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Turkey report: Wikidata's Birthday celebrated in Istanbul[edit]

By Basak

This year, Wikidata's birthday was celebrated in Istanbul for the first time. An event was held in Uskudar University, Istanbul, for the sixth birthday of Wikidata. It was organized with the collaboration of Wikimedia Community User Group Turkey (WMTR) and Bilim Ofisi (student club on science). We were very happy to have Andy Mabbett from Birmingham as a guest speaker to make a presentation on Wikidata and introduce the audience to the project.

Before Andy's presentation WMTR members had a presentation about Wikimedia projects and had a chance to answer the questions of the students. Most of the audience consisted of students of the Computer Sciences department and their instructors. We are so happy from the interest of the students and to be able to have a chance to talk them about our user group activities and Education Program.

At the end of the presentations of course we enjoyed the birthday cake!