Wikidata:WikidataCon 2019/Volunteer/Committee

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the conference for open data enthusiasts

25 – 26 October 2019 | Berlin, Germany








Room angels

Streaming babysitters

Logistics crew

Documentation masters


The WikidataCon 2019 has a limited number of seats. We want to provide a fair registration process and make sure that the participants are representative of the community, its different aspects, are interested, motivated, and will bring an interesting point of view or skills to the event. To achieve this, the application, scholarship and program committee, made of 50% community members and 50% Wikimedia Deutschland staff, will define criteria, build an application process, evaluate and select the participants. They will also selected people who will receive scholarships and help the organization team to design the program of the conference.

The members of the committee have been chosen for their involvement in the community, bringing their expertise on the different fields we want to work on during the conference, as well as their organization and communication skills.

See also: the selection criteria


Lucie-Aimée Kaffee (Frimelle)
Postgraduate student, doctoral candidate at the University of Southampton and Research Associate at TIB, Hanover, she is working on languages and technologies, with a focus on Wikidata and underserved languages in the Wikimedia projects. See also: publications, on Scholia

Nicolas Vigneron (VIGNERON)
Long-time cross-project Wikimedian, he has been particularly involved in experimenting lexicographical data on Wikidata. He’s also involved in Wikimedia France, partnerships with cultural institutions and building bridges between Wikidata and Wikisources. See also: @belett on Twitter

Andra Waagmeester (andrawaag)
Scientist specialised in genetics, he is very active in the Genewiki project and with connecting Wikidata and life sciences. In gene wiki bots are developed and maintained to synchronize primary science resources with wikidata. He is also part of the Wikibase user group and is involved in raising awareness around Wikibase. See also: on Scholia, @andrawaag on Twitter

Arthur Smith (ArthurPSmith)
Since 1995 he has worked for the American Physical Society. Arthur has had a particular focus on cleaning up and disambiguating the records for research institutions in Wikidata, and more recently the authors of scientific publications. He has also been active with Lexicographical data, adding many English lexemes using the lexeme-forms tool.

Léa Lacroix (Lea Lacroix (WMDE))
Community Communication Project manager for Wikidata, she’s in charge or the program, scholarships and communication for the WikidataCon 2019. She’s the coordinator of the committee.

Lydia Pintscher (Lydia Pintscher (WMDE))
Product Manager for Wikidata and Wikibase, she’s defining the vision of the project and brings the development team to achieve its goals.

Jens Ohlig (Jens Ohlig (WMDE))
Working on external communication in the Wikidata team, he’s taking care of building partnerships around Wikidata. He’s communicating with institutions, organizations, and raising awareness about Wikidata and Wikibase.

Cornelius Kibelka (Cornelius Kibelka (WMDE))
Working on international relations in Wikimedia Deutschland’s ED team, on the former Wikimedia Conference (now Wikimedia Summit), he has a deep knowledge of the international community of the Wikimedia movement.