Wikimedia Hackathon 2019/Register and Attend

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17–19 May, 2019 | Prague

Wikimedia Hackathon 2018 (Barcelona) group photo

Registration edit

The regular registration will be open as long as number of participants will not extend the full capacity of venue (please see the button below).

There is no participation fee to enroll to hackathon, however registration is necessary.

Scholarship registration was closed for those applicants on 8 January, 2019.

In case you have any questions regarding the registration process, please contact us via hackathon

Please note that all participants of the Hackathon are expected to respect and abide by the Wikimedia Friendly Space Policy and the Code of Conduct for Wikimedia technical spaces. We intend to provide a positive, productive, and welcoming environment for all participants, so Individuals not cooperating with these policies may be asked to leave the event.

Register now

Call for Volunteers edit

What? edit

Do you want to be a part of an amazing experience at Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 in Prague? We're looking for highly motivated volunteers and teams to help us organize:

  • Info/Registration team
  • Side activities (social events)
  • Catering team
  • Event help team (problem solving)
  • Video
  • IT team
  • Social media team
  • Marketing
  • … your ideas and suggestions welcomed!
Why? edit

You will gain experience from organizing an international hackathon event with +200 participants. This is a great opportunity to network, meet like-minded people and find out what 48-hour-hackathons are made of!

By volunteering at a GovHack event you support a civic society and digital, collaborative knowledge projects and help run a super fun event for community from all over the world.

Depending on your time commitment you can join an organising team or just volunteer at the event


  • Participation in the event.
  • Meals during the hackathon.
  • Participation in social events.
  • An opportunity to network to leading researchers and to the other students.
  • Additional benefits may be available.
  • T-shirt.

Sign up now and help us to make an unforgettable hackathon weekend happen! We can provide you with a volunteer diploma if needed. The main language is English but in some tasks (e.g. some/info/marketing/etc) in Czech.

How? edit

Application form here

Inquiries: contact us on hackathon

International scholarships edit

Application deadline was in January 2019

By using the registration form above you are asked whether you want to apply for a scholarship for participating in the Wikimedia Hackathon 2019. Our international scholarships are designed to cover your travel expenses, hotel expenses or both.

An international scholarship committee (which consists of representatives from the Wikimedia Foundation, Wikimedia Deutschland and Wikimedia Czech Republic) decides about the scholarship requests. These scholarships are funded by the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia Deutschland.

The scholarship committee will review scholarship applications and rank participants based on the following criteria: technical background/background working with Wikimedia technology, participants ability to contribute to the events focus areas, geographic diversity, activity within WMCZ community/local to Czechia, plan for the hackathon (if not related to the Wikimedia Hackathon focus areas), newcomers to Wikimedia with background in free and open source projects.

The deadline for applying for a scholarship was 8th of January 2019, the scholarship process is now closed.

We are aiming to announce the first round of scholarship approvals by 19 February. We will do our best to meet that deadline and if it is not possible we will update this page.

Details on scholarships by Wikimedia affiliates will be added later

Scholarship Committee edit