Grants:Project/BlackLunchTable/BLT 2018/Timeline


Timeline for BlackLunchTableEdit

Timeline Date
Double outcomes from 2017 1 July 2018
Make our processes more efficient 1 July 2018
Foster return editors 1 July 2018
Increase our reach 1 July 2018


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.

JuneEdit

Bootcamp in DC

Introduced to new techniques and tools for tracking metrics
Connected with other Wikimedians from around the country
Shared progress on project and got positive feedback
Realized there is a lot we want to learn to make the project more efficient and interesting.

Participated in the Storytelling Workshop

Wrote concise “elevator pitch” for project
Presented a 5 minute presentation online that was recorded for public.

Photo challenge in NYC & Chicago

Uploaded 71 photos to WikiCommons taken by project affiliated photographers and the public (in response to our Juneteenth challenge).
Learned this was a great way to get new publics/new editors excited about engaging with Wikipedia
Started planning for future photo challenges

Broadened online meet-ups

We are working to create return editors and cull existing editors for a usergroup
Met with 9 editors online, 15 have expressed interest but scheduling has been challenging. Editors with a range of experience meet to learn new skills and discuss the project.

Revamped budget

The new budget more closely reflects our actual needs and priorities
Editing the budget has also meant revisiting our timeline and strategy
Interviewed and Hired Project Assistant

Planned for Cape Town & Johannesburg

Will be attending Wikimania, participating in Whose Knowledge, and facilitating a roundtable discussion with Wikimedians
Expanded our visit to include partnerships with A4 ARTS Foundation in Cape Town and Bridge Books in Johannesburg for public Edit-a-thons

Scheduled team retreat for next April

JulyEdit

Hosted Edit-a-thons

  • at The High Line, New York, our first outdoor Edit-a-thon using Wi-Fi hotspots and featured photo booth.
Challenge with some drop out of hotspots, but all in all very successful.
Need to work on studying strategy and nurturing our editor base so the numbers are higher especially for home-based events.
  • at A4 Arts Foundation, Cape Town, prior to Wikimania 2018 in District 6
  • at Bridge Books on Commissioner St in Johannesburg’s City Central
Our hotspots were crucial as their internet was not working.
  • at Bridge Books in Maboneng, Johannesburg
Issue of access came up multiple times, folks who want to participate may not have computers, internet nor training. Would like to focus on this next visit.
Would like to somehow make sure local experienced editors are in attendance every time (none came).

Continued to fine-tuned budget

In the process of identifying how many hours each position is actually using

Attended Wikimania 2018

Attended Whose Knowledge preconference
Successfully facilitated a “full” BLT roundtable discussion with Wikimedians, recording their reflection on the state of Wikimedia. This will be included in our dynamic, searchable online archive.
Made our first in person connections with Wikimedians from the African continent and larger diaspora who will potentially ally for our future endeavours
Learned much more about what is happening in different places with different projects in Wikimedia movement
Learned about potential tools we may use for addressing lack of access, metrics, language diversity, addressing gaps, work in academia, using Wikidata with Wikipedia, and sustainability.
Met with members of the Foundation to reflect and plan to meet for training in the future.

Continued online editing training

Interest is strong but arranging timing is still a challenge.
Hosting both new editors mixed with editors who are ready for a next level is challenging in the online meetup.
Next month we will launch an Outreach Dashboard tracking of these users edits in case that might be useful
Next month we will announce our plan to host a static date for our online meetup and maybe add one night to total two meetups a month in hopes this will be easier for the arrangement of time.

Planned for Fall events

Staten Island Museum
Studio Museum in Harlem at Schomburg Center

Trained Assistant

Began introducing Assistant to Wikimedia editing so they can not only help with administration but also understand first hand what it is.
Worked on Wikidata integration and planning future events, grant targets and structure.

AugustEdit

Planned for future events

Met with Studio Museum in Harlem regarding upcoming edit-a-thon at Schomburg
Met with Vanderbilt regarding upcoming edit-a-thon
Met with professors at Rhodes Univ regarding future partnership
Applied for Wiki Con North America
Met with Magnum Foundation regarding upcoming edit-a-thon
Met with Staten Island Museum regarding upcoming edit-a-thon and photo booth engagements

Met with Joe Matazzoni re: wiki metric tools

Met with LCA and Creative Capital regarding our non-profit status

Interview with NowThis News in New York

Finished fine-tuning budget

Continued online editing training

Announced that we will pick same week, day and time for monthly meetings.
Similar challenges as before.
Launched Outreach Dashboard tracking for our online editing group

