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Wikimedia Hackathon 2019/Program

< Wikimedia Hackathon 2019
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17 - 19 May, 2019 | Prague

The Wikimedia Hackathon is run as an unconference which means that most sessions are proposed at or just before the event.

We will have some pre-planned orientation sessions for newcomers so please check this page again later.

Wikimedia Hackathon 2016 participant plays the piano in Jerusalem.
Participants at work at the Wikimedia Hackathon 2015 in Lyon.

Contents

Focus areasEdit

Participants are completely free to choose their project(s) during the event but we propose several areas of special interest for this year's hackathon. They reflect some of the main challenges faced by local Wikimedia communities, projects and organisations:

  1. New editor experiences | All new Wikipedia editors must learn the technical side of MediaWiki environment, which has over years become more complex and sometimes less intuitive. Findings in this field were recently summarized in New Editor Experiences reports (and taken over by the Growth team). Some are of technical nature and could inspire participants of this year's hackathon to improve the technical environment used by thousands of editors worldwide.
  2. Mobile contributions to Wikimedia Commons | Taking pictures for Wikipedia is one of the simplest ways of contributing. We have a fantastic team of volunteer developers from all over the world working on the Wikimedia Commons mobile android app. A lot of work still remains to improve code quality, add some of the most requested new features and promote the app among potential users. We need a team with a very diverse set of skills to keep making this app better.
  3. Tool for teaching with Wikipedia | The Program & Events Dashboard is a tool used to administer Wikipedia courses – allowing students to enrol, list Wikipedia articles they work on and collect feedback, among other things. However, the tool does not always get the attention it deserves. We will work with the Wikipedia Education community to define the most pressing issues of this tool, meaning your work will be extremely appreciated by teachers all over the world.


Phabricator WorkboardEdit

Do you have a project idea, training topic idea or session idea? Add it to our Phabricator workboard: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/tag/wikimedia-hackathon-2019/

Daily ScheduleEdit

Thursday, 16 May:Edit

Participants arrive into Prague

Friday, 17 May: Hackathon startsEdit

Gallery NTK Balling Hall Education center 2NP Computer Room 01 3NP Computer Room 02 3NP Cafe
Two story hacking space Auditorium. 196 seats (with power) + 50 balcony seats. a/v system 30 person flex space with projector, sound system and smartboard Classroom setup, 30-50 people, projector, sound system, whiteboards Classroom setup, 30-50 people, projector, sound system, whiteboards TBD
0900 Hacking Space
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Saturday, 18 May: Hacking all day!Edit

Gallery NTK Balling Hall Education center 2NP Computer Room 01 3NP Computer Room 02 3NP Cafe
Two story hacking space Auditorium. 196 seats (with power) + 50 balcony seats. a/v system 30 person flex space with projector, sound system and smartboard Classroom setup, 30-50 people, projector, sound system, whiteboards Classroom setup, 30-50 people, projector, sound system, whiteboards TBD
0900 Hacking Space
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1700+ This space open until 10pm

Sunday, 19 May: Hacking & Hackathon closingEdit

Gallery NTK Balling Hall Education center 2NP Computer Room 01 3NP Computer Room 02 3NP Cafe
Two story hacking space Auditorium. 196 seats (with power) + 50 balcony seats. a/v system 30 person flex space with projector, sound system and smartboard Classroom setup, 30-50 people, projector, sound system, whiteboards Classroom setup, 30-50 people, projector, sound system, whiteboards TBD
0900 Hacking Space
1000
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1700+ This space open until 10pm

Monday, 20 May: Participants leave PragueEdit