Are you interested in technology? Can you work with spreadsheets or do you learn / work in other areas with databases or software and do you want to improve your skills? Then you are invited to register for the Wiki TechStorm.
The Wiki Techstorm was a medium sized hackathon in the Netherlands on October 26th & 27th in 2018.
Wikimedia Netherlands has a longstanding history organising hackathons and GLAM camps. Previous events were held in 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011.
The Women Techstorm part I was a small woman-only hackathon (non-binary welcome), that was held in the Netherlands in 2018 from 10-12 May. The Wiki Techstorm was the follow-up event, to which first all 22 participants from Part I were invited. The Wiki Techstorm was bigger and open to all genders: we aimed for an equal representation of all genders and backgrounds.
We offered all attendees lunch on Friday and Saturday and dinner at Friday. We could not reimburse travel- or accommodation costs: please turn to your local chapter, the Foundation or a third party if you need such.
Registration Registrations have been closed. We invited 50 people to join us in this open Techstorm, to come and learn at the National Library in the Hague. Registration did not guarantee a place at the Wiki Techstorm; a selection has been made from all submissions. Confirmations of attendance have been send, please check your mailbox.
To participate, you do not have to be some ICT genius. We are looking for women, men and non-binary people with an interest in ICT at all levels of experience. Are you interested in this work and can you work with spreadsheets (e.g. LibreOffice Calc), or do you learn and work in other areas with databases or software? Or do you work on or with the Wikimedia project professionally, for instance in a GLAM institute? Do not hesitate to register and indicate where your interest lies. Together we can work on the sum of all knowledge! Participation is free of charge and it includes entrance and meals.
The venue can easily be reached by public transport:
NS Train to The Hague City Centre. If you're travelling from Schiphol Airport, you can buy a ticket to Den Haag Centraal from Schiphol. This will cost €8.50. The train runs every 15 min and will take approximately 30 minutes. See ns.nl schedules)
At The Hague Central Station there will be signs to direct you to the National Library. It is at approximately 5 minutes walking located from the train station. See map.
Friday October 26
0845 - 0930
Registration and welcome at the KB
0930 - 1000
Welcome & Introduction
1000 - 1030
Introduction to Phabricator
1045 - 1245
Workshop Introduction to Wikidata
Workshop Introduction to Python and Pywikibot
1245 - 1430
Hacking (and Lunch!)
1430 - 1630
Workshop Introduction to Wikibase
Workshop Getting started with Commons Android app development
1800 - 1900
1930 - 2200
Late night hacking
Saturday October 27
0900 - 1200
1030 - 1200
Workshop Workshop Batch uploading files to Wikimedia Commons. Getting started with Pattypan