Wikimedia Hackathon 2017

Event Follow up

19 – 21 May 2017 | Vienna, Austria



Venue & Vienna



Register & Attend!

Vienna welcomes you!
Our venue: JUFA Wien City
Our venue: JUFA Wien City

Official post-event report from WMAT

Lessons Learned from participant's feedback

The Wikimedia Hackathon is a major event that brings together developers from all around the world to improve the technological infrastructure of Wikipedia, particularly the MediaWiki platform on which it is based, and the Wikimedia code development.

This is your opportunity to meet the Wikimedia tech community, learn about the technologies and projects that power Wikipedia and thousands of other MediaWiki based websites and propose or join a demo-able project to hack on during the event.

Developers new to Wikimedia and tech-curious editors are also welcome!

Just bring your laptop, ideas, and energy to contribute – we promise a great event, cool atmosphere and an inspiring venue! We also want to make the event family friendly, so check out our family room and childcare options in case you want to bring your loved ones.

What is a hackathon?

Wikimedia hackathons are generally collaborative computer programming events which specifically focus on technologies and projects powering Wikipedia and thousands of MediaWiki installations. Wikimedia hackathons are essentially large development community meetups that attract many developers and designers who care deeply about the issues and technology impacting MediaWiki and the Wikimedia projects. You will get a chance to work together with other developers, designers and Wikimedians, in a productive, fun, and supportive environment.
Learn more:

Phabricator workboards:
Wikimedia-Hackathon-2017 (you can add your own hackathon projects here)
Wikimedia-Hackathon-2017-Organization (check out what the organizers are working on)

Wikimedia Hackathon 2017 playlist

Interested in attending the 2017 hackathon in Vienna? Or do you plan to send tech-savvy volunteers in order to build your local engineering community? Do you have ideas that we should incorporate into our hackathon? Get in touch with us.

This e-mail address can be used for all inquiries or questions regarding the event.

previous edition: Wikimedia Hackathon 2016 | Hackathon 2017 bid by Wikimedia Österreich: phab:T127050 (decision process)