Getting started

Welcome to our Wikidata Hackathon event for the Festival of Creative Learning 2018.

Pull up a chair and get comfy.


First steps – Introductions

  1. Grab a tea or coffee.
  2. Sign in on the sheet provided.
  3. Power up your computers and log in to the wi-fi (guest logins are available).
  4. Introduce yourself on the Etherpad sheet.
  5. Create a Wikidata account if you have not done so already.


The Etherpad sheet – share your thoughts & questions!

The Etherpad sheet is there for you to share contact details (if you wish), take notes and share any of the cool Wikidata queries we explore or create during today’s session.

It is also where you can communicate questions to Navino Evans, our resident Wikidata expert, who is available to answer questions in the Etherpad. Or you can tweet him @navinoevans.

NB: Think of him as Wikidata version of theĀ  Paperclip helper from the early versions of Microsoft Word.

#AskNav #Wikidata

Navino Evans – the Wikidata whisperer.


Programme for today

  • 12:30pm to 1:15pm: Introduction to Wikidata
  • 1:15pm to 2pm: Data Hack part 1
  • 2pm to 2:30pm: Refreshments
  • 2:30pm – 3:15pm: Introduction to Visualising the data in Wikidata
  • 3:15pm – 4:15pm: Data Hack part 2
  • 4:15pm – 4:30pm: Visualising the newly added data.
  • 4:30pm: Close.

Right – hands up who has edited Wikidata before?