Brighton Hackathon 2011

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The Brighton Hackathon 2011 was an event designed to allow developers to come together to work on Wikimedia-related projects (including MediaWiki), and to squash bugs. It was held in Brighton, England, 19th-20th November 2011. You can get an overview of the city on WikiTravel.

Venue[edit | edit source]

The Skiff.

We'll be meeting at:

The Skiff
6 Gloucester Street
Brighton BN1 4EW
United Kingdom
bookings@theskiff.org
http://www.theskiff.org/ (getting there)

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Part of the schedule was created during the event, putting in lightning talks.

Friday 18th[edit | edit source]

 
Evening Table booked at Lange Lees for 6.30PM
Night

Saturday 19th[edit | edit source]

10am Sign in & Late registrations
10:30am Opening Presentation
10:40am onwards TBA
Evening Social activity
9.00PM Venue Kickout

Sunday 20th[edit | edit source]

10am onwards TBA
4:30pm Closing presentation and cleanup
5pm Closing
Evening Social activity


Attendees[edit | edit source]

Note: This list is not up to date. There were 11 registered attendees on 17 November 2011.

Registered
Unregistered
  • AlisonW (depending on exact location & start time)
  • Rich Farmbrough 09:41, 30 August 2011 (UTC). (provisional)
  • Spike (very provisional)
  • Add your name here if you're intending to come!

Side programme[edit | edit source]

Volunteers[edit | edit source]

Topics[edit | edit source]

Here are the things we want to focus on at the hackathon, feel free to add anything you would like to work on to this list:

Getting there[edit | edit source]

Train[edit | edit source]

Brighton is on the south coast of England with fast rail services to London Victoria, London Bridge, Kings Cross-St Pancras (for Eurostar), and Bedford

Air[edit | edit source]

London Gatwick Airport is midway between London and Brighton with a fast train connection to Brighton. You can get informations about train tickets at the airport website: http://www.gatwickairport.com/transport/trains/

Accommodation[edit | edit source]

Brighton has a wide variety of hotels, here are a few selected ones with internet connection:

Contact[edit | edit source]

  • mail: lewiscawte@googlemail.com
  • Panic Phone for emergencies: +44 7767043187 (only during the event)
  • Logistics: Lewis Cawte

Any questions?[edit | edit source]

  1. Do I have to be a member of Wikimedia UK?
    No, this is open to all. However if you would like to join Wikimedia UK and get involved in other projects like this or start your own, you can do so here
  2. What do I need to bring?
    You need to bring a laptop, although it would be helpful if you could bring spare powercables etc., too.
  3. What's happening for lunch?
    Lunch will be provided at the event on both days, however you are welcome to bring your own food if you please. There is a microwave, sink, kettle and hot water urn available.
  4. Are there any side events in the evenings?
    There are trips to pubs and meals going on. This is going to be run similarly to an unconference in that sense.