Get ready to celebrate 10 years of Wikidata together :D
On Mon, Aug 1, 2022 at 8:54 AM Léa Lacroix <lea.lacroix(a)wikimedia.de> wrote:
As you may know, Wikidata went live on 29 October 2012 ; in 2022, *we are
celebrating 10 years of Wikidata together!* We would like to organize
celebration events all around the world, and to create a huge network of *decentralized,
local and community-led events*, that will take place onsite or online,
around October 2022.
The goal of these birthday celebrations are to celebrate the achievements
of the community, to bring people together, and also to talk about Wikidata
to the rest of the world in order to get more people onboard. In various
areas of the world, people get together to organize plenty of different
birthday events: meetups, workshops, discussions, live streams, editing
campaigns… *How about you get involved in organizing such an event with
your local community?*
*How to organize an event?*
On the Tenth Birthday
you will find resources to learn how to plan and schedule an event. You
will find *a few tips to get started
, *some ideas of events formats
and *the visual kit
create your own communication material.
If you are interested in organizing an event or an activity for Wikidata’s
10th birthday, we recommend you *get in touch with other organizers
get inspired by their experiences and ask for support if needed.
*How to get funding for your activities?*
WMF and Wikimedia Deutschland are collaborating on a special Rapid Fund
campaign for Wikidata’s birthday. If you need financial support to run an
event, you can now send an application to receive *funding up to 5,000
Feel free to check *the details of the funding campaign, eligibility
criteria and supported activities
The program covers a wide range of costs that can be funded: renting space
or equipment, internet connection, transport and accommodation, food and
refreshments, printing merchandise and communication materials, prizes for
contests, and more.
To make sure that your application is processed in time for your event,
don’t wait too long to submit your application! The Wikidata birthday
events are typically held between mid-September and mid-November, and you
should send your application at least *45 days before your activity
If you have questions or need support to apply for funding, feel free to get
we will also organize calls for organizers starting at the end of August.
We will post news about the Wikidata birthday regularly on this talk page
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata_talk:Tenth_Birthday> and on
social channels, as more exciting projects are coming soon: a collaborative
celebration video and some blog posts about Wikidata.
If you have any questions, if you want to get involved in Wikidata’s 10th
birthday or if you have suggestions, feel free to reach out to me.
Community Engagement Coordinator
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24
Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V.
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