Grants:Let's Connect Profile/Daniel Damilola Obiokeke

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Daniel Damilola Obiokeke
Best way to connect: Via email
The Africa Narrative
Participating as: Indivudal
Nigeria • Middle East and Africa (MEA) region
Preferred times: Wednesday, Saturday (8 - 12 UTC, 21 - 23 UTC)
Can dedicate: Between one (1) hour and three (3) hours per week
Languages: English
Main Wikimedia projects: Wikipedia → encyclopedia, Wikimedia Commons → media repository, MetaWiki: central site for coordinating all projects and the Wikimedia community, MediaWiki: helps coordination work on MediaWiki software
Areas of interests: Culture, heritage or GLAM, Climate Change and sustainability
Other peer learning/training initiatives participating in: I had participated in the creation of a course for The Africa Narrative but they are yet to be released.
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Skills this profile would like to learn
Preferred way of learning: Participate learning clinic sharing my case, Have a 1:1 online coffee/tea with someone, Share resources through emails / platforms …, By being mentored by an organization with more experience

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More to learn[edit]

Further details about what I would like to learn.

Tools for making batch uploads of media and data to Wikimedia projects (e.g. Pattypan, OpenRefine)' WHY?: Campaigns leave behind a lot of work to do and I would love to learn how to use these aforementioned tools in order to be more efficient.

Wikimedia Tools (PAWS, Quarry, WDQS) for running queries and scripts wHY?: I would love to get a good practical knowledge of how various scripts work on Wikipedia in order to be able to improve them, work with it and help others who might be stuck with it.

Use various tools related to community health ( Quarry, or Wikidata Query, Phabricator, specifically to promote community health. Additionally, write your own tools or contribute to the specification or development of tools) WHY? I would love to learn how these tools work in order to create tools that solve problems or make me; and in turn others, work efficiently

Stories about sharing[edit]

Interesting stories about applying the skills I want to share.

Setting up templates for Wikimedia projects (Main pages, infoboxes, etc.) WHY?: I had created most of the templates being used on the

Using new tools for efficient organising and monitoring contributions (registration tools, newcomer edit tools, event and calendar tools, Programs & Events Dashboard, etc.). WHY?: I had used the outreach dashboard ( and AddVent (a calendar tool) to make it easier to onboard and track user contributions and to manage their time.

Volunteer management and development: (i.e defining and managing tasks, creating the right incentives and forms of recognition, monitoring engagement, volunteer development opportunities staff/volunteer relations) WHY? I led the local organizers of the AfroCreatives WikiProject which entailed encouraging, equipping and giving incentives to them for being on the project. The result of this was a successful campaign. I was also the founder and founding member of the Wikimedia Fan Club, University of Ilorin where I aligned the community so much that they have created close to 1000 altogether since they started and are still waxing strong.

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