Wikidata:Eighth Birthday/India

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Wikidata's distributed birthday | October 2020 | #WikidataBirthday


24-hours online meetup

Run an event

Presents & messages

Birthday banner for 4th Wikidata Birthday
Birthday banner for 4th Wikidata Birthday

During the month of October, WikiProject India will be celebrating the 8th birthday of Wikidata through a series of events and activities.


๐Ÿ—“ Date & time ๐Ÿ‘ฅ Resource person โ˜€๏ธ Topic ๐Ÿ’ฌ Short description ๐ŸŒ Language ๐Ÿ•‘ Duration ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Video Recording ๐Ÿ“ Etherpad
October 11 2020, 18:00 IST Jane023 Sum of all paintings
  • History
  • Workflow
  • Hands-on
  • Introducing datathon
English ~ 2 hours Youtube Video
October 17 2020 19:00 IST DVrandecic (WMF) Abstract Wikipedia English ~ 2 hours Youtube video
October 18 2020 19:00 IST Mahir256 Wikidata Lexeme
  • Introduction
  • Why is it important?
  • How can you contribute?
English, Bengali ~ 2 hours Youtube video


๐Ÿ—“ Date & time โ˜€๏ธ Name of the event ๐Ÿ‘ฅ Organizers ๐Ÿ’ฌ Short description ๐ŸŒ Language ๐Ÿ•‘ Duration ๐Ÿ“ Location
October 12, 2020 00:01 IST to October 28, 2020 23:59 IST Sum of all Indian paintings data-thon WikiProject India 16 days long online datathon on Indian paintings, the output of which will be gifted to Wikidata on 29th October as birthday gift. Any language 16 days Virtual
October 25, 2020, 00:00 to

October 29, 2020, 23:59

India-specific Wikidata Properties data-thon WikiProject Kerala Online datathon to add Wikidata properties in statements and to add labels/descriptions for India-specific properties in Indic languages Any language 5 days Virtual


During the month of October, Centre for Internet and Society - Access to Knowledge (Q59700148) will be sending Wikidata special merchandise to Indian affiliates and communities upon request as well as active contributors of Wikidata residing in India.

Affiliates and Communities[edit]

Please note,

  • All Indian affiliates are welcome to request for Wikidata special merchandise and/or infrastructure. There is no need for community notification. But, affiliate contacts or board members or executive committee members or people in similar position, who can represent the affiliate, need to do the request.
  • All Indian language communities, except those who have geographical affiliates, are welcome to request for Wikidata special merchandise request. But, community should decide on-wiki and have clear consensus to whom the merchandise will be sent.
  • Indian language communities having geographical affiliates are requested to discuss any need with their respective affiliates first and ask them to request them on their behalf.
  • Only one request for each affiliate or language community will be accepted.
  • It is expected that the requests for merchandise and/or infrastructure should be practical enough to be used by number of community members and within the budget of maximum INR 10,000 for each affiliates.
  • CIS-A2K will not design for the merchandise. If any custom design is preferred, the affiliate or the community should upload it to Wikimedia Commons as svg format and send the link to CIS-A2K, which will be taken care of, while printing it. The design should be Wikidata specific only.

Are you an affiliate or language community contact and have you read the above instructions?
Yes? Great! The first step is done. Just request below and fill up the very short template.

Active contributors[edit]

  • CIS-A2K will be sending different gifts or merchandise as small token of appreciation for active Wikidata contributors from India.
  • Merchandise can be in the form of T-shirts or mementos or other things. The budget allocated for each contributor is INR 1,000.
  • CIS-A2K will take care of the designing part. There might be special or unexpected surprises. Who knows!

General information[edit]

  • CIS-A2K will send messages on talk pages or mails to active contributors and affiliate or language community contacts, requesting for contact details from time to time.
  • It is assured that the information will be kept secret as per Privacy policy and after sending the merchandise, they will be deleted forever.
  • Please also take into consideration that due to the current COVID-19 pandemic in India (Q84055514) or due to postal faults, the merchandise might arrive late to the addresses, despite best efforts by CIS-A2K.