Wikidata:ContentMine/Cambridge Wikidata Workshop

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The Cambridge Wikidata Workshop will take place on Saturday 20 October 2018, at 16 Mill Lane, Cambridge, United Kingdom. It is a local event for the Wikidata:Sixth Birthday celebrations. (It is being held early to avoid a clash with Mozfest in London the following weekend.)


Makespace sign: look for the buzzer on the right-hand side of the double doors by it, to enter

The event will be held in Makespace, a Cambridge community workshop: see Please note that the venue is not suitable for unaccompanied children. For accessibility details, please ask the organiser.

Makespace is in central Cambridge, near where Silver Street Bridge crosses the River Cam. It is within walking distance of the rail station, some 20 or 25 minutes coming past the Fitzwilliam Museum, turning left onto Mill Lane and right into a car park after 50 yards. It is convenient for the main bus station, or buses stopping at Parkside, walking down Downing Street. By car, park-and-ride is a good option – there are nearby car parks, but they may be busy on a Saturday.

Provisional programmeEdit

Speakers and workshop leaders in the two strands are to be announced. Please check back for updates. The workshops will be hands-on events and you should bring a laptop (other devices may be more troublesome for participation). If you don't have a Wikipedia account, it will be easier for you if you create one before the day.

The idea of the Workshop is to give an introduction to two of the many faces of Wikidata, which is a versatile and rapidly growing Wikimedia project: its applications in the humanities, and science.

Times Proposed Programme
1000–1030 Registration and coffee
1030–1115 Plenary: Wikidata in the sciences and humanities Speaker: Andrew Gray
1115–1300 Introductory Wikidata and SPARQL queries. Workshop Leaders: Doug Taylor and Navino Evans WikiCite workshop on science bibliography, ORCIDs, topic matching Leaders: Magnus Manske, Charles Matthews
1300–1340 Lunch, sponsor Wikimedia UK
1340–1415 Plenary: "Where is Wikipedia's library?": From scholarly communications to medical knowledge Speaker: Charles Matthews
1415–1530 Mix’n’match workshop Leader: Magnus Manske, followed at 1515 by Deryck Chan talking on "Lexemes on Wikidata" ScienceSource focus list Leader: Charles Matthews
1530–1545 Tea
1545–1630 Images and WD-FIST
Leader: CMG Lee
ScienceSource annotations Leader: Charles Matthews
1630–1700 Closing address, wrap Speaker: Doug Taylor

Signup listEdit

Places are limited, to 30 participants

  1. Charles Matthews (talk) 14:47, 19 September 2018 (UTC) Organiser: you can contact him through the left-hand sidebar on User:Charles Matthews, provided you are logged in.
  2. Giulia Arsuffi
  3. cmɢʟeeτaʟκ 16:31, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
  4. Magnus Manske (talk) 15:12, 24 September 2018 (UTC)
  5. Andrew Gray (talk) 08:07, 27 September 2018 (UTC)
  6. Zazpot (talk) 23:27, 30 September 2018 (UTC)
  7. Rupert Gatti
  8. RexxS (talk)
  9. Tony Bowden
  10. NavinoEvans
  11. Andrew D.
  12. Deryck Chan (talk) 13:30, 19 October 2018 (UTC)
  13. Jkcm
  14. Connie (User:lhlconnie) - joining 3-5pm
  15. Yuitsum (talk)