Women’s History Month Wikidatathon

Wikimedians translating labels of Wikidata. Image by User:Saileshpat under CC-BY-SA 4.0

The Odia Wikipedia was one of the first languages to have the article placeholder extension. The extension helps automatically generate content pages on Wikimedia projects displaying data from Wikidata. Since August 2016, a series of Wikidata label translation activities have been carried out in collaboration with the Wikimedians from Puri to help with this project. The goal of this project is to mark the presence of the Odia language in the Wikidata and to let the article place holder extension work flawlessly on the Odia Wikipedia.

On 12th March 2017, the second Wikidata-thon event was organized in Puri. The event was organized during the 7th WikiTungi Puri meetup. All total 8 Wikipedians joined for the event, 2 of them being female Wikimedians and 3 of them contributed through the mobile phone. The community members spent 2 and half hours translating the labels, descriptions in Wikidata and editing Wikipedia. 220 Labels and description were translated, and almost 26,762 Bytes were added into Wikidata. 

The event was focused on International Women’s history month and the labels translated were related to the articles created so far in Odia Wikipedia’s WHM editathon.  All the 220 labels were related to the Women personalities.  Wikipedians were taught about the Wikidata game and other tools of Wikidata. 

The Wikidatathon series has a target to translate at least 10,000 labels and description on Wikidata in Odia language by the end of 2017.

To do:

  • Engage the Wikipedians with the technical team and global contributors of  Wikidata to learn more about the project.
  • Bring at least 20 more editors into Wikidata.
  • One Wikidatathon mega event in the KIIT University to translate labels in Odia, Hindi and Bengali language.






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