[OSM-dev] Fwd: [Wikitech-l] [Wikimedia-l] Only one week left for Individual Engagement Grant proposals

Yuri Astrakhan yastrakhan at wikimedia.org
Thu Sep 24 02:26:06 UTC 2015

Wikimedia Foundation is offering grants
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG> for technical projects until
September 29th.  If you think you can build something crazy cool for Maps,
now is the time. Less than one week left to apply, up to $30,000 for a
person or a small team.

Maps project could help make https://maps.wikimedia.org better, and
possibly even adapt the vector-serving Kartotherian
<https://github.com/kartotherian/kartotherian/blob/master/README.md> to

Some ideas I wish can happen:
* Add hstore support to Mapnik's c++ code -- this will allow all languages
to be stored in the vector tiles simultaneously.
* Help with the label clipping issues
* Improve/add SQL queries to generate needed data for vector tiles, and
make vtiles smaller
* Integrate images from commons into maps
* Make panoramic views out of the images in commons
* Store 3D models and GeoJSON/TopoJSON in Commons
* Some other crazy ideas that will make maps project and the whole OSM
community even more awesome


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Quim Gil <qgil at wikimedia.org>
Date: Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 12:43 PM
Subject: Re: [Wikitech-l] [Wikimedia-l] Only one week left for Individual
Engagement Grant proposals
To: Wikimedia developers <wikitech-l at lists.wikimedia.org>

Hi, the new round of Wikimedia Individual Engagement Grants
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG> is open until 29 Sep. For the
first time, technical projects are within scope, thanks to the feedback
received at Wikimania 2015, before, and after (T105414
<https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T105414>). If someone is interested in
obtaining funds to push this task, this might be a good way.

On Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 10:31 PM, Marti Johnson <mjohnson at wikimedia.org>

> There is still one week left to submit Individual Engagement Grant
> (IEG) proposals
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IEG>  before the September 29th deadline.
> If you have ideas for new tools, community-building processes, and other
> experimental projects that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers, start
> your proposal today!  Please encourage others who have great ideas to
> now as well.  Support is available if you want help turning your idea into
> a grant request.
>    -
>    Submit a grant request <
>    https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG#ieg-apply>
>    -
>    Get help with your proposal in IdeaLab <
>    https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab>
>    -
>    Learn from examples of completed Individual Engagement Grants <
>    https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG#ieg-engaging>
> Put your idea into motion, and submit your proposal this week! <
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG#ieg-apply>
> Kind regards,
> Marti
> *Marti JohnsonProgram Officer*
> *Individual Grants*
> *Wikimedia Foundation <http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home>*
> +1 415-839-6885
> Skype: Mjohnson_WMF
> Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share
> <http://youtu.be/ci0Pihl2zXY> in the sum of all knowledge.  Help us make
> it
> a reality!
> Support Wikimedia <https://donate.wikimedia.org/>
> Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:29:44 -0500
> From: Chris Schilling <cschilling at wikimedia.org>
> To: wikimedia-l at lists.wikimedia.org
> Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Open call for Individual Engagement Grant proposals
> Hi everyone,
> This is Chris Schilling (User:I JethroBT).  The Wikimedia Foundation
> Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) program is accepting proposals for
> funding new experiments from August 31st to September 29th.  <
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG>  As a former grantee in
> developing the Co-op mentorship space, I encourage you to explore IEG as a
> way to realize your idea for improving Wikimedia projects. <
> >
> Your idea could involve building new tools or software, organizing a
> process on your wiki, conducting research to investigate an important
> issue, or providing other support for community-building.Whether you need
> small or large amount of funds (up to $30,000 USD) Individual Engagement
> Grants can support you and your team’s project development time in
> to other expenses like travel, materials, and rental space. Project
> schedules and reporting are flexible for grantees, and staff are available
> on Meta to support you through all stages of your project.
> Do you have have an idea, but would like some feedback before applying?
> it into the IdeaLab, where volunteers and staff can give you advice and
> guidance on how to bring it to life.  <
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab>  Once your idea is ready,
> it can be easily migrated into a grant request.  IEG Program Officer Marti
> Johnson and I will also be hosting several Hangouts for real-time
> discussions to answer questions and help you make your proposal better -
> the first will happen on September 8th. <
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab/Events#Upcoming_events>
> Please feel free to get in touch with Marti (mjohnson at wikimedia.org) or me
> with questions about getting started with your idea.
> We are excited to see your grant ideas that will support our community and
> make an impact on the future of Wikimedia projects.  Put your idea into
> motion, and submit your proposal this September! <
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG#ieg-apply>
> With thanks,
> Chris
> --
> Chris "Jethro" Schilling
> I JethroBT (WMF) <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:I_JethroBT_(WMF)>
> Community Organizer, Wikimedia Foundation
> <https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home>
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Quim Gil
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