Wikidata is a free and open knowledge base that can be read and edited by humans and machines. Launched in 2012, Wikidata acts as central storage for the structured data of its Wikimedia sister projects including Wikipedia, Wikivoyage, Wiktionary and Wikisource.
People are meeting up across the world to help link data across different Wikimedia platforms. The City of Sydney Library has joined this movement in partnership with Wikimedia Australia to increase and improve content relevant to our diverse communities.
No experience needed. Just sign up for a Wikipedia account in advance and bring along your laptop and connect to the library’s free wifi.
Bios of facilitators:
Toby Hudson is an Associate Professor, and School of Chemistry Associate Head of School (Education) at the University of Sydney. His research interests span materials chemistry simulation, search and optimisation, and educational technology. He has been involved in Wikimedia projects since 2004, especially Commons, Wikidata, and the English Wikipedia.
Annie Reynolds has been editing Wikipedia since 2014. Although her focus is on developing entries on notable women in Wikidata, she also enjoys adding info and references about literary prizes, fellowships and Australian honours.
The health and safety of everyone at City of Sydney venues is our top priority. If you plan to visit, you must be familiar with the procedures in place and follow Covid-safe rules during your visit. See our website for the most up-to-date entry requirements and what to expect when visiting.
The organisers will supply hand-sanitisers and PPE equipment and we highly recommend attendees make use of these. Bringing your own laptop is highly recommended.