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yes, i am aware that my job title is way too long. But it's descriptive. Kind of.

Recent Activity

Aug 27 2018

VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T202759: Ease the bottleneck in wiki account creation at in-person events.

Thanks for putting the ideas together in this phabricator ticket. I would like to highlight 2 points that i can see having a significant impact in the community's events organizing work:

Aug 27 2018, 3:32 PM · Event Metrics

Aug 3 2018

VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T188407: Document clear method for users to access historical data from the education extension.

It would seem that this data is not dynamic. Rather, what you need is a screenshot and you'll have that information at your disposal?

Aug 3 2018, 4:41 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-EducationProgram
VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T188407: Document clear method for users to access historical data from the education extension.

@1339861mzb could you send e an email with a description of the type of data you would be interested to look at? This way we can have a better idea of what is needed.

Aug 3 2018, 2:31 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-EducationProgram
VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T125618: Deprecate and remove the EducationProgram extension from Wikimedia servers after June 30, 2018.

Thanks for the clarification @Reedy . And the existence of the backups would be announced somewhere on Meta?

Aug 3 2018, 2:23 PM · Release-Engineering-Team (Deployment services), Release-Engineering-Team-TODO, Epic, Education-Program-Dashboard, MediaWiki-extensions-EducationProgram
VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T125618: Deprecate and remove the EducationProgram extension from Wikimedia servers after June 30, 2018.

Thank you for moving forward with the Education Extension removal. In particular, @Legoktm and @Reedy thank you for taking the necessary technical steps.

Aug 3 2018, 2:16 PM · Release-Engineering-Team (Deployment services), Release-Engineering-Team-TODO, Epic, Education-Program-Dashboard, MediaWiki-extensions-EducationProgram

Jun 28 2018

VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T125618: Deprecate and remove the EducationProgram extension from Wikimedia servers after June 30, 2018.

Thank you for pointing out the needs related to the Education Extension. It seems clear to everyone that data will not be lost, and that the Programs & Events Dashboard provides a practical, easy-to-use alternative.

Jun 28 2018, 3:56 PM · Release-Engineering-Team (Deployment services), Release-Engineering-Team-TODO, Epic, Education-Program-Dashboard, MediaWiki-extensions-EducationProgram

Apr 9 2018

VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T160095: Team walkthrough of Phabricator.

Thanks for pointing this out. I resolved a couple of tasks.

Apr 9 2018, 4:53 PM · WMF-Education (Jan-Mar 2017)
VMasrour-WMF closed T160118: March Collab Meeting as Resolved.

Meeting was had.

Apr 9 2018, 4:51 PM · WMF-Education (Jan-Mar 2017)
VMasrour-WMF closed T160119: Collab meeting for April as Resolved.

Meeting was had.

Apr 9 2018, 4:51 PM · WMF-Education (Jan-Mar 2017)

Mar 9 2018

Elitre awarded T188632: Help with announcing the Education Extension deprecation a Like token.
Mar 9 2018, 6:19 PM · Community-Relations-Support
VMasrour-WMF closed T188632: Help with announcing the Education Extension deprecation as Resolved.
Mar 9 2018, 5:26 PM · Community-Relations-Support
VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T188632: Help with announcing the Education Extension deprecation.

Sorry about that! Yes, the community, especially MarcoAurelio, were super helpful. I think we can close this ticket for now.

Mar 9 2018, 5:25 PM · Community-Relations-Support
VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T186325: Retaining data for courses organized through the extension during and after deprecation period.

Thanks @TheDJ for mentioning those. I am not sure yet of what will happen with those, and will look into that aspect.

Mar 9 2018, 4:27 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-EducationProgram
VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T187576: Verify list of all wikis where the education extension is currently installed.

No worries, i'll take it from here! Once again, your help is greatly appreciated!

Mar 9 2018, 3:30 PM · Epic, Education-Program-Dashboard, MediaWiki-extensions-EducationProgram

Mar 8 2018

VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T187576: Verify list of all wikis where the education extension is currently installed.

Great! Thank you so much!

