As you may already know, the annual Wikimedia Hackathon
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2022> is happening this
year during 20-22 May. After two years of online version, this year it will
be in a hybrid, i.e. a remote event with local in-person meetups. We are
happy to inform you that we have applied for a rapid grant
to organize a local hackathon parallel of the global event.
Given the pandemic remains in the current and controllable state, with less
1% positivity, the local hackathon will be an in-person event with all
safety measures. Subject to the approval of the grant, we will open a call
for participation for interested technical contributors to apply for
scholarships to participate in this event.
The reason behind organizing an in-person event is, as the world is opening
up and COVID-19 under control, we felt that it would be a good time to host
an in-person event with limited participants, as permitted by the local
government. In the last two years, we realized that many things can be
organized online, however, certain components of in-person events such as
forming new connections, which are especially cross-community, and
post-event networking are often lacking in online events. So we would like
to see how this goes after almost two years of online events.
Looking forward to your participation.
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From: Haley Lepp <hlepp(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Sat, Mar 5, 2022 at 12:43 AM
Subject: [Wikitech-l] Announcing the 2022 Wikimedia Hackathon
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Your friendly neighborhood Hackathon committee is thrilled to announce the
2022 Global Wikimedia Hackathon! We invite you to join us for three days of
collaborating, interactive sessions, and social fun from May 20-May 22. The
Hackathon will be held online and there will be grants available to support
local in-person meetups around the world. You can find more information
about this on our MediaWiki.org page
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2022>, which will
continue to grow over the next few weeks. For more details, read below.
Who: The Hackathon is for anyone who contributes (or wants to contribute
to) to Wikimedia’s technical areas - as code creators, maintainers,
translators, designers, technical writers and other technical roles. You
can come with a project in mind, join an existing project, or create
something new with others. The choice is yours! Newcomers are welcome.
We will send out more information on how to schedule a session in the
program soon. You can also add yourself to the participants list
mention if you would like to help with tasks such as facilitation or
welcoming newcomers. There will be scholarship stipends available- please
stay tuned for more information.
What: A Wikimedia Hackathon <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Hackathons> is
a space for the technical community to come together and work together on
technical projects, learn from each other, and make new friends.
When: May 20-May 22. The schedule will be announced shortly. We are trying
to plan events so that people in all time zones can participate
comfortably. There will be core hours several times a day when most events
will occur, and online social and hacking spaces open 24 hours a day
throughout the three days.
Where: The Hackathon will primarily be held online. However, very soon we
will share an application for local affiliates to apply for grants to host
in-person local meetups. Meetups can be anything from social gatherings
with food, to a party for watching the opening or closing ceremony, to a
pre-event workshop, to renting a venue where people can participate
together in the online event. Grants can range from 500-5000 USD. Stay
tuned for more information!
How (can you help)?:
We are seeking another committee member! The commitment is around 3
hours per week. If you are interested, please contact hlepp(a)wikimedia.org
We have an ideas page.
you interested in? What would you like to see or do in this year’s
hackathon? Please share your ideas with everyone! This is a community
Hackathon and we will work together to put on a great event.
Do you have any accessibility or translation requests? Please contact
Your Hackathon Committee
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