Tag: wmde

Wikibase a history

I have had the pleasure of being part of the Wikibase journey one way or another since 2013 when I first joined Wikimedia Germany to work on Wikidata. That long-running relation to the project should put me in a fairly good position to give a high-level overview of the history, from both a technical and…

By addshore February 15, 2022 1

Pre-launch Announcement of Wikibase.Cloud [WikidataCon Writeup]

This entry is part 10 of 12 in the series WBStack

WikidataCon 2021 was in October 2021, and one of the sessions that I spoke in was a “Pre-launch Announcement and Preview of Wikibase.Cloud”. The recording is now up on YouTube, and below you’ll find a write-up summary of what was said. You can also find: Original conference schedule entry Etherpad notes for the lightning talk…

By addshore January 7, 2022 6

WBStack in 2021 and the future

This entry is part 9 of 12 in the series WBStack

2021 is nearly over, WBStack is over 2 years old (initially announced back in 2019), and has continued to grow. The future is bright with wikibase.cloud looking to be launched by Wikimedia Deutschland in the new year (announced at WikidataCon 2021), and as a result, the code under the surface has had the most eyes…

By addshore December 7, 2021 3

Tech Lead Digest – August 2021

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Tech Lead Digest (wmde)

Welcome to the 4th instalment of my Wikidata & Wikibase Tech lead Digest for August 2021. For previous instalments see Q1, Q2 & July. 🧑‍🤝‍🧑Wikidata & Wikibase The Wikidata Query Builder has been deployed. The Wikidata Query Builder provides a visual interface for building a simple Wikidata query. It is ideal for users with little…

By addshore September 18, 2021 1

Tech Lead Digest – July 2021

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Tech Lead Digest (wmde)

Welcome to the third installment of my tech lead digest digest. In order to allow myself some extra space to write, and also to provide these public updates and thoughts on a more regular basis, this is now becoming a monthly digest. I’m going to try to incorporate some of the ongoings from other Wikidata…

By addshore July 31, 2021 2

Tech Lead Digest – Q2 2021

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Tech Lead Digest (wmde)

This is the second installment of my tech lead digest digest with my tech lead hat on for the Wikidata Wikibase team. This is a digest of my internal digest emails. These contain lots of links to reading, podcasts and general goings on that could be useful to a wider audience. 🧑‍🤝‍🧑Wikidata & Wikibase Federated…

By addshore June 26, 2021 2

Tech Lead Digest – Q1 2021

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Tech Lead Digest (wmde)

At some point last year I started sending a weekly internal digest to the Wikidata Wikibase team with my tech lead hat on. The emails are internal only but contain lots of links to reading, podcasts and general goings on that could be useful to everyone. So here is my first Wikidata Wikibase tech lead…

By addshore May 24, 2021 2

WBStack 2020 Update 1

This entry is part 4 of 12 in the series WBStack

WBStack has now been up and running for 6 months. During that time it has helped 70 people create 178 MediaWiki installs running Wikibase, a SPARQL query service and quickstatements, all at the click of a button, with a total of around 200,000 edits across all sites. The most active site is currently virus-taxonomy.wiki.opencura.com which…

By addshore April 19, 2020 1