Volunteer Supporters Network/VSN Training: Analysis of Editors Engagement Data

Volunteer Supporters Network

This session, "From Data to Discovery: Hands-On Analysis of Editors Engagement Data", will look at how to understand editors engagement after your training event.

In this hands-on workshop, we will explore a Python notebook that enables us to gain insights into activities of editors who participated in our training events, enriching the captured data of the Outreach Dashboard with the Wikimedia API.

We will do this with a ready to use code, so whether you are a seasoned data analyst or a Wikimedia trainer, this workshop will equip you with the skills and knowledge to perform data-driven analysis on editor behavior.

During the workshop, you will learn how to:

  1. Access a Python notebook from a repository (Gitlab).
  2. Connect the notebook to your PAWS account (Personalized Access to Web Services) using your existing MediaWiki login.
  3. Perform data preprocessing and data visualizations of your Outreach Dashboard dataset through ready-to-use functions

We will only have one hour, so it is strongly recommended that before this session you:

  1. Get a MediaWiki account to access PAWS.
  2. Have a link to an Outreach Dashboard training at hand that you would like to explore; make sure you choose a workshop that happened on or before 2021 (example)
  3. Give PAWS a try, login in with your MediaWiki account, and email silviaegt@wikimedia.org in case you encounter any issues. You can start exploring the code by downloading it from here.


Silvia Gutiérrez, Senior Program Officer, Libraries (WMF)


Thursday 10th August 2023, 15:00-16:00 BST (Check your local timezone.)

(Zoom link will be sent to registered users before the meeting, please see below for details.)

Register for the meeting!


You don’t need to be a member of the Volunteer Supporters Network to participate in this online event. The event will take place on Zoom, and the number of participants is only limited by how many we can have on Zoom at once... We ask for pre-registration (with your Wikimedia username, see below). We will send the link for the event to all registered participants shortly before the meeting.

Ideally, please ensure that you have activated the wiki mail function ("Send email to this user"). If you don't want to do this, please email sara.thomas@wikimedia.org.uk, so that I can email the link to you direct. If it turns out that you can't participate, please remove yourself from the list.



If you want to participate, just add yourself to the list below and we'll send you the link. You can also register via email by contacting Sara (sara.thomas@wikimedia.org.uk).

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Other info


The meeting is a part of Volunteer Supporters Network 2023 program. Learn more about it here. You can also check other upcoming and past VSN meetings.


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