The Universal Code of Conduct, Code of Conduct for Wikimedia's Technical Spaces and Friendly Space Policy will be in effect throughout the event, on all platforms, discussion channels, and at satellite events.
Masks and COVID-19 self-tests will be available onsite, but their use will not be mandatory.
喺雅典現場參加維基媒體 Hackathon 要事先報名， There are multiple reasons why we want to try something new, based on lessons learned from previous Wikimedia Hackathons and other tech events and workshops:
- Hosting an event that allows already active and regular technical contributors to connect, work with each other, learn new things and have very specific technical discussions, while also onboarding people new to Wikimedia and/or development to get started has been quite a big stretch.
- Wikimedia’s technical ecosystem spans many different technical areas and has endless options to contribute and to learn. We need a space where our existing technical community across skills, interests and expertise can come together to connect, hack, and learn from each other.
- Workshops and smaller events designed around specific skills and technical areas seem to be a better way to help people get started. For example, regular local tech meetups, initiatives like Small Wiki Toolkits, newcomer focused tech sessions at Wikimania, local or regional conferences with a tech track, or a local hackathon for newcomers with focus on a specific field.
- The international Wikimedia Hackathon isn’t best suited to onboard and build up new local technical communities - it’s a venue to bring people from all over the world together, who might act as bridges to their local communities.
Other events in the Wikimedia Movement are targeted at newcomers: people who are new to Wikimedia and/or development are welcome to attend Wikimania 2023, where technical sessions will take place, or other newcomers-friendly events. (Please add more to the list).
Practically, we are welcoming all participants up to the maximum capacity of the venue, and for the scholarship selection process, we require applicants to demonstrate that they have been active on technical projects for at least one year. The program will include a project matching session during the opening, and introductions to various tools and projects, but we will not run a mentoring program for newcomers. Participants are expected to be able to propose or join projects and to start hacking autonomously.