Hello all,

As previously announced, the sixth birthday of Wikidata will happen around October 29th, all around the world: local groups, communities, can organize their own event around Wikidata. Meetup or workshop, talk or editathon, now is the good time to start thinking about what you want to do.

Wikidata's sixth birthday and its talk page is the main place where you can find information about organization, funding, and discuss with others.

As mentioned in the past, WMDE can help with providing advice on organization and communication, and can send Wikidata swag to your group before the event. If we want to get all of this ready for you before the end of October, we need some buffer time. That's why I'd like to inform you about two things:

  1. A call for all organizers or people thinking about organizing a birthday celebration, will take place on August 28th. This is the opportunity to chat with me, but also people from other local groups, about your ideas, your questions, your needs.
    • Date: August 28th, 18:00 to 19:00 (UTC+2, Berlin time)
    • Meeting link: Google Meet (yes, it's Google. If you're deeply unhappy about this, you can write to me and we'll find another solution)
  2. The deadline for requesting Wikidata swag is September 7th. After this date, we can't promise that we'll be able to prepare the swag for you.
    • Before this date, you can write me an email, listing everything you need. It can be items that we already have (T-shirts, hoodies, socks, stickers, bags, notebooks, pens...) but also other things, if you have nice ideas on what to print.
    • I'll reply to you shortly and we'll discuss about the best options to get the swag: print it from our usual partners in Germany, print it locally, etc. I'll support you during the whole process.
If you have any question, suggestion, feel free to write to me at any time.

I'm excited about the plans we're going to build together!
Léa Lacroix
Project Manager Community Communication for Wikidata

Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24
10963 Berlin

Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V.

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