African WikiMedia Technical Community - OFWA Hackathon


Announcing the 2022 African WikiMedia Technical Community- OFWA Hackathonǃ[edit]

The African WikiMedia Technical Community- OFWA Hackathon will take place on 23rd and 24th July, 2022. The Hackathon will be held in person and will host developers, translators, testers and technical documentation writers.

A cat chewing on a computer wire
A cat-hacker

Who: The Hackathon is for anyone who contributes (or wants to contribute) to Wikimedia’s technical areas - as code creators, maintainers, translators, technical writers and other technical roles. You can come with a project in mind, join an existing project, or create something new with others. The choice is yours! Newcomers are welcome. If you have any accessibility or translation requests, please contact

What: A Wikimedia Hackathon is a space for the technical community to come together and work together on technical projects, learn from each other, and make new friends as well as find ways to solve existing problems.

When: 23rd and 24th July, 2022 The event will be hosted between the hours of 10:00 to 15:00 UTC.

Where: The 2 day hackathon will primarily be held at the OFWA Office at Labone, opposite Bosphorus. The Code of Conduct for Wikimedia's Technical Spaces will be in effect throughout the event and discussion channels. Please have a look at it and ensure you are willing and able to follow it.

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Coordination team[edit]

This committee will be coordinating the organization of this year's Hackathon. Feel free to reach out to us on wiki if you need our support!