Continued Training and work with new Project Assistant

Trained on Wikidata, Wiki Commons and Wikipedia

SeptemberEdit

Events

Hosted info table/photo booth at Staten Island Black Heritage Festival
Hosted info table/photo booth at Staten Island Museum’s Fences Show
Hosted edit-a-thons with photo booths at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in NY (in partnership with the Studio Museum in Harlem).
Met for brunch with Wikimedians of Chicago to help reboot its usergroup.
Initial Wikimedians of Chicago online meetup facilitated by WikiNYC’s Pharos.
Monthly Wiki editing meetup online

Administration

Lost our Project Assistant
Advertised for hiring Project Assistant, Wiki Regional Proxies and Wiki Project Manager
Met with lawyer from Creative Capital consulants about 501c3 who advised us to find someone regional
Applied for Scholarships to Wiki North America Conference
Lawyers for the Creative Arts in Chicago said they will provide pro bono 501c3 assistance
Directors mapped out plan for fall events and hiring strategy
Kept tabs on Joe Matazzoni’s wiki metric tools

Planning

Planned for Magnum Foundation meetup, meetings with host, developed call sheet
Site visit in North Carolina NCMA and UNC for potential program partnership
Met with BYP100 regarding a targeted editathon co-hosted in NYC and Chicago
Attended meetup in Koln of Wiki editors to promote project and connect with potential editors
Supported planning for editathons in Kingston Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago
Strategized for Wiki North America Conference
Partnered with AfroCine to promote contest
Reached out to NYU to host Nov editathon for AfroCine

OctoberEdit

Events

Hosted edit-a-thon with photo booth at MCA Chicago in conjunction with the exhibition Raised on the Internet.
Hosted edit-a-thon with photo booth at Magnum Foundation themed around Black women photographers.
Monthly Wiki editing meetup online

Administration

Team members Ryan Horne, and Anina Major attend Wiki North American conference.
Focused on learning about how our oral history archive and metadata may use and integrate with Wikidata.
Thinking about linked data
Focused on networking with North American users to think about the expansion of the project and strategies to scale up.
Met with Wikimedia Foundation casually to brainstorm how best to utilize help with this grant.
Hired new Project Assistant
Begun intro to Wiki
Organized Staten Island Museum engagement
Call for Project Manager and Regional Proxies
Disappointed with results, postponed interviews
Integrated site task lists into Wikidata
Worked on query for Afrocine
Hired proxy for events in Kingston, Jamaica
Procured unpaid intern to help with project in the interim

Planning

Target recruiting for Wiki hiring
Sent out more messages seeking site for Afrocine meetup in an art/film space
Working with Proxy and their host on Kingston meetups

NovemberEdit

Events

Lecture and Edit-a-thon at Staten Island Museum
Monthly Wikipedia meetup

Administration

Target recruiting for hires
Planning for January follow up edit-a-thon with Staten Island Museum

Planning

Target recruiting for Wiki hiring- we researched folks that work in Wiki currently who have an apparent interest in our project to encourage applications to Proxy and Project Manager.
Worked with proxy organizer in Jamaica on planning December’s engagement. Problem solving internet issues at site, recruited assistance, developed target list and PR.
Working with intern from CUNY
Planning for Trinidad and Tobago editathon

Other

Submitted essay proposal for Joseph Reagle and Zachary McDowell’s forthcoming book Wikipedia @ 20.
Interview with Raina Wellman Now Here This podcast

DecemberEdit

Events

Promoted and joined Radical Education Edit-a-thon @ Interference Archive
Promoted and joined Women of the African Diaspora in NYC History @ Fordham University with AfroCROWD
Hosted 2 edit-a-thons at NLS Kingston in Jamaica
Hosted edit-a-thon at National Gallery in Jamaica
BLT Wiki monthly meetup online

Administration

Trained Proxy for Jamaica edit-a-thons
Hired intern
Met with new partner for edit-a-thons, MCA in Chicago
Tax paperwork
Hit 300th edit for 3 users on editing team, applied for User Group

Planning

Recruiting for hiring

JanuaryEdit

Events

Joined Wikipedia Day in Chicago
BLT Art+Feminism edit-a-thon at Glass Curtain Gallery in Chicago
Guest spoke at AfroCROWD’s summit via videochat

Administration

Interviewed for all BLT Wiki hiring
Hired Wiki Proxies in Ilorin, Nigeria; Houston, TX and a Port of Spain, Trinidad
Hired BLT Wiki Project Manager and Assistant Project Manager
Held BLT Wiki team meeting
Approved as an official User Group as Black Lunch Table Wikimedians!
Maintenance and organization of Outreach Dashboard, Wiki Meetup Page, Commons and Meta page
Strategic planning

