Wikimedia Hackathon 2015/Mobile apps


The Wikimedia Apps team will participate in the Wikimedia Hackathon 2015 in Lyon, France 23-25 May.

The team would love to collaborate with you on Wikimedia apps. Your contributions will benefit millions of people using Wikimedia apps such as Wikipedia for Android and Wikipedia for iOS.

Adam Baso, iOS Engineer
Adam Baso, iOS (Blog, Twitter)
Monte Hurd, iOS StackOverflow GitHub
Brian Gerstle, iOS StackOverflow GitHub Twitter
Corey Floyd, iOS StackOverflow Twitter GitHub
Bernd Sitzmann, Android
Dmitry Brant, Android (Blog, StackOverflow, GitHub, Twitter)
Kristen Lans, Scrummaster
Dan Garry, Product Manager (GitHub)
Vibha Bamba, Designer
Elena, QA Analytst

What we will do[edit]

We will build a Wikipedia Lite app for Android, add article short description editing on iOS, and more:

How to prepare[edit]


Register for the hackathon (free registration, and if you like you can book paid accommodation at the same time)


Laptop: Linux, Windows, or Mac OS laptop equipped with the latest stable operating system.

Git: Install Git with the operating system-specific de facto method (e.g., on Mac OS it is part of Xcode).

Mobile devices:

For Android development, we recommend bringing a device that officially supports Android OS 5 Lollipop and has it installed.

For iOS development, we recommend use of a device that officially supports iOS 8 and has it installed. Remember your USB-to-iOS device cables.

Power: Bring adapters, cables, and converters suitable for France.

We'll have a bootstrapping session, but it's best to prepare ahead of time with the following instructions for Android and iOS.


Know Java? Great, then


Find us[edit]

Looking for us? Our pictures, with links to our online presence, are on this page.

We're also easily reachable on the mobile-l mailing list and on the #wikimedia-mobile connect IRC chat channel.

We can't wait to meet you!

One last note: at least some of us will also be at the Wikimania 2015 conference 15-19 July in Mexico City.