VALA2016 Boot Camp Session 3

Thursday 11 February 2016

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WkikData hands-on

1050 – 1230 Room: 218

Facilitator: Andy Mabbett, Wikimedian-in-Residence

Please tag your comments, tweets, and blog posts about this session: #vala16 #bc3

View the Boot Camp session slides here:

As Wikipedia is to encyclopedic prose, and Wikimedia Commons is to media files, Wikidata is all about structured data – a free linked database that can be read and edited by both humans and machines. Wikidata supports an increasing range of sites and services and benefits from a global community of editors and contributors.

In this Boot Camp you will learn about Wikidata and its notability guideline, and explore and edit elements of Wikidata items, including labels, aliases, properties qualifiers. Explore how GLAM professionals are using and contributing to Wikidata projects.

This workshop requires a laptop, and a Wikipedia user account – please sign up at before the conference.