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

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

Topic edit

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

Type of submission (Please choose one) edit

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

Summary edit

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