Wikimedia Hackathon 2017/Participants
Add to or edit your information as you like. The intention of this page it to enable participants to begin coordinating on projects with each other in advance of the hackathon. Use the participant provided contact channels and/or the telegram group (join via bit.ly/joinwmhackchat)
|Name||Comments & Contact Information||Are you a newcomer who would like to join the mentoring program?|
|_joe_||I work in the ops team at the WMF, I'm happy to collaborate on infrastructural hacks. You can find me on freenode, nick _joe_|
|0x010C||French Wikipedia admin, photographer, gadget developer, experience in JS, python and Lua.
Interested by continuing to develop JS gadgets using the Kartographer extension.
IRC: kiwi_0x010C on freenode ⋅ Github: 0x010C ⋅ Twitter: @0x010C
|1Veertje / Vera de Kok||Wikimedia Commons admin, event photography, Wiki Loves Monuments, web scraping|
|Research, science, machine learning, intelligent wiki tools, mentoring newcomers|
|Ad Huikeshoven||Dutch Wikipedia (nl.wp) editor. Play with, and test Vagrant (roles). On Dutch Wikipedia the multiple slug (phab:T107745) or excessive whitespace in Visual Edit mode blocks furher adoption of VE. Looking forward to meet people how to tackle this problem, for example specifying a project and raising external funds through a grant application to outsource coding.|
|Alangi Derick||Twitter: AlangiDerick, Github: https://github.com/ch3nkula, IRC nick on Freenode: d3r1ck|
Wikipedian Passionate about Free Knowledge, Linux, Open Source, Nature, Diversity... email: rucaj.d@gmail twitter contact: @RucajDenisa
|Amir Sarabadani (User:Ladsgroup, Amir1@IRC)||Wikidata, ORES, mediawiki, OOUI, Colors, pywikibot|
|Andre Č. Klapper
Phabricator | Technical Community Metrics
|Technical Collaboration; Phabricator; Technical Community Metrics|
|Andrew Bogott||I am an Operations Engineer for Wikimedia Labs|
|Antonio J. Roa-Valverde||Cofounder of the Droidhood Foundation. Experience with Android and Python. I have worked with Wiktionary previously and would like to continue working on it if possible. @6020peaks||YES|
|Arzhel||New network engineer at WMF; XioNoX on IRC|
|Avner Kantor||Research, Analytics|
|Software engineer at WMF Editing department. I work on VisualEditor and boring user interface stuff. I used to write gadgets and tools and such. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, MatmaRex on IRC|
|Bernd "bearND" Sitzmann||Node.js services, Reading infrastructure, Android apps|
|Birgit Müller, Wikimedia Deutschland||Community Communications Manager at WMDE's software development department, contact via talk page or on IRC: Birgit_WMDE|
|Brad Jorsch / Anomie|
|Brian Wolff - [[User:Bawolff]]|
|Brion Vibber||MediaWiki core stuff! Video stuff!|
BDavis (WMF) / bd808
|Interested in helping people having problems with MediaWiki-Vagrant, Labs, Tool Labs. Ask me about writing documentation!|
|Carolyn Li-Madeo, WMF||iOS Designer on WMF's Reading team. On IRC as climadeo and phabr as cmadeo.|
|Chelsy Xie, Wikimedia Foundation||Data Analyst in WMF's Discovery department|
|C̡̰h̯̙͜r̮̻̱̼̪is̸̘̦̟̻ ҉̫̩̠K͏̱o̜̮̹̱̱̩͟e̷͕̩͉̣̩̯̹r͖̠̫̪̹͝n̗̥̣̤͙̰̟e̷͔r̠͍̲||Community and MediaWiki nerd who loves meeting new folks - feel free to email me if you'd like to chat ckoernerwikimedia.org|
|CirrusSearch||Working on the CirrusSearch extension|
|Clemens||Software Engineer - email@example.com|
|Corey Floyd||Apps, Services, Mobile, Notifications|
|Cristina||Interested in publishing practices, automation, collaborative software|
|Dafna the Cool||I write bots using the pywikibot API that unify the appearance of the Hebrew Wiktionary. I also like playing chess.|
|Analytics team at WMF, data, visualization, community backlogs and metrics, UI/UX.|
Wikidata / ArchCom
|Principal Platform Engineer at Wikimedia Germany|
Wikimedia and research
|interested in the interactions between Wikimedia and research;
@EvoMRI on Twitter
|Danny B. | making contributing easier™||gadgets, scripts, stylesheets, modules, structured data, datamining and further tools|
WMF Community Tech
|Sr Product Manager for the WMF Community Tech team|
User:TheDJ / @dj_hartman
|I am a part time master's student, software engineer, open source enthusiast, wikidata item editor, mediawiki translator, sinhala wikipedia article writer and newcomer to wikimedia mobile development. I am also a quora answer writer and most viewed in "Open Source Projects" and "Google Summer of Code''.
