What we do edit

A monthly meeting for Wikidata newbies, enthusiats and everybody in between. We meet for about two hours in the evening to work on Wikidata projects together, develop new ideas or help each other with questions and problems. Everybody who wants to learn more about Wikidata is welcome!

A list of ideas and topics we came up with during out first meeting:

  • Developing an audio interface for Wikidata => learning with an audio interface
  • Integrating podcasting data base panoptikum, expanding the information on podcasts
  • Integrating OpenGridMap
  • Expanding Austria / Vienna related properties and catalogues

We also want to use the WikidataWednesdays to

  • connect with other Wikimedia communities (Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Wikisource)
  • give newcomers ideas how to contribute
  • prepare upcoming workshops and events

Where and when? edit

The second Wednesday every month is WikidataWednesday from 18:00-20:00 (we can stay a little longer if we want to)

Location: Wikimedia Österreich, Stolzenthalergasse 7/1, 1080 Wien

Good to know edit

Language: English

We are an international group and speak mainly English. But there are always German-speakers around who are able to explain or translate things into German.

Friendly Space:

Wikimedia Österreich's event guidelines apply to these meetings. They’re designed to make everyone feel welcome and to actively encourage a safe, friendly space for learning. Please read them – by attending, you’ll be accepting those rules of respecting each other.

We provide some drinks and small snacks so people stopping by straight after work don't have to starve. You can also bring some snacks for yourself and others of course :-)

Also see Wikidata:WikiProject Austria

What should I bring/ prepare? edit

Please bring...

  • your laptop (not older than 10 years) + power supply

...which has installed a

  • JavaScript capable browser (= basically the newest Firefox or Chrome)

If you don’t have one already, please

  • create your Wikimedia user account before the workshop. You need it to make edits in Wikidata.

Calendar edit

No Wikidata Wednesdays until further notice edit

Because of current coronavirus pandemic restrictions.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 edit

Attention: Third Wednesday this month!


This time we want to participate in the FindingGLAMs Challenge – a Wikidata editing competition taking place in the week of February 17th – February 23rd 2020:

#Museums in Burgenland listed in the "database" "Kultur Burgenland"
SELECT ?museum ?museumLabel ?url ?code ?coords WHERE {
  SERVICE wikibase:label { bd:serviceParam wikibase:language "[AUTO_LANGUAGE],en". }
  ?museum p:P1343 ?kulturBurgenland. 
  ?kulturBurgenland ps:P1343 wd:Q85680859;
                    pq:P2699 ?url; 
                    pq:P3295 ?code.
  ?museum wdt:P625 ?coords.
Try it!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 edit


This Wednesday we will model the new Austrian Government on Wikidata - unless other people are quicker ;-) So please also bring your own ideas and projects!

  • maintain old and new ministers (start/end date, replaces/replaced by in both entries, ...)
  • maintain ministries (actual labels, add native label (P1705) especially with start/end-time qualifiers for past labels
  • maintain the already existing new objects for the nine new members of the national council, replacing the ministers (including replaces/replaced by in both entries)
  • maintain commonscats (e.g. add categories for ministers, check wikidata-infoboxes, ...)

New proposals for Austria related properties:


Wednesday, December 11, 2019 edit


Wednesday, November 13, 2019 edit

This wednesday we want to focus on the relation of Semantic MediaWiki, Wikidata and WikiBase
What are the different approaches of Managing data in MediaWiki?
What is Semantic MediaWiki (SMW) and what is its relevance in times of Wikidata and Wikibase?
How could we use Wikidata within SMW and bring SMW data to Wikidata?
Feel free to add your own questions....

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 edit

Achtung! This time third Wednesday of the month


Wednesday, August 28, 2019 edit

Achtung! This time because of holiday season it will be the last Wednesday of the month

  • Added an query for deprecated statements to the Query Service example
  • Started a project regarding importing Austrian municipalities census data (from Q66810166) using OpenRefine
@Jean-Frédéric: sounds very interesting, is it possible to share the OpenRefine project file, or is it already done? Mfchris84 (talk) 05:04, 18 September 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 edit

Achtung! This time because of holiday season it will be the third Wednesday of the month


Wednesday, June 12, 2019 edit


Wednesday, May 15, 2019 edit