Previously being lone pages that by hand were featured on our main page, events have become far more lively thanks to the magic worked by Semantic Mediawiki! As you can see in the above screenshot, we feature a moveable timeline showing all documented events in the system, starting with the latest one. As we haven’t entered all events with semantics, only a handful show up, such as
- Start date & time, End date & time
- Organizer (you can add more than one)
- Event Location (you can add more than one, e.g. for JUE festival, Beijing and Shanghai)
- Participants (i.e. bands and artists)
These data will then be included in a factbox to the right of the page and a brief section about the bands is being added:
With release of SMW 1.8 and SMR 1.8 (incl. its enhanced gallery function) we hope to roll out this special treatment with backlinks to the event not just on venue pages but also on artists pages and on city pages. Surplus there are plans to make all events available based on genre selection (but that will require a little bit more magic beans).