As part of the “A Linked Digital Future for the Performing Arts” project, we produce tutorials dedicated to learning Wikidata. Our workshops are an opportunity to gather knowledge and people willing to participate. These tutorials dedicated to learning Wikidata and getting started are all from our Season 1 (2020-2021) and Season 2 workshops, currently underway, in 2021-2022. You can register for these new workshops here.

Dedicated to a wide audience including beginners, these capsules and powerpoint presentations aim to help you demystify Wikidata first. Then, the controlled progression will allow you to contribute and stay on top of your data in the most productive universe in terms of digital discoverability.

The contents are divided into two parts:

  • Part 1: Acquisition of the basics in a mode combining theory and examples (workshops 1 to 4).
  • Part 2: workshops for the 2021-2022 season, more practical and always for an audience ranging from beginner to expert.

Learn with Wikidata gurus

The practical Wikidata workshops are led by Simon Villeneuve and Miguel Tremblay, experts in the Wikimedia universe.

Simon Villeneuve - Wikidata Guru.

Simon has about ten years of experience as a trainer for the different wikis hosted by the Wikimedia foundation (Wikipedia, Wikidata, Wiki Commons but also Wikisources and Wikinews). Simon, who contributed 10% of the French content on Wikipedia, is recognized as the fourth largest contributor in the world on Wikidata! He is also a physics and astronomy teacher at Cégep de Chicoutimi since 2005.

LEARN MORE: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utilisateur:Simon_Villeneuve

Miguel Tremblay. Wikidata Guru.

Miguel has been contributing to the Wikimedia universe since 2003 under the pseudonym Dirac. With more than 9000 contributions to Wikipedia, 150 contributions to Wiki Commons, he is on Wikidata the founder and animator of the Wikiproject on weather observations. As a committed popularizer, Miguel contributes strongly to documenting the COVID-19 pandemic in Quebec on Wikipedia. He is also a physicist and works at the Canadian Meteorological Centre, notably on open data.

LEARN MORE: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utilisateur:Dirac

The Wikidata theory workshops are led by Antoine Beaubien, computer developer and Wikidata expert.

Antoine Beaubien.

Antoine has been programming computers since 1985 and building websites since 1995. In 2017 & 2018, he served as director of Wikimedia Canada in charge of information technology, volunteer management and project management. He was awarded a certificate in cyber security from the École Polytechnique de Montréal in 2020.

LEARN MORE: https://ca.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Antoine2711


In EnglishIn French
PART 1: PRINCIPLES (2020-2021)
One: Introduction to WikidataVideos + slidesVidéos + présentation
Two: Contribute to Wikidata Videos + slidesVidéos + présentation
Three: Introduction to the Wikidata Query ServiceVideos + slidesVidéos + présentation
Four: Wikidata and Wiki CommonsVideos + slidesVidéos + présentation
Five: The basics (recap of season 1) Videos + slidesVidéos + présentation
Six: Interwiki linksVideo + slidesVidéos + présentation
Seven: Wiki CommonsVideo + slidesVidéos + présentation

Additional resources

In addition to this workshop series, you may also want to check the WikiProject Performing arts. This is both an authoritative guide on all matters related to performing arts and Wikidata, and a collaborative space for enhancing the presence of the performing arts in Wikidata.

More Wikidata resources are recommended in the Resources area of this website.

Contact us

For questions regarding workshop content or about this project, you may contact: wikidata@capacoa.ca


This workshop series is part of a larger project aiming to model and populate performing arts data in Wikidata. This project is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of Canada, the Wikimedia Foundation, and the Government of Québec, as part of the Plan culturel numérique du Québec.