Last time I checked the practice of using stickers - which can and have been used for a long while now to declare preferred pronouns in our Movement events - isn't documented (here or elsewhere, for the matter).
Feel free to add it somewhere to the documentation if you like!
For our events specifically we have fill in the blank stickers and/or badges where people are welcome to add anything they would like people to know about them including pronouns, languages, hobbies, or really anything.
I made a quick demo of a footer-navbox at Template:Hackathons. Does anyone else think it would be helpful to add this to all linked pages?
I personally think would be very useful :)
Yes, very useful! I love it, thx @Quiddity (WMF)
Done. Thanks both. :)
Safety and Anti-Harassment
We should make sure the Code of Conduct is integrated correctly everywhere. I think the best thing to do is mention it concisely where appropriate here, and for organizers refer them to the training module/meta:Training modules/Keeping events safe (these are different formats of the same document) for detailed information about how to actually run a safe event (before, during, and after). I've made suggestions there (related to the CoC and otherwise).
I've boldly made some edits (to Hackathons/FAQ, Hackathons/Handbook/Team, Hackathons/Handbook/Venue (minor), Hackathons/Handbook/Emergencies, Hackathons/Handbook/Diversity (minor), Hackathons/Handbook/Manage participants, Hackathons/Handbook/Design, Hackathons/Handbook/Communicate with participants, Hackathons/Handbook/Event week, and Hackathons/Handbook/After the event), but I wanted to raise this so people can review, and in case I missed anything.
Also, per above, I would suggest Hackathons/Handbook/Emergencies be removed, pointing to meta:Training modules/Keeping events safe instead (or at least significantly shortened), to avoid redundancy (but first there is stuff that has to be moved to the training module).
Thanks for putting together this awesome guide (Vienna was a great hackathon).
Page created as part of a project to improve hackathon documentation
I created this page as part of a project to improve the documentation for hackathon organizers.
If you're interested in details, find the official project description on Phabricator: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T168458
or check out my working page/ construction site that I used to document my work for this project: User:Sonkiki/Handbook Project
Sources I used to create the content of this page:
- content of the previous Hackathons/Hackathon tips for organizers page (as it was before June 30 2017)
- content of the previous Hackathons page (as it was before June 30 2017)
- new content I created by myself, drawn from experiences of organizing previous hackathons, especially the Wikimedia Hackathon 2017 Vienna
I took from these sources and developed a new structure, in the form of "chapters" for this handbook.
This was a team effort - thanks to everybody involved!
I had lots of help from the nice people at the WMF Technical Collaboration team, especially Rachel, Nick, Quim, BenoÎt, Chris and Whatamidoing, Melody from WMF Communications and my local team at WMAT, Claudia, Annemarie and Raimund.
I hope that the new structure created in this project not only proves to be helpful, but that it will be built upon, edited, improved and extended over time – like any good wiki page should be!
I'm missing the organizer Timeline (a year of hackathon planning) here...
I've added it, but please do boldly edit this. (In any way you think improves it!)