[WMCEE-l] CEE grant not funded; thoughts on two roads...

Balázs Viczián balazs.viczian at wikimedia.hu
Thu Oct 31 06:42:09 CET 2013

Sorry to read this. Will the event be held at all?


PS: I would be interested to host this event in 2014
2013.10.30. 19:51, "Raul Veede" <raul.veede at gmail.com> ezt írta:

> In general, it might be a good idea to include a "What now?" session in
> the program.
> Raul
> On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 8:17 PM, Marcin Cieslak <marcin at cieslak.name>wrote:
>> On 10/30/13, Asaf Bartov <abartov at wikimedia.org> wrote:
>> > Dear colleagues,
>> >
>> > I have bittersweet news: the Wikimedia Foundation will not be funding
>> the
>> > grant proposal for the upcoming meeting in Modra.  Please see the
>> > announcement on the grant proposal talk page:
>> >
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants_talk:Wikimedia_Slovakia/Wikimedia_CEE_Meeting_2013#Not_funded
>> Thank you, Asaf. I fully understand your decision and it is good to
>> hear that it is not based solely on the bad timing on applicant's
>> side. We've had a pretty intense discussions internally at Wikimedia
>> Polska and I also support our decision to help the conference
>> organisers; as much as I understand yours.
>> I think there are still some items that can even more streamline the
>> budget; a CEE T-Shirt I got in Belgrade is still good and I don't need
>> a new one.
>> Having said all this, I chose to attend Wikimedia RU conference in
>> Smolensk few days before the CEE event, so I won't be in Modra this
>> year. But last meeting has exceeded my expectations and I'd be happy
>> to participate in follow-up projects to the meeting in Slovakia.
>> //Saper
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