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Hackathon[edit | edit source]

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Wikimania Hackathon 2018 will take place on Wednesday, 18 July 2017 and Thursday, 19 July 2018 during the Wikimania 2018 pre-conference in Cape Town.

Developers, designers, translators, documentors, testers and anyone interested in collaborating on a technical hacking project are welcome at the Hackathon.

Is this your first hackathon? Read this!

Friendly Space Policy and Code of Conduct[edit | edit source]

All participants in the Hackathon are expected to respect and abide by the Wikimania Friendly Space Policy and the Code of Conduct for technical spaces. Individuals not cooperating with these policies may be asked to leave the event.

People you can talk to about Friendly Space Policy and Code of Conduct for Technical Spaces issues: Ambox warning yellow.svgUpdate

Registration[edit | edit source]

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See Registration and register for Pre-Conference Day 1 and Pre-Conference Day 2.

Focus Areas[edit | edit source]

Between now and the hackathon, all participants are welcome to propose sessions, skillshare, & sprints and get involved in projects by featuring or start hacking on one!

  • Session covering any of the Wikimedia’s technical areas
  • Skillshare on topics around technology stack of Wikimedia projects
  • Sprint for making progress in a specific area of a project (e.g. documentation, translation, design, etc)
  • Featured Projects suitable for new developers proposed by project contributors

Propose a Session, Skillshare or Sprint   Get Involved in Featured Projects

If you have your own ideas for a large-scale sprint, track or other project for the Wikimania hackathon and would like some help in advance coordinating please email Rachel Farrand <rfarrand@wikimedia.org> so we can work out the specifics.Ambox warning yellow.svgUpdate

Program and Schedule Information[edit | edit source]

New sessions are added to the hackathon throughout the event by participants, therefore we do not print the program on paper. You will need a laptop or mobile device connected to wifi or data in order to access the program. There will be a physical up-to-date program at the help desk as well.

Schedule your own sessions or check out our program here:


Mentoring Program[edit | edit source]

Sign up to mentor by subscribing and commenting at phab:T168756.Ambox warning yellow.svgUpdate

Read more about the mentoring program at: mw:Hackathon/Handbook/Mentoring program#An overview of the mentoring program plan for Wikimania Hackathon 2017 in MontrealAmbox warning yellow.svgUpdate

Volunteering at the Hackathon[edit | edit source]

The Wikimania Hackathon is an event run for and by its participants. Everyone attending the hackathon can take as much personal responsibility to co-create the event and improve it as they like. Below are some pre-defined volunteer groups that any participant can join and help.

  • Help work with or teach newcomers / Mentors!
Group leader: Aaron Halfaker <ahalfaker@wikimedia.org>Ambox warning yellow.svgUpdate
  • Take photos during the Hackathon and upload them to commons
Group Leader: Chris Koerner <ckoerner@wikimedia.org>Ambox warning yellow.svgUpdate
  • Write a blog post or two about the event itself and / or my favorite sessions
Group Leader: Srishti Sethi <ssethi@wikimedia.org>Ambox warning yellow.svgUpdate
  • Occasionally wander around the hackathon, ask people what they are working on, add the projects to the wiki
Group Leader: Nick Wilson <quiddity@wikimedia.org>Ambox warning yellow.svgUpdate
  • Staff the help desk helping newcomers answer technical questions and find other participants
Group Leader: Rachel Farrand <rfarrand@wikimedia.org>Ambox warning yellow.svgUpdate
  • Run newcomer session / tutorials
Group Leader: Quim Gil <qgil@wikimedia.org>Ambox warning yellow.svgUpdate

Participants[edit | edit source]

Please take a moment to update your own information at the Hackathon/Participants page.

  • Event Blogging
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Hackathon Showcase[edit | edit source]

The hackathon showcase will be taking place from 16:00 - 17:00 in the main ballroom.Ambox warning yellow.svgUpdate 30 hackathon participants will present their hackathon projects to all Wikimania participants. Ambox warning yellow.svgUpdate Presentations should be concise and understandable by non-technical Wikimania participants. SIGN UP HERE: https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/Wikimania_hackathon_showcase_2017 Ambox warning yellow.svgUpdate

Recommended Items to Bring[edit | edit source]

  • Laptop and charger, it will be very hard to participate without these!
  • Power plug converters
  • Phone charger
  • Preferred note taking tools
  • Reusable water bottle (there are ways to refill these)
  • Video output converters for possible presentations
    • (For chargers, converters etc, consider labelling them with your name/email address)

Media[edit | edit source]

Organizing Team[edit | edit source]

  • Rachel Farrand, Main Organizer <rfarrand@wikimedia.org>Ambox warning yellow.svgUpdate
  • Siebrand Mazeland, Co-Organizer <siebrand@kitano.nl>Ambox warning yellow.svgUpdate
Rachel FarrandAmbox warning yellow.svgUpdate
Siebrand MazelandAmbox warning yellow.svgUpdate