Wikimedia Vakfı seçimleri/2022/Adaylar/Kunal Mehta

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Kunal Mehta (Legoktm)

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Aday ayrıntıları
Me speaking at the 2017 Wikimania hackathon
  • Kişisel:
    • İsim: Kunal Mehta
    • Konum: New York City, USA
    • Diller: en-N
  • Başyazı:
    • Kayıt tarihi: 2007
    • Etkin Vikiler: English Wikipedia,, Commons, Meta-Wiki, Wikitech
Tanıtıcı açıklama / Başvuru özeti.
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2007'den beri Wikimedian'ın, 8 yıl da WMF personeli olarak görev aldım (detaylı biyografime bakınız). Her iki görevde de hareketin teknik ihtiyaçlarını ve gerçeklerini güçlü bir şekilde anlamış oldum. Sağlıklı ve sürdürülebilir bir teknik topluluk, gönüllüler, bağlı kuruluşlar ve WMF personeli tarafından yönetilen bir topluluktur, bu yüzden gönüllü geliştiricilere rehberlik etmek ve onları güçlendirmek için çalıştım. Çalışmalarımı AbuseFilter, SpamBlacklist ve global CSS/JS gibi, kullanıcılara viki üzerinde kontrol veren araçlar ve özellikler geliştirmeye odakladım.

WMF'nin işinin kilit noktası teknik özellikleri geliştirmek ve sürdürmek. Heyetin teknik girişim ve öncelikler hakkında iyi bilgilendirilerek karar alması kritik bir rol oynuyor. Wikimedia'nın özgün ihtiyaçlarını giderecek özellikleri geliştirmek, yaymak ve sürdürmek hususunda pratik deneyim sahibi biri olarak deneyimlerimin ve bakış açımın heyete ve WMF'nin harekete daha iyi hizmet etmesine yardımcı olacağına inanıyorum.

Wikimedia projelerine katkıları, Wikimedia kuruluşları ya da iştiraklerine üyelikleri, Wikimedia hareketi organizatörü olarak yaptıkları veya Wikimedia hareketi ortağı olan bir kuruluşa katılımı.
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As a Wikimedian since 2007 and a former WMF staffer for 8 years (see full bio), I have a strong understanding of the technical needs and realities of the movement. I work to build features and tools that give control to users on-wiki. A healthy and sustainable technical community is one led by volunteers, affiliates and WMF staff alike, which is why I’ve worked to mentor and empower volunteer developers. Wikimedians are disappointed with the WMF’s recent technical output; I would like to bring my experience in successfully creating, deploying and maintaining technical projects to the WMF board.
Heyetin ihtiyaçlarına göre belirlenen beceri alanlarındaki uzmanlık.
  • Organizasyonel strateji and yönetim
  • Kurumsal düzeyde ortam teknolojisi ve/veya ürün geliştirme
  • Kamu politikası ve hukuku
  • Sosyal veri bilimi, büyük veri analizi ve makine öğrenmesi

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I bring significant experience in “Enterprise-level platform technology and/or product development” as well as “Organizational strategy and management” to the board. Wikimedia technical development is radically different than the rest of the web, with an intense focus on privacy, security, transparency, internationalization, and user freedom. Blending my experience as a longtime volunteer contributor and as a WMF engineer, I understand the desires for new features and bugfixes while balancing the day-to-day needs of building and defending a secure platform. I’ve developed new features for editors and resolved sitewide outages during late nights and weekends. I regularly give input on technical roadmaps, favoring a bottom-up approach for determining strategy.
Gerçek hayattaki yaşanmış deneyimler. Özellikle Afrika, Güney Asya, Doğu ve Güneydoğu Asya ve Pasifik, Latin Amerika ve Karayip bölgelerindeki yaşanmış deneyimler hakkında okumalar yapmakla ilgileniyoruz. Bu bölgelerdeki deneyimlerin, diğer bölgelere dair deneyimlerin de önemli katkı sağlayabileceğini kabul etmekle birlikte heyetin hareket stratejisinin daha eşitlikçi bir katılım oluşturma hedefini gerçekleştirme kapasitesini artırmaya yardımcı olabileceğine inanıyoruz.
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As a journalist, I’ve had the opportunity to listen to others, tell their stories and amplify their experiences. I’ve interviewed homeless university students, victims of assault, as well as politicians and activists. In 2018, I traveled to Italy and Greece to report on the ongoing refugee and migrant crises firsthand. On the island of Lesbos, we visited Moria (aka “the worst refugee camp on earth”), interviewing refugees fleeing the Syrian civil war, as well as residents on the island who were living with the influx of refugees.

Telling these stories and more have allowed me to gain a better appreciation for experiences I personally haven’t lived through. I do my best to make sure as many other people can gain that same appreciation by releasing as much content as possible under free licenses.

