Wikidata Workshop


FOSSers is conducting a Wikipedia + Wikidata workshop on March 4th, 2019. Wikidata is a free and open knowledge base that can be read and edited by both humans and machines.Wikidata is used for data science. It is a large public database of relations in Wikipedia, Wikivoyage, Wikisource and others.

Along with the workshop, we’re planning to inaugurate LinuxChix VAST, a local community of the international LinuxChix community. LinuxChix is a community for women who like Linux and for anyone who wants to support women in computing : Our college would be the first to have a LinuxChix community. In India, LinuxChix is active only in New Delhi. We have also started a Kerala community to set up LinuxChix in more colleges in Kerala.

The workshop will have :

  • Wikipedia content editing
  • Using FOSS Tools for Wikidata
  • Intro to SPARQL query language
  • Using Python for accessing and interpreting the data on Wikidata

You’ll learn how to contribute to Wikimedia projects :

  • Editing Wikipedia articles
  • Uploading your pictures to Wikimedia Commons
  • Uploading data to Wikidata
  • Using the data on Wikidata

Ranjith Siji, Kannan VM of Wikimedians Kerala will handle the sessions.

This free workshop is sponsored by ICFOSS & Wikimedia Foundation.

Event On : 2019 March 4th, 9AM

Event At : Language Lab, Decennial Block (OpenStreetMap Link)

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