Twitter: @sandarumk Wikimedia: Sandaru LinkedIn: https://lk.linkedin.com/in/sandarumk Github: https://github.com/sandarumk
|Dmitry Brant (User:DBrant (WMF))||If you're interested in user experience on mobile devices (especially Android), offline access, and the future of contributions on mobile, come and find me!|
|Elena Tonkovidova (WMF) QA||QA Analyst|
|Elisabeth Ripper||Cofounder to the Droidhood Foundation. Experience with Python. @DroidhoodOrg||YES|
|CirrusSearch, Machine Learning|
|Erika Bjune | WMF|
|Faidon Liambotis||Technical Operations, IRC: paravoid|
|i18n, crosswiki, community, translatewiki.net, WMIT. Find me on IRC. See also the mentoring page ideas.
I'm staying at the i18n table in the Gurkerl room (first table in the second room upstairs).
|All-around Wikimedian and professional web developer specialized in MediaWiki. Active on the Spanish and English Wikipedia, the Spanish and English Wikiversity, Commons and MediaWiki. I contribute content, documentation, templates, software, extensions, gadgets, projects, whatever. Philosopher by training, developer by trade.|
|Florian Preinstorfer||IRC: notizblock||yes|
|Fotis||Fotis is a Computer Engineer Student and an Android Developer. He enjoys being involved in community-oriented events and attending conferences and meetups.||Yes|
|Gabriel Birke, Wikimedia Germany||WMDE Fundraising tech team, also working on technical wishes. Twitter: @chiborg, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Gabriel Wicke (gwicke)
Services @Wikimedia, REST API, distributed systems
|Managing services team @wikimedia. Happy to talk APIs, services, distributed systems.|
|Anthropology-archaeology major, frequently mistaken for an art major; conversationally fluent in German; email@example.com|
Greg (WMF) / greg-g
|Hello i am Rosalie||I am an African girl interested in Opensouce contibuting and Programing, you can say hello at firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Researcher from Brazil mainly interested in data analysis and tech community building.|
|Andrew Hughes-Onslow (kalpaitch)||Obscure PHP dev - kalpaitch.com|
|IRC: Pchelolo||WMF Services Team|
|Isaac Hutt (mhutti1) | Kiwix||Kiwix Android Developer, Student at Imperial College London|
of Wikipedmediawikiwiki Project X
|MediaWiki skin and extension developer, I am do design a wiki|
student @ upb.ro
|Student with a passion for programming and CTF games.
