2023:Program/Open Data/WJSMEA-Integrating Our World in Data into Mediawiki

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Title: Integrating Our World in Data into Mediawiki


Galder Gonzalez

Wikimedian since 2006, member of the Basque Wikimedians User Group and currently working as a staff member in projects and education.

James Heilman

James Heilman is an ER physician and long time Wikipedian. He is a founder and the current chair of Wiki Project Med Foundation.

Tim Moody

Member of WikiProjectMed Volunteer on Internet in a Box

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Room: Room 311

Start time: Sat, 19 Aug 2023 14:25:00 +0800

End time: Sat, 19 Aug 2023 14:45:00 +0800

Type: Lecture

Track: Open Data

Submission state: confirmed

Duration: 20 minutes

Do not record: false

Presentation language: en

Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

Our World in Data does amazing work around data visualization. This will be a look at a multi year effort to integrate this material into Mediawiki and by extension Wikipedia. And future improvements we hope to make.

Description[edit source]

Tools for data visualization within Wikipedia are currently limited. This talk will look at efforts to leverage work by Our World in Data and integrate their interactive graphs within the Mediawiki environment.

Currently we have a mirror running on WMF servers and the graphs live on MDWiki, an example of which can be seen here https://mdwiki.org/wiki/Asthma#Epidemiology

There is consensus to add these graphs to Basque Wikipedia. https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T303853 There are still a few technical hurdles before this can be realized.

Further details[edit source]

Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

This effort is a collaboration between Wiki Project Med Foundation, OWID, and Basque Wikipedia.

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Everyone can participate in this session

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Tick Onsite in Singapore
  • Empty Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Empty Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Empty Pre-recorded and available on demand