The WikidataCon is an event focused on the Wikidata community in a broad sense: editors, tools builders, but also 3rd party reusers, partner organizations that are using or contributing to the data, the ecosystem of organizations working with Wikibase. The content of the conference will have some parts dedicated to people who want to learn more about Wikidata, some workshops and discussions for the community to share skills and exchange about their practices, and some space left to include side events for specific projects (WikiCite, Wikibase, GLAM, etc.).
Important: as the global COVID pandemic is still hitting the world, and we cannot ensure that people will be able to gather onsite, the conference will entirely take place online. Small, local gatherings may be possible in some parts of the world for people to participate in the conference together.
The organization and coordination of the WikidataCon will be run by Wikimedia Germany in partnership with another organization: Wiki Movimento Brasil joined the organizing team and will bring their experience in running Wikidata community events. Together, we will make sure that the program includes a great diversity of speakers, and we are also running the program Reimagining Wikidata from the margins that aims at empowering people from underrepresented groups on Wikidata.
In these quite unpredictable times, organizing an event is a challenge, and the WikidataCon 2021 will definitely be one of a kind: we will have to adapt, to be agile, to make the best out of the situation, and to work closely with the local Wikidata groups all over the world. We’re looking forward to running this exciting experiment with you!
Updates about the event are regularly posted on the talk page. If you have any questions, ideas, or suggestions, feel free to use this talk page, write to infowikidatacon.org or reach out directly to Lea Lacroix (WMDE).
- October 16: deadline to sign up for the birthday presents lightning talks session
- October 21: deadline to submit sessions in the community tracks
- October 28: Final program is available, people who registered receive the access link to the event by email
- See also: the project Reimagining Wikidata from the margins taking place before, during and after the conference
We are posting updates regularly on the talk page. If you have any questions regarding the conference, you can use this talk page or contact the organizers team at infowikidatacon.org.