Programs & Events Dashboard/Admins

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The Programs & Events Dashboard has proven itself to be a key tool for many community organizers, including Program Leaders that work in the field of education, GLAM, edit-a-thons, and in Affiliates.

As this tool matures, it is becoming necessary to make sure that it has the community support it needs. One of the aspects of this is to formalize a group of Dashboard Admins that can help the community by providing it with basic support when needed.

We are therefore calling for volunteers that want to participate in this field. Their expected responsibilities will cover the following:

  • Providing support to users and Affiliates
  • Monitoring & reporting on the use of the Dashboard

Dashboard Admins, like many other roles in the the Wikimedia community will be required to sign a Non-disclosure Agreement ("NDA") with the Wikimedia Foundation, in order to ensure that data privacy policies are respected by all.

Ideally, we want to cover all “major” languages, as well as all the languages that actively use the P&E Dashboard.

All Admins will be required to take a (short) online training on how to be Admins, besides demonstrating knowledge on how to use the Dashboard.

Application questions[edit]

If you think you can assist the movement by performing this function, please sign below, answering the following questions:

  1. How long have you been on Wikipedia, and what areas are you active in?
  2. What languages are you comfortable communicating in? Are you active on any non-English Wikipedias or other Wikimedia projects?
  3. Why do you want to be an Admin of the Dashboard?
  4. What experience do you have as a user of the Dashboard?

Selection Process[edit]

The selection process will be as follows:

  1. Sign up to indicate your interest, and answering the questions that are presented.
  2. Take the online training
  3. A selection committee composed of Vahid Masrour and Sage Ross will select the first cohort of Admins.

Sign-up to request adminship[edit]

User:Joalpe[edit]

  • How long have you been on Wikipedia, and what areas are you active in?

I have created my account on Wikipedia in 2011 and have become particularly active since 2014. I mostly edit on Portuguese Wikipedia, but have some hundred articles created on French Wikipedia. I am active in education programs and GLAM initiatives, which are normally managed on the Dashboard.

  • What languages are you comfortable communicating in? Are you active on any non-English Wikipedias or other Wikimedia projects?

I am comfortable communicating in Portuguese, French, English and Spanish. I am mostly active on projects in Portuguese and French, and also global projects on which the lingua franca is English.

  • Why do you want to be an Admin of the Dashboard?

I have been involved with the Dashboard since its inception and have been involved in contributing to the launching of some of its features in Portuguese (i.e., automated edits) and in giving systematic feedbacks to the dev team and focused research projects. I believe I have enough knowledge to help new users to work with the tool and serve as bridge for the community of users and the dev team.

  • What experience do you have as a user of the Dashboard?

I have led 46 programs with 1,580 editors on the Dashboard --my user account report is available here.

Thanks for considering this application. --Joalpe (talk) 02:08, 13 September 2018 (UTC)

User:DarwIn[edit]

  • How long have you been on Wikipedia, and what areas are you active in?

I have created my account on Wikipedia in 2009, and have been active since then. I started at the Portuguese Wikipedia, but soon became very active in Wikimedia Commons. I currently hold teh sysop flag on both projects. I'm also starting to become quite active in Wikidata. I am active in education programs and GLAM initiatives, which are normally managed on the Dashboard.

  • What languages are you comfortable communicating in? Are you active on any non-English Wikipedias or other Wikimedia projects?

I am comfortable communicating in Portuguese, French, English, Spanish. I can also read Italian and Catalan with some easiness, but I'm unable to answer back using those two languages. I am mostly active on projects in Portuguese and global projects on which the lingua franca is English, particularly Wikimedia Commons and more recently Wikidata.

  • Why do you want to be an Admin of the Dashboard?

I have became involved with the Dashboard by the hand of Joalpe (above), who was already an admin there, and helped me with the first steps and everything I needed to know. I have been involved in contributing to the testing of some of its features in Portuguese (i.e., automated edits), reporting mainly to Joalpe and Sage. I believe I have enough knowledge to help new users to work with the tool and serve as bridge for the community of users and the dev team.

  • What experience do you have as a user of the Dashboard?

I have led a number of programs on the Dashboard, enough to understand fairly well how the platform works. The projects were mainly focused in Gender Gap, GLAM and Education --my user account report is available here.

Thanks for considering this application.--- Darwin Ahoy! 14:56, 13 September 2018 (UTC)

Ananth subray[edit]

  • How long have you been on Wikipedia, and what areas are you active in?

I have been active on Wikimedia projects from past 49 months Since I created my account I am very active on all the sister projects of Kannada language. I am super active in Education programs around India. I have managed to work with more than 1600 students every year. You can see more about my activities on outreach


  • What languages are you comfortable communicating in? Are you active on any non-English Wikipedias or other Wikimedia projects?

I am very comfortable to communicate in my local language, but similarly, I can communicate in English as well as other Indic languages such as Telugu, Hindi etc. I am active on Kannada Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects.


  • Why do you want to be an Admin of the Dashboard?

