freenode #live – Bristol 2018
freenode #live is a “community-focused live event designed to build and strengthen relationships between Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) developers and users”. The 2018 event was held in Bristol, United Kingdom at We the curious with roughly 100-200 people attending (from my guesswork). The event essentially had a single track of talks. The old IMAX theatre above…
Wikidata is 6
It’s was Wikidata’s 6th birthday on the 30th of October 2018. WMUK celebrated this with a meetup on the 7th of November. They also made this great post event video.
Wikibase of Wikibases
The Wikibase registry was one of the outcomes of the first in a series of Federated wikibase workshops organised in partnership with the European research council. The aim of the registry is to act as a central point for details of public Wikibase installs hosted around the web. Data held about the installs currently includes…
Mediawiki Developer Summit 2016
The Wikimedia Developer Summit is an event with an emphasis on the evolution of the MediaWiki architecture and the Wikimedia Engineering goals for 2016. Last year the event was called the MediaWiki Developer Summit. As with last year the event took place in the Mission Bay Center, San Francisco, California. The event was slightly earlier this year, positioned…
Impact of Wikimania Mexico 2015 on Wikidata
Recently Wikidata celebrated its third birthday. For the occasion I ran the map generation script that I have talked about before again to see what had changed in the geo coordinate landscape of Wikidata! I found, well, Mexico blossomed! The image to the left is from June 2015, the right October 2015 and Wikimania was…
WMUK training event Wikidata presentation
In 2015 I attended another WMUK Wikidata training event. Below you can find the presentation that I used, created using slides.com.
Axel Springer Hack Day Presentation
During 2015 I attended another Axel Springer Hack Day similar to the one in 2014, with Wikidata being one of the APIs that was presented. The presentation can be seen below:
Wikimedia Hackathon 2015 (Lyon)
This years Wikimedia Hackathon was located in Lyon, France at Valpré-Lyon between the 23rd and 25th of May. The hotel (Valpre-Lyon) was absolutely beautiful with large grass areas, great architecture and a place for you weather you wanted to have a large or small discussion, sit quietly or sit outside. As well as Pétanque, table tennis was also available as well as…
Silicon Milkroundabout 9
Silicon Milkroundabout is a job fair for the UK tech start-up community. The 9th event was held on 9 and 10 May 2015 in London with over 200 companies attending. I attended the 9th event and had a great time, below are some of the highlights!
Mediawiki Developer Summit 2015
The MediaWiki Developer Summit is an invitation-only event with an emphasis on the evolution of the MediaWiki architecture and the Wikimedia Engineering goals for 2015. It took place on Monday, January 26 and Tuesday, January 27, 2015 in the Mission Bay Center, San Francisco, California. Overall it was very interesting and a lot of good discussion happened. Again…