Wikidata has been a game-changer for Wikimedia over the last years. Did you know that Wikibase, the software running Wikidata, is now also a thing? GLAMs, open data projects, research projects and more are showing a lot of interest in Wikibase now, using it to run their own knowledge bases. But we have a much bigger plan than just helping institutions open up their data. In this session you will learn more about the Wikibase Ecosystem and what opportunities it opens up for Wikimedia, its partners and people all over the world and why it will influence everything Wikimedia does over the next few years.
This session will address the conference theme — Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals — in the following manner:
This submission relates most closely to goal 9: industry, innovation and infrastructure. The Wikibase ecosystem is a major opportunity for innovation and improving infrastructure for open data.
At the end of the session, the following will have been achieved:
Participants will have an understanding of the vision and strategy behind the Wikibase ecosystem and what it means for their partnership work.
- Lydia Pintscher (WMDE)
- Jens Ohlig (WMDE)
Each Space at Wikimania 2019 will have specific format requests. The program design prioritises submissions which are future-oriented and directly engage the audience. The format of this submission is a:
The session will work best with these conditions:
room with projector and classroom-style seating
No prior knowledge is required but some familiarity with Wikidata is helpful
Recording is fine
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