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 Sam Walton 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)

@DarwIn: Thank you for your interest! Please complete the Dashboard Admin training so that we can further process your application. Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 10:50, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
@Samwalton9 (WMF): Thank you, I've just completed the training.--- Darwin Ahoy! 14:08, 15 October 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

@Ananth subray: Thank you for your interest! Please complete the Dashboard Admin training so that we can further process your application. Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 10:51, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
@Samwalton9 (WMF): thank you. I have completed the training.--Ananth subray (talk) 12:43, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

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?
@KCVelaga: Thank you for your interest! Please complete the Dashboard Admin training so that we can further process your application. Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 10:52, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
@Samwalton9 (WMF): Hi Sam, thanks for this message. I've completed the training. KCVelaga (talk) 11:57, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

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)

User:Avery Jensen[edit]

  1. How long have you been on Wikipedia, and what areas are you active in?
    I created this account in 2016. Before that, I was active with Wikimedia DC. Mostly I work with outreach, working one-on-one with new users at events.
  2. What languages are you comfortable communicating in? Are you active on any non-English Wikipedias or other Wikimedia projects?
    My first language is English. I have some very limited communication in a few other languages. I have made a few simple edits to non-English wikis, and add information to WikiData in multiple languages when I can find it. Mostly I add images to Commons, but I also collaborate with our local group in updating the GLAM newsletter. I am a member of the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group, and participated in librarian training in cooperation with the OCLC Wikipedia + Libraries program.
  3. Why do you want to be an Admin of the Dashboard?
    Having been employed in the education sector, I understand how important it is for educators to have good support, especially during the busier seasons of the school year. I am not currently affiliated with an educational institution, so I could be more available during those times. I have worked internationally, but am currently located in the Eastern Time Zone.
  4. What experience do you have as a user of the Dashboard?
    I have used the dashboard for two meetups.

Avery Jensen (talk) 00:31, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

User:Martin Urbanec[edit]

  1. How long have you been on Wikipedia, and what areas are you active in?
    I created my account in 2014, since 2015 I'm cswiki sysop, since May 2016 cswiki bureaucrat, since November 2016 cswiki arbitrator and since December 2017 cswiki checkuser. I use those roles for vandalism fighting, housekeeping and to participate as the last resort in dispute resolution process – the Arbitration Committee.
    Since 2016, I'm a member of Wikimedia Czech Republic and I'm active as system administrator, which means I'm taking care about two wikis, blog, our own expense tracking app and emails.
  2. What languages are you comfortable communicating in? Are you active on any non-English Wikipedias or other Wikimedia projects?
    My first language is Czech. I'm able to communicate in English fluently. My home wiki is Czech Wikipedia, I made some edits to a few other projects, but I'm not active contributor there.
  3. Why od you want to be an Admin of the Dashboard?
    Many users in Czech Wikipedia reach to me if anything related to Wikimedia movement doesn't work as they expect and because of that, I receive reports regarding the Dashboard from time to time. I'm able to resolve many issues with the Dashboard, as mostly they're resolved by going through a general process usable with every application and in case it is not just a clear mistake in course settings, I'm frequently able to figure out an alternative solution. This sometimes require editing courses I'm not a facilitator of (and I don't want to be - I need the rights only from technical reasons), usually to test how Dashboar behave with data of that particular problematic course. As on-wiki admins currently have no special privileges related to courses of their wiki, althrough it is proposed. I think I should be a Dashboard Admin to be able to solve those problems more easily, without having to ask for facilitator rights of that problem. I don't use admin rights for other purposes. I'm willing to help non-Czech users if you want me to do it, by watching and replying to Dashboard queries on a wiki page or in a maillinglist if something like this exist.
  4. What experience do you have as a user of the Dashboard?
    I use Dashboard as a participant (usually in editathons, workshops and so on). As a facilitator, I almost don't use Dashboard (99 % of my user-related Dashboard usages is replying to requests like "Can you create a Dashboard course for me please?"). As I said above, I use dashboard for non-user things. Even that, I consider myself experienced Dashboard user, as I'm pretty familiar with the interface and I'm able to create courses, I just don't need it - I assume my usecase is different than usecase of other admins. I will give up my rights after [1] will be resolved unless I will have other valid usecase approved by whoever will have the responsibility over granting the rights.

--Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:34, 18 October 2018 (UTC)Edited --Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:44, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

User: McKensie Mack[edit]

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

I've been on Wikipedia since 2016. I'm primarily active on English Wikipedia.

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

I'm comfortable communicating in French and Spanish. I'm not currently active on any other non-English Wikipedias.

