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India Hackathon 2011

At the same time as the #WCI11 or the Wikiconference India, there will be a genuine MediaWiki hackathon. The focus of this event will be to crush the technical obstacles that prevent Wikipedia and its sister projects to thrive in India.

This hackathon will be the first held in Asia. Many seasoned developers will be coming to Mumbai to learn first hand what can be done and see what can be done there and then.

To make it a success, there is a Wiki page with our current ideas for the hackathon. The premisses will have rooms for break-out sessions, there will be plenty space, power, internet connectivity, coffee, tea and munchies.

Most important will be that we will be there to learn from you and to show you what we are working on. The Localisation team will be there, the off-line people will be there and the mobile team will be there. We need to meet the many people working on Open Source in India because we want to make sure that whatever we will do fits in with what is already there.

We hope to see you in Mumbai.

Thanks,

Gerard Meijssen
Internationalization / Localization outreach consultant

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