Wikidata:Eighth Birthday

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In 2020, Wikidata turns eight!
Wikidata went live on 29 October 2012. In late-October and early-November 2020, we organize a giant Wikidata birthday all around the world. All local communities are encouraged to organize their own events: meetups, workshops, trainings for newcomers, hackathons, conferences... By the end of October 2020, bring your local community, engage newcomers and celebrate the eighth birthday! Pictures, presents and information will be shared on social media with the hashtag #WikidataBirthday.
Events to come
If you're planning an event, feel free to add it here. You can create a subpage of Wikidata:Eighth Birthday/Events.

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Ideas of events
The main goals of the Wikidata Birthday 2020 are:
  • share knowledge among your local community: encourage people to share what they know about Wikidata and its related tools, what people who went at the WikidataCon 2019 learnt from it, etc.
  • onboard new people: introduce new people to Wikidata!
  • celebrate the achievements of volunteers with your local community

Examples of events:

  • Meetup in your town with your local community
  • An introduction to Wikidata for beginners
  • Hackathon to reuse data from Wikidata
  • Translathon to improve the labels of Wikidata in your language
  • Kick-off a Wikidata section in your user group
  • Give an introduction to Wikidata to a local partner (university, library...)
  • Wikibase install-party
You can also look at events organized for the previous birthdays for inspiration: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Next steps for all organizers:
  1. As soon as you have a project, please add it on /Events. You should add at least the date, location or city, and a contact organizer.
  2. Don't wait too long before starting planning and asking for funding! For more details -> /Funding
  3. You can join the Telegram group to discuss with other organizers
  4. A process to request Wikidata/Wikibase swag will open soon.
  5. Next call for organizers who need support or have questions. This is the opportunity to chat with me, but also people from other local groups, about your ideas, your questions, your needs.

You have a project of Wikidata birthday celebration, and you have some questions or ideas? Feel free to write on the talk page, or to contact me: Lea Lacroix (WMDE) (

Some content that can help you:

In this section will be added the presents that people prepare for the 8th birthday.
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