Grants:Project/Rapid/Érica Azzellini/Wikidata Lab

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EricaAzzellini/Wikidata Lab
The propose consists on a series of advanced Wikidata trainings for the wikimedia community
targetMainly Wikidata and Wikipedia PT-BR
start date1 June. We intend to start the series of 5 Wikidata Labs in June with one issue per month (June to October).
end date31 October. We expect to finish the Wikidata Lab series proposed here by the end of October.
budget (local currency)6797,56 BRL
budget (USD)1815 USD
grant typeIndividual

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Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Increase skills for existing editors
  2. Add or improve content
  3. Promote integration between Wikidata and other Wikimedia projects
  4. To train wikimedists in skills and tools related to Wikidata

Project Plan[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:

1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings?

A series of Wikidata trainings.

2. How will you let your community know about the event? Please paste links below to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions.

We have organized Wikidata Labs since 2017, so we have strengthened a local community interested in attending these events in person. In addition, our trainings are known internationally as we maintain contact with the global community through social networks and Wikimedia forums. With this, I'm planning to announce this type of event in the following places: Telegram groups, Wikidata Newsletter, Wikidata Village Pump, Wikipedia PT Village Pump, besides a dissemination at universities and other strategic places with printed material.

3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event?

Yes. I've been involved in the organization of Wikidata Labs and we have already done 12 editions of the event between 2017 and 2019, always with experienced editors performing the presentation of tools linked to Wikidata and coordinating their respective practical training.

4. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?

Yes, the participants have the necessary skills needed to contribute. At least five people that contribute recurrently on Wikidata Labs in Brazil already have presented an edition of the event. When it comes to the necessary equipment, since we can't guarantee the lab space from earlier editions, this grant will be needed for renting another space with a proper structure for the Wikidata Labs.

5. How will you engage participants after the event(s)?

After the event, the training material used on the Wikidata Lab will be available online for the community. Also, they will be able to watch the presentation video streaming.

6. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?

As previously mentioned, the Brazilian community has organized Wikidata Labs in a recurring way in order to deepen the knowledge in Wikidata and to explore the potentialities of its resources and tools. My proposal here is to continue this project, without repeating themes that we've explored previously. I'm asking for this grant thinking about Wikidata Lab editions that advance in topics such as property constraints, lexemes, advanced SPRQL, data view and machine learning, so that we can continue to contribute to the community as a whole.


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets:

  1. Number of events: 5
  2. Number of participants: around 10 participantes by edition
  3. Number of new editors: we expect to engage at least 2 new editors
  4. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events): 10 participants


What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

We have at least five editors willing to give a talk and organize the practical trainings characteristic of Wikidata Labs. They will be present in all editions of the event to assist in the proposed activities.

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.

  • Rent of space with at least 15 computers with internet access and data show: $215 * 5 = $1075
  • Food and drinks: $88 * 5 = $440
  • Printed material: $60 * 5 = $300

TOTAL: 1815,00 USD


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • Support Having been to a number of these labs, which focus on teaching different intermediate to advanced topics about Wikidata, they are very useful for both the local community who can attend them in person, and also others who can watch them remotely. It is worth continuing them. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 13:51, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support, as these events have been the cornerstone of the integration of Wikidata and other projects in the lusophone context and has also contributed to several other use cases in the world. Interestingly, and partially due to the over-reaching dimension of these labs, they are often mentioned in the movement as success cases. Let's keep them rolling. --Joalpe (talk) 16:13, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support I had the chance to join Wikidata Labs twice, they were nice and welcoming. -- Buccalon (talk) 00:58, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support Great initiative! Ixocactus (talk) 08:08, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support I've been to a few Wikidata Labs since September. I always have a great time. If it wasn't for these events I would never get involved with Wikidata! Tetizeraz (talk) 14:19, 2 March 2019 (UTC)