You can find me at email@example.com or on facebook
|James D. Forrester||Helping people build the very best tools for new and existing editors alike.|
|James Hare / Harej||Interested in online collaboration, WikiProjects, Wikidata, source metadata, puppies|
|Jan Dittrich||UX Design, (Qualitative) User Research, Statistics, opensourcedesign. Also minor HTML/CSS, R. A bit vue.js. Jan’s Github|
UX Engineer (WMF)
|Jenkins && Python|
|Jens Nauber||Libraries, Open Data, Wikidata|
|Analytics team at WMF, distributed computing and scalalibility.|
|JOE Matazzoni | WMF Collaboration Team product mgr||WMF Collaboration Team product manager. Most recent project: Edit Review Improvements, including predictive filters powered by ORES. Home: San Francisco Bay Area (Marin). Username: Jmatazzoni (WMF)|
|Wikimedia UK Communications Coordinator|
|Jonas Kress||Wikidata team|
|Jonathan Morgan, Design Researcher @ WMF||I'm a design researcher. Ask me about how to make your software more useful and usable for the audience you're building it for. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Josephine Lim||I'm the current maintainer and main developer of the Commons Android app|
HS Student from Memphis, TN
|Interested in learning as much as I can. :)
IRC - MtDu Telegram - https://t.me/mdew192837 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/justin.du.9
|Kaldari||Engineering manager for Community Tech team|
Director of Discovery and Fundraising Tech
|Kimmo Virtanen / Zache||I am fiwiki admin, coder, member of the GLAMPipe project|
|@rashiq on twitter|
|Maps, OSM, Data Analytics, renewable energy|
|I work at Travis Foundation and run Rails Girls Summer of Code — a 3-month scholarship program to support women in the Open Source community. I have a background in the visual arts and have experience with css, html, ruby, some python. Can probably also get acquainted with php if needed ;) I'd love to work on front-end tasks or something small to get me acquainted with the platform.||yes|
|Léa Lacroix (WMDE)||Community Manager for Wikidata|
|Lea Voget (WMDE)||Product Manager of the Technical Wishlist of the German-speaking community. Interested in talking about the RevisionSlider, EditConflicts, AdvancedSearch, wikidiff2 and the diff engines in general, importing files to Commons and of course about the upcoming German-speaking Technical Wishes survey :)|
|mainly interested in Wikidata; runs @WikidataFacts on Twitter|
|Wikidata, ArticlePlaceholder, Research|
|happy to talk about all things Wikidata and help you get started|
|Madhu Viswanathan||Ops Engineer on the Wikimedia Cloud Services (Labs) team, talk to me at madhuvishy on #freenode.|
|Marco T. Avila||Software Engineering, Java|
|Developer of AutoWikiBrowser. Knows C#, Python, PHP.|
|Marius Hoch (hoo)
|Markus Glaser (MediaWiki Stakeholders' Group)||MediaWiki for 3rd parties. Organizer of the track "Fantastic MediaWikis" at the Hackathon|
|Máté Szabó||Wikia profile: http://c.wikia.com/wiki/User:TK-999|
Software Engineer, Collaboration team, WMF
|Edit Review Improvements/RCFilters, MediaWiki-Vagrant, Flow, GuidedTour, gadgets, Code of Conduct|
|Maxime Lathuilière (@maxlath)||Main project: inventaire.io|
|I am a newbie in Wikimedia...
Studied Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.
I'll be joining the mentoring program.
|Michael Schönitzer||Volunteer in dewiki and working student for WMDE (communications technical Wishes). Will probably hack on Deepcat, Bots to switch dewiki to UCA and analysis of userscript usage.|
|Mikhail Popov, Wikimedia Foundation||Data Analyst in WMF's Discovery department; specializing in data visualization and R/Shiny application development (e.g. dashboards)|
Collaboration Team, Wikimedia Foundation
|MusikAnimal (Leon)||Community Tech engineer. I like all things tools, bots, gadgets and user scripts. ¡Si puedes, habla conmigo en español!|
|Neslihan||I graduated this year from CSE bachelor. I was Outreachy intern of Wikimedia for WikiRadio project for round 13. Currently I contribute to commons android application and continue to develop WikiRadio application too. Mostly I work on Android and Java but I have familiarity to some other technologies too as all CS student. I am a GNU/Linux lover and a privacy and woman rights activist.|
|Niharika Kohli. Community Tech team engineer.
