Wikidata 6th Birthday Workshop [fully booked]

29.10.2018 - 09:30 to 18:00

Brussels-Just For The Record Art Feminism 2017, Romaine, CC0 1.0This event is now fully booked.

In the context of the 6th anniversary of Wikidata, PACKED vzw, Wikimedia Belgium and the Royal Library of Belgium invite you to their hands-on Wikidata workshop. This event is part of a range of international events in the context of Wikidata's 6th birthday.

At the end of the workshopday you will have edited and queried Wikidata and have the opportunity to learn from the various applications of Wikidata in and outside the heritage sector.

Register here


For whom?

  • GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives and museums) workers
  • digital humanities scholars
  • open movement enthusiasts and Wikipedians



9:30 - 10:00 Welcome: Coffee & tea

10:00 - 10:30 presentations

  • Wikimedia ecosystem, Wikimedia Belgium & Wiki-GLAM collaboration
  • Relevance Wikidata and Wikimedia COmmons for GLAMs & Structured data on Wikimedia Commons project

10:30 - 12:00 1st hands-on session

  • Wikidata for beginners (manual editing)
  • Wikidata for intermediate editors (batch uploading with Quickstatements and OpenRefine)

Every participant makes at least one new Wikidata item.

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break

13:00 - 13:45 2nd hands-on session

  • SPARQL for beginners

13:45 - 15:00

  • Wikibase
  • SPARQL and federated queries,
  • Monitoring changes to Wikidata items: SPARQL recent changes + WikidataIntegrator (WDI)

15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break

15:15 - 16:15

  • Results upload
  • Fishbowl brainstorm/Q&A session: Wikidata and heritage sector, Linked Open Data & Wikidata, the Sum of all paintings, Wikibase, Wikidata as an authority hub, reuse of Wikidata, Digital Humanities perspective

After the workshop there will be a Wikidata party with a birthday cake, drinks, and more, open for any Wikidata enthusiast.



  • Bring your own laptop! Editing Wikidata on a tablet or mobile phone is not very user friendly yet.

  • Register for a Wikimedia account beforehand. Your Wikimedia account also gives you access to Wikidata. You can register here.