Hackathon/Schedule

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Hackathon Events[edit | edit source]


The Hackathon will take place over three days: from UTC August 12, UTC August 13, and UTC August 14.

  • The first hour of the Hackathon will include a short opening ceremony and a community showcase of projects people plan to work on. If you have a project idea and you are looking for collaborators, or you are looking for a project to support, this event is for you! .
  • The following hours on August 12 and 13 are for hacking, teaching, learning, and socializing. Work together with collaborators, offer a technical or social session (anyone can sign up by claiming a slot in the schedule below), attend a session to learn something new, or socialize in the Social/Open Hacking Jitsi room.
  • On August 14, we will have a friendly, informal, and supportive space to present our projects to the community.


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

Don't have a project, or not sure what you want to work on? Not to worry! Join this showcase to learn about other projects you can join.

Hacking Time[edit | edit source]

Hackathons are all about hacking! Join social channels and Jitsi rooms to hack with other participants. There are many ways to hack on a project, including:

  • Add your projects that others can join and support as tasks to the Phabricator workboard.
  • Look at the Phabricator workboard for projects you have the skills to join and support
  • Propose projects that you need help with on the Phabricator workboard
  • Spend time in the Open Hacking/Social Room (Jitsi link in the agenda)
  • Meet new people in the IRC and Telegram channel #wmhack

Add your project to Phabricator

Phabricator is a tool for tracking issues and for project management. If you have not used Phabricator before, check Phabricator/Help.

Sessions[edit | edit source]

All sessions will take place in Jitsi rooms. Speakers will have the option to record talks. Recorded talks will be live-streamed to the MediaWiki YouTube channel, then saved on that channel. Please see the Wikimania Hackathon privacy policy regarding recording information.

Scheduling a Session[edit | edit source]

Anyone can host a session at the Wikimania Hackathon- there is no approval process. The Wikimania organizing team has prepared an excellent guidebook in many languages with tips on how to prepare a successful session.

To claim a time slot, add to the agenda below by copying the following points:

  • Title of Session (the more detailed, the better!):
  • Username for contact:
  • Do you want this session recorded? (yes/no)
  • Language of session (English, Arabic, etc.):
  • Prerequisites (some Python, etc.):
  • Good for newcomers? (Yes/No):
  • Link to a Phabricator task with the "Wikimania-Hackathon-2022" tag (see this example session task)

Hackathon Agenda[edit | edit source]

Clock times are displayed in UTC/GMT timezone. To view the time in other timezones, click on the time link.

If you have any questions or requests for accommodations, please contact hlepp@wikimedia.org.

Please note that if you attend sessions in Jitsi or other video conferencing that are listed as "recorded", you are giving consent to be recorded. Many of the recording sessions will be live streamed, and we will provide that link for those who do not want to join the recording.

Date and Time (UTC/GMT) Technical Sessions
Jitsi Room Link
Open Hacking and
Social Sessions
Jitsi Room Link
Sessions providing their own link
Opening Ceremony and Pre-Hacking Showcase
Please join us in the Technical Sessions Jitsi room.
The Opening Ceremony will be recorded, and we will stop recording during the showcase. If you prefer not to enter the recording, you can watch the live-stream on YouTube.
  • Title: Newcomers Social!
  • Contact: HLepp
  • Recorded: No
  • Language: English
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Good for newcomers? Yes
Ask anything about Phabricator
  • Contact: Andre
  • Recorded: No
  • Language: English
  • Prerequisites: See T314084
  • Good for newcomers? Yes
What's your favorite recipe? Let's edit some cookbook recipes that need improvement. See the list here:
  • Contact: JArguello-WMF
  • Recorded: No
  • Language: English and Spanish
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Good for newcomers? Yes
Technical development statistics
(Git and Gerrit)
  • Contact: Andre
  • Recorded: No
  • Language: English
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Good for newcomers? Yes
OpenRefine for Wikimedia developers - ask us anything!
  • Contact: Antoine2711 and Pintoch
  • Recorded: Yes.
  • Language: English
  • Prerequisites: None (except for an interest in OpenRefine!)
  • Good for newcomers? Yes
How to organise a local Hackathon

Recorder: Yes Livestream/recording on YouTube

  • Language: English (or Greek by any chance!)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Good for newcomers? Yes
Pets social! Bring your pets or say hi to other pets.

Contact: HLepp Language: Any language! Everyone welcome.

Share code snippets equivalents in different languages

Contact: Hogü-456 Language: English and German and programming languages

- Hacking and resting time
Ask anything about Wikidata

Book Chat! What are you reading?

  • Contact: MSeckington
  • Language: English
  • Recorded: No
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Good for newcomers? Yes

Let's chat about our favourite (both fictional and non-fictional) books! What books would you recommend?

Scribe: Wikidata Powered Language Keyboards (Hacking our way to Autocomplete)
  • Contact: AndrewTavis
  • Do you want this session recorded? no
  • Language of session: English
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Good for newcomers? Very much so!
Let's play!Join us for a quick Scribblers game :)
  • Contact: KHernandez
  • Language: English/Spanish
  • Recorded: No
  • Prerrequisites: None
  • Good for newcomers? Yes
Final Project Showcase

Please join us in Tent 2 in Pheedloop or directly on Jitsi. To present at this showcase, add your project information to the Etherpad.

Pre-Hacking Showcase[edit | edit source]

The Pre-Hacking showcase is an informal, social space to share project ideas, find collaborators, ask questions, and meet other people at the start of the Hackathon.

If you'd like to present your ideas, you can add your project to the event Etherpad which will help document presenters.

To attend the showcase, check out the schedule below to find the details on how to join the session.


Other resources[edit | edit source]

Don't see a session which covers the topic you want to learn about? There are many excellent videos and other resources which can help you get started. As always, don't be afraid to ask others for help!