Making your wildest wiki wishes come true since 2016!
|Community Tech engineer; Twitter handle: @niharikakohli29|
|Nikerabbit||translation tools, i18n
I'm staying at the i18n table in the Gurkerl room (first table in the second room upstairs).
|Design Manager, Reading|
|Odysseas (Ody) Kristalakos
CS Student, Thessaloniki
|Olga||Product Manager - Reading Web|
|Pau Giner||Designer for several Wikimedia projects, especially about Language and Collaboration.|
|Performance Performance Performance|
Open Knowledge Maps
User:Petrb, petan (IRC)
|petan on IRC, Huggle and wm-bot dev|
|Piotr Miazga||irc: raynor|
|Quiddity / Nick||Community, Software, Design, Communication, Collaboration|
|Vienna Hackathon program organizer, WMF Developer Relations team|
|Riccardo Coccioli (volans)||WMF Technical Operations, IRC: volans|
|MediaWiki as open source standard software, third party users, MediaWiki Stakeholders, BlueSpice.|
|Android designer on the Reading team.|
|Roan Kattouw (Catrope)
|Collaboration team lead|
|Sam Reed (Reedy)|
Community Tech team
|I'm a PHP developer from Fremantle, Western Australia, interested in anything wiki-related but especially Wikisource and bibliographic data. Contact me on IRC or any of my user talk pages.|
|Sandra Fauconnier m:User:Spinster||
||Yes, both as mentor and 'pupil', see profile on the left|
|Can be contacted on IRC.|
|Sergey Leschina (putnik)|
|i18n, L10n, translation|
|Sjoerd de Bruin|
|Sky xe||Organizer of DADD-INITIATIVE (www.arabicwiki.org) and interested in supporting wikidata projects and would like to know more about wikimedia projects and technical issues|
|Software Developer at Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.|
|Srishti Sethi Developer Advocate, Wikimedia Foundation||In my work at the Wikimedia Foundation, I help lead the efforts of the Technical Collaboration team to engage volunteer developers in our software projects and to grow our technical community. I'm responsible for supporting the community and developer wishlist tasks at the hackathon. If you would like to have a conversation around any of these topics, come and talk to me.|
|stefankasberger||Open Science, ContentMine, Wikidata|
|thcipriani – Deployment Tooling, CI, Release Engineering|
|German Wikipedian, working on Wikidata for Wikimedia Deutschland|
|Thomas Tanon (Tpt)
|Wikisource, Wikidata, Platypus|
|Tisza Gergő (Tgr)
WMF Reading, WM-HU
|Profile / contact options: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Tgr_(WMF)
Bio: http://stackoverflow.com/story/tiszagergo Interests: DX, authentication (AuthManager, OAuth), security, MediaWiki architecture and governance
(Engineering Manager at WMDE)
|Interested in Agile, Community Wishlist, Browsertests, Wikidata
IRC & Phabricator: Tobi_WMDE_SW
|Tobias||Interested in Wikidata, automating boring stuff, good data and easy user interfaces.|
|tonythomas||Newsletter Extension, GSoC|
WMF / Discovery Search
|I'm interested in NLP, language, search, and unsuccessful wiki queries.|
Trizek (WMF) - Community Liaison
|Vivek Maskara||I recently graduated as a Software Engineer and have joined Zeta, a relatively new business unit of Directi, as a full-time Android developer. I love writing code on all levels – as a single developer during late night hours and weekends, as a freelancer, and as a part of well-organized teams. I regularly blog on various topics that I come across during development to help beginners with it. Check out my profile on maskaravivek.com. Please feel free to contact me via email at email@example.com.|
|Volker E.||User Experience Engineer, leading User Interface Standardization efforts, less hurdles/more power to the users! Happy to help on UX, UI, front-end coding, accessibility|
|Wikifab co-founder||Wikifab co-founder|
(Software Developer at WMDE)
|Technical Wishes Project, DeepCat, RevisionSilder, Mention Notifications, Two Column Edit Conflict View
WMDE-Fisch, CFisch_WMDE on IRC
Team Practices Group
|WMF | Reading team | Designer | iOS||Designer on the Reading team for the iOS app|
|WMF Traffic Operations Engineer|
Pywikibot & Commons Android
|Pywikibot contributor & Commons App (Android) contributor. Familiar with Java, Python and Ruby.|
|Željko Filipin||Background: Freelance software engineer. International contractor at the Wikimedia Foundation.
