Hi everyone!

Local meetup grant applications for the Hackathon are due on March 27 (this Sunday). Please apply! We would love to support meetups around the world.

Haley and the rest of the 2022 Hackathon committee

On Wed, Mar 16, 2022 at 7:41 PM Haley Lepp <hlepp@wikimedia.org> wrote:
Hello all!

We hope you'll consider joining us at the Hackathon from May 20-22. While the Hackathon will be online, we encourage community members to apply for grants to host or attend local meetups around the world. Grants can range from 500-5000 USD. Applications are due March 27. 

There are also scholarships available to cover costs of online attendance, such as childcare and data packages. Applications are due April 1. 

Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions.


Haley and the rest of the 2022 Hackathon committee

On Fri, Mar 4, 2022 at 11:11 AM Haley Lepp <hlepp@wikimedia.org> wrote:

Hello everyone! 

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, 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, and 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 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)?:

  1. We are seeking another committee member! The commitment is around 3 hours per week. If you are interested, please contact hlepp@wikimedia.org

  2. We have an ideas page. What are 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.

  3. Do you have any accessibility or translation requests? Please contact hlepp@wikimedia.org


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