Hi all,

The Wikimedia Hackathon
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2022> is coming up in
two weeks, on May 20-22. The Hackathon is an event by and for technical
contributors from around the world. It’s a space to work together on
technical projects, learn new skills, and meet others in the technical
community. Newcomers are welcome

A few updates:

The main event will happen in an online game-style space
supported by local meetups
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2022/Meetups> organized
by community members around the world. Instructions on how to enter the
online space will be published shortly before the start of the hackathon.
If you would like to attend a meetup, please visit the local meetups
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2022/Meetups> page to
learn if there is one nearby and how to join.

If you already know what you are going to be working on or need help on a
project, please add your project to the hackathon Phabricator board
<https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/view/5802/>. If you have tasks
that are good for newcomers and are up to helping others, please also tag
them with #good first tasks

If you have an idea for a session or social activity, you can pick an open
slot in the category which fits your topic and add the session directly to
the schedule
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2022/Schedule>. All
topics are welcome, as long as they are connected to the technical
environment of the Wikimedia projects! We are particularly interested in
sessions that are useful for newcomers.

If you are new to the technical community or this is your first Wikimedia
Hackathon, please check out the list of tips for newcomers

If you have any questions, feel free to ask on the talk page
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_Hackathon_2022>. If you want
to brainstorm ideas or find a co-speaker for your session, the hackathon
social channels
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2022/Discussions> are a
good place to find others. You can also add your name to the participants
list <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2022/Participants>
and find out what others are interested in.

Many thanks to the folks who already expressed interest in helping with
facilitation or newcomer support! We plan to publish the shift plan early
next week. Those up for helping are welcome to pick an open slot once it’s

We are looking forward to meeting you all soon!

Melinda, for the hackathon committee

Melinda Seckington
Developer Advocacy Manager
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
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