[Wikimedia-l] Are you planning a hackathon in 2013? Please let us know.

Noopur noopur.raval at gmail.com
Sun Nov 11 14:07:07 UTC 2012

Dear Erik,

I know of two volunteers, Harsh and Sheel from India who have been keen to
organize hackathons and help with localization. Sumana had offered to help
us out and we realized that only links or information doesn't really help.
So, we thought doing a Skype call where someone can walk people through the
little details or answer specific questions would be great. Another
thought, webcasting some such developer meets could also be great learning.
Just thought I'd put this out because I am sure there are more Indian
editors who would love to join in if there's such a call.

Hope to see more hackathons and tech events soon :)


On Sun, Nov 11, 2012 at 11:12 AM, Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org> wrote:

> jHi all,
> a reminder to chapters and volunteers around the world -- if you're
> planning a hackathon, please let us know beforehand by adding it to
> this page:
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki_developer_meetings
> Consistent with Sue's recommendations to the Board, Wikimedia
> Foundation will spend less time organizing events on its own, and will
> more frequently send smaller groups to events organized around the
> world by the movement at large. But to do so we need to know what's
> coming up. :)
> Hackathons/DevCamps are a great way to help the movement. They can
> engage the existing volunteer developer commmunity, help expand it,
> bring together engineers with other Wikimedia practitioners, and
> create a focused space. We hope more folks around the world will take
> a role in hosting such developer events. If you would like WMF's
> thoughts and input, please feel free to ping Sumana (sumanah at
> wikimedia.org).
> All the best,
> Erik
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> Erik Möller
> VP of Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Foundation
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