[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [okfn-discuss] OKCon 2013 Call for Proposals – out now!

Quim Gil qgil at wikimedia.org
Thu May 9 20:13:28 UTC 2013

Hi, about

Geneva, 17-18 September

On Tue, May 7, 2013 at 10:11 AM, Everton Zanella Alvarenga
<everton.alvarenga at okfn.org> wrote:
> It'd be great to see wikimedians there.

I agree! If there is more people interested it would be good to have a
point of coordination e.g. in Meta.


Anybody can submit a talk but if we are interested in a workshop or a
satellite event, that would require coordination and probably

There are many possible topics, but there is one areas where I believe
a workshop or more would be very useful:

Wikidata, MediaWiki and your data

This is the main conference of the open data folks. Wikimedia could be
a common pool to share, combine and showcase all that data, in pure
state as well as integrated with other types of content. MediaWiki
could be a tool used by those projects to maintain their data and
communities at the same time. Everything connected.

We are not there, but we are heading to that direction. Do the open
data community know? They should! Do they even know what MediaWiki
(including the Semantic extension) and Wikidata has to offer today?
They should!

It would be great to know the opinion of the Wikidata team and the
European chapters. Needless to say, there would be also people at the
Wikimedia Foundation interested in this event.

Quim Gil
Technical Contributor Coordinator @ Wikimedia Foundation

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