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

I'm the Director of ART+FEMINISM. The Dashboard is critical to our managing and organizing event data from edit-a-thons that take place on all 6 inhabitable continents each year.

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

For two years, I've led digital workshops for organizers and new editors using the Dashboard for the first time. In my role, I also lend myself to acting as technical support during the high traffic season of our campaign.

User:Megs[edit]

  1. How long have you been on Wikipedia, and what areas are you active in?
    I've been an editor and organizer since 2011. I'm active on En Wikipedia, and increasingly doing work with Wikidata.
  2. What languages are you comfortable communicating in? Are you active on any non-English Wikipedias or other Wikimedia projects?
    I have a basic knowledge of Italian and Spanish, but am only comfortable communicating in English. I contribute to Wikidata and, occasionally, Wikimedia Commons.
  3. Why do you want to be an Admin of the Dashboard?
    I am the President of Wikimedia NYC, and the Dashboard is a critical component to our reporting efforts, as well as supporting new editors at our events.
  4. What experience do you have as a user of the Dashboard?
    I have experience using the Dashboard to collect metrics for the Chapter and recently developed our first effort at standardization in collecting these metrics. Check it out!

Please let me know if I can provide more information. Megs (talk) 21:11, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

@Megs: Thanks for applying! Could you take the Dashboard admin training so that we can process your application further? Thanks, Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 12:21, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

Shani Evenstein[edit]

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

I've been a Wikipedian & Wikimedian since 2001. I specialize in outreach: Education, GLAM, Medicine, WikiWomen, Wikidata. I have been creating collaboration with various institutions, support various lecturers in implementing Wikipedia into their curriculum (k-12 & Academia), and am running events and workshops regularly.

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

I operate mainly on Hebrew Wikipedia (also an Admin), English Wikipedia, Wikidata, Commons, Outreach & Meta.

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

I was involved with the creation of the dashboard (adapting it from the WikiEd dashboard) and one of the first to adapt it, moving away from the education extension. I helped debug it, helped with thinking about what features to include, have helped disseminate it by doing training and workshops, as well as supporting individual users adapting it. I've also translated it to Hebrew. Other than that, all my trainings, workshops and academic courses are done through the dashboard.

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

Having admin rights not only helped me run my own courses and training in a more efficient way, but have also helped me in supporting the local and global community. Now, as chair of the newly created "Wikipedia & Education User Group", I foresee that we will continue supporting Wikimedians, academic staff and GLAMs from emerging communities and the developing world while taking their first steps using the dashboard. Having admin rights will assist me in this work.

User:Theredproject[edit]

  1. How long have you been on Wikipedia, and what areas are you active in?
    I began editing in 2008. I began teaching with Wikipedia in 2011(?) and cofounded Art+Feminism in 2013.
  2. What languages are you comfortable communicating in? Are you active on any non-English Wikipedias or other Wikimedia projects?
    I can communicate in French, read Spanish, and am a native speaker of English. I contribute to en, Commons, and Wikidata.
  3. Why do you want to be an Admin of the Dashboard?
    I have been the A+F lead who has been responsible for Dashboard for the past two campaigns. This year I will be training other A+F team to take over.
  4. What experience do you have as a user of the Dashboard?
    As the A+F Dashboard lead for the past two campaigns I have used my Admin perms to make adjustments to many of our ~300 events (creating accounts, changing titles, locations, organizers, and removing mistaken "private" events.) I have used dashboard to pull metrics. I also worked closely with Sage Ross to develop and debug improvements to the tool. --Theredproject (talk) 22:29, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

User:Masssly[edit]

  1. How long have you been on Wikipedia, and what areas are you active in?
    7 years 8 months.
  2. What languages are you comfortable communicating in? Are you active on any non-English Wikipedias or other Wikimedia projects?
    My home wiki is en:WP but I edit and can comfortably communicate also in Hausa and Dagbani. I'm active on Wikidata, Incubator and Wikimedia Commons as well.
  3. Why do you want to be an Admin of the Dashboard?
    I'm the Regional Ambassador for Art+Feminism in West Africa. I regularly train event organisers in my region on the use of the Dashboard.
  4. What experience do you have as a user of the Dashboard?
    In the last 2 years, I have trained a number of people on the use of the dashboard, serving as point of contact for Art+Feminism event organisers in West Africa who have challenges navigating the Dashboard platform. Personally, I have led at least 5 Wikimedia editing workshops using the Dashboard.
    —M@sssly 10:55, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
Hi User:Masssly - thanks for applying! So that we can process your application further, could you take the Dashboard admin training? Thanks, Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 12:54, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

User:Rhododendrites[edit]

