Wikidata:Sixth Birthday/Brussels

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On Monday 29 October we organise in Brussels a Wikidata workshop for (mainly) institutions. The workshop is inspired on the earlier successful workshop in the Netherlands in May.

  • When? Monday 29 October 2018. Coffee, lunch and a 'borrel' (drinks) will be provided.
  • Where? Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels (next to Brussels Central railway station).
  • For whom? These workshops are suitable for staff of cultural organizations (GLAMs) who want to learn (more) about Wikidata (and structured data on Wikimedia Commons). A maximum of about 40 people can attend.
  • How to participate? The workshop day has already been fully booked. You are still welcome to join the Wikidata birthday party at the end of the afternoon.
  • How to prepare?
    • Bring your laptop! Editing Wikidata on a tablet or mobile phone is not very user friendly yet - a laptop is highly recommended.
    • If you don't have a Wikidata account yet (same account as on Wikipedia), please create one before the event. You can do that here: Special:CreateAccount

The workshop will be given in English. Individual coaching can be done in any language (spoken by the coach).


Wikimedia event @ KBR: edit-a-thon during Wiki Loves Art 2016
Wikimedia event @ KBR: Just For The Record Art Feminism 2017 edit-a-thon

9:30 - 10:00 Welcome: Coffee & tea

10:00 - 10:30 presentations

  • Wikimedia ecosystem, Wikimedia Belgium (Romaine) & Wiki-GLAM collaboration
  • Relevance Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons for GLAMs & Structured data on Wikimedia Commons project (Sandra)

10:30 - 12:00 1st hands-on session

  • Wikidata for beginners (manual editing; Maarten)
  • Wikidata for intermediate editors (batch uploading with Quickstatements and OpenRefine)

Every participant makes at least one new Wikidata item.

12:00 - 13:00 Lunchbreak

13:00 - 13:45 2nd hands-on session

  • SPARQL for beginners (Sam)

13:45 - 15:00

  • Wikibase (Andra)
  • SPARQL and federated queries (Andra)
  • Monitoring changes to Wikidata items: SPARQL recent changes + WikidataIntegrator (WDI)

15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break

15:15 - 16:15

  • Results upload
  • Fishbowl brainstorm/Q&A session
    • Wikidata and heritage sector: PACKED vzw
    • Linked Open Data & Wikidata: OKBE?
    • Sum of all paintings: Maarten Dammers
    • Wikibase: Andra Waagmeester
    • Wikidata as an authority hub: Sandra Fauconnier
    • Reuse Wikidata: Cinematek?
    • Digital Humanities: Sally Chambers


6 year Wikidata conference

After the workshop there will be a Wikidata party with a birthday cake, drinks, and more, open for any Wikidata enthusiast.

  • Location: Royal Library of Belgium (close to Brussels central train station)
  • Date: 29 October 2018
  • Time: 16:15-18:00 (welcome from 16:00)

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