Wikimedia Hackathon 2022

The Wikimedia Hackathon was a free, online event to work together on technical projects, learn new skills, and meet other technical contributors.

The Hackathon is live!

Don't forget, all participants must follow the Code of Conduct for Wikimedia's Technical Spaces and Friendly Space Policy.

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Who is the Hackathon for?

The Hackathon brings together technical contributors around the world, from code creators, maintainers, translators, designers, to technical writers and other roles. Newcomers are welcome!

Add yourself to the participants list to share your interests with others.

How to participate?

There are many ways to participate:

When and where is the Hackathon?

The Hackathon is May 20–22, 2022. It's happening:

Hacking can happen at any hour of the day. Most events will happen from and each day. For more information, see the schedule.

What else to know?

Coordination team edit

This committee will be coordinating the organization of this year's Hackathon. Feel free to reach out to us on wiki if you need our support!

Local Meetup Grants edit

Local Meetup Grant Applications have closed!

We invite technical community members and affiliates to apply for Rapid Fund grants to host local meetups during or around the Hackathon. Grants can be between 500 and 5,000 USD. Please note that we cannot go above 5,000 USD per grant, so plan accordingly. The deadline to apply was March 27, 2022. This is a quick turn-around, so note that proposals do not have to be extensive or complex.

Examples of requests include:

  • Food for community meetups before, during, or after the online Hackathon (please keep meetups within a month of the Hackathon dates).
  • Venue rental for attendees.
  • Transportation or commuting expenses.
  • Scholarships to help local community members attend, which can include data packages, childcare costs, or transportation.
  • A pre-Hackathon workshop to introduce newcomers or provide tutorials for experienced developers.
  • The Foundation offers this list of eligible expenses (for example, you can use this grant money to pay for direct expenses like supplies, but you cannot use funds to pay for an event coordinator). You cannot pay honorariums to speakers you have at your events but you can give material gifts (gift cards, etc.).
  • Note that at this moment, in-person meetups of 10 people or fewer can be held without extra approval; if your meetup will be larger please follow the steps listed for Risk Assessment.


  • Proposals should support the achievement of Wikimedia’s mission and be related to the Hackathon (this cannot support edit-a-thon projects for example).
  • There are some countries to which the Foundation cannot disburse funds. If you have been ineligible for WMF funds through other opportunities, please email to verify your eligibility for this application.
  • Both individuals and organizations are welcome to apply.
  • Someone in your group must have access to a bank account which can receive international wire transfers.
  • The Code of Conduct for Wikimedia's Technical Spaces will be in effect throughout the event, on all platforms and at local meetups. Please have a look at it and ensure you are willing and able to follow it.

Scholarship Stipends edit

Scholarship applications have closed!

The Wikimedia Foundation provides stipends to support individuals attending the 2022 Wikimedia Hackathon. Applications were due April 1. Individuals can apply to cover Hackathon-related expenses such as:

  • childcare services (or similar family services)
  • data packages
  • administrative or operational costs to distribute funds to community members
  • small hardware expenses to support access
  • other relevant purchases.

All stipends are $100 USD, with an added $25 USD for related bank fees.

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