  1. How long have you been on Wikipedia, and what areas are you active in?
    First edits in 2006, account in 2007. Active first with Wikipedia research, then as an instructor teaching with Wikipedia, and later more active as an editor. Since 2014 I've been involved in off-wiki meetups/events. Currently on the board of Wikimedia NYC.
  2. What languages are you comfortable communicating in? Are you active on any non-English Wikipedias or other Wikimedia projects?
    en-N; es-1. I'm quite active on Wikimedia Commons, too, and Wikidata to a lesser degree.
  3. Why do you want to be an Admin of the Dashboard?
    Admin rights on the Dashboard are helpful as an organizer with Wikimedia NYC, where I hope we will increase our usage of the tool. I also work with Wiki Education, so the Dashboard comes up in conversation regularly. Not everybody I talk to is someone who's a good fit to use the Wiki Education Dashboard, however, and I point them to the P&E Dashboard. I can help with either. (I am applying in a volunteer capacity; not as an employee of Wiki Education.)
  4. What experience do you have as a user of the Dashboard?
    I've worked with Wiki Education since January 2015, and have used the Dashboard [as an admin] throughout that time. I am familiar with administrative processes on both Dashboards and learn about new Dashboard developments regardless, so it makes sense for me to be in a position to provide support with the knowledge I will have regardless. I've used the P&E version in multiple events I've helped to organize and have helped people using it in other events I've been involved with in other capacities. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 15:43, 25 October 2018 (UTC)

User:Olaniyan Olushola[edit]

  1. How long have you been on Wikipedia, and what areas are you active in?
    First edits in 2014, I am active in 1. Wikimedia Outreach 2. Wikipedia, Commons and Meta
  2. What languages are you comfortable communicating in? Are you active on any non-English Wikipedias or other Wikimedia projects?
    English and Yoruba, Commons, Meta
  3. Why do you want to be an Admin of the Dashboard?
    As an outreach coordinator, most of our events are published on outreach dashboard
    My experience as a user of the tool can be replicated as an Admin of the project.
    I want to learn more about the project.
  4. What experience do you have as a user of the Dashboard?
    I conceptualised WikiFanClub in 6 Universities in Nigeria and many to come. All our programs and campaigns are on on outreach dashboard. I started the use of the tool since 2017 and since them i am so cool with it.

Mossab[edit]

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

Nearly 5 years. I am active on Arabic Wikipedia, commons, Arabic wikisource, Arabic wikibooks. Areas:I am the 8th Top medical editor in 2015 and i was ranked 40th in the Top medical editors list in 2016 and 10th at 2017. in the beginning of my contribution I had also the rank 58 Top medical editor in 2014 as the highest Arabic medical editor in all three consecutive years (2014-2015-2016) and the second highest Arabic medical editor at 2017, as well as admin on Arabic Wikipedia,Wiktionary and Wikisource. I am also Bureaucrat at ar.Wikisource. i am ranked 4th in terms of number of edits at Arabic Wikipedia. I serve as OTRs member as well. Also, I am Wikipedia education program team leader at Hashemite University in Jordan. (Read more about my Wikipedia education activities in Wikimedians of levant reports: 2015/2016 Report, 2016/2017 Report and 2017/2018 Report. Also on education news here and here).

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

I am native Arabic speaker and i have near native understanding of English as well as basic understanding of Japanese. I am active on Arabic Wikipedia, Arabic wikisource and Arabic wiktionary on regular basis. But i am also contributing to other languages projects.

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

I am a Wikipedia education program team leader at hashemite university in jordan and i established the education program from zero since end of 2014 until full establishment in 30 October 2018 when Katherine Maher, the excutive director of Wikimedia foundation, visited my university (the hashemite university in jordan) after my invitation in April 2018 at Berlin -immediately after Wikimedia conference- to sign a MOU with the university in that there will be induction office for Wikipedia which will contains laptop donated from the Wikimedia foundation as in the MOU through hardware donation program to use it for training of students in the university. I'd like to volunteer as dashboard admin because i think there's no native Arab speakers on the dashboard adminship until now although it is an international language. I hope to be accepted as i am running large campaign on dashboard for Wikipedia education program on hashemite university and i wil be able to help many of Arab speakers who deal with the dashboard all over the world and especially in the Arab world.

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

I completed the training course about 5 months ago and i was reading about the dashboard more than year before as well as attending a session about dashboard in the last Wikimedia conference and discussion with many dashboard users all over the world. I also sent some notes about dashboard from mobile through Dashboard feedback and also in the dashboard talk page on meta. This is some of my activities on dashboard here.--مصعب (talk) 17:37, 7 November 2018 (UTC)