About the Team
Wikidata For Wikimedia Projects is a Wikimedia Deutschland team created to support collaboration between Wikidata and other Wikimedia projects. This means working on improvements that impact the editing processes that are powered by Wikidata.
The team's current roster comprises:
- Ifeatu Nnaobi (Product Manager)
- Elisha Cohen (UX Research/Design)
- Cynthia Makonyango (Engineering Manager)
- Danny Benjafield (Community Communications Manager)
The creation of the team is a direct outcome of the realisation that WMDE needs dedicated resources to hone in on the potential opportunities of integrating Wikidata. The team will work closely with editors, volunteer developers, and other Wikimedia product teams to define our roadmap, initial projects and deliverables.
The team will spend time listening and engaging with the community to better understand the issues in editor workflows when using Wikidata within another Wikimedia project. We want to develop solutions that have a big impact to those that need them.
15 Jan 24 - The team welcomes its Engineering Manager, Cynthia Makonyango. Cynthia's role is crucial for the future work of our team as she will:
- assist in hiring Software Engineer
- undertake feasability assessments for developmental tasks
- oversee Rituals for Software Engineering team
- liase closely with other team roles to ensure goals are aligned
Currently we are reaching out to community users from a variety of Wikimedia projects to gain high-level insights into how Wikidata is (or isn't) used within them. The timeline for these events have not been defined yet, so please watch this space!
Currently, we have 2 ways for you to contribute. Our Add Issue page where anyone can report. Did a previously functional Wikidata integration stop working? Let us know! We will follow-up for more details.
If you would like to participate in one of our research interviews, please click the button below. You will be directed to an external Survey wizard to collect some information about yourself and how we can contact you.
Events / Meetings
- 17 April: The next Wikidata+Wikibase Office Hour - join us on Telegram!
- Q2: 🚀 Wikidata Levelling Up Days 🏂 an event focused on bringing editors to the same level of knowledge on a selection of useful Wikidata topics and tools.
- 1 Dec 23: Feedback session on "How to help enforce consistent modelling with automated list generation?" at Data Modelling Days 2023 Video / Notes
- 28 - 29 Oct 23: WikidataCon 2023
- 29 Sep - 01 Oct 23: WikiCon 2023