We wanted to share some good news with you: Our international team
around the Wikimedia Hackathon mentoring program won the first Austrian
Open Source Award in the category "Diversity" .
The Austrian Open Source Award was established this year in order to
raise awareness and visibility for our local Open Source Communities and
their projects. The jury consisted of representatives from across the
various Open Communities in Austria (Open Knowledge, Linux, and Drupal
among others) and honoured outstanding projects in the categories Open
Data, Open Software, Open Hardware, and Diversity.
The Jury particularly mentioned our comprehensive documentation under a
free license which enables other event organizers to apply our ideas and
concepts and to build on them  .
We are very happy about this positive signal for inclusive events, which
make it easier for all newcomers to join our great communities and we
hope it encourages even more people to also make our other Wikimedia
events more and more newcomer friendly. A special thanks goes to our
awesome mentors who were the heart and soul of the mentoring program and
For more information about what we learned around the mentoring program
you can also check out our post from the Wikimedia Blog .