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Data Sharing, "The Wiki Way"

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ATTENTION ALL DATA AND ANALYTICS PROFESSIONALS
Dear TDWI St. Louis Data and Analytics Professionals,

We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI St. Louis meeting on August 31, 2018. Come meet other local professionals, swap business cards, share ideas, and exchange career advice while listening to quality presentations in a vendor-neutral setting, which is the hallmark of TDWI education. Please see our detailed meeting agenda below.

When:

August 31, 2018 8:00 - 12:00

Where:

 

The BJC Learning Center
8300 Eager Rd
Brentwood, MO 63144

Topic:

Wikidata: How a free, collaborative, multilingual secondary database became a central repository for the Wikimedia movement - and available to anyone in the world

 

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Agenda:

8:00 – 8:20

Networking and Registration

8:20 – 8:35

Introductions and Chapter Business

8:35 – 10:00

Presentation: Wikidata: How a free, collaborative, multilingual secondary database became a central repository for the Wikimedia movement - and available to anyone in the world
Chris Koerner
Community Relations Specialist at the Wikimedia Foundation

 

Wikimedia projects like Wikipedia are available in close to 300 languages. Data - from everything between a birth date and the GDP of a country - was duplicated, wrong, and missing across articles on the same subject. Starting in 2013 the movement set out to centralize data in a single repository, connect it to projects and their articles, and keep the "wiki way" of contributing. It was called Wikidata.
As the world's documented knowledge grows and access to that knowledge increases, we have a responsibly to keep it as open and trustworthy as possible. The result? A shared queryable data repository covering the breadth of human knowledge, freely accessible and reusable by anyone. Amazon, Apple, Google, and numerous other projects, platforms, and programs utilize Wikidata in surfacing facts and figures from around the world. How does this all work? How can you use it? How can you get involved? What's next for the project?

10:00 – 10:15

Break and Networking

10:15 – 11:45

Presentation: Building a Collaborative, Business Driven, Data Governance Framework
Douglas Graham – Data Governance Lead - Ameren

 

One of the greatest challenges facing a data governance program implementation is how to "engage the business" and impact the culture to become collaborative around data. This presentation will talk about the principles of data governance and the governance framework that "engage" the business and empower cultural shifts in collaboration around data as an "enterprise asset".

11:45-12:00

Wrap up and Give-Aways

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Bios of Presenters

Chris Koerner
Chris is a Community Relations Specialist at the Wikimedia Foundation - the non-profit that supports Wikipedia and other free knowledge projects. He works with the product and program teams at the foundation and with the volunteer communities around the world. He, and other members of his team, maintain processes, tools, documentation and data to help understand our communities and communicate effectively with them.
Douglas Graham
Doug is a Data Governance professional who has been implementing data governance in health care for 6 years and in other industries for a couple of years (Energy and Publishing). He has a very practical background that has experienced real road blocks and opportunities to overcome those challenges.   

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