The Wikimedia hackathon
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2021> is coming up in a
few weeks, on May 22-23! We’re very excited to gather online with you all
and hack together.
On top of the informal hacking, we would like to build a light, community
powered program, with sessions and discussions about the technical
environment in the Wikimedia movement. We will have two different “tracks”,
each of them having its own setup:
The main track, a livestream of sessions that will be recorded and
available for replay, hopefully using a fully open source set up. This will
be great for presentations, talks and demos.
The open rooms: two Jitsi rooms will be available to schedule your
sessions. This is perfect for informal discussions, Q&As and workshops.
If you’re interested in running a session in the hackathon’s program, it’s
easy: please create a task on the Phabricator board
<https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/board/5303/>, using this template
that will give you all the required information. The coordination team will
come back to you to help you prepare and schedule your session.
You will also find the different formats that we are offering:
presentation, discussion, workshop or lightning talk. All topics are
welcome, as long as they are connected to the technical environment of the
Wikimedia projects. We are particularly interested in sessions that are
useful for newcomers, and connected to the main topics of this year’s
hackathon: open source tools for events, documentation and finding
Because we will need some time to schedule the proposed sessions and to
make technical tests with the speakers, please note that the deadline to
submit a session for the main track is May 9th. For the open rooms, you
will have a bit more time, until May 19th.
You will find more information and details about the call for proposals on
the how-to page
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2021/How_to>. If you
have any questions, feel free to ask on the discussion page
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_Hackathon_2021>. If you want
to brainstorm ideas or find a co-speaker for your session, feel free to ask
the crowd on the hackathon social channels
Feel free to share the word anywhere you find it useful, and talk about it
with your contacts! Thanks in advance,
For the coordination team,
Community Engagement Coordinator
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24
Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V.
Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg unter
der Nummer 23855 Nz. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für
Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/029/42207.