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[Epic] Organize WikiCite16 event
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We're looking to organize a small, technically-focused event in the summer bringing together people and organizations working on technology to improve the coverage, quality, standard compliance and machine readability of citations and source metadata in Wikipedia, Wikidata and other Wikimedia projects. This is a coordination card spawned from the Dev Summit action items.

  • define scope
  • draft invitation letters + response form
  • send early invitations
  • confirm sponsors
  • event page on Meta
  • open registration and announcement
  • host the event

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Fascinating. Would this be the first wikicite event? I see no notes of previous ones at

Hi @NealMcB, this would be the first dedicated event indeed (we decided to reuse the name of that old initiative as it's quite relevant and there's no risk of name conflict as long as we update the documentation).

There were several "citathons" over the past few years, starting from Wikimania 14. Since then, a number of initiatives have taken off and we believe a small, technically focused event can help all partners involved make substantial progress. See this Wikimania 16 submission for a summary.

DarTar renamed this task from [epic] Organize WikiCite16 event to [Epic] Organize WikiCite16 event.Feb 2 2016, 11:37 PM

I just stumbled upon this after trying to kickstart something similar at the questionably named Meta:Talk:Reliability project

I didn't get far, but still, I think that I might have captured some ideas worth considering. Please take a look.

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@LeadSongDog thanks for the heads up, I was not familiar with it. Please consider joining WikiProject: Source Metadata on WIkidata.

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