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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…

By addshore January 30, 2015 1

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…

By addshore August 12, 2014 1

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…

By addshore July 7, 2014 0

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,…

By addshore May 26, 2014 0

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…

By addshore April 2, 2014 0

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…

By addshore April 1, 2014 1

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…

By addshore September 30, 2013 1

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…

By addshore May 30, 2013 0