Interests: Test automation, Selenium, continuous integration. Contact: zeljkof at #wikimedia-releng (IRC, freenode) firstname.lastname@example.org http://filipin.eu/ https://twitter.com/zeljkofilipin/
|Ziko van Dijk (WMNL)|
|Ibrahim Ikhlawi||wikidata, mediawiki, boots, contact: email@example.com|
|Avner Kantor||R programmer, a research fellow of the internet research center in Haifa nniveristy|
|Narek Avetisyan, Wikimedia Armenia||I’m a Web developer at Sparro and editor-in-chief at the Armenian website of English Premier League.|
|Isaac Hutt||Android Developer on Kiwix|
|Tom (TArrow)||Developer for WikiFactMine|
|Volker E. | UI Standardization|
|Man 77 // Manuel|
|Caroline Becker||Wikidata, Commons, Structured metadata|
|Pierre-Selim||Evaluation, Gap of Content|
|John||Wikimedia UK staff member, interested in improving the Commons Uploader|
|Magdalena Reiter||WM Austria, designer & newbie in media wiki||YES|
|André Costa (Wikimedia Sverige)
|Herzi Pinki (AT)|
|Alicia Fagerving (Wikimedia Sverige)|
|@Yarl / Paweł Marynowski||Wiki Loves Monuments international team|
|Sebastian Berlin (WMSE)|
|Data Scientist // Statistician||I specialize in Bayesian inference, data visualization, and R/Shiny applications. I also do some web design/development.|
|Wikimedia CH Simone||(contact Nemo)|
|Wikimedia CH alessandro||(contact Nemo)|
(QM at ESA)
|Quality Manager at ESA, Open S/W in general - Linux & SMW particularly|
|H3110FR7End||Interested in programming, specifically AI and Game Development|
|Michael||Interested in programming - just a beginner though|
|AleXXw / Alexander Wagner|
|commons:Commons:Locator-tool, osm-gadget-leaflet, JOSM wikipedia plugin, imgs2commons for commons:Template:Volare,|
|ORES, software localization|
|jackie||sys admin using lots of mediawikis; loves doing workshops on tech stuff; queer*feminist attitude; contacts at https://tantemalkah.at or see my user page here User:jackie_a_k||yes; both as mentor and learner; see Mentoring Program|
|Pierre - Team Wikifab|
|Dev Padawan Geisa||Dev Padawan in Ruby & Python - Rails Girls & PyLadies organizer - Interests in Games, InfoSec & Diversity - Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|T Shrinivasan||Free Software Evangelist, Blogger, Photographer, Ebooks Publisher at FreeTamilEbooks.com|
|angela||Designer, social scientist, curious and new here. Twitter: @krrrhx
(beginner: I am doing okay at keeping my own blogs/websites, but that's pretty much it. I started messing around with Python earlier this year)
|Finn Årup Nielsen|
|Allerlei :: Klaudia||media literacy & content creation with focus on free software & open ressources||yes|
Hallo Welt! GmbH / BlueSpice
MediaWiki Stakeholders' Group, BlueSpice
|Mediawiki Stakeholders' Group|
Engineering School (UAB)
|BadPractice||IT guy, reasonable paranoid, email@example.com|
|Andrew Lih / User:Fuzheado||Video, citations, Wikipedia Space|
|studying mathematics, experienced with matlab and c++, learning fortran, really curious about the hackathon||yes|
|Pablo Grass (WMDE)||yes|
|Toni Hermoso||Wikimedian. Bioinformatician. Web developer. Interested in Open Science and Open Culture|
|Adam Baso (dr0ptp4kt)|
|Abbas Salamat (Elph)|
|Laurentius||Some experience with python.||Yes|
|Cristina Cochior||researcher and designer becoming familiar with Python, some experience with Mediawikis. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (XMPP), email@example.com||Yes|
|Luca Landucci||web developer in php/mysql||Yes|
|teaching bioinformatics, experienced in c#, java
focus on android
interested in python, machine learning
|MrSteff||IT student; experienced in Java and Linux-administration; interested in semantic web and machine learning||Yes|
|Filippo Giunchedi||I work at WMF's TechOps team. Would be happy to chat and hack on swift/monitoring/etc. IRC: godog|
- Phabricator workboards:
- Wikimedia-Hackathon-2017 (you can add your own hackathon projects here)
- Wikimedia-Hackathon-2017-Organization (check out what the organizers are working on)
- Guide Hackathon 2017 (you get a printed version at the information and registration desk)
Feel free to add more!
