Please join for the following talk:
*Tech Talk**:* A Gentle Introduction to Wikidata for Absolute Beginners
*Presenter:* Asaf Bartov
*Date:* February 09, 2017
*Time: *19:00 UTC
Link to live YouTube stream <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVrAx3AmUvA>
*IRC channel for questions/discussion:* #wikimedia-office
*Summary: *This talk will introduce you to the Wikimedia Movement's latest
major wiki project: Wikidata. We will cover what Wikidata is, how to
contribute, how to embed Wikidata into articles on other wikis, tools like
the Wikidata Game, and how to query Wikidata (including SPARQL examples).
I came across the following Kickstarter project about sheet music. The
project aims for making public domain sheet musuc available and keeping
them open. The project is a sort of Wikisource, but then for sheet music,
and I think as Wikimedia movement we should support this somehow.
Seeing this project I realise that with Wikimedia platforms we provide all
kinds of knowledge, but sheet music is too limited possible in Wikimedia
The next online office hour session of the Wikimedia Language team is
scheduled for Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 at 13:00 UTC. This will be an open
session to talk about Wikimedia Language projects.
This session is going to be an online discussion over Google
Hangouts/Youtube with a simultaneous IRC conversation. Due to the
limitation of Google Hangouts, only a limited number of participation slots
are available. Hence, do please let us know in advance if you would like to
join in the Hangout. The IRC channel will be open for interactions during
Our last online round-table session was held in March 2017. You can watch
the recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DWXTRl5ZEk
Please read below for the event details, including local time, youtube
session links and do let us know if you have any questions.
== Details ==
# Event: Wikimedia Language team's office hour session
# When: June 27, 2017 (Tuesday) at 13:00 UTC (check local time
# Where: IRC #wikimedia-office (Freenode) and
Updates from the Language team and Q & A.
Language Engineering Manager
The next Wikimedia Foundation metrics and activities meeting will take
place on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 6:00 PM UTC (11 AM PDT). The IRC
channel is #wikimedia-office on irc.freenode.net, and the meeting will be
broadcast as a live YouTube stream.
During the June metrics meeting, we'll hear from community members and
staff on their experiences with the movement strategy process so far. We’ll
hear more about research findings related to the process, community-led
strategy events and conversations, and next steps for how you can engage in
the movement strategy process moving forward.
* Welcomes, theme introduction
* Movement update
* Community conversations around movement strategy
* New Voices research findings from movement strategy
* Strategy next steps
* Questions and discussion
for further information about the meeting and how to participate.
We’ll post the video recording publicly after the meeting.
Project Assistant // Communications // Advancement
I'm forwarding this email from
Léa Lacroix to the list about the WikidataCon.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Léa Lacroix <lea.lacroix(a)wikimedia.de>
Date: 20 June 2017 at 14:34
Subject: Join the WikidataCon, 28-29 October in Berlin
Here's a general update about the WikidataCon, that will take place in
Berlin on October 28th and 29th :)
The WikidataCon <https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikidataCon_2017>
is a conference organized for and by the Wikidata community, and supported
by Wikimedia Deutschland.
If you edit Wikidata, make queries with SPARQL, build scripts, gadgets or
external tools, reuse data from Wikidata with your software or your
service, if you belong to an organization who wants to use or donate data,
if you're working on open data, datajournalism, datavizualisation, open
knowledge, civictech... *you're welcome to the WikidataCon*!
It will take place on October 28th-29th (+ social event on Friday 27th), in
the Tagesspiegel venue, in Berlin. Due to our international community, the
even will take place in English only. However, language/local meetups can
be added to the program.
We are expecting 150 persons from all around the world, to celebrate
Wikidata's 5th birthday and *share knowledge and experience whithin the
With two days of talks, workshops, demos, meetups, and social events, the
diverse and awesome people that belong to the Wikidata community will be
able to share their experiences, their favorite tools, learn from the
others, discover new ways to create, enrich, reuse data from the free
The program is currently being build via a *call for projects
until July 31st.* Feel free to support your favorite topics or propose a
project. A social event on the Friday evening and a birthday celebration
will also take place to bring the community together.
*Registration is now open
until October 1st. *Registration is mandatory for everyone, including
speakers, WMF and WMDE employees, volunteers...
Important thing you need to know: the ticket is free of charge, and
includes the access to the conference, meals, drinks and goodies, but *does
not include travel and accommodation*. The attendees have to book these by
If you plan to come, don't wait... Berlin is a touristic area :)
Some scholarships will be provided to help attendees to fund their travel
and accommodation for the conference. *The application is running until
Due to the few number of scholarships we can provide, we encourage people
to ask for support from their local chapter or user group.
How can you help?
- share this information with people, mailing-lists, wikis, who could be
- if you are involved in a local chapter: ask your board if they can
provide some support for the volunteers of you country who would like to
- if you want to *volunteer during the event*, you're more than welcome!
You can find more information here
- if you see any missing information or mistake, or you have any question,
feel free to contact me.
You can follow our updates on the wiki page
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikidataCon_2017>, the facebook
event <https://www.facebook.com/events/1358386070859989/> or the Twitter
Thanks a lot for your attention, I hope I'll meet some of you during the
Project Manager Community Communication for Wikidata
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24
Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V.
Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg unter
der Nummer 23855 Nz. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für
Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/029/42207.
We are excited to have this opportunity to host WikiConference North America 2017<https://wikiconference.org/wiki/2017/Main_Page> (August 9th & 10th) this year ahead of Wikimania and we hope to see you there! As in 2016, the first day of WCNA is designated as our Wiki Culture Crawl Day and the second day is fully programmed.
Wednesday, August 9th will be a Culture Crawl Day! This is a day-long event where we collaborate with local museums, libraries, and cultural institutions to host free backstage tours, edit-a-thons, and more. These crawls are a fantastic opportunity for conference attendees to experience the local culture, as well as collaborate with local institutions to improve Wikipedia.
This year we have established relationships and are planning free access and events with the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) and McGill University. At the BAnQ, we plan to have an edit-a-thon, where Wikimedians utilize the Archive's resources to improve Wikipedia's coverage of Montreal's people - and ending with an evening reception. A photo drive<https://wikiconference.org/wiki/2017/Photo_Drive> will be occurring throughout the day.
Thursday, August 10th will be a day of programming. If you are interested in participating in programming at WCNA, such as a presentation, panel discussion, or an unconference session (lightning talk, open space, etc.) on Thursday, August 10th, please submit your proposal here<https://wikiconference.org/wiki/2017/Submissions>.
We are seeking volunteers to help during the conference. Please sign up as a volunteer<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfh4x1yzqiAuwbkHvy2BaIVTLAxj6UP5Db…> if you are interested.
For both days of WCNA 2017, you will need to register<https://wikimania2017.wikimedia.org/wiki/Registration> through the Wikimania Eventbrite<https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wikimania-2017-registration-33032011636>. Please be sure you are registering for the August 9 & 10, Wikiconference North America sessions. For those attending the August 9th Cultural Crawl, there is a promo code available (wmcon2017); note that if you use the promo code, you may not attend other pre-conference events on August 9th. Only use the promo code if you plan on only attending our Culture Crawl, as if you register for the incorrect event with the promo code, you may be barred from entry to that pre-conference event and/or session.
Kelly & the WCNA ’17 Planning Committee
/ Kelly Doyle
Wikipedian in Residence for Gender Equity
West Virginia University