Submissions/Wikidata Pink Pony Session

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Submission no. 7023 Subject - TWD
Title of the submission
Wikidata Pink Pony Session
Type of submission
roundtable discussion
Author of the submission

Léa Lacroix, Lydia Pintscher

Language of presentation


E-mail address,


Lea Lacroix (WMDE), Lydia Pintscher (WMDE)

Country of origin

France, Germany

Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Wikimedia Deutschland

Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

Let's sit together and talk about all the wishes we have for Wikidata. This is where you can ask for your personal pink pony! New features, for Wikidata or the Query Service, support for other projects, external tools, all topics welcome.

What will attendees take away from this session?

Attendees will be able to express their use cases and needs regarding Wikidata and its external tools. We hope they will also learn about new Wikidata tools in the process, and get enthousiasm and motivation to keep contributing.

Theme of presentation
  • Technology, Interface & Infrastructure

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Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 minutes
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Is this Submission a Draft or Final?

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List of wishes during the pink pony session (feel free to rewrite/improve!)

  • more journalists and other interested in Wikidata (Sandra Spinster)
  • More documentation about Magnus' tools (Luca)
  • Easy csv upload (note by Pintoch (talk): I am working on this, within OpenRefine, see Help would be appreciated!)
  • Easy mapping
  • CSV to Quickstatements tool (note by Pintoch (talk): same as above. Demo at Wikidatacon will be given by ArthurPSmith)
  • Documentation by background (for ontologist, developer, WIkipedia, librarian, etc)
  • Visual ontology editor
  • Better way to add references (Sandra Spinster)
  • More integration for tabular data (Daniel)
  • More UX demo (Jan)
  • Slimmer and more compact interface for items
  • Display Commons pictures as real pictures
  • A "add statement" on the top of the item page (Harmonia)
  • Combination of Query Service and QuickStatements (Lucas)
  • Rescue gadget pages/hackathon (Harmonia)
  • Voting for gadgets to become part of the core
  • Sorting results of property suggestion (Andy)

Interested attendees

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  1. Daniel Mietchen (talk) 16:43, 28 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]
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