Hey folks, we have this grant renewal application that we’re working on over at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Rapid/Bay_Area_WikiSalon_Series_II and it turns out we need to complete the report on the initial one. I was just giving updates via the talk page (e.g., https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants_talk:Project/Rapid/Bay_Area_WikiSalon/Bay_Area_WikiSalon#9_months_later_-_adapting_strategies) and spaced the formal report.
Wayne is stepping up to be the official grantee, which I greatly appreciate - and it makes sense since he’s been doing the lion’s share of the organizing work anyhow.
I started a draft at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Rapid/Bay_Area_WikiSalon/Bay_Area_WikiSalon/Report and open to any help anyone can offer. I think Wayne and I can handle the financial aspects.
We have some Google Sheets that we keep private for tracking RSVPs. But one of the ways we can keep track of our general progress and metrics is by providing good summaries at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Bay_Area_WikiSalon - maybe we should assign one organizer to fill in the summary for the event? We can rotate that duty.
Looks like we still need to complete July. We should make that summary complete so that people who contributed to the program by presenting get recognized for their contribution.
Off the top of my head, keeping rough track of attendees, organizers, and where the opportunity arises new editors / edits should be enough? In our initial grant, we proposed tracking attendees and organizers https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Rapid/Bay_Area_WikiSalon/Bay_Area_WikiSalon#Impact. At some point maybe we could try to monitor something like edits - I know the WMF has built a fancy event software out there (anyone have a link?) and it would be cool to try it when we do a more edit-focused event.
Organizing tools and forums
Also, as a reminder we use https://trello.com/b/OlmhEe2z/bay-area-wikisalon for tasks and have some additional organizing at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Bay_Area_WikiSalon. I’m a bit concerned that our organizing activities are sprawled out across too many websites.
- more color in original report, possible Global Metrics details?
- summary of July event