- Notes : Mediawiki Hackathon 2017 – Vienna, Austria – Day 1 by tshrinivasan
- Notes : Mediawiki Hackathon 2017 – Day 2 by tshrinivasan
- Notes : Mediawiki Hackathon 2017 – Day 3 by Tshrinivasan
- Wikipedia-Hackertreffen in Simmering (in German). ORF
- Wikimedia-Hackathon erstmals in Wien (in German). Futurezone
- Wikimedia Hackathon 2017 (English) by Jsamwrites
- WikiMedia Hackathon 2017 by Praveen
- Wikimedia Hackathon '17 by Marios Magioladitis
- Introduction to Phabricator at Wikimedia Hackathon by Keine Kommentare
- A culture of knowledge sharing – Impressions from the Wikimedia Hackathon 2017 by Markus Glaser
- Wikimedia Commons Android App Pre-Hackathon by Addshore
- WMHACK 17 – what can possibly happen in 3 daysby Tony Thomas
- La Wikimedia Hackathon 2017 a Viena va assenyalar les pròximes innovacions en el món viquimedista (ca) - Amical Wikimedia
- DJing "the other way" by Barbara Wimmer
- Impressions from the Wikimedia Hackathon 2017 in Vienna by Gabriel Birke
- Report on Wikimedia Hackathon 2017 in Vienna by Niklas Laxström
- What we learned by making both newcomers and experienced participants feel connected and engaged at the Vienna Hackathon by Melody Kramer
- Wikimedia Hackathon Vienna 2017 and Prague pre-hackathon by Josephine Lim
- Wikimedia Pre Hackathon in Prague by Sandaru (Dinu Kumarasiri)
- Wikimedia Hackathon 2017 by Sandaru (Dinu Kumarasiri)
Feel free to add more!
- Day 1& Day 2 & Day 3 by tshrinivasan
- Photos by Toniher uploaded in Flickr - some already on Commons
- Wikimedia Hackathon Vienna 2017 on Commons
Three Steps to Prepare for the Wikimedia Hackathon
If you want to be ready for the Wikimedia Hackathon 2017, take these three steps to be prepared!
Step 1: Review Documentation
This is the main wiki-page for the event: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2017
There are 6 sub pages in total that you should review and read through all the links:
- Program: schedule of sessions and events, learn how to schedule sessions of your own. Review our mentoring program page, especially if you are a newcomer or a mentor!
- Venue & Vienna: Photos and maps of the venue, descriptions of the rooms, details about the hotel and city.
- Travel: General transportation and visa information
- Participants: an editable list of all the participants and information about each participant, different ways to volunteer at the event, our organizing team, our sponsors.
During the hackathon, we use the web-based, software development collaboration tool suite Phabricator.
This is the main work-board: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/view/2530/, where you can view possible projects, sessions, skill shares and other hackathon activities
Step 2: Connect & Setup
- Join IRC: This is the main communication channel that our developer community uses.
- Join our Telegram Group Chat: To enhance the social experience among participants, we have created a Telegram Group Chat "Wikimedia Hackathon" @wmhack t.me/wmhack, which everyone can join via bit.ly/joinwmhackchat
- Create a Phabricator account by clicking "Log In"
- If you need help with Phabricator, here are instructions how to get started: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Phabricator/Help
- Set up your laptop: Follow the instructions on https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Hackathon/Laptop_setup to get our development environment.
- If you want to learn even more about MediaWiki, check out our collection of resources for newcomers.
Step 3: Meet & Introduce
- Add yourself to the Participant List. If you are already on it, please check again and edit accordingly. Add or edit:
- your name / nickname
- your contact details (website, github, twitter, etc.) and your experience with programming and your interests for the weekend! (E.g.: I have experience with Python, and am interested in working on a project about Wikidata for the weekend).
