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Wikidata: A Gentle Introduction for Complete Beginners

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The goal of this talk is to introduce Wikidata -- the needs it addresses, and its basic structure and principles -- to experienced Wikimedians who are not yet comfortable with Wikidata beyond adding interwiki links.

I have given versions of this talk on several occasions already (most recently at Wikimania 2016 in Esino Lario), to excellent feedback, so I am confident my approach is useful for Wikimedians looking to finally understand Wikidata.

The expected outcome of the talk is for the attendees to feel enthusiasm about Wikidata and eagerness to try it and get involved with it.

Note: ideally, I want to cover multiple aspects of Wikidata, up to and including querying using SPARQL and Wikidata-based tools like the Wikidata Game, Reasonator, QuickStatements, etc. Thus the requested time slot is 240 minutes (4 hours). However, I can also offer a shorter version, for which I would request at least 90 minutes, and preferably 120 minutes.



Interested attendees and comments[edit]

  1. I have already attended a talk by the same author on this topic in brief in Chennai a few months back. Since then I have done almost 2 lakh edits in wikidata. I would like to explore and know more about wiki data. -- Balajijagadesh (talk) 16:09, 10 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Kannan Shanmugam
  3. I also attended this session during the Coomunity Capacity Development program for Tamil Wikimedians in Chennai. This can be one of the most impactful programs for the participants of WCI2016. Looking forward to it.--Ravi (talk) 08:21, 11 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. I had a misfortune to miss an improvised session like that during Wikimania. thus I am interested to attend :) --アンタナナ 10:23, 13 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. --Manojk (talk) 13:31, 14 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. --Jameela P. (talk) 06:34, 20 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. I also attended the session at Chennai. If possible,please give the screencasts. We can outreach the need of Wikidata contributions.--Info-farmer (talk) 07:58, 20 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. --Subhashish Panigrahi (CIS Programme Officer) (talk) 03:35, 21 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  9. --Drcenjary (talk) 16:26, 24 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  10. --Sesamevoila (talk) 17:14, 25 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  11. Abha Pradhan (talk) |Contribs) 04:21, 29 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]