Outside the bubble of the English Wikipedia, my experiences have given me a unique perspective on the technical needs of our diverse communities, which I’d like to bring to the board. During SUL finalization, I worked with stewards on implementing a new global renamers group. To empower cross-wiki patrollers and global sysops, I rolled out global CSS/JS. Wikisourcians particularly felt the pain of musical scores being disabled, and helped test it when we re-enabled it. And they, along with Commons uploaders, raised awareness of large file uploads being broken and helped with debugging until we found the cause and fixed it.

Ana diliniz ve bulunduğunuz bölgeye ek olarak diğer bölgeler ve dillere dair kültürel ve dilsel yatkınlık.
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I learned how to program via Wikibooks and Wikipedia, and it eventually grew into my dream career. I regularly interact with people from across the world through talk pages, IRC, etc., many of whom I now consider friends. I’ve spent my summers mentoring and working alongside GSoC/Outreachy students from Cameroon, India and Taiwan, not to mention many others from around the world through guidance on bugs, patch review and casual conversations.

Despite only speaking English (and fragments of Gujarati and Spanish), my key skillset is bridging the communication and culture gap between technical and non-technical users. I’m fluent in technical jargon and can translate that into plain language when helping people out over chat, in person and on technical village pumps. And I’m able to diagnose user complaints, turning them into actionable bug reports on Phabricator.

A key part of the WMF’s work is in developing and maintaining technical features – it is crucial that the board has someone who has real experience developing, deploying and maintaining features that meet Wikimedia's unique technical requirements. I regularly hear that the board and WMF upper management are out of touch with the needs of the developers and editors doing the work on the ground, and don’t realize the full scope or implications of projects they sign off on. Having collaboratively developed user scripts, gadgets, Toolserver/Toolforge tools, and MediaWiki extensions to benefit a diverse group of contributors, I’d bring a bridge to the technical community that is desperately lacking.

Herkes için güvenli ve işbirlikçi alanlar oluşturma hususunda bir danışman olarak ve/veya sansür, baskı veya insan haklarına yönelik diğer saldırılar bağlamındaki durumlar hakkında tecrübeler.
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As an administrator, IRC channel operator, and member of the Technical Code of Conduct Committee, I have significant experience ensuring users can work together in safe/collaborative spaces by working to catalyze and de-escalate situations, stepping in with sanctions to protect contributors as necessary.

I've invested time developing and improving anti-abuse/power user tools that give control to users on-wiki like AbuseFilter, SpamBlacklist and GlobalCssJs.

Creating safe spaces requires identifying and reducing power imbalances. In the technical community, there is a de facto power disparity between paid WMF developers and volunteer developers. To counteract this, I regularly mentor and support newer developers and nominate them for “+2” merge rights (which WMF staff get by default). A thriving and empowered volunteer developer community is essential to sustain the Wikimedia movement.

WMF staff also need a safe space, and must not be constantly in fear of being re-organized at the whims of a constantly changing upper management. The board must support the unionization of staff in addition to the previously promised ombudsperson.

I regularly fight attempts at censorship through my work with Kiwix, the offline Wikipedia reader, by packaging it for Debian, which makes it easier for users to install. Recently I wrote a guide showing how to set up a local mirror of the Russian Wikipedia using Kiwix and Debian.

At my day job, I’m privileged to continue the work that the late Aaron Swartz started in SecureDrop, building and supporting software to protect whistleblowers and journalists.

İktidar yapıları içerisinde tarihsel ayrımcılığa ve yetersiz temsile maruz kalmış bir grupla ilgili (veya paylaşmayı seçtiğiniz ölçüde bir üyesi olarak) deneyim (bunlar sınırlı olmamak kaydıyla; sosyal sınıf, ırk, etnik köken, renk, ulusal köken, vatandaşlık, cinsiyet kimliği, cinsiyet tanımı, cinsel yönelim, yaş, din, dil, kültür, eğitim, yetenekler, gelir düzeyi ve çevre).
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I am a person of color and do not feel comfortable sharing more than that publicly.
Doğrulama Onaylama seçim komitesi ya da Wikimedia Vakfı personeli tarafından gerçekleştiriliyor.
Seçilebilirlik: Onaylı
Onaylayan: Matanya (talk) 09:03, 17 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Kimlik: Onaylı
Onaylayan: Joe Sutherland (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 23:55, 18 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

2022 Board of Trustees Analysis Committee Rating

This table shows the candidate rating provided by the 2022 Board of Trustees Analysis Committee
Candidate Name Wikimedia Background Sought Skills Sought Regional Experience Human Rights & Underrepresentation Overall rating from the average score of the four categories Overall rating from the average score of the nine criteria
Kunal Mehta Gold Silver Silver Silver Silver Gold