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Andy Mabbett is coming to Australia for a couple of weeks in February 2016. He will be touring the country presenting about Wikidata.
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[[User:Pigsonthewing|Andy Mabbett]] visited Australia for three weeks in February 2016. He toured the country (and subsequently [http://wikimedia.or.id/wiki/Wikidata_and_Pywikibot_Training visited Jakarta, Indonesia]) presenting about Wikidata, and discussing Wikimedia's GLAM collaborations. He also attended a number of meetups, for more informal discussions.
  
 
==Melbourne==
 
==Melbourne==
There will be four sessions during the [http://www.vala.org.au/conferences/vala2016 VALA2016 conference]. VALA — Libraries, Technology and the Future Inc. is an independent Australian based not-for-profit organisation that aims to promote the use and understanding of information technology within libraries and the broader information sector.[http://www.vala.org.au/about-vala]
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There were be three Wikimedia-related sessions as part of the [https://web.archive.org/web/20161220163141/http://www.vala.org.au/conferences/vala2016 VALA2016 conference]. VALA — Libraries, Technology and the Future Inc. is an independent Australian based not-for-profit organisation that aims to promote the use and understanding of information technology within libraries and the broader information sector. [http://www.vala.org.au/about-vala]
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There was also be a '''meetup, open to all''', on the evening of the Wednesday of the conference
  
 
* '''Tue 9 Feb 2016:''' Wikidata 101 (part of the 'P-Plate Series')
 
* '''Tue 9 Feb 2016:''' Wikidata 101 (part of the 'P-Plate Series')
* '''Wed 10 Feb 2016''' [[Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Meetup/Melbourne 32|Melbourne Meet-up #32]] RMIT, Swanston St, Melbourne. 5.30pm for 6.00pm. 6.00-7.00pm Wikidata presentation.
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* '''Wed 10 Feb 2016''' [[Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Meetup/Melbourne 32|Melbourne Meet-up #32]] RMIT, Swanston St, Melbourne. 5.30pm for 6.00pm. 6.00-7.00pm Wikidata presentation; 7.00pm onwards: social
 
* '''Thu 11 Feb 2016:'''
 
* '''Thu 11 Feb 2016:'''
 
** Boot Camp: WikiData hands-on
 
** Boot Camp: WikiData hands-on
 
** Boot Camp: GLAM WikiBomb
 
** Boot Camp: GLAM WikiBomb
  
Wikimedia Australia will also be at Booth 50 in the Exhibition Hall, Tuesday to Thursday.
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Wikimedia Australia were at Booth 50 in the Exhibition Hall, Tuesday to Thursday.
  
Contact {{email|pru.mitchell|wikimedia.org.au}} for access to the exhibition and questions about Melbourne events.
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Contact {{email|pru.mitchell|wikimedia.org.au}} for questions about Melbourne events.
  
 
==Sydney==
 
==Sydney==
* '''Fri 12 Feb 2016''' State Library of NSW
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* '''Sat 13 Feb 2016''' Sydney Meet-up Powerhouse Museum
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The tour included two events in Sydney. 
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* '''Fri 12 Feb 2016''' 2.30-4.30pm [http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/using/location/index.html State Library of New South Wales]
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** What is Wikidata?
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** Why does the GLAM sector need to know about this?
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** Who verifies the quality of Wikidata?
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** How can my organisation contribute?
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This Wikidata hands-on event for SLNSW staff was also open to Wikimedians, other GLAM sector staff and interested members of the public.
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* '''Sat 13 Feb 2016''' [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Sydney/February_2016 Sydney Meet-up] [https://maas.museum/visit/powerhouse-museum Powerhouse Museum Cafe]. 2pm Meet at the Cafe, Level 3. Followed by optional self-guided visit to the Museum. Entry cost $15/$8.
  
 
==Canberra==
 
==Canberra==
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* '''Sun 14 Feb 2016''' Travel
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* '''15-16 Feb 2016''' [http://orcid.org/blog/2016/01/12/orcid-down-under-announcing-our-first-australian-outreach-meeting ORCID conference]. Andy is [http://orcid.org/blog/2016/01/15/meet-our-wikipedian-residence-andy-mabbett ORCID's Wikipedian in Residence]
 
* '''Wed 17 Feb 2016:''' National Library of Australia
 
* '''Wed 17 Feb 2016:''' National Library of Australia
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** 6pm: Wiki meetup at King O'Malley's Irish Pub in Civic. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Canberra/February_2016 Wikipedia:Meetup/Canberra/February 2016]
  
 
Contact {{email|pru.mitchell|wikimedia.org.au}} for questions about Canberra events.
 
