hi.. when and where can I participate in the biweekly check in?
From: Education <education-bounces(a)lists.wikimedia.org> 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
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 , 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
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
On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 5:30 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo)
Vira Motorko, 22/09/2016 12:45:
Btw, please remind me, how much time it takes for translations made on
translatewiki.net<http://translatewiki.net> <http://translatewiki.net> 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
I've been deploying to the Programs & Events Dashboard irregularly,
usually every couple of weeks. I deployed the latest version about an
Vojt?ch'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
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.