Some demo lists and other Open Access-related Wikidata news are in the Open Access report.
Andy Mabbett gave a talk, "Authority control in Wikipedia and its sister projects" in Doha, Qatar - see the Arabic region report for details. He travelled from there directly to Barcelona to give a similar talk, on "ORCID in Wikipedia and its sister projects"; see the Catalan areas report. Naturally, Wikidata featured prominently in both talks.
arbitrary access to Wikidata facts is being rolled out to various Wikipedias in turn
BALaT person/organisation id (identifier for person or organisation in the People & Institutions database of Belgian Art Links & Tools (BALaT), maintained by KIK-IRPA, Belgium's Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage)