Sam Wilson (this is my website)

About me

Hello world. I do things. This is my website, where I explain a bit of what I do; mostly it's just links to elsewhere.

I'm a computer programmer by trade, and a Wikimedian and OpenStreetMapper in my spare time. Sometimes I find time to build bits of wooden furniture by hand.

You can email me at



My family history research is slowly being collated in these places:

C. F. Barker Archives

H. M. W. Archives


I've been contributing to the OpenStreetMap since 29 April 2008; my username is Sam Wilson. I'm currently living somewhere here:


I read mainly on my Kobo ereader. Wikisource is my library of choice, because I can fix problems when I find them and add new books as well.


All of my public code is on GitHub (as well as this website itself). I try to add what I can to Stackoverflow, Wikibooks, and other collaborative learning/teaching websites. Apart from that, I dip my toes into a bunch of different open source projects.

Stack Exchange profile image

I record much of what I read (and what's on my bookshelves) in my catalogue on LibraryThing.


Flickr badge and I create annual hard-bound photo albums using flickr-latex. Here are ten random photos from my photostream: