Submissions/Building up Wikidata, country by country

This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2015.

Submission no.
Title of the submission
How to build up Wikidata, country by country
Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)
workshop or panel
Author of the submission
James Heald (User:Jheald)
Update The session will now be led by Lydia Pintscher (User:Lydia Pintscher (WMDE)) and Maarten Dammers (User:Multichill), as I will not be able to attend -- JH.
E-mail address
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)
What can national chapters and local Wiki-projects do to build up Wikidata?
This session will ask a panel from different countries what works to build up awareness and skills, and how to deepen the quality of Wikidata's coverage of a particular part of the world -- its people, places, history, events, organisations, culture, and every other related thing that ought to have a detailed comprehensive Wikidata item.
  • What face-to-face events work, to build up knowledge and an active community?
  • How to assess current coverage, identify priority areas, and help groups to self-organise to improve them?
  • Are there special 'tentpole' projects the country has identified -- eg highlight focus areas, or particularly good data sources to align or assimilate?
  • What are the best tools and workflows to get things done?
WikiCulture & Community
Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
50 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests
An etherpad for the session on a projector would be good

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  1. Daniel Mietchen (talk) 12:38, 28 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
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  7. Oh my God, I love this. -- Sannita (talk) 11:27, 10 June 2015 (UTC)[reply]
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