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 "Local Fundraising and Recruiting"
- content of the previous Hackathons page (as it was before June 30), chapter "The Wikimedia Hackathon Model" (for content on different groups of newcomers)
- new content I created by myself, drawn from experiences of organizing previous hackathons, especially the Wikimedia Hackathon 2017 Vienna and its pre-hackathons.
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!