alex
Wang (aw...@wikimedia.org) with questions about getting started with your
idea.

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On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 4:34 PM, Marti Johnson <mjohn...@wikimedia.org>
wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> The Wikimedia Foundation Project Grants program launches its second open
> call today, September 12.  We will be accepting proposals through October
> 11 for new ideas to improve Wikimedia projects.
>
> Funds are available to support individuals, groups and organizations to
> implement new experiments and proven ideas, whether focused on building a
> new tool or gadget, organizing a better process on your wiki, researching
> an important issue, coordinating an editathon series or providing other
> support for community-building.
>
> Ideas from the current Inspire Campaign on addressing harassment are very
> welcome. <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab/Inspire>
>
> Do you have have a good idea, but would like some feedback before
> applying?  Put it into the IdeaLab, where volunteers and staff can give you
> advice and guidance on how to bring it to life. <
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab>  Once your idea is ready,
> it can be easily migrated into a grant request.
>
> Marti Johnson and I will also be hosting weekly proposals clinics via
> Hangouts for real-time discussions about the Project Grants Open Call.
> We’ll answer questions and help you make your proposal better.  Dates and
> times are as follows:
>
> * Fri, Sep 16, 1400- 1500 UTC
>
> * Tues, Sep 20, 0100 - 0200 UTC
>
> * Wed, Sep 28, 1400 - 1500 UTC
>
> * Tue, Oct 4, 2200 - 2300 UTC
>
> * Tues, Oct 11, 0200 - 0300 UTC
>
> * Tue, Oct 11, 1600 -1700 UTC
>
> Links for Hangouts are available here: <https://meta.wikimedia.org/
> wiki/Grants:Project>
>
> We are excited to see your grant ideas that will support our community and
> make an impact on the future of Wikimedia projects.  Put your idea into
> motion, and submit your proposal between September 12 and October 11! <
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Apply>
>
> Please feel free to get in touch with me (mjohn...@wikimedia.org) or Alex
> Wang (aw...@wikimedia.org) with questions about getting started with your
> project!
>
> Warm regards,
>
> Marti
>
>
> *Marti JohnsonProgram Officer*
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[Wikimedia-l] Open call for Project Grant proposals (Sep 12-October 11)

2016-09-12 Thread Marti Johnson
Hi everyone,

The Wikimedia Foundation Project Grants program launches its second open
call today, September 12.  We will be accepting proposals through October
11 for new ideas to improve Wikimedia projects.

Funds are available to support individuals, groups and organizations to
implement new experiments and proven ideas, whether focused on building a
new tool or gadget, organizing a better process on your wiki, researching
an important issue, coordinating an editathon series or providing other
support for community-building.

Ideas from the current Inspire Campaign on addressing harassment are very
welcome. <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab/Inspire>

Do you have have a good idea, but would like some feedback before
applying?  Put it into the IdeaLab, where volunteers and staff can give you
advice and guidance on how to bring it to life. <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab>  Once your idea is ready,
it can be easily migrated into a grant request.

Marti Johnson and I will also be hosting weekly proposals clinics via
Hangouts for real-time discussions about the Project Grants Open Call.
We’ll answer questions and help you make your proposal better.  Dates and
times are as follows:

* Fri, Sep 16, 1400- 1500 UTC

* Tues, Sep 20, 0100 - 0200 UTC

* Wed, Sep 28, 1400 - 1500 UTC

* Tue, Oct 4, 2200 - 2300 UTC

* Tues, Oct 11, 0200 - 0300 UTC

* Tue, Oct 11, 1600 -1700 UTC

Links for Hangouts are available here: <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project>

We are excited to see your grant ideas that will support our community and
make an impact on the future of Wikimedia projects.  Put your idea into
motion, and submit your proposal between September 12 and October 11! <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Apply>

Please feel free to get in touch with me (mjohn...@wikimedia.org) or Alex
Wang (aw...@wikimedia.org) with questions about getting started with your
project!

Warm regards,

Marti


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[Wikimedia-l] Last call to join the Project Grants Committee (July 15 deadline)

2016-07-13 Thread Marti Johnson
Hello,

WMF's Community Resources Team invites you to *join the Project Grants
committee* to help us review proposals submitted during our current open
call .  Funds are available
to support individuals, groups and organizations to

implement new experiments and proven ideas, whether focused on building a
new tool or gadget, organizing a better process onwiki, researching

an important issue, coordinating an editathon series or providing other

support for community-building.


