User digest/Wikidata

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User Digest Title: Wikidata

Date: 26.07.2016

Time: 15:00

Venue: Gym Palace


Presenter: Lydia Pintscher, Tobias1984

Biography of Presenter: Lydia is the product manager for Wikidata. She has been with the project since its inception. She is passionate about Free Culture and Open Data.

Overview of topic: Wikidata is now 3.5 years old and slowly but surely supporting all the other Wikimedia projects and the rest of the world with open structured data. In this session you will get answers to the following questions:

  • What is Wikidata? Why is it cool and useful?
  • What are some of the core ideas and believes behind the project?
  • How does the community work?
  • How can you make use of the data in Wikidata to improve the Wikimedia projects and build tools and more outside Wikimedia?

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