As we all know that Dashboard is a very powerful tool to monitor the work done during the training or after the training period. I am working with more than 1600 in an academic year and see their regular contributions and assign the work to students through it. During this process, I have gained more knowledge and know the special features of the dashboard.

Since the project on Dashboard was started I have been in touch with one of the engineers who worked for the development of it and I have given many suggestions to develop it. With the adminship, I am expecting to explore more convey it to the wider community in India.


  • What experience do you have as a user of the Dashboard?

I have led more than 30 programs with 2560 editors and many more in privates option. You can see my user profile is available here

user:Bluerasberry[edit]

  1. How long have you been on Wikipedia, and what areas are you active in?
    I was a wiki vandal from 2004-2008. I do projects with Wiki Project Med, Wikimedians in Residence Exchange Network, and Wikimedia New York City. I am employed as Wikimedian in Residence at the Data Science Institute at the University of Virginia.
  2. What languages are you comfortable communicating in? Are you active on any non-English Wikipedias or other Wikimedia projects?
    I only speak English. I am active in English Wikipedia, Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, Meta-Wiki, and English Wikisource.
  3. Why do you want to be an Admin of the Dashboard?
    I am not eager to take on a userright but I do wish for the success of the Dashboard and for more people and wiki community groups to use it. I think that I would be a better advocate for the dashboard if I had access to all its features. In the call for admins one of the requests is for admins to respond to questions on the talk page, and I can do that. I also want to learn the features, but I hesitate to commit to be on call to help anyone with dashboard instance corrections when I am not sure who will request these things and urgent these requests could be.
  4. What experience do you have as a user of the Dashboard?
    I am a continual dashboard user and I feel that anyone doing Wiki outreach should also use it. I have taught dashboard use to others and advocated for it in many Wiki community groups. I wrote the original documentation for the Dashboard at Programs & Events Dashboard and continue to encourage the development of it.

Blue Rasberry (talk) 15:27, 13 September 2018 (UTC)

user:Neboysha87[edit]

  • How long have you been on Wikipedia, and what areas are you active in?

I have been active on Wikimedia projects for past two years. I created my account when I started to work at Wikimedia Serbia as Education Program Manager. Since then I constantly work on implementing education projects in Serbia which means I use Wikipedia on a daily bases.

  • What languages are you comfortable communicating in? Are you active on any non-English Wikipedias or other Wikimedia projects?

I am comfortable communicating in Serbian, Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin, English and Spanish. I am active on Wikidata and rarely on Wiktionary and I am mostly active on projects in Serbian.

  • Why do you want to be an Admin of the Dashboard?

I have been involved with the Dashboard since February 2017. Since then I use it to track and report metrics of Education Program in Serbia. I find Dashboard an essential tool for collecting information as to where we stand on essential indicators. As Admin I can contribute to the further development of Dashboard in order to become an even more useful tool. In addition, I think that in this way I could get a wider picture of how it works, which would be significant for my professional development.

  • What experience do you have as a user of the Dashboard?

I have led 81 programs until now with 2500 editors. I was also participating in testing meeting for Dashboard improving in July 2017 held by Sejal Khatri. My user account is available here. Thanks for considering my application.--Neboysha87 (talk) 09:30, 14 September 2018 (UTC)

User:KCVelaga[edit]

  • How long have you been on Wikipedia, and what areas are you active in?
  • What languages are you comfortable communicating in? Are you active on any non-English Wikipedias or other Wikimedia projects?
  • I have the following language efficiencies according to Template:Babel; en-4, te-N, hi-2.
  • Why do you want to be an Admin of the Dashboard?
  • While I used the dashboard for activities I had identified several features going wrong and some errors, and reported it through the feedback email and also through the grant reports submitted to WMF. By being a dashboard admin, I intend to explore the opportunities for new features that can be helpful for program leaders, and result in better metrics. Apart from that, on regular basis, I will support users in using the dashboard to its best, and also identify the existing errors/bugs.
  • What experience do you have as a user of the Dashboard?

user:GastelEtzwane[edit]

  • How long have you been on Wikipedia, and what areas are you active in?
    I have been active on Wikimedia since the Spring of 2006, and with my students since the 2006-2007 school year (starting September). I work mostly when my 7th-grade students are also actively editing Wikipedia as part of my school class project. I also give teacher training courses on using Wikipedia so that the teachers learn both how to teach their own students effective use of the encyclopedia and how to edit and write articles. I am also active in training teachers how to use and share offline Wikipedia for use in schools with absolutely no internet (or cell phone) connection.
  • What languages are you comfortable communicating in? Are you active on any non-English Wikipedias or other Wikimedia projects?
    I live and work in Geneva, Switzerland. Geneva is in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. I am also actively working with schools in West Africa, also French-speaking. I am starting up a small English-speaking offline Wikipedia project in Zimbabwe.
  • Why do you want to be an Admin of the Dashboard?
    I feel that this powerful tool is now mature. For starters, I would like to be able to help the teachers I train when they start using the dashboard with their own students. This type of close mentoring would be easier with admin tools. I would also like to be able to other teachers in the French-speaking community when they start using the dashboard.

GastelEtzwane (talk) 13:59, 15 September 2018 (UTC)