Hello everyone!

We wanted to share some good news with you: Our international team around the Wikimedia Hackathon mentoring program won the first Austrian Open Source Award in the category "Diversity" [1].

The Austrian Open Source Award was established this year in order to raise awareness and visibility for our local Open Source Communities and their projects. The jury consisted of representatives from across the various Open Communities in Austria (Open Knowledge, Linux, and Drupal among others) and honoured outstanding projects in the categories Open Data, Open Software, Open Hardware, and Diversity.

The Jury particularly mentioned our comprehensive documentation under a free license which enables other event organizers to apply our ideas and concepts and to build on them [2] [3]. We are very happy about this positive signal for inclusive events, which make it easier for all newcomers to join our great communities and we hope it encourages even more people to also make our other Wikimedia events more and more newcomer friendly. A special thanks goes to our awesome mentors who were the heart and soul of the mentoring program and the Hackathon!

For more information about what we learned around the mentoring program you can also check out our post from the Wikimedia Blog [4].

[1]: https://www.openminds.at/
[4]: https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/05/31/vienna-hackathon-learnings/
Claudia Garád
Executive Director

*Wikimedia Österreich*
Stolzenthalergasse /1
1070 Wien

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