ChickTech High School Kickoff 2017

ChickTech crew at Wikimedia Foundation

Wikimedia's Developer Relations is organizing a 2-day workshop around Google Code-in for high school students of the Chicktech organization b/w December 9-10th, 2017 in San Francisco (657 Bryant Street). 

ChickTech focuses on students who have the aptitude to be technical but do not consider themselves to be. The goal of this workshop is to help high school students accomplish a mix of coding and non-coding Google Code-in tasks, and get excited about contributing to Wikimedia and open source.

More details about the application process:

Event schedule[edit]

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Time Activity Leader
8:00am - 9:30am Registration & Breakfast ChickTech volunteers
9:30am - 10:30am Welcome, keynote speaker, icebreaker ChickTech volunteers
10:00am - 10:30am * Icebreaker activity

* ChickTech High School Pre-survey (link)

10:30am - 12:30pm Workshop session #1

* Introduction to Wikimedia, Open Source and Google Code-in (slides)

12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch & mingling ChickTech volunteers
1:30pm - 3:30pm Workshop session #2

* Some web development basics   

3:30pm - 3:45pm Break & Snacks ChickTech volunteers
3:45pm - 4:45pm Workshop session #3

* Pick your favorite Wikipedia article and make

small edits to it

* Experienced Wiki editor: Checkingfax (Wayne Calhoon)

* Wikipedia editor: Quantumavik

4:45pm - 5:00pm Cleanups and Leave ChickTech volunteers

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Time Activity Leader
8:00am - 9:30am Registration & Breakfast Chicktech volunteers
9:30am - 10:15am Welcome, keynote speaker Chicktech volunteers
10:15am - 12:30pm Workshop session #4

* Agenda for the day and getting started with IRC

* Writing user scripts on Wikipedia   

Srishti & Suchakra
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch and mingling Chicktech volunteers
1:30pm - 3:30pm Workshop session #5

* Writing user scripts on Wikipedia

* How to continue working on tasks

* ChickTech high school post-survey (link)

Srishti & Suchakra
3:30pm - 4:00pm Demo prep + snacks / Guest arrive Wikimedia + ChickTech volunteers
4:00pm - 4:45pm Tech showcase Chicktech volunteers
4:45pm - 5:00pm Prize giveaways + wrap-up Chicktech volunteers

Pre-requisites for the workshop[edit]