WikiProject remote event participation/Documentation/Livestreaming editing Wikidata

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  • Title of the event: Livestreaming editing Wikidata
  • Date: several
  • Organizers: Ainali and Abbe98

Format of the event[edit]

Main format
live editing of Wikidata
about one hour per session, which more or less means 30 minutes of planned editing each
Main goal
share knowledge about various Wikidata related forkflows
Main target audience
English speaking Wikidataians
Total number of participants
Number of organizers
Language(s) spoken during the event
Tools used
Streamyard, laptops, headsets, webcams
Methods used

I usually contact Albin a few days ahead when I have some time, and i that suits him, we'll do a session. I make some graphics to use as cover image for the stream in 1920x1080 pixels. Then I usually just copy the details from the last session and set up a new broadcast in Streamyard. Since I have pro account (thanks to WMSE grants) we stream to several destinations, including the Wikipedia Weekly Network. On the day of the stream, I'll go online about 15 minutes before to be ready when the time comes up.

Creating the events early gives subscribers on Youtube and people in the Facebook group a heads up of the sessions. We usually tweet about it as well. Sometimes we remember to also post a link in the Wikidata telegram group.

Lessons learned[edit]


We have fun doing it.


Not many.

Possible improvements[edit]


Do something that you enjoy doing even when not streaming.

Other comments[edit]


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  • Notes of the event
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Questions & discussions[edit]

If you want to talk to the the organizers, ask further questions, feel free to use the talk page.