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I am a staff software engineer working for Wikimedia Deutschland on various projects including Wikibase, Wikidata and MediaWiki.

I also have a collection of side projects which you can read about on a dedicated page.

I use the username “addshore” in most places, such as GitHub, Twitter & Wikimedia. Hence the name of this site.

Take a look at my latest posts or various projects.

You can also get in touch with me using my contact page.

And if you want to read more about my current adventure, check out sailinghannahpenn.co.uk

Latest Posts

  • Sailing: Months 2 & 3
    It’s been a while since my first personal sailing post, life is busy as ever, just now on a boat. Lots of sailing, exploring, relaxing, resting, working and boat jobs. We have written lots of adventure content at sailinghannahpenn.co.uk, but now for my own summarised take on the…
  • Wikimedia Enterprise: A first look
    Wikimedia Enterprise is a new (now 1-year-old) service and offered by the Wikimedia Foundation, via Wikimedia, LLC. This is a wholly-owned LLC that provides opt-in services for third-party content reuse, delivered via API services. In essence, this means that Wikimedia Enterprise is an optional product that third parties can choose…
  • Jetbrains Fleet & WSL: First impressions
    It’s no secret that I develop using Windows and WSL. For the past few years, I have also primarily used VSCode as my go-to development environment. Between 2012 and 2018 I mainly used Jetbrains IntellijJ IDEA, but I found the speed of VSCode (launched in 2015), along with…
  • Global “unlimited” data options: Wraptel, Keepgo & Solis
    Ahead of this year of sailing, I wanted to ensure I had as many high quality connectivity options as possible. As already mentioned I bought a Digital yacht WL510 and 4G Connect, the latter of which needs sim cards in order to connect. The world seems to be…
  • A Wikidata query service JNL file for public use
    Back in 2019 I wrote a blog post called Your own Wikidata Query Service, with no limits which documented loading a Wikidata TTL dump into your own Blazegraph instance running within Google cloud, a near 2 week process. I ended that post speculating that part 2 might be…