Grants:Project/Rapid/Lori Brown/Third Annual WikiD meetup

ArchiteXX/#wikiD New York City
This is the third year and running for the #wikiD writing project. We write more women architects, designers, architectural academics, historians and those who have or had a significant influence on the built environment.
target#wikiD in English
start yearMarch 22, 2017 (I realize it is not 6 weeks but I have to secure a few things in NYC)
end dateMarch 29
end year2017
budget (local currency)$1305US
budget (USD)$1305
grant typegroup
non-profit statusyes
contact(s)• loribrown(_AT_)• or
organization (if applicable)• ArchiteXX
website (if applicable)•

Wikipedia:Wikiproject Women Wikipedia Design meets for the third year for a women in architecture editing workshop at the Center for Architecture in New York City.

Project GoalEdit

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Recruit new editors
  2. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. Add or improve content

Project PlanEdit


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:

  1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings?
    We are doing one editathon in NYC. However, there are affiliates independent from the proposal that will also be organizing writing workshops during the month of March.
  2. How will you let your community know about the event? Please paste links below to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions.
  3. ArchiteXX website notice
  4. wikiD March 2017
  5. ArchiteXX Facebook page
  6. HelloArchiteXX Twitter account
  7. AIA NY event calendar
  8. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event?
    Yes, Lane Rasberry bluerasberry and Wikimedia NYC
  9. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?
    They do. I will also have biographies for those who have not researched beforehand to use to write from.
  10. How will you engage participants after the event(s)?
    I will have their contact information and keep them updated on the impact we are having as well as future #wikiD events.
  11. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?
    ArchiteXX and our partner organizations and groups are committed to this as a long term project to write more women into wikipedia.


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets:

  1. Number of events 1 in NYC
  2. Number of participants Up to 30
  3. Number of new editors Probably 20-24
  4. Number of of articles created or improved Hopefully 15 new articles added and improved content for another 10
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events)


What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

ArchiteXX, and specifically Lori Brown, is organizing the event. This will be the third year I will have organized our #wikiD writing workshops. Unfortunately, we are unable to receive any in-kind donations.

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.

space rental + av tech: $475
my travel from syracuse: $180
food: $200
child care services (if used): $100/hr=$350
transportation for underserved community members (if used): $100
total: $1305


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • Endorse. WikiD is a great community that understands and promotes the value of Wikipedia outreach within their specific initiative. They have put together great materials, are enthusiastic, and have great follow-through. Their work will address gender gap and diversity of content creation on Wikipedia. Fully support this grant. -- Erika aka BrillLyle (talk) 21:31, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
    • Please also note that if additional travel grant monies are needed, WM NYC offers Travel Micro-Grants. -- Erika aka BrillLyle (talk) 21:33, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
  • I attended the event last year and was really impressed with their training resources and organization. I think that other organizations starting similar editathons benefited from their example. I also remember how one of the presentations was about a notable female architect - who did not have an entry prior to the event. They mentioned it in the intro. In any case, success of an editathon doesn't rest entirely on # of entries created or edits made. Meaningful contact between participants and with Wikipedia was also part of what made their efforts worth continuing and supporting. Mozucat (talk) 21:44, 22 February 2017 (UTC)