Submissions/Wikidata as a platform

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This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2012.

Submission no. 680
Title of the submission
Wikidata as a platform
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
presentation
Author of the submission
Jeroen De Dauw
E-mail address
jeroendedauw at gmail dot com
Username
Jeroen De Dauw
Country of origin
Belgium
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Wikimedia, Wikimedia Germany
Personal homepage or blog
blog twitter
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)
In this technical presentation we want to give an overview of how developers will be able to leverage the Wikidata platform. This includes an overview of the (planned) extension points and some thoughts on how these can be used to build applications on top of Wikidata. The presentation will also cover the relation between Wikidata and Semantic MediaWiki, explaining where each finds it's use, how they can interact and which infrastructure they (can) share.

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 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.

Wikidata holds huge opportunities for Wikipedia and we're here to talk about them. Community support and involvement is extremely important 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 and what the plans for the next months are.

Track
Technology and Infrastructure
Length of presentation/talk
25 Minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
yes
Slides or further information (optional)
Special request as to time of presentations
Not during other WikiData (1, 2) or Semantic MediaWiki presentations, and preferrably before the Wikidata panel


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