Mar 8 2018, 8:02 PM · Epic, Education-Program-Dashboard, MediaWiki-extensions-EducationProgram
VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T187576: Verify list of all wikis where the education extension is currently installed.

As we know, the Extension is not in use in most of the wikis anyways, so i think it's better to send the messages now, and i'll deal with blow back if it comes to that.

Mar 8 2018, 6:57 PM · Epic, Education-Program-Dashboard, MediaWiki-extensions-EducationProgram
VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T187576: Verify list of all wikis where the education extension is currently installed.

@MarcoAurelio Could you please help us proceeding with the announcement in all the listed wikis? I think people on the local village pumps might be able to help with the translations once they see it there, rather than waiting for them to come to the Meta page.

Mar 8 2018, 5:02 PM · Epic, Education-Program-Dashboard, MediaWiki-extensions-EducationProgram

Mar 5 2018

VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T187577: Announce deprecation of Education Extension on each wiki.

Awesome! Thanks very much @MarcoAurelio !

Mar 5 2018, 7:46 PM · Epic, Education-Program-Dashboard, MediaWiki-extensions-EducationProgram
VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T187577: Announce deprecation of Education Extension on each wiki.

Done! The page has been created as suggested.

Mar 5 2018, 6:48 PM · Epic, Education-Program-Dashboard, MediaWiki-extensions-EducationProgram
VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T187577: Announce deprecation of Education Extension on each wiki.

Thanks @alanajjar ! This is much appreciated.

Mar 5 2018, 6:15 PM · Epic, Education-Program-Dashboard, MediaWiki-extensions-EducationProgram
VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T169113: Creación de Aulas Virtuales .

Parece que está en discusión la plataforma. Han evaluado https://info.canvas.net/?seen=yy ?

Mar 5 2018, 5:58 PM · Goal, WMVE-WEP, Wikimedia-VE-Tech
VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T188864: Outreachdashboard is down.

I'm also reaching out to see what can be done to solve this more durably.

Mar 5 2018, 5:34 PM · Education-Program-Dashboard, Education-Collab

Mar 2 2018

VMasrour-WMF updated subscribers of T188632: Help with announcing the Education Extension deprecation.

We are taking up @MarcoAurelio 's generous offer of assistance.

Mar 2 2018, 3:58 PM · Community-Relations-Support
VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T187577: Announce deprecation of Education Extension on each wiki.

@MarcoAurelio Where do you think we should put the message on Meta?

Mar 2 2018, 3:52 PM · Epic, Education-Program-Dashboard, MediaWiki-extensions-EducationProgram

Mar 1 2018

VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T187577: Announce deprecation of Education Extension on each wiki.

That sounds very efficient @MarcoAurelio!

Mar 1 2018, 6:58 PM · Epic, Education-Program-Dashboard, MediaWiki-extensions-EducationProgram
VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T187576: Verify list of all wikis where the education extension is currently installed.

Thanks @MarcoAurelio . It seems that at least on one point there is discrepancy: Wikiapiary does not show hewiktionary, instead it shows kidipedia.org.il...

Mar 1 2018, 6:55 PM · Epic, Education-Program-Dashboard, MediaWiki-extensions-EducationProgram
VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T187577: Announce deprecation of Education Extension on each wiki.

@Xaosflux we created this: https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Education/Extension#Transitioning_to_the_Programs_and_Events_Dashboard_in_2018

Mar 1 2018, 5:57 PM · Epic, Education-Program-Dashboard, MediaWiki-extensions-EducationProgram
VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T188632: Help with announcing the Education Extension deprecation.

Thanks @Elitre , and thanks in advance @Trizek-WMF !

Mar 1 2018, 5:54 PM · Community-Relations-Support
VMasrour-WMF created T188632: Help with announcing the Education Extension deprecation.
Mar 1 2018, 4:16 PM · Community-Relations-Support

Feb 27 2018

VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T187577: Announce deprecation of Education Extension on each wiki.

