Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2018/Programme/Submission/A Gentle Introduction to Wikidata for Complete Beginners

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Title of your proposal[edit]

A Gentle Introduction to Wikidata for Complete Beginners

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

Asaf Bartov, Asaf (WMF)
Senior program officer, Wikimedia Foundation


  1. Capacity development:
    • Wikidata, particularly integration into local wikis.

Type of submission (Please choose one)[edit]

  • Presentation with discussion (one-to-many + Q&A)


Wikidata is the newest sister project, and the most promising technological development in recent years. Yet many experienced Wikimedians have not yet embraced it and integrated it into their volunteer work. This presentation starts at the very beginning, and seeks to help the Wikidata-shy volunteer learn to use and contribute to Wikidata.

Expected outcomes[edit]

Attendees will learn what Wikidata is, why it is useful, what items, properties, and values are, and how to update it.

Duration (without Q&A)[edit]

90 minutes

Specific requirements[edit]

Slides or further information[edit]

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