India Hackathon 2011/Schedule notes

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Morning plenary session (9:30-10:30)[edit | edit source]

Session description[edit | edit source]

  • Goal 1: Communicate key hackathon themes and goals
  • Goal 2: Equip attendees with base level knowledge to help them get to productivity ASAP
  • Will be followed by people signing up into teams, from proposed topics or newly proposed ones
  • Additional teaching will be done as part of group activity; we may want to set up some additional focused tutorials on more complex topics (e.g. Intro to Phonegap)

Structure[edit | edit source]

SMS & USSD Development Intro session (10:30-10:45)[edit | edit source]

Session description[edit | edit source]

  • Intro to SMS/USSD using Praekelt's vumi
    • Restrictions on SMS & USSD
    • How to be involved in the dev work
  • Intro to Wikipedia on SMS via txtweb, Intuit
    • Mass usage of Wikipedia SMS app on txtWeb
    • How to develop on txtWeb and contribute more on the Wikipedia app

Groups Day 1[edit | edit source]

I18N[edit | edit source]

  • Font delivery: 6 people - (Siebrand)
  • Font testing: 4 people - (Pravin)
  • On-screen keyboard: 5 people - (Amir)
  • Indic language support matrix: 4 people - (Gerard/Siebrand)
  • Incubator/Narayam support: 3 people - (Niklas)
  • UI for language selection: 4 people - (Brandon)

Mobile[edit | edit source]

  • Potentially: Contribution - 2 people
  • Zero - 1 person
  • SMS/txtweb - 6 people (Amit)
  • Mobile UI - 5 people (Phil)
  • wikipedia.org for mobile 2 people (Patrick)
  • Android app - 4 people (Tomasz)

Offline[edit | edit source]

Emmanuel, please put notes here :-)

Other ideas[edit | edit source]

  • smsspeak UI
  • Wikipedia Television

Groups Day 2[edit | edit source]

I18N[edit | edit source]

  • Font evaluation: 7 people (Santhosh)
  • On-screen keyboard: 5 people - (Amir)
  • Language support teams and CLDR evaluation: 4 people (Gerard)
  • Narayam improvements: 4 people (Santhosh/Robin)
  • UI for language selection: 3 people - (Brandon)

Mobile[edit | edit source]

  • Zero - 1 person
  • SMS/txtweb/setting up vumi on Wikimedia Labs - 3 people (Amit)
  • Mobile UI - 5 people (Phil)
  • wikipedia.org for mobile 2 people (Patrick)
  • Android app - 4 people (Tomasz)

Offline[edit | edit source]

  • Kiwix improvements: localization, introduction to Kiwix development - 3 people (Emmanuel)

Other[edit | edit source]

  • Bug smashing - 4 people - Sumana

Other ideas[edit | edit source]

  • smsspeak UI
  • Wikipedia Television


Notes[edit | edit source]

Range of skills

  • PHP: 16
  • JS: 8-10
  • Mobile: 7-8
  • iOS: 3
  • Android: 5
  • PhoneGap: 2
  • MediWiki: 15
  • Extensions: 3-4
  • GIT: 10+
  • GitHub: 5-7
  • SVN: 10+
  • No VCS use: 0

Day 1 outcomes[edit | edit source]

As presented by group/project leads:

  • Santhosh: We tested the Lohit family of fonts for coverage. We found some of the bugs, and we updated the version of the fonts used in WebFonts. See etherpad:LohitFonts
  • Amir:
    • New Narayam keyboard mappings: Marathi, Urdu, Punjabi
    • On-screen keyboard
  • Niklas: Narayam ready for Wikimedia Incubator, Wikimedia Mobile ready for translation
  • Gerard: Indic language matrix updated
  • Emmanuel:
    • Kiwix translation sprint: 4 new Indic languages added
  • Phil/Tomasz/Patrick:
    • Tutorials on Phonegap and MobileFrontend
    • Initial implementation of WP Zero
    • git tutorials
    • Getting ready for Wikipedia USSD prototype
  • Brandon:
    • Language selection prototypes developed
  • SMS support for Wikipedia -- making it easier to get selections of content. Specs are done.
  • txtweb plugin for "Did you know" articles from Main Page done
  • Spec for mobile phone translation UI done
  • ShortURL extension improvements
  • Coding challenge mobile photo uploader backported to Android 2.2

Day 2 outcomes[edit | edit source]

As presented by the project leads

  • SMS/txtWeb group
    • User can get crisp infobox details of an article.
    • TOC(Table of contents) implementation. User sends @wiki keyword -toc and it renders the table of contents as SMS links, which user can go deeper into by replying with letter links - WIP
    • Summary - Intelligent summary of a wikipedia page on SMS - WIP
  • Mobile (Phil)
    • Ideas around changing the user interface developed into mockups
      • "Related random page" -- show random page that's related to the current one
      • "What links here" -- ranking them by pageviews, by ratings, etc.
    • Wikipedia Zero prototype implemented in MobileFrontend
    • Android app (photo uploader and official app) ported to 2.2.
    • Share with feature MobileFrontend / Android app
    • New mobile landing page
  • Input methods (Santhosh)
    • Tons of new input methods added
    • Fonts updated and default fixed based on feedback
  • Wikipedia over USSD (Jeremy)
    • Prototype built, needs some cleanup and API support
  • On-screen keyboard
    • Protoype built in Narayam
  • Language selection
    • New UI prototypes developed, will be posted soon
  • Kiwix
    • New localizations