Wikidata:Status updates/2016 10 22

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This is the Wikidata summary of the week before 2016-10-22.

Wikidata's birthday is coming![edit]

Wikidata celebrates its 4th anniversary on October 29th. Around this date, a lot of events will happen online and offline.

Birthday events

Editors all around the world organize meetups to celebrate the birthday. You can join one of them or create an event in your own town!


A lot of surprises, stories and presents will be shared between October 29th and November 4th. Check the project chat or the mailing-list every day to see what happens!

You can also participate by posting a story (more info here), a tweet with #WikidataBirthday, let a message or a present on the birthday page.

If you're participating to Wikidata's birthday, you can add this template to your user page.


  • Wikidata workshops in Paris : every month, Wikimédia France and editors organize a workshop about Wikidata and related tools. Check out the schedule
  • Upcoming: Ladies that FOSS October 29th in Berlin, organized by Lucie and Julia from the Wikidata team

Other Noteworthy Stuff[edit]

Did you know?[edit]


  • Fixed a rounding error in the geo coordinate formatter (see GitHub). Thanks, 0x686578!
  • Improvements to technical error messages, e.g. "illegal value" when editing a Commons media statement (phabricator:T141880).
  • Continued working on a new parser function to get rich, formatted statements.
  • Continued working on making entity usage information visible to users.

You can see all open tickets related to Wikidata here.

Monthly Tasks[edit]