Diverse skill sets are needed for this review, so all are welcome. This
round, we're particularly seeking people with expertise in addressing
harassment to review proposals coming from the recent Inspire Campaign <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab/Inspire>.


If you'd like to get involved in the Committee, *please add yourself as a
candidate by Friday, 15 July 2016* <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Quarterly/Committee/Candidates>.
You can learn more about the committee on our Orientation page <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Quarterly/Committee/Orientation
>.


Hope to see you there!


Warm regards,


Marti



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From: Alex Wang 
Date: Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 10:34 AM
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Want to join a grants committee?
To: Wikimedia Mailing List 


Hello!

The Community Resources team is now recruiting committee members to support
the launch of two new grants programs [1].


The Project Grants Committee will review and advise on projects that
promote new experiments and sustain ideas that work.


   - Program launches July 1, 2016 with an open call for new grant
   proposals.
   - Up to USD 100,000 for projects up to 12 months. Submissions accepted
   quarterly.
   - Interested in joining? Learn more here:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Quarterly/Committee/Orientation
   - Submit your candidacy by July 15, 2016 to participate in the first
   round.

The Conference Support Committee will review and advise on large
conferences and events.


   - Program launches July 1, 2016.
   - Submissions accepted monthly.
   - Interested in joining? Learn more here:
   https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Conference/Committee/Orientation
   - Submit your candidacy by June 1, 2016 to participate in the launch.

Why should you serve on a grants committee?

   -

   Make a big difference by supporting applicants and grantees that are
   doing projects to improve content and increase participation across the
   Wikimedia movement.
   -

   Build yours skills and experience by participating in our innovative
   participatory grantmaking programs.
   -

   Interact with volunteers from all over the world.


Do you know somebody who you think would be perfect for this role?

   -

   We love referrals and want to build diverse committees!  Please
   encourage them to join.


Cheers,

Alex

[1] You can read more about the launch of WMF’s redesigned grant programs
here:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab/Reimagining_WMF_grants/Implementation

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Kentucky Wikimedians

2016-06-24 Thread Marti Johnson
:-)  If only I lived in Kentucky!  Congrats!
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On Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 10:43 AM, Shani  wrote:

> Congrats! :-)
> On 24 Jun 2016 10:42, "Sydney Poore"  wrote:
>
> > Thank you, Carlos.
> >
> > Sydney
> > User: FloNight
> > On Jun 20, 2016 9:02 AM, "Carlos M. Colina" 
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Dear all,
> > >
> > > It is my pleasure to announce the recognition of a new Wikimedia User
> > > Group in the United States: Kentucky Wikimedians [1]
> > >
> > > Their efforts are focused on providing support to those in Kentucky who
> > > are interested in creating and expanding content in the different
> > Wikimedia
> > > projects. They have already organized some meetups and plan to expand
> > their
> > > activities in the state.
> > >
> > > Welcome!
> > >
> > > 1: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Kentucky_Wikimedians_User_Group
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > "*Jülüjain wane mmakat* ein kapülain tü alijunakalirua jee
> wayuukanairua
> > > junain ekerolaa alümüin supüshuwayale etijaanaka. Ayatashi waya
> junain."
> > > Carlos M. Colina
> > > Socio, A.C. Wikimedia Venezuela | RIF J-40129321-2 |
> > www.wikimedia.org.ve
> > > 
> > > Chair, Wikimedia Foundation Affiliations Committee
> > > Phone: +972-52-4869915
> > > Twitter: @maor_x
> > >
> > > El logotipo y el nombre de Wikimedia, Wikimedia Venezuela, Wikipedia,
> > > Wikimedia Commons, Wikimedia Incubator, Wiktionary y otros proyectos
> > > relacionados son marcas registradas usadas bajo permiso expreso de su
> > > titular, la Fundación Wikimedia, Inc., una organización sin fines de
> > lucro.
> > > Otros nombres y marcas pertenecen a sus respectivos propietarios.
> > >
> > > Asociación Civil Wikimedia Venezuela (Wikimedia Venezuela) | RIF.:
> > > J-40129321-2 | Los Teques, Estado Miranda. Venezuela
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Classical piano performances on Wikimedia Commons and WikiRadio

