Wikimedia Hackathon 2020

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9–11 May, 2020 | Tirana, Albania

The Wikimedia Hackathon is a major event that brings together developers from all around the world to improve the technological infrastructure of Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects, particularly the MediaWiki platform on which they are based, and other Wikimedia code development.

The Hackathon will take place in Tirana, Albania from May 9th-11th, 2020. This is your opportunity to meet the Wikimedia tech community, learn about the technologies and projects that power Wikipedia and thousands of other MediaWiki based websites, and propose or join a demo-able project to hack on during the event.

Developers new to Wikimedia and tech-curious editors are also welcome!

Just bring your laptop, ideas, and energy to contribute – we promise a great event, cool atmosphere, and an inspiring venue!

Friendly Space Policy and Code of Conduct[edit]

All participants in the Hackathon are expected to respect and abide by the Wikimedia Friendly Space Policy and the Code of Conduct for technical spaces. Individuals not cooperating with these policies may be asked to leave the event.

Hackathon Focus Areas[edit]

Wikimedia Hackathon 2020 will be concentrated around two main focus areas. Although, participants who plan to work on or learn about any project that they like related to any area of Wikimedia Technology are welcomed to join.

We Identified the focus areas of the event based on the needs of the local community. The focus areas of the events will be concentrated on GLAM and on Onboarding regional developers.

  1. GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) is one of the main focus for the local Wikimedia efforts and therefore it is important to create a better infrastructure (both digital and human) to support their initiatives and learn new skills. Any project related to furthering open technologies related to GLAM is welcome. If you have plans or ideas and are interested in collaboration, please contact us in advance of the event.
  2. We are expecting participants from the region who will be quite new in contributing in Wikimedia and open technical issues and we aim to grow our local community more in this areas. The hackathon seems a great place to do so. We will run a new (for Wikimedia hackathons) type onboarding program following lessons learned from WikiTechStorm and Wikimedia Netherlands. New contributors will have their choice of trainings, informational sessions, projects to join and easy tasks. More details coming soon!

Information for newcomers[edit]

Information for newcomers![edit]

What is a hackathon?
Wikimedia hackathons are generally collaborative computer programming events which specifically focus on technologies and projects powering Wikipedia and thousands of MediaWiki installations. Wikimedia hackathons are essentially large development community meetups that attract many developers and designers who care deeply about the issues and technology impacting MediaWiki and the Wikimedia projects. You will get a chance to work together with other developers, designers and Wikimedians, in a productive, fun, and supportive environment.

Learn more[edit]

Organizing team[edit]

Wikimedia Hackathon 2020 organizing team: Rachel Farrand, Angjelina Dervishaj , Erald Guri, Marcela Korreshi, Mariana Balla , Nafie Shehu , Redon Skikuli , Sidorela Uku , Silva Arapi .

This email address can be used for all inquiries or questions regarding the event.

previous edition: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019