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From: Haley Lepp <hlepp(a)wikimedia.org>
Subject: [Wikidata] Announcing the 2022 Wikimedia Hackathon
Date: Friday, March 4, 2022 at 2:11:57 PM EST
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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
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2022>, 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
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
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2022/Participants>, 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 <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Hackathons> 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)?:
We are seeking another committee member! The commitment is around 3 hours per week. If
you are interested, please contact hlepp(a)wikimedia.org <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
We have an ideas page.
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_Hackathon_2022>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.
Do you have any accessibility or translation requests? Please contact hlepp(a)wikimedia.org
Your Hackathon Committee
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