Wikidata:Events/Leveling Up Days 2024

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Wikidata Leveling Up Days, April 2024


Did you attend or watch some sessions of the Leveling Up Days? Please let us know about your experience in this short survey! It is anonymous and will take you 5 to 10 minutes to fill in.
Welcome!
The Wikidata Leveling Up Days is an online event designed to welcome new people to Wikidata and to provide an introduction to a selection of useful tools and topics so you can start getting involved with Wikidata. During 6 days of presentations, live editing and social events, we will cover the basis of what you need to know to start exploring and editing Wikidata. Designed as a space to exchange knowledge between newcomers and more experienced editors, the Leveling Up Days focuses on producing entry-level learning materials that participants can watch at their own pace before, during or after the event.
Participation
The sessions are open to everyone interested in Wikidata and curious to learn more. Seasoned editors are of course very welcome to join, share their experience with others and maybe even learn something new! The sessions will take place on the online platform Jitsi. Most sessions will be pre-recorded while the Q&A and discussions will take place live during the 6 days of the event, on April 5-7 and April 12-14. If you plan to attend the event, feel free to add your name on the participants list!
Please note that the entire initiative, including the presentations and discussions on various channels, is covered by the Code of Conduct for technical spaces. Please contribute in making the discussion spaces safe and welcoming for everyone.
Video materials
We want to give you the opportunity to watch the sessions at your own pace. Most content of the program will be available in video ahead of the event. You will find all the links in the program below. You can also find all the videos produced for the event in the Commons category and in this Youtube playlist.
Contribute to the event
There are various ways you can help newcomers and contribute to the event: translating the videos' captions, running self-organized sessions for your language community, and helping answer questions. Have a look at this page for the details.
Discussions and help
During and after the event, the Wikidata Help Telegram group will be used as asynchronous support channel. Feel free to join it and ask your questions there. Announcements and discussions about the event take place on this talk page. If you want to reach out to the organizers directly, feel free to contact Lea Lacroix (WMDE) (lea.lacroix_ext@wikimedia.de or @Auregann on Telegram).

Program

🌱 Day 1 - get started with Wikidata

We meet in this Jitsi room to watch the videos together and discuss. Feel free to join!
Session details Title, description and speakers

30min

English

Live, not recorded

Slides

Slides

Opening session

Presentation of the program of the event, how it's going to work, how to watch the videos together and how to contribute to the program.

Speakers: Lea Lacroix (WMDE), Lydia Pintscher (WMDE)

30min

English

Watch on Commons

Watch on Youtube

Introduction to Wikidata

Everything you need to know to get started with Wikidata.

Speakers: Mohammed Abdulai (WMDE), Lea Lacroix (WMDE)

60min

English

Live, not recorded

Wikidata Clinic: come and ask questions!

Do you have questions about Wikidata that never got answered? Are you struggling with something? Are you an experienced editor and want to support newcomers? The Wikidata Clinic is a live session where we're answering questions together and helping each other.

Facilitators: Mohammed Abdulai (WMDE), Ifeatu Nnaobi (WMDE), Lydia Pintscher (WMDE)

30min

English

Watch on Commons

Watch on Youtube

What can I do on Wikidata?

Some experienced editors present what they are working on these days on Wikidata, or their favorite projects. Join to learn more about interesting things in which you could get involved, or to share with other your current workflow on Wikidata!

Speakers: Jsamwrites, Ambrosia10, Spinster

60min

English

Live, not recorded

Open live editing

During the open live editing session, people are editing Wikidata together, sharing what they do and supporting each other. Typically, one editor share their screen to show others how they work for a few minutes, then we switch to someone else.

Facilitator: Mohammed Abdulai (WMDE)

30min

English

Live, not recorded

Preparing data using Spreadsheets

Spreadsheets can be a useful tool to prepare data before uploading it to Wikidata with QuickStatements. In the session you can ask questions about how to prepare data and you can see a live demo how to do it using Spreadsheets.

