The Women Tech Storm is a small female-only hackathon. It is also open for non-binary people. It will be held in the Netherlands from 10 to 12 May 2018.
It will be an event weekend filled with hacking together with other interested developers. The Hackathon has two targeted groups. One group exists of female developers with some experience programming outside Wikimedia and who would like to learn Wikimedia coding. The other group consists of women who are already acquainted with Wikimedia projects and are interested in learning the coding side of the projects. You can learn how to make a query with SPARQL or learn to master Python.
The Women Tech Storm - part I will be followed by the Wiki Techstorm. This event will be in October/November and is open for all genders.
Wikimedia Netherlands has a longstanding history organising hackathons and GLAM camps. Previous events were held in 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011).
Registration is closed. If you wish to get an email when registrations for Part II open, please send an email to hackathonwikimedia.nl
To participate, you do not have to be a whizzkid in the field of ICT. We are looking for women with an interest in ICT at all levels of experience. Are you interested in this work and can you work with (Excel) spreadsheets, or do you learn and work in other areas with databases or software? Do not hesitate to register and indicate where your interest lies. Together we can work on the sum of all knowledge! Participation is free of charge and it includes entrance, meals and hotel.
The venue can easily be reached by public transport:
NS Train to The Hague City Centre. If you're travelling from Schiphol Airport, you can buy a ticket to Den Haag Centraal from Schiphol. This will cost €8.50. The train runs every 15 min and will take approximately 30 minutes. See ns.nl schedules)
At The Hague Central Station there will be signs to direct you to the National Library. It is at approximately 5 minutes walking located from the train station. See map.
A social event will be organized on Thursday afternoon and evening. Here we can meet and greet everyone and get to know each other better before we start with the hackathon the next day. Participation is highly recommended.