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[Session] Wikidata Live Querying
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Username or display name (will be displayed publicly): Lucas Werkmeister

Categories/Tags/Keywords (up to 5): Wikidata, SPARQL

Session type (select one):

  • Presentation (including Q/A) - 25 mins
  • Discussion (including Q/A) - 55 mins
  • Workshop (including Q/A) - 55 mins
  • Lightning talk - 5 mins

Venue (select one):

  • I would like to be on the main track
  • I wouldn't mind being on the main track
  • I need a Jitsi room for the session

When are you available to have the session?

Any time between ca. 9:00 UTC and 21:00 UTC on both days, I think.

Session Details

Short description of the session (~150 words):

In this session, we will spend an hour writing SPARQL queries against the Wikidata Query Service, to see what kind of useful or interesting data we can get out of Wikidata. Participants can bring their own suggestions for things to query, and we’ll see if we can figure those queries out.

Describe what your session is about

Target audience:

Wikidata users, or people who are interested in getting information from Wikidata.

What will participants get out of this session? (~50 words)

A better understanding of the capabilities of the query service, some new SPARQL tricks, and some specific useful queries (e.g. maintenance queries).

(Optional) Additional resources:

Wikidata:SPARQL query service/Wikidata Query Help

Event Timeline

Hello @LucasWerkmeister and thanks a lot for proposing this session!

We would love to schedule it on the main hackathon track on Saturday, 22nd of May at 20:00 in UTC. You would have 55min, questions and discussions included.

Does this timeslot work for you? We kindly ask you to confirm before May 17th, so we can complete the schedule.

As a speaker on the main track, we will send you a link to a BigBlueButton room where you will be able to present and share your screen. The content of your session will be live-streamed on a video platform and automatically recorded. Participants will not be able to talk to you directly, but they will leave comments in the chat. We will send you more details closer to the event. If you’d like to schedule a testing session to have a look at BigBlueButton, just let us know.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me. Thanks!

I want to join it .. kindly share the link or sign in details for the event .

Hi @LucasWerkmeister , we need to make some test with the sessions on main track before the event. Can you please send me your e-mail contact so that I can send you some invitations for this test? If you don't prefer to share it publicly, you can send it to tur.neslihan[at]

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