CIS-A2K/Events/Advanced Wikidata Training 2018

Advanced Wikidata Training 2018 or AWT2018 is a residential training workshop for experienced Wikidata editors in India to be conducted on 15-16 December 2018.

Background and objectives


In India a few Wikidata trainings took place, notably User:Asaf (WMF)/2017 Technical trainings in India. After this training of Asaf, we saw several developments in India including formation of WikiProject India, a few label-a-thons, and Indian Independence label-a-thon. Now, we are trying to take the Wikidata experience in India to the next level.

The plan is like this:

  • actively working on Wikidata and
  • aware of basic Wikidata editing

will attend the training to

  • learn more about advanced Wikidata editing
  • plan future Wikidata activities in India



Who should join


Wikimedians in India who are—

  • very much active on Wikidata and contributing to Wikidata on a regular basis for months
  • aware about Wikidata structure, basic query and tools like reasonator, quickstatements etc (preferably actively using it)
  • At least 10,000 edits on Wikidata till 1 November 2018 (we know that edits on Wikidata does not prove a lot of things, however this is the best criteria we have, as of now)


  • Dates: 15 and 16 December 2018 (you must reach the venue by 14 December 6 pm for pre-event)
  • City: Mumbai
  • Venue: Grand Hometel Mallad, Mumbai



If you are an active Wikidata editor and eligible to participate in this workshop, please fill this form. The last date of showing interest is 4 December 2018.


Participants of the training
  1. Ssgapu22
  2. Balajijagadesh
  3. Titodutta
  4. Bodhisattwa
  5. Thamizhpparithi Maari
  6. MKar
  7. KCVelaga
  8. Info-farmer
  9. Ranjithsiji
  10. Planemad


... more at c:User:Ijon/Talks

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The following topics may be included. Final schedule will be prepared by 10 December after the detailed needs-assesment

  • Advanced Query
  • Advanced Wikidata tools
  • Lexeme
  • Content (database) donation for Wikidata
    • Data massaging
    • Tools for Sheets
    • OpenRefine
  • Future Wikidata India plans (roadmap)
14 December
Day 0:
  • 7 pm to 9:00 pm: Introduction, meet and greet, recheck the environment is set (such as downloading OpenRefine or required tools/softwares), general conversation on Wikidata such as recent global developement in Wikidata
  • 9:00 pm: Dinner

15 December
  • 9:00 am to 11:15 am: Lexeme: Introduction, contributing to Lexeme, and future prospects of Lexeme
  • 11:15 am to 11:45 am: Tea
  • 11:45 am to 1:30 pm: Intermediate SPARQL part 1
  • 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm: Lunch
  • 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm: Intermediate SPARQL part 2
  • 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm: Tea break
  • 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm: Tabernacle, Tools for Sheets, SQID
  • 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm: free time (the meeting room should be open in this period so that we can practice things, of course this is optional)
  • 9:00 pm: Dinner
16 December

Second day's event must end by 5:00 pm for logistical reason, as some of you would have flights in the evening, so starting a little early at 9:00 am might help

  • 9:00 am to 11:00 am: Data Massaging 1: Introduction to OpenRefine
  • 11:00 am to 11:30 am: tea break
  • 11:30 am to 1:30 pm: Mix'n'Match and its automatic scrapers
  • 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm: Lunch
  • 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm: Wikidata in India: future
  • 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm: tea break, group photo, farewells.
  • Will travel and accommodation be taken care of?
Answer: Yes
  • How many participants would you select?
Answer: Around 8, as of now
  • Can I join for 1 day, instead of all the days?
Partial participation is not possible.
  • I am not in India now, may I join?
This is an event for Indian Wikimedians, for budget constraint we can't do this.

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