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Submissions/Let’s talk about Wikidata and what it means for you!

From Wikimania 2012 • Washington, D.C., USA

This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2012.

Submission no.


Title of the submission
Let’s talk about Wikidata and what it means for you!
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Author of the submission
Lydia Pintscher
E-mail address
meta:Lydia Pintscher (WMDE)
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Wikimedia Deutschland
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)
The aim of this panel is to introduce Wikidata to the Wikimedia community, to show what it is intended to do, to provide a conversation channel between the initial development team and the wider community, and to outline opportunities for involvement.

First we give a quick intro and status report on Wikidata. By Wikimania, the development of a centralized language link repository should be done and demonstrable, if not deployed. We will also present our current plans for augmenting infoboxes.

In the second part we give everyone the opportunity to come and ask the questions they have about Wikidata. If you are an editor, admin or developer this is the place to be for you. The team will be represented to answer all your questions and receive your input. Wikidata holds huge opportunities for Wikipedia and we’re here to talk about them. Community support and involvement is crucial for the success of Wikidata and we want to take this as an opportunity to let you know about the work we have already done, what the plans for the next months are, and give you a chance to have your questions answered and your input heard.

Context: Wikidata is a new project by Wikimedia Deutschland with the goal to create a data repository for Wikipedia and the world. It aims to be the Wikimedia Commons for data. Imagine only having to edit data in one place and then being able to reuse it across Wikipedia and beyond. Imagine no-longer having to curate lists of articles by hand. What if instead that would be happening automatically? Imagine small Wikipedias being able to bootstrap hundreds of articles by using data that was curated in larger Wikipedias. This and much more is what we are working to make reality.

On the panel will be:

Further panelists might be included depending on suggestions by the rewievers, and on the development around Wikidata by then. The panel will be moderated by Lydia Pintscher.

WikiCulture and Community; Research, Analysis, and Education
Length of presentation/talk
70 Minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Slides or further information (optional)
Special request as to time of presentations
Not at the same time, but also not back-to-back with other Wikidata presentations (1, 2, 3). Preferably not on the last day.

See also

See also

Interested attendees

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