Are you interested in the future of Wikipedia and Wikidata?
Have you heard the buzz around "Abstract Wikipedia" and want to learn more?
Confused about the differences between "Abstract Wikipedia",
"Wikifunctions" and "WikiLambda"?
If the answer to any of these questions is "Yes", then you should read
more. [image: 🙂]
My academic course at Tel Aviv University, "From Web 2.0 to Web 3.0, from
Wikipedia to Wikidata", is coming to an end soon and next week we will be
closing the Wikidata module of the course in a special celebration,
Vrandečić (initiator of Wikidata, and more recently the director of
"Abstract Wikipedia", or rather "Wikifunctions").
To properly celebrate, Denny & I have designed a two-parts "party" for my
students, which includes a pre-recorded interview
and then *a live Q & A session with Denny during the course hour*.
And the good news is -- *you are all invited!*
*1) Pre-recorded interview* (available here - https://youtu.be/0GjNkrvT7Yc
In the interview we discussed the some of the challenges we have in
Wikipedia and Wikidata, and how they brought about the idea of "Abstract
Wikipedia"; What is the difference between "Abstract Wikipedia",
"Wikifunctions" and "WikiLambda"; What is the current state of the
and how it all ties to the current Internet Ecosystem and things like AI
and Machine Learning.
*2) Q & A live session - *
*Next Monday, June 7th, at 15:00 Israel time (12:00 UTC),* I will be
hosting Denny in my course for a 45 mins Q & A session via Zoom.
This part of class will be open and anyone interested in this topic, and
you are welcome to either *join us live*, *send questions* to Denny (after
watching the pre-recorded interview) *or watch later*.
If you are interested to join, *please write me an email *(simply reply
privately to this email) *by Sunday June 6th at 20:00 UTC*, and I will send
you the zoom link (this is to avoid Zoombombing).
If you are unable to participate live, but still want to engage, *feel free
to send in questions *(again replying to this email privately).
The session will also be recorded, so if you cannot make it to the live
session, you will be able to watch later on YouTube (I will be sharing the
Looking forward to your questions and to seeing you next week,