Mail: sumanah at wikimedia dot org
Thanks for your great interviews with Victor and Matthew!
The Wikimedia Foundation is collecting stories from Wikipedia programmers, designers, users, editors and donors from around the world to better represent who Wikipedia is. Telling your story makes Wikipedia better.
Meet the community.
"If you're lost, I'll help you find help and a neat project."
"I love writing code and I can help you get started. Everyone in the MediaWiki community is super friendly. Including me!"
"I don't code to code, I write code to get stuff done."
"I am more metal than you."
Want to share your story here? Talk to us!
Links to info to get you started.
A big thank you to everyone for an amazing hackathon!
January 20-22, 2012; we brought together Wikipedia's senior coders with new developers to build applications running in Wikipedia itself, on mobile devices, or based on Wikipedia's content and data. Summary blog entry.
See the fantastic projects and more photos and videos
Erik talks about The Day We Turned Off Wikipedia
This is a free event put on by the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit that runs Wikipedia. You'll get a brief overview of all the key technologies you need, and then you'll have a weekend to build something amazing and make it open source. At the end, show it off and take the next step to get it running on our servers. Join us Friday night for drinks and conversations, and get ready for a weekend of coding. Food and drinks provided.
Topics for the Hackathon.
We'll introduce you to the following:
Tutorials will be recorded and linked here.
We're looking for projects in the following themes:
- Read: Anything that improves the reader experience, by presenting Wikipedia content in novel ways;
- Contribute: New ways to contribute content, e.g. micro-contribution apps on mobile devices;
- Analyze: Come up with novel visualizations, reports, and analysis that leverages openly available content and data.
But we're very open to your ideas as well; make a pitch at the event!
Wikimedia organizes hackathons all year, around the world. Previous hackathon events were held in Mumbai, India Nov 19&20, 2011, Brighton, UK Nov 18-20, 2011, NOLA, USA Oct 14-16, 2011, Berlin, Germany May 13-15, 2011, Amsterdam, Netherlands Jan 14, 2011, Washington DC, USA Oct 22–24, 2010.
SF attendees will include:
- Erik Moeller, Foundation VP of Engineering
- Tomasz Finc, Foundation Director of Mobile
- Sumana Harihareswara, Foundation Volunteer Development Coordinator
- Brandon Harris, Foundation Senior Designer
- Karen Rustad of OpenHatch
- Derk-Jan Hartman, MediaWiki & VLC expert
- Rusty Burchfield, entrepreneur and MediaWiki developer
- Daniel Kinzler ⇌, longtime MediaWiki developer and semantic web expert
- Lee Worden, interested in API and extension programming
- Sarah Nahm, freelance designer, interested in usability and visualizations
- brion, Foundation Senior Software Architect
- Roan Kattouw, Foundation developer, MediaWiki web API expert
- Doug Mahugh, Microsoft
- Rob Lanphier, Foundation Director of Platform Engineering
- Leslie Carr, Operations Engineer at WMF, Network and Puppet focused
- Phil Chang, Foundation Product Manager, Mobile
» January 20:
Introductions and Drinks
» January 21:
Overviews and Hacking
» January 22:
Hacking and Showcase
See you soon!
Read our friendly space policy
pariSoma is a coworking and hacking space in downtown San Francisco, California USA.
Parisoma is wheelchair accessible from a side door (that might be locked unless especially opened for you) and the first floor is flat and accessible with wide corridors between tables.
|Friday JAN 20
|1800 – 1830
|1830 – 1915
|1915 – 2000
|2000 – 2130
||Conversation & drinks
|Saturday JAN 21
|1000 – 1330
||Basics overviews (MediaWiki, web API, mobile, and JS/gadgets)
|1330 – 1430
||Lunch at pariSoma
||Labs & Toolserver talk (big room)
|day & night
|1830 – 2000
||Meet the Foundation mixer at Don Ramon's
|2000 – 2100
||Dinner at pariSoma
|Sunday JAN 22
|1000 – 1300
|1300 – 1430
||Lunch at pariSoma
|1430 – 1515
|1515 – 1600
|1600 – 1615
||Awards & photos
The schedule is mostly set but might shift.
Foundation: Visiting San Francisco
Information may be updated as the event date approaches.