Training modules/dashboard/slides/12302-creating-you-dashboard-event

Creating your dashboard eventEdit

Adding your events to the programs and events dashboard simplifies the aggregation of data about the event, including editors participating and content contributed.

Once your on-wiki page has been created, it is important to create an event on the Programs and Events Dashboard: see the documentation on Meta Wiki. The Programs and Events dashboard provides several important functions:

  • First, it allows for automatic collection of global contribution metrics from participants in the event.
  • Second, it allows for rapid evaluation of the impact of volunteers on Wikipedia articles through both machine-learning based quality tools and pageviews for content created.
  • Lastly, it allows for your event’s impact to be rolled up into other metrics collection by affiliates, community members, and the Wikimedia Foundation.

To register participants in your dashboard event, you can:

  • ask participants to sign up there in advance of the event.
  • add participants manually during the event and after it has ended.

Note: If you collect usernames in a private listing either offline or on a private webpage, it is important to get consent from participants and to protect individual privacy if you include the user name on a public listing.