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Have ambassadors self evaluate their skills
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Something similar to what https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Capacity_Map is doing, but for individuals.

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Elitre created this task.May 10 2018, 3:49 PM
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Which skills are common? Is there a baseline we should be adopting? Which people have unique abilities that wouldn't be represented?

Flagging this to @Trizek-WMF as one of the future phases of work.

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I still haven't figured out the relation between this, T191399, and work @Trizek-WMF may need to do :)
Thoughts?

Qgil added a subscriber: Qgil.Aug 3 2018, 3:05 PM

Let me ask, why do we need this? What is the goal or the benefit? I'm asking just to have this agreed and documented before proceeding with this task.

I would say that we could give Ambassadors a way to be recognized for their volunteer work. But we (as in Erica, Nick and me) to coordinate about that.

Let me ask, why do we need this? What is the goal or the benefit? I'm asking just to have this agreed and documented before proceeding with this task.

Because right now we're asking that people step up as ambassadors based on certain characteristics, but their individual skills and what they excel at isn't recognised. I think there's more to them than just being proficient in a certain language and being available to carry feedback back and from their home wikis. I think being able to identify who is capable of doing what (à la https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:VisualEditor/Community_Taskforce ) will be the key to the group growth and to their affirmation as experts in certain areas.

The real issue here is that the "sign up yourself" model is just. not. working. That's the obstacle we need to remove, if you ask me.

Elitre added a comment.Oct 4 2018, 9:49 AM

@Trizek-WMF this is clearly one of the next phases of the work for Ambassadors, in order for this group of people to become autonomous and self-sustained. I believe that we had already discussed that touching base with Asaf re: potential next communities to target, and now you could add as a topic the intersection between our program and what he's trying to do leveraging the tech skills of certain communities.