2023:Program/Community Initiatives/NLACUY-Mentorship as a Pathway to Tool Sustainability
Title: Mentorship as a Pathway to Tool Sustainability
Tochi Precious has been a Wikimedian since 2017. She’s currently a founding member of the Igbo Wikimedians User Group as well as a Wikimedian in Residence.
Volunteer Software Developer and mentor for the African community of developers.
Benedict Nnaemeka Udeh is an enthusiastic individual dedicated to promoting community growth, keeping up with technology trends, and navigating the data-driven world. As the founder and program coordinator of Wiki Mento Africa, Benedict plays a pivotal role in the Program’s success. His current position as the Ig Wikidata-Hub Coordinator for the Igbo Wikimedians User Group allows him to further contribute to the development and dissemination of knowledge within the community. With his passion for collaboration and innovation, Benedict is making a significant impact in both the technology and community development spheres.
Room: Room 325
Start time: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 14:15:00 +0800
End time: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 14:35:00 +0800
Track: Community Initiatives
Submission state: confirmed
Duration: 20 minutes
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Presentation language: en
Abstract & description[edit source]
Sustainable tool maintenance is essential for the continued success of Wikimedia communities, such as those using Wikidata tools. This presentation will explore the vital role mentorship plays in ensuring tool sustainability, drawing on the experiences and outcomes of the Wiki Mentor Africa program as a case study. Attendees will learn how this mentorship initiative aims to foster a community of skilled and engaged African contributors who actively participate in the maintenance and improvement of tools. By highlighting the potential impact of mentorship on tool sustainability, this presentation seeks to inspire and encourage the adoption of mentorship programs in other Wikimedia communities for long-term success and growth.
The primary aim of this presentation is to demonstrate the crucial role mentorship plays in ensuring the sustainability and maintenance of tools within the Wikimedia communities, using the Wiki Mentor Africa program as a case study. The program is a mentorship initiative designed to foster a community of skilled and engaged African contributors who actively participate in the maintenance and improvement of various Wikimedia tools, including those for Wikidata.
The presentation will delve into the objectives, structure, and outcomes of the Wiki Mentor Africa program, providing attendees with an in-depth understanding of how effective mentorship can lead to sustainable tool maintenance and improvement. The presentation will also share real-life examples and success stories from the program, showcasing the tangible impact of mentorship on tool sustainability.
- Highlight the importance of mentorship in supporting tool sustainability within Wikimedia communities.
- Showcase the Wiki Mentor Africa program as an example of how mentorship initiatives can foster a skilled and engaged community of contributors.
- Share success stories and best practices from the Wiki Mentor Africa program, emphasizing the impact of mentorship on tool maintenance and improvement.
- Encourage the adoption and implementation of mentorship programs in other Wiki communities to ensure long-term success and growth.
Through this presentation, attendees will gain valuable insights into the benefits of mentorship for tool sustainability and the successful implementation of mentorship programs within Wikimedia communities. By emphasizing the potential impact of mentorship on tool sustainability, the presentation aims to inspire and encourage the adoption of mentorship programs in other Wiki communities to promote long-term success and growth. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the importance of mentorship and be equipped with ideas and best practices to implement or enhance mentorship initiatives in their own communities.
Further details[edit source]
Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?
This session on mentorship and tool sustainability through the lens of the Wiki Mentor Africa program relates to the event themes of Diversity, Collaboration, and Future in the following ways:
- Diversity: The Wiki Mentor Africa program specifically focuses on fostering a community of skilled and engaged African contributors, showcasing the importance of supporting and encouraging diverse voices and perspectives within Wikimedia communities. By emphasizing the value of mentorship in nurturing a diverse community of contributors, the presentation highlights the significance of diversity in tool maintenance and improvement.
- Collaboration: Mentorship inherently involves collaboration between mentors and mentees. The presentation will explore how the collaborative aspect of mentorship in the Wiki Mentor Africa program has led to successful tool maintenance and improvements. By sharing best practices and success stories, the presentation demonstrates how collaborative efforts can positively impact tool sustainability within the Wikimedia ecosystem.
- Future: The presentation aims to inspire and encourage the adoption of mentorship programs in other Wiki communities, emphasizing the potential long-term benefits for tool sustainability and community growth. By highlighting the role of mentorship in ensuring tool sustainability, the presentation suggests a pathway for the future of Wikimedia communities – one where mentorship initiatives are integral to their continued success and growth.
Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?
Everyone can participate in this session
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