Hackathon

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The Wikimania 2022 Hackathon is a free, online event open to the general public to work together on technical projects, learn new skills, and meet other technical contributors.

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Final Showcase[edit | edit source]

The Wikimania Hackathon 2022 Final Showcase is a place to share what you worked on during the hackathon and learn about other projects. Join us in the Wikimania Platform from - UTC August 14.

To present at the Final Showcase, add your project information to the Etherpad. All information will be saved on wiki after the event.

Add your project to the final showcase

Format of the event[edit | edit source]

The Hackathon brings together technical contributors to Wikimedia projects from around the world, from code creators and maintainers, to designers, technical writers, and documentation translators. Newcomers are welcome!

The Hackathon will take place virtually on the Wikimania platform in time blocks:

  • UTC August 12: Opening ceremony and pre-hacking project showcase
  • UTC August 12: Hacking and sessions
  • UTC August 13: Hacking and sessions
  • UTC August 14: Final Showcase

Check out the schedule to see an overview of the sessions.

At the beginning of the event, anyone can present a technical project they plan to work on at the Pre Event Showcase as a way to find new collaborators. You might find it helpful to look at technical projects from past Hackathons.This session will provide a space for people to find teams, brainstorm new ideas, and make plans for what to hack during the Hackathon.

Throughout the following hours, there will be social sessions and training sessions run by the community, but the majority of the time will be spent hacking together. Attendees can also explore other Wikimania activities.

At the end of the event, there will be a final showcase to present advances or new technical projects built during the Hackathon.

Please note that the event will not be live-translated, but presentations and meetups in any language are welcome!

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

How to register[edit | edit source]

Registration for Wikimania is open.

You can also add yourself to the Participants page. This page is designed to help people find others with shared interests. The page is public, and adding your information is optional.

How to prepare[edit | edit source]

A person scratching their head while bugs crawl on their laptop
Fixing bugs is a great hacking project for the Hackathon!
  • If you don’t have one yet, create an account on your favorite wiki and on Phabricator (If you’re new to Phabricator, read the documentation!).
  • Add yourself to the list of participants for the event. The more you list your interests, the more likely others with similar interests can find you.
  • Are you new to the technical community? Check out this list of resources for those who are just starting out.

Request accommodations[edit | edit source]

If you have any accessibility or translation requests, please contact hlepp@wikimedia.org.

How to participate[edit | edit source]

Pre-event showcase[edit | edit source]

This year’s Hackathon will have a pre-event showcase (check out the schedule to find links to watch the showcase). This session will give people the chance to present what they plan to work on, and what sort of team members they’d like to find support from. Think about if you’d like to present a project, or if you’d like to attend and find a project team to join.

Add your project to the pre-hacking showcase

Hacking on a project[edit | edit source]

Check out the Hackathon Phabricator board. You can add your own projects or add comments to others you’d like to join. Feel free to get in touch with the task owners- that’s why they list those tasks on Phabricator!

Add your project to Phabricator

Attend a session[edit | edit source]

Look at the schedule to see if there are any sessions you are interested in. If you’d like to offer a session, feel free to add one to the schedule. Slots are first-come, first-served.

Social Channels[edit | edit source]

Technical contributors chat on a variety of platforms. Here are some places to start a conversation!