WikiIndaba conference 2019/Submissions/Querying Wikidata with SPARQL for Absolute Beginners
- Submission no.
- Title of the submission
- Querying Wikidata with SPARQL for Absolute Beginners
- Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, birds of a feather discussion)
- Author of the submission
- Asaf Bartov
- Language of presentation
- Asaf (WMF)
- Country of origin
- Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
- Wikimedia Foundation
- Personal homepage or blog
- Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)
What are the largest cities in the world with a woman mayor? Who won national book awards in more than one country? What famous people were born in Cape Town? What is the leading cause of death among chemists? Who were some contemporaries of Michelangelo in Rome and in Florence?
The workshop would assume basic familiarity with Wikidata's structure -- items, properties, and values -- and walk attendees from absolute beginner level at querying Wikidata using SPARQL to using external tools and Google Spreadsheets. No prior knowledge of SPARQL necessary!
- What will attendees take away from this session?
Attendees will add Wikidata queries to their toolbelt, and be more confident in exploring what exists or is missing on Wikidata, for planning their future work with Wikidata, and demonstrating the power of Wikidata to partners.
- Theme of presentation
- Sister Projects
- Technology, Interface & Infrastructure
- For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
- Beginner (but familiar with Wikidata itself -- what an item, property, and value is)
- Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
- 115 minutes
- Will you attend WikiIndaba if your submission is not accepted?
- Slides or further information (optional)
- Special requests
- Is this Submission a Draft or Final?
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