Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2017/Programme/Submission/Lua for your wiki

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Title of your proposal[edit]

Name(s) and/or username(s)[edit]

Tobias Schönberg, User:Tobias1984


  • Wikidata and wikidata related projects
  • Content Contests (Article writing contests/challenges, Photo contests)
  • CEE input to the Wikimedia movement strategy

Type of submission (Please choose one)[edit]

  • Workshop (work in groups)


We will dive straight into how Lua is used on Wikipedia to populate infoboxes, lists and other templates with information from Wikidata. For this we will learn what modules we need on the Wiki and how to invoke them. The session will be a workshop where we will quickly assess the current situation on your home wiki(s) and then dive into improving the Lua module structure or convert an existing template to Lua. Ideally we can find better ways to collaborate on modules that are useful for the whole CEE region.

Expected outcomes[edit]

  • Create a CEE Lua community that can collaborate in the future.
  • Identify key areas where the use of Lua and Wikidata can help the quality of a Wiki.
  • Get a good overview over the connection between Wikidata, Lua-modules and Wikipedia.
  • Learn things about data complexity and sourcing and how to tackle these issues.

Duration (without Q&A)[edit]

  • 1.5 hours

Specific requirements[edit]

Slides or further information[edit]

Interested co-instructors[edit]

If you want to get involved in the planning / co-instructing of the session

Interested attendees (Please add yourself, and you may indicate your questions to the presenter).[edit]

  1. If possible, please analyze the situation in the Bashkir Wikipedia and make recommendations. We do not have technical volunteers. Thank you. --Рөстәм Нурыев (talk) 11:59, 8 July 2017 (UTC)[reply]