From: Education <> on behalf of Amanda Bittaker <>
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 2:58:48 PM
To: Wikimedia Education
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia Education] Education Program Finland & Programs & Events Dashboard
Hello Leigh,

We haven't decided when and where the check in will be yet, we'll try to find a time and format that works for everyone who wants to participate.  I will add you to the list of interested people, and you can help us plan.


On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 1:54 PM, Leigh Thelmadatter <> wrote:

hi.. when and where can I participate in the biweekly check in?

From: Education <> on behalf of Amanda Bittaker <>
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:20:42 AM
To: Wikimedia Education
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia Education] Education Program Finland & Programs & Events Dashboard
Hello all,

As Tighe and Sage said, the Program and Events Dashboard is pretty much ready for beta users.  There will be bugs that we haven't found yet, and there are features that we want to implement but haven't yet.  But you can create a program on any wiki language project, such as Spanish Wikipedia or Armenian Wictionary.  Sage gave a good breakdown of what we are working on right now, and we are hoping to make a small announcement to current program leaders early October (which is also when WikiConference North America is happening).  Here's what you can do to get involved, if you are interested:

1) Translate the Dashboard interface: with the helpful info from Vira and Nemo in the thread above, you can translate the Dashboard into your programs' language(s).

2) Give feedback: particularly on things that things that are broken.  (Feedback on things that would be nice to have in the future is good too but won't be addressed as immediately.)  You can submit the bug on phabricator [1], or email it to Tighe or I, and we'll get it to the developers and put you in touch with them if they need clarification.

3) Join a bi-weekly check-in of beta users.  Informal, half-hour meeting in which the developers update us on what they have fixed and are fixing, early adopters discuss how they are using the Dashboard, and everyone shares the bugs they found.  Ideally, users who are more comfortable with phabricator can help submit the bugs found by users less familiar with phabricator.  Email me if you are interested in joining.  I will also be reaching out to some people who have been creating test programs on the Dashboard as well, so you may here from me again then.

Hope all of this helps, please let me know if I can clarify anything.

Woohoo for a (mostly) working Dashboard!

All the best,

On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 9:40 AM, Sage Ross <> wrote:
On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 5:30 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo)
<> wrote:
> Vira Motorko, 22/09/2016 12:45:
>> Btw, please remind me, how much time it takes for translations made on
>> <> to appear on Dashboard
> As mentioned in
> , translations are exported every few days. I don't know how often the
> sysadmins update the code on the website you mentioned, though; whoever
> knows may want to add this information to
> , if that's the
> same project.
> Nemo

I've been deploying to the Programs & Events Dashboard irregularly,
usually every couple of weeks. I deployed the latest version about an
hour ago.

Vojtých's posts on Phabricator haven't been ignored; we've fixed some
of the easier ones already, and I know that Danny Horn, who is
managing the efforts of the WMF Community Tech team to make
improvements to the Programs & Events Dashboard, has seen them all.
For now, my understanding is that the top priority items on their
agenda are:

1. To allow the dashboard to handle events — like edit-a-thons — that
take place on a single day and have a specific start and end time, so
that the statistics will reflect only what happens during the exact
timeframe that organizers intend.
2. To fix some of the language that is still overly classroom-focused.
3. To build out a concept of "Campaigns" that will make it possible to
create a single event in a larger campaign that follows a standard
format for that campaign.

It sounds like the current trajectory will have the first and maybe
second of those done by WikiConference North America, so the tentative
plan would be to have the more publish launch the Tighe referrred to
around then. But for education programs in particular, it's probably
not going to be a significantly different by then.


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