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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