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 Fame<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/23/opinion/sunday/the-geography-of-fame.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=0>and 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. yours, 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! >> >> -- >> J. Nathan Matias <http://natematias.com/> : MIT Media Lab : (001)857 277 >> 3397 : @natematias <http://twitter.com/natematias> : >> protocol<http://protocol.by/natematias> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikimedia-US-NYC-Discuss mailing list >> Wikimedia-US-NYC-Discuss@lists.wikimedia.org >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-us-nyc-discuss >> >> > > > -- > Lane Rasberry > user:bluerasberry on Wikipedia > 206.801.0814 > l...@bluerasberry.com > -- Lane Rasberry user:bluerasberry on Wikipedia 206.801.0814 l...@bluerasberry.com
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