Planning

Planned for Trinidad editathon
Planned for Detroit editathon
Planned for April retreat
Planned for KickstarterxBLT Art+Feminism
Planned for BMCC edit-a-thon
Planned for Staten Island Museum follow up edit-a-thon
Planned for MoMA Art+Feminism BLT photobooth
Planned for Flaxman Library Art+Feminism BLT Edit-a-thon
Planned for Columbia College BLT Art+Feminism
Ongoing planning for MCA BLT residency
Sights on Santa Monica, CA

FebruaryEdit

Events

Black History Everyday at Staten Island Museum
Edna Manley College of Visual & Performing Arts, Jamaica
Wiki NYC @ Borough of Manhattan Community College
Finalize details for event with Art+Feminism x MoMA
Finalize details for Kickstarter x BLT Art+Feminism
Interview about Wiki Movement

Administration

Organizing team workflow with new Wiki Project Manager + Assistant PM
Organizing events with proxies in Nigeria; Houston and Trinidad
Maintenance & organization of Outreach Dashboard, Wiki Meetup Page, Commons + Meta page
Strategic planning with PMs

Planning

Planning for events at Alice Yard in Trinidad + Tobago
Planned for Nigeria
Planned for Detroit editathon
Planning for ‘Wikipedia in the Classroom’ presentation/panel at Pratt Institute
Planned for Staten Island Museum follow up edit-a-thon
Planned for MoMA Art+Feminism BLT photobooth
Ongoing planning for MCA BLT residency
Planning for #visiblewikiwomen campaign with Whose Knowledge?
Sights on Santa Monica, CA
Planning for Fisher Arts Library at UPenn
Planning for event at RISD
Planning for event @ REAL Symposium, Vanderbilt
Planning for April retreat

MarchEdit

Events

Black Lunch Table x Art+Feminism @MoMA, Photo Booth, NY
Black Lunch Table x Art+Feminism x Kickstarter, NY, added XXX photos
Black Lunch Table @ Alice Yard, Port of Spain, TT
Black Lunch Table @ RISD Fleet Library, RI
Black Lunch Table @ Alice Yard, Port of Spain, TT
Black Lunch Table @ East Yard, Arima, TT
Black Lunch Table @ 2019 REAL Symposium, TN
Co-founder Heather Hart @ Pratt Institute’s Wikipedia in Education Panel
Monthly online training session and edit-a-thon
#Visiblewikiwomen campaign with Whose Knowledge?

Administration

Organizing team workflow with new Wiki Project Manager + Assistant PM
Worked to make a more robust Meta Black Lunch Table presence
Applications for Wikimania 2019 scholarships/funding
Secure Travel for April Retreat, 10 traveling/2 remote participants

Planning

Finalize for event at UPenn Fisher Fine Arts Library
Planned for Nigeria editathon
Planned for Detroit editathon
Planned for Houston editathon
Planned for Staten Island Museum follow up edit-a-thon
Ongoing planning for MCA BLT residency
Sights on Santa Monica, CA
Planning for April retreat
New outreach initiatives for Wiki EDU and GLAM

AprilEdit

Events

Black Lunch Table @ UPenn Fisher Fine Arts Library, Philadelphia, PA
Black Lunch Table @ Arte Publico Press, Houston, TX
Monthly online training session and edit-a-thon
#Visiblewikiwomen campaign with Whose Knowledge?

Administration

Organizing team workflow with new Wiki Project Manager + Assistant PM
Worked to make a more robust Meta Black Lunch Table presence
Applications for outside funding
Process/reimburse Retreat travel/expenses/receipts
INTERNAL: Full Team retreat, Wassaic, NY


Planning

Planned for Nigeria edit-a-thon
Planned for Detroit edit-a-thon
Planned for Houston edit-a-thon at Project Row Houses and Gregory School
Confirmed MCA Chicago Partnership and begin planning for fall residency
Planned for UIC Women’s Center partnership/event
Planned for Wiki Loves Pride Summer Events
Planned for CAA Wikipedia edit-a-thon focusing on artists and women of color

MayEdit

Events

Black Lunch Table @ Project Row Houses, Houston, TX
Black Lunch Table @ University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria, 3 consecutive weekends
Black Lunch Table @ Red Bull Arts, Detroit, MI
Continued work with Edna Manley Philosophy of Art class
Monthly online training session and edit-a-thon

Administration

Reflect and implement team feedback from April retreat
Applications for outside funding
NFP status updated
Preparation for final grant report
Application for Strategy Salon grant/event

Planning

Planned for Houston edit-a-thon, Gregory School
Planned for New School edit-a-thon NYC, September
Confirmed MCA Chicago Partnership and begin planning for fall residency
Planned for UIC Women’s Center partnership/event
Planned for Wiki Loves Pride Summer Events
Planned for CAA Wikipedia Edit-a-thon focusing on artists and women of color
Continued writing for book projects/chapters with Wiki @ 20


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