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Wikimedia Hackathon 2019

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17 - 19 May, 2019 | Prague

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

The Hackathon will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, from May 17th-19th, 2019.

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.


Friendly Space Policy and Code of Conduct

All participants in the Hackathon are expected to respect and abide by the Wikimedia Friendly Space Policy and the Code of Conduct for technical spaces. Individuals not cooperating with these policies may be asked to leave the event.

Information for newcomers!

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.

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Hackathon Focus Areas

  • New editor experiences
  • Mobile contributions to Wikimedia Commons
  • Tool for teaching with Wikipedia

Organizing Team

Information for Attendees

Interested in attending the 2019 Hackathon? 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.

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

previous edition: Wikimedia Hackathon 2018