Contact {{email|pru.mitchell|wikimedia.org.au}} for questions about Canberra events.
  
 
==Perth==
 
==Perth==
* '''Sat 19 Feb 2016:''' [[Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Meetup/Perth/24|Perth meetup #24]]
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* '''Thur 18 Feb 2016:''' Travel.
* ''Other Perth events TBA.''
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* '''Fri 19 Feb 2016:''' [[Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Meetup/Perth/Wikidata Tour 2016|Wikidata Tour 2016 mini conference]], State Library of Western Australia = 09:30-14:00 - open event: [http://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/wikimedia-australia-8246543533 Registration for this event]
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* '''Sat 20 Feb 2016''' [[Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Meetup/Perth/24|Perth meetup #24]] - Wikidata workshop for experienced contributors at SLWA 13:00 - open event
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* '''21st-23rd Feb 2016''' working with current projects - closed discussions
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* '''24th Feb 2016''' GLAM discussions - closed discussions, evening ALIA talk
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* '''25 Feb 2016''' depart to give [http://wikimedia.or.id/wiki/Wikidata_and_Pywikibot_Training talks in Indonesia]
  
 
Contact {{email|Gnangarra|wikimedia.org.au}} for questions on Western Australian events.
 
Contact {{email|Gnangarra|wikimedia.org.au}} for questions on Western Australian events.
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== Resources ==
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* See [[/Resources]]
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== Outcomes ==
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* [https://webcast.gigtv.com.au/Mediasite/Play/ab8509ece3e34c32a4ea4ec4598b46c21d?catalog=4234d992-2f59-4e6e-8d83-c18625ac060b VALA conference session video] (accessible to conference attendees only)
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* [https://dsctal.space/2016/02/16/how-did-andy-mabbetts-presentation-on-wikidata-go/ RMIT report on Melbourne Meetup by Leigh Blackall]
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* [http://aliawestbiblia.blogspot.com.au/2016/02/wikidata-with-andy-mabbett.html ALIA-WA blog post]
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* ''[http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/02/25/wikidata_turns_the_world_into_a_database/ Wikidata makes Wikipedia a database. Let the fun begin]'' - article by [[w:Mark Pesce|Mark Pesce]], in ''The Register''
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* GLAM newsletter
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** [https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/February_2016/Contents/Australia_and_New_Zealand_report Australia report]
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** [https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/February_2016/Contents/Wikidata_report Wikidata report]
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* Donation of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:Alexander_Street 30 'Alexander Street' accounts] to the Wikipedia Library (resulting from a discussion at the VALA exhibition)
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Latest revision as of 11:44, 27 September 2019

Andy Mabbett visited Australia for three weeks in February 2016. He toured the country (and subsequently visited Jakarta, Indonesia) presenting about Wikidata, and discussing Wikimedia's GLAM collaborations. He also attended a number of meetups, for more informal discussions.

Melbourne

There were be three Wikimedia-related sessions as part of the VALA2016 conference. VALA — Libraries, Technology and the Future Inc. is an independent Australian based not-for-profit organisation that aims to promote the use and understanding of information technology within libraries and the broader information sector. [1]

There was also be a meetup, open to all, on the evening of the Wednesday of the conference

  • Tue 9 Feb 2016: Wikidata 101 (part of the 'P-Plate Series')
  • Wed 10 Feb 2016 Melbourne Meet-up #32 RMIT, Swanston St, Melbourne. 5.30pm for 6.00pm. 6.00-7.00pm Wikidata presentation; 7.00pm onwards: social
  • Thu 11 Feb 2016:
    • Boot Camp: WikiData hands-on
    • Boot Camp: GLAM WikiBomb

Wikimedia Australia were at Booth 50 in the Exhibition Hall, Tuesday to Thursday.

Contact pru.mitchell-at-wikimedia.org.au for questions about Melbourne events.

Sydney

The tour included two events in Sydney.

  • Fri 12 Feb 2016 2.30-4.30pm State Library of New South Wales
    • What is Wikidata?
    • Why does the GLAM sector need to know about this?
    • Who verifies the quality of Wikidata?
    • How can my organisation contribute?

This Wikidata hands-on event for SLNSW staff was also open to Wikimedians, other GLAM sector staff and interested members of the public.

Canberra

Contact pru.mitchell-at-wikimedia.org.au for questions about Canberra events.

Perth

Contact Gnangarra-at-wikimedia.org.au for questions on Western Australian events.

Resources

Outcomes