Semantic MediaWiki

Current involvement

I am maintainer and release manager of Semantic MediaWiki. This is done in my free time on a volunteer basis. My focus nowadays lies on long term sustainability of the platform. Most of my time goes to enhancing quality, both internal code quality, and external product quality, though code review and support of contributors.

I am on the steering committee of the Open Semantic Data Association, which is a non-profit supporting the SMW project. I also represent SMW and Wikidata on the PHP Framework Interoperability group.

Historical involvement

In 2009 I did a Google Summer of Code project mentored by SMW veteran Yaron Koren. This project ended in the creation of the Maps and Semantic Maps extensions. Following this I did various volunteer and consulting work on SMW and associated extensions, and eventually ended up managing its releases. As Markus stopped being active in the project, I took over the maintenance torch.

You can find me in the contributors list on Ohloh.

Blog posts

View all Semantic MediaWiki blog posts.

Presentations:

Note that these presentations are not designed for after-talk usage. However, they are useful when watching the recording of a talk.

SMWCon Fall 2015, Barcelona

You can view the SMWCon Fall 2015 website.

Current Status and Next Steps for Semantic MediaWiki

This year again brought a lot of exciting new features and improvements to Semantic MediaWiki. This short presentation will give you an overview of the changes since last SMWCon Europe. Things currently in the pipeline, plans and possibilities will also be covered.

SMWCon Fall 2014, Vienna

You can view the SMWCon Fall 2014 website.

Current status and next steps for SMW

The yearly "what happened and what are we working on now" talk.

SMWCon Fall 2013, Berlin

You can view the SMWCon Fall 2013 website.

Current status and next steps for SMW

The yearly "what happened and what are we working on now" talk.

Building on top of SMW

This technical presentation is aimed at those who want to get a better understanding of SMWs architecture and how one can build on top of the platform.

Hands-on session. Programming SMW

This technical workshop is aimed at those who want to get started with Semantic MediaWiki development, and at those who want to improve their skills.

SMWCon Spring 2013, New York City

You can view the SMWCon Spring 2013 website.

Current status and next steps for SMW

The yearly "what happened and what are we working on now" talk.

New features in Maps and Semantic Maps

Provides an overview of the improvements made to Maps and Semantic Maps over the past year.

SMWCon Fall 2012, Cologne

You can view the SMWCon Fall 2012 website.

Developing SMW (extensions)

An introduction to how to develop Semantic MediaWiki and extensions.

Current status and next steps for SMW

The yearly "what happened and what are we working on now" talk.

New features in Maps and Semantic Maps

An overview of all the cool new stuff in Maps and Semantic Maps as well as a peek to what's on the horizon.

New features in Semantic Result Formats

An overview of all the awesome new features in Semantic Result Formats 1.8.

SMWCon Spring 2012, Carlsbad

You can view the SMWCon Spring 2012 website.

Result formats

A talk going over the important changes that happened in the last year affecting SMWs result formats, the work being done right now and what the future might look like.

Presented by Jeroen De Dauw at SMWCon Spring 2012, April 2012, Carlsbad, CA.

FOSDEM 2012, Brussels

You can view the FOSDEM 2012 website.

Semantic MediaWiki

SMWCon Fall 2011, Berlin

You can view the SMWCon Fall 2011 website.

Watching structured data

A short (15 min talk) introduction to the Semantic Watchlist extension.

The future of SMW visualizations

Some ideas on how the semantic result formats can be improved, and what tools can be utilized for this. (5 min lightning talk)

Semantic Maps

A short overview of what's new and upcoming in Maps and Semantic Maps. (5 min lightning talk)