• Wikimania

    Wikimania 2014 was a 2000+ person conference, festival, meetup, workshop, hackathon, and celebration, spread over five days in August 2014, preceded and followed by fringe events. Wikimania is the official annual event of the Wikimedia movement, where one can discover all kinds of projects that people are making with wikis and open content, as well […]

  • Wikimania Open Data Weekend

    The Open Data Weekend was fringe event to the Wikimania conference this year. It took place in Frobisher Room One at The Barbican Centre in London on the 5 & 6th of July and was well attended. The weekend included: Discussion about how open data, specifically Wikidata, is helping the Wikimedia movement as a whole covering its current integration […]

  • Zürich Wikimedia Hackathon

    This year the Wikimedia Hackathon was held in Zürich, Switzerland from the 9th to 11th May 2014. The organization of the event was great, from lanyards and badges that included a USB memory stick to a city map and a ticket for public transport, Wikimedia Switzerland had prepared fantastic hackathon. More than 150 developers, engineers, sysadmins, […]

  • Spaghetti Open Data

    Spaghetti Open Data is made up of a group of Italian citizens interested in the release of public data in open formats, in order to make it easy to access and reuse. Starting in 2010 they have had yearly conferences. I was lucky enough to be invited to their conference this year (SOD14) as the keynote speaker […]

  • Media Hack Day 2014

    The Media Hack Day is an annual event held at Axel Springer | Plug & Play Accelerator in Berlin. The event for March 2014 can be found on hackerleague.org. I attended representing the Wikidata API. Also in attendance were Axel Springer, storyful, Der Spiegel, sanoma, watchmi, Getty Images and embed.ly. It was in a great location, the food and rinks were […]

  • Wikidata training @ Wikimedia UK

    I recently led an event at Wikimedia UK on 28 September 2013 entitled Wikidata Training as part of the Wikidata development team. The event page on the Wikimedia UK wiki can be found at https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Wikidata_training. I want to share the LONG presentation that I gave on that day using Prezi. You can find it below, sorry if it drags […]

  • Mediawiki Hackathon Amsterdam

    The Mediawiki Hackathon in Amsterdam was my first ever Mediawiki or Wikimedia hackathon, and it was great! Unfortunately I am actually writing this post in 2015, so I don’t remember many of the details and will instead link to other places! Wikimedia blog post reflecting on the hackathon Wikimedia Netherlands, Wikimedia Germany, and the Wikimedia Foundation […]