[Wikimediaindia-l] Indian scientists datathon

Hi all,

Hope you and your loved ones are safe and sound during this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation.

This is for your kind information that, from 22nd May, 2020 Friday to 24th May, 2020 Sunday, a datathon will be happening on Indian scientists on Wikidata. The lack of data about Indian scientists, their works and publications on Wikidata is the reason behind conducting the datathon. Considering the ongoing pandemic, the datathon will also focus on scientists working on COVID-19 and SARS COV-2.

The tasklist of the datathon is flexible. Participants can choose their own preferred task on this topic

More details at: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikiProject_India/Events/Indian_Scientists_Datathon

Hoping for your active participation,

Take care and stay safe,

Bodhisattwa

Wikidata advisor, CIS-A2K

Hi all,

Hope you and your loved ones are all safe and well while the pandemic is bringing more and more cases in India and the super-cyclone Amphan has just caused massive destruction in Odisha and West Bengal. Amidst all these calamities and difficulties we are all facing in real life, it gives everyone great hope and inspiration that our communities are working relentlessly on their mission to give free access to the sum of all human knowledge to every single person on the planet.

The Wikidata datathon mentioned in the previous mail is also going to start soon in few hours. For the next 3 days, we are going to focus on building a linked database about the Indian researchers and scientists, working on different fields of science. On of the prime focus will definitely be SARS COV2 and COVID-19. At the end of the datathon, we expect to fill the existing data gap significantly.

If you have not joined already, but are interested, you can visit the event page at - https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikiProject_India/Events/Indian_scientists_datathon

Take care and stay safe,

Bodhisattwa

Wikidata advisor, CIS-A2K