WIKIDATA Con 2023
Collaboration Across Boundaries
National Taipei University (Sanxia, Taiwan) & Gather Town (Online)
Founded on October 29, 2012, as a component of the Wikimedia movement, Wikidata is a free, collaborative, multilingual knowledge base. It is used to gather structured data and provide it in a linked open-source format to support Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, and other projects in the Wikimedia movement, and to support everyone in the world.
The WikidataCon has been hosted in Germany every two years since 2017 and began to travel internationally in 2021.
At WikidataCon, e focus on a wide range of Wikidata-related topics, including editorial, usage, and technical research on Wikidata, issues with Wikibase, the Wikidata platform technology, the integration of Wikidata with other Wikimedia projects or other platforms, and the growth of Wikidata and the linked open data ecosystem as a whole. In this conference, there will be discussion on the creation of an open data ecosystem.
Together with the Wikidata Taiwan community, Wikimedia Deutschland and the Wikimedia Taiwan (WMTW) will host a hybrid online and physical conference in Taiwan in 2023 with the theme “collaboration across boundaries” to discuss how the entire Wikidata ecosystem can represent the diversity of local data.
WikidataCon, the world’s largest Wikidata exchange conference, focuses not only on Wikidata itself, but also on the technology that extends beyond Wikidata’s platform – e.g. : Wikibase and the Linked Open Data Web, the main focal points extended from our discussions.
The theme of the year, “Collaboration Across Boundaries”, highlights the cross-disciplinary data exchange, with a greater emphasis on how local data can be linked to international dialogue. In this year’s Call for Proposals, we emphasize the diversity of data and how it has been presented by Wikidata and Wikibase, which then includes, but is not restricted to local languages, cultures, folklore, arts, and knowledge.