Further below is a forward of the general reminder of details for the
Wikifunctions & Abstract Wikipedia will have a spot at the Hackathon this
We have a presentation and QA session on Friday
at 16:00 UTC <https://iw.toolforge.org/zonestamp/1653062400>.
For specific projects, we recommend looking at and collaborating on
these tools and tasks related to Lexicographical content:
- Please check with WMDE's developers if you'd like to work on
any of these
We have tagged a few Wikilambda tasks with #good_first_task
Our developers are happy to help with any projects that you want to
propose. A few members of the team will be available in the usual AW
the weekend’s events. We have seen the two proposals that are already
there, suggested by Mahir and Michael, and we will take a look at them.
Feel free to propose more! We also plan to work on the Wikifunctions CLI
We hope to see you there!
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From: Melinda Seckington <mseckington(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Thu, May 19, 2022 at 8:37 AM
Subject: [Wikitech-ambassadors] Wikimedia Hackathon May 20-22: Info you
need for tomorrow’s event
We hope you’re ready for this three-day event, because the event starts in
The main hackathon will take place over the weekend (Friday through
Sunday), with two sets of core hours for sessions, social events, and
hacking. These core hours are:
3:00 <https://iw.toolforge.org/zonestamp/1653102000> - 6:00
<https://iw.toolforge.org/zonestamp/1653112800>UTC (Note: this is
tonight for some time zones!)
15:00 <https://iw.toolforge.org/zonestamp/1653145200>- 19:0
We’re expecting the virtual space to be the busiest at these times. Outside
of those core hours, you’re welcome to stay online to hack on projects,
collaborate with others, or hang out in the virtual space.
The goal with this schedule is to allow time for breaks and to accommodate
as many time zones as possible. You are not expected to attend both sets of
core hours - choose whichever hours work for you! For more info, see the
When will the event start?
The opening ceremony will happen twice - once at 3:00 UTC, and once at
15:00 UTC on May 20. Find the links on the schedule
How can I join the virtual space?
We’ll be using an online game-style space for the Hackathon. The links will
be published shortly before the event on the hackathon page on MediaWiki.org
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2022>. There will be
rooms for hacking and for sessions. Feel free to explore the virtual space
and join any room - they’re open for everyone!
What happens if I need help?
Once the platform goes live, you will be able to find a Help Desk where you
can ask questions, report any incidents, or just consult useful information
about the event. There are also discussion channels
you can participate in.
How can I work on a project?
If you have an idea, you will be able to add your own projects
<https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/board/5802/> on Phabricator. If
you don’t know yet what to work on, see what projects
<https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/view/5802/> others will be
working on. You might find a project to join or get inspiration for your
If you have any other questions, please check our FAQ
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2022/FAQ> section or
leave a comment on the talk page.
See you soon!
Melinda, for the Hackathon Committee
Nick "Quiddity" Wilson (he/him)
Community Relations Specialist