Hello all,

The Wikimedia Hackathon is starting tomorrow, and will run from May 21st to 23rd. We’re very excited to gather online with you all and hack together!

This event is taking place online across various time zones, and you can join us at any point! If you want to participate, feel free to add yourself in the participants list, and to look at whom the other attendees are, so you can find people sharing the same interests.

If you are planning to work on a project during the hackathon, if you are looking for co-maintainers for your tools or for ideas of tasks, the best place to look at is the Phabricator board. Feel free to add tasks in the “projects” or “need support” column. Don’t forget to add a clear description of the project, and to mention what kind of help or skills you would need.

On top of this, to connect and discuss with other participants, we recommend joining our discussions channels. You can join the main hackathon channel via IRC or Telegram. You will also find the newcomers support channel on Telegram. If you are looking for help on your project or if you are looking for a project to contribute to, these are good places to find support.

The opening of the hackathon will take place on Friday 21st at 17:00 UTC on the Mediawiki Youtube channel. There will be no “project matching” session this year, that’s why it is especially important to add your ideas and projects on Phabricator, so other people can see them. The showcase, where you can demo your work, will take place on Sunday. You can find the most up-to-date information about the program on the schedule page

Finally, if you have any questions about the event, feel free to use this talk page where the coordination team and other participants will be happy to help.

See you soon at the hackathon!

For the coordination team,