Grants:IEG/Motivational and educational video to introduce Wikimedia/Timeline

Note: this project is now inactive. Please see outreach:NavWiki for the successor project.


Milestone identifier Description Est. completion Status (not started, in progress, complete but awaiting review, complete, under revision)
0001 Onboarding communications and grant setup with Marti and Janice 22 Dec 2015 Done
0101 Setup of IEG pages, including milestones 6 January 2015 Done. Revisions approved 5 February 2015.
0201 Midpoint report preview 22 Dec 2015 Done
0301 High-level outline of learning objectives 6 January 2016 Done on Grants:IEG/Motivational and educational video to introduce Wikimedia/Scripts
0302 Module-level outline of learning objectives 6 January 2016 Done on Grants:IEG/Motivational and educational video to introduce Wikimedia/Scripts
0401 Mass-communications and outreach discussion with I JethroBT (WMF); start review by collaborators 6 January 2016 Done
0402 Review by collaborators of high-level outline and module-level outline is complete 12 January 2016 Done; very little feedback received
0501 Monthly report 14 January 2016 Done, see Wikimedia Blog/Drafts/Pre-production starts for Wikimedia tutorial videos
0502 Monthly meeting with Marti; start review by broader community (see Communications) 19 January 2016 Done
0503 IRC office hour 25 January 2016
0601 Soft deadline for feedback by broader community on script outlines 31 January 2016 Done
0602 Revisions to high-level outline and module-level outline, based on feedback 7 February 2016 Done
0701 Monthly report Video lightning talk 14 February 2016 Done
0702 Monthly meeting with Marti 15 February 2016 Skipped
0790 Pause until summer 20 June 2016 Done
0791 Midpoint report 5 May 2016 Done
805 Draft example script for Victor to review 10 August 2016 Done
810 Monthly report 14 August 2016 Done
0813 Monthly meeting with Marti 31 August 2016 Done
0916 Monthly report 16 September 2016 Not started
0915 Beta drafts of scripts complete 19 September 2016 In progress
0920 Start community review of scripts for "Priority 1" modules" and review of documentation for "Priority 2 video, priority 1 documentation" modules 21 September 2016 Not started
1001 Monthly report 16 October 2016 Not started
1010 Review by Victor is complete 31 October 2016 Not started
1101 Adjustments complete for existing scripts based on feedback from Victor and volunteers 10 November 2016 Not started
1301 Monthly report 14 November 2016 Not started
1302 Monthly meeting with Marti 15 November 2016 Not started
2101 Begin public rollout and communications. 31 December 2016 Not started
2501 Final report 31 December 2016 Not started

Monthly updatesEdit

Please prepare a brief project update each month, in a format of your choice, to share progress and learnings with the community along the way. Submit the link below as you complete each update.

Month 1 (14 December 2015 - 13 January 2015)Edit

Month 2 (14 January 2016 - 13 February 2016)Edit

Month 3 (14 February 2016 - 13 March 2016)Edit

  • Project pause

Month 4 (14 March 2016 - 13 April 2016)Edit

  • Project pause

Month 5 (14 April 2016 - 13 May 2016)Edit

Month 6 (14 May 2016 - 13 June 2016)Edit

  • Low intensity work; no report submitted

Month 7 (14 June 2016 - 13 July 2016)Edit

  • Low intensity work; no report submitted

Month 8 (14 July 2016 - 13 August 2016)Edit

  • Brief report: the quantity of work output has increased. The script of a module was drafted and edited with input from Victor. Additional modules are now being drafted independent of Victor and will be reviewed by him in October. In the meantime, community review of the scripts is scheduled to start sometime in September.

Month 9 (14 August 2016 - 15 September 2016)Edit

Month 10 (16 September 2016 - 15 October 2016)Edit

Month 11 (16 October 2016 - 15 November 2016)Edit

  • See comprehensive update posted under the Midpoint Report page

Month 12 (15 November 2016 - 31 December 2016Edit

Note: this project is currently proceeding at greatly reduced speed. Depending on the other demands on Pine's time, the project may resume progress at a higher speed starting in late June.


Is your final report due but you need more time?

Extension requestEdit

New end dateEdit

15 September 2016


After developing this timeline, it became apparent that the entire initial 6 months would be needed for thorough review of the scripts and documentation, including multiple reviews with Victor, project volunteers, and community members. I am requesting a timeline extension to 15 September 2016. I am not requesting changes to the budget at this time, although there is the possibility that I might do so in the future depending on how time-consuming the steps are in this process. It is possible that some steps during these 9 months might involve minimal revision and communication, while others might require time-consuming work or rework. Budget changes will depend on hours worked rather than number of weeks or months in the timeline.

Hi Pine, happy to approve a timeline extension, with a new end date of 15 September 2016. If you start to see an indication that a budget request may be necessary down the line, please speak to me about it as early on as you possibly can so we can discuss options. Cheers, --Marti (WMF) (talk) 23:54, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Midpoint report dateEdit

Due to questions regarding whether other priorities would require me to end my participation in this project much sooner than anticipated, I have been waiting to complete the midpoint report until I knew if it would also become an endpoint report. Now that I have confirmed my ability to continue this project during the summer on a modified schedule, I plan to complete the midpoint report this weekend. --Pine 18:12, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

Extension requestEdit

New end dateEdit

December 31, 2016


I am continuing work on the project. I believe that the bulk of my work will be completed by mid to late September with the first drafts of the scripts, and requests for community feedback. Victor will review the script in October. I hope to have time to incorporate feedback from the community and Victor in October or November. After that feedback is incorporated, I believe that Victor will begin work with NLaFleur on production. Note that production work may extend beyond December, and I may continue to be involved with the project on a low-intensity basis after December. I anticipate that my involvement with the project will gradually decline rather than having a definitive cut-off date. There are no change requests for the project budget at this time. --Pine 03:39, 5 September 2016 (UTC)