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Just finished sailing the world aboard sailinghannahpenn.co.uk.

Now working at lightbug.io

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

My side projects are numerous, and you can read about them on a dedicated page.

I use the username “addshore” in most places, such as GitHub, Mastodon, Twitter, Keybase & 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.

Latest Posts

  • Lexeme and MediaInfo, implementing EntityDocument
    As we continue the journey, looking at Entity and EntityDocument within Wikibase, another useful thing to look at are the third and fourth widely used (at least within the Wikimedia space) entity types for Wikibase. Both of these entity types make use of the EntityDocument, with none of…
  • Wikibase, from Entity to EntityDocument
    The term document has already come up a few times while discussing what a Wikibase entity is, and if that should change (be that in name only, code or structures), including in my first post of this series. Looking at the very first definition of entity in the…
  • Wikibase: What is an entity?
    I left the Wikidata and Wikibase teams roughly a year ago, and at the time there were some long and deep discussions going on inside the team trying to define what an entity was, and what should and should not be an entity. At the recent Hackathon in…
  • 2023 Year Review
    What a year, I spent most of my time on a sail boat, cruising around the Caribbean etc, and working part-time for Wikimedia on Wikibase. WBStack became Wikibase.Cloud and the team now working behind it has continued to iterate on the platform, which finally made its way out…
  • Smart Home: A fleet of Temperature and Humidity Sensors
    One of the easiest ways to get myself into the Zigbee life without needing to worry too much about exactly what I was doing, buying or what my goals were was to buy a set of Temperature and Humidity Sensors for every room of the house. After a…