Hackathons

A word on Facebook’s Open Academy Hackathon

Students working hard on Open Source projects at the Facebook headquarters during the Open Academy hackaton event. More than 250 students, faculty and mentors met on February 6—9 for the launch event of the Facebook Open Academy program, allowing students from 25 participating universities worldwide to gain academic credit for…

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Wikimedia Israel Winter Hackathon 2013

Wikimedia Israel Winter Hackathon TLV – 2013 Over sixty volunteer programmers gathered in “Campus Tel Aviv” on December 26 to learn the software behind Wikipedia, fixing its bugs and making nifty tools with it. This was the second event of its kind organized by the Wikimedia Israel chapter, following the…

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Volunteers and staffers teach, learn, create at Amsterdam hackathon

149 participants from 31 countries came to Amsterdam in late May to teach each other and improve Wikimedia technology. Technologists taught and attended sessions on how to write and run a bot, use the new Lua templating language, how to move from Toolserver to the new Wikimedia Labs, design, Wikidata,…

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Language Engineering Development Updates and Events

In the recently concluded development sprint, the Wikimedia Language Engineering team fixed critical bugs for the Universal Language Selector, participated in several events around the world and also announced the release of the latest version of the MediaWiki Language Extension Bundle. MediaWiki Language Extension Bundle and Updates to ULS As…

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First Wikimedia hackathon in Tel Aviv, Israel

On Thursday, 23 May, just one day before the big Wikimedia hackathon in Amsterdam, Wikimedia Israel held its first hackathon in Tel-Aviv. Israel has a thriving software industry, as well as a healthy Wikipedia editing community. Despite this, there are relatively few software developers in Israel who work on Wikimedia-related…

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Join the Wikimedia hackathon in Amsterdam on May 24–26, 2013

Wikimedia Nederland is going to be host to Wikimedia Hackathon Amsterdam, the international Wikimedia developers conference, on May 24–26, 2013. The Netherlands Chapter invites MediaWiki developers, coders, hackers and other technically-inclined Wikimedians to spend a week-end in Amsterdam.* The event is open to everyone who is involved in areas such…

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