User:Ananth (CIS-A2K)/Impact report 2018-19
Metrics and results overview - all programs edit
We are trying to understand the overall outcomes of the work being funded across our grantees' programs. Please use the table below to let us know how your programs contributed to the Grant Metrics. We understand not all Grant or grantee-defined Metrics will be relevant for all programs, so feel free to put "0" where necessary. For each program include the following table and
- Next to each required metric, list the outcome/results achieved for all of your programs included in your proposal.
- Where necessary, explain the context behind your outcome.
- In addition to the Global Metrics as measures of success for your programs, there is another table format in which you may report on any OTHER relevant measures of your programs success
For more information and a sample, see Grant Metrics.
|In this grant year, CIS-A2K had more collaborative work the Indic Wikimedians in many different projects and organised events in the FLA's. Also, Focused work on Wikisource with Indic communities especially Assamese and Gurjrathi Wikipedians, helped us to achieve the target.
|The outreach event conducted for Marathi Wikipedia and the Wikimedia in Education at Christ University has helped us to achieve the targets.
CIS-A2K events/activities took place in the following cities/places.
|We have done community evaluation for the invidiulas events and hence we were not able to achieve the target. You can see 6 community evaluation received here.
MediaWiki Training-2019 edit
CIS-A2K conducted the fifth iteration of the MediaWiki training to build/enhance technical knowledge of the Indian Wikimedians. This was a small workshop where advanced topics related to MediaWiki were discussed. In an effort to encourage participation from women, 20% of the participants were women.
MWT 2019 was conducted at Jayamahal Palace Hotel, Bengaluru, on 7-9 June 2019
This workshop was focused on providing technical support to the Indic Wikimedia communities and to develop few tools which help the community members to Wikimedia sister project in easier way. This workshop had 10 participants in which 3 were from the language community and 7 of them were GSoC applicants. The topics discussed during the workshop were Intro to MediaWiki, MediaWiki Extensions, UserScripts Creation and Gadgets Installation.
Every year, we are tweaking the structure of the MediaWiki training based on the suggestions and observation from the participants and the organising team. In this interation, we had involved WMF staff member from the very first step of the Training which helped us to get participants with more technical knowledge.
With the help of this workshop, we were able to fix 8 patches on Phabicator and develop two Userscripts/Tools such as:
Zonal level MediaWiki training has been planned at Vasireddy Venkatadri Institute of Technology and Amritha University by the participants with the involvement of the local community members.
Wikimedia Education SAARC conference edit
Wikimedia Education SAARC Conference 2019 was organized by Christ (Deemed to be University) Bangalore, in association with the CIS-A2K. The objective of the conference was to bring together different community efforts in the Wikimedia education movement, identify and discuss learnings and challenges, and forge new collaborations to realise the broader goal of democratizing education for all.
Wikimedia Education SAARC Conference 2019 organized at Christ (Deemed to be University) from 20 June to 22 June 2019.
This was a three-day conference which comprised of 49 Wikimedians. This includes one member from Sri Lanka, four members from Nepal, seven members from Bangladesh and 37 members from India, all 14 language communities were represented.
This conference provided a platform to discuss learnings, knowledge gaps and best practices of the initiatives. The event also looked at broader strategies for developing institutional partnerships, addressing issues of student retention, developing new pedagogic models and increasing diversity in education. The programme also comprised of an introduction to Wikimedia tools and initiatives, such as Dashboard, Petscan, Wikidata, and GLAM. Questions of open access to education and the digital divide, the development of open educational resources and integration of these efforts with Wikimedia were discussed.
CIS-A2K request page edit
CIS-A2K is maintaining a Request page to support the Activites conducted by the Indic Wikimedia Communities. Request can be made under three categories under which community members can request for such as:
CIS-A2K provides support to the Indic communities throughout the year. We are maintaining the request page on meta which can be seen at - CIS-A2K/Requests
The request page is open for all the Indic Wikimedia communities to request for the support. Between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019 we received 42 financial requests from 9 Indian Wikimedia communities. The following chart shows the distribution of requests we got from each community.
Some of the examples can be seen below:
Train The Trainer 2019 edit
CIS-A2K organised a sixth iteration of Train-the-Trainer(TTT) which attempts to groom the leadership skill among the Indian Wikimedia community members. TTT was conducted in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 previously.
Train-the-Trainer was conducted from 31 May to 2 June 2019 in Visakhapatnam, India.
Some of the topics discussed/trained in this workshop were: the importance of outreach events and activities, how to conduct events like edit-a-thons, workshops, GLAM activities, meetups and these events best practices, Global metrics, X Tools, P&E dashboard etc. The program schedule may be seen here. Wikimedia Strategy 2018-20 was an important discussion topic, and why this strategy is important, its structure, working groups, timeline etc were discussed. A detailed event report may be seen here.
Wikipedia in Education edit
CIS-A2K entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Christ University, Bangalore to introduce the Wikimedia and it's sister project among the students through their Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) of 1,300 undergraduate students who enroll to the University every year.
Wikipedia in Education is a year long event hosted at Christ University.
This activity is mainly focused on the creation of articles in several languages and proofreading and validations of the folios in Wikisource. During this time students improve the quality of the articles and improve the quality of the folios in Wikisource, which is created by the students during the regular assignments. It was conducted in the month of October and September. Students who have taken Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, and Sanskrit as their second language are given this opportunity which is very limited and hard to find.
In-kind support edit
Table 2 Please report all spending in the currency of your grant unless US$ is requested.
- Please also include any in-kind contributions or resources that you have received in this revenues table. This might include donated office space, services, prizes, food, etc. If you are to provide a monetary equivalent (e.g. $500 for food from Organization X for service Y), please include it in this table. Otherwise, please highlight the contribution, as well as the name of the partner, in the notes section.
Revenue source Currency Anticipated Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Cumulative Anticipated ($US)* Cumulative ($US)* Explanation of variances from plan Volunteer support INR - - - - 8,000 8,000 - 120 Travel & Stay INR - - - - 112,500 112,500 - 1,687.5 Event organization and logistics INR - - - - 20,500 20,500 - 307.5
* Provide estimates in US Dollars