Hello there! My name is Alan (he/him). I am a Partner Manager at Wikimedia Deutschland and I use this account for activities related to my role. Apart from my full-time role at Wikimedia Germany, I am passionate about building up the Wiki community, Open Government projects and promoting the linked open data web across the world, especially Singapore.
Prior to joining Wikimedia Deutschland, I was the Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic (pro-bono) from 2019-2020.
As a partner manager within the Software Communication team in the software development department at Wikimedia Deutschland, I work on data partnerships related to Wikidata and Wikibase. The data partnerships team works with a range of institutions from the GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives and museums), science, research and government sectors. We talk to partners about setting up their own Wikibase instance or contributing to Wikidata.
Current Engagements/ Projects 
I am currently involved/ engaged in these projects (volunteer/ as WMDE):
- Wiki Loves Living Heritage: :)
- Wikimedia Deutschland Hardware Donation Program: Giving back to the Community! :)
Here are some of my upcoming events:
- coming soon-
Past Events/ Engagements 
This is a list of the talks/ events/ engagements that I was involved in:
- 30 Nov - 2 December 2023 Data Modelling Days 2023
- 16-18 November 2023 GLAM Wiki Conference 2023- see presentation deck here.
- 6-10 November 2023 ISWC 2023 - 22nd International Semantic Web Conference. See also Wikidata Workshop for the scientific community.
- Wikibase in Nigerian Libraries 2023: Onboarding Wikibase.cloud
- 17-18 October 2023 SEMIC Conference 2023
- 28-29 October 2023 Wikidatacon 2023
- 10-11 October 2023 Wikipedia, Wikidata and Wikibase: Usage Scenarios for Literary Studies
- 28-30 September 2023 Wikidata Days 2023
- 21 September 2023 Barcamp Open Science 2023
- 11-13 September 2023 SWIB23 - 15th Semantic Web in Libraries Conference
- 9 September 2023 Re:Shape
- 16-19 August 2023 Wikimania 2023
- 25 May 2023 Wikimedia Nederland GLAM meetup
- 28-30 April 2023 WikiConference India 2023 See video here.
- 31 March 2023 IFLA SCITECH Webinar
- 28 March 2023 SEMIC Wikidata & Wikibase Workshop
- 7 March 2023 LD4 Wikidata Affinity Group Calls (The New Wikidata REST API)
- 3 March 2023 OpenDataDay Taiwan 2023
- 13 February 2023 Bayerische Agentur für Digitales (BYTE)
- 15 December 2022 WikiProject Taiwan 2022 Linked open data seminar
- 28 November to 2 December 2022 Semantic Web in Libraries (SWIB) 2022
- 6 November 2022 Konferensi GLAM Terbuka Indonesia 2022
- 25 October 2022 Open Access Week 2022: a seminar on Linked Open Data and Wikibase for Nigerian Librarians See video session here.
- 28 September 2022 Wikibase Seminar
- 14-16 September 2022 2022 European GLAMwiki Coordinators meeting
- 9-11 September 2022 Wikimedia Summit 2022
- 26-29 July 2022 IFLA WLIC 2022
- 23-24 July 2022 Wikimedia+Libraries International Convention 2022
- 12 April 2022 SEMIC Workshop (Wikidata and Wikibase Roadmap)
- 31 March 2022 Wikibase Community user Group
- 14-24 March 2022 Data Reuse Days 2022
- 11 January 2022 LD4 Wikidata Affinity Group Calls (Wikimedia Linked Open Data Strategy 2021)
Other Notable Events/ Groups/ Materials 
These are some of the notable events/ groups/ materials that I was not involved in:
- 11-13 December 2023 SMWCon Fall 2023
- 11-13 September 2023 SWIB23 session videos note: very useful for librarians
- Wikimania 2023 SPARQL basics at Wikimania 2023 note: very useful for beginners
- 17 March 2023 Stochastic Parrots Day
- 23 February 2023 Wikidata Smithsonian use case: Describing Chinese Rare Books and Cultural Heritage Collections note: very useful for librarians
- 16 December 2022 LOD LOD才是未來 - 紐約數位藝術獨立機構 Rhizome 的 Wikibase 應用 note: Rhizome's Wikibase use case in Chinese
- 12 December 2022 LOD 做為數位人文時代下的思考方式-Wikidata/Wikibase 實踐初探
- 29 October 2022 Wikidata Cross Domain Forum 2022
- 30-31 July 2022 Wikidata Taiwan/COSCUP 2022
- 8-10 July 2022 Wikidata Data Quality Days 2022
- 14-24 March 2022 Wikidata Data Reuse Days 2022
Useful Content 
This section will list out some subpages aim to provide useful and relevant content to new users and community members. These will be updated over time.
- How to: Wikidata Subpage for new users (individual/ institutional) to get onboard Wikidata.
- Data Partnerships Subpage on data partnership & learnings with institutional partners.
Other News & Topics
- WDQS backend update/October 2023 scaling update very interesting news for folks who wish to know what's the situation on WDQS and also the topic of WDQS Blazegraph backend alternatives.
- Wikidata Identifier Landscape - keeps track of the Wikidata external identifier usage and the overlap of their usage across the Wikidata items
- Wikidata Property Proposal Overview- see here for different new properties & external identifiers being proposed.
Past Presentations/ Materials
Here are some of my past presentation materials:
Wikidata Days: Wondrous World of Wikibase (2023)
Wikimania 2023: Intro to Wikidata Partnerships
IFLA Mismatch Finder LOD presentation (2023)
Wikidata Mismatch Finder brochure
Open Data Day Taiwan 2023
Linked Open Data presentation for BYTE (2023)
- Knowledge for Men and Machines. The De Jonge Wiki as an Example of a Scientific Research Database (2023)
- Wikidata: the Making Of (2023)