Wikimedia Hackathon 2018/Participants

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18 – 20 May 2018 | Barcelona

Participants edit

Add yourself to the Participants list!

Do you have suggestions for how we can improve the event? edit

Please add your ideas at phab:T194056!

Teams edit

Friendly Space Team! edit

All representatives of the Friendly Space Team and Emergency Team will be wearing red bands around the hackathon. Please find any of us at any time and talk about your concerns. You are also welcome to make reports by sending an email (which will stay confidential) to hackathon

Scholarship committee edit

You can read more about our scholarship decision process here on the Hackathon Handbook Scholarship page

Three Steps to Prepare for the Wikimedia Hackathon edit

If you want to be ready for the Wikimedia Hackathon 2018, take these three steps to be prepared!


Step 1: Review Documentation edit


This is the main wiki-page for the event: Wikimedia Hackathon 2018

There are 6 sub pages in total that you should review and read through all the links:

  • Program: schedule of sessions and events, learn how to schedule sessions of your own. Review our mentoring program page, especially if you are a newcomer or a mentor!
  • Venue & Barcelona: Photos and maps of the venue, descriptions of the rooms, details about the hotel and city.
  • Travel: General transportation and visa information
  • Participants: an editable list of all the participants and information about each participant, different ways to volunteer at the event, our organizing team, our sponsors.


During the hackathon, we use the web-based, software development collaboration tool suite Phabricator. (Learn more about Phabricator.)

This is the main work-board: where you can view possible projects, sessions, skill shares and other hackathon activities. You can add a task to the work-board by going to that task, clicking the "Add Action…" dropdown, choosing "Change Project Tags", type the Hackathon's project tag, choosing it from the autocompletion offers, and clicking the "Submit" button. Feel also free to set yourself as the assignee of that task if you 'feel responsible' that task: Click the "Add Action…" dropdown, choose "Assign / Claim", type your user name, choose it from the autocompletion offers, and click the "Submit" button.


Step 2: Connect & Setup edit

  • Join IRC: This is the main communication channel that our developer community uses.
  • Join our Telegram Group Chat: To enhance the social experience among participants, we have created a Telegram Group Chat "Wikimedia Hackathon" @wmhack, which everyone can join via

Step 3: Meet & Introduce edit

  • Add yourself to the Participant List. If you are already on it, please check again and edit accordingly. Add or edit: 
    • your name / nickname
    • your contact details (website, github, twitter, etc.) and your experience with programming and your interests for the weekend! (E.g.: I have experience with Python, and am interested in working on a project about Wikidata for the weekend).  
    • If you are a newcomer who would like to to join the mentoring program, write "YES" in the according column
  • Introduce yourself on Telegram and IRC - just say hi!
  • Ask any remaining questions on Telegram and IRC, contact other participants directly or contact the team via hackathon
  • Subscribe to any hackathon related Phabricator tasks you might be interested or create your own task.
  • Check out our event focus areas. Read about them, contact the topic organizers and sign up!
  • Choose a task to work on at the hackathon from the list of projects in our New Developers guide.

Volunteering Program edit

We organize and co-create this event together with the help of all of the participants. If you see something to improve or a way that you can help please let us know and we will work with you!

During registration all participants opted in or out to help organizers volunteer in many different capacities at the event. You are welcome to join in to help at any point and there is no issue with opting out if you feel like you have taken on too much.

More details about getting involved in official volunteering program will be added here soon!

Here are the general volunteering areas:

  • Event photography: Take photos during the hackathon and uploading them to Wikimedia Commons.
    • Leader: Chris Koerner
  • Event blogging: Publishing your personal experiences and impression of the hackathon.
    • Leader: Srishti Sethi
  • Event host: As a host, please approach other participants proactively, especially at social events and during mealtime - make sure that nobody feels left out just because they don’t know many other participants yet.
    • Quim Gil
  • Documentation: Go around the event and help make sure people's work and projects are being recorded so that others can track what happened at the hackathon.
    • Nick Wilson
  • Showcase sign-ups: Help encourage other participants to sign up for the showcase
    • Nick Wilson
  • Technical help: Do you know a lot about Wikimedia Tech? If somebody has a technical question we would like to have a list of people who can help!
    • Srishti Sethi
  • General help: be on a list of people that organizers can approach for help with something comes up that needs doing!
    • Rachel Farrand
  • Newcomer friendly sessions: I am willing to run an informational session or small group training on a skill!
    • Rachel Farrand

Contact: hackathon

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