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[Session] Presenting mwsql: A new Python library for working with Wikimedia SQL dumps
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Username or display name: Slavina S (Slst2020)

Session type (select one):

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

Date and time:

August 13th, 9:00 UTC

Session Details

Short description of the session (~150 words):

mwsql is a new Python library with utilities for loading Wikimedia SQL dump files and converting them into more user-friendly formats such as CSV, Pandas dataframes, or native Python objects.

The main goal of this session is to demo the basic usage of this library in PAWS, and chat about how it could be further improved to better serve the community.

Target audience:

Users of Wikimedia Dumps; developers and technical writers, new or experienced, who are interested in contributing to the Wikimedia data ecosystem; anyone looking to get involved in a beginner-friendly open source data project.

(Optional) Additional resources:

Wikimedia dumps
mwsql source
mwsql on PyPI
mwsql docs

Event Timeline

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