Here is a draft of the messages we will be posting on the Village Pumps (suggestions to improve messaging are welcome!):


Feb 27 2018, 5:50 PM · Epic, Education-Program-Dashboard, MediaWiki-extensions-EducationProgram

Feb 16 2018

VMasrour-WMF triaged T187577: Announce deprecation of Education Extension on each wiki as Low priority.
Feb 16 2018, 7:16 PM · Epic, Education-Program-Dashboard, MediaWiki-extensions-EducationProgram

Jan 30 2018

VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T185625: P&E Dashboard down (502 Bad Gateway).

Thanks for the quick response @Ragesoss !

Jan 30 2018, 8:37 PM · Education-Program-Dashboard

Jan 24 2018

VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T185625: P&E Dashboard down (502 Bad Gateway).

The issue was also apparent from California. By 00:58 it's back to normal.

Jan 24 2018, 8:58 AM · Education-Program-Dashboard

Jan 5 2018

VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T169676: Remove EducationProgram in favour of EducationDashboard.

@Richard_Nevell_WMUK Please take a look at https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/training and let us know if anything needs improvement there.

Jan 5 2018, 4:55 PM · Security-team-backlog, Technical-Debt, MediaWiki-extensions-EducationProgram, Education-Program-Dashboard
VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T169676: Remove EducationProgram in favour of EducationDashboard.

Wikimedia UK supports two courses which use the extension, but neither should be running before September/October. What is the earliest the extension would be undeployed on the English Wikipedia?

Jan 5 2018, 4:47 PM · Security-team-backlog, Technical-Debt, MediaWiki-extensions-EducationProgram, Education-Program-Dashboard
VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T169676: Remove EducationProgram in favour of EducationDashboard.

Sorry, i apparently missed the October notification.

Jan 5 2018, 4:26 AM · Security-team-backlog, Technical-Debt, MediaWiki-extensions-EducationProgram, Education-Program-Dashboard

Nov 15 2017

VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T173746: [P& E Dashboard] Enable Authorship Highlighting feature for more languages.

So who should i reach out to get this enabled in es.wiki?

Nov 15 2017, 11:08 PM · Education-Program-Dashboard

Oct 16 2017

VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T169676: Remove EducationProgram in favour of EducationDashboard.

Thanks for these tips, we will include on our course of actions.

Oct 16 2017, 5:56 PM · Security-team-backlog, Technical-Debt, MediaWiki-extensions-EducationProgram, Education-Program-Dashboard

Oct 13 2017

VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T169676: Remove EducationProgram in favour of EducationDashboard.

The Education team at WMF has invested in and is backing the Programs & Events Dashboard, and has been requesting from education program leaders that they move their programs from the education extension to the P&E Dashboard. As far as i know, most of the education program leaders have found this transition to be very positive. Our team is now finalizing a contract that will ensure stability of and support to this tool. Clearly, the choice has been made and, even though it is not perfect as it stands, the P&E Dashboard is already widely perceived to be the tool of choice.

Oct 13 2017, 3:17 PM · Security-team-backlog, Technical-Debt, MediaWiki-extensions-EducationProgram, Education-Program-Dashboard

Oct 12 2017

VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T166109: Some students enrol but do not show up in the list of enrolled users.

It is strongly recommended to move all current and future education programs to the Programs & Events Dashboard in order to receive support (and benefit from its great qualities). https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/?locale=en

Oct 12 2017, 5:40 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-EducationProgram
VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T166109: Some students enrol but do not show up in the list of enrolled users.

Just to make sure: are we discussing the Education Extension or the Program & Events Dashboard here? The Education Extension is being deprecated and is not receiving any support at this time.

Oct 12 2017, 5:28 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-EducationProgram

Oct 2 2017

VMasrour-WMF updated subscribers of T173746: [P& E Dashboard] Enable Authorship Highlighting feature for more languages.

I'm reaching out to @Joalpe as this functionality would probably be also very welcome in pt.wiki

Oct 2 2017, 7:49 PM · Education-Program-Dashboard

Sep 18 2017

VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T169113: Creación de Aulas Virtuales .

Si me permites el comentario, @Oscar si no van a reusar la base de contenidos creada en Wikipuentes, creo importante que dediquen tiempo a pensar como van a hacer que el curso se haga pertinente a la realidad de los docentes. De lo contrario, van a ver la edición como una tarea adicional, en vez de verlo como una herramienta útil que pueden usar en sus actividades docentes.

