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 as tools, gadgets, bots, bugs, extensions or templates — regardless of how long they have been active.
Proposals for workshops, presentations and sessions are currently being gathered on the event page.
Focal points will be, among others:
- VisualEditor and Parsoid
- RENDER and Cosyne
- GLAM and Wiki Loves Monuments
- Outreach and Promotion
- Migration from Toolserver to Labs/Tool Labs
- Cooperation between skilled developers and the project communities
With more than 40 staff members of the Wikimedia Foundation taking part, as well Wikimedia Deutschland staff involved in Wikidata, RENDER and the Toolserver, the Amsterdam Hackathon will provide a great opportunity for exchange and cooperation among organisations and communities.
If you are interested in the Toolserver, or its future alternative Tool Labs, you will get the chance in Amsterdam to meet the entire team that is currently involved in the development of Tool Labs and the imminent migration.
This team will offer a Tool Labs introduction workshop and will be ‘approachable’ in the Hacking area. If you want to try out Tool Labs in Amsterdam, it’ll help if you set up an account beforehand.
Registration for the Amsterdam Hackathon is open until April 20; participation is free. As in previous years, there is a scholarship programme for participants who need support to cover the costs of travel and stay. This scholarship programme is supported by the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia Deutschland.
* In previous years the Hackathon was hosted by Wikimedia Deutschland. Wikimedia Nederland is thrilled to be able to host the event this year and is cooperating with Wikimedia Deutschland in the preparations.