Grants:PEG/Open Labs and Youth Center Borderless/OSCAL/Report


Report accepted
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Project statusEdit

Did you comply with the requirements specified by WMF in the grant agreement?

YES

Is your project completed?

YES

Activities and lessons learnedEdit

ActivitiesEdit

  1. Prof. Ismet Azizi (Kosova): https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.689271571184617.1073741903.252901221488323&type=3
  2. Kiril Simeonovski Shared Knowledge Macedonia: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.688929817885459.1073741902.252901221488323&type=3
  3. Arianit Dobroshi (FLOSS Kosova): https://www.facebook.com/openlabsAlbania/photos/a.689271571184617.1073741903.252901221488323/689291287849312/?type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.688929817885459.1073741902.252901221488323&type=3

Lessons learnedEdit

  1. documentation is key for your report and also for the promotion of your activity during and after the event;
  2. before applying for grants always contact similar organizations in order to provide Wikimedia Foundation with the expected insights;
  3. number of active contributors is growing, but not at the rate we are aiming;
  4. it's important to have an nisight of the expected results before applying.
What worked well?

The awareness about the importance of the Wikimedia related project is raising gradually with local conferences like Open Source Conference Albania and dhe upcoming Wikipedia Weekend. At this stage the core group of active Wikipedians is growing every time after these events and we have managed to be a core team of 5 very active Tirana based Wikipedians (from 2 the last year) that organize Wikipedia related events mainly in the capital of Albania.

What didn't work?

The Albanian speaking community is spread into 3+ countries which makes the organization of activities not easy. In concrete, the competition participation was smaller than expected, considering the vast amount of attendees at the conference. Approximatively 30 took part at the Wikipedia edit-a thon competition. Further, this was our first time applying for a Wikimedia PEG grant, so we were late on receiving the fund and unfortunately we didn't have the full materials on time. However, the experience we got from writing the proposal was worth it.

What would you do differently if you planned a similar project?

We think that the small participation comes from the lack of knowledge. Considering also the workshops and tour that we have done to teach people how to use/edit Wikipedia almost no one knows how to do it. So first we have to promote as much as we can the importance of Wikipedia Contribution for Albania and local communities. Then to follow up with the ones who are really interested to be part of the community.

Learning patternsEdit

Outcomes and impactEdit

OutcomesEdit

Provide the original project goal here.

The goal of the presence at Open Source Conference Albania was to raise awareness for Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects in Albania and to get more contributors on board hopefully through the workshops and meetups during and after the conference until 2015.

Progress towards targets and goalsEdit

Project metrics

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
50 newly registered users 13 newly registered users The conference was about free open source technologies not only dedicated to Wikipedia so the participants were trying to get involved with all the project that were part of OSCAL.
100 individuals involved 45 individuals involved (approximately) Mainly due to reasons mentioned in the sections above. Also, the fact that the organizers of the conference changed the time of the event maybe influenced negatively the participation.
50 number of new images/media added to Wikimedia article pages 9 number of new images/media added to Wikimedia article pages This is related with the low number of participants in the Wikimedia related events in the conference.
20 number of articles added or improved on Wikimedia projects 15 number of articles added or improved on Wikimedia projects The participants were contributing to any Wikipedia related project for the first time and the available time during the conference was not enough for them to create or edit more articles or contribute.


Global MetricsEdit

We are trying to understand the overall outcomes of the work being funded across our grantees. In addition to the measures of success for your specific program (in above section), please use the table below to let us know how your project contributed to the Global Metrics. We know that not all projects will have results for each type of metric, so feel free to put "0" where necessary.

  1. Next to each required metric, list the actual outcome achieved through this project.
  2. Where necessary, explain the context behind your outcome. For example, if you were funded for an edit-a-thon which resulted in 0 new images, your explanation might be "This project focused solely on participation and articles written/improved, the goal was not to collect images."

For more information and a sample, see Global Metrics.

Metric Achieved outcome Explanation
1. # of active editors involved 5 2 active editors at editathon, 3 active editors gave presentations
2. # of new editors 13 3 new editors from the event are still active
3. # of individuals involved 45
4. # of new images/media added to Wikimedia articles/pages 9
5. # of articles added or improved on Wikimedia projects 15
6. Absolute value of bytes added to or deleted from Wikimedia projects 0 Unfortunately we did not measure the metrics (please see explanation above)
Learning question
Did your work increase the motivation of contributors, and how do you know?

During the conference the motivation of a selected group of participants raise since some of the participants of the conference became active members in: - Open Labs mailing list; - Open Labs Telegram group dedicated to Wikipedia related projects; - the meetup with the Kosovo Wikipedians had two more follow up meetings; - the organizing group of Wiki Loves Monuments and Wikipedia Weekend 2015 includes participants from the activities of OSCAL.


ImpactEdit

What impact did this project have on WMF's mission and the strategic priorities?

Option A: How did you increase participation in one or more Wikimedia projects?

  1. Sq.wikipedia.org
  2. commons.wikimedia.org Wiki Loves Monuments

Option B: How did you improve quality on one or more Wikimedia projects?

With new articles and photos from new and current users.

Option C: How did you increase the reach (readership) of one or more Wikimedia projects?

Reporting and documentation of expendituresEdit

This section describes the grant's use of funds

DocumentationEdit

Did you send documentation of all expenses paid with grant funds to grants at wikimedia dot org, according to the guidelines here? Answer "Yes" or "No".

Yes

ExpensesEdit

Please list all project expenses in a table here, with descriptions and dates. Review the instructions here.
Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Actual cost per unit Actual total Budgeted total Currency Notes
1 Printing Materials Lanyards, Posters, Cards A6 295 295 n/a 336.89 EUR 775 USD EUR
Total project budget (from your approved grant submission)
775 USD
Total amount requested from WMF (from your approved grant submission, this total will be the same as the total project budget if PEG is your only funding source)
775 USD
Total amount spent on this project
336.89 Euro (375 USD)
Total amount of Project and Event grant funds spent on this project
336.89 Euro (375 USD)
Are there additional sources that funded any part of this project? List them here.
Yes
  1. Google
  2. Namecheap
  3. CartoBD
  4. Proto.io
  5. Sitepoint

Full list is hereː http://oscal.openlabs.cc/sponsors/

Remaining fundsEdit

The funds remaining from this grant in the amount of 400 USD were deducted from another grant payment for Grants:PEG/Open Labs/Wikipedia Weekend 2015.
Are there any grant funds remaining?
Answer YES or NO.

YES

Please list the total amount (specify currency) remaining here. (This is the amount you did not use, or the amount you still have after completing your grant.)
400 USD
If funds are remaining they must be returned to WMF, reallocated to mission-aligned activities, or applied to another approved grant.
Please state here if you intend to return unused funds to WMF, submit a request for reallocation, or submit a new grant request, and then follow the instructions on your approved grant submission.
Request for Reallocationː https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants_talk:Remaining_funds#Reallocation_for_Open_Source_Conference_Albania_.28OSCAL.29_2015