Grants talk:IEG/Wikidata Toolkit/Midpoint

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Report accepted[edit]

Hi Markus,

Thanks very much for submitting this report - I found it it be both very thorough and engagingly readable! Some specific feedback follows here:

  • Your links to clear documentation and indications of focused testing are wonderful to see, and we'd agree with Ohloh that signs point to you indeed having "a helpful and disciplined development team." :)
  • It is great to see Max's positive feedback as an early test-case using the Toolkit, and to connect this as a direct outcome of your outreach at the Hackathon. Thanks for continually focusing on the outreach and community engagement aspects of your project. It will be interesting to see how many projects begin to make use of the Toolkit as your planned outreach continues in coming months.
  • Your challenges, changes for the future, and particularly the thorough learning pattern you've created about setting tasks for recruiting programmers are much appreciated! I expect this to be very helpful to others following your lead in the future (I'll certainly be pointing future grantees to your learning pattern), so I hope that it will be well worth the time it took to create. Also helpful to understand that this may have been the most burdensome part of reporting so far...we'll take this feedback into account as we iterate on reporting in the future.
  • I'm glad to see visualization is a priority for second half, and exploring Miga as an option makes good sense - looking forward to seeing what comes of this next phase!
  • I've updated your finances page with adjusted line-items as requested. One does, indeed, always have to be prepared for some changes in plans.

Congratulations on a successful first 3 months! Here's hoping that the next 3 will be equally fruitful for your team and the project. Cheers, Siko (WMF) (talk) 20:02, 16 June 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for the feedback (and for the good news, which I had learned via email first – as usual, I take a while to notice talk page entries ...). We already have a first use of Miga now, still slightly experimental but definitely useful for people:
  • Wikidata property browser: shows all the properties used on Wikidata, how often they are used, and what properties they are often used with
  • Wikidata class and property browser [Larger dataset: takes about 10min when loading for the first time]: shows all data of the property browser and, in addition, data about all classes used in Wikidata to organise content. It can be used to get an idea of what we are actually storing in Wikidata, for example by looking at classes with more than 1000 instances (from asteroid to windmill; I found that really interesting to see)
We will continue to provide some other such browsers as we go along (I promised Lydia to do the biological species at some point). Cheers, Markus Krötzsch (talk) 11:24, 26 June 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Fascinating - thanks for the links! And how very cool to see Yaron's work tying into this project :) Siko (WMF) (talk) 02:24, 2 July 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Blog post?[edit]

You've got some great things to showcase in the Toolkit now! Would anyone from the project team like to write a blog post for the WMF blog in coming months? Could be useful for outreach to those not on mailing lists, etc, and perhaps also help promote upcoming talks at Wikimania etc. I'm happy to help coordinate with our communications team if so. Best wishes, Siko (WMF) (talk) 20:07, 16 June 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sure, we are happy to do this, but I would like to focus a bit more on development first. Maybe we can do this somewhat closer to Wikimania? --Markus Krötzsch (talk) 11:24, 26 June 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sounds good to me :) This is the spot to begin drafting whenever the team feels ready, and if you ping me when you want to get something up I can help nudge on our side towards publication. Best, Siko (WMF) (talk) 02:21, 2 July 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]