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Submissions/SPARQL – a gentle introduction to the Wikidata Query Service

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This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

Submission no. 3021 Subject - TWD
Title of the submission
SPARQL – a gentle introduction to the Wikidata Query Service
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)
Author of the submission and organizers
Language of presentation


Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

This workshop aims to enable people to use the Wikidata Query Service, a tool that allows querying the data stored on Wikidata

It will explain helpful features and basic steps how someone can get the desired results by modifying one of the various example queries.

This Workshop will give a 15 minutes presentation to the Wikidata Query Service and then 30 minutes hands on hacking on queries with the help of the organizers.

What will attendees take away from this session?

After this workshop you will have a basic understanding of SPARQL and a good picture of what is possible with Wikidata Query Service.

Theme of presentation
  • Technology, Interface & Infrastructure
  • GLAM
  • Education
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?

Beginners (no SPARQL knowledge needed, but basic Wikidata knowledge is recommended – statement, property, value)

Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)

45 minutes

Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?

(Paweł Marynowski) Yes, (Jonas Kress) No

Slides or further information (optional)

Wikidata Query Help

(There are no slides – the tutorial part was done live on query.wikidata.org.)

Special requests


This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

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  13. Attend presentation and part of exercising, collides with another session I'm going to. :( אומנות (talk) 14:19, 1 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]
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