Jeroen De Dauw
Wikidata & Wikibase
Wikidata is a free knowledge base that can be read and edited by humans and machines alike. It centralizes storage and management of Wikipedias structured data and provides access to it in various open formats. It is powered by the Wikibase software, which is build on top of the MediaWiki platform and developed by Wikimedia Deutschland.
I was part of the original Wikidata team that started development of the software in 2012 and launched the website a year later. In 2019 I left Wikimedia Deutschland after being Software Architect there for 6 years. During these years I raked up over 6000 commits on the Wikibase software, nearly twice that of anyone else. You can find me in the contributors list on OpenHub.
The Wikibase Consultancy
"I had the pleasure to work with Jeroen at Wikimedia Deutschland. Jeroen is one of the most productive and passionate developers that I know. Without Jeroen, Wikidata would not have such a rich range of functions and would be built on a less flexible, lower-quality codebase and architecture. Jeroen has in-depth knowledge and broad experience about clean code and software architectures. I have always appreciated his professional attitude, collegial and reliable manner. He is an absolute win for any team and project!"
"Jeroen is Technical Director at Professional.Wiki. Jeroen was working on Semantic MediaWiki and was one of the original developers on Wikibase at Wikimedia Deutschland. I had the pleasure of working with Jeroen for many years and have rarely found someone as dedicated as him towards the quality of the software he is working on."
"Jeroen has been a key founding developer of Wikibase at Wikimedia Deutschland, where I had the pleasure to work with him at a later stage on that project. I have since appreciated his dedication to any project he works on, composed of his great understanding of first and advanced principles of software quality and evolution coupled with a pragmatic and business-oriented mindset."
"Jeroen is a very reliable and skilled developer. With Semantic MediaWiki, Wikibase and several other great MediaWiki extensions, such as Maps, ModernTimeline or Network, he is one of the most important contributors to these Open-Source-Projects. I will certainly continue working with him in the future."
I created several libraries part of the Wikibase software. These are used on websites such as Wikipedia and Wikidata and have received contributions from many other people.
The canonical PHP implementation of the Data Model at the heart of the Wikibase software.
Small library containing services to assist with serialization and deserialization of Wikibase DataModel objects.
Services to assist with serialization and deserialization of Wikibase DataModel objects on the Wikimedia cluster.
A collection of services around Wikibase DataModel.
I also created these Wikibase related libraries:
Reading of, and iteration through, the Wikibase entities in a Wikibase Repository JSON dump.
Small library for looking up terms by item or property id or finding ids by term
Provides persistence and basic lookup capabilities for collections of Wikibase entities.
Provides persistence of Wikibase terms with lookups of those terms and by those terms.
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