2016-05-26 Thread Marti Johnson
Just listened to it.  Lovely.  Thanks for sharing this! :-)
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On Wed, May 25, 2016 at 10:07 PM, Pine W  wrote:

> There is so much good content on Wikimedia that it's difficult to choose
> what to highlight, and I try to be mindful of my number of posts to email
> lists. I feel that this is worth a special mention because it's beautiful
> and unusual. Courtesy of User:La Pianista, we have good quality recordings
> of classical piano works:
>
> https://tools.wmflabs.org/wikiradio/index.php?channel=La_Pianista
>
> I particularly recommend her performance of Chopin's Scherzo No. 3:
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chopin_-_Scherzo_No._3_%28re-recorded%29.ogg
> . Quote (admittedly opinionated!) from
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scherzo_No._3_%28Chopin%29
> : "The Scherzo No. 3, Op. 39, in C-sharp minor by
> Frédéric Chopin, completed in 1839, was written in the abandoned monastery
> of Valldemossa on the Balearic island of Majorca, Spain. This is the most
> terse, ironic, and tightly constructed of the four scherzos, with an almost
> Beethovenian grandeur."
> 
>
> Hope you enjoy,
>
> Pine
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[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Open call for Individual Engagement Grant proposals

2016-04-02 Thread Marti Johnson
There is just over a week left to submit Individual Engagement Grant <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IEG> (IEG) proposals by the April 12th
deadline.  If you have ideas for new tools, community-building processes,
and other experimental projects that enhance the work of Wikimedia
volunteers, start your proposal today!  Please encourage others who have
great ideas to apply as well.  Support is available if you want help
turning your idea into a grant request.

   -

   Submit a grant request <
   https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG#ieg-apply>
   -

   Learn from examples of completed Individual Engagement Grants <
   https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG#ieg-engaging>

If you have any questions or would like to brainstorm with us about your
proposal, we're hosting a few IEG proposal help sessions this month in
Google Hangouts:


   -

   [https://plus.google.com/events/cf5dpv5rv3jnlomdtglqro2fu70 April 5th],
   16:00 - 17:00 UTC
   -

   [https://plus.google.com/events/c9upg2mb0htkr8e2fmulhu9miek April 8th]
   1:00 - 2:00 UTC
   -

   [https://plus.google.com/events/cp84h7htq699uvk6hl3cdo78iho April 12th]
   16:00 - 17:00 UTC


Please feel free to get in touch with me (mjohn...@wikimedia.org) with
questions about getting started with your idea.

Warm regards,

Marti


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Date: Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 4:03 PM
Subject: Open call for Individual Engagement Grant proposals
To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org


Hi everyone,

The Wikimedia Foundation Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) program is
accepting proposals from March 14th to April 12th for new ideas to improve
Wikimedia projects. <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG>  Funds are
available (up to $30,000 USD) to support individuals or teams of up to four
people to implement promising ideas, whether focused on building a new tool
or gadget, organizing a better process on your wiki, researching an
important issue, or providing other support for community-building.  Ideas
from the current Inspire Campaign on content curation and review are very
welcome. <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab/Inspire>

Do you have have a good idea, but would like some feedback before
applying?  Put it into the IdeaLab, where volunteers and staff can give you
advice and guidance on how to bring it to life. <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab>  Once your idea is ready,
it can be easily migrated into a grant request.

Community Organizer (and former IEG recipient) Chris Schilling and I will
also be hosting Hangouts at least weekly for real-time discussions about
the Inspire Campaign and the IEG Open Call to answer questions and help you
make your proposal better.  Hangouts are already underway - with the next
two scheduled for March 15th and 22nd.  <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab/Events#Upcoming_events>

We are excited to see your grant ideas that will support our community and
make an impact on the future of Wikimedia projects.  Put your idea into
motion, and submit your proposal between March 14 and April 12! <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG#ieg-apply>

Please feel free to get in touch with me (mjohn...@wikimedia.org) with
questions about getting started with your idea.