Sep 18 2017, 6:25 PM · Goal, WMVE-WEP, Wikimedia-VE-Tech

Sep 15 2017

VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T169113: Creación de Aulas Virtuales .

La tarea "[Socios] Diseño del curriculum para la edición en Wikipedia" en realidad sería una revisión y adecuación (mínima?) de Wikipuentes de WMAR, cierto? O están pensando inventar algo desde 0?

Sep 15 2017, 5:52 PM · Goal, WMVE-WEP, Wikimedia-VE-Tech

Sep 13 2017

VMasrour-WMF updated subscribers of T173746: [P& E Dashboard] Enable Authorship Highlighting feature for more languages.
Sep 13 2017, 9:06 PM · Education-Program-Dashboard
VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T173746: [P& E Dashboard] Enable Authorship Highlighting feature for more languages.

Can we make an announcement somewhere for (all?) other Wikipedias to adopt this as well? (or AT LEAST the top 10?)

Sep 13 2017, 1:46 PM · Education-Program-Dashboard

Sep 1 2017

VMasrour-WMF updated subscribers of T173258: Investigate handing out certificates to volunteer developers after certain achievements.

It seems to me that the designs you found seem good enough. @Sadads might know of a GLAM design?

Sep 1 2017, 7:02 PM · Developer-Advocacy
VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T158859: Coordinate WMF staff who wish to attend the Francophone Wikiconvention 2017.

I made them in time, just announcing it here late. ;) (except for the public talk, which i just discovered and think it's a great idea).

Sep 1 2017, 6:38 PM · Community-Relations-Support (Oct-Dec 2017), WikiCon-Francophone-2017

Aug 31 2017

VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T158859: Coordinate WMF staff who wish to attend the Francophone Wikiconvention 2017.

Submissions made! Waiting for programme announcement.

Aug 31 2017, 5:46 PM · Community-Relations-Support (Oct-Dec 2017), WikiCon-Francophone-2017
VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T173258: Investigate handing out certificates to volunteer developers after certain achievements.

In the context of the Wikipedia Education Program, badges would be useful as a way to certify students' and teachers' capabilities ("how to read the Wikipedia", "how to edit", "Wikipedia Teacher lvl 1", and so on). This would be an additional motivator for participants to get involved in editing.

Aug 31 2017, 3:54 PM · Developer-Advocacy

Aug 10 2017

VMasrour-WMF awarded T76094: Assign due date to task and have tasks with due dates displayed on a calendar a Like token.
Aug 10 2017, 8:22 PM · Upstream, Phabricator (Upstream)

Mar 16 2017

VMasrour-WMF closed T160123: Announce date and time to the Collab, a subtask of T160118: March Collab Meeting, as Resolved.
Mar 16 2017, 6:01 PM · WMF-Education (Jan-Mar 2017)
VMasrour-WMF closed T160123: Announce date and time to the Collab as Resolved.

Dates were announced

Mar 16 2017, 6:01 PM · WMF-Education (Jan-Mar 2017)
VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T160118: March Collab Meeting.

Dates were announced: 22 of March, 13:00 (Ecuador time)

Mar 16 2017, 5:59 PM · WMF-Education (Jan-Mar 2017)

Mar 9 2017

VMasrour-WMF created T160123: Announce date and time to the Collab.
Mar 9 2017, 9:09 PM · WMF-Education (Jan-Mar 2017)
VMasrour-WMF added a comment to T160118: March Collab Meeting.

Once votes have come in, announce to the Collab.

Mar 9 2017, 9:06 PM · WMF-Education (Jan-Mar 2017)
VMasrour-WMF created T160119: Collab meeting for April .
Mar 9 2017, 9:00 PM · WMF-Education (Jan-Mar 2017)
VMasrour-WMF created T160118: March Collab Meeting.
Mar 9 2017, 8:58 PM · WMF-Education (Jan-Mar 2017)
VMasrour-WMF added a watcher for WMF-Education: VMasrour-WMF.
Mar 9 2017, 6:21 PM