- If you are a newcomer who would like to to join the mentoring program, write "YES" in the according column
- Introduce yourself on Telegram and IRC - just say hi!
- Ask any remaining questions on Telegram and IRC, contact other participants directly or contact the team via hackathon(at)wikimedia.at
- Subscribe to any hackathon related Phabricator tasks you might be interested or create your own task.
- List yourself under ‘Interested member(s)’ column for one of the featured tasks on the wiki or add your own idea.
Volunteer During the Hackathon
For this year’s Hackathon we will be implementing a mentoring program for newcomers to our movement. The mentoring program is a new approach that we are trying out for the first time, where we were looking for Wikimedians who will be at the hackathon exclusively as mentors. They will come up with newcomer-friendly projects and ideas and, during the whole weekend, work with groups of about two to six newcomers, to help them with the whole onboarding process, and make their way into the great Wikimedia tech community as easy and as much fun as possible. The focus is to welcome more newcomers into the community, by introducing them to the different aspects of working with MediaWiki, and help them achieve their own first steps during the hackathon weekend. Additionally, we want to create a welcoming social atmosphere, so we can further diversity and growth in our community.
Event photography means taking photos during the hackathon and uploading them to Wikimedia Commons.
All participants who didn’t agree to have their picture taken are recognizable by special orange lanyards with a “no-photo” print on them.
The regular lanyards are black.
Please put all of your hackathon images uploaded to Wikimedia Commons into the Category:Wikimedia Hackathon Vienna 2017 (or, even better, into fitting subcategories). If you have any questions regarding photography during the hackathon, please reach out to User:Tsui.
Event blogging means publishing your personal experiences and impression of the hackathon. We have a special section here, which you can use to put links to your personal blog page, or to your user subpage, or a Wikipedia Signpost article that you contributed to, or to your public social media entries (use #wmhack) etc.
If you manage to do this even during the hackathon, and not only afterwards, more people will enjoy it!
As a host, please approach other participants proactively, especially at social events and during mealtime - make sure that nobody feels left out just because he or she doesn’t know many other participants yet. Get familiar with our friendly space policy and the code of conduct for Wikimedia technical spaces as well as with the floor plan and the event management team’s faces. This will support you with helping others.
For the mid-event wiki-updates, please occasionally wander around the hackathon, ask people what they are working on and add/assist with adding the projects to the wiki. Your task is to make sure that the projects are documented. Please also remind other participants to sign up for the hackathon showcase, and to write ongoing topics on their table's sign.
Post-event Note / Outcome Checking
Post-event note / outcome checking means to help to review documentation after the event, e.g. on Phabricator. You would help to make sure everything is clear and organized, and that next steps have owners.
Emails to Attendees
Email #1: 2 weeks before
Sent: May 3 2017
Subject: Wikimedia Hackathon 2017: Program, Connect & More
Hello Wikimedia Hackathon 2017 Participants,
The Wikimedia Hackathon 2017 is less than 3 weeks away, and we look forward to welcoming you to Vienna, Austria on May 19th, 2017!
If you are receiving this email and are not planning to attend the Wikimedia Hackathon, or if the days you can or cannot attend have changed, please help us out and email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contribute to the Program Before the Hackathon
Learn more about how you can contribute in advance:
We are especially interested in supporting sessions that will help new-to-Wikimedia developers.
Volunteering During the Hackathon
Many hackathon attendees agreed during registration to volunteer in various ways, to help make the hackathon great! Thank you for this. You can review the volunteer roles here:
Connect with Other Attendees
Please take a moment to review your public participant information, and change or add to it as you like. It also might be a good opportunity to reach out and contact anyone you are interested in collaborating with in advance of the event. If you would like to contact a participant, but do not have their contact information, you can email email@example.com and we will help you out.
We take our friendly space policy and code of conduct very seriously. All participants have agreed to the Friendly Space Policy in their registrations and the Code of Conduct will be in effect at this event. If you have any questions or concerns about the policy, please let us know.
