I assume this conference will be considered a "Wikimedia technical event"
and as such it will fall under the jurisdiction of the Code of Conduct (
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Code_of_Conduct) and its Committee?
On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 11:49 AM, Shani Evenstein <shani.e...@gmail.com>
> Dear all,
> I'm forwarding this email from
> Léa Lacroix to the list about the WikidataCon.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Léa Lacroix <lea.lacr...@wikimedia.de>
> Date: 20 June 2017 at 14:34
> Subject: Join the WikidataCon, 28-29 October in Berlin
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> Hello everybody,
> Here's a general update about the WikidataCon, that will take place in
> Berlin on October 28th and 29th :)
> General information
> The WikidataCon <https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikidataCon_2017>
> is a conference organized for and by the Wikidata community, and supported
> by Wikimedia Deutschland.
> If you edit Wikidata, make queries with SPARQL, build scripts, gadgets or
> external tools, reuse data from Wikidata with your software or your
> service, if you belong to an organization who wants to use or donate data,
> if you're working on open data, datajournalism, datavizualisation, open
> knowledge, civictech... *you're welcome to the WikidataCon*!
> It will take place on October 28th-29th (+ social event on Friday 27th), in
> the Tagesspiegel venue, in Berlin. Due to our international community, the
> even will take place in English only. However, language/local meetups can
> be added to the program.
> We are expecting 150 persons from all around the world, to celebrate
> Wikidata's 5th birthday and *share knowledge and experience whithin the
> With two days of talks, workshops, demos, meetups, and social events, the
> diverse and awesome people that belong to the Wikidata community will be
> able to share their experiences, their favorite tools, learn from the
> others, discover new ways to create, enrich, reuse data from the free
> knowledge base.
> The program is currently being build via a *call for projects
> <https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikidataCon_2017/Program>, running
> until July 31st.* Feel free to support your favorite topics or propose a
> project. A social event on the Friday evening and a birthday celebration
> will also take place to bring the community together.
> *Registration is now open
> until October 1st. *Registration is mandatory for everyone, including
> speakers, WMF and WMDE employees, volunteers...
> Important thing you need to know: the ticket is free of charge, and
> includes the access to the conference, meals, drinks and goodies, but *does
> not include travel and accommodation*. The attendees have to book these by
> If you plan to come, don't wait... Berlin is a touristic area :)
> Some scholarships will be provided to help attendees to fund their travel
> and accommodation for the conference. *The application is running until
> July 16th
> <https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikidataCon_2017/Scholarships>. *
> Due to the few number of scholarships we can provide, we encourage people
> to ask for support from their local chapter or user group.
> How can you help?
> - share this information with people, mailing-lists, wikis, who could be
> - if you are involved in a local chapter: ask your board if they can
> provide some support for the volunteers of you country who would like to
> - if you want to *volunteer during the event*, you're more than welcome!
> You can find more information here
> - if you see any missing information or mistake, or you have any question,
> feel free to contact me.
> You can follow our updates on the wiki page
> <https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikidataCon_2017>, the facebook
> event <https://www.facebook.com/events/1358386070859989/> or the Twitter
> account <https://twitter.com/wikidata>.
> Thanks a lot for your attention, I hope I'll meet some of you during the
> Léa Lacroix
> Project Manager Community Communication for Wikidata
> Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
> Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24
> 10963 Berlin
> Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V.
> Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg unter
> der Nummer 23855 Nz. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für
> Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/029/42207.
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