Facilitator: Hogü-456

From Friday, April 5th, at 20:00 UTC, to Saturday, April 6th, at 14:00 UTC Free slots - feel free to schedule your own session here

🔎 Day 2 - browse and query Wikidata's data

We meet in this Jitsi room to watch the videos together and discuss. Feel free to join!
Session details Title, description and speakers

30min

English

Watch on Commons

Watch on Youtube

Advanced search & tips on how to find data on Wikidata

Let's look at how to use the search box on the Wikidata website and various tips to run advanced search queries.

Speaker: Lydia Pintscher (WMDE)

30min

English

Watch on Commons

Watch on Youtube

Introduction to the Query Builder

During this session, we will look at how to use the Query Builder, a friendly interface that will allow you to build your first Wikidata queries, without knowing SPARQL.

Speaker: Dnshitobu

30min break

90min

English

Live workshop, not recorded

Introduction to SPARQL and the Query Service

During this interactive workshop, we will learn how to use the Wikidata Query Service, a very powerful tool to build lists and visualisations with Wikidata's data.

Speaker: VIGNERON

You missed this session? No worries, you can also watch this comprehensive video by Asaf Bartov.

60min

English

Watch on Owncast

Watch on Facebook

Watch on Youtube

Wikidata live editing - Watch + chat on Youtube, Facebook or Owncast

During this stream, we will do manual editing on biographies of climate scientists and glaciologists. We will talk about aspects to keep in mind give some tips and tricks and also show a few basic tools that will help you become a more efficient Wikidata editor.

Speakers: Ainali and Abbe98

From Saturday April 6th, at 19:00 UTC, to Sunday, April 7th, at 15:00 UTC Free slots - feel free to schedule your own session here

✒️ Day 3 - enhance your editing experience

We meet in this Jitsi room to watch the videos together and discuss. Feel free to join!
Session details Title, description and speakers

90min

English

Livestream on Zoom

Decisions that Define Us: Documenting Nigeria’s Supreme Court cases on Wikidata

An edit-a-thon/contest aimed at documenting Nigeria’s Supreme Court cases on Wikidata. This session will be on Zoom to learn more, visit the event page. Speakers: Udehb

50min

English

Watch on Commons

Watch on Youtube

A few useful gadgets and scripts for Wikidata

During this session, several experienced users will present scripts and gadgets that can help you editing more easily, or perform some tasks more efficiently. After the initial presentation, the floor will be open to anyone who wants to show a demo of their favorite gadgets and scripts!

Speakers: Lydia Pintscher (WMDE), TiagoLubiana, Epìdosis, Jsamwrites

30min

English

Watch on Commons

Watch on Youtube

Introduction to Mix'n'Match

Discover Mix'n'match and how to make your first edits on Wikidata connecting information from trusted sources. Speaker: Epìdosis

30min

English

Watch on Commons

Watch on Youtube

Introduction to QuickStatements

Discover QuickStatements and how you can prepare and perform batch edits on Wikidata. Speakers: Sannita

50min

English

Watch on Youtube

Introduction to OpenRefine

We will watch the comprehensive introduction by Emma Carroll and the University of Edinburgh, then discuss OpenRefine and how we use it on our data import projects.

50min

English

Live, not recorded

Social time & games

Let's chat about Wikidata and other things, play some online Wikidata-based games, and connect with other participants.

From Sunday, April 7th, at 20:00 UTC, to Monday, April 8th, at 15:00 UTC Free slots - feel free to schedule your own session here

👀 Day 4 - ensure data quality

We meet in this Jitsi room to watch the videos together and discuss. Feel free to join!
Session details Title, description and speakers

50min

English

Live, not recorded

Patrolling on Wikidata: how does it work?

Discussion about how editors watch new edits on Wikidata, fix mistakes and vandalism, and take care of Wikidata's data quality.

