Open Foundation West Africa Community Hackathon 2022/How to


ParticipationEdit

Who is Eligible?Edit

  • The Hackathon is for anyone who contributes (or wants to contribute) to Wikimedia’s technical areas - as code creators, maintainers, translators, technical writers and other technical roles. You can come with a project in mind, join an existing project, or create something new with others. The choice is yours!
  • Newcomers are welcome. If you have any accessibility or translation requests, please contact joris.quarshie@azubiafrica.org

Frequently Asked QuestionsEdit

What is the  Community Hackathon?Edit

Ans: It is a space for the technical community to come together and work together on technical projects, learn from each other, and make new friends as well as find ways to solve existing problems.

Who Is Eligible?

Ans : The Hackathon is for anyone who contributes (or wants to contribute) to Wikimedia’s technical areas - as code creators, maintainers, translators, technical writers and other technical roles. You can come with a project in mind, join an existing project, or create something new with others. The choice is yours! Newcomers are welcome. If you have any accessibility or translation requests, please contact joris.quarshie@azubiafrica.org.

When will the event take place?

Ans: The event will be held on 22nd July and 23rd July,2022. The event will be hosted between the hours of 10:00 to 15:00 UTC

Where will the event take place?

Ans: The 2 day hackathon will primarily be held at the OFWA Premises, opposite Bosphorus, Labone. The Code of Conduct for Wikimedia's Technical Spaces will be in effect throughout the event and discussion channels. Please have a look at it and ensure you are willing and able to follow it.

What will I benefit from Participating?

Ans: By participating in the Hackathon, you have the opportunity to work on issues that matter to you and advance your skills/experience while joining this regional, diverse and inclusive team of contributors and the African Wikimedia Technical team members.

What exactly will participants be doing?

Participants will be contributing to open discussions, improving and translating technical documentations, participating in exercises on wikimedia data,learning the skill of using Phabricator for project management and etc.

How can I participate in the Hackathon?

In other to participate, kindly add your name and details to the participant list. Join us at the event venue or virtually using this link. For further clarification on how to participate, kindly email: joris.quarshie@azubiafrica.org

Guide for community hackathon participantsEdit

This community hackathon is open to anyone who is interested in contributing to code, documentation and translations. By participating in the Hackathon, you have the opportunity to work on issues that matter to you and advance your skills/experience while joining this community, diverse and inclusive team of contributors and the African Wikimedia Developers team members. For this community hackathon, we are introducing the following contribution areas: Website, Security, Front-end, Back-end, Documentation and Translation. Interested participants who are will like to know more about the required skills needed to contribute to this community hackathon can refer to the sections below this page. Kindly leave a message on the discussion page.If you have any concerns or questions related to this page.