Wikimania Hackathon 2019 will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, 14–15 August 2019, during the Wikimania 2019 pre-conference in Stockholm.
The Wikimania hackathon is a working event with limited capacity where technical Wikimedians from around the world meet to co-work on engineering problems. Unlike other Wikimania events, this event is specifically meant for individuals with technical backgrounds or who are involved in specific wiki-related technical projects. We also encourage attendance from members of underserved communities who are looking for technical help for their wikis / projects. If you have any questions please email the hackathon organizers!
Program (currently still a draft)
Participants are welcome to work on any project of their choice, however to help those who would like some inspiration we also provide some structured focus areas.
- GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) and Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons coding and tooling are a focus area at the Wikimania 2019 hackathon. Read more on the dedicated info page.
- Small Wiki Toolkits: Enable people to create templates, Wikidata generated info boxes, simple bots and tools to help them with curation and maintenance of content in their wikis
- If you have an idea for a focus area for this event or want to help organize one, please email rfarrandwikimedia.org
If you are attending the Wikimania Hackathon please add your sessions and projects to our Phabricator Work-board.
Friendly Space Policy and Code of Conduct[edit | edit source]
All participants in the Hackathon are expected to respect and abide by the Wikimania Friendly Space Policy and the Code of Conduct for technical spaces. Individuals not cooperating with these policies may be asked to leave the event.
Hackathon participants should have a technical background or be interested in contributing to the design, documentation or translation of a technical project. We will have a newcomer track that will help to introduce people to Wikimedia Tech and also a program to help connect those who don't know what to work on with a project or person who can help to get your oriented.
More details about newcomer support and mentoring will be coming soon.
Volunteering at the Hackathon[edit | edit source]
The Wikimania hackathon is an event run for and by its participants, and is therefore running its own Volunteer Program. Everyone attending the hackathon can take as much personal responsibility to co-create the event and improve it as they like. Below you will find some pre-defined ways in which you can help make the event better for everyone. If none of these volunteer roles sound like a good fit for you, you can find small ways to help. A core principle of our hackathons is that if you see a problem, be part of the solution to fix it. If someone has a question, help them answer it. If someone looks lost, help them find their way.
More details about the volunteering program will be coming soon.
The hackathon showcase will be an opportunity for 30 hackathon participants to present their hackathon projects to all Wikimania participants. Presentations should be concise and understandable by non-technical Wikimania participants.
Contact: Rachel Farrand, Event Manager, rfarrandwikimedia.org