Facilitator: Lea Lacroix (WMDE), Lydia Pintscher (WMDE)

50min

English

Pre-recorded videos and live discussion

Tools and processes to ensure data quality

We will watch some interesting content from the previous "Data Quality Days" events and discuss data quality together.

Facilitator: Lea Lacroix (WMDE)

60min

English

Live, not recorded

Open live editing

During the open live editing session, people are editing Wikidata together, sharing what they do and supporting each other. Typically, one editor share their screen to show others how they work for a few minutes, then we switch to someone else.

Facilitator: Lea Lacroix (WMDE)

From Friday, April 12th, at 19:00 UTC, to Saturday, April 13th, at 14:00 UTC Free slots - feel free to schedule your own session here

🧩️ Day 5 - connect Wikidata with sister projects

We meet in this Jitsi room to watch the videos together and discuss. Feel free to join!
Session details Title, description and speakers

50min

English

Watch on Commons

Watch on Youtube

Connect Wikidata and Wikipedia: the basics

In this session, we will discover how to connect and use Wikidata on other Wikimedia projects like Wikipedia and Commons.

Speaker: Jsamwrites, facilitator: Danny Benjafield (WMDE)

30min

English

Watch on Commons

Watch on Youtube

Using Wikidata on Wikipedia: an example

In this session, we will look at an example of Wikidata-powered infobox on English Wikipedia.

Speaker: BrokenSegue, facilitator: Danny Benjafield (WMDE)

30min

English

Watch on Commons

Watch on Youtube

Databox: your simple Wikidata-powered infobox

In this session, we will discover Databox, a standard Wikidata-powered infobox that can be installed on your Wikipedia without any knowledge of code.

Speaker: Shahadusadik, facilitator: Danny Benjafield (WMDE)

30min

English

Watch on Commons

Watch on Youtube

Using Wikidata on Wikivoyage: an example

In this session, we will look at an example of Wikidata-powered tools on German Wikivoyage.

Speaker: DerFussi, facilitator: Danny Benjafield (WMDE)

50min

English

Watch on Commons

Watch on Youtube

Using Wikidata on Wikisource: an example

In this session, we will look at an example of Wikidata-powered tools on Bengali Wikisource.

Speaker: Bodhisattwa, facilitator: Danny Benjafield (WMDE)

30min

English

Watch on Commons

Watch on Youtube

Listeria: generate lists based on Wikidata

In this session, we will explore ways to use Listeria and dynamic Wikidata-powered lists on Wikipedia.

Speaker: Jane023, facilitator: Danny Benjafield (WMDE)

60min

English

Watch on Owncast

Watch on Facebook

Watch on Youtube

Wikidata live editing - Watch + chat on Youtube, Facebook or Owncast

Speakers: Ainali and Abbe98

During this stream, we will both see how sitelinks can inspire article creations and various aspects of Wikimedia Commons images.

From Saturday April 13th, at 19:00 UTC, to Sunday, April 14th, at 15:00 UTC Free slots - feel free to schedule your own session here

💝 Day 6 - share & connect

We meet in this Jitsi room to watch the videos together and discuss. Feel free to join!
Session details Title, description and speakers

30min

English

Live, not recorded

Wrap-up
Slides

During this session, we will have a look back at the topics and discussions we covered during the event and talk about next steps.

Speakers: Lea Lacroix (WMDE)

50min

English

Live, not recorded

Wikidata Clinic: come and ask questions!

Do you have questions about Wikidata that never got answered? Are you struggling with something? Are you an experienced editor and want to support newcomers? The Wikidata Clinic is a live session where we're answering questions together and helping each other.

Facilitators: Mohammed Abdulai (WMDE), Lydia Pintscher (WMDE)

50min

English

Live, not recorded

Social time & games

Let's chat about Wikidata and other things, play some online Wikidata-based games, and connect with other participants.

From Sunday, April 14th, at 19:00 UTC, to Monday, April 15th, at 15:00 UTC Free slots - feel free to schedule your own session here


See also

Feel free to add more links here!