For everyone who will be paying for their rooms at the hackathon venue privately: We will get in touch with you directly in a following email, and send you information on the payment process.
The next email will have more information on scheduling, logistics, the opening and project showcase and more.
Please address all questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org and continue to follow https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2017 for changes and updates.
Thanks, we look forward to seeing you soon!
Your Hackathon Organizing Team
Email #2: 1 week before
Sent: May 12 2017
Subject: Wikimedia Hackathon 2017: Scheduling Sessions, City Tours & More
Hello Wikimedia Hackathon 2017 participants,
The Hackathon is 1 week away!
Please take a moment to read through this second informational email.
Participants are now welcome to begin scheduling sessions or trainings that they would like to organize and run at the Hackathon. Scheduling instructions and the program can be found here:
If session organizers need any extra setup help, printing or supplies for their sessions please email the organizing team as soon as possible.
Three Steps to Participate
Especially if this is your first hackathon, here are three steps you can follow before the event starts to be ready to participate and communicate when you arrive!
Register for City Tours
Five Austrian Wikimedians will guide you through the historic centre of Vienna (Thursday and Sunday afternoon) and the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna’s main cemetery (Thursday afternoon), sharing their personal perspective on the city. The number of participants is limited, please register for the city tours with your signature on the program page:
Telegram / IRC
We will be using IRC channel #wmhack and Telegram Group Chat t.me/wmhack to communicate with participants throughout the event with reminders and updates.
As usual, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to email us. On behalf of the Hackathon organizing team, we wish you all easy travels to Vienna :)
Your Hackathon Organizing Team
Email #3: 2 days before
Sent: May 17 2017
Subject: Subject: Wikimedia Hackathon 2017: Welcome to Vienna!
Hello Wikimedia Hackathon 2017 Participants,
Welcome to Vienna! We are looking forward to the start of the Hackathon! Here is some final information for you about the Hackathon.
Opening / Open Mic
The opening of the Hackathon will be tomorrow at 10:00 at JUFA. There will be an opportunity during the opening for participants to make announcements about sessions, projects or help needed to other participants. So come prepared!
In the afternoon on the last day of the Hackathon we will be holding a showcase which will include short 1-2 minute long presentations on many of the projects that were completed at the Hackathon. Make sure to keep the showcase in mind as you are working and be prepared to demo or explain your group’s work. Showcase signups will be sent out to all participants on Saturday.
Transportation and Weather Tips
You can buy single tickets and other (72 h, weekly) passes at the ticket machines or online. If you plan to stay at the venue most of the weekend, single tickets will probably be the best deal. Wiener Linien also has an online app for Android and Apple. The app “Wiener Linien” is for buying tickets. For route information for public transport, use the app “qando”. You won’t find information on public transport in Vienna featured on Google Maps, even though there is plenty. In case you arrive at the Vienna airport, please note that the City Airport Train (CAT) is only 10 minutes faster and much more expensive (12,00€ one way). We recommend to take the S7 S-train line instead. Cost of a one way ticket to the venue is 3,90€.
There is a chance of rain on Sunday morning so please come prepared!
Vienna Calling - Get into the Groove!
Need a soundtrack for your trip to Vienna? Here are some recommendations :-)
Falco: “Vienna Calling” Leonhard Cohen "Take this Waltz"
Billy Joel: “Vienna”
Erwin&Edwin feat. Alix “Wien”
Social and Side Events
Hackathon participants are welcome to continue hacking into the nights, however if you would like a break and want to socialize with other participants we have a series of social events to keep you entertained in the evenings.
In case of a TRUE emergency, please call the Hackathon emergency number: +43 699 141 28615 During the evenings and nights this number should not be used for general inquiries.
Again, please review the Friendly Space Policy in advance of the event.
See you very soon!Hackathon organizing team
Wikimedia Österreich staff
Wikimedia Österreich staff
Wikimedia Österreich staff
Wikimedia Deutschland staff
Contact: hackathonwikimedia.atThis e-mail address can be used for all inquiries or questions regarding the event.