Wikidata:WikidataCon 2017/Submissions/Wikidata x Politics Meetup

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Submission no. 83
Title of the submission

Wikidata x Politics: Experience Exchange

Author(s) of the submission
E-mail address

lucy [at]

stefan.kasberger [at]

Country of origin

UK / Germany / Austria

Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Type of session
  • Meetup
Length of session

1-2 hours (with option to continue conversations over drinks later!)

Ideal number of attendees

Anywhere from 5 to 20!


Lots of us have been working on data for politicians in our individual countries, but what can we learn for the experience of others doing so in other countries? Do they have tools or approaches which could be borrowed for other contexts? What are the challenges that none of us have found ways around?

This is a super-informal meetup which will shape itself around the interests of taking part.

If small - could be fire-side chat style, if more people are interested, we'll do something a bit more structured.

What will attendees take away from this session?
  1. New allies and potential cross-country collaborators
  2. An appreciation of who may be experiencing similar phenomena in other countries
  3. Ideas for how to tackle data issues
  4. Exchange about practical issues, like tools and data
Slides or further information



Special requests

Would be helpful if those interested could put a note about what they hope to get from the meetup.

Interested attendees[edit]

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  1. --Looniverse (talk) 15:21, 27 July 2017 (UTC)
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  5. Sannita - not just another sysop 19:50, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
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