Ionian Wikithon 2023


The Wikimedia Community User Group Greece in collaboration with the Network, Multimedia and Systems Security Laboratory of the Informatics Department of the Ionian University are organizing the "Ionian Wikithon 2023 (Wikimedia Pre-hackathon)".

The Ionian Wikithon will take the form of an open event, where the entire Ionian University community, as well as professionals, amateurs and young people with an interest in communication and information technology, are welcome to attend. The event's primary purpose is to encourage the whole community to participate and engage in technology and IT and information, to promote gender equality in IT, multiculturalism and the empowerment of women. The focus will be on cleaning up and fixing bugs in MediaWiki, building new tools, and getting familiar with using Wikipedia's Wikidata. Through this particular event, participants will be given the opportunity to enrich their skills, collaborate with people with whom they share common interests and increase their knowledge by learning some technologies such as MediaWiki, PHP, API, SPARQL, etc. The intended result is the attraction of young and more women and their activation in matters related to information technology and technology, but also the consolidation of their presence in related events.

Organizers: Marios Magioladitis, Eleni Christopoulou, Dimitris Ringas

Ionian Wikithon - Wikimedia Pre-Hackathon[edit]

Monday 29 May 2023 @ Department of Informatics, Ionian University (Galinos Laboratory)


Time Activity
11:30 – 12:00 Welcome - morning coffee
12:00 – 12:15 Presentation of goals of the Ionian Wikithon as a prehackathon event & Friendly Space Policy, Eleni Christopoulou, EDIP, Dept. Information Technology
Ionian Wikithon - Opening slides
12:15 – 12:30 The experience of students from the Wikimedia Hackathon 2023 @ Athens, Manolis Vettas, Spyros Kokotos, Giorgos Papanikolaou
Ionian Wikithon 2023 Volunteers
12:30 – 13:00 Registration and creation of accounts, Dimitrios Rigas, EDIP, Dept. Information Technology
13:00 – 13:30 Introduction to the world of Wikimedia. What is Wikipedia, Wikidata etc., Marios Magioladitis, "President of the Greek Wikipedian community"
13:30 – 14:00 Wikipedia and Artificial Intelligence, Katia Kermanidou, Associate Professor, Deputy President Dept. Informatics - Guest Speaker
14:00 – 15:00 Break for a light lunch
15:00 – 15:30 Wikidata, SPARQL and Wikidata Query Service, Eleni Christopoulou, "EDIP, Dept. Information Technology
15:30 – 16:00 Utilization of Wikidata - Enrichment of Wikidata with the Wikishootme tool - Contribution to the translation of all Wikimedia software, Dimitrios Rigas, EDIP, Dept. Information Technology
16:00 – 17:00 Presentation and discussion of proposals, projects and ideas & Hacking time

- Creation of Wikidata about the Ionian University - Utilization of the Wikishootme tool - Translate Wiki - Contribute to the localization of Wikimedia - Elections in Greece and utilization of Wikipedia - Logging contest

17:00 – 17:30 Break for ice cream
17:30 – 17:45 Group photo
17:45 – 18:45 How to fix automatic citations in Wikipedia with Web2Cit, Diego de la Hera, Wikimedia Argentina, Wikimedistas Calamuchita, Invited Speaker
18:45 – 20:15

Hacking time

20:15 – 21:00



  • May 7, 2023: 1st Meeting of Key Organizers
  • May 10, 2023: Presentation and tools of Wikimedia for postgraduates and postdoctoral fellows by Marios Magioladitis
  • May 15, 2023: Presentation "Promotion of the Cultural and Touristic Product using Wikidata" at the DPMS "Digital Technologies in Hospitality and Tourism Management" by Eleni Christopoulou and Dimitrios Rigas
  • May 18-21, 2023: Participation of teachers and students of the Dept. Information Technology at the Wikimedia Hackathon 2023 in Athens.
  • May 24, 2023: Marios Magioladitis' meeting with teachers who use Wikipedia in the classroom
  • May 26, 2023: Meeting of volunteers with Diego de la Hera
  • May 28, 2023: Meeting of volunteers
  • May 29, 2023: Ionian Wikithon - Wikimedia Pre-Hackathon
  • June 3, 2023: Meeting of key organizers
  • June 10, 2023: Meeting of key organizers
  • June 15, 2023: Ionian Wikithon - Hackathon Time - Awards
  • June 16, 2023: Marios Magioladitis' meeting with teachers who use Wikipedia in the classroom
  • June 23, 2023: Meeting of volunteers
  • June 30, 2023: Organizers' debriefing meeting