Hello Nathan,

We talked in the same mailing list about a year ago as copied below but
never had a conversation. Do you still do Wikipedia stuff?

I just saw this New York Times article called The Geography of
was reminded about your proposal for Passing On, as I thought that the
data supporting one could support the other.

If you ever apply for Wikimedia
funding<http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab>then let me know
and I will comment on your proposal. There is actually a
closing date for funding proposals at the end of this month. I think these
happen 2-3 times a year.

Also, if you are interested, you are welcome to attend and present at our
National United States WikiConference, a Wikipedia conference in NYC at the
end of May. <http://wikiconferenceusa.org/wiki/Main_Page>

CC'd on this email are my friends Jen and Bob. They were talking about
Geography of Fame, and I thought they might want to see your project also.


On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 10:20 AM, Lane Rasberry <l...@bluerasberry.com>wrote:

> Hello,
> The German Wikipedia chapter is organizing the conference and their team
> gives scholarships. The scholarship deadline was September 20, I think, but
> perhaps there are other funding options. I recommend contacting them on the
> conference's talk page.
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Diversity_Conference>
> The process for getting funding for any Wikimedia conference is generally
> a culture check - you demonstrate somehow that you are part of the
> Wikimedia community - and then propose an idea and get community support.
> Being part of the community is a big part of this because huge numbers of
> outsides send advice into the community without understanding anything
> about how Wikipedia works, and the community simply does not respond to
> such requests because nothing comes of them.
> I tried your interface and it is really cool. Other people should check it
> out. You have lots of options for soliciting other community support but I
> would be happy to help you interface with the Wikipedia community as you
> like. To start I have the following advice:
>    1. Identify your Wikipedia username when talking to Wikipedians
>    2. post to relevant Wikiprojects
>    3. post to the Idea Lab, which is the grants forum
>    4. post to conference organizers, such as the diversity conference
>    5. subscribe to relevant mailing lists, in your case probably gender
>    gap
>    6. get an affiliation with a Wikimedia chapter in a relevant country
> Thoughts?
> On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 9:00 AM, J. Nathan Matias <natemat...@gmail.com>wrote:
>> Hi everyone!
>> I was told that I should write to this list with questions about finding
>> a scholarship for funding to attend the Wikimedia Diversity conference.
>> I'm a PhD student at MIT and have been designing ways to use gender data
>> to crowdsource greater participation in expanding Wikipedia's coverage of
>> women. This early prototype <http://passingon.followbias.com>, for
>> example, uses data about women in 20 years of New York Times obituaries.
>> Users can read about those women and check to see if they're in Wikipedia.
>> As readers explore, their micro-actions are pooled into a dataset of
>> resources that can be used to create stub articles for notable people.
>> In the long term, it should be possible to connect with other data
>> sources in archives and newspapers in ways that bring new editors into
>> Wikipedia.
>> Think of it as a precursor to a Wiki Loves Monuments for diversity. I
>> have applied to the conference in hopes that my work on data could support
>> such an initiative.
>> 1. What's the process for getting funding?
>> 2. Who should I try to team up with on this effort
>> Thanks!
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