Mail: sumanah at wikimedia dot org
Thanks for your great interviews with Victor and Matthew!
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.
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At the Hackathon
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.
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
is a coworking and hacking space in downtown San Francisco, California USA. pariSoma
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.