Warm regards,

Marti


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[Wikimedia-l] Open call for Individual Engagement Grant proposals

2016-03-14 Thread Marti Johnson
Hi everyone,

The Wikimedia Foundation Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) program is
accepting proposals from March 14th to April 12th for new ideas to improve
Wikimedia projects.   Funds are
available (up to $30,000 USD) to support individuals or teams of up to four
people to implement promising ideas, whether focused on building a new tool
or gadget, organizing a better process on your wiki, researching an
important issue, or providing other support for community-building.  Ideas
from the current Inspire Campaign on content curation and review are very
welcome. 

Do you have have a good idea, but would like some feedback before
applying?  Put it into the IdeaLab, where volunteers and staff can give you
advice and guidance on how to bring it to life. <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab>  Once your idea is ready,
it can be easily migrated into a grant request.

Community Organizer (and former IEG recipient) Chris Schilling and I will
also be hosting Hangouts at least weekly for real-time discussions about
the Inspire Campaign and the IEG Open Call to answer questions and help you
make your proposal better.  Hangouts are already underway - with the next
two scheduled for March 15th and 22nd.  <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab/Events#Upcoming_events>

We are excited to see your grant ideas that will support our community and
make an impact on the future of Wikimedia projects.  Put your idea into
motion, and submit your proposal between March 14 and April 12! <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG#ieg-apply>

Please feel free to get in touch with me (mjohn...@wikimedia.org) with
questions about getting started with your idea.

Warm regards,

Marti


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[Wikimedia-l] Only one week left for Individual Engagement Grant proposals

2015-09-22 Thread Marti Johnson
There is still one week left to submit Individual Engagement Grant
(IEG) proposals
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IEG>  before the September 29th deadline.
If you have ideas for new tools, community-building processes, and other
experimental projects that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers, start
your proposal today!  Please encourage others who have great ideas to apply
now as well.  Support is available if you want help turning your idea into
a grant request.

   -

   Submit a grant request <
   https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG#ieg-apply>
   -

   Get help with your proposal in IdeaLab <
   https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab>
   -

   Learn from examples of completed Individual Engagement Grants <
   https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG#ieg-engaging>

Put your idea into motion, and submit your proposal this week! <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG#ieg-apply>


Kind regards,

Marti

*Marti JohnsonProgram Officer*
*Individual Grants*
*Wikimedia Foundation <http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home>*
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Skype: Mjohnson_WMF

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Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:29:44 -0500
From: Chris Schilling <cschill...@wikimedia.org>
To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Open call for Individual Engagement Grant proposals

Hi everyone,

This is Chris Schilling (User:I JethroBT).  The Wikimedia Foundation
Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) program is accepting proposals for
funding new experiments from August 31st to September 29th.  <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG>  As a former grantee in
developing the Co-op mentorship space, I encourage you to explore IEG as a
way to realize your idea for improving Wikimedia projects. <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG/Reimagining_Wikipedia_Mentorship>

Your idea could involve building new tools or software, organizing a better
process on your wiki, conducting research to investigate an important
issue, or providing other support for community-building.Whether you need a
small or large amount of funds (up to $30,000 USD) Individual Engagement
Grants can support you and your team’s project development time in addition
to other expenses like travel, materials, and rental space. Project
schedules and reporting are flexible for grantees, and staff are available
on Meta to support you through all stages of your project.

Do you have have an idea, but would like some feedback before applying? Put
it into the IdeaLab, where volunteers and staff can give you advice and
guidance on how to bring it to life.  <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab>  Once your idea is ready,
it can be easily migrated into a grant request.  IEG Program Officer Marti
Johnson and I will also be hosting several Hangouts for real-time
discussions to answer questions and help you make your proposal better -
the first will happen on September 8th. <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab/Events#Upcoming_events>

Please feel free to get in touch with Marti (mjohn...@wikimedia.org) or me
with questions about getting started with your idea.

We are excited to see your grant ideas that will support our community and
make an impact on the future of Wikimedia projects.  Put your idea into
motion, and submit your proposal this September! <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG#ieg-apply>


With thanks,


Chris

--
Chris "Jethro" Schilling
I JethroBT (WMF) <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:I_JethroBT_(WMF)>
Community Organizer, Wikimedia Foundation
<https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home>
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