From Wikimania

Welcome newcomers, to the Wikimania Hackathon 2018! In this context "newcomers" can mean any combination of the following:

  • This is your first Wikimedia Hackathon
  • You are new to the Wikimedia movement
  • You are new to MediaWiki development

Besides providing a supportive and productive environment for all attendees, one of our main intentions is to help welcome and support all "newcomers". The event organizers welcome all questions, ideas, and feedback for improvement to our newcomers support before, during, and after the hackathon.

What to expect at this Hackathon?

The Wikimania Hackathon 2018 is a pre-conference event associated with Wikimania 2018, in Cape Town. The majority of hackathon participants are also participants of the main Wikimania event, but the hackathon welcomes attendees who are interested in helping with or learning about Wikimedia Tech and are not interested in or able to attend Wikimania. Attendees are welcome to attend both days of the hackathon or only one.

We will have sessions to help newcomers find projects or mentors, each morning of the hackathon.

Here is a Wikimedia / Wikimania Hackathon Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for more details.

How can I prepare in advance?

Here are some details from last year:

wm2017:Hackathon/Newcomers#How can I prepare in advance for this hackathon?

We will update with more for 2018 shortly.