Welcome to our new Dashboard development intern Ivana

By on December 28, 2021

Welcome to our new Dashboard development intern Ivana

By on December 28, 2021

Welcome to our new Dashboard development intern Ivana

head shot of Ivana Novakovic-Lekovic
Ivana Novakovic-Lekovic. All rights reserved.

This month, we have a new software development intern working on the Dashboard: Ivana Novakovic-Lekovic.

After earning degrees in economics and computer science, Ivana spent nearly two decades working as a professional newspaper journalist and editor in Montenegro. Now she’s working on a career shift, and she’s off to a strong start as a capable developer. You can get to know a little more about Ivana from her introductory blog post: “Who am I? A woman who started coding at 42. An aspiring full-stack developer with a Bootcamp education and about a year of programming experience. A single mother of a teenage girl, passionate about new experiences, new places, new people.”

Ivana’s Outreachy internship project focuses on improving the Dashboard’s support for Wikidata-centric courses and editing events. As a start, she’s improving the Dashboard’s terminology for Wikidata programs — using “Item” in place of “Article” in many places throughout the interface, for example. For the next phase of the project, she’ll work on improving and showcasing Wikidata-specific statistics, so that the Dashboard can highlight things like Wikidata statements created or edited, descriptions added, and other fine-grained Wikidata data points. I’m co-mentoring the project alongside our Wikidata Program Manager, Will Kent.

Look for updates over the next few months on the Programs & Events Dashboard news feed, or for the more technically oriented, follow along with Ivana’s work on GitHub.

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