For completeness, a copy of the message I just sent to the Wikimedia developers' email list, https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikitech-l .
-------- Original Message -------- Subject: Quick Mumbai hackathon followup Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 22:28:41 -0500 From: Sumana Harihareswara <suma...@wikimedia.org> Organization: Wikimedia Foundation To: Wikimedia developers <wikitec...@lists.wikimedia.org> Earlier this month, Wikimedia staff and volunteers got together in Mumbai, India to work on mobile, offline, and internationalisation/localisation. https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/India_Hackathon_2011 Photos are up: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Victorgrigas#Hackathon_Mumbai_2011 Some notes on our outcomes, which included many new localisations for Kiwix and new input methods for MediaWiki, readying Narayam for Wikimedia Incubator, a prototype onscreen keyboard built in Narayam, Wikimedia Mobile ready for translation, new UI prototypes for language selection, and more: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/India_Hackathon_2011/Schedule_notes#Day_1_outcomes And I haven't even touched on mobile! An update specifically on mobile progress at the hackathon: http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/mobile-l/2011-November/005200.html -- Summary from Phil Chang: > In summary, over one weekend more than 50 volunteers from many parts of > India added their hard work and insights to the technical foundation of > Wikipedia. In the mobile area alone, volunteers contributed to 17 features, > as listed here (features that were worked on are marked with an "H"): > > http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mobile_Projects/features#India_Hackathon > > We also got support and input from most of the major mobile operators in > India about how to make our user experience better. Free access to > Wikipedia is moving forward on a number of fronts, as we identified several > forms of collaboration, not just in the form of Wikipedia Zero. For > example, there seems to be widespread interest in using an RSS feed of the > Article of the Day, and the top 5 languages in India are important. I'm asking Emmanuel to send an offline-related summary to https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/offline-l . And I'm predicting the localization folks will have a summary in their next showcase; watch https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-i18n . This was the largest Wikimedia tech outreach event I've been a part of, with 80 or so new folks learning and becoming contributors. Thanks to the Wikimedia staffers who came, for -- as Alolita put it -- "leading project teams to do some nice development, UI design, testing and accomplishing a lot in a short blip of time." Thanks to the local community and chapter for putting on Wiki Conference India, which happened at the same time: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiConference_India_2011 Sorry to be brief; more details are at the links provided. I know that the i18n team also led a translation sprint and an intro to MediaWiki hacking in Pune after the Mumbai hackathon, but I'll leave it to them in case they want to report about that. -- Sumana Harihareswara Volunteer Development Coordinator Wikimedia Foundation _______________________________________________ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l