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), chapter Pre-Hackathon Timeline and Checklist
- content relevant to hackathons from the Wikimania Handbook, chapter Timeline and planning
- inspiration for formatting and content from the great User:Whatamidoing and her timeline (with vegetables!) https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Whatamidoing_(WMF)/Sandbox
- new content I created by myself, drawn from experiences of organizing previous hackathons, especially the Wikimedia Hackathon 2017 Vienna
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!