4 years of Wikidata

Stryn with his Wikidata t-shirt in 2016. #proud
Stryn with his Wikidata t-shirt in 2016. #proud

I’m writing this blog post, as on 29 October 2016 Wikidata will turn 4 years!

This is my short story about what I’ve been doing on Wikidata during these 4 years.

I started editing Wikidata already on its launch date, 29 October 2012. I quickly became interested of the project – well to be honest – I’m always very interested of new projects! And as I have studied information technology this looked very interesting for me. During first year I was quite active in writing on the project chat by asking questions, creating bug reports and helping other newbies, and also fulfilling edit requests for system messages. There’s no certain area where I’ve been the most active, but especially I’ve updated and added information to items about tennis players, and created thousands of new items using my main account and a bot account.

Between 2012–2014 I was one of the few Finnish Wikidata editors, but now I’m happy that there seems to be also many other users from Finland, some of them even more active than me.

I was one of the first Wikidata administrators, elected on 13 November 2012. And now 4 years later, I’m still an admin there. I was also an oversighter between September 2013–June 2014.

Happy Birthday Wikidata! 🙂

--Stryn