WikiIndaba conference 2019/Submissions/Retention model (VSDR-d3 v1.0 model) for Volunteer Software Developer

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This is an Open submission for WikiIndaba conference 2019 that has not yet been reviewed by the members of the Program Committee.

Submission no. 035
Title of the submission
Retention model (VSDR-d3 v1.0 model) for Volunteer Software Developer
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, birds of a feather discussion)
Author of the submission
Derick N. Alangi (Alangi_Derick)
Language of presentation
E-mail address
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wikimedians of Cameroon User Group
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

Learn the techniques this model has to offer in bringing in volunteer (developers) Wikimedians in the movement and retaining them over time to grow an alliance of African Developers.

What will attendees take away from this session?
  • How to replicate this model and use it as a tool to indoctrinate themselves (as a start) and other developers to contribute to the Wikimedia mission and movement from their community.
  • They’ll have access to all the materials, documents and myself (for contact anytime - for support) in order to help grow a community of volunteer developers in their country.
  • If possible, an extended one on one chat with me during the conference on more tips and specific advice on being a volunteer Wikimedia developer to solve real problems.
  • This model has been proven to work for at least 80% reckoning as of today. It’s expected to retain a minimum number of 3 out of 5 very active developers for a period of 2 - 3 years time frame.
  • Phases of the VSDR-d3 model to retain developers a particular community.
  • Attendees will also learn about the B.Th (Below Threshold) , Th (Threshold) and A.Th (Above Threshold) values of the Energy (amount of work) against Time (in years) graph for building an ecosystem of volunteer developers.
Theme of presentation
Wikimedia Research, Technology, Education, Community
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
45 minutes
Will you attend WikiIndaba if your submission is not accepted?
Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests
  • Attendees will need some writing material to jot down notes and questions.
  • Will need a bottle of water or 2 during my presentation.
Is this Submission a Draft or Final? Final

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