Wikidata:WikidataCon 2017/Submissions/Wikidata Under the Hood

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Submission no. 94
Title of the submission
Wikidata Under the Hood - how it works, and why it's all so complicated.

Author(s) of the submission
Daniel Kinzler
E-mail address
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Type of session
  • Talk (the usual conference format. 45min, large audience)
Length of session
60m including discussion
Ideal number of attendees
EtherPad for documentation

This talk gives an overview of how Wikidata works under the hood. Some aspects covered:
  • Storage as one wiki page per subject.
  • Storage as JSON.
  • The API.
  • Change propagation.
  • Lua interface
What will attendees take away from this session?
  1. A basic understanding of the technology that underlies Wikidata
Slides or further information
File:Under the Hood of Wikidata (wdcon 2017).pdf - Google Drive
Special requests
Kittens. Or better, baby goats. Yea, goats would be nice!

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  1. Lucas Werkmeister (WMDE) (talk) 15:10, 31 July 2017 (UTC)
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