Hello all,

As every year, the call for submissions for Wikimania 2018
<https://wikimania2018.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania> is running, and the
deadline for talks, workshops and posters is *March 18th*. We hope that the
Wikidata community will be well represented in the program and in the

This year, the system of submission goes through OpenChair, therefore the
submissions will not be public. You won't be able to check other
Wikidata-related submissions. So if you plan to submit something, I
encourage you to *describe your idea on Wikidata:Wikimania 2018
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Wikimania_2018>*. On this page, you
can also see the ideas of other people, and suggest your help for one of

Here are a few ideas that have been suggested by the development team,
where we would love to support volunteers: SPARQL workshop for beginners,
SPARQL workshop for confirmed users, how to model lexicographical data for
your language, explaining the community processes on Wikidata, showing
useful tools around Wikidata...

When you do your submission through the official process
<https://wikimania2018.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions>, feel free to also
edit Wikidata:Wikimania 2018
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Wikimania_2018> and add your idea
into the *"proposals submitted" section*. That will help the other editors
to avoid duplicates.

Last but not least, I also added a section "I'm attending"
to have an overview of who from the Wikidata community will attend to
Wikimania this year. Please register here if you already know (even if
you're waiting for scholarship result for example). This list can also help
you find more volunteers to run a workshop or participate to a discussion.
Thank you very much,

Léa Lacroix
Project Manager Community Communication for Wikidata

Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
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10963 Berlin

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