[Wikimedia-l] Report of the WikidataCon 2017, and your projects for 2018

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[Wikimedia-l] Report of the WikidataCon 2017, and your projects for 2018

Léa Lacroix
Hello all,
[sorry for cross-posting!]

The first international conference dedicated to the Wikidata community took
place in Berlin, in October 2017. The organizing team is very happy to
share with you the report of this event:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Conference/WMDE/WikidataCon/Report

In this document, we share a brief overview of the conference, its program
and outcomes, our lessons learned, and we focus on two topics that we found
really important for the organization of such an event: inclusiveness and
documentation.

We hope that you enjoy reading this document as much as we enjoyed
preparing it.

You may wonder now, what are the next steps for WikidataCon? As announced
at the end of the 2017 edition, *WikidataCon will return in October 2019*,
scaled up and improved to welcome even more Wikidata enthusiasts to share
knowledge and appreciation.

In 2018, we encourage the local communities who would like to spread the
word about Wikidata to organize their own event for the *6th birthday of
Wikidata*. We would love to see a multilingual, multicultural,
decentralized but connected event happening all around the world for this
occasion. Each local group, chapter or individual willing to organize
something can already write about their project on this page:
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Sixth_Birthday
You will also find some examples of event formats, documentation about how
to organize a Wikidata workshop, and how to request funding.
Wikimedia Deutschland will take care of the overall communication, and some
logistical support.

We’re very excited about celebrating a new year of Wikidata all around the
world!

If you have any question or idea, feel free to reach out to me.

For the WikidataCon organizing team,
--
Léa Lacroix
Project Manager Community Communication for Wikidata

Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24
10963 Berlin
www.wikimedia.de

Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V.

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Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/029/42207.
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