Hello everyone,

If you are interested in organizing or joining a hackathon event, but cannot attend the in-person Hackathon event in May in Athens, Greece, this email is for you!

We encourage communities, user groups or chapters to organize satellite events connected to the in-person Hackathon. These events are to be organized autonomously and share the hackathon's purpose: bringing the global technical community together to connect, hack, run technical discussions, and explore new ideas.

You can work with your wiki community to organize these events before, during, or after the main event to onboard newcomers to the technical aspects of the Wikimedia movement, hosting watch parties or meetups in your region to offer an alternative to people who cannot join the in-person event in Athens.

To obtain help with organizing an event, you can apply for funds via the Rapid Grants maintained by the Wikimedia Foundation. The deadline to apply for funding is March 20. When preparing for your event, you can reach out to the Hackathon organizing team for support with resources, designing the program, and guidance on getting involved in the global event.

Learn more about the satellite events, funding process, and a checklist for organizing on the wiki page: <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2023/Satellite_events> [1]


On behalf of the Hackathon organizing team

[1] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2023/Satellite_events

Srishti Sethi
